The Northampton girls softball team is enjoying a strong season so far with an overall and league records of 5-3.
The team victories include a three-inning shutout against Allen on Thursday, April 12, and wins over Pleasant Valley and Whitehall to round out play for the week.
In Thursday’s no hitter against Allen, Northampton’s Hannah Boggs and Elizabeth Moore tallied up three RBIs each with teammates Madison Fraley and Heather Alich close behind with two RBIs each. The game was called in accordance with the 15-run, mercy rule in the middle of the third inning.
Temperatures are well below normal, winter winds are still blowing and sizable spring snowfalls continue to plague the Northampton High School spring sports schedules.
But the Northampton boys tennis team has not let an extended visit from Ol’ Man Winter slow them down.
The boys team is enjoying a 6-1 record to start the 2018 season with early victories over Pocono Mountain East, Easton, and Dieruff, among others.
The Northampton girls varsity softball team started the 2018 season on high note with two decisive wins, two very close losses and a new coach who returns to Northampton with some impressive stats of her own.
The Northampton girls began the season at home on Wednesday, March 28, with a decisive win over East Stroudsburg North. The final score was Northampton 17-2.
Northampton’s Emily Marokovits got the win, pitching a strong game with two strikeouts and three walks allowed. The game was called at the end of the fourth inning due to the 15-run mercy rule.
Northampton freshman Sarah Hosking completed her first varsity swim season this past weekend with a tremendous performance at districts.
Sarah, a veteran swimmer in the Northampton pool but a new face on varsity, broke two individual school records, one school relay record and claimed three medals.
The Northampton swim team ended its season with several personal bests as well as three individual medals and a relay medal at the District 11 championships. The two-day event was slated to be held Friday, March 2-3, at Parkland, but severe weather forced a delay in the start and a change of venue; moving to Emmaus March 3-4.
Despite a crazy start, and an overly crowded Emmaus Natatorium, Northampton came to the championship event unphased by the changes and ready to compete.
A tough loss ended the Northampton girls varsity basketball team’s season on Feb. 22, as the Kids were outscored in overtime by Freedom High School in the District 11 Quarterfinals at Catasauqua, 64-48.
The seventh seed in the District 11 Class 6A tournament, Northampton grabbed an early lead against number-two seed Freedom with a score of 11-6 at the end of the first quarter. From that point on, however, the game became a matter to trading places.
The Northampton varsity girls and boys swimming and diving teams ended their 2017-2018 season with an away meet at Easton High School on Thursday, Feb. 15.
Though the meet ended in a loss for both the girls and boys, overall the season was a success with a winning league record and sights now set on district championships.
The Northampton varsity swim team honored senior swimmers and their parents during the team’s last home meet on Friday evening.
Northampton celebrated its senior class not only with flowers and memories of their years and accomplishments, but with a double win over Pocono Mountain West.
The Northampton girls varsity basketball team scored another win as they rolled past Pocono Mountain East on Monday, Feb. 5, in a home game that ended in 18-point win for Northampton. This win is another compliment to a strong season for the girls as they are currently sitting first in the Skyline Division with a divisional record of 7-2.
Northampton scored one more point in the Cement Belt Challenge last Tuesday night, Jan. 23, as the girls varsity basketball team defeated Whitehall by a score of 47-35.
In the second match up this season for the two neighboring rivals, Northampton came out strong and dominated the court in the first half.
Northampton outshot and outscored Whitehall by 20 points by the half, which was a very different tone than the close, back-and-forth contest of their previous matchup.