Northampton Press

Friday, July 20, 2018

Swimmers end year

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

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.

Girls fall to Freedom

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

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.

Girls hoops defeat Whitehall, Liberty

Thursday, February 1, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

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.

Girls top Allen after recent loses

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton varsity girls basketball team bested William Allen High School on Monday night with a 63-47 win.

Northampton dominated the scoring through the first half of play with a quick 19 points in the first quarter and a lead of 36-18 by the half.

Head Coach Jeff Jacksits’ team had been looking forward to taking the court against Allen since Jan. 5 when inclement weather forced the game to be postponed.

Kids beat Pocono East in swimming

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton varsity swim team claimed a victory on Tuesday night with a double win over Pocono Mountain East by scores of 98-72 for the boys team and 98-68 for the girls.

This away meet comes on the heels of a tough loss to Nazareth last week and in the midst of a tough back half of the season for the Northampton swimmers.

Despite some tough competition on the horizon and the challenges of winter weather playing havoc with practice schedules, the teams continue to keep a positive outlook and focus on getting better.

Swimmers beat Zephyrs

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton boys and girls varsity swim teams claimed a double victory on Thursday night over rival Whitehall High School with a 99-81 victory for the girls and a 90-83 victory for the boys.

With this win, Northampton gained two points in the Cement Belt challenge and added to the team’s winning record so far this season. The Cement Belt Challenge is a yearlong contest between the neighboring communities of Northampton and Whitehall. The challenge which spans multiple high school sports and awards one point for each win in any contest where the two teams face each other.