The Northampton boys and girls varsity swim team kicked off their 2016—2017 season with a win against Dieruff High School for both the boys and girls teams on Tuesday, Dec. 13.
The Northampton girls won by a sizable margin, 73-21 while the Northampton boys bested Dieruff 59.5 to 34.5.
On Tuesday, Dec. 13, the Northampton varsity boys and girls swim team kicked off their 2016-2017 season with a new coach, a new roster of swimmers and a new outlook for a great season.
Following the retirement of veteran coach Gwen Whilden, Northampton’s former assistant coach for the past four years has taken the reigns the leader of Northampton’s varsity swim squad. Coach Cullen Mentzell, who also teaches mathematics at Northampton Senior High School, plans to leverage his experience both as an athlete and a coach to help the team get off to a great start.
Northampton's varsity swim team hosted Easton High School on Thursday, Feb. 12, and while Rovers came away from the meet with a win, the Kids enjoyed several strong individual swims and took the opportunity to show the strength of their relay teams.
The Northampton varsity swim team hosted Central Catholic High School on Thursday, Jan. 29, for a meet that would become a close battle for the girls swim team.
After a meet filled with close finishes, personal best times and races won by fractions of a second, the Northampton girls would emerge with a 91-83 victory over Central. The boys team would fall to Central 109-59.
The Northampton varsity swim team traveled to Freedom High School on Thursday, Jan. 22, for a meet that yielded several strong Northampton swims and individual event victories but in the end, both the Northampton boys and girls squads would fall to Freedom by scores of 107-62 and 117-61 respectively.
Among the highlights for Northampton was senior Kaden Chambers who took first place in both the 200 yard individual medley (2:07.75) and the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.60. Chambers is one of four Kids who have qualified for the District 11 championship swim meet.
The Northampton varsity swim team traveled to the northern end of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference on Thursday, Jan. 8, for s matchup that would leave the Northampton girls victorious by a wide margin as they defeated Pocono Mountain West by a score of 113-47.
Leading the list of wins for the girls were Annalise Christy, Brynn Delvecchio, and Rachel Pursell.
The Northampton swim team jumped into their 2014-2015 season with their home season opener on Tuesday, Dec. 16, when they hosted Saucon Valley. Overall the boys and girls teams both scored a win with the boys winning 85-81 and the girls squad won 104-66.
The Northampton varsity hockey team hit the big ice on Wednesday, Nov. 26, as they faced off against Freedom at the new PPL Arena in Allentown.
Skating on the Lehigh Valley Phantom's home ice, the crowd of hometown fans seemed just as thrilled as the players for this exciting change of venue.