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.
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.
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.
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.
The Northampton girls basketball team claimed a close victory over Pocono Mountain West High School in an away game on Thursday night, Jan. 11.
Northampton started the game strong, doubling Pocono West’s baskets in the first quarter. By the half, Northampton had claimed a 26-14 lead and saw more of the same in the third.
Pocono West eventually found its shot in the fourth, scoring almost half of their 43 total points in the last quarter, but it was too little, too late in the end and Northampton would claim its 10th overall victory of the season by a score of 49-43.
The Northampton girls varsity basketball team took the court against Whitehall on Tuesday night, Jan. 9, and came away with a close, 52-47 win.
The win at home is Northampton’s eighth overall victory, adding to its record this season of 8-2 overall and 5-1 in the EPC.
Northampton came out strong on Tuesday night, after several missed practices due to weather and a recent loss to Parkland last Wednesday night, but the team was ready to battle and by the end of the first quarter Northampton had accumulated a small, but confident 18-12 lead.
The Northampton girls basketball team has been shooting to win this season. At almost the halfway part of the year, the girls are sitting with a 7-1 overall record, and a 4-0 EPC mark in a season that has been highlighted with triumphant battle stories.