Northampton Press

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Swimmers ready to get season started

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

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.

NHS girls get swimming victory over Central Catholic

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

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.

NHS swimmers celebrate success despite loss

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

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.