The Northampton NORCO Legion baseball team defeated Palmer township and Easton to start off the 2017 season in dominate fashion, winning 8-4 against Palmer and 12-0 against Easton.
But on Friday June 2, the team was given their first loss in a 5-1 contest against Hellertown at Mike Lisetski Field.
Northampton’s season came to an end on May 18, as the Konkrete Kids lost to the Whitehall 3-1 in the quarterfinals of the District 11 3A playoffs.
“It’s a shame we allowed the first game to go to four sets (against Wyoming Valley West),” said Northampton head coach David Faust. “We fought hard, it was a hot one in here and you could tell that our legs got weary. Whitehall is a tough opponent, they keep coming and it is hard to stop their momentum. I wish we had fresher legs but I’m very proud of what we’ve accomplished this year.”
The seventh-seeded Northampton volleyball team defeated Wyoming Valley West 3-1 inside Whitehall High School on Thursday, May 18, to advance to the quarterfinals of the District 11 playoffs.
Coming into the match Northampton held a record of 9-7 on the year after having only three victories the year prior.
“We knew Wyoming Valley West, they have a couple of key hitters and we knew what to do to keep the ball away from them,” said Northampton head coach David Faust. “We’ve come a long way. We were hoping to finish this game 3-0 but Wyoming played well and earned a set.”
The Northampton High School boys volleyball team hosted their first ever Volley for Valor night before facing off against rival Emmaus on Wednesday, May 3.
The Bob Nemeth Court inside Pete Schneider gym held a packed house to honor veterans of the past, present, and future.
The Northampton boys volleyball team defeated Pocono Mountain East on Wednesday, April 26, at home inside the Pete Schneider gymnasium.
The Konkrete Kids won the match 3-0 en route to their seventh win of the season, but it wasn’t an easy task.
“Some of our main guys were out in this one so we had members of our team really step up,” said head coach David Faust. “For a first-year team they were not bad by any stretch of the imagination. So coming in here, we couldn’t slack off. Our guys communicated well and it would have been easy to let our guard down but they didn’t.”
On April 4, Liberty defeated the Northampton boys volleyball team 3-1 inside Liberty High, leaving the Kids with a 2-2 record on the year.
The ’Canes won the first set by a score of 25-12 as NHS fell to an early 7-3 deficit. The Kids couldn’t muster the strength to get back into the fight during the first set, but it served as a wake up call.
The Northampton boys basketball team suffered its third loss of the season on Tuesday night inside Pete Schneider gymnasium.
It was a close fought battle that saw Northampton lead the game in the first half, but Central Catholic put together a valiant effort in the second half to win 49-43.
Northampton came out swinging in the first period outscoring Central Catholic 10-5, but an 8-0 run by the Vikes to start off the second period put them right back into the thick of it. Northampton stayed strong, though, outscoring Central 21-14 at halftime.
Northampton opened up against East Stroudsburg North on Tuesday night inside the halls of Northampton High School.
The Konkrete Kids were in a dog fight for most of the evening but lost all momentum in the fourth period, losing to the Timberwolves 71-44.
Morgan Hefflefinger scored Northampton’s first points of the season on a break away layup to start the game, but ES North would end up securing a 10-8 lead at the end of the first period.
On a chilly Thanksgiving morning the Northampton Konkrete Kids rolled into Catasauqua’s Alumni Field with hunger in their bellies, and rolled out with a victory as the K-Kids won 42-25.
Northampton jumped out to a 21-0, halftime lead and never looked back in the 94th meeting between the two cross town rivals.
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, Northampton’s field hockey season-long journey came to an end in the District 11 Class 3A quarterfinals.
With a record of 13-6-1, Northampton fell to Whitehall 4-2 in a hard fought game at Lou Wolf Field inside Al Erdosy Stadium in Northampton.
“All the girls deserve credit for this year,” said head coach Carrie Saul. “We ended the game with all of the seniors on the field. Eleven seniors, eleven positions, so I thought that was a nice way for them to end their high school careers.”