Northampton Press

Monday, June 26, 2017

Kids see volleyball season end after loss to Zephs

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Sports

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.”

NHS tops Wyoming Valley West

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Sports

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.”

Volleyball takes down PM East, Allen

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Sports

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.”

Kids fall to Central Cath.

Friday, December 23, 2016 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Sports

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.

Boys fall to Eastburg North

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Sports

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.

Field hockey falls to WHS

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Sports

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.”