Northampton Press

Sunday, October 20, 2019

K-Kids recover from an early Allen TD

Friday, October 18, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

Northampton’s 55-13 win over Allen under the lights at Al Erdosy stadium on Friday moved the K-Kids to within one game of claiming the EPC North Division title. It would be the first league title for Northampton football since winning the Mountain Valley Conference in 1997.

Allen threatened to ruin the celebratory Homecoming atmosphere by returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown. However by the time the first quarter was over, Northampton held a 34-7 lead and the rout was on....

Harrier girls 4th, boys 7th

Friday, October 18, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton girls cross country team finished fourth out of 14 teams at the EPC Championships on Tuesday afternoon at DeSales University, while the boys team finished seventh out of 18 teams.

Georgia Wiswesser (3rd - 19:45) and Amber Poniktera (9th - 20:09) both medaled on the day, which earned them first team, all-EPC honors.

“They have both ran incredibly well all season long and their accomplishments are well deserved,” said head coach Dan Benner.

The Kids had six...

Boys soccer qualifies for districts

Friday, October 18, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

With a district playoff berth hanging in the balance, the Northampton boys soccer team traveled to Southern Lehigh last Thursday afternoon for the final game of the regular season.

After a season in which they were 3-6 about midway through their schedule, the Kids reeled off five consecutive victories, handing Emmaus their first loss of the season, and defeating an explosive Whitehall team during that stretch.

Still, their future was uncertain after two losses and a tie in...

Tennis, golf seasons officially end for Kids

Friday, October 18, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton tennis duo of Liz Hozza and Rose Sharga looked great early on before seeing their run in the District 11 Doubles Tournament come to an end on Tuesday afternoon.

Hozza was no stranger to deep runs in tournaments this year as she made it to the quarterfinals in the singles tournament before falling.

Hozza again made it to the quarters, this time with Sharga as the number-five seed, before meeting Parkland’s Jess Tseo and Erin Joo who were seeded fourth in the...

Easton knocks out NHS field hockey

Friday, October 18, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton field hockey team was knocked out of the EPC tournament by a familiar nemesis.

Easton beat the Konkrete Kids 3-0 on Saturday to advance to the EPC semifinal. The Rovers have eliminated Northampton from the conference playoffs in the quarterfinals the last three times the Kids have qualified for the league tournament.

Easton had won the regular season matchup 3-1 on Sept. 21.

Northampton had a few scoring chances early in the game as it earned three...

Hornets edge girls soccer team 1-0

Friday, October 18, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton girls soccer team traveled to Emmaus on Saturday for their EPC quarterfinal game and came away battered, bruised, and on the wrong end of a 1-0 score.

The Hornets had won both regular season contests between the teams, the first by a 3-2 score and the second 3-1.

The Kids almost drew first blood 4 minutes into the game when an Isabella Nota shot beat the Emmaus keeper and rang off the left post.

After that scare, the Hornets ratcheted up their physical...

Valley’s young guns starting to stand out

Friday, October 18, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In their season opener, the Phantoms had a bunch of near-misses when it came to shots. The team’s chemistry looked a little off as a number of new faces, many of them young, inexperienced pro players, tried to fit together into a cohesive unit.

They quickly put the opening 3-0 shutout to Providence aside and came out firing against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The result was a 4-1 win, which they followed up with an overtime loss to another rival, the Hershey Bears.

“I don’t think we...

Pete’s Top-10: Pates keep status quo on top

Friday, October 18, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Week seven didn’t bring many surprises to the table, outside of Easton continuing to crumble with the real part of their schedule in tow.

Freedom stays on top after a record passing night by quarterback Jared Jenkins, as the top three teams seem to be cemented now until the end of the regular season, barring upsets.

Central Catholic preps for the postseason, while Northwestern looks to continue its quest for the Colonial League crown.

With Week 9 on the horizon, here are...

Outdoors: Small game

Friday, October 18, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The second part of the small game season gets underway this Saturday (Oct. 19) when squirrel, rabbit and grouse become legal game.

Of the trio, squirrels are the most plentiful and their sweet meat makes for excellent table fare be it in a stew, creamed or as a primary meat with mashed or sweet potatoes and a green vegetable or two.

As for rabbits, there are more of them in the city of Allentown and suburbs, than there are in area farmland fields and woodlots. And the reason...

Volleyball falls to Emmaus

Friday, October 18, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

With their first-ever EPC tournament berth on the line, the Northampton girls volleyball team went to Nazareth last Thursday and swept the Blue Eagles 25-20, 25-21 and 25-23.

The Kids still needed some help to qualify in the form of a Pleasant Valley win over Stroudsburg. The Bears took care of the Mountaineers in three sets.

The first playoff game in program history took place Tuesday at Emmaus. The Green Hornets came in as the #1 seed, led by EPC MVP and future Penn Stater,...