Northampton Press

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Volleyball to take part in Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Sports

On average, 22 veterans take their own life on a daily basis.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is prevalent in our veterans and soldiers’ lives. Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor Program in Quakertown is doing something to help our Veterans improve their quality of life, while honoring many soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The Northampton boys volleyball team has partnered with Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor to raise awareness of the struggles some veterans face...

Kids wrap-up Spring sports season in full gear

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Northampton’s boys’ volleyball team went 2-1 last week with victories over Liberty and Pocono Mountain West. The K-Kids dropped a five-set thriller to Parkland, 30-32, 25-15, 25-18, 21-25, 15-11. The volleyball team will travel to Bethlehem Catholic on Thursday, April 12 then host Dieruff on Tuesday, April 17.

The boys’ lacrosse team picked up its first victory of the season over Bethlehem Catholic on Tuesday, April 10. Juniors Matthew Urban and Garret Transue each had two goals in...

Volleyball drops a close game to Parkland

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

When most Lehigh Valley boys’ volleyball teams face Parkland, their expectations tend to change.

They hope to compete. Maybe they can steal a set or two.

When Northampton welcomed the Trojans to Schneider Gymnasium on Tuesday, April 10, the K-Kids made it clear that they were there to win.

And they almost did.

Parkland defeated Northampton in a five-set thriller: 30-32, 25-15, 25-18, 21-25, 15-11. The loss dropped the K-Kids to 4-3 on the season and snapped their...

Tennis schedule slow, but Kids start fast

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

Temperatures are well below normal, winter winds are still blowing and sizable spring snowfalls continue to plague the Northampton High School spring sports schedules.

But the Northampton boys tennis team has not let an extended visit from Ol’ Man Winter slow them down.

The boys team is enjoying a 6-1 record to start the 2018 season with early victories over Pocono Mountain East, Easton, and Dieruff, among others.

The recent winter weather has forced the rescheduling...

Phantoms set for a playoff run

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With their playoff spot and home ice advantage secured throughout the Atlantic Division, the Phantoms are going to have a couple extra players on hand for the final two games of the regular season this weekend. With junior leagues done, teams are bringing some of their young draft picks into the AHL for an abbreviated audition and the Phantoms will have two of those young players on their roster.

Forwards Pascal Laberge and Isaac Ratcliffe have joined the team from their respective...

Girls softball team starts off season 2-2

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton girls varsity softball team started the 2018 season on high note with two decisive wins, two very close losses and a new coach who returns to Northampton with some impressive stats of her own.

The Northampton girls began the season at home on Wednesday, March 28, with a decisive win over East Stroudsburg North. The final score was Northampton 17-2.

Northampton’s Emily Marokovits got the win, pitching a strong game with two strikeouts and three walks allowed. The...


Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The Pennsylvania Game Commission has released the final tally for the 2017 bear harvest, showing it was the ninth-best-of-all-time bear take. And this, despite having one of the worst opening days due to rain and in some areas sleet and fog which drove hunters out of the woods and into their vehicles.

According to the PGC, hunters took 3,438 bears in the 2017 seasons. Within that, 493 were in the archery season and 1,083 during the extended season. All setting records for those...

K-Kids baseball looks to find momentum

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

When they dropped a pair of consecutive games to Emmaus and Allentown Central Catholic, Northampton’s baseball team suddenly had its momentum stopped.

However, the Kids rebounded with an impressive 10-0 win over Dieruff Monday, but they couldn’t stay on track as they dropped a 6-3 decision to Parkland Tuesday.

After they won their first three games in impressive fashion, the Kids now have lost three of their last four games (4-3).

The Kids suffered consecutive defeats, a...

Kids look to build looking to continue the process

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Northampton boys’ lacrosse team has entered year two of head coach Jace Shively’s program rebuild and is looking to earn respect in the East Penn Conference.

“We want to build on what we started here last year,” Shively said. “Last year we tore up the old house and laid a foundation for the new house.”

“Our players are starting to see both sides of the ball. We are eager to play against any opponent and keep the game competitive.”

Northampton dropped its first two...

NHS baseball team off to good start

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

So far, Northampton’s baseball team couldn’t ask for anything more.

The Konkrete Kids are off to a 3-0 start and have did it in grand fashion. They have outscored their opponents, 38-2, and already have squelched any preseason doubts.

Their last win was a 10-0, five-inning, one-hit, victory over rival Catasauqua in which Cole Rufe and Jared Hunsberger combined for the shutout. Rufe struck out 11, and he and Hunsberger held the Roughies without a hit for eight innings.