Northampton Press

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Field hockey gets big win over Mounties

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton field hockey team bounced back from an opening day 3-1 loss to Liberty by pounding East Stroudsburg North 9-0 last Thursday and beating Stroudsburg 3-1 on Saturday.

The Mountaineers entered the season coming off a 2018 campaign that saw them reach the District XI 3A semifinals. In the young 2019 season, they had outscored their first three EPC opponents by a combined 25-0.

Junior forward Bri Sell opened the scoring just 2:45 into the game when she came out of a...

NHS girls get past WHS

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The 2019-2020 Cement Belt challenge kicked off with the Whitehall boys soccer team drawing first blood on Northampton’s home field with a 4-2 victory.

A few hours later, the Konkrete Kids’ girls soccer team evened the standings by scoring a 2-0 win on the Zephyrs’ home turf.

Senior tri-captain Abbi Czarnecki got Northampton on the board in the first 5 minutes of the game when she took a pass from Alex Benedict and slotted the ball under the goalie’s arms.

“That’s the...

Kids look to keep rolling at PV Friday

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

At Pleasant Valley Friday night, Northampton’s football team will encounter its second stage of its five-game East Penn Conference (EPC) North Division tour, one that can perhaps help them lock up the EPC North title.

But based on the unpredictability of the teams through the first two weeks of the season, it is hard for the K-Kids to get a good read.

“It’s is hard to tell what’s ahead of us,” said Kids’ head coach Kyle Haas of his team who has a 1-1 record after their 49-6...

Runners excel at NHS Invitational

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton cross country teams had their first meet of the season hosting the Northampton Invitational this past Saturday morning.

There were 36 different schools attending with over 1,000 athletes racing between the varsity, JV and middle school.

The boys team finished 8th out of 27 schools, while the girls were 10th out of 23 schools.

“Both teams ran great with so many of them running their best time ever,” said head coach Dan Benner. “So, it was a very...

Boys fall to Emmaus

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

First year coach Ryan Brazuk would have loved to have his team knock off perennial power Emmaus in the season opener, but short of that, he wanted his team to play a game that they could be proud of at the end of the game.

Northampton lost to Emmaus 4-0, but Brazuk was encouraged by his team’s effort and left the field feeling proud of how his team played against one of the better teams in the Lehigh Valley.

The first 40 minutes of the game wound up scoreless, but Emmaus (2-0...

Golfers aim for playoffs

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

After winning the East Penn Conference (EPC) last year, Northampton’s golf team is in the middle of a transition year.

Through their first nine matches that took them through Aug. 27, the Konkrete Kids had an overall 4-5 record. They have recorded wins against East Stroudsburg North, Pocono Mountain West, Freedom and Allentown Central Catholic, while they have dropped matches to Stroudsburg, Nazareth, Emmaus, Liberty and East Stroudsburg South.

“We’re basically in a rebuilding...

Volleyball team drops game to EHS

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton girls volleyball team opened their season with a visit from Emmaus on Tuesday.

The Hornets left Pete Schneider Gymnasium with a victory in three sets, 25-18, 25-19, and 25-20.

The Kids struggled to find answers to Emmaus’ two elite outside hitters, Jaya Bhagat and Macy Van Den Elzen.

As head coach Jess Finlayson pointed out after the match, “They’re big. Even when the block is there, they can hit over, around, or through it.”

Northampton got off to...

Boys basketball has another solid summer

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Last summer, Northampton made it to the final day of A-Town Throwdown tournament, losing to eventual champion Wilson West Lawn.

This summer, history repeated itself for the Konkrete Kids. They lost to eventual champion Reading on the final day.

However, Northampton sees a different winter ahead than the transition season from last year. The K-Kids should be in the hunt for the East Penn Conference and a possible deep district run with 11 senior-heavy returnees.

“We had a...

Outdoors: Time to check equipment

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the archery deer hunting season set to kick off locally Sept. 21 in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, now’s the time to check your bows, bow strings, arrows and tree stands if you use one.

According to Rick Weaknecht, of Weaknecht Archery in Kutztown, bowhunters shouldn’t wait until the last minute to bring their bows in for new strings that may be frayed or stretched from use or to have arrows made. Arrows in particular, he says, takes time in that they require cutting shafts to customer...