Northampton Press

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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...

Kids get another big victory

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

After their signature win over East Stroudsburg South to take the lead position for the East Penn Conference (EPC) North crown, Northampton needed an encore.

They got it in a showstopping style for their sixth consecutive victory.

The Konkrete Kids traveled to Stroudsburg last week and pieced together a convincing 35-7 victory to further convince themselves as well as football followers across the Lehigh Valley of their presence.

“I think it shows that we can win big...

EPC playoffs matchups set

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The EPC announced playoff matchups for soccer and field hockey on Thursday.

In boys soccer, Liberty gets the top seed and a home game against Eastburg South, the 8 seed, on Saturday at 12 p.m.. The winner gets Easton (4) or Stroudsburg (5), who play Saturday in Easton at 10 a.m.

On the bottom of the bracket, Emmaus gets the two seed and hosts seventh-seeded Freedom, last year’s District 11 champs. That game is 2:15 p.m. Saturday with the winner playing the Parkland (3)-...

Nate Wheeler moving on

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Nate Wheeler advanced to the PIAA regional golf tournament after a top-six performance at districts on Monday at Steel Club’s par-72 course.

Wheeler finish sixth with a round of 76 which was good enough to move on.

“Nate had a great day at districts, only one hole gave him problems (hole 1, triple bogey). Regardless, Nate finished just under the cut line with a 76,” head coach Brian Davies said. “Although he was hoping for a better finish at districts, it is an honor to make it...

Girls soccer preps for postseason tournaments

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton girls soccer team will be getting ready for the upcoming league and district playoffs thanks to finishing their season with an overall 12-5-1 record, which included a 10-5-1 mark in the EPC.

The EPC playoffs are slated to get started Saturday and the Kids could be seeded around the seventh seed with a road game in the first round.

“We are looking forward to the EPC and district tournaments knowing all teams begin 0-0 and everyone is dangerous,” said head coach...

Northampton volleyball tops Whitehall

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton girls volleyball team finished off a season sweep of Whitehall last Thursday night in Pete Schneider Gymnasium. It took four sets for the Kids to clinch another Cement Belt Challenge point. The scores were: 25-5, 13-25, 25-12, and 25-11.

Northampton ran off the last 14 points of the first set, 13 of those on Mya Cascario’s serve.

Whitehall turned the tables in the second set, winning the last 10 points against a K-Kids’ lineup that featured several subs.


Heffner helping to lead volleyball team

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Northampton girls volleyball team drew another step closer to a district playoff berth with their win against East Stroudsburg North a couple of weeks ago and senior setter Sydney Heffner was in the thick of all the action.

The Kids would eventually go on to clinch that berth and now look forward to the start of the playoffs.

Heffner, a senior never left the court in the match against ESN, and set up the winning point in the final two sets of a 3-0 sweep over the visiting...