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Girls drop two contests

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

A solid defense seemed to be the theme of the week for the Northampton girls varsity soccer team as they near the end of their 2013 season.

Northampton goalkeeper Anna Keffer amassed 19 saves in the team's last three games and allowed only two goals against. Although Northampton would emerge victorious in just one of these battles, Keffer's strong tending skills would keep these contests close and keep a win within grasp for Northampton.

In their first contest of last week,...

Boys soccer falls to Emmaus

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by The Press in Sports

They say to be the best, you have to beat the best.

The Northampton boys soccer team has been trucking along and motoring past opponents almost at will this season. The boys brought a seven game winning streak into Emmaus Memorial Stadium last Tuesday night and left it disappointed losing the match 3-1. Despite the score, the Kids gave Emmaus a good match and held the halftime lead 1-0 thanks to John Yeaw's goal. Julian Santos sent another one of his great direct kicks from near...

Girls learned, had fun

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

This season Eileen Carbone watched her girls simply have fun.

The veteran head tennis coach at Northampton realized her team is in the initial stage of a rebuilding project after losing a core that produced consecutive successful 15-win seasons for the Kids the past two years

Instead, Carbone was left with a group of relatively inexperienced varsity players, all of whom have been working to establish themselves in the always competitive Lehigh Valley Conference.

The Kids...

Kids knock off Easton, Liberty

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton boys soccer team knew that Easton was beginning to show improvements from last year when they met up last Wednesday afternoon at Wolf Field.

Easton missed out on the LVC playoffs for the first time in a long time in 2012, and that surely left a bad taste in their mouths over the offseason.

In 2013, the Red Rovers are in better position to earn their ticket back into the league playoffs, though. But, Northampton would also like to return to the league playoffs...

Four Kids qualify for districts

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Northampton qualified four golfers for the District 11 tournament next week. The golfers all shot under 86 at Monday's District 11 qualifier.

The qualifier took place at Mahoning Valley Country Club's par-73 course in Lehighton. The Kids Tyler Smith led the way with a 74, which was tied for the top score for the day with Emmaus' Carlos Fullerton.

Carter Test shot an 83 to tie for eight place and Anthony Cavallo sneaked in with a round of 85 to also qualify. With the top-20...

NHS wins two games

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton girls varsity soccer team is on a bit of a winning streak after claiming two divisional victories in their last two games.

A win versus Liberty on Sept. 27, and versus Emmaus on Oct, 1, give the team a 7-7 record overall as they move into the final two weeks of the season, looking to claim a District 11 playoff berth.

The girls started the week with a tough loss to Easton on Sept. 25. Despite a strong defense that kept Easton scoreless through the first period,...

Kids continue slide, things won't get easier

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It goes without saying that last week's 42-7 defeat against Central Catholic was demoralizing for the Northampton program.

The loss dropped the Kids to 0-5 on the season and continued their defensive struggles by giving up over 40 points for fifth straight game this year. It also marked the fifth straight game the Kids have had a different lineup across the offensive line to complicate matters.

It's also the fifth straight game that head coach Jeff Brosky has had to paint a...

Field hockey looks to get through tough stretch

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

With a "Senior Day" looming Saturday, Northampton's field hockey team was trying to weather a difficult three-game stretch this week.

The Konkrete Kids began their latest schedule with a 2-0 win over Easton - the Kids' fifth shutout during a seven-game win streak.

But, Coach Kelly Backenstoe's Kids ran into a buzz saw last Saturday as unbeaten Stroudsburg (the top team in the Mountain Valley Conference) downed Northampton 3-1.

Jennifer Kukowski scored twice for the...

outdoors

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

As Saturday, Oct. 5, is the start of the antlered archery deer hunting season in Pennsylvania, bowhunters have two major concerns during the opener.

The first concern is tree stand safety. Every year a few bowhunters fall from their tree stands and incur serious bodily injury either because they didn't wear a safety harness or their tree stand became defective. And despite popular belief, it's not older hunters who fall.

A study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center...

Hodge reaches semis

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

During Monday's LVC girls tennis tournament at Parkland High, a number of Northampton players advanced to the quarterfinal rounds of their respective brackets.

Leah Hodge the No. 11 seed in the No. 1 singles bracket defeated Easton's Cynthia Blay, the No. 6 seed, 8-4, in the first round, and had a solid run in the tournament.

She was able to execute well-placed shots on the court in defeating Blay.

"I was more consistent than her," Hodge said. "I placed it into the...