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Boys pile up wins

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Northampton boys soccer registered three more wins to what is becoming an incredible season.

They played and defeated Freedom, Central Catholic and Allen to up its record to 9-2 overall and 7-1 in the LVC. The Kids win on Monday meant they clinched their fourth-straight berth in the District 11 AAA playoffs.

Last Tuesday, Northampton squeaked out a 2-1 victory over Freedom thanks to the play of senior forward Tim Kelly. Kelly scored twice in the second half. His first goal came...

Field hockey gets by Allen in close game

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

After four-straight shutout wins, Northampton's field hockey team needed something "to stay focused."

And the Konkrete Kids got that kind of game Tuesday as they stopped a "very aggressive and physical" Allen team 2-1 in overtime.

The win, coming on Megan Wiest's goal on an assist from Kate Fehnel at the 7:12 mark in the extra period, not only ran the Kids' win streak to six, but also assured them a spot in the District 11 playoffs for the sixth time under coach Kelly...

Kids struggle at LVC tournament

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Monday's performance in the Lehigh Valley Conference Golf Championship is one that saw Northampton struggle often.

In a tournament that saw Parkland's Chad Hess capture gold with a 2-over par round of 73, the Konkrete Kids had some trouble in terms of keeping up with their season averages.

Kevin Kunkle - who averaged a 72 in the regular season-was the team's highest scorer on Monday, tallying a round of 82 for the day. He finished in 21st place.

"I was driving the ball...

Kids look for a win

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

There's no question that a victory this week for Northampton's football team would lift a huge weight off the shoulders of the program.

Sitting at 0-4 following last week's 41-24 loss to Bethlehem Catholic, the continued struggles haven't evaporated, nor has it deteriorated the team's morale.

Not yet at least.

"I think a win would pick things up as far as morale and confidence," said head coach Jeff Brosky. "It would no doubt take pressure off and lift up our spirits and...

Pete's Top-10: Big WHS-PHS matchup

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Finally, we get to the point of the season where we see some rivalry games. It starts with the cornfield battle with Whitehall traveling to Parkland on Friday night and the start of the city battle in Bethlehem, as Becahi hosts Liberty on Saturday afternoon.

It's the time of year where games mean more and playoff races heat up.

So check out the poll as we reach week five.

1. Easton (4-0)

Last week's rank:1

Just another walk in the park for the Rovers this...

Moravian Update

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Moravian College women's tennis team recently swept King's College 9-0 Saturday, Sept. 14, on the Hoffman Courts.

Freshmen Brittany Hodge (Bethlehem, Pa./Northampton) won 6-1, 6-2 at number-five singles.

"The freshmen are very impressive with what they're doing on the courts so far," head coach Dawn Ketterman-Benner said. "They're all working hard and this is going to be a very strong team looking forward to the future. This is the foundation of the future of this program...

Girls now 6-2

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton girls cross country team beat both Liberty (25-32) and Freedom (29-29, won tie breaker) to improve its record to 6-2 on the season.

Hayley Jackson was third overall in a great time of 19:49. Lyndsey Gallagher ran a tough race to finished sixth overall and Jessica Hendricks finished seventh overall. The Northampton top-five were rounded out with Tatiana Lopez (12th) and Tyleen Lopez (13th).

Kim Larena ran her personal best time ever in 22:05; likewise for Charlie...

Wrestling changes at districts

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

District 11 announced that changes to the team wrestling tournament will be under way for the upcoming season. Instead of having 10-team formats in both 3A and 2A, 12-team tournaments will now be used moving forward.

The qualified teams and seeds will no longer be determined by a committee, rather through the power point system that the district has used in most sports over the past two years.

The tournaments will also change from a single-elimination standpoint, to double-...

Girls fall to Freedom

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton girls varsity volleyball team took the court at on Monday evening against Freedom High School, ready to face off against this tough division rival.

Leading the battle for Northampton was Olivia Kester and Emy Jeanneu, both with impressive performances during the game. Although the girls would ultimately fall to Freedom 3-1, coach Morgan Litak looked at the game as a testament to the renewed energy of the team.

"The team came out on fire," said Litak, "with a new...

Girls soccer winners in four of last five

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton girls varsity soccer team has kicked into high gear recently, by winning four of their last five contests, including a decisive 10-0 win over William Allen High School in a game that was postponed until Tuesday night.

Northampton coach Gus Belaires has continually commented that the focus during this rebuilding year with the team is on, "getting everyone focused on playing soccer and working together as one team."

This focus seems to be paying off as Northampton...