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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...


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...

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...

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...