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Lederer first in home cross country meet

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Northampton hosted its only home cross country meet last week.

Senior Alec Lederer won the meet in 16:23. He set a Northampton course record and missed the overall course record by just one second.

Chris Traugher won a medal in finishing 10th in 17:30. Ian Wright had the 9th fastest time on the course in Northampton history in 18:21. Lucas Yost had the 10th fastest time on the course in Northampton history in 19:14

For the girls, Hayley Jackson won a medal finishing...

Kids golf team feels it's on the rise

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by SCOTT W. PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton golf team played well this year, and only a key early season loss has them wondering what could have been as far as winning the LVC.

The Kids lost to Emmaus in their opening match, one in which they did not have their top player in senior Evan Notaro. So, it appears the Hornets will grab the LVC title this year. However, NHS may have a chance to get revenge if it can make it to team districts at Willowbrook in Catasauqua on Oct. 3. The Kids need Moravian or Notre Dame...

Girls top Central, Becahi

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Northampton's tennis team stayed unbeaten with wins over Central and Becahi.

The Kids beat Central 4-3 and Becahi 5-2.

The McCall sisters again won all over their matches over the span of both games. Darby, at number-one, beat Central's Linda Nguyen 6-0, 6-1 and Becahi Mara Blachard 6-3, 7-5. At two, Madison beat Central's Josie Airoldi 7-5, 6-1 and Becahi's Nina Kopy 6-2, 6-3. Avery knocked off Central's Jen Hildbrant 6-3, 6-3 and Becahi's Allison Barcznski 6-0, 7-5 at number-...

Girls soccer gets win

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton girls soccer team picked up its first win of the season last week.

The girls blanked Dieruff 2-0 on Sept. 13.

NHS scored a goal in the first and second half to secure the win. Leandra Sterner scored in the first half off an assist from Krista Schroettner. In the second half, Sarah Fribanck found the back of the net on a pass from Lauren Sterner.

Northampton would fall to Bethlehem Catholic on Sept. 15, 5-1.

The girls held the Hawks to just one...

Girls continue to be 'solid'

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

"Solid" is the word that fits when talking about Northampton's field hockey team.

Coach Kelly Backenstoe uses that word often when speaking about her unbeaten Konkrete Kids.

Northampton scored two more wins this past week - starting out with Nazareth 2-0 and trouncing Dieruff 7-1 - to raise the Kids' record to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

"I feel great. We've been solid on offense and on defense. Three of our wins were against North Division...

Girls are looking to turn things around

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

With the fall harvest ready to blossom into full bloom, Northampton head girls' volleyball coach David Faust is optimistic his team can take a cue from the season and follow suit.

Dealing with a 1-6 record heading into play this week, Faust knows his team can still reap some benefits over the next few weeks of the season. He believes one notable victory can provide the necessary spark his team needs to ignite them for the remainder of the season.

"We have been playing well and...

Pete's Top-10

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

We're into week four of the poll and not much has changed on the forefront. Easton maintains their stay at the top, while Nazareth gets a bump. Parkland picked up their first win of the year and Catasauqua looks to keep their Colonial League title aspirations rolling.

What's your team in store for this week? Check out the poll below.

1. Easton (3-0)

Last week's rank: #1

Of all the teams in the league, Easton always seems to not have a hard time so far this year....

NHS golf team improves to 9-1

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton golf team picked up three recent victories and improved to 9-1 on the year.

On Monday, Sept. 10, the Kids beat Palmerton 376-491. Evan Notaro led the way for the Kids with a 72 at Blue Ridge Country Club. Kevin Kunkle had a 74 and Tyler Smith a 75. Anthony Cavallo was right behind with a 76 and Carter Test had a 79.

The Kids defeated Becahi and Central last week. Northampton shot 383 and was led by Notaro's 68. Becahi had just one loss coming into the match and...

Girls tennis team making their mark in LVC

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

While Parkland has been designated as favorites for the Lehigh Valley Conference crown this fall, Northampton quietly has been emerging as a true sleeper pick in the conference, a pick that has made it a joy to see double.

However, the Konkrete Kids could also soon surface as a legitimate favorite to win the LVC title.

With a 6-1 win over Easton Monday, the Kids kept their season unscathed with a stellar 8-0 mark. Last season, the Kids had a banner season in which they posted...

Northampton field hockey team off to hot start

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Last week it was a mixture of defense and offense that paid off for Northampton's field hockey team.

This week, it was another mixture of defense and offense - with more emphasis on defense as the Konkrete Kids racked up a pair of overtime victories.

Coach Kelly Backenstoe's squad registered 2-1 wins over Whitehall and Parkland as the Konkrete Kids opened Lehigh Valley Conference play with wins over key North Division foes.

The wins boosted Northampton's record to 4-0...