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LVC-MVC merger picture becoming clearer

Friday, October 25, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The new-look, 18-team Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference got some clarity last week when initial reports of potential scheduling and divisional alignment surfaced.

Athletic directors from all schools met recently to hash out what the future of the LVC would look like and the rumored talks of Bethlehem Catholic moving up north for football appear to be in order.

Football will feature two divisions of nine teams, as Bethlehem Catholic, Dieruff and Allen will join...

Kids fall to 0-8

Friday, October 25, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

If the unraveling events over the course of the second half of last week's contest against Freedom wasn't enough, a torrential downpour in the final minutes was icing on the cake for a bad night.

The Patriots (2-6, 2-5) ended a five-game skid by blowing open a 3-0 halftime lead into 28-second half points for a 31-7 thumping over Northampton.

Northampton turned the ball over on their first two offensive plays of the third quarter to set up 14-points for the Pates, which the...

Kunkle advances to states

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

During senior Kevin Kunkle's golf career, he has played a lot of holes both scholastically and in individual competitions.

On Tuesday it came down to two playoff holes to decide if Kunkle qualified for states, or if his high school career would be over.

Kunkle played 18, solid regulation holes of golf at Golden Oaks Golf Club in Fleetwood in the PIAA East Regional Tournament on Tuesday in hopes of posting a score that would put him in the top-24 in AAA to qualify for the state...

Boys fall to Parkland

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

Having split their two regular season games, Northampton and Parkland came into the Lehigh Valley Conference semifinals very familiar with each other.

During the regular season, the two teams were separated by one goal in each of the games, but Parkland was able to mount a strong effort in the semis and take a 2-0 win over the Konkrete Kids, bouncing them from the LVC playoffs.

The Trojans dominated in the early going, but couldn't put the ball in the net and allowed...

Jackson sixth for Kids at LVC meet

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD Special to the Press in Sports

Knowing that the hills at Bethlehem Municipal can make or break a cross country runner, Northampton's Hayley Jackson took control of those hills and placed sixth in 20:27 at the Lehigh Valley Conference Cross Country Championships on Tuesday.

"The big hill is everybody's strength or weakness. The hills are my strength, and I do a lot better and get a chance to pass people," Jackson said.

The girls race proved to be on the slow side by most standards, but the hills, combined...

Kids aiming for first win

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It may be matchup between two teams that have a combined 1-13 record this season, but this week's football game between Northampton and Freedom is meaningful to both programs.

With three games left in the regular season, opportunity for victory have been sparse for both parties as they enter Saturday night's tilt at Nazareth.

For Northampton, it's an opportunity to have their first feeling of victory all season, something that head coach Jeff Brosky is looking forward to.


Powder puff game to support breast cancer

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Shelly Laudenslager expects an intense battle when four women's powder puff football teams take to the field in Hokendauqua.

More importantly, though, women will be playing for a fight toward a worthy national cause during the month.

Teams from Catasauqua, Emmaus, Hokendauqua, and Northampton will participate in the third annual Football for the Cure Powder Puff games at the Bob Warke Fields in Hokendauqua this Sunday.

Northampton will meet Hokendauqua in the opening...

EHS ousts girls from LVC playoffs

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's field hockey team can get to the mountain, but can't seem to reach the top as far as the Lehigh Valley Conference goes.

For the second-straight year, coach Kelly Backenstoe's team was eliminated in the LVC semifinals as the Kids fell 9-1 to the Emmaus powerhouse at Whitehall.

Emmaus, which beat Northampton 9-2 during the regular season, will take on Parkland in the championship game Thursday at Whitehall. Parkland, the LVC's North Division titlist, edged Liberty 2...

Jackson first; girls take title

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by SCOTT W. PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton cross country team hosted the Northampton Invitational on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 5, at Bicentennial Park in East Allen Township.

The NHS girls won the team portion and were helped to victory by Hayley Jackson, who took first place overall with a time of 19:52.

Head coach Dan Benner said her time was the 19th fastest time in the six-year history of the course.

"She had the second fastest Northampton runner time on the course all-time, along with the...

Kunkle advances to regionals

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUR Special to the Press in Sports

Kevin Kunkle loves to play golf, but he is happy he didn't have to play in last Monday's District 11 Qualifier as he played in the state tournament last season and was exempt straight in to the district tournament.

He is even happier now knowing that he will be playing in Tuesday's PIAA East Regional Tournament.

The senior earned his spot in the regional by playing solid, consistent golf this past Monday and Tuesday in the District 11 Golf Tournament at Blue Ridge Country Club...