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Thursday, November 21, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Northampton Soccer Club Boys U11 Strikers, coached by Ralph Kocher and Sam Franzosa, placed second in the Western Lehigh Fall Fest which took place back on Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 12-13, 2013. The Tournament was based at the Lehigh County Fields, and divisional play took place there, as well as surrounding satellite fields. Members of the team are (left to right): coaches - Ralph Kocher, Sam Franzosa; back row - Keller Repasch, Dakota Lau, Dominic Kintz, Shaun Apsley, Justin Shambo, Cade...

McCall sisters excel at college

Thursday, November 21, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Northampton High School graduate Avery McCall earned first team honors at two different positions on The Colonial States Athletic Conference All-Star team that was announced recently.

McCall, a freshman at Division III Marywood University, was named First Team at both No. 6 Singles and also at No. 3 Doubles.

McCall went undefeated during the regular season in both singles and doubles. Her overall record for the Fall season was 11-1 in singles and 10-1 in doubles.



Thursday, November 21, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Rev It Up Basketball Clinic took place at Holy Family in Nazareth back on Sept. 15. Participants were girls from the Northampton, Bath and Nazareth areas. Special guest was Allentown Central Catholic High School girls coach Mike Kopp.

PGC: 85% elk hunters had success

Thursday, November 21, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

Up until recently, if sportsmen wanted to harvest an elk they had to travel to Colorado, Wyoming, Montana or New Mexico. Locations that turn out to be pricey hunts.

But if you were to draw an elk tag in Pennsylvania, the hunt would be a fraction of the cost of traveling out West.

A lucky bunch of Pennsylvania hunters stayed home and were able to score on one of our country's most majestic game animals.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, nearly 85 percent of...

Volleyball season ends

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton girls volleyball team ended their 2013 season with a tough division game versus Nazareth on Friday, Oct. 11.

While a strong defense and consistent energy on the court kept the Northampton girls in the game, ultimately the season would end with a loss. Nazareth took three matches in a row with scores of 25-11, 25-21 and 25-21.

Northampton ended the season with an 8-12-0 record.

Looking back over the past two months and 20 games, Kids coach Morgan Litak...

Ice hockey team still going strong

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

During the 1990-1991 season, the Northampton Varsity Ice Hockey program was born with only 12 players on the roster.

After a turn of events left the new organization without someone to run the team, Brian Ruff and his wife Raeann found themselves taking on the task of sustaining the new team and the rest, as they say, is history.

Twenty-two seasons later, the Northampton Ice Hockey Club (NIHC) has grown to over 100 players and six teams. The club is the largest organization in...

Mann takes over as NHS softball coach

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton High School has a new softball coach, and didn't have to go far to find him.

Kevin Mann, 54, was recently named head softball coach to replace Sally Whittaker-Kahan, who resigned for health reasons.

Mann, the junior varsity coach for 13 years for the Konkrete Kids, "has everything we like and need," said NHS athletic director Todd Bowser.

"He has desire, knowledge of the game, and knowledge of Northampton softball. He bleeds black and orange," added Bowser....

Bear season set to begin

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

It seems like just last week we were having summer weather. So it's hard to believe the third part of the big game season gets underway Monday, Nov. 18, when bear become legal game.

Actually, the season came early for at least one bowhunter who managed to arrow a 240-pound female bear during the early archery season that began Sept. 21 in WMU 5C.

For those hunters who didn't score during the five-day bear season that closes Nov. 22, they'll have another shot at a bruin when the...

Kids off to slow start

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton hockey coach Brian Ruff isn't about to concede that this is a rebuilding year for his club.

Through his team's first four games this season, Ruff's team has a 0-3-1 record in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL) Non-Pure Division. Last season, the Kids captured the Non-Pure division crown, marking their fourth championship under Ruff's reign.

This season, Northampton began the season minus a core from last year's championship unit, but they did return...

Three end year at states

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

The PIAA State Cross Country Championships were the end for Northampton High School seniors, Hayley Jackson and Chris Traugher, and the beginning for freshman, Jessica Hendricks, but all accomplished a level of success on Saturday at the Parkview Golf Course in Hershey, Pa.

Jackson reached her goals of finishing in the top 100 with a time around 20 minutes, by placing 94th in 20:31.

"I was really happy with that," Jackson said.

Weather conditions could not have been more...