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...
The Northampton boys soccer team (1-3 overall; 1-1 in LVC) has gotten off to a rough start to the season.
But despite last Friday's 3-0 defeat to Parkland (3-0 overall; 2-0 in LVC) in their first conference game of the season, head coach Craig Carvin isn't worried too much about his squad's play just two weeks into the season.
"I'm not worried about the first three games," said Carvin. "Two years ago - the first year that we went to Districts in who knows how long - we started...
Alec Lederer has lofty goals for his senior year. Through the season's first big race, he feels on pace to achieve them.
Lederer took fifth place Saturday at the 34th annual DeSales Invitational Cross Country Meet, beating all District 11 Class AAA runners in his first race of the season.
It was a good start to a season that the Northampton senior hopes ends with a District 11 title and a trip to the state championships.
"Hopefully a district championship," he said...
PIAA District 11 is pleased to announce the adoption of a new power rating system to be used beginning immediately for fall sports in 2012, and progressing through the 2012-13 athletic seasons.
The power rating system and its policies and timelines were adopted on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 during the District 11 committee meeting.
Modeled after the system that PIAA District 3 uses to determine its playoff participants, the system places increased emphasis on strength of schedule...
Evan Notaro has had a busy summer and has played in a number of highly competitive and memorable tournaments on the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) tour this summer.
Yet, his share in one recent victory will likely be remembered for a while and also could play a prominent role in Northampton's golf season this fall.
Notaro teamed with fellow senior Kevin Kunkle to recently capture the 12th annual Wasser Cup title at Shepherd Hills Golf Course. The Wasser Cup began in...
Alesha Marcks knows when it will be time to turn her attention to her career choice of nursing.
In the meantime, Marcks will enter Moravian College in the fall to eventually play basketball for the Greyhounds program and embark on a nursing career.
It has been a trademark in her life, as she has methodically and meticulously developed her high school career.
Before she takes those steps, however, Marcks has a memorable athletic career to relish from Northampton High...
Cole Sheptock always wanted to be better than his older brother Jimmy at everything. It's part of the common nature of brothers in the athletic field to have that sibling rivalry, especially in the case of a younger brother.
Boys just want to have fun and brothers tend to want to be better than each other.
Jimmy Sheptock is now a Division-1 wrestler and Cole is joining those ranks as well this summer at the University of Pittsburgh.
Cole's fourth place state medal at...
Lehigh Township Athletic Association softball team won four titles this year.
The 18U Parkland League team finished the spring 2012 regular season 10-4-1, which seeded them in sixth place going into the playoffs.
The team overcame some late-season, tough losses to regroup and take charge entering the playoffs by defeating Alton Park (#3 seed) in the first round, SPYA (#2 seed) in the second round and Hokey (#1 seed) in the championship game in two-straight games.
The Super 2 Challenge, as it has unofficially been called, began in fall of 1998 as a result of the break-up of the East Penn Conference.
In desperate need of independent games for the 1998-99 season, the five remaining conference members (Allen, Becahi, CCHS, Dieruff and Emmaus) developed a challenge concept pitting the EPC against the Philadelphia Catholic League in a variety of sports. The sports selected for that first year were cross-country, field hockey, boys soccer, boys...