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Girls, Wiest back on track

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton and Megan Wiest are back on track in field hockey.

The Konkrete Kids shut out Lehighton and East Stroudsburg North with Wiest scoring a school record six goals against ESN.

Wiest, a senior already committed to play next year at Drexel, had one goal in the Kids' 3-0 win over Lehighton, then boosted her season output to 17 with six in Northampton's Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 11-0 whitewash of ESN.

Wiest, who has 35 goals in her career, broke Jordan Martin'...

Boys split two games, girls drop two

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The boys soccer team split two recent games, falling to the Mounties and beating Eastburg North.

The Mounties proved to be too strong on Monday night, scoring three times for the victory.

John Burns scored in the first half off of a header from a corner kick placed to him by Oliver Maloney at the 19 minute mark. Northampton's best chance to tie it came with 10:13 to play in the first half when Cameron Peploe intercepted a pass from the Stroudsburg defense with clear space to...

Girls go 3-0 in cross country

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by The Press in Sports

Northampton had a a cross country meet against Allen, Dieruff, and Central Tuesday.

It was senior day and the team had three seniors honored: Noah Durnin, Andrew Martuscelli, and Justin Nikles.

The boys went 2-1 on the day, defeating Allen and Dieruff but falling to Central. Noah Rindock (17:25) and Justin Nikles (17:41) both had big days finishing fifth and seventh overall.

Lucas Yost was the team's third runner in 18:23 and Andrew Martuscelli was the fourth runner in...

Test takes 7th at EPC golf tournament

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by The Press in Sports

Becahi's Nick Maff captured the first-ever East Penn Conference golf title which was held at Woodstone on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Maff fired a 77, one stroke better than Pocono Mountain East's Ryan O'Malley and two better than Emmaus' Kevin Caverly and Max Harrington, Parkland's Brian Cummings and Central's Erik Ridley who all had 79.

Northampton's Carter Test performed well in the match, shooting an 80 to place seventh overall and earn a medal as well as a place on the All-...

Pete's Top-10 PHS vs. WHS

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

We finally get a matchup between two top five teams this week when Parkland and Whitehall square off Friday night.

In the Colonial League, two of the top teams face each other this week when Northwestern and Saucon exchange blows.

It'll be an interesting night, but one that I think will be filled with cliche results.

Find out who is picked to win in this week's top ten.

1. Parkland (4-0)

Last week's rank: #1

Game of the week. Can Whitehall topple...

Konkrete Kids aim to knock off Nazareth

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

With three consecutive losses to Parkland, Easton and Freedom, teams that are a combined 12-0 this season, Northampton head coach Mark Scisly doesn't feel any relief heading into this Friday's encounter with a winless Nazareth (0-4) team.

The K-Kids have their own set of issues they need to deal with following last week's 34-7 defeat to Freedom, which has put them at 1-3 on the season since a week one victory over Allen.

"I have no sense of relief," said Scisly in regards to...

Gallagher takes 3rd

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton sophomore Lyndsey Gallagher entered the final half-mile of last Saturday's cross country meet at DeSales University amongst the top five runners, a place where she positioned herself in for much of the race.

But in that stretch that included one last hill, Gallagher made a push that propelled her into a top-three finish.

Gallagher raced by Boyertown's duo of Gillian Kasitz and Emily Schumaker in the last stretch to capture third with a time of 19:36.01 in the 35th...

Kids notch first win

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

The losing streak finally came to an end for Northampton Tuesday night, as the K-Kids knocked off Catasauqua in a three game (25-6, 25-8, 25-4) sweep to notch their first victory of the season.

The win snapped a six-match losing streak for the Kids (1-6, 0-5), who had not won a single game prior to Tuesday night in any of their previous six matches.

"After the first week of true season play, I think we had a slow start," said head coach Morgan Litak. "However, after the game...

Girls in middle of losing streak

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Three straight losses have Kelly Backenstoe scratching her head.

After winning their first five games, Backenstoe's Northampton field hockey team dropped three Eastern Pennsylvania Conference games in a row and the coach is puzzled.

"We outshot and out-cornered Emmaus, Whitehall and Stroudsburg, but the ball just didn't go into the nets," said Backenstoe, now in her seventh season with the Konkrete Kids.

Northampton lost to unbeaten Emmaus 3-0 last Wednesday, then...

Kids football team faces another tough task

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton's football team dropped their second straight contest of the season to one of the East Penn Conference's elite, falling to Easton 35-7 last week.

The Rovers built a 35-0 lead into halftime to put the game in cruise control for the final 24 minutes, as Easton running back Shane Simpson ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns, to go along with two receptions for 37 yards and a score.

Northampton has been overmatched in their past two contests, losing to Parkland and...