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Four Kids qualify for districts

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Northampton qualified four golfers for the District 11 tournament next week. The golfers all shot under 86 at Monday's District 11 qualifier.

The qualifier took place at Mahoning Valley Country Club's par-73 course in Lehighton. The Kids Tyler Smith led the way with a 74, which was tied for the top score for the day with Emmaus' Carlos Fullerton.

Carter Test shot an 83 to tie for eight place and Anthony Cavallo sneaked in with a round of 85 to also qualify. With the top-20...


Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

As Saturday, Oct. 5, is the start of the antlered archery deer hunting season in Pennsylvania, bowhunters have two major concerns during the opener.

The first concern is tree stand safety. Every year a few bowhunters fall from their tree stands and incur serious bodily injury either because they didn't wear a safety harness or their tree stand became defective. And despite popular belief, it's not older hunters who fall.

A study by the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center...

Hodge reaches semis

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

During Monday's LVC girls tennis tournament at Parkland High, a number of Northampton players advanced to the quarterfinal rounds of their respective brackets.

Leah Hodge the No. 11 seed in the No. 1 singles bracket defeated Easton's Cynthia Blay, the No. 6 seed, 8-4, in the first round, and had a solid run in the tournament.

She was able to execute well-placed shots on the court in defeating Blay.

"I was more consistent than her," Hodge said. "I placed it into the...

Changes produce thought, debate

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Change always comes with a breath of contention and wrestling coaches have their opinions on and off the record of the latest news regarding the newly formatted District 11 3A and 2A team tournaments.

With 12-teams qualifying in both brackets, nobody has an issue with a larger wrestling party to give more teams an opportunity to compete for postseason opportunities.

Where those teams get seeded and "the ultimate qualifier" bout is where there is room for debate.

In years...

Girls win one, drop one

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton girls varsity volleyball team continued a positive season last week with two strong showings against Allentown Central Catholic and William Allen High School.

Though Northampton would end the week with one loss and one win, coach Morgan Litak and the varsity squad continue to be proud of what they have achieved on the court this season.

Northampton met Central Catholic on Wednesday, Sept. 25, in a close match that would end in three games with a Northampton loss...

Pete's Top-10: Parkland on top

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

In a shocking revelation, Emmaus' football team actually showed they had guts and beat a rough and tumble Easton squad.

That's what we took away from week five, as the Rovers were brought back down to reality and Emmaus fans must be thinking 'what if' their first couple of games didn't start so poorly.

Like they say, every dog has its day, and the Hornets had theirs. Bethlehem Catholic is certainly having their time as well and Parkland appears to be the king again as week six...

Kids continue slide, things won't get easier

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

It goes without saying that last week's 42-7 defeat against Central Catholic was demoralizing for the Northampton program.

The loss dropped the Kids to 0-5 on the season and continued their defensive struggles by giving up over 40 points for fifth straight game this year. It also marked the fifth straight game the Kids have had a different lineup across the offensive line to complicate matters.

It's also the fifth straight game that head coach Jeff Brosky has had to paint a...

Field hockey looks to get through tough stretch

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

With a "Senior Day" looming Saturday, Northampton's field hockey team was trying to weather a difficult three-game stretch this week.

The Konkrete Kids began their latest schedule with a 2-0 win over Easton - the Kids' fifth shutout during a seven-game win streak.

But, Coach Kelly Backenstoe's Kids ran into a buzz saw last Saturday as unbeaten Stroudsburg (the top team in the Mountain Valley Conference) downed Northampton 3-1.

Jennifer Kukowski scored twice for the...

Boys pile up wins

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Northampton boys soccer registered three more wins to what is becoming an incredible season.

They played and defeated Freedom, Central Catholic and Allen to up its record to 9-2 overall and 7-1 in the LVC. The Kids win on Monday meant they clinched their fourth-straight berth in the District 11 AAA playoffs.

Last Tuesday, Northampton squeaked out a 2-1 victory over Freedom thanks to the play of senior forward Tim Kelly. Kelly scored twice in the second half. His first goal came...

Field hockey gets by Allen in close game

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

After four-straight shutout wins, Northampton's field hockey team needed something "to stay focused."

And the Konkrete Kids got that kind of game Tuesday as they stopped a "very aggressive and physical" Allen team 2-1 in overtime.

The win, coming on Megan Wiest's goal on an assist from Kate Fehnel at the 7:12 mark in the extra period, not only ran the Kids' win streak to six, but also assured them a spot in the District 11 playoffs for the sixth time under coach Kelly...