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Boys knock off Parkland

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by The Press in Sports

In a game dominated by Parkland on the stat sheet, the Kids came away with the most important number - a 1-0 victory over the Trojans on Monday.

Parkland outshot the kids 24-7 but NHS netted the game winner in the second overtime.

No other information was available, but we'll have more on the game next week.

Coming off a win the previous Saturday, coach Craig Carvin insisted Northampton had to get back to .500 and being at even money status heading into last week's...

Boys, girls win 2 more

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton cross country teams pulled off two victories against East Stroudsburg North and South on Tuesday.

The girls record is now 9-3 and the boys record is 5-7.

Joelle Perelli was the overall winner in 19:08. Lyndsey Gallagher was second in 19:11 and Jessica Hendricks took third in 20:23.

Head coach Dan Benner said Beth Albright set a personal record and was the fourth NHS girl to cross with a time of 22:23. Robyn Franke was the fifth K-Kid to cross in 22:29,...

Field hockey team clinches D-11 berth

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

A last-minute victory, a romp and another shutout and Northampton's field hockey team has earned another berth in the District 11 tourney.

Coach Kelly Backenstoe's Konkrete Kids are also alive for a spot in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference's championship tourney which begins next Saturday. This year's format has the Skyline, Steel and Mountain Division winners as well as five wild-card teams.

The K-Kids, now 10-4, still have four regular season games remaining and have been...

Season coming to end

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton's volleyball team enjoyed a minor surge of momentum last week, but the Kids were dealt a blow in that department since coming back into local East Penn Conference play.

Northampton (4-9) was eliminated from the postseason following Monday's three-game sweep at the hands of Parkland.

After stringing together three-straight wins against Catasauqua, East Stroudsburg North and Pocono Mountain East, the Kids fell to Central Catholic and Nazareth before Monday's defeat to...

Kids lose 4th straight ahead of Emmaus tilt

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton's season continued to clog through adversity and tough times following last week's 35-21 defeat to Nazareth.

The K-Kids (1-4) have dropped their last four games and saw a 14-6 halftime lead against the Blue Eagles dissipate, as Nazareth (1-4) scored 29 points in the second half to register their first win of the season.

For Kids' head coach Mark Scisly, the defeat against an opponent that Northampton had a chance at victory was stinging to say the least.

"It...

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...