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NHS girls fall to Catty in powder puff game

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by JOE ZEMBA Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton High School had its side of the bleachers completely full for football on Sunday night.

Of course, it was for the annual powder puff game against Catty High. The Konkrete Kids fell 21-18 to the Roughie girls.

The Konkrete Kids defense stood out at times with key flag pulls by Lauren Gabryluk, Monica Hanson, Erin Tiwold, Dakota Sarbough, Lindsay Sandlick, Lindsay Vaisconi and Hannah Boyanoski.

Northampton's offense was run like Urban Meyer's Ohio State offense...

Kids off to 3-3 start

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

These days, Northampton hockey coach Brian Ruff isn't satisfied.

He knows his team is better than their 3-3 record through the first six games of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey (LVSHL) season this year.

Through Monday's action, the Konkrete Kids were in the midst of a two-game losing streak, dropping a 9-3 decision to Emmaus and a 3-1 contest to Freedom.

"So far, it has been a so-so season for us," deadpanned the veteran coach of his team's start this season. "These...

Kids off to 3-3 start

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

These days, Northampton hockey coach Brian Ruff isn't satisfied.

He knows his team is better than their 3-3 record through the first six games of the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey (LVSHL) season this year.

Through Monday's action, the Konkrete Kids were in the midst of a two-game losing streak, dropping a 9-3 decision to Emmaus and a 3-1 contest to Freedom.

"So far, it has been a so-so season for us," deadpanned the veteran coach of his team's start this season. "These...

New gun shop offers selection

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

In this down economy there is one business that is booming.

In fact 2011 has gone down in the sales books as a record setter, with 2012 having the potential for another strong year if not better.

No it's not food, clothing and certainly not cars or homes. And it's not a product that all families want or need. Would you believe firearms?

As such, Lehigh Valley Guns and Ammo's timing couldn't be better. They officially opened their center city Allentown doors on September...

Whitehall, Northampton football programs help Hurricane Sandy victims

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Who said that watching television isn't good for you?

The father and son duo of Tim and Dan Caffrey obviously used the television to spark an idea to help people that were ravaged from Hurricane Sandy.

As coaches at Northampton and Whitehall's freshman football teams, the Caffrey's decided to team up their high school allegiances for a greater cause by collecting donated goods to help people in the town of Union Bay, NJ over the weekend.

"We were just watching the...

Lehigh Township goes unbeaten

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Township Athletic Association U10 A girls soccer team went undefeated this season. The girls team led by head coach Roger Straub and assistant coach Aimee Galicki, coached the girls to a perfect season winning the Blue Mountain Soccer Youth League Division with a record of 10-0.

In those 10 games, the team only allowed 11 goals to be scored on them, and four of those games the other teams were scoreless. This past weekend, the girls continued their winning streak, going 6-0...

Pete's Top-10 Titles are on the line

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Not a very shocking week in terms of wins and losses, but Parkland's 41-10 victory over Easton pretty much showed everyone what they needed to know about the Trojans. Clearly, the best team around, but it would be interesting to see what the Rough Riders of Catasaqua could do against the Trojans.

Since district sports are run by computers now, maybe we can assemble a computer generated mock Lehigh Valley championship game?

Now that would be fun. Wouldn't it?

1. Parkland...

Girls fall in semis

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Friday may have been the end of the season for Northampton's field hockey team, but remember the Kids "have a lot to celebrate," according to Coach Kelly Backenstoe.

Northampton's season ended with a 3-1 loss to Stroudsburg in the District 11 3A semifinals at Whitehall and, although there were plenty of tears it was a great season overall.

"Our senior leadership was great and even after Emily's (Nonnemacher) injury our girls didn't give up and kept pressing," said Backenstoe. "...

Kids compete at state meet

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton cross country coach, Dan Benner, advised junior, Hayley Jackson, to get a good, fast start at the Class AAA PIAA State Cross Country Championships last weekend at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey, Pa.

Jackson followed his advice, and ultimately, completed the race in 21:03.

"I took it out pretty hard and wasn't terribly tired. I just wanted to stay up more, but I'm really happy with my time," Jackson said.

This was Jackson's second trip to Parkview,...

Kids fall to Whitehall, drop sixth straight

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's been a long time since Northampton's football team experienced that winning feeling.

The hopes of a prosperous 2012 season appeared to be a reality after their week one upset over Stroudsburg, but that seems like an eternity ago for the Konrete Kids.

Northampton lost its sixth straight contest last Saturday night when they fell to Whitehall 45-3.

The Kids (2-8) haven't tasted victory since their September 21 victory over Bethlehem Catholic and have struggled to get...