Hayley Jackson set what she thought was a reasonable goal heading in to Saturday's DeSales Invitational at DeSales University.
"Finishing in the top 25 was my goal coming in," an exuberated Jackson admitted.
She exceeded that goal by finishing seventh with a time of 20:27:11. She talked about how her progress altered her goal during the race.
"I felt really well and then I was thinking top ten. Then I told myself that I just want to medal. I was realizing that I was up...
When asked to assess the boys soccer season as we sit at the halfway point Monday afternoon, coach Craig Carvin kept it simple.
"I want our team to make the LVC playoffs," he said. "I want our program to be top-four in the league.
"If we really want to make the leap and be an elite team in the district we have to get back to the league playoffs, and then do more in districts. I don't want to be one and done this year. We have to begin to do more work with the limited...
So what did we learn from week three? Whitehall can run with more than Saquon Barkley. Liberty can run the ball and Bethlehem Catholic can run with teams like Easton?
Becahi's 49-35 loss to Easton was probably the most surprising result from the weekend, as the Hawks continue to climb the poll. Nazareth fumbled and East Stroudsburg South clamped down the MVC title race.
What else can happen this week? Check out the poll below.
1. Easton (3-0)
Last week's rank: 1...
The Northampton varsity girls soccer team continued to work hard and battle on the field this week as they faced Dieruff and Bethlehem Catholic in two away contests that both ended in wins.
After a hard-fought battle against Nazareth on Sept. 9 that ended with a 4-0 loss, the Northampton girls looked forward to the first of two games on the road against Dieruff on Wednesday, Sept. 11.
Northampton came out strong scoring a 9-0 victory. Leading the way for Northampton was senior...
The Northampton girls varsity volleyball team served up some exciting contests this week.
After one nonconference game and two conference matchups, the girls maintained a 3-4 record overall and eventually picked up their first league win to improve to 1-4.
In their first game of the week against Pocono Mountain East at home on Sept. 10, Northampton dominated the court and took the win in three matches with scores of 25-8, 25-9, 25-16.
In that contest Anona Bauman had six...
Just when Northampton thought they had one week on the schedule to lighten the load, Bethlehem Catholic comes rolling into town with momentum.
The K-Kids dropped to 0-3 on the season following a 48-7 loss to Parkland last week. The Kids have faced the toughest three week gauntlet to start the season and it will continue this week at home (Nazareth) against Becahi (2-1).
The Golden Hawks earned more respect in one loss than in two wins, clawing their way to a 49-35 defeat...
The Northampton girls varsity soccer team kicked off their fall season with a new leader at the helm.
Former Bethlehem Catholic coach Gus Belaires returned to Northampton this season amid hopes of rebuilding the girls' soccer program. Before his five seasons at Bethlehem Catholic, Belaires served on the coaching staff of both the boys and girls teams at Northampton.
The Northampton girls soccer team endured a tough 5-13 record in the 2012 fall season but with new leadership and...
It's no secret that Northampton's football team has a tough three-game stretch to open the football season.
It was the same last year and it's the same this year, as Stroudsburg, Nazareth and Parkland round out the first three weeks of their 2013 agenda.
So, as the Konkrete Kids sit at 0-2 following a 44-23 loss to Nazareth last week, they have to face the wrath of a Parkland team that just got whipped by Easton 24-0 last week.
"I think we have the toughest opening three...
Kelly Backenstoe talked about "having fun and communicating" at practice last Saturday.
Backenstoe's Northampton field hockey team took her prodding and bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Parkland with a 2-1 victory over host Nazareth.
The beginning of the Lehigh Valley Conference play began last Wednesday with a 2-1 victory over host Whitehall.
Then, Friday "the roof sort of fell in" as the Kids "looked bad" in the first half as the Trojans scored twice. But, the Kids "...
Northampton's boys soccer team beat Eastburg South and Parkland in recent matches.
Against East Stroudsburg, the Kids won 3-1.
Tim Kelly finished an open net shot four minutes into the first half and the route was on as the Northampton boys won their home opener last Wednesday afternoon.
Ian Miller played the first ball to Sam Gaye, who slotted the ball to Kelly, who found paydirt early.
AJ Schroettner got the second goal off of a ball played across the box from...