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Northampton boys soccer falls to Parkland

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

A disappointing opening 40 minutes pitted Northampton in a quick 3-0 deficit during Tuesday's Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC) boys' soccer game against Parkland.

And while the Konkrete Kids seemed to have found some momentum with a goal two minutes into the second half, that early lead was too much of a cushion to spot a team of the caliber that the Trojans are.

The Trojans responded with consecutive goals six minutes apart in the second half to put to rest any thoughts...

Kids split two golf matches

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by The Press in Sports

Northampton's golf team split two recent matches. They edged Pleasant Valley and lost to Parkland.

The Kids knocked off the Bears 419-421.

Carter Test once again led the way with a 74. Jack Test had an 81 and Taylor Foust carded an 85.

Mike Kovalchik shot 88 and Ryan Folland shot a 91.

The Bears were led by Ryan Adamonis' 79. Their four other golfers all shot under 90 in the loss.


The Kids fell to a tough Parkland team, 385-436.

All five...

Kids snap losing streak

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton's 19-game losing streak, dating back to the 2012 season, was officially put to bed last Friday night following the Kids 40-6 victory over Allen.

First-year Northampton head coach Mark Scisly knows it was an important hurdle to get over, as he looks to transform the Kids into winners.

"It was definitely exciting for the team," he said of last week's convincing win. "To win the way we did was good for us. The kids have worked hard all offseason and they earned it."...

Girls beat 'Canes; Boys start 1-1

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The boys soccer team was involved in two, 1-0 games to start their season, winning one of them.

The Kids needed extra time to notch their first win of the season on Friday versus a feisty Colonial League opponent in Notre Dame Green Pond.

Cameron Peploe scored in the fourth minute of overtime, drilling a hard shot low to the far post for the 1-0. victory. The winning goal was set up when Jared Fantasia took the ball up the right flank and fed Peploe, who dribbled 15 yards...

Girls off to a fast start

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Kelly Backenstoe's Konkrete Kids are off to a "great start" in field hockey.

Northampton won its first three games - two in the new Eastern Pennsylvania Conference -- and Backenstoe says it is due to "great balance on offense and defense."

The K-Kids opened with a 6-1 nonleague win over neighboring Catasauqua, then shut out Liberty 1-0 and Allen 3-0 in EPC contests.

"That was two good league wins over quality teams," said Backenstoe Tuesday after Northampton's win over...

FootGolf comes to Olde Homestead

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

If you're a soccer enthusiast or simply looking for an intriguing hobby, Olde Homestead golf course in New Tripoli might have what you need.

In addition to its beautiful 18-hole championship golf course, Olde Homestead now has a FootGolf course, which was expanded onto its nine-hole par-3 course.

FootGolf is big sport in Europe and South America. Two years ago the American Football League brought it to the United States and it's now an growing sport here with the American...

Golf falls to Liberty

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by The Press in Sports

Liberty edged Northampton in golf 437-438.

Jacob Siegfried shot a low-round of 78 for LHS.

The Kids were led by Carter Test who shot a 79.

Jack Test was next with an 83. Taylor Foust had an 89 and Corey Feist had a 90 while Mike Kovalchik had a 97.

For Liberty, Vinnie Marfisi had an 84, Owen Hawk an 87, Morgan Krauss a 94 and Dominic Rosario a 94.

LV takes Silver

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by The Press in Sports

Ian Csencsits and Will Stackhouse, both upcoming juniors at Northampton Area High School, were key members of the Lehigh Valley team in the Scholastic Division of the Keystone State Games baseball tournament held July 31-Aug. 3 at various fields across the Harrisburg/Hershey area. Tryouts were held for juniors and seniors over June and July to fill the LV team, which consisted of 20 players from across the Lehigh Valley and Pocono areas. Eight regional teams from across the state...

Concerns come with start of fall sports season

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by The Press in Sports

Editor's note - this is part three of a three-part release from the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

The start of a new school year in the Keystone State means a new PIAA fall sports season is here.

With plenty of energy after a summer of training, student-athletes and coaches are eager to hit the fields and courts for official practices, while fans start to make plans for Friday Night Lights.

The fall months are an exciting time for those who enjoy sports whether you're a...

Golfers pick up two wins

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton golf team picked up a couple of wins as their season started last week.

The Kids defeated Pocono Mountain West 488-494 at par-72 Pocono Farms Country Club.

Carter Test led the way with an 80 to top all scorers. Mike Kovalchik shot a 94, Jack Test a 97, Corey Feist a 99 and Adam Schissler a 118.

Pocono was led by Tim Gaudette's 82.

In a tri-match with East and Eastburg South at Southmoore's par-71, the Kids split, falling to Easton 408-441 and...