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Girls soccer back on map

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton girls varsity soccer team ended their 2013 Season last week with a 1-0 loss to Pocono Mountain West in 2013 District 11 AAA Playoffs.

The loss was a bittersweet end to a season that has revived the girls soccer program at Northampton as their 9-10-0 overall record is one of the best the team has experienced in recent years.

This playoff loss brought an end to coach Gus Belaires' first season as the head coach for Northampton.

Belaires came to Northampton...

NAA youth teams to play this weekend

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The Atlas Sports Complex will host first round playoffs of the Suburban-Blue Mountain Youth Football League this Saturday, Nov. 2, which will include two of our very own NAA football teams.

The Pee Wee game kicks off at 10 a.m. and features the NAA vs. Nazareth Little Blue Eagles.

The Junior Varsity game begins at 11:30 a.m. and also features the NAA vs. Nazareth Little Blue Eagles

At 1 p.m. is the Varsity game which is the Nazareth Little Blue Eagles playing...

Kunkle ends HS career

Friday, October 25, 2013 by ED HEDES in Sports

Northampton senior Kevin Kunkle knew what to expect when he began play Monday morning in the PIAA Golf Championships at Heritage Hills Golf Course in York.

Kunkle, who made it to states as a junior last year, set his goal to better the score he had on the par-71 course he shot 12 months earlier. Shooting 21 over par with a 79 and 84 in the two-day tournament last year, that was definitely within reach.

It wasn't as good a two-day total that Kunkle wanted this time around, but...

Four teams battle in tourney to benefit breast cancer

Friday, October 25, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Becky Tyson didn't hesitate in reference to her reaction to being a participant in the third annual Football for a Cure Powder Puff Football game that is a fundraiser for breast cancer.

"Absolutely," boasted the Hokendauqua player, who has played all three years of the contests. "Heck, yeah, I love it! We all played hard and it is very intense. It is for a great cause and a terrific fundraiser.

"We all want to win, but we're really playing to help stop breast cancer."


Girls must wait until Saturday

Friday, October 25, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's "second season" begins Saturday in field hockey.

Coach Kelly Backenstoe's Konkrete Kids drew the No. 3 seed in the District 11 PIAA Class 3A tournament but will have to wait until Saturday to play.

The Konkrete Kids (12-5-1 in the regular season) are seeded third behind Mountain Valley Conference titlist Stroudsburg and in front of fourth-seeded Parkland of LVC.

The Kids, who are 12-6-1 overall, will face off against either Liberty or Easton at home...

Squirrel, ruffed grouse, woodcock seasons begins

Friday, October 25, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

This past weekend (Oct. 19) marked the opening of squirrel hunting season, the one-week muzzleloader season for antlerless deer, plus the ruffed grouse and woodcock season. These all coincide with the ongoing archery deer-hunting season throughout the Pennsylvania.

These multiple seasons pose a situation for all hunters in that muzzleloader hunters need to wear a minimum of 250 square inches of fluorescent orange at all times while hunting. And this requirement, says the PGC, applies...

Pete's Top-10 Whitehall vs. Easton this week

Friday, October 25, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

A season full of minimal twists finally brings some intrigue this week with perhaps the most evenly matched up games in the poll this year.

Can Whitehall steal a win at Easton?

Has Nazareth hit their full stride heading into the final two weeks?

Will a reeling Bethlehem Catholic wake up from their slump?

And who earns the right to say they play second fiddle in the Colonial League?

All things are answered in this week's top ten.

1. Parkland (7-1)...

LVC-MVC merger picture becoming clearer

Friday, October 25, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

The new-look, 18-team Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Athletic Conference got some clarity last week when initial reports of potential scheduling and divisional alignment surfaced.

Athletic directors from all schools met recently to hash out what the future of the LVC would look like and the rumored talks of Bethlehem Catholic moving up north for football appear to be in order.

Football will feature two divisions of nine teams, as Bethlehem Catholic, Dieruff and Allen will join...

Kids fall to 0-8

Friday, October 25, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

If the unraveling events over the course of the second half of last week's contest against Freedom wasn't enough, a torrential downpour in the final minutes was icing on the cake for a bad night.

The Patriots (2-6, 2-5) ended a five-game skid by blowing open a 3-0 halftime lead into 28-second half points for a 31-7 thumping over Northampton.

Northampton turned the ball over on their first two offensive plays of the third quarter to set up 14-points for the Pates, which the...

Kunkle advances to states

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

During senior Kevin Kunkle's golf career, he has played a lot of holes both scholastically and in individual competitions.

On Tuesday it came down to two playoff holes to decide if Kunkle qualified for states, or if his high school career would be over.

Kunkle played 18, solid regulation holes of golf at Golden Oaks Golf Club in Fleetwood in the PIAA East Regional Tournament on Tuesday in hopes of posting a score that would put him in the top-24 in AAA to qualify for the state...