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Kids golf team feels it's on the rise

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by SCOTT W. PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton golf team played well this year, and only a key early season loss has them wondering what could have been as far as winning the LVC.

The Kids lost to Emmaus in their opening match, one in which they did not have their top player in senior Evan Notaro. So, it appears the Hornets will grab the LVC title this year. However, NHS may have a chance to get revenge if it can make it to team districts at Willowbrook in Catasauqua on Oct. 3. The Kids need Moravian or Notre Dame...

Girls top Central, Becahi

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Northampton's tennis team stayed unbeaten with wins over Central and Becahi.

The Kids beat Central 4-3 and Becahi 5-2.

The McCall sisters again won all over their matches over the span of both games. Darby, at number-one, beat Central's Linda Nguyen 6-0, 6-1 and Becahi Mara Blachard 6-3, 7-5. At two, Madison beat Central's Josie Airoldi 7-5, 6-1 and Becahi's Nina Kopy 6-2, 6-3. Avery knocked off Central's Jen Hildbrant 6-3, 6-3 and Becahi's Allison Barcznski 6-0, 7-5 at number-...

Girls soccer gets win

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton girls soccer team picked up its first win of the season last week.

The girls blanked Dieruff 2-0 on Sept. 13.

NHS scored a goal in the first and second half to secure the win. Leandra Sterner scored in the first half off an assist from Krista Schroettner. In the second half, Sarah Fribanck found the back of the net on a pass from Lauren Sterner.

Northampton would fall to Bethlehem Catholic on Sept. 15, 5-1.

The girls held the Hawks to just one...

Girls tennis team making their mark in LVC

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

While Parkland has been designated as favorites for the Lehigh Valley Conference crown this fall, Northampton quietly has been emerging as a true sleeper pick in the conference, a pick that has made it a joy to see double.

However, the Konkrete Kids could also soon surface as a legitimate favorite to win the LVC title.

With a 6-1 win over Easton Monday, the Kids kept their season unscathed with a stellar 8-0 mark. Last season, the Kids had a banner season in which they posted...

Northampton field hockey team off to hot start

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Last week it was a mixture of defense and offense that paid off for Northampton's field hockey team.

This week, it was another mixture of defense and offense - with more emphasis on defense as the Konkrete Kids racked up a pair of overtime victories.

Coach Kelly Backenstoe's squad registered 2-1 wins over Whitehall and Parkland as the Konkrete Kids opened Lehigh Valley Conference play with wins over key North Division foes.

The wins boosted Northampton's record to 4-0...

Kids boys soccer team looks to get on track

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton boys soccer team (1-3 overall; 1-1 in LVC) has gotten off to a rough start to the season.

But despite last Friday's 3-0 defeat to Parkland (3-0 overall; 2-0 in LVC) in their first conference game of the season, head coach Craig Carvin isn't worried too much about his squad's play just two weeks into the season.

"I'm not worried about the first three games," said Carvin. "Two years ago - the first year that we went to Districts in who knows how long - we started...

Lederer takes fifth

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Alec Lederer has lofty goals for his senior year. Through the season's first big race, he feels on pace to achieve them.

Lederer took fifth place Saturday at the 34th annual DeSales Invitational Cross Country Meet, beating all District 11 Class AAA runners in his first race of the season.

It was a good start to a season that the Northampton senior hopes ends with a District 11 title and a trip to the state championships.

"Hopefully a district championship," he said...

Kids fall to Eagles

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

A week after football euphoria, Northampton's football team was grounded at Nazareth.

The Konrete Kids (1-1, 0-1) fell to the Blue Eagles 63-28 last week in a scoreline that can be deceiving to the average box score reader.

Nazareth (2-0, 1-0) exploded in the second quarter with 49 points, two of which were interception returns for scores to provide daggers in Northampton hearts.

Zach Berman returned both interceptions for touchdowns from 8 and 34 yards out to give the...

NHS golf team improves to 9-1

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton golf team picked up three recent victories and improved to 9-1 on the year.

On Monday, Sept. 10, the Kids beat Palmerton 376-491. Evan Notaro led the way for the Kids with a 72 at Blue Ridge Country Club. Kevin Kunkle had a 74 and Tyler Smith a 75. Anthony Cavallo was right behind with a 76 and Carter Test had a 79.

The Kids defeated Becahi and Central last week. Northampton shot 383 and was led by Notaro's 68. Becahi had just one loss coming into the match and...

D-11 to use new rating system

Friday, August 24, 2012 by The Press in Sports

PIAA District 11 is pleased to announce the adoption of a new power rating system to be used beginning immediately for fall sports in 2012, and progressing through the 2012-13 athletic seasons.

The power rating system and its policies and timelines were adopted on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 during the District 11 committee meeting.

Modeled after the system that PIAA District 3 uses to determine its playoff participants, the system places increased emphasis on strength of schedule...