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Girls continue to be 'solid'

Thursday, September 20, 2012 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

"Solid" is the word that fits when talking about Northampton's field hockey team.

Coach Kelly Backenstoe uses that word often when speaking about her unbeaten Konkrete Kids.

Northampton scored two more wins this past week - starting out with Nazareth 2-0 and trouncing Dieruff 7-1 - to raise the Kids' record to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Lehigh Valley Conference.

"I feel great. We've been solid on offense and on defense. Three of our wins were against North Division...

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...

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...

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...

GOLF Notaro, Kunkle win Wasser Cup

Friday, August 24, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Evan Notaro has had a busy summer and has played in a number of highly competitive and memorable tournaments on the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) tour this summer.

Yet, his share in one recent victory will likely be remembered for a while and also could play a prominent role in Northampton's golf season this fall.

Notaro teamed with fellow senior Kevin Kunkle to recently capture the 12th annual Wasser Cup title at Shepherd Hills Golf Course. The Wasser Cup began in...

Marcks' dedication, hard work paid off

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Alesha Marcks knows when it will be time to turn her attention to her career choice of nursing.

In the meantime, Marcks will enter Moravian College in the fall to eventually play basketball for the Greyhounds program and embark on a nursing career.

It has been a trademark in her life, as she has methodically and meticulously developed her high school career.

Before she takes those steps, however, Marcks has a memorable athletic career to relish from Northampton High...