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NHS tops Wyoming Valley West

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Sports

The seventh-seeded Northampton volleyball team defeated Wyoming Valley West 3-1 inside Whitehall High School on Thursday, May 18, to advance to the quarterfinals of the District 11 playoffs.

Coming into the match Northampton held a record of 9-7 on the year after having only three victories the year prior.

“We knew Wyoming Valley West, they have a couple of key hitters and we knew what to do to keep the ball away from them,” said Northampton head coach David Faust. “We’ve come...

Kids see volleyball season end after loss to Zephs

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Sports

Northampton’s season came to an end on May 18, as the Konkrete Kids lost to the Whitehall 3-1 in the quarterfinals of the District 11 3A playoffs.

“It’s a shame we allowed the first game to go to four sets (against Wyoming Valley West),” said Northampton head coach David Faust. “We fought hard, it was a hot one in here and you could tell that our legs got weary. Whitehall is a tough opponent, they keep coming and it is hard to stop their momentum. I wish we had fresher legs but I’m...

Baseball looks to top EHS again

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton will enter the PIAA District 11 Class 6A playoffs facing a familiar opponent, but the Kids know it is a different ballgame.

The Kids will begin district play for the seventh consecutive time under head coach Mick Sugra, hosting Emmaus Wednesday afternoon, after Press deadlines.

During the regular season, the Kids downed Emmaus, 6-1 and 10-4, in two East Penn Conference (EPC) matchups. The Kids last outing was a 4-0 defeat to Parkland in the EPC playoffs, ending...

Track competes at EPC meet

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO AND SCOTT PAGEL SPAGEL@TNONLINE.COM in Sports

The Northampton track and field team had a very strong showing at the East Penn Conference track and field meet last week, as they got set for the District 11 meet this week.

Alexis Barrall took first place in the girls pole vault to lead the way for the Kids. She cleared 10-0 to lead all other competitors, including Savanah Rivera of Whitehall who was second with a 9-0.

Barrall entered as the second seed, according to the Press’ most recent track and field top performance list...

Baseball defeated by PHS in EPC opener

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Northampton, unfortunately, the third time wasn’t the time.

The Konkrete Kids met Parkland for the third time this season, this latest time around in the quarterfinal round of the East Penn Conference playoffs Monday afternoon.

The seventh-seeded Kids couldn’t turn the trick, as they fell 4-0 to the second-seeded Trojans. Earlier in their two regular season meetings, the Kids were also blanked on both occasions, 8-0 on April 11, and 3-0 on May 8.

Their latest defeats...

Softball falls to PHS

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Northampton softball team knew it had a tough draw as the No. 8 seed facing No. 1 Parkland in the first round of the EPC softball playoffs. But the Kids could gain some confidence in the fact that they had played the undefeated Trojans to a one-run loss just four days before their playoff match up.

But Parkland also remembered that game. The Trojans used the first meeting as motivation for the playoff game, where they put up nine runs in the first three innings en route to a 9-1...

EPC Track and Field Results

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The following are results from last week’s track and field meet along with the top Northampton finisher where it applies.

BOYS

100 – 1. Julian Liaci (Naz) 10.67, 2. Eddie Brown (ESN) 11.04, 3. Julian Colon (Park) 11.15, 4. Khalil Edwards (PMW) 11.17;

200 – 1. Julian Liaci (Naz) 21.83, 2. Jahvanne Alexander (WA) 22.39, 3. Eddie Brown (ESN) 22.54, 4. Julian Colon (Park) 22.67;

400 – 1. Javier Hernandez (WA) 50.32, 2. Connor Tempro (Park) 50.85, 3. Omari Slocombe (...

Volleyball postseason kicks off this week

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The East Penn Conference volleyball playoffs will wrap up with Wednesday’s championship match between Emmaus and Whitehall, but the District 11 3A tournament will kick into action immediately on Thursday night with the pigtail and quarterfinal rounds taking place.

Northampton (9-7) comes into Thursday’s action as the seventh-seed, as they’ll square off at Whitehall against tenth-seeded Wyoming Valley West tonight at 5:30 p.m.

The winner will then advance to take on the second-...

Ettl just looking to throw strikes this year

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Mike Ettl began this season as a member of the Northampton baseball team with a simple philosophy.

“I just want to throw strikes,” said the junior hurler. “I’m not always worrying about striking people out. I’m just always thinking strikes.”

His motto has had residual effect for him and his team. Ettl threw six impressive, four-hit shutout innings in a 5-0 win over Allen April 13. It was his third win of the season in as many outings at the time, as he has worked with a...

EPC softball playoffs set

Friday, May 12, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference softball playoffs will look to beat the rain and get under way Friday afternoon.

By virtue of a perfect mark, the Parkland Trojans are this year’s number-one seed. They will face off against Northampton, which sneaks in as the number-eight seed. The two, of course, are very familiar Skyline Division opponents.

Liberty will take the second seed after finishing 14-2 in the EPC. They will take on seven-seed Whitehall, which is coming off a 9-8 shootout...