Northampton Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

Boggs walks off Kids vs. Kutztown

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

Senior Hannah Boggs had never had a walk off hit before.

She got her first in style with a two-run home run in the bottom of the 7th inning to lift Northampton to a 6-5 win over Kutztown on Saturday.

“I put everything into that swing,” she said. “I felt a little bit of pressure, but I knew I had to get it done.”

When asked if she knew it was gone the moment she hit it, Boggs responded without hesitation, “Yeah.”

Catcher Madison Fraley set the table for Boggs with...

Baseball team gets their bats going

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel always referred to warm weather as “hittin’ season.”

Well, the weather hasn’t warmed up that much yet, but the Northampton Konkrete Kids are finally coming into a bit of their own ‘hittin’ season.’ It took the Kids 14 innings until they picked up their first hit of the season in the seventh inning against Emmaus in what turned out to be a 2-0 loss that got the team off to an 0-2 start in the EPC. Since then, Northampton has scored 20 runs in two...

Kids sweep Bears in track and field

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton track and field teams swept Pleasant Valley on Monday afternoon. The girls were 86-64 winners while the boys won 79-71.

For the girls, Amber Poniktera led the way with a double victory on the day. Poniktera took first in the 800 and 1600 events.

Other winners for the girls were Raine Korpics in the 100, Georgia Wiswesser in the 3200, Mikayla Davidson in the pole vault, Abi Czarnecki in the long jump, Brooke Rockovits in the triple jump and Reia Sanchez in the...

Volleyball moves to 3-2

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton boys volleyball team evened their record on the season at 2-2 with a straight-set victory over Southern Lehigh Friday night at Pete Schneider Gymnasium.

The Kids’ defensive prowess was on display in the first set. After briefly falling behind 4-3, Northampton put the clamps on the Spartans’ service game, allowing them only a single point on serve, as they dominated 25-12.

The team came out a little flat in the second set and fell behind 22-18. A five-point run...

Outdoors: Trout opener sees great conditions

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Saturday’s regional trout season opener in the southeast saw unusually warm temperatures, no rain and normal water levels. Three factors that have deterred several past trout openers.

In talking to several anglers along the Little Lehigh off Fish Hatchery Road, the general consensus was that the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission should return to a statewide opening day as it was felt anglers from other counties fish locally making for crowded conditions on area streams and...

Tennis picks up another victory

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton boys tennis team furthered their winning record this Tuesday with a 6-1 win over East Stroudsburg North.

In a season that the boys have dedicated to their former coach and perhaps still their biggest fan, Kim Davis, the Northampton boys have achieved a 6-3 record overall and continue to make both their former and current coaches proud.

“They are a great group of kids,” said head coach Daniele Bowman. “They work hard at practice, everyone shows up and they just...

Lacrosse teams still looking for first win

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton girls lacrosse team is still searching for its first win of the season following a 20-4 loss to Freedom Saturday morning.

The Kids has reason to be optimistic entering the game coming off a narrow, 9-7 loss to Moravian Academy on Thursday.

The Patriots scored first, three minutes into the game. One minute later Gillian Rogerson tallied the equalizer.

Northampton was a player short on a yellow card when Freedom regained the lead at the 18:28 mark of the...

Phantoms continue playoff push

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When the Philadelphia Flyers lost to the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, it ended their hopes of reaching the NHL playoffs.

For the Phantoms, their chase for a spot in the postseason continues on thanks to having picked up nine points in their last six games. A tough schedule over the season’s final seven games – including two games in Charlotte and two games at home against rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton - could make it difficult to move from sixth in the Atlantic Division to fourth,...

NHS baseball hopes to answer questions early

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Every year, Northampton head baseball coach Mick Sugra is faced with a series of questions and issues before the season.

For the Konkrete Kids, it usually has been about replacing and refilling in their lineup.

However, this year, the situation may be a little more challenging.

The Kids are looking to replace three starters in the infield, to fill a hole or two in the outfield, and to augment their pitching staff.

“We lost a lot of offense from last year,” said...

Northampton hockey program has bright future

Thursday, March 28, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton head hockey coach Brian Ruff likes to refer to the process as “climbing the ladder.”

It is the process that has helped Ruff’s team continue to have success and also to be one of the top contenders in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL). This past season, Northampton lost to Parkland in the finals.

Until recently when Parkland and Nazareth each established one, Northampton was the lone program that had an outlet for kindergarten, first and second grade...