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Whitehall, Northampton football programs help Hurricane Sandy victims

Thursday, November 15, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Who said that watching television isn't good for you?

The father and son duo of Tim and Dan Caffrey obviously used the television to spark an idea to help people that were ravaged from Hurricane Sandy.

As coaches at Northampton and Whitehall's freshman football teams, the Caffrey's decided to team up their high school allegiances for a greater cause by collecting donated goods to help people in the town of Union Bay, NJ over the weekend.

"We were just watching the...

Girls fall in semis

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Friday may have been the end of the season for Northampton's field hockey team, but remember the Kids "have a lot to celebrate," according to Coach Kelly Backenstoe.

Northampton's season ended with a 3-1 loss to Stroudsburg in the District 11 3A semifinals at Whitehall and, although there were plenty of tears it was a great season overall.

"Our senior leadership was great and even after Emily's (Nonnemacher) injury our girls didn't give up and kept pressing," said Backenstoe. "...

Kids fall to Whitehall, drop sixth straight

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It's been a long time since Northampton's football team experienced that winning feeling.

The hopes of a prosperous 2012 season appeared to be a reality after their week one upset over Stroudsburg, but that seems like an eternity ago for the Konrete Kids.

Northampton lost its sixth straight contest last Saturday night when they fell to Whitehall 45-3.

The Kids (2-8) haven't tasted victory since their September 21 victory over Bethlehem Catholic and have struggled to get...

PIAA NOTEBOOK Curry still going strong at Berwick

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by ROD FRISCO Special to the Press in Sports

Time never stands still. Neither, it turns out, does George Curry.

Curry, the state's leader in career high school football coaching victories, has made his return to sidelines at Berwick Area High School a spectacular one. At 8-1, Berwick has qualified for the upcoming District 2 Class AAA playoff and burnished Curry's extraordinary credentials.

Curry's decision to come out of retirement three years after saying his departure from coaching was permanent was by far the biggest...

Kids compete at state meet

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton cross country coach, Dan Benner, advised junior, Hayley Jackson, to get a good, fast start at the Class AAA PIAA State Cross Country Championships last weekend at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey, Pa.

Jackson followed his advice, and ultimately, completed the race in 21:03.

"I took it out pretty hard and wasn't terribly tired. I just wanted to stay up more, but I'm really happy with my time," Jackson said.

This was Jackson's second trip to Parkview,...

District 11 Football Notes - Week 8

Friday, November 2, 2012 by The Press in Sports

K.J. Williams of Liberty caught 13 passes against Easton to take the District 11 lead with 48. The 13 catches broke the school record of 10, held previously by Bob Mann (1983) and Robbie Opp (2001).

Colin McDermott of Central Catholic scored twice against Nazareth and now has 64 career TDs, tying Rashonn Drayton for the school record. McDermott moves by Tim Barlok (Beca), Scott Lavalva (Ban) and Woody Petchel (PA) on the all-area career rushing yardage list to 8th place with 4,659...

Pete's Top-10 A new team is at top of poll

Friday, November 2, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Finally, after nine weeks of the poll, we have a new king at the top and rightly so. Easton's slow demise, coupled with Parkland's rapid rise since week three of the season finally came to a head last week with the Rovers falling for the first time this season.

Whitehall makes a small jump as well, while Nazareth takes a nose dive in the poll.

With one week of action before districts, let's see who gears up for the postseason in the right way.

1. Parkland (7-2)


Lederer, Jackson make states

Friday, November 2, 2012 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton High School cross country runners, Alec Lederer and Hayley Jackson will be making the trip to the PIAA State Cross Country Championships on Nov. 3 after qualifying at the District XI Cross Country Championships last week at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course.

"It was a go-hard day," said Lederer, who won second place in 16:44. "This one mattered. I just went out and gave it 110-percent."

Easton's Colin Abert took first place in 16:21, and Parkland's Trevor Bergen was...

Girls in final four

Friday, November 2, 2012 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's field hockey team is in District 11's Class 3A "Final Four" and play today Thursday Stroudsburg.

The No. 3 seeded Konkrete Kids take on the No. 2 seeded Mountaineers at 3:20 at Whitehall High School with top-seeded Emmaus facing Bangor at 7:30 at Whitehall with the championship game slated for Saturday.

The semifinals were originally scheduled for Wednesday but Hurricane Sandy forced a change in the District 11 playoffs schedule with a 3A soccer game slated for 5...

Kids drop fifth straight

Friday, November 2, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

It was another somber night for the Northampton football team last Friday when they fell on the road against Liberty 21-14. The K-Kids fell behind 14-0 in the first half and 21-7 in the third quarter and could never level with the Hurricanes (2-7) en route to suffering their fifth straight defeat of the season.

"It's just inexperience," said head coach Jeff Brosky. "We're just too inexperienced on the offensive line and that's shown in every game this year. We didn't make plays when...