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Volleyball team beats Parkland for first time

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton volleyball team has been making a little history in recent matches.

Last week, the team defeated always-powerful Parkland in five sets, jumping out to a 2-0 lead with 25-20 and 25-23 wins in sets one and two.

The Trojans seemingly took back momentum, though, winning sets three and four by scores of 25-13 and 25-18, respectively. But the Kids battled back and won the fifth set 15-11. It was the first time in program history the volleyball team was able to knock...

Kids look for another win over ESN

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

With two consecutive lopsided victories, Northampton head football coach Kyle Haas finds himself with an added luxury.

It also will help the Konkrete Kids’ defense further solidify itself down the stretch as they seek an East Penn Conference (EPC) North crown.

“We’re able to get more kids an opportunity to play,” said Haas, whose team (2-1, 2-0 EPC North) blew out Pleasant Valley 63-7 last week. “They are getting into games and doing well. That will help us this year and next...

K-Kids top Zephs in volleyball

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton and Whitehall girls volleyball teams renewed their Cement Belt rivalry last Thursday night at Whitehall High School.

The two teams had split their contests last year, but this match was dominated by the Kids in straight sets, 25-6, 25-14 and 25-15.

The Zephyrs had entered the match with reason to be confident after taking a set off perennial power Nazareth in their opening match. However, the match proved costly as Whitehall lost their setter, Lexi Crum to...

NHS girls get past WHS

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The 2019-2020 Cement Belt challenge kicked off with the Whitehall boys soccer team drawing first blood on Northampton’s home field with a 4-2 victory.

A few hours later, the Konkrete Kids’ girls soccer team evened the standings by scoring a 2-0 win on the Zephyrs’ home turf.

Senior tri-captain Abbi Czarnecki got Northampton on the board in the first 5 minutes of the game when she took a pass from Alex Benedict and slotted the ball under the goalie’s arms.

“That’s the...

Boys soccer tops Central

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

The Northampton boys soccer team capitalized late in the firs half, and then relied on some late saves in the second half to defeat Allentown Central Catholic on Monday for their first win of the season.

The game’s lone goal came with 49 seconds remaining in the opening half. It was the result of a nifty header by Joseph Tiwold as he notched his first goal of the season.

The ball, launched off the foot of Cole Clapp, arced toward the box where Joseph played it in midair, his...

Outdoors: Cooler water should mean better fishing

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Friday’s severely dropping temperatures could be a hint that fall is on the way. As such, fresh water fish traditionally go on the feed as cooler water temps signal the feeding frenzy, says our local fishing reporters.

Willie, from Willie’s Bait & Tackle in Cementon, reports Leaser Lake is the hot spot with customers picking up muskies on jumbo minnows while bass anglers are nailing largemouths on large shiners. As for Lehigh River, Willie said it’s dead of late although one avid...

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Thursday, September 12, 2019 by The Press in Sports

DARTS

Suburban Dart League

Standings

Salem UCC 2 1

Ebenezer 2 1

Emmanuel 2 1

Bath Luth 2 1

Star of Beth 2 1

Farmersville 1 2

Light of Christ 1 2

Dryland 1 2

Christ UCC 1 2

St. Paul’s 1 2

St. Stephen’s 0 0

Emmanuel (6-2, 5-0) at Christ UCC (5-3)

Em - Jim Hill 5-12 HR, Bob Bast 5-13 HR, Troy Haydt 4-12 HR, Bruce Danyluk 4-13, Dave Williams HR.

C - Keith Laudenslager 5-12 HR, Eric...

NHS announces HOF night

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The 2019 Northampton Area High School Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, during halftime of the home football game vs. East Stroudsburg South.

An inductee meet and greet in the natatorium lobby will take place from 6:30-7 p.m. Kickoff of the Northampton vs. East Stroudsburg South football game is 7 p.m. with the ceremony taking place in Al Erdosy Stadium during an extended, 20-minute halftime after the visiting band performs.

Our list of inductees...

Pete’s Top-10: Nazareth looks to dethrone Freedom

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

Week 4 of the poll features the most movement this season as teams settle into their identities. Freedom remains steadfast at the top, but face a hungry Nazareth squad looking for respect.

Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic will be in a battle this week, while Central Catholic and Whitehall are in desperation mode.

Southern Lehigh’s impressive romp over Notre Dame catapults them into the poll as well.

With three weeks of action in the books, Week 4 will continue to prove...

Kids Roundup: Cross country hosts senior day

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton cross country team celebrated senior day on Tuesday, Sept. 10 in a home meet at Bicentennial Park in East Allen Township.

The team honored Vince Gallagher, Thomas Martinez, Marcus Newhart, Isaiah Tyler, Lena Kugelman, Marissa Mele and Olivia Rigo.

As for the meet itself, both the boys and girls had successful days. The boys went 3-0 on the day with wins against Central Catholic, Emmaus and Whitehall. The girls went 2-1 with wins against Central Catholic and...