Northampton Press

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Kids beat Allen, Dieruff

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Northampton cross country had a meet at Parkland High School on Tuesday, Sept. 18, against Allen, Dieruff, and Parkland.

Both boys and girls teams went 2-1 on the day with wins over Allen and Dieruff, and a loss to Parkland. That brings the boys record to 4-2 on the season and the girls record to 3-3.

It wasn’t an ideal day for the runners given the weather and recent weather-related events of the last week.

“Conditions were not great for this meet as it was unseasonably...

Volleyball gets a win

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton Konkrete Kids girls volleyball team evened their record on the season at 3-3 following a straight-set, 25-18, 25-14, 25-14 home win over Pocono Mountain East.

The Kids struggled to separate themselves early in the first set, allowing the Cardinals to hang around at 19-15 before Lindsey Nemeth finally closed it out with a service ace.

The second and third sets were never in doubt as the Kids’ held leads of 16-9 and 16-5 on the strength of their superior serving...

Outdoors: crickets a sound of summer time

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

A sound of late summer customarily starts at dusk and continues through the night hours. And the sound emanates from a source not often seen unless flushed from a hiding place in flower beds, high grasses, under rocks or under trash cans.

What we speak of are crickets. The little black (or brown) crawlers that some anglers use as bait when fishing for bass. Others enjoy hearing their constant chirping when their home windows are open at night. Others wished they’d go away as their...

Hawks hand Parkland second loss; Whitehall picks up first win

Saturday, September 15, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Hawks came back from an early 13-0 deficit to beat Parkland 24-16.

Bethlehem Catholic (3-1) outscored the Trojans 17-0 in the second half and 24-3 in the final three quarters. The Trojans (2-2) only points after the first quarter was a 48-yard field goal by Devin Bartholomew late in the first half.

Nicholas Lucien (4 receptions, 155 yards) caught a pair of touchdown catches for the Hawks, while Paul Carreras (3 carries, 73 yards) ran for...

NHS pounds PV

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by NICHOLAS SEAGREAVES in Sports

On Friday Northampton hosted Pleasant Valley in an early Eastern Pennsylvania North Division clash.

The Konkrete Kids were hoping to continue their winnings ways after a big win against Dieruff (49-0) the week prior. Meanwhile the Bears came into this game looking for their first win of the season after losing to William Allen (14-33) last week.

This game was all Northampton from start to finish.

The Konkrete Kids jumped out to a 21-0 lead before the first quarter ended...

Boys top WHS, PHS

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by NICHOLAS SEAGREAVES in Sports

An early EPC Skyline divisional soccer meeting on Sept. 5 saw local rivals Northampton travel to Whitehall.

Only separated by a couple of miles it makes this match extra special for both teams. The two teams were going into this game with different intentions. Northampton, coming off a loss to Emmaus (3-2), wanted to get their first win of the season. While Whitehall, coming off its win against Nazareth (5-1), wanted to keep its winning ways going.

Under the lights at Whitehall...

Young K-Kids look to make push to playoffs

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton Konkrete Kids field hockey team enters the 2018 season with high hopes after a District XI Class 3A quarterfinal appearance and narrowly missing out on an EPC playoff bid last season.

While last year’s team featured seven seniors, sophomores fill seven of the 15 varsity roster spots this season.

“I do have a younger team this year,” said head coach Carrie Saul. “I’m definitely looking forward to having those core group of girls get a lot of experience this year...

Outdoors: Archery seasons set to begin

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The most anticipated archery deer hunting season kicks off this Saturday in Wildlife Management Areas 2B, 5C and 5D. The statewide archery deer season begins two weeks later on Sept. 29. Coincidentally, the early archery bear season also opens Sept. 15 in the same trio of WMUs.

But the primary pursuit is deer. And we do have an abundance of them. In fact, too many in certain areas.

Most recently about a dozen Salisbury Township residents voiced their concern at a commissioners...

Kids volleyball team falls to Parkland

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton girls volleyball team dropped their match to Parkland Tuesday evening on Bob Nemeth Court with set scores of 8-25, 18-25, and 16-25.

Their record slipped to 1-2 on the season and in conference.

Parkland, the preseason #4 ranked team in PA class 4A, entered the game at 1-1 on the heels of a five-set loss to Emmaus. While beating a team as perennially strong as Parkland is always a tall task, head coach Jessica Finlayson was disappointed that the Kids did not play...

Northampton tennis team sitting at 3-3 on season

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton girls tennis team began a tough 2018 schedule with determination and the drive to win.

Last Tuesday afternoon Northampton matched up against district champion Easton. While the Rovers brought back several of their strongest players from last year’s district tournament winning team, Northampton still played a tough game. In the end the Northampton girls lost to Easton, but put up a good fight, losing two matches in a tiebreaker.

Northampton head coach Kim Davis...