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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...

K-Kids get a win vs. ESN

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

In the postgame huddle following the Northampton football team’s 53-8 win over East Stroudsburg North, head coach Kyle Haas’ tone seemed incongruous for addressing a team that has won three straight by an average score of 55-7.

“Sometimes when you hit a lull in your schedule, you tend to start to play down and you start to get into bad habits because you don’t have to do your responsibility to necessarily win,” he said. “But what happens is if you don’t do your job, when you play the...

District 11 Notes Through Week 3

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by DUKE HELM in Sports



Week 3

Running Backs

Nahjee Adams of Easton is the early district leader with 686 yards rushing through the first 3 weeks of the season. Brady Miller of Williams Valley is 2nd with 643 yards and Brandon Camire of Emmaus is the 3rd with 636 yards. Camire has rushed for over 200 yards in all 3 games. Camire also leads the District with 11 total TDs scored.

Asher Smith of Southern Lehigh has scored 10 TDs and Tavion Banks of Bethlehem...

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 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...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by The Press in Sports


Each week the National Football Foundation – Lehigh Valley Chapter, selects a high school football player of the week from its 33 local high schools. Winners are listed below:

Week 1 - Christian Arrington, running back from East Stroudsburg South High School (28 carries for 210 yards and 3 touchdowns) in a victory over Whitehall.

Week 2 – (Co-Winners) Nahjee Adams, running back from Easton (19 carries 278 yards and 3 touchdowns) in a victory over...

Football rolls by Pleasant Valley

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by RICH STRACK in Sports

Following Pleasant Valley’s 63-7 loss to Northampton last night, Bears’ coach, Blaec Seager post game speech to his troops was direct and unhesitating.

“To get where we want to go we have to stick together,” he said. “That is the only way we can continue to improve.”

Despite showing flashes from their triple option attack, the Bears had no answer to stop the Konkrete Kids’ many faceted offense that rolled up 448 yards and eight touchdowns.

Following the opening kick off...