Northampton Press

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Local umps get the call

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Every year, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Reading Fightin’ Phils play an exhibition game for charity. Among all of the planning that goes into putting the game together is finding umpires to work the game. Minor League umpires aren’t allowed to work the game, so the teams generally turn to PIAA umpires. This year’s game was played at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, and when there is anything to do with umpiring, the IronPigs turn to Marty Ondrovic for help. This year, Ondrovic called on some...

Volleyball aims to get on track

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

After finishing with three wins a year ago, Northampton looks to make amends on the volleyball court this season.

The Kids (3-2) appeared to be refreshed and primed to learn from last year’s mistakes and turn that into progress this spring under head coach Dave Faust.

With last year’s team going through the growing pains of being a young group, a year of maturity and experience should do the Kids well.

“Since we were very young, starting mostly sophomores a junior and...

Angerman, Kids ready for next level

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Jared Angerman knew something wasn’t quite right with the team last year.

The current Northampton senior believed last year’s senior players weren’t all that comfortable with their roles on the team.

“The seniors were really nervous for whatever reason about last year,” Angerman said. “They just didn’t seem comfortable. I don’t know how much it affected the team. But the seniors this year are ready to take this team to the next level.”

Angerman is one of a handful of...

Kids compete at recent Lions Classic

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton’s K.J. Fenstermacher and Danny Moran had one last chance to wear the Northampton colors in the recently held Easton Lions Club Wrestling All-Star Classic.

Fenstermacher was a 6-4 winner over Matt Valli of Warren Hills at 132. Moran lost by fall to Matt Kolonia of Delaware Valley at 138.

Pennsylvania defeated New Jersey 26-21. Becahi’s Mikey Labriola and Niko Camacho were among the area winners. Each picked up victories, as Labriola added another technical fall to...

NHS track teams start season with three wins

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton track team got off to a great start to their season with two close wins over Bethlehem Catholic. The girls beat the Hawks 77.16-72.8 while the boys won 78-72.

Lyndsey Gallagher broke the Al Erdosy Stadium record in the 3200. She ran a 11:39 which broke the old stadium record of 11:46, held by Joelle Perelli and set in 2016.

Alexis Barrall was the only field event winner winning the pole vault, but clearing 10-0, a new school record.

Victoria Keenan was...

Girls have high expectations

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton softball team got off to a hot start despite some cool temperatures.

The won their first two games against Fleetwood and East Stroudsburg North, but recently fell to Emmaus to start off East Penn Conference play.

The girls will be led by four seniors this year in Taylor Keeney, Hallie Muffley, Anna Filchner and Jillian Muthard. Keeney will pitch for the kids while Huffley and Filchner make the Kids solid up the middle as Muffley plays short and Filchner second....

Kids tennis team starts off season with 4-2 mark

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton boys tennis team is off to a 4-2 start so far this season, looking to improve from a 6-10 mark from last season.

The Kids posted wins against Easton (4-3), Freedom (4-3) and Wilson (4-1) with losses coming against Pleasant Valley (5-2) and Stroudsburg (4-3).

The team is looking to get past the graduation of Tom Reinhard, a four-year starter, as well as Kevin Trinkle, who was a two-year starter.

“We are inexperienced and most players are new to the game,”...

Baseball team gets off to a hot start

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s baseball team got the start that it needed. And the Konkrete Kids did it in grand fashion.

Heading into this weeks’ play, the Kids began with a 2-0 record due to two lopsided wins. They opened with a convincing 9-3 win over perennial playoff power North Pocono and followed with a 12-1 rout of East Stroudsburg North.

More importantly, it gave the Kids a sturdy cushion to start their always ultracompetitive East Penn Conference play.

This time around, the...

Volleyball falls to Liberty

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Sports

On April 4, Liberty defeated the Northampton boys volleyball team 3-1 inside Liberty High, leaving the Kids with a 2-2 record on the year.

The ’Canes won the first set by a score of 25-12 as NHS fell to an early 7-3 deficit. The Kids couldn’t muster the strength to get back into the fight during the first set, but it served as a wake up call.

The Kids stepped up to win the second set 25-21. Originally down 8-3, Northampton gained steam after keying in on multiple blocks. The...

K-Kids part of Via games

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The 42nd Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic was played Saturday at Northampton Community College, pitting senior all-stars against one another in four separate games. The West squad featured seniors from Central Catholic, Northampton, Northwestern, Parkland and Whitehall among other Lehigh Valley teams.

The West came up on the short end of the score in both games, with the girls falling 56-49 and the boys suffering a 121-97 loss.

In the girls game, the lead bounced back and...