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Kids struggle to finish season

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton’s volleyball team may have finished the season on the downswing, but the K-Kids are looking for brighter things heading into next season.

After a strong start to the season, Northampton lost 10 of their final 11 games of the year to finish 7-11.

Head coach Jessica Finlayson knows that the experience of this year should help the team moving forward.

“Although our record may not reflect a winning season, I believe that our athletes learned that they have what...

Despite loss, season ends on high note

Friday, November 10, 2017 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton girls varsity soccer team ended their 2017 season last Thursday, Oct. 26, with a 3-0 loss against Easton in the second round of the PIAA District XI Championship tournament. Northampton finished the regular season 11-9-1 in a year that broke the norm for Northampton girls soccer.

After a 3-2 win over Liberty in the first round of the district tournament, the team knew facing a veteran team like Easton (18-4-1 in the regular season and tops in the EPC Steel division)...

Wiswesser, Perelli run at states

Friday, November 10, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton High School distance runners, Magen Perelli and Georgia Wiswesser, competed at the PIAA State Class 3A Cross Country Championships last Saturday at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey, Pa.

“I wasn’t nervous, but I was just thinking it was an honor to get to states, so whatever happened, happened,” said Wiswesser, a freshman. “I started pretty fast, faster than I would have usually started, and it really tired me out.”

Wiswesser slowed down over the next two...

NHS falls to Catty

Friday, November 10, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Four years ago, Drew Filchner and Kenzie Bradley first met each other playing on the same traveling basketball team.

Sunday night in Catasauqua, they both moved a step closer to the final chapters in their high school careers, a fare that was mostly light hearted, yet some pretty intense.

Bradley, a Catasauqua senior, led the Roughies to a 27-0 win over Northampton in their annual Powder Puff clash at Alumni Field. The event is the first step in a series of events toward the...

Outdoors: Suggestions for winter boating

Friday, November 10, 2017 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With colder weather oncoming many boaters and paddlers pack it in for the winter. But there are those who don’t let the cold bother them and continue to fish and paddle throughout the winter months. For those die-hards, BoatUS, the organization representing the boating sports, has these suggestions if going on-water during cold times, or even on warm winter days.

BoatUS says that it’s wise to know when to wear thermal protection be it with a dry or wet suit. However, a long-assumed...

Pete’s Top-10: Can Colonial teams take titles from the EPC? teams?

Friday, November 10, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Not many surprises occurred in last week’s opening round of the playoffs outside of Pocono Mountain West back handing second-seeded Stroudsburg. However, what else would you expect from an all MVC showdown?

Parkland got pushed farther than they would have liked, while Easton made a statement with their thumping over Nazareth.

Palisades should keep rolling, but what will their Colonial League counterparts Southern Lehigh and Saucon Valley do in their title matches with EPC foes...

Medical staffs save NFL player’s leg

Saturday, November 11, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Whether you are a fan of the National Football League or not these days, one thing that can’t be denied is the league has a lot of issues.

On top of the whole anthem debate, concussions are a big topic of conversation, and as much as my family and I love to watch the sport every Sunday, it’s a scary enough concern that my wife and I don’t plan to let our twin, 6-year-old boys ever take to a football field.

Even aside from concussions, there are enough other gruesome injuries...

Two runners head to states

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton High School runners Magen Perelli and Georgia Wiswesser qualified for states after competing in the District XI Cross Country Championships last Wednesday at Bethlehem Municipal Course.

“The past two years I’ve gotten very close [to states]. This year I started training a lot earlier since this was my goal since June. I just think I had a better mindset overall this season,” Perelli said.

Perelli, a junior, placed 15th at districts with a time of 20:47.

“...

Field hockey season comes to an end with loss to Green Hornets

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s field hockey season ended in a 6-1 loss to Emmaus in the PIAA District 11 Class 3A quarterfinals, but the Konkrete Kids know it is just another step along the way.

With seven seniors on their roster, the maturing Kids pushed their way through the always competitive East Penn Conference season and recorded 10 wins in the process.

They edged East Stroudsburg South, 2-1, in overtime in the opening round of the playoffs and also gained some introspective from it. The...

Kids fall to Whitehall

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

For the third week in a row, the Northampton football team dug an early hole that it could not escape from.

Whitehall’s Dez Boykin returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown as the Zephyrs defeated their Cement Belt rival 35-0 on Oct. 27.

Following Boykin’s kickoff return, it looked like the K-Kids would immediately answer. Northampton engineered a drive that lasted nearly 10 minutes, but ended in a fumble at the Whitehall five yard-line.

Whitehall’s offense had the...