Northampton Press

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Football looks to get better

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

On paper, Northampton’s football team appears to be out to a strong start with a 2-1 record, posting consecutive shutouts in which they registered a total of 112 points.

Yet, head coach Kyle Haas knows the Konkrete Kids still need to fine tune some things even with a 63-0 trouncing of Pleasant Valley last Friday night.

The Kids had a 42-0 lead at halftime, and they scored on their first nine possessions.

“It was a big win and to win in that manner was good,” said Haas. “...

Boys win two meet races; girls take one

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

On Tuesday Sept. 11, the Northampton cross country teams had a meet at the Allentown Parkway scoring against Central Catholic, Emmaus and Whitehall.

The boys went 2-1 on the day with wins on Central and Whitehall. The girls went 1-2 on the day with a win against Whitehall.

The boys top-seven were: Evan Gillette (7th), Vince Gallagher (15th), Isaiah Tyler (25th), Zeke Coyler (26th), Owen Nahf (27th), Wyatt Poniktera (47th) and John Breslin (49th). There were 159 total boys...

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Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart



Star of Beth 3 0 1.00

St. Stephens 2 1 .667

Bath Luth 2 1 .667

Dryland 2 1 .667

Ebenezer 2 1 .667

Emmanuel 1 2 .333

Light 1 2 .333

Farmersville 0 0 .000

St. Paul’s 0 0 .000

Salem UCC 0 0 .000

Christ UCC 0 3 .000

St. Stephen’s (6-3, 3-1) at Ebenezer (5-1)

SS - Art Oberrader 5-12, Allan Beahm, Gary Buczynski 5-13, Allen Antry 4-12, John Hoysan 4-...

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...

Week 2 Football: Freedom takes down Parkland

Sunday, September 9, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Both Lehigh Valley high school leagues featured battles of unbeaten teams this week.

In the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, Freedom earned a 21-20 win over Parkland. In the Colonial League, Notre Dame (Green Pond) outlasted Northwestern in overtime, 35-34.

Here are recaps of some of this week’s games. For more, see this week’s issues of the Lehigh Valley Press.


Two undefeated Eastern Pennsylvania Conference went head to head and the Patriots came...

Kids earn first win of the season

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton Konkrete Kids sent their fans home happy after a 49-0 victory over Dieruff in their home opener at Al Erdosy stadium.

As the clock ran out, his players christened head coach Kyle Haas with the traditional ice bucket shower in celebration of Haas’ first victory at the team’s helm.

The win evened Northampton’s record at 1-1 in the EPC and overall. Haas was pleased that his team bounced back from their season-opening loss at Parkland.

“This is a mental thing...

Kids impress at their Invitational

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton Invitational was held on Sept. 1 featuring 37 different schools, an impressive event that continues to get bigger.

Northampton head coach Dan Benner said 1,057 total athletes competed in the varsity, JV and middle school races.

The Kids did well against some impressive competition as the boys took 10th out of 31 teams and the girls were ninth out of 25 teams.

“There were a lot of talented teams here, both in and out of the area, and I thought we held our...

NHS boys fall to Emmaus

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by NICHOLAS SEAGREAVES in Sports

Starting off the season with a win is exactly what Northampton would’ve wanted on Friday against Emmaus. Unfortunately for the Konkrete Kids, the Hornets wanted to start their season just as strong.

The match was exciting and had plenty of goals in it, and was a great, early test for both teams.

This five-goal thriller saw action right from the start. Northampton’s Jacob Auger started the scoring within the first five minutes.

But Emmaus would answer back to tie the game...

Pete’s Top-10: Trojans move to top spot

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

It didn’t take long for a shakeup in the poll, as Parkland jumps to the top after only two weeks.

Freedom proved it is for real this season, while Emmaus needed a miracle play to survive against Nazareth.

A new Colonial team enters the fold, while this team pits together excellent matchups for a bevy of competitive games this early in the season.

1. Parkland (2-0)

Last week’s rank: #3

Looks like Parkland is our version of Alabama.

The Pick: Parkland...

Girls fall to Emmaus

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Both coaches came out of the season opener between Northampton and Emmaus believing that their teams let a lot of scoring opportunities go without taking advantage of them.

The downside for Northampton is that they were unable to convert one less opportunity than Emmaus did and fell to the Lady Hornets 1-0.

Just under 12-minutes into the game, Emmaus’ Grace Eisenhard had a shot from the left side of the goal but it rebounded off the post and carried directly in front of the...