Northampton Press

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Tennis, golf teams get wins

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton tennis and golf teams each had recent victories.

The tennis team beat Dieruff 6-1.

Liz Hozza defeated Vivian Soto at one, 6-0, 6-0. At two, Rose Sharga also won 6-0, 6-0 over Ashley Balbuena while Grace Tepes was a 6-0, 6-0 winner over Destiny Gonzalez.

The girls won three of the four doubles matches with captains Kasey Zelienka and Kaylee Kauffman winning at number-two over Lyn Williams and Lorelei Stuff 6-1, 6-0.

Amelia Cesanek and Avita DeMieri...

Ruby Throated hummingbirds begin their journey south

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

If you’re an avid bird watcher, you may be seeing an influx of Ruby Throated hummingbirds at your feeders, provided you have an appropriate feeder or flowers for them to feed from.

This influx is because these tiny, colorful and quick birds have begun their fall migration back to southern Mexico and northern Panama.

As they migrate southward, they refuel their bodies in the early morning as they travel by midday and forage again in the late afternoon in an effort to maintain...

Haas happy how Kids won

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For Northampton, it wasn’t simply about a convincing 49-0 shutout over Dieruff, it was how the Konkrete Kids accomplished it.

“If we would have won 21-7, it would have been different,” said Kids’ head coach Kyle Haas. “We had an emphatic win. To hold their quarterback to minus-eight yards (rushing) really says something.

“It proved to our kids that they can play at a high caliber and take care of business.”

Northampton rolled up 302 yards rushing behind six backs that...

Hornets pull out late win

Saturday, September 1, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The second Friday night of the high school football season saw Emmaus pull out a big win, Northampton get its first East Penn Conference North Division victory and a rare Thursday night game in the Colonial League.


The Red Rovers pulled away late for a 55-21 win over Whitehall.

Easton had a six-point lead at halftime and extended it with five second-half touchdowns.

Harold Reynolds ran for 186 and three touchdowns on 19 carries, while quarterback...

Golf, tennis teams earn early-season victories

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

While the majority of the sports teams kick off their seasons this weekend, the Northampton golf and tennis teams have already been hard at work.

The golf team, particularly, has played two, huge matches so far and has come away with victories over key teams in both of them.

The golfers have high hopes this season, but knew early season matchups against teams like Liberty and Parkland would go a long way toward reaching their goals in 2018.

On Aug. 16, the Kids went 4-0...

Football squad looks to bounce back and get a win over Dieruff

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Facing Parkland in their opener, Northampton couldn’t have asked for a better situation despite being shutout, 41-0.

“This was the best first game we could have,” stated Kids’ head coach Kyle Haas earlier this week. “We knew right away what our strengths and weaknesses were.

“But it became more evident as the game went on that they (Parkland) were more physical than us. We put a lot of time in the weight room from January until now, but across the board we were not as strong as...

Invite keeps on growing

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton cross country team will open its season this weekend by hosting their own invitational. The event will take place at Bicentennial Park in East Allen Township on Saturday Sept. 1.

“The invite has continued to get bigger and more competitive every year, and has become one of the highlighted invites of the opening weekend of the season,” head Northampton head coach Dan Benner. “Some of the best teams and runners from not only District XI, but from the state will be in...

Outdoors: Small game season starts Sept. 1

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The first part of the small game season traditionally gets underway on the first day of September, and this is when dove and geese become legal game. This year, Sept 1 falls on Saturday, which is great for hunters as it’s a weekend.

These fast-flyers are challenging birds to hunt and down as they offer every conceivable wing shot. In flight there are incomers, outgoers, quartering left, quartering right, in front, crossing behind and directly overhead. No other game bird offers these...

Kids fall to Trojans

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

For the majority of its opening drive of the game, the Northampton football team knew it could move the ball and compete with the six-time defending District 11 champions Parkland.

Even after ending up scoreless after that drive, the Kids used enough plays offensively that gave them confidence in being able to put up points against a team known for always having a stingy defense.

But a rough third quarter, which featured two interceptions into the hands of Trojans players,...

EPC South teams roll on opening night; Tiger win shootout

Friday, August 24, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The East Penn Conference South teams rolled over their North Division counterparts on the opening night of the 2018 football season.

Emmaus, Parkland, Freedom, Bethlehem Catholic, Liberty and Northampton were all part of the big night for South Division teams.

In the Colonial League, Northwestern won a shootout, while Catty dropped its opener.


The Hornets got two touchdowns from each of their senior running backs and couple passing touchdowns from...