Northampton Press

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Softball looking to keep up their winning season

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton girls softball team is enjoying a strong season so far with an overall and league records of 5-3.

The team victories include a three-inning shutout against Allen on Thursday, April 12, and wins over Pleasant Valley and Whitehall to round out play for the week.

In Thursday’s no hitter against Allen, Northampton’s Hannah Boggs and Elizabeth Moore tallied up three RBIs each with teammates Madison Fraley and Heather Alich close behind with two RBIs each. The game...

Tennis having solid season

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton boys tennis team scored back-to-back wins last week with victories over William Allen and Wilson High School.

The team effort which included individual and doubles victories propelled the team to a stellar 6-3 record overall record for the season (5-3 for league play).

Head coach Kim Davis was ready for a tough week as he commented, “We’re just getting to the meat of our schedule and preparing to face three undefeated teams in the coming weeks.”

But if...

Phantoms set to start the playoffs on Friday night

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms wrapped up a season that saw them not only qualify for the playoffs for the second straight season, but also win their first Atlantic Division title since moving to the Lehigh Valley. They’ve got home ice advantage throughout the divisional playoffs and would only lose that advantage in the Eastern Conference playoffs if they were to face the Toronto Marlies, the AHL’s top team.

For the team, there’s a bit of a break now as they await the opening of the Calder Cup...

Tennis falls to Liberty

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton’s boys’ tennis team began the season on a winning streak with victories over Freedom, 4-3, Dieruff, 7-0, Jim Thorpe, (score unavailable), Easton, 6-1, and Pocono Mountain East, 6-1.

Midway through, the Konkrete Kids lost to Stroudsburg, 1-6, Emmaus, 0-7, and Liberty, 2-5, before defeating Allen, 7-0.

In the K Kids’ match against the Hurricanes, Jack Flood and Sam Hanley won in the only three-set match of the day.

“We knew we could beat them, so we just had to...

Volleyball improves to 6-3

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

There are plenty of talented boys’ volleyball teams in the East Penn Conference, but few can match the senior-laden experience that Northampton boasts.

The K-Kids relied on that leadership to defeat a very resilient Dieruff team on Tuesday, April 17, by a score of 25-23, 25-23, 25-23.

In the first set, Northampton jumped out to a 13-6 lead, but a 12-5 Huskies’ run tied the game at 18-18. The two teams traded points up to 23-23, but Northampton was able to put the set away after...

Volleyball to take part in Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Sports

On average, 22 veterans take their own life on a daily basis.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is prevalent in our veterans and soldiers’ lives. Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor Program in Quakertown is doing something to help our Veterans improve their quality of life, while honoring many soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The Northampton boys volleyball team has partnered with Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor to raise awareness of the struggles some veterans face...

Kids look for a little more consistency

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

One bad inning.

For the past few weeks, it is the one facet that has troubled the Northampton baseball team.

In three of their four defeats, the Konkrete Kids have been victimized by the one inning that could easily reverse their record from 5-4 to 8-1.

“It has been 18 of 21 innings,” reflected Kids’ head coach Mick Sugra. “It is a one-run inning. We’re controlling it by putting guys on base. We have to be able to recognize when it happens. We won 18 of the 21 innings....

K-Kids Wrapup Softball wins 3

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Northampton’s softball team won all three of its games last week and outscored its opponents 38-9.

In the K-Kids’ 16-4 win over Pleasant Valley, Heather Alich reached base four times and scored four runs. Hannah Boggs went 2-for-3 with three RBI and three runs scored. Northampton hosts Stroudsburg on Thursday, April 19 then travels to Nazareth on Saturday, April 21.

The baseball team went 1-2 last week with a victory over William Allen and losses to Whitehall and Pleasant...

Kids wrap-up Spring sports season in full gear

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Northampton’s boys’ volleyball team went 2-1 last week with victories over Liberty and Pocono Mountain West. The K-Kids dropped a five-set thriller to Parkland, 30-32, 25-15, 25-18, 21-25, 15-11. The volleyball team will travel to Bethlehem Catholic on Thursday, April 12 then host Dieruff on Tuesday, April 17.

The boys’ lacrosse team picked up its first victory of the season over Bethlehem Catholic on Tuesday, April 10. Juniors Matthew Urban and Garret Transue each had two goals in...

Volleyball drops a close game to Parkland

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

When most Lehigh Valley boys’ volleyball teams face Parkland, their expectations tend to change.

They hope to compete. Maybe they can steal a set or two.

When Northampton welcomed the Trojans to Schneider Gymnasium on Tuesday, April 10, the K-Kids made it clear that they were there to win.

And they almost did.

Parkland defeated Northampton in a five-set thriller: 30-32, 25-15, 25-18, 21-25, 15-11. The loss dropped the K-Kids to 4-3 on the season and snapped their...