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Volleyball team drops game to EHS

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton girls volleyball team opened their season with a visit from Emmaus on Tuesday.

The Hornets left Pete Schneider Gymnasium with a victory in three sets, 25-18, 25-19, and 25-20.

The Kids struggled to find answers to Emmaus’ two elite outside hitters, Jaya Bhagat and Macy Van Den Elzen.

As head coach Jess Finlayson pointed out after the match, “They’re big. Even when the block is there, they can hit over, around, or through it.”

Northampton got off to...

Boys basketball has another solid summer

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Last summer, Northampton made it to the final day of A-Town Throwdown tournament, losing to eventual champion Wilson West Lawn.

This summer, history repeated itself for the Konkrete Kids. They lost to eventual champion Reading on the final day.

However, Northampton sees a different winter ahead than the transition season from last year. The K-Kids should be in the hunt for the East Penn Conference and a possible deep district run with 11 senior-heavy returnees.

“We had a...

Outdoors: Time to check equipment

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With the archery deer hunting season set to kick off locally Sept. 21 in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, now’s the time to check your bows, bow strings, arrows and tree stands if you use one.

According to Rick Weaknecht, of Weaknecht Archery in Kutztown, bowhunters shouldn’t wait until the last minute to bring their bows in for new strings that may be frayed or stretched from use or to have arrows made. Arrows in particular, he says, takes time in that they require cutting shafts to customer...

Pete’s Top-10: Pates stay on top

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

After two weeks of the regular season, we have an idea of where teams stand in the Lehigh Valley football landscape. Freedom narrowly escaped last week, but Bethlehem Catholic proved they are right up there with anyone, as long as Tavion Banks is running the ball.

The Pates follow up their city rivalry last week with a trip to Parkland, while the Hawks are back at BASD to tangle with the Hurricanes.

Easton is proving its hype train is overblown, while Central Catholic has...

NHS looks to get going against Dieruff Week 2

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

The measuring stick that was Parkland is behind them, but it isn’t forgotten.

Northampton’s 49-14 loss gave them a different perspective from last year’s 41-0 defeat to the Trojans, and it also fueled them for the next step beginning with Dieruff at J. Birney Crum Stadium Friday night.

“It was 28-14 at the end at the end of third quarter, and we had the ball and the momentum,” recalled Northampton head coach Kyle Haas. “But we couldn’t convert a third-and-one, and they went on...

Kids come-back falls short

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The word quit was not in any players head this year. After a shutout loss that got away from them last season in week one, the Northampton football team once again found themselves trailing at halftime with no points to the same team, Parkland, as last year. But this time around they fought back and made it close before falling 49-14 last Friday night at Northampton High School’s Al Erdosy Stadium in the 2019 season-opener for both teams.

In last season’s opener at Parkland, the...

Tennis beats Wilson, golf splits

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton tennis team defeated Wilson 5-0 on Tuesday afternoon on the road.

At number-one singles, Liz Hozza won 6-4, 6-0 over Mollie Veres, while Rose Sharga at number-two defeated Nia Cain 6-2, 6-1. Caitlyn Stoudt won at number-three singles taking down Malia Bennett 7-6 (7-4), 6-0.

At number-one doubles, Kat Beenders and Talia Hemingway defeated Samantha Mutter and Ridhi Sharma 6-3, 6-1. At number-two doubles, Olivia Tepes and Caroline Gray won over Mary Elizabeth...

Time nearing for Phils to expand roster

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Major League teams can expand their rosters to as many as 40 players on Sunday when the calendar flips to September. It’s the last season that teams can go that high.

Starting next season, the roster can expand to just 30 players and there will be a 26-man roster for the regular season instead of the current 25-man roster.

So with the minor league season nearing an end and the rosters expanding, who will be continuing their season in Philadelphia and who starts their offseason...

Pete’s Top-10: BC vs. FHS highlight Week 2

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

With week one of football in the books, not much has changed in the poll heading into this week’s action.

With the EPC South contests back under a full slate, we’ll get a better gauge of where teams are at. Freedom and Bethlehem Catholic highlight this week’s top game on the slate, while Parkland and Central Catholic should be another noteworthy contest.

Notre Dame looks like the team to beat in the Colonial League, while Northampton hopes it can make a run in the EPC North....

Kids keeping Cement Belt

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Another Cement Bowl Challenge is in the books with Northampton retaining the Cement Belt Championship for another year.

The rivalry series, which was conceived in the 2016-17 school year, has seen the Kids from Laubach Avenue win the first three installments of the challenge.

Even with Whitehall’s outstanding spring where three of their teams reached the district finals, they still couldn’t muster enough points to seize the belt from the Kids. However, the wins that the Zephs...