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Boys look to start streak after tough loss

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For Northampton soccer, Monday night first looked terrible, then looked really good for a while.

In the end though, it was a crushing night for the Konkrete Kids, who lost just their second game of the season, both to Emmaus. The Hornets downed Northampton 2-1 in double overtime.

Northampton (6-2-3 EPC, 7-2-3 overall) broke through for a goal with just 2:37 left in regulation to tie the game 1-1. Aaron Eberts fed a pinpoint pass to Russell King who used his speed and a good,...

Eastburg N. up next

Friday, September 28, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the past month, Northampton’s football team has been on a momentous ride. However, the Konkrete Kids may experience some bumps along the way in the next three weeks.

The Kids (4-1) will bring their four-game winning streak to East Stroudsburg South Friday night to meet the Cavaliers (4-1) in a contest that could decide the East Penn Conference (EPC) North Division.

It will be the first in a series of two games that will test the Kids’ mettle, as they will tangle with...

Boys soccer team tops the Falcons

Friday, September 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northampton traveled to Salisbury on Saturday for a nonconference game and came away with a 3-0 win thanks to a dominating first half of play. Northampton (4-1-3 EPC, 5-1-3 overall) scored all three goals in the first half for the win.

The scoring started early when Russell King hit the back of the goal to put the Konkrete Kids up 1-0. A little later in the first half, Dalton Domchek and Joey Tiwold scored goals for Northampton to make it 3-0. Throughout the half, play was centered in...

Girls down Pleasant Valley

Friday, September 28, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton Konkrete Kids field hockey team took down Pleasant Valley 7-0 in a home match on Saturday.

The win brought the Kids’ record at the halfway mark of the season to 7-2.

Sophomore Olivia Lorah opened the scoring when she converted a penalty stroke 3:14 into the game. Senior co-captain Abby Piotrowski then tallied the first of her two goals 3:21 later with an assist from Jenna Rogers. Piotrowski then got the assist when her injection pass on a penalty corner was...

Tennis sitting at 6-6 on season

Friday, September 28, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

Northampton tennis continues to fight through a tough schedule with strength and determination as their 6-6 record overall lends little insight into the level of play the team rises to with each challenge.

There is one thing head coach Kim Davis will tell you about his team: “We play hard.”

“That is one things the girls know I expect and we always do,” he said.

NHS is 5-6 in league play. The team has faced tough competition, playing some of the top teams in the league...

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Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Sports




Star of Beth 7 2 .778

St. Stephen’s 6 3 .667

St. Paul’s 2 1 .667

Bath Luth 3 3 .500

Salem UCC 3 3 .500

Emmanuel 4 5 .444

Light of Christ 4 5 .444

Ebenezer 4 5 .444

Christ UCC 4 5 .444

Dryland 3 6 .333

Farmersville 2 4 .333

St. Stephen’s (7-1, 3-2) at Farmersville (3-1)

SS - Gary Buczynski 7-13, Dave Blaukovitch 5-12, Jim Blaukovitch 5-13.

F -...

Kids honor seniors

Friday, September 28, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton cross country teams celebrated their senior night on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Bicentennial Park. The team honored four seniors: Lauren Pague, Valencia Mercadante, Magen Perelli, and Evan Gillette.

“It was a successful day as well with both boys and girls teams going 3-0 on the day,” said head coach Dan Benner.

Both teams defeated Pleasant Valley, Pocono Mountain East and Pocono Mountain West, which brings the boys team’s mark up to 7-2 and the girls to 6-3 on the...

Girls soccer team gets a win over Becahi

Friday, September 28, 2018 by TOM WENBORG in Sports

The Northampton Konkrete Kids girls soccer team didn’t let the conditions on a rainy Tuesday night dampen their spirits as they scored a season-high 8 goals in a shutout win over Bethlehem Catholic on Joan Kremus field.

The win lifted the Kids’ season record to 4-6.

Miranda Heffelfinger netted the first goal of the game six minutes in with an assist by Isabella Nota. After that, Abby Czarnecki and Alexandra Benedict took over the scoring.

At the 26:30 mark, Czarnecki...

Kids win again

Friday, September 28, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the Northampton football team, the beat goes on.

The Konkrete Kids have been one of the surprises of the East Penn Conference (EPC) as well as football in the Lehigh Valley. A doormat for the better part of the last century, the Kids (4-1) will enter this week’s clash against East Stroudsburg South riding a four-game winning streak.

And they have done it in grand style.

With their latest 48-6 victory over Pocono Mountain West, the Kids have outscored their opponents...

Pete’s Top-10

Friday, September 28, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Through five weeks of the season, I’m not sure we’ve had many more clear cut number one team in the area than Freedom this year. In a year of parody in the EPC, the top three teams in the poll have solidified their footing, but only Freedom has asserted themselves as the top dog.

That all could certainly change in the second half of the season, but Freedom and Saucon Valley are looking like league champs in their respective conferences.

Here’s a breakdown of this week’s poll....