Northampton Press

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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...

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...

Outdoors: Dove and early goose season opens Sept. 2

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With warm temperatures, it’s difficult to think about hunting. Even fishing isn’t that good during these times. But come Monday, September 2, the traditional dove and early goose season kicks off.

Since dove are somewhat easier to hunt this time of year, we’ll focus on them as corn and soybean crops are still standing, which makes those fields not conducive to goose hunting methods.

This years dove season comes in two separate seasons. The first phase runs from Sept. 2-Nov. 29...

Steel fall to Birmingham 3-2

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC scored two goals while down a man against Birmingham Legion FC who hadn’t given up a goal since June 29, but still fell 3-2. It was a very physical Sunday night at Talen Energy Stadium that resulted in 10 total cards and four players sent off early.

The match favored the Steel early on, with the speed of Philadelphia Union forwards Michee Ngalina and Sergio Santos causing issues for the Legion’s backline in the first 15 minutes. After a few chances that went...

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...

Parkland provides good test for Konkrete Kids in Week 1

Saturday, August 24, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton’s football team knows what is coming Friday night in their home opener.

It is a test that can either propel or deflate the first few weeks of the season for the Konkrete Kids.

They have been waiting for quite some time for their rematch with Parkland, who they trailed 13-0 at halftime before a second-half collapse led to a 41-0 defeat.

“Football is game of execution,” offered Northampton head coach Kyle Haas. “We had a lot of mental mistakes against them (...

Moore Twp. makes run to state semis

Saturday, August 24, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Moore Township’s run to the Connie Mack state semifinals wasn’t exactly a surprise.

Instead, it was the reaffirmation and extension of Northampton’s JV season that resulted in an 17-3 season in the spring.

The Red Hawks, which were primarily comprised of JV players, advanced to the semifinals of the state tournament before their season ended in a 7-4 loss to eventual runner-up Lower Moreland. Ironically, they suffered a 12-2 loss to Lower Moreland in their opening game.