The Northampton girls cross country team finished fourth out of 14 teams at the EPC Championships on Tuesday afternoon at DeSales University, while the boys team finished seventh out of 18 teams.
Georgia Wiswesser (3rd - 19:45) and Amber Poniktera (9th - 20:09) both medaled on the day, which earned them first team, all-EPC honors.
“They have both ran incredibly well all season long and their accomplishments are well deserved,” said head coach Dan Benner.
With their first-ever EPC tournament berth on the line, the Northampton girls volleyball team went to Nazareth last Thursday and swept the Blue Eagles 25-20, 25-21 and 25-23.
The Kids still needed some help to qualify in the form of a Pleasant Valley win over Stroudsburg. The Bears took care of the Mountaineers in three sets.
The first playoff game in program history took place Tuesday at Emmaus. The Green Hornets came in as the #1 seed, led by EPC MVP and future Penn Stater, Macy Van Den Elzen.
The EPC announced playoff matchups for soccer and field hockey on Thursday.
In boys soccer, Liberty gets the top seed and a home game against Eastburg South, the 8 seed, on Saturday at 12 p.m.. The winner gets Easton (4) or Stroudsburg (5), who play Saturday in Easton at 10 a.m.
On the bottom of the bracket, Emmaus gets the two seed and hosts seventh-seeded Freedom, last year’s District 11 champs. That game is 2:15 p.m. Saturday with the winner playing the Parkland (3)-Whitehall (6) winner. The Trojans and Zephs play at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parkland.
After their signature win over East Stroudsburg South to take the lead position for the East Penn Conference (EPC) North crown, Northampton needed an encore.
They got it in a showstopping style for their sixth consecutive victory.
The Konkrete Kids traveled to Stroudsburg last week and pieced together a convincing 35-7 victory to further convince themselves as well as football followers across the Lehigh Valley of their presence.
The Northampton girls soccer team will be getting ready for the upcoming league and district playoffs thanks to finishing their season with an overall 12-5-1 record, which included a 10-5-1 mark in the EPC.
The EPC playoffs are slated to get started Saturday and the Kids could be seeded around the seventh seed with a road game in the first round.
The Northampton field hockey team claimed their point against Cement Belt rival Whitehall with a convincing 5-2 win at the Zephyr Sports Complex on Tuesday night.
The Kids had good early pressure as the forced four penalty corners in the first six minutes of the game.
Morgan McIntire cashed in on the fourth one with the game’s first goal at the 24:19 mark.
Despite a total of 6 corners and 11 shots on goal, Northampton had to settle for a 1-0 lead at the half.
Northampton’s cross country teams wrapped up their regular season on Tuesday, Oct. 8, against Becahi, Easton, Freedom, Liberty and Nazareth.
It was another successful day for both teams. Both the boys and girls finished the season with winning records for the second-consecutive season. The girls finished the season at 13-4, while the boys finished 12-5.
The girls were once again led by Georgia Wiswesser, Amber Poniktera, Brianna Tyler, and Olivia Rigo.
Madison Berger, Reia Sanchez, and Ellie Spencer rounded out the varsity lineup on the day.
The Northampton girls volleyball team drew another step closer to a district playoff berth with their win against East Stroudsburg North a couple of weeks ago and senior setter Sydney Heffner was in the thick of all the action.
The Kids would eventually go on to clinch that berth and now look forward to the start of the playoffs.
Heffner, a senior never left the court in the match against ESN, and set up the winning point in the final two sets of a 3-0 sweep over the visiting Timberwolves.
Nate Wheeler advanced to the PIAA regional golf tournament after a top-six performance at districts on Monday at Steel Club’s par-72 course.
Wheeler finish sixth with a round of 76 which was good enough to move on.
“Nate had a great day at districts, only one hole gave him problems (hole 1, triple bogey). Regardless, Nate finished just under the cut line with a 76,” head coach Brian Davies said. “Although he was hoping for a better finish at districts, it is an honor to make it out to the PIAA regionals.”
The Northampton girls volleyball team finished off a season sweep of Whitehall last Thursday night in Pete Schneider Gymnasium. It took four sets for the Kids to clinch another Cement Belt Challenge point. The scores were: 25-5, 13-25, 25-12, and 25-11.
Northampton ran off the last 14 points of the first set, 13 of those on Mya Cascario’s serve.
Whitehall turned the tables in the second set, winning the last 10 points against a K-Kids’ lineup that featured several subs.