Northampton Press

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Swimmers ready to put in the work

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The winter sports season has officially kicked off in Northampton in November. Delayed one day due to an early snow, the slow start didn’t impact the enthusiasm of the Northampton boys and girls varsity swimming and diving team.

The Northampton Middle School Natatorium was buzzing with swimmers and divers preparing for the upcoming season when the Press sat down with head coach Cullen Mentzell this week.

Cross country honors seniors, award winners

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton cross country team conducted their end of season banquet back on Thursday, Nov. 8.

The team celebrated its seniors and honored the many accomplishments throughout the season. Head coach Dan Benner said the team said goodbye to four seniors on the night: Evan Gillette, Magen Perelli, Lauren Pague and Valencia Mercadante. Benner and the team also handed out a multitude of awards to the high school and middle school team runners.

Below is a list of award winners:

High School

State Qualifier Plaque - Georgia Wiswesser, Magen Perelli

Werkheiser concludes his career at Northampton HS

Friday, November 30, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Hunter “Bubba” Werkheiser got his nickname during his first season playing with the Bath youth football team.

“I was too big to play in the Northampton program at the time,” recalled Werkheiser. “I went to play for Bath and one of their assistant coaches gave me the nickname. It has stuck ever since.”

“Bubba” just finished a stellar career as a staple of Northampton’s lines for the past three seasons. The 6-2, 295-pound senior was a first-team East Penn Conference North defensive choice as a lineman this past season.

Article By: The Press

Friday, November 30, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Suburban Dart League


Star of Beth 26 7 .788

St. Paul’s 19 11 .633

Bath Lutheran 19 14 .576

Christ UCC 18 15 .545

Emmanuel 17 16 .515

Ebenezer 16 17 .485

St. Stephen’s 14 19 .424

Light of Christ 14 19 .424

Dryland 13 20 .394

Farmersville 11 19 .367

Salem UCC 10 20 .333

Week 12

Farmersville (6-2) at

St. Paul’s (4-2, 4-1)

SP - Dave Clark 5-12, Abby Kern 4-10, Zach Kern 4-12, HRs - Tom Unger, Amber Gross.

Outdoors: 1,833 bears taken on three day hunt is 12-percent increase

Friday, November 30, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

While there were no 800-pound bears taken so far during the first three days of the 2018 bear hunting season, two came close. Regardless, the harvest total over the three-day hunt resulted in a total of 1,833 bears or a 12 percent increase over the 1,628 bears taken in the first three days of the 2017 season.

NHS has winning season

Friday, November 30, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

For the most part, Northampton’s football team achieved their first phase in its program.

The Konkrete Kids finished with an overall 8-4 record after they downed rival host Catasauqua, 49-14, Thanksgiving morning in the 96th annual skirmish.

It was an eventful season for the Kids, as they completed their first winning season in 10 years and also got back to the postseason for the first time since 2003. Those were among a series of accomplishments that helped Northampton re-establish its program this season.