Northampton Press

Monday, January 22, 2018

Cheerleaders to compete at states

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

For the first time in school history, Northampton High School cheerleaders will compete in the PIAA State Competitive Spirit Cheerleading Championships after winning the silver medal in the small division at the District XI Competitive Spirit Cheerleading Championships last Saturday at Easton Area Middle School.

“I am beyond proud of them,” said Northampton coach Lauren Sniscak. “This is a huge accomplishment.”

Kids win Parkland Duals; prep for Escape the Rock

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

If Northampton turned a corner at the Parkland Winter Duals over the weekend, the Kids picked a good time to kick-start their season in the new year.

Northampton went 5-0 last weekend featuring wins over Exeter, Delaware Valley, Cumberland Valley, Council Rock South and Parkland to push their season mark to 7-2 heading into Thursday’s dual meet with lowly touted Pocono Mountain West before the team heads to the Escape the Rock tournament this weekend at Council Rock South.

Girls hoops knocks off Whitehall

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton girls varsity basketball team took the court against Whitehall on Tuesday night, Jan. 9, and came away with a close, 52-47 win.

The win at home is Northampton’s eighth overall victory, adding to its record this season of 8-2 overall and 5-1 in the EPC.

Northampton came out strong on Tuesday night, after several missed practices due to weather and a recent loss to Parkland last Wednesday night, but the team was ready to battle and by the end of the first quarter Northampton had accumulated a small, but confident 18-12 lead.

Two Phantoms make all-star team

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When you talk about the best players on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms this season, there isn’t much debate. Defenseman T.J. Brennan and winger Danick Martel would be the consensus best of the best for Lehigh Valley. Both were recognized by the AHL when they were named to the Atlantic Division All-Star Team. This year’s AHL All-Star Classic will be played in Utica on Jan. 29, with the skills competition taking place the day before the game.

Liberty takes Holiday Classic crown

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton’s Devon Britton brings home gold medal

When Damen Moyer claps his hands at the center of the mat, it usually means good things. And those good things could have been heard across Bethlehem when Moyer put an exclamation point on a hallmark two days of wrestling for the Hurricanes at their own Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic.

Moyer’s fall over Blue Mountain’s Nate Stine in 4:32 of last Friday’s 195-pound finals gave all the Liberty faithful something to clap about, as the Hurricanes came away with three champions and their first ever team title in the 24-year history of the event.

Phantoms split a home-and-home series

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Goaltender Alex Lyon earned the win in goal as he returned to the Lehigh Valley crease for the first time since Dec. 1 after spending most of the month with the Philadelphia Flyers. The key to Lyon’s success may have been the overall sharp play of the Phantoms defense, which held the AHL’s second-highest scoring offense to just 29 shots, 28 of which were turned away by Lyon in Lehigh Valley’s 3-1 win against the Charlotte Checkers.