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Girls split two games

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

Consistent energy on the court and a strong defense have made the Northampton girls varsity volleyball team a force to be reckoned with this season.

Through two tough conference games and one non-division game last week, the Northampton girls stood strong and though they did not come away with the win each time, they fought hard against their competition.

"They are really starting to realize the potential they have," commented Northampton's proud coach, Morgan Litak. "Our defense is really strong and overall, they are just doing a really good job."

A big victory

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Perseverance pays off.

Just ask Kelly Backenstoe and her Northampton field hockey team.

After four-straight losses, Backenstoe told her team to "just persevere. We'll get back on track."

And that's what happened Tuesday night as the Konkrete Kids edged host Parkland 2-1 in overtime.

The win not only ended the Kids' skid, but sent them into a tie for first place with Parkland and Nazareth in the Lehigh Valley Conference's North Division with a 9-4 record.

Pete's Top-10: Parkland on top

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

In a shocking revelation, Emmaus' football team actually showed they had guts and beat a rough and tumble Easton squad.

That's what we took away from week five, as the Rovers were brought back down to reality and Emmaus fans must be thinking 'what if' their first couple of games didn't start so poorly.

Like they say, every dog has its day, and the Hornets had theirs. Bethlehem Catholic is certainly having their time as well and Parkland appears to be the king again as week six picks are ripe for your reading.

1. Parkland (4-1)

Last week's rank: 3

Changes produce thought, debate

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Change always comes with a breath of contention and wrestling coaches have their opinions on and off the record of the latest news regarding the newly formatted District 11 3A and 2A team tournaments.

With 12-teams qualifying in both brackets, nobody has an issue with a larger wrestling party to give more teams an opportunity to compete for postseason opportunities.

Where those teams get seeded and "the ultimate qualifier" bout is where there is room for debate.

Hodge reaches semis

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

During Monday's LVC girls tennis tournament at Parkland High, a number of Northampton players advanced to the quarterfinal rounds of their respective brackets.

Leah Hodge the No. 11 seed in the No. 1 singles bracket defeated Easton's Cynthia Blay, the No. 6 seed, 8-4, in the first round, and had a solid run in the tournament.

She was able to execute well-placed shots on the court in defeating Blay.