Northampton hosted its only home cross country meet last week.
Senior Alec Lederer won the meet in 16:23. He set a Northampton course record and missed the overall course record by just one second.
Chris Traugher won a medal in finishing 10th in 17:30. Ian Wright had the 9th fastest time on the course in Northampton history in 18:21. Lucas Yost had the 10th fastest time on the course in Northampton history in 19:14
The Northampton boys soccer team picked up a couple of recent wins, beating Dieruff 7-0 and Nazareth 3-1.
Seven different Kids scored in the victory over the Huskies at Irving Street Park.
John Yeaw's game-winning goal came a mere 1:55 into the match. He took a Josh Schoenberger pass and sent a ball that hooked into the net. Tyler Davis and Romeo Gaye got first half goals.
The Northampton golf team picked up three recent victories and improved to 9-1 on the year.
On Monday, Sept. 10, the Kids beat Palmerton 376-491. Evan Notaro led the way for the Kids with a 72 at Blue Ridge Country Club. Kevin Kunkle had a 74 and Tyler Smith a 75. Anthony Cavallo was right behind with a 76 and Carter Test had a 79.
The Kids defeated Becahi and Central last week. Northampton shot 383 and was led by Notaro's 68. Becahi had just one loss coming into the match and was led by Nick Maff's 78.
A week after football euphoria, Northampton's football team was grounded at Nazareth.
The Konrete Kids (1-1, 0-1) fell to the Blue Eagles 63-28 last week in a scoreline that can be deceiving to the average box score reader.
Nazareth (2-0, 1-0) exploded in the second quarter with 49 points, two of which were interception returns for scores to provide daggers in Northampton hearts.
Alec Lederer has lofty goals for his senior year. Through the season's first big race, he feels on pace to achieve them.
Lederer took fifth place Saturday at the 34th annual DeSales Invitational Cross Country Meet, beating all District 11 Class AAA runners in his first race of the season.
It was a good start to a season that the Northampton senior hopes ends with a District 11 title and a trip to the state championships.
The Northampton boys soccer team (1-3 overall; 1-1 in LVC) has gotten off to a rough start to the season.
But despite last Friday's 3-0 defeat to Parkland (3-0 overall; 2-0 in LVC) in their first conference game of the season, head coach Craig Carvin isn't worried too much about his squad's play just two weeks into the season.
Last week it was a mixture of defense and offense that paid off for Northampton's field hockey team.
This week, it was another mixture of defense and offense - with more emphasis on defense as the Konkrete Kids racked up a pair of overtime victories.
Coach Kelly Backenstoe's squad registered 2-1 wins over Whitehall and Parkland as the Konkrete Kids opened Lehigh Valley Conference play with wins over key North Division foes.
While Parkland has been designated as favorites for the Lehigh Valley Conference crown this fall, Northampton quietly has been emerging as a true sleeper pick in the conference, a pick that has made it a joy to see double.
However, the Konkrete Kids could also soon surface as a legitimate favorite to win the LVC title.
Evan Notaro has had a busy summer and has played in a number of highly competitive and memorable tournaments on the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) tour this summer.
Yet, his share in one recent victory will likely be remembered for a while and also could play a prominent role in Northampton's golf season this fall.
PIAA District 11 is pleased to announce the adoption of a new power rating system to be used beginning immediately for fall sports in 2012, and progressing through the 2012-13 athletic seasons.
The power rating system and its policies and timelines were adopted on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 during the District 11 committee meeting.