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Pete's Top-10: It was an exciting week 2

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Well, if there's one thing we took away from week two it's that things aren't always so clear as you may think. Whitehall's miraculous victory over Central Catholic and Bethlehem Catholic's sneaky win over Pleasant Valley, showed that everything can change quickly in the new EPC.

Freedom showed signs of being a very dangerous team, while Easton and Parkland maintained their consistency.

Week three could provide some flare, but probably not the type of fireworks we saw last week.

1. Parkland (2-0)

Last week's rank: #1

Tennis falls to Becahi

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Northampton girls tennis team fell to Becahi 5-2.

Emma Angle and Mary Angle both came away with wins for the Kids. Emma Angle's came at number-one singles where she beat the Hawks Brooke Adams 6-2, 6-4.

Mary Angle won her match at number-two singles, beating Tess Shuler 7-6, 6-0.


1. Emma Angle (N) def. Brooke Adams: 6-2, 6-4; 2. Mary Angle (N) def. Tess Shuler: 7-6, 6-0, 3. Molly Ehrig (BC) def. Grace Lewis: 6-0, 4-0 injury default.


Boys hope scoring boost is found

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by The Press in Sports

For the second straight game, a converted penalty kick was the deciding goal in a Northampton loss last Wednesday afternoon at J. Birney Crum Stadium versus Allen, 3-2.

The ball appeared to hit defender Matt Peluszak's hip but the officials called a handball in the box. Mohammed Aisset converted the PK with 1:58 remaning for the 3-2 Allen win.

Allen opened the scoring just 1:08 into the match. Cameron Rockwell used his speed to dribble down the right wing and slotted a perfect ball across the box where Anibal Mendez finished.

Kids split two golf matches

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by The Press in Sports

Northampton's golf team split two recent matches. They edged Pleasant Valley and lost to Parkland.

The Kids knocked off the Bears 419-421.

Carter Test once again led the way with a 74. Jack Test had an 81 and Taylor Foust carded an 85.

Mike Kovalchik shot 88 and Ryan Folland shot a 91.

The Bears were led by Ryan Adamonis' 79. Their four other golfers all shot under 90 in the loss.


The Kids fell to a tough Parkland team, 385-436.

Perelli, Gallagher finish one-two at home meet

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton girls went 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon in a home meet to improve their record to 4-1 this season.

They defeated Becahi 15-50, Freedom 25-30, and Liberty 23-32.

Joelle Perelli won the race in a time of 19:35. Lyndsey Gallagher was second overall in a time of 19:39. Jessica Hendricks was third on the team and sixth overall in 21:01. Olivia Cappolella was fourth on the team and 13th overall. And the top five was rounded out with Charlie Amore taking 17th in 22:46.

Girls continue to roll

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's field hockey team is off to a fast start.

Coach Kelly Backenstoe, "hopes we can maintain our high intensity."

The Konkrete Kids have shut out four of their five opponents thus far this season and are 4-0 in the new Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

Northampton blanked Bethlehem Catholic 5-0 last Thursday as senior Megan Wiest scored four goals, then Monday the Kids shut out Suburban Division contender Parkland 1-0 with "an outstanding defense and opportunistic offense."

Northampton boys soccer falls to Parkland

Thursday, September 11, 2014 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

A disappointing opening 40 minutes pitted Northampton in a quick 3-0 deficit during Tuesday's Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC) boys' soccer game against Parkland.

And while the Konkrete Kids seemed to have found some momentum with a goal two minutes into the second half, that early lead was too much of a cushion to spot a team of the caliber that the Trojans are.

Kids snap losing streak

Thursday, September 4, 2014 by PETER CAR in Sports

Northampton's 19-game losing streak, dating back to the 2012 season, was officially put to bed last Friday night following the Kids 40-6 victory over Allen.

First-year Northampton head coach Mark Scisly knows it was an important hurdle to get over, as he looks to transform the Kids into winners.

"It was definitely exciting for the team," he said of last week's convincing win. "To win the way we did was good for us. The kids have worked hard all offseason and they earned it."

Girls off to a fast start

Thursday, September 4, 2014 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Kelly Backenstoe's Konkrete Kids are off to a "great start" in field hockey.

Northampton won its first three games - two in the new Eastern Pennsylvania Conference -- and Backenstoe says it is due to "great balance on offense and defense."

The K-Kids opened with a 6-1 nonleague win over neighboring Catasauqua, then shut out Liberty 1-0 and Allen 3-0 in EPC contests.

"That was two good league wins over quality teams," said Backenstoe Tuesday after Northampton's win over visiting Allen.