East Penn Conference track and field top performances as of April 14.
100 - 1. Julian Liaci (Naz) 10.7, 2. William P. Walter (Str), Ryan Cruz (ESN), Saquon Barkley (W) 10.8, 5. Donavan West (BC) 10.9.
200 - 1. Donavan West (BC) 22.2, Nick Wiggins (ESN) 22.2, 3. Changa Hodge (ESS), Nyiem Nevarez (PV) 22.4, 5. Julian Liaci (Naz) 22.6.
400 - 1. Julian Liaci (Naz) 50.7, 2. Aliem Hoousendove (PV) 51.0, 3. Connor Tempro (PHS) 51.20, 4. Ryan Cruz (ESN) 51.7, 5. Gerald Mbevi (Eas), Isaac Moodie (PMW) 51.9.
The EPC tennis season got off to a delayed start because of bad weather, so it's almost fitting that the conference tournament would also get off to a delayed start because of bad weather. Last Friday's early rounds were postponed to Saturday, leaving a lot of tennis to be played. The tournament made it through the quarter-final rounds, leaving the semis, finals and consolations to be played at a date that still isn't determined.
Northampton's girls lacrosse team is hoping to make history this season with a potential playoff push, but that doesn't mean the K-Kids haven't made their own mark already this spring.
The Kids sit at 4-7 overall and 3-4 in East Penn Conference play after Tuesday's 18-7 defeat to Nazareth. The Kids also take onEmmaus (6-4, 5-1) and Freedom (4-6, 1-5) this week.
It'll be another week of tests for the program in its second year of varsity action, but head coach Paige Warbrick understands that taking one step at a time is essential for the growing program.
Harley Davidson can reflect on his career, and sees it reaching its fruition.
The Northampton senior, who has been a mainstay on the team at shortstop the past three seasons, is ready to take the next step. Davidson has taken on a leadership role with the Kids this spring, and he has committed to continuing his career at Louisburg Junior College in North Carolina, the first step in an anticipated larger one to playing baseball on a bigger stage.
Until then, Davidson has his sights on a deep run into the postseason.
For him, however, it is all about baseball.
Whitehall swept a track and field meet against Northampton and Emmaus on Monday.
The Northampton boys fell to the Zephs 92-57 while the girls lost 89.66-60.33. The Kids also fell to Emmaus, the boys losing 104-45 and the girls dropping an 84.75-65.25 contest.
Some Kids still had big days despite the loss.
For the girls, Taylor Fullin and Aja Blount were both double winners on the day. Fullin swept the hurdles, taking the 11 in 17.3 and the 300 in 49.7. Blount took care of business in the shot with a winning throw of 31-1.5 and also in the discus with a toss of 93-3.
"We're starting to come together," Kevin Mann says when talking about his Northampton softball team.
"We're still tinkering with our batting order, but the girls are playing well and gaining confidence and energy," the second-year coach said as his team hits critical part of the schedule.
The Konkrete Kids are 4-4 overall and 4-3 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference's Skyline Division and "we're ready to make our push toward the league and District 11 playoffs," Mann said after practice Tuesday.
In keeping with the ideals developed by the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, the Conference announced the Scholar-Athletes for the past fall season of the 2014-2015 school year.
All nominees are quality student-athletes within their school community and the Conference.
The 2015 Northampton wrestling banquet was held on March 28, 2015, to honor the Kids season as well as say good-bye to the seniors. The event was held at the West Coplay Maennerchor. Pictured (at the top) are the seniors from the 2014-15 season: front row - Todd Hetrick, Michael Scheetz, Andrew Bartholomew (Manager); back row - Jason Kocher, Josh Coleman and George Stilgenbauer.
With each passing week, new Northampton boys' volleyball coach Dave Faust is watching his club mature.
Faust, the former head girls' coach at NHS, replaced Doug Fehnel who guided the team to a 19-4 record and a 10-2 league mark. He is also in the process of retooling the club following the loss of conference MVP Mike Holihan, who helped lead the team to a new seasonal mark in wins.
In the early going, the Kids beat Nazareth and lost matches to Whitehall and Parkland. The Kids also had a strong showing in the Penn Manor tournament, where they lost in the semifinals.
Northampton's baseball team gained a big win Tuesday afternoon, but they still haven't solved one of their lingering problems.
The Konkrete Kids defeated Whitehall 2-1 to even their season record at 2-2 and boosted their conference mark to 2-1 in the ever-competitive East Penn Conference Skyline Division.