A last-minute victory, a romp and another shutout and Northampton's field hockey team has earned another berth in the District 11 tourney.
Coach Kelly Backenstoe's Konkrete Kids are also alive for a spot in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference's championship tourney which begins next Saturday. This year's format has the Skyline, Steel and Mountain Division winners as well as five wild-card teams.
The K-Kids, now 10-4, still have four regular season games remaining and have been "sucking it up and playing big," according to Backenstoe.
In a game dominated by Parkland on the stat sheet, the Kids came away with the most important number - a 1-0 victory over the Trojans on Monday.
Parkland outshot the kids 24-7 but NHS netted the game winner in the second overtime.
No other information was available, but we'll have more on the game next week.
Coming off a win the previous Saturday, coach Craig Carvin insisted Northampton had to get back to .500 and being at even money status heading into last week's contest against Central Catholic.
With three consecutive losses to Parkland, Easton and Freedom, teams that are a combined 12-0 this season, Northampton head coach Mark Scisly doesn't feel any relief heading into this Friday's encounter with a winless Nazareth (0-4) team.
The K-Kids have their own set of issues they need to deal with following last week's 34-7 defeat to Freedom, which has put them at 1-3 on the season since a week one victory over Allen.
Northampton had a a cross country meet against Allen, Dieruff, and Central Tuesday.
It was senior day and the team had three seniors honored: Noah Durnin, Andrew Martuscelli, and Justin Nikles.
The boys went 2-1 on the day, defeating Allen and Dieruff but falling to Central. Noah Rindock (17:25) and Justin Nikles (17:41) both had big days finishing fifth and seventh overall.
Northampton and Megan Wiest are back on track in field hockey.
The Konkrete Kids shut out Lehighton and East Stroudsburg North with Wiest scoring a school record six goals against ESN.
Wiest, a senior already committed to play next year at Drexel, had one goal in the Kids' 3-0 win over Lehighton, then boosted her season output to 17 with six in Northampton's Eastern Pennsylvania Conference 11-0 whitewash of ESN.
We finally get a matchup between two top five teams this week when Parkland and Whitehall square off Friday night.
In the Colonial League, two of the top teams face each other this week when Northwestern and Saucon exchange blows.
It'll be an interesting night, but one that I think will be filled with cliche results.
Find out who is picked to win in this week's top ten.
1. Parkland (4-0)
Last week's rank: #1
Game of the week. Can Whitehall topple their hated rival?
The Pick: Parkland 34- Whitehall 31
2. Easton (4-0)
The boys soccer team split two recent games, falling to the Mounties and beating Eastburg North.
The Mounties proved to be too strong on Monday night, scoring three times for the victory.
John Burns scored in the first half off of a header from a corner kick placed to him by Oliver Maloney at the 19 minute mark. Northampton's best chance to tie it came with 10:13 to play in the first half when Cameron Peploe intercepted a pass from the Stroudsburg defense with clear space to the goal but fired it right at the keeper.
Becahi's Nick Maff captured the first-ever East Penn Conference golf title which was held at Woodstone on Tuesday, Sept. 23.
Maff fired a 77, one stroke better than Pocono Mountain East's Ryan O'Malley and two better than Emmaus' Kevin Caverly and Max Harrington, Parkland's Brian Cummings and Central's Erik Ridley who all had 79.
Northampton's Carter Test performed well in the match, shooting an 80 to place seventh overall and earn a medal as well as a place on the All-Conference team.
The Kids Michael Kovalchik shot 84 and was just two strokes out of a medal.
Northampton sophomore Lyndsey Gallagher entered the final half-mile of last Saturday's cross country meet at DeSales University amongst the top five runners, a place where she positioned herself in for much of the race.
But in that stretch that included one last hill, Gallagher made a push that propelled her into a top-three finish.
Northampton's football team dropped their second straight contest of the season to one of the East Penn Conference's elite, falling to Easton 35-7 last week.
The Rovers built a 35-0 lead into halftime to put the game in cruise control for the final 24 minutes, as Easton running back Shane Simpson ran for 143 yards and two touchdowns, to go along with two receptions for 37 yards and a score.
Northampton has been overmatched in their past two contests, losing to Parkland and Easton by a combined 84-7.