Northampton's boys soccer team had a big win over Whitehall recently, shutting out the Zephs 2-0.
The win was Northampton's fourth straight and was helped by senior Tyler Davis, who scored a goal and assisted on another.
Both squads seemed flat to start the match. There was a lot of play in the midfield for both teams but neither could really get the shots coming.
Editor's Note: Duke Helm, the District 11 statistician provides the District 11 Football Notes. These note are after week 3 of the high school season.
Liberty's KJ Williams caught three TD passes against Nazareth to become the all-time school leader in TD catches. Williams now has 17 for his career, breaking Joe Donaher's record of 15 TD catches set from 1965-67. Williams now has 1,046 yards receiving in his career to become the fifth Hurricane to accomplish that.
It was the type of game that Northampton needed to get back on track in Lehigh Valley Conference play last Friday against Bethlehem Catholic. The K-Kids (2-2, 1-2) blasted the Golden Hawks 35-6 at Notre Dame-Green Pond to spoil Becahi's homecoming night and propel themselves with a boost of confidence heading into this week's battle with Central Catholic at Al Erdosy Field.
Northampton used scores just before halftime and right after the intermission to break open a close contest into a mentally deflating task for Becahi.
We're into week four of the poll and not much has changed on the forefront. Easton maintains their stay at the top, while Nazareth gets a bump. Parkland picked up their first win of the year and Catasauqua looks to keep their Colonial League title aspirations rolling.
What's your team in store for this week? Check out the poll below.
1. Easton (3-0)
Last week's rank: #1
Of all the teams in the league, Easton always seems to not have a hard time so far this year.
The Pick: Easton 28- Central Catholic 13
2. Nazareth (3-0)
Last week's rank: #3
With the fall harvest ready to blossom into full bloom, Northampton head girls' volleyball coach David Faust is optimistic his team can take a cue from the season and follow suit.
Dealing with a 1-6 record heading into play this week, Faust knows his team can still reap some benefits over the next few weeks of the season. He believes one notable victory can provide the necessary spark his team needs to ignite them for the remainder of the season.
"Solid" is the word that fits when talking about Northampton's field hockey team.
Coach Kelly Backenstoe uses that word often when speaking about her unbeaten Konkrete Kids.
Northampton scored two more wins this past week - starting out with Nazareth 2-0 and trouncing Dieruff 7-1 - to raise the Kids' record to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in the Lehigh Valley Conference.
The Northampton girls soccer team picked up its first win of the season last week.
The girls blanked Dieruff 2-0 on Sept. 13.
NHS scored a goal in the first and second half to secure the win. Leandra Sterner scored in the first half off an assist from Krista Schroettner. In the second half, Sarah Fribanck found the back of the net on a pass from Lauren Sterner.
Northampton would fall to Bethlehem Catholic on Sept. 15, 5-1.
The girls held the Hawks to just one first half goal, but the floodgates opened in the second half and Becahi outscored NHS 4-1 that half.
Northampton's tennis team stayed unbeaten with wins over Central and Becahi.
The Kids beat Central 4-3 and Becahi 5-2.
The McCall sisters again won all over their matches over the span of both games. Darby, at number-one, beat Central's Linda Nguyen 6-0, 6-1 and Becahi Mara Blachard 6-3, 7-5. At two, Madison beat Central's Josie Airoldi 7-5, 6-1 and Becahi's Nina Kopy 6-2, 6-3. Avery knocked off Central's Jen Hildbrant 6-3, 6-3 and Becahi's Allison Barcznski 6-0, 7-5 at number-three.
The Northampton golf team played well this year, and only a key early season loss has them wondering what could have been as far as winning the LVC.
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