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Boys soccer picks up two wins

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by SCOTT W. PAGEL in Sports

Northampton's boys soccer team beat Eastburg South and Parkland in recent matches.

Against East Stroudsburg, the Kids won 3-1.

Tim Kelly finished an open net shot four minutes into the first half and the route was on as the Northampton boys won their home opener last Wednesday afternoon.

Ian Miller played the first ball to Sam Gaye, who slotted the ball to Kelly, who found paydirt early.

AJ Schroettner got the second goal off of a ball played across the box from John Yeaw. Schroettner's one-timer was no chance for keeper Ty Dykiert.

Cross country starts off strong with two wins

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by SCOTT W. PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton cross country teams got off to good starts this season with boys and girls wins over Allen and Dieruff in a meet at Nazareth.

The boys beat the Huskies 16-45 and topped the Canaries 20-41. The girls won 15-50 over both teams.

"The girls ran very well for their first meet," head coach Dan Benner said.

The girls had six of the top-nine finishers in the race, which also included Nazareth runners. The Kids Joelle Perelli was the overall winner with a time of 20:13.

"She looked very strong in the second half of her race," Benner said.

Girls drop two matches

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by The Press in Sports

The girls tennis team lost a couple of recent games.

Stroudsburg topped the Kids 5-2.

Northampton's only winners were Emma Angle at number-three singles. She defeated Stefi Lunda 6-4, 6-0. At number three singles, Delaney Haggerty and Jolene Stearns were very close, 7-5, 7-6 (5) winners over Mariah Bostwick and Maci Kendrick.

In another close match that didn't go the Kids way, Leah Hodge and Angle lost at number-one doubles to Yasmine Hasan and Sophia Rostock 8-7 (9-7).

Against Central Catholic, the girls dropped a close, 4-3 contest.

K-Kids looking for more wins

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton's volleyball started their 2013 season with a 1-3 overall record and a 0-2 record within their conference.

The team's roster is heavy with senior talent and is rounded out with several underclassmen who are really stepping up this year. First year coach Morgan Litak seems pleased both the makeup of team and the level of commitment and contribution the team has displayed so far.

NHS girls bounce back

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Kelly Backenstoe talked about "having fun and communicating" at practice last Saturday.

Backenstoe's Northampton field hockey team took her prodding and bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Parkland with a 2-1 victory over host Nazareth.

The beginning of the Lehigh Valley Conference play began last Wednesday with a 2-1 victory over host Whitehall.

Then, Friday "the roof sort of fell in" as the Kids "looked bad" in the first half as the Trojans scored twice. But, the Kids "came out of it" in the second half and played the Trojans even.

Girls soccer gets win over Eastburg South

Thursday, September 12, 2013 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton girls varsity soccer team kicked off their fall season with a new leader at the helm.

Former Bethlehem Catholic coach Gus Belaires returned to Northampton this season amid hopes of rebuilding the girls' soccer program. Before his five seasons at Bethlehem Catholic, Belaires served on the coaching staff of both the boys and girls teams at Northampton.

The Northampton girls soccer team endured a tough 5-13 record in the 2012 fall season but with new leadership and a new commitment from the team, hopes are high for improved results this year.

Pete's Top-10 Parkland is number-one in the poll

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

So, what did we learn from week one of football. Well, one thing for sure is that there are a lot of bad teams out there. On the bright side, Dieruff has actually improved and that should give everyone on the East Side a feel good story. Whitehall came away with the most surprising win last week, while Liberty kicked off the John Truby era with a big win.

Major showdowns across the board in the LVC and Colonial League this week, which makes for an interesting poll.

1. Parkland (1-0)

Last week's rank: 2

Kids look to avoid 0-2 start

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

If an opening season loss to Stroudsburg put Northampton behind the eight ball, what will happen in week two with a talented Nazareth team on the horizon?

Following last week's disappointing and surprising 49-26 home loss to Stroudsburg, the K-Kids try to regroup as they technically host Nazareth this Friday night.

Obviously, with Nazareth playing on their home turf, it's just like another home game for the Blue Eagles, who waxed Pleasant Valley last week 31-9.