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In a prelude to Turkey Day, girls get a win

Thursday, November 21, 2013 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The annual Thanksgiving Day football game between Northampton and Catasauqua is set for next Thursday at Muhlenberg College's Scotty Wood Stadium. Kickoff is for 10 a.m.

But before that, the two schools renewed the friendly competition during the weekend's annual Powder Puff football game.

Behind two touchdowns from Leandra Sterner and one from Alison Horn, the Konkrete Kids defeated the Rough Riders, 19-14, in the 2013 Powder Puff game on Sunday night at Catasauqua High School's Alumni Field.

McCall sisters excel at college

Thursday, November 21, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Northampton High School graduate Avery McCall earned first team honors at two different positions on The Colonial States Athletic Conference All-Star team that was announced recently.

McCall, a freshman at Division III Marywood University, was named First Team at both No. 6 Singles and also at No. 3 Doubles.

McCall went undefeated during the regular season in both singles and doubles. Her overall record for the Fall season was 11-1 in singles and 10-1 in doubles.


Thursday, November 21, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Northampton Soccer Club Boys U11 Strikers, coached by Ralph Kocher and Sam Franzosa, placed second in the Western Lehigh Fall Fest which took place back on Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 12-13, 2013. The Tournament was based at the Lehigh County Fields, and divisional play took place there, as well as surrounding satellite fields.

Mann takes over as NHS softball coach

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton High School has a new softball coach, and didn't have to go far to find him.

Kevin Mann, 54, was recently named head softball coach to replace Sally Whittaker-Kahan, who resigned for health reasons.

Mann, the junior varsity coach for 13 years for the Konkrete Kids, "has everything we like and need," said NHS athletic director Todd Bowser.

"He has desire, knowledge of the game, and knowledge of Northampton softball. He bleeds black and orange," added Bowser.

Kids off to slow start

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton hockey coach Brian Ruff isn't about to concede that this is a rebuilding year for his club.

Through his team's first four games this season, Ruff's team has a 0-3-1 record in the Lehigh Valley Scholastic Hockey League (LVSHL) Non-Pure Division. Last season, the Kids captured the Non-Pure division crown, marking their fourth championship under Ruff's reign.

Volleyball season ends

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton girls volleyball team ended their 2013 season with a tough division game versus Nazareth on Friday, Oct. 11.

While a strong defense and consistent energy on the court kept the Northampton girls in the game, ultimately the season would end with a loss. Nazareth took three matches in a row with scores of 25-11, 25-21 and 25-21.

Northampton ended the season with an 8-12-0 record.

Looking back over the past two months and 20 games, Kids coach Morgan Litak believes the team has everything to be proud of.

Hodge kept perspective amid a tough season

Thursday, November 7, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Leah Hodge knew it would be a different season for her and her team this past fall.

The senior, who recently ended her season with the Northampton girls' tennis program, vaulted into the team's number one singles position this past fall after playing doubles and singles last season. Her team took on a different look than the one it had posted as a Lehigh Valley Conference contender the past two seasons.

The K-Kids' squad was severely depleted due to graduation losses, and a transition year was truly in the offing this fall.