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.
The Northampton golf team is the defending District 11 team champions.
With that accolade comes honor and also a big target on their back for this season. Unfortunately for the Konkrete Kids, some of the other Lehigh Valley Conference elite hit that target right on the mark.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
The Northampton boys soccer team picked up a win in their first game and went 2-1 overall this past week.
Against the Mounties, Sam Gaye received a long ball from Julian Santos and placed it low past keeper Nico Ruiz for an exciting 2-1 overtime win to start the season Friday afternoon. The goal came with four minutes remaining in the first overtime.
Two nonleague games and two wins has Kelly Backenstoe "hoping the Konkrete Kids will be a leader" as Northampton begins Lehigh Valley Conference field hockey play.
Victories (4-2 over Catasauqua and 7-1 over Pleasant Valley) have Backenstoe "excited" about her team's chances in the LVC and especially in the league's tough North Division.
The Northampton tennis team picked up a 7-0 win over Dieruff on Tuesday afternoon at home.
Leah Hodge, Sabrina Searock and Emma Angle took home singles victories while the doubles teams of Skylar Kostick and Cece Lebus, Mary Angle and Georgia Weaver, Delaney Haggerty and Jolene Stearns and Jenna Meixsell and Paige Easton all won their doubles matches against the Huskies.