A week after football euphoria, Northampton's football team was grounded at Nazareth.
The Konrete Kids (1-1, 0-1) fell to the Blue Eagles 63-28 last week in a scoreline that can be deceiving to the average box score reader.
Nazareth (2-0, 1-0) exploded in the second quarter with 49 points, two of which were interception returns for scores to provide daggers in Northampton hearts.
Alec Lederer has lofty goals for his senior year. Through the season's first big race, he feels on pace to achieve them.
Lederer took fifth place Saturday at the 34th annual DeSales Invitational Cross Country Meet, beating all District 11 Class AAA runners in his first race of the season.
It was a good start to a season that the Northampton senior hopes ends with a District 11 title and a trip to the state championships.
The Northampton boys soccer team (1-3 overall; 1-1 in LVC) has gotten off to a rough start to the season.
But despite last Friday's 3-0 defeat to Parkland (3-0 overall; 2-0 in LVC) in their first conference game of the season, head coach Craig Carvin isn't worried too much about his squad's play just two weeks into the season.
Last week it was a mixture of defense and offense that paid off for Northampton's field hockey team.
This week, it was another mixture of defense and offense - with more emphasis on defense as the Konkrete Kids racked up a pair of overtime victories.
Coach Kelly Backenstoe's squad registered 2-1 wins over Whitehall and Parkland as the Konkrete Kids opened Lehigh Valley Conference play with wins over key North Division foes.
While Parkland has been designated as favorites for the Lehigh Valley Conference crown this fall, Northampton quietly has been emerging as a true sleeper pick in the conference, a pick that has made it a joy to see double.
However, the Konkrete Kids could also soon surface as a legitimate favorite to win the LVC title.
Evan Notaro has had a busy summer and has played in a number of highly competitive and memorable tournaments on the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) tour this summer.
Yet, his share in one recent victory will likely be remembered for a while and also could play a prominent role in Northampton's golf season this fall.
PIAA District 11 is pleased to announce the adoption of a new power rating system to be used beginning immediately for fall sports in 2012, and progressing through the 2012-13 athletic seasons.
The power rating system and its policies and timelines were adopted on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012 during the District 11 committee meeting.
Alesha Marcks knows when it will be time to turn her attention to her career choice of nursing.
In the meantime, Marcks will enter Moravian College in the fall to eventually play basketball for the Greyhounds program and embark on a nursing career.
It has been a trademark in her life, as she has methodically and meticulously developed her high school career.
Cole Sheptock always wanted to be better than his older brother Jimmy at everything. It's part of the common nature of brothers in the athletic field to have that sibling rivalry, especially in the case of a younger brother.
Boys just want to have fun and brothers tend to want to be better than each other.
Jimmy Sheptock is now a Division-1 wrestler and Cole is joining those ranks as well this summer at the University of Pittsburgh.
The Super 2 Challenge, as it has unofficially been called, began in fall of 1998 as a result of the break-up of the East Penn Conference.
In desperate need of independent games for the 1998-99 season, the five remaining conference members (Allen, Becahi, CCHS, Dieruff and Emmaus) developed a challenge concept pitting the EPC against the Philadelphia Catholic League in a variety of sports. The sports selected for that first year were cross-country, field hockey, boys soccer, boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball and track.