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Kids fall to Eagles

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

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.

Lederer takes fifth

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

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.

Kids boys soccer team looks to get on track

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

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.

Northampton field hockey team off to hot start

Thursday, September 13, 2012 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

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.

Marcks' dedication, hard work paid off

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

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.

Sheptock always striving to be better

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

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.

Don Hunt Memorial Boys, girls soccer games announced

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Sports

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.