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Girls learned, had fun

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

This season Eileen Carbone watched her girls simply have fun.

The veteran head tennis coach at Northampton realized her team is in the initial stage of a rebuilding project after losing a core that produced consecutive successful 15-win seasons for the Kids the past two years

Instead, Carbone was left with a group of relatively inexperienced varsity players, all of whom have been working to establish themselves in the always competitive Lehigh Valley Conference.

The Kids recently defated Easton 5-2.

"We did have a nice win over Easton," said Carbone.

Boys soccer falls to Parkland 1-0

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in Sports

Northampton (12-4, 10-3) and Parkland (14-4, 12-2) will likely be tired of each other before the soccer postseason comes to an end.

A 1-0 Parkland win Monday night gave the two teams a split of their regular season games and it's very possible they'll meet again in the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs next week and potentially again in the District 11 playoffs down the road.

After a disappointing loss, Northampton coach Craig Carvin is hoping that the two teams get at least one more crack at each other.

Girls drop two contests

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

A solid defense seemed to be the theme of the week for the Northampton girls varsity soccer team as they near the end of their 2013 season.

Northampton goalkeeper Anna Keffer amassed 19 saves in the team's last three games and allowed only two goals against. Although Northampton would emerge victorious in just one of these battles, Keffer's strong tending skills would keep these contests close and keep a win within grasp for Northampton.

Jackson first; girls take title

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by SCOTT W. PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton cross country team hosted the Northampton Invitational on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 5, at Bicentennial Park in East Allen Township.

The NHS girls won the team portion and were helped to victory by Hayley Jackson, who took first place overall with a time of 19:52.

Head coach Dan Benner said her time was the 19th fastest time in the six-year history of the course.

Girls split two games

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by WENDY KENNEDY Special to the Press in Sports

Consistent energy on the court and a strong defense have made the Northampton girls varsity volleyball team a force to be reckoned with this season.

Through two tough conference games and one non-division game last week, the Northampton girls stood strong and though they did not come away with the win each time, they fought hard against their competition.

"They are really starting to realize the potential they have," commented Northampton's proud coach, Morgan Litak. "Our defense is really strong and overall, they are just doing a really good job."

A big victory

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

Perseverance pays off.

Just ask Kelly Backenstoe and her Northampton field hockey team.

After four-straight losses, Backenstoe told her team to "just persevere. We'll get back on track."

And that's what happened Tuesday night as the Konkrete Kids edged host Parkland 2-1 in overtime.

The win not only ended the Kids' skid, but sent them into a tie for first place with Parkland and Nazareth in the Lehigh Valley Conference's North Division with a 9-4 record.