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Pete's Top-10 A new team is at top of poll

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by PETER CAR in Sports

Finally, after nine weeks of the poll, we have a new king at the top and rightly so. Easton's slow demise, coupled with Parkland's rapid rise since week three of the season finally came to a head last week with the Rovers falling for the first time this season.

Whitehall makes a small jump as well, while Nazareth takes a nose dive in the poll.

With one week of action before districts, let's see who gears up for the postseason in the right way.

1. Parkland (7-2)

Last week's rank: #2

Trojans look to stay on top of their throne.

District 11 Football Notes - Week 8

Thursday, November 1, 2012 by The Press in Sports

K.J. Williams of Liberty caught 13 passes against Easton to take the District 11 lead with 48. The 13 catches broke the school record of 10, held previously by Bob Mann (1983) and Robbie Opp (2001).

Colin McDermott of Central Catholic scored twice against Nazareth and now has 64 career TDs, tying Rashonn Drayton for the school record. McDermott moves by Tim Barlok (Beca), Scott Lavalva (Ban) and Woody Petchel (PA) on the all-area career rushing yardage list to 8th place with 4,659 yards.

Girls fall to PHS

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

The Northampton girls soccer team has had an up-and-down season. They have been through a coaching change midway through the season, and have struggled breaking in to a new system. But the Konkrete Kids have shown promise for the future.

Last week they recorded a 3-0 win at Liberty, and battled Emmaus to a two goal loss two days later.

Northampton met a hot team and just didn't have the firepower to hang with Parkland, suffering a 7-0 defeat last Tuesday night at Parkland High School.

3 head to regionals

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Only six golfers from District 11's Class AAA field can move on to regionals. Half of them are from Northampton.

Evan Notaro, Kevin Kunkle and Carter Test all played well enough at Monday's District 11 Championship to earn a spot in next week's PIAA Eastern Regional field.

Notaro took second place at 107, three shots off the lead. Kunkle was fourth at 111 while Test placed fifth with a 114.

Football falls to Emmaus

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in Sports

During last week's contest against Emmaus (4-2 overall; 3-2 in LVC), Northampton's (2-4 overall; 1-4 in LVC) opening possession of the second half figured to have a large effect on the game's final outcome.

The Konkrete Kids capped off a 12-play drive at the end of the second quarter to pull Northampton to within two touchdowns at halftime. And as the Konkrete Kids were set to receive the second half kickoff, the mentality was to build on that momentum and cut the Hornets' deficit a bit more.

Third time the charm vs. EHS

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

When he thinks back about the District 11 team golf championships, Northampton head golf coach Brian Davies relates the events to his own high school playing days.

"It was so exciting and tense, I could feel my heart pumping," recalled Davis about his team's performance in district play. "It took me back to the days when I was playing sports in high school. It was just that intense."

Tennis preps for districts

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

For the Northampton girls' tennis team, it can apparently be a tale of two seasons.

They finished their regular season Tuesday afternoon with a 5-0 win over Wilson that gave them an impressive 15-1 mark for the season.

Yet, the postseason has been a different story, according to head coach Eileen Carbone. Both in the singles' and doubles' postseason play, the Kids have fallen victim to some ill-willed fate.

Field hockey suffers first loss of year

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by GEORGE GEIGER Special to the Press in Sports

It wasn't the best week for Northampton's Field Hockey team, but it finished well enough.

The Konkrete Kids lost twice, won once and tied once - but, all-in-all things wound up with the K-Kids clinching a berth in the Lehigh Valley Conference playoffs.

First, Northampton's 12-game win streak came to an end when perennial LVC and District 11 champion Emmaus took a 3-1 decision at the Kids' Joan Kremus Field.

Then the Kids dropped a 1-0 game at Whitehall to drop their LVC mark to 10-2.

Boys soccer ties Allen

Thursday, October 4, 2012 by The Press in Sports

Northampton tied Allen 0-0 in a game from last week played at J.Birney Crum Stadium Tuesday night.

The game featured lots of cross balls into the box, through balls and controlled play in the midfield. Allen's strength was playing the ball wide.

Northampton's defense shut down Allen's quick play attack, led by Julian Santos, Ian Miller, Sam Gaye and John Yeaw.

Northampton midfielders Marucs Morris, Nick Stewart, AJ Schroettner, and Josh Schoenberger did a great job sending balls to the flags and generating shots but the Kids couldnt put the ball into the net.