Northampton Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

Pete’s Top-10: Harris leads the charge

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

As we arrive at midseason of the poll, it’s become quite clear that Nazareth is one of the most fun teams to watch in the area, as well as the top squad.

The Blue Eagles made plenty of mistakes in last week’s win over Bethlehem Catholic, but still walked away with a convincing win. It shows that even on a bad night, the Anthony Harris-led squad is a problem for teams to handle.

The Blue Eagles have another hurdle this week taking on Parkland, but unless someone finds a way to stop Harris, nobody will be taking down the Blue Eagles.

Hozza earns point for Hounds

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Moravian College men’s tennis team dropped a pair nonconference contests in a tri-match at DeSales University Sunday, falling to the host Bulldogs, 7-2, and dropping an 8-1 decision to rival Muhlenberg College.

In the opening match versus DeSales, the Hounds picked up a point at first doubles when freshman Adrian Condes (Eastern Regional (N.J.) HS) and Justin Szaro (Freedom HS) earned an 8-5 victory.

Freshman Andrew Hozza (Northampton HS) scored a 6-0, 4-6, 10-8 win at fifth singles for Moravian’s other point.

Girls soccer wins

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Northampton’s girls’ soccer team is doing more than winning games this season; they’re building a program with seniors that they can’t do without when they graduate, planning to reload with a new group they also won’t be able to do without.

With only three losses on the season, the Konkrete Kids defeated Bethlehem Catholic, 7-2, last Friday.

“They’re so talented,” said Northampton head coach Mike Missmer.

So what Missmer is doing with that talent is putting into action the words of former Whitehall girls’ soccer coach George Romano.

Volleyball sits at 6-4 so far this year

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

When assessing this season’s Northampton girls volleyball team, the word unity is at the forefront of the discussion.

“They play together as a team and they have that talent,” said head coach Jess Finlayson.

It’s what’s propelled the Kids to a 6-4 mark so far this year.

And when that togetherness is combined with experience, wins like the one they had against Parkland, a first in their program’s history, have been the result.

“I think that’s making a big difference in the play of our team this year,” said Finlayson.

Harries continue their 2019 success

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

It was a successful day for both the boys and girls teams as they both finished 7th overall at the Council Rock Invite on Saturday, Sept. 21. There were a total of 22 boys teams and 18 girls teams, consisting mostly of District 1 schools, according to head coach Dan Benner

“With the quality of teams that were there, it was a great confidence boost to run as well as we did,” Benner said.

There were six medal winners on the day. They were: Georgia Wiswesser (5th), Amber Poniktera (8th), Brianna Tyler (24th), Zeke Colyer (13th), Vince Gallagher (25th), and Owen Nahf (27th).

Ashley Kunsman honored

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Moravian College junior goalie Ashley Kunsman (Northampton HS) has been selected as the Landmark Conference Field Hockey Defensive Athlete of the Week for her performance last week.

Kunsman helped Moravian to a 1-1 record last week with a 0.43 goals-against average and 25 saves over two matches. Kunsman made 12 saves in a 1-0 loss at Wilkes University last Wednesday before stopping 13 shots in regulation and overtime and then another two shots in a shootout to lead Moravian to a 1-0 shootout win at Cedar Crest College on Saturday.