Northampton Press

Monday, October 21, 2019

K-Kids Roundup Wheeler wins EPC boys golf tourney

Thursday, September 26, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Northampton’s Nate Wheeler captured the EPC golf tournament boys title with a score of 75 at Olde Homestead Golf Course on Monday morning. His 75 actually first sent him into a playoff with Aiden LeBlanc of Emmaus, who also shot 75.

Wheeler placed a 30-foot putt right up to the hole for a tap-in while LeBlance three-putted from a similar distance on the first playoff hole. The win gave Wheeler the EPC boys title.

District 11 Notes Through Week 3

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by DUKE HELM in Sports



Week 3

Running Backs

Nahjee Adams of Easton is the early district leader with 686 yards rushing through the first 3 weeks of the season. Brady Miller of Williams Valley is 2nd with 643 yards and Brandon Camire of Emmaus is the 3rd with 636 yards. Camire has rushed for over 200 yards in all 3 games. Camire also leads the District with 11 total TDs scored.

Asher Smith of Southern Lehigh has scored 10 TDs and Tavion Banks of Bethlehem Catholic has scored 9 TDs.

Volleyball team beats Parkland for first time

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Northampton volleyball team has been making a little history in recent matches.

Last week, the team defeated always-powerful Parkland in five sets, jumping out to a 2-0 lead with 25-20 and 25-23 wins in sets one and two.

The Trojans seemingly took back momentum, though, winning sets three and four by scores of 25-13 and 25-18, respectively. But the Kids battled back and won the fifth set 15-11. It was the first time in program history the volleyball team was able to knock off Parkland.

Beating a juggernaut like the Trojans can be a program-changing event.

Kids about to be tested

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

By mid-October, Northampton head coach Kyle Haas believes he will have a good reading on his team.

The Konkrete Kids have a four-game stretch beginning at Pocono Mountain West Saturday afternoon that certainly will test their mettle.

They will enter this weekend’s play with an overall 3-1 mark and an unblemished 3-0 mark in the East Penn Conference North after a 53-8 throttling of East Stroudsburg North last Friday night.

After Pocono Mountain West, the Kids will play East Stroudsburg South, Stroudsburg, and Allen.

Harriers look to stay strong heading to postseason

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northampton head cross country coach Dan Benner doesn’t want to be presumptuous about his team, but the Konkrete Kids already have made some strides.

“We are still early on in the season, but we have gotten off to a strong start,” said Benner. “We opened the season by hosting an invitational at Bicentennial Park. It was a very competitive meet again this season with 37 teams and over 1,000 athletes competing.”

At the invitational, five Kids earned medals on the day, and they all posted their personal best times of the year.

Pete’s Top-10: Eagles soar to top

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

We have a new team at the top of the poll following Nazareth’s 35-33, thrilling win over Freedom last Friday night.

It was one of the best high school games the area has seen in a while and now the Blue Eagles have the task of upholding their status at the top by hosting Bethlehem Catholic Friday night. It could mark back-to-back weeks where Nazareth is involved in the top contest in the area and those things tend to happen when you have the best quarterback in the region with Anthony Harris under center.

Hozza shoots 73 for Moravian

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Moravian College football team held a lead through most of the first half and the majority of the fourth quarter until visiting McDaniel College scored its only touchdown of the game with 12 seconds remaining to earn a 13-10 victory over the host Greyhounds at Rocco Calvo Field Saturday in the Centennial Conference opener for each school.

The Hounds dropped their first home game of the season as the squad turned the ball over seven times and had a punt blocked while still having the lead late into the fourth.

Area players who stood out were:

Behind Rimple, Kids blank Salisbury

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by STEVE ANDRES in Sports

Understanding body language is a valuable commodity in many aspects of life, and that ability to decipher physical intent is something Northampton goalkeeper Brady Rimple used in Saturday’s win over Salisbury.

Facing a penalty shot late in the second half against the Flacons, Rimple observed the shooter and immediately assessed the direction in which he was aiming.

Outdoors: PGC taking input on CWD

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

With an increasing number of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) cases occurring within certain areas of Pennsylvania’s deer herd, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) is soliciting input from sportsmen on a response plan before more areas are affected.

To date the CWD has designated three CWD areas: Disease Management Area 3 (DMA3), encompasses WMU 2E and includes parts Jefferson and Indiana counties; DMA2, the largest of the affected areas, covers WMUs 4B, 4A, 5A and parts of 2G and 4D; DMA4 covers Lebanon, parts of Lancaster and Berks counties.