The Northampton cross country team honored its senior runners on Tuesday at their home meet. In all, six runners will move on after this season, including five girls and one boy: Sam Arnold, Beth Albright, Olivia Cappolella, Hannah Flaven, Hope Scott and Jenele Vadelund.
As for the meet, both boys and girls teams went 2-1 on the day, which brought their records each to 3-3 on the season.
The boys defeated Allen (15-48) and Dieruff (19-44), while falling to Parkland. The girls defeated Allen (15-50) and Dieruff (15-50), also falling to Parkland.
The archery deer hunting season for antlered and antlerless deer kicked off Saturday, Sept. 16, in Wildlife Management Units 2B and local 5C and 5D. The season statewide gets underway Sept. 30 and runs until Nov. 11.
Cheerleaders from Northampton Area School District attended Pine Forest Cheerleading Camp Aug. 12-15 at Chestnut Lake in Honesdale, Pa. and walked away with multiple awards won by varsity, JV, and middle school squads.
The varsity squad, led by new head coach Lauren Sniscak, took first place in sideline and second place in extreme routine.
Junior varsity, coached by Kayla Bringenberg, was awarded most improved team, an award that was a huge accomplishment for this very new squad.
Coming into the match between Northampton and Emmaus, both coaches described the meeting as “their season.” Both teams needed a big win to keep them on the right path, but in the end, it was Northampton that picked up a 4-3 win over the Hornets.
An unexpected downpour brought a black cloud over Northampton’s Sept. 15 contest against Easton. While much of the Lehigh Valley remained dry, almost all of the 4-1 Red Rover victory was played in torrential rain at Northampton’s Kremus Field.
The Red Rovers led 3-0 at halftime, but Northampton struck first in the second half with a goal from freshman Russell King. Easton would answer late in the second half for the 4-1 final.
The K-Kids fell to 1-3-1 on the season.
Northampton travels to Central Catholic on Sept. 21 before hosting Pocono Mountain West on Sept. 23.
Heading into week five, it appears that the dust is settling and the EPC title race will come down to the top three teams in the poll.
In the Colonial League, Palisades has clearly taken the lead position after last week’s major win over Southern Lehigh.
With the regular season entering its second half, which teams will continue to stand their ground and which ones will fall off the edge?
This week’s results will make things a bit more clear.
1. Parkland (4-0)
Last week’s rank: #1
Trojans have picked up where they left off from a year ago.
The Northampton golf team fell to Emmaus in a very close game last week. Despite falling to 13-2 as a result of the loss, their district hopes are up in the air at this point.
“We just lost a heart breaker to Emmaus by four strokes,” said head coach Brian Davies. “At this point, I am not sure if we can make districts as a team. Our goal is place top-three at the league championships coming up Sept. 26. I am hoping we can cobble together four scores that will win the whole thing.”
After Northampton’s 24-7 win over Pleasant Valley, head coach Mark Scisly was well aware of who he needed to watch for in the K-Kids’ following game against Freedom.
“[Alec] Huertas is very good.”
The Patriots’ senior wide receiver justified Scisly’s fears in Freedom’s 26-13 victory on Sept. 15 at BASD Stadium. Huertas had seven catches for 107 yards, a touchdown and an interception for the Patriots.
Freedom took a 6-0 lead on the game’s opening possession behind a two-yard touchdown run by Jalen Stewart, but Northampton would answer.
Northampton’s volleyball team is off to a fast start and the K-Kids hope to keep riding the wave of momentum throughout this week.
The Kids (6-1) endured their first loss of the season last week to, Freedom in four games before coming back to sweep Pocono Mountain West, East Stroudsburg South and Pleasant Valley.
For head coach Jessica Finlayson, things are going just about as good as they can at this point into the season.
“Our season is off to a great start,” said Finlayson. “The team is competitive and have shown that they are prepared to play at a high level.”
A week before the high school football season hits the halfway mark, some playoff races are starting to take shape. Whitehall kept itself among the top of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win Friday night, while Liberty also stayed in the hunt by beating Northampton.
The Zephyrs cruised to a 41-13 win over Liberty.
Ethan Parvel passed for 172 yards and rushed for 103 yards in the win. He threw two touchdown passes and ran for three scores to keep his team unbeaten at 4-0.