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When Northampton’s softball team bounces back from a loss, it bounces back big, evidenced by the K-Kids 12-2 victory over Pleasant Valley and 16-3 victory over Nazareth last weekend.
Last Saturday’s Nazareth game was also an opening day of sorts for the KKids, their first game on their new softball field.
Northampton’s volleyball team is on the verge of clinching a district playoff berth if the K-Kids can take care of business this week.
Northampton lost their match on Monday to Whitehall (11-0) in a three-game sweep 17-25, 14-25, 11-25 to end a three-game win streak and knock their season mark down to 6-4.
However, with contests against Pocono Mountain East (1-11) and Allen (2-9) on tap this week, the Kids should be in favorable position to walk away with a pair of sweeps that would clinch a district berth.
The District 11 singles tournament got under way on Monday at Lehigh University.
Andrew Hozza was the only K-Kid to advance to the second round, which will take place April 26, after Press deadlines.
Hozza was a 6-1, 6-2 winner over Josh Becker of Eastburg North. His next opponent is Parkland’s Aneesh Kapoor, who won 6-1, 6-0 over Najja Francis of Pleasant Valley.
Brandon Peters had to take on the top seed in Ben Tauber of Nazareth and he lost 6-0, 6-0. Dom Jackson fell to six-seed Leland Addison of Easton 6-2, 6-0.
Throughout his baseball career, Brittain Shander has managed to stay within the fundamentals.
The Northampton junior is witnessing how his approach is paying dividends for him and his team this season.
“I just try to keep it simple and keep my balance,” said Shander in reference to his batting stance. “I just go out there and try as hard as I can. I haven’t really tried anything new. I just try to hit the ball as square as I can.”
The Northampton track and field teams thought they suffered two very close losses to Pleasant Valley this week. The boys lost 78-72 while the girls fell 76-74.
Or so they thought.
However, after correcting a scoring error, it eventually gave the Kids a first place in the girls triple jump which tied the score at 75-75. However, the girls won on the first tiebreaker which is first place finishes, 10-8, according to an email correction the Press received about the meet on Tuesday.
Meant to Move is a studio in Bethlehem owned and operated by certified Pilates teacher and licensed Yamuna Body Rolling practitioner, Jeanne Reilly, who teaches techniques that lead to more flexibility, greater muscle tone, and better posture.
“Both are low impact and can enhance everything you do in life,” said Reilly, who has clients of all ages. “My push right now is to teach more of our youth, and my dream would be to educate gym teachers, health teachers, and educators in general, and coaches in the schools who work with kids every day.”
Northampton’s girls lacrosse team wants to make 2017 a landmark season.
The Kids want to put themselves on the map after last year’s 5-12 campaign and head coach Paige Hoffman believes this year’s team has the potential to make their mark.
“Our goal is to make a statement in the conference and walk away with experience that will make the team a stronger, more talented group than they already are,” said Hoffman. “This will involve playing at a higher level, striving to overcome losses and staying ready for the next challenge.”
Northampton looks to stay on track with the growth of their boys’ lacrosse program as they look to compete in the East Penn Conference this spring.
New head coach Jace Shively enters his first season at the helm of the program following last year’s 2-16 record.
Northampton’s K.J. Fenstermacher and Danny Moran had one last chance to wear the Northampton colors in the recently held Easton Lions Club Wrestling All-Star Classic.
Fenstermacher was a 6-4 winner over Matt Valli of Warren Hills at 132. Moran lost by fall to Matt Kolonia of Delaware Valley at 138.