Suburban Dart League
Bath Luth 5 1 .833
Salem UCC 4 2 .667
St. Stephen’s 2 1 .667
Star of Beth 2 1 .667
Farmersville 3 3 .500
Dryland 3 3 .500
Ebenezer 3 3 .500
Emmanuel 3 3 .500
Light of Christ 2 4 .333
St. Paul’s 2 4 .333
Christ UCC 1 5 .167
St. Paul’s (5-4) at St. Stephen’s (2-0, 1-0)
SS - Dave Blaukovitch 6-12, Jon Hoysan 4-12 HR, Gary Buczynski 4-12, Nathan Naprava HR.
SP - Bret Remel 5-13, Rich Kern 5-13, Jen Erkinger 5-12.
Bath Luth (4-1, 2-0, 11-4) at Christ UCC
The Northampton field hockey team won their fifth consecutive game on Saturday, beating Freedom 9-1. The win moves the Kids to 5-1 through the first third of the 18-game regular season.
Bri Sell got things going with the first goal of the game at the 22:39 mark. Morgan McEntire recorded the assist.
Less than a minute later, McEntire scored a goal of her own with an assist from Jordan Somers.
Freedom got back into the game when Paige Jenkins scored on a breakaway at the 12:56 mark.
In the postgame huddle following the Northampton football team’s 53-8 win over East Stroudsburg North, head coach Kyle Haas’ tone seemed incongruous for addressing a team that has won three straight by an average score of 55-7.
“Sometimes when you hit a lull in your schedule, you tend to start to play down and you start to get into bad habits because you don’t have to do your responsibility to necessarily win,” he said. “But what happens is if you don’t do your job, when you play the good teams, you’re gonna get beat.”
The 2019-2020 Cement Belt challenge kicked off with the Whitehall boys soccer team drawing first blood on Northampton’s home field with a 4-2 victory.
A few hours later, the Konkrete Kids’ girls soccer team evened the standings by scoring a 2-0 win on the Zephyrs’ home turf.
Senior tri-captain Abbi Czarnecki got Northampton on the board in the first 5 minutes of the game when she took a pass from Alex Benedict and slotted the ball under the goalie’s arms.
With two consecutive lopsided victories, Northampton head football coach Kyle Haas finds himself with an added luxury.
It also will help the Konkrete Kids’ defense further solidify itself down the stretch as they seek an East Penn Conference (EPC) North crown.
“We’re able to get more kids an opportunity to play,” said Haas, whose team (2-1, 2-0 EPC North) blew out Pleasant Valley 63-7 last week. “They are getting into games and doing well. That will help us this year and next year. We’ll have kids with more experience.
The Northampton field hockey team bounced back from an opening day 3-1 loss to Liberty by pounding East Stroudsburg North 9-0 last Thursday and beating Stroudsburg 3-1 on Saturday.
The Mountaineers entered the season coming off a 2018 campaign that saw them reach the District XI 3A semifinals. In the young 2019 season, they had outscored their first three EPC opponents by a combined 25-0.
Following Pleasant Valley’s 63-7 loss to Northampton last night, Bears’ coach, Blaec Seager post game speech to his troops was direct and unhesitating.
“To get where we want to go we have to stick together,” he said. “That is the only way we can continue to improve.”
Despite showing flashes from their triple option attack, the Bears had no answer to stop the Konkrete Kids’ many faceted offense that rolled up 448 yards and eight touchdowns.
NFF PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Each week the National Football Foundation – Lehigh Valley Chapter, selects a high school football player of the week from its 33 local high schools. Winners are listed below:
Week 1 - Christian Arrington, running back from East Stroudsburg South High School (28 carries for 210 yards and 3 touchdowns) in a victory over Whitehall.
Week 2 – (Co-Winners) Nahjee Adams, running back from Easton (19 carries 278 yards and 3 touchdowns) in a victory over Whitehall 46-28.
The Northampton cross country team celebrated senior day on Tuesday, Sept. 10 in a home meet at Bicentennial Park in East Allen Township.
The team honored Vince Gallagher, Thomas Martinez, Marcus Newhart, Isaiah Tyler, Lena Kugelman, Marissa Mele and Olivia Rigo.
As for the meet itself, both the boys and girls had successful days. The boys went 3-0 on the day with wins against Central Catholic, Emmaus and Whitehall. The girls went 2-1 with wins against Central Catholic and Whitehall.
Week 4 of the poll features the most movement this season as teams settle into their identities. Freedom remains steadfast at the top, but face a hungry Nazareth squad looking for respect.
Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic will be in a battle this week, while Central Catholic and Whitehall are in desperation mode.
Southern Lehigh’s impressive romp over Notre Dame catapults them into the poll as well.
With three weeks of action in the books, Week 4 will continue to prove who belongs where.
1. Freedom (3-0)
Last week’s rank: #1