Northampton Press

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Track ends regular season, EPC meet starts begins

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Day 1 of the East Penn Conference meet is in the books and a few Northampton individuals stood out.

For the girls, Alexis Barrall took the pole vault competition by clearing 10-0. She finished ahead of Savannah Rivera of Whitehall who cleared 9-0 and finished in second place.

Aja Blount was fourth in the shot put throwing a 32-8.75. Jachebed Arthur took first place with a toss of 36-10.5.

Tatiana Lopez qualified for the 100 hurdle event with a time of 16.45. That was second best, only behind Kiaya Jones of Pocono East who had a 16.26.

Volleyball takes down PM East, Allen

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by ZACH HOTTINGER in Sports

The Northampton boys volleyball team defeated Pocono Mountain East on Wednesday, April 26, at home inside the Pete Schneider gymnasium.

The Konkrete Kids won the match 3-0 en route to their seventh win of the season, but it wasn’t an easy task.

“Some of our main guys were out in this one so we had members of our team really step up,” said head coach David Faust. “For a first-year team they were not bad by any stretch of the imagination. So coming in here, we couldn’t slack off. Our guys communicated well and it would have been easy to let our guard down but they didn’t.”

Britton making impact on baseball team

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Last season as a freshman, Devon Britton had a feeling that his teammates could reach some new heights this year. It was just a matter of going out and doing his job.

That role wasn’t anything new for Britton. He embodies the motto, “Walk softly and carry a big stick.”

Over the past two years, Britton rapidly has made his mark with Northampton baseball as well as the wrestling and golf programs. In wrestling, Britton already is a two-time state qualifier.

Opening Day

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by AL RECKER in Sports

Northampton Athletic Association honors Deets Guttman by renaming complex

Northampton Athletic Association’s opening day ceremony on Saturday was very special one.

Drawing a large crowd at the NAA complex, hundreds of girls and boys in uniform also paid tribute to a legendary NAA icon, Stephen “Deets” Guttman, whose more than 50 years of service in a myriad of volunteer positions is unprecedented.

The NAA named the baseball and softball complex the Stephen “Deets” Guttman Athletic Complex. The striking sign stands out in bold orange and black colors, below Northampton Athletic Association in small lettering.

EPC track Top Performers

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference (EPC) track and field postseason is just around the corner. Athletes are making one last push to qualify and earn a top seed in the upcoming league and district meets.

For Northampton, the team went against Nazareth on Monday on Senior Day. Both the boys and girls won, bringing their records to an impressive 9-2 on the year.

Next week the teams will be at East Stroudsburg South for the EPC Championships.

The following week districts take place Blue Mountain.

Several Northampton members again make the top performers list this week.

Volleyball - Kids raising awareness of struggling vets

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by The Press in Sports

On average, 22 veterans take their own life on a daily basis.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is prevalent in our veterans and soldiers’ lives. Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor Program in Quakertown is doing something to help our Veterans improve their quality of life, while honoring many soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

NHS in position to make EPC run

Thursday, April 27, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

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.