Northampton Press

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Softball team gets 1-0 victory over LHS

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Entering its April 30 clash with Liberty, the Northampton softball team had scored double-digit runs in half of its games, including five games with 15 or more runs.

Against the Hurricanes, all they needed was one.

The K-Kids (11-4) topped Liberty 1-0 behind another strong performance from sophomore starting pitcher Madison Biechy. Northampton’s ace scattered three singles and a walk over seven innings to pick up the win.

EPC standings

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Sports

BASEBALL

Skyline Division

Team Conf Over

Parkland 9-1 10-1

Emmaus 8-2 11-2

Central 6-4 8-5

Nazareth 5-4 5-8

Whitehall 3-5 5-6

Northampton 3-7 6-8

Steel

Easton 10-1 10-1

Freedom 7-3 9-5

Liberty 6-3 9-3

Becahi 4-6 6-6

Dieruff 2-8 2-11

Allen 1-9 2-10

Mountain

Stroudsburg 7-2 8-5

Pleasant Vy. 5-4 7-5

PM East 4-3 6-4

ES South 2-7 3-10

PM West 1-7 2-9

ES North 0-7 0-8

BOYS LACROSSE

East

Parkland 10-1 12-3

Central 9-1 11-3

Boys lacrosse knocks off Becahi again

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Northampton boys’ lacrosse team picked up another important building-block win for the program.

The K-Kids swept the season series with Bethlehem Catholic after a 10-1 win on Friday, April 27.

Junior midfielder Aiden Jones recorded three goals and an assist. Senior Greg Milnes and junior Kyle Wescoe each added two goals.

Northampton held the Golden Hawks scoreless for the first three quarters before Becahi tallied a late goal.

With four wins on the season, the K-Kids have surpassed their win total from the past three seasons combined.

Kids in middle of postseason

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton boys tennis team has advanced to several district contests in postseason play, including two seeds in the singles tournaments, two teams in the doubles tournament and an appearance in the team event.

As one of the top-eight teams in the district, Northampton faced number one seeded Nazareth, but the impending tough competition didn’t seem to deter this coach’s enthusiasm leading into the game.

“We’re just going to grip-it and rip-it and see what happens,” Davis chuckled, as he explained the team’s plan to take on the 15-1 Nazareth team.

Area celebrates Barkley to Giants

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Saquon Barkley will be trading in his Nittany Lion navy blue for a slightly lighter shade after the New York Giants selected the Coplay running back with the second pick in the NFL Draft.

Watch parties were set up across the area on Thursday, April 26, to see where the former Whitehall Zephyr would land. Fans would not have to wait long to hear Barkley’s name called.

In an interview with Giants.com, New York general manager Dave Gettleman said, “Once Cleveland took Baker (Mayfield) I told our guys, ‘Don’t even waste your time. We’re taking Saquon and we’re going to run’.”

Phantoms, Checkers looks to be a very even series

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The series win over Providence in the semifinals of the Atlantic Division playoffs was the first for the Phantoms franchise since their days of playing on the same ice that the Philadelphia Flyers played on at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.

It came in the same year where their next-door neighbors, the Philadelphia Phillies, last won the World Series - 2008.

Baseball looking to turn things around

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Over the past two weeks, Northampton’s baseball team has fallen victim to Murphy’s law.

For the Konkrete Kids, whatever can possibly can go wrong has for them. Monday’s 18-13 slugfest loss to Allentown Central Catholic marked their fifth consecutive defeat leaving them with a 5-8 overall record, having a number of games in which they led eventually flipped against them by a big one-run inning.

Also, the Kids recently had four players leave for a school conference, causing them to miss a few games.

Kids Wrap: Volleyball team stays hot

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

Northampton’s boys’ volleyball team continues its march toward a District XI playoff berth. The K-Kids (7-4) split their two matches last week with a win over Easton and a loss to Whitehall. Northampton travels to William Allen on Friday, April 27 followed by a home match against Freedom on Saturday, April 28.

The baseball team (5-8) dropped three close games to Stroudsburg, Nazareth and Central Catholic. In the 11-9 loss to the Mountaineers, Isaac Tucker went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored. Timmy Antigua went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored.