Northampton Press

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Liggitt shines at ASD meet

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Zachery Liggitt has only been throwing discus and shot put for a couple years. And he’s already one of the best in the league and district at both events.

Not only did the Northampton senior win both events Friday at the Allentown School District Invitational, but in the process he also established himself as the person to beat in the upcoming league and district championships.

NHS boys knock off Pleasant Valley

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

At the beginning of the 2018 season, Northampton boys’ lacrosse coach Jace Shively said, “We are blessed with really good kids that buy in to the system. They do their best and never quit. It will be an exciting season.”

‘Exciting’ might be an understatement for the week that the K-Kids just had.

Northampton picked up its third win of the season in a 10-9 thriller over Pleasant Valley on Thursday, April 19. Junior midfielder Garrett Transue led the team with four goals in the contest and senior midfielder Jacob Treichler scored the game-winner in overtime.

Softball a different team in second half

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by JAMES BUNTING in Sports

The Northampton softball team has a message for the rest of the East Penn Conference: if you beat the K-Kids in the first half of the season, you are going to see a different team the second time around.

The first team to experience the K-Kids’ thirst for revenge was Central Catholic. After the Vikettes won their first game 6-5 on April 6, Northampton returned the favor with a 10-0 thrashing in five innings on April 23.

Outdoors: Lots of hunting and fishing chances

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Weather permitting, this weekend brings a smorgasbord of hunting and angling opportunities.

Spring gobbler hunting season opens April 28 in Pennsylvania and at the same time, shad have started their spawning run up the Delaware River. And right behind them, striped bass are entering the lower Delaware River and all along the New Jersey shore during their spring spawn run.

Kids look for a little more consistency

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

One bad inning.

For the past few weeks, it is the one facet that has troubled the Northampton baseball team.

In three of their four defeats, the Konkrete Kids have been victimized by the one inning that could easily reverse their record from 5-4 to 8-1.

“It has been 18 of 21 innings,” reflected Kids’ head coach Mick Sugra. “It is a one-run inning. We’re controlling it by putting guys on base. We have to be able to recognize when it happens. We won 18 of the 21 innings.

“It has been a roller coaster for us.”

Phantoms set to start the playoffs on Friday night

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Phantoms wrapped up a season that saw them not only qualify for the playoffs for the second straight season, but also win their first Atlantic Division title since moving to the Lehigh Valley. They’ve got home ice advantage throughout the divisional playoffs and would only lose that advantage in the Eastern Conference playoffs if they were to face the Toronto Marlies, the AHL’s top team.

Volleyball to take part in Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 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. The Northampton boys volleyball team has partnered with Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor to raise awareness of the struggles some veterans face. Having the assistance of a service dog can dramatically improve a veteran’s quality of life.

Tennis having solid season

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton boys tennis team scored back-to-back wins last week with victories over William Allen and Wilson High School.

The team effort which included individual and doubles victories propelled the team to a stellar 6-3 record overall record for the season (5-3 for league play).

Head coach Kim Davis was ready for a tough week as he commented, “We’re just getting to the meat of our schedule and preparing to face three undefeated teams in the coming weeks.”

Softball looking to keep up their winning season

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by WENDY KENNEDY in Sports

The Northampton girls softball team is enjoying a strong season so far with an overall and league records of 5-3.

The team victories include a three-inning shutout against Allen on Thursday, April 12, and wins over Pleasant Valley and Whitehall to round out play for the week.

In Thursday’s no hitter against Allen, Northampton’s Hannah Boggs and Elizabeth Moore tallied up three RBIs each with teammates Madison Fraley and Heather Alich close behind with two RBIs each. The game was called in accordance with the 15-run, mercy rule in the middle of the third inning.