Last season, the Northwestern softball team made its presence felt by posting a 13-9 record, including a 12-6 mark in the Colonial League. The Tigers played in the league playoffs, advancing to the semifinal round. They also participated in the district postseason.
Head coach Josh Zimmerman is looking to his returning players to continue a path of success and advance even further in 2018.
Northwestern head coach Josh Snyder knew that Northern Lehigh would present a challenge for his football team in the penultimate week of the regular season.
For the first half, the winless Bulldogs fought tooth and nail with the favored Northwestern squad.
In the second half, however, the Tiger defense took charge. It held Northern Lehigh scoreless after halftime with the Bulldogs gaining just two first downs and 60 yards of offense over the final 24 minutes en route to a 35-14 Northwestern win.
Northwestern was well aware of how good a team Saucon Valley has this season.
Back on Jan. 4, the Panthers visited the Tigers and came away with a decisive win.
Monday night in the Colonial League Tournament, Northwestern and Saucon Valley had a semifinal rematch.
The result was almost identical.
Saucon Valley, the top seed and undefeated in the league this season, rolled to a 66-6 victory, which propelled it into the finals against Bangor.
Saucon went on to defeat the Slaters, 47-17, and claim its fifth straight league title.
After finishing the season undefeated and winning a league title last week, the Northwestern boys soccer team kept rolling in it’s first game of the District 11 Class 3A playoffs.
The defending district champ Tigers earned the No. 1 seed and earned a bye into Tuesday’s semifinal round where they faced fifth-seed Southern Lehigh.
Northwestern shut out the Spartans 3-0 to move on to Thursday’s district title game where they will play No. 3 Central Catholic.
Senior center back Jonathan Blaine grew up playing soccer. On several occasions with his club team he needed to step up and produce on penalty kicks.
Blaine scored two goals, including one on a penalty kick Tuesday as top-seeded Northwestern beat No. 4 Palisades 2-1 in overtime in the Colonial League semifinals at Northern Lehigh High School.
“Because I play center back, I don’t really score that often,” Blaine said. “It is kind of new territory for me, but it feels great to be able to help the team out in any way I can.
It's a well-known fact that Sarah Segan is an outstanding offensive weapon for Northwestern's girls soccer team. However, opponents still have a difficult time limiting her touches and opportunities to score.
In Tuesday's District 11 Class AA semifinal against Southern Lehigh, the senior standout notched a hat trick to lead the Tigers to a 3-2 win over the Lady Spartans and into Thursday's championship against Saucon Valley.
It was Northwestern's third win in three games against Southern Lehigh this season.
The goal for any high school sports team is to improve over the course of a season.
While the Southern Lehigh girls soccer team showed great improvement this year, it wasn't quite enough to overtake Northwestern in Tuesday's Colonial League semifinals at Salisbury High School
The Lady Tigers, who beat the Spartans 5-1 earlier this season, needed a goal with 2:10 left in the game to pull off a 1-0 victory over Southern Lehigh on Tuesday.