Northwestern Press

Monday, April 22, 2019

Tigers beat NL

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Vinny Castrine threw a complete game and struck out seven batters in Northwestern Lehigh’s 12-1 win over Northern Lehigh. Rafe Perich, Derek Holes and Nick Henry paced the offense with two hits each, with Perich driving in three runs and Holmes and Henry each knocking in two.

The Tigers (6-1 overall, 5-1 Colonial League) started fast with a three-run first inning and then blew the game open with an eight-run fourth inning.

Softball team rebounds from first loss

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh softball team suffered its first setback of the season against Palmerton last week, but then bounced back nicely with a 12-1 win over Southern Lehigh and a 20-7 win over Palisades. Through their first four games, the Lady Tigers are 3-1 both overall and in the Colonial League.

The big story early on has been the bat of freshman Morgan Farthing, who has launched three home runs in four games, hitting .733 with 15 RBI through the early going. Farthing had eight RBI in the mercy-rule win over Palisades on Monday.

A legend on and off the field

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In the closing scene of the movie Brian’s Song, detailing the life of Chicago Bears running back Brian Piccolo, the narrator talks about the family and friends that Piccolo left behind when he died of cancer at the age of 26.

The movie closes with the words “...when they think of Brian Piccolo, it’s not how he died that they remember, but rather, how he lived; how he did live.” It’s the same with former Northwestern Lehigh’s multi-sport athlete, Brett Snyder, who passed away Sunday from complications of ALS at the age of 41.

Softball has youthful but talented roster

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Each of the last two seasons, the Northwestern Lehigh varsity softball team reached the District 11 playoffs only to be eliminated by Tamaqua both years.

Last year’s team finished 11-7 and looking at this year’s roster, you might think the Lady Tigers may take some lumps this year because their roster features just two seniors and two juniors.

Having such a young roster could be a problem, but for head coach Josh Zimmerman, having young players is an exciting opportunity that could make this team better than it was a year ago.