Northwestern Press

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Palmerton’s record might be deceiving

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s easy to look at a team’s record and make some assumptions about it. When one looks at Palmerton’s 1-4 record, it’s easy to assume this would be an easy week for Northwestern when it visits the Blue Bombers Friday night.

Look deeper though and some interesting things about Palmerton can be revealed, mainly the quality of competition that its had to play through the early going.

The teams that have handed the Bombers their four losses this season – Palisades, Southern Lehigh, Saucon Valley and Notre Dame - are a combined 15-5 on the season.

Sacco’s OT goal lifts boys soccer over SL

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh soccer team has a lot of goal-scoring weapons at its disposal. On Monday, though, it wasn’t one of the higher-profile players that scored the winning goal to beat Southern Lehigh 3-2 in overtime.

This time around, it was Jake Sacco, who is accustomed to coming off the bench to contribute but was on the field to start the overtime period for the Tigers.

Late in the first half, Southern Lehigh was awarded a penalty kick when one of its players was pulled down in the box.

Week 3 features strong run games

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Anyone who has watched high school football scores roll in the first couple weeks of the season knows just how potent the Palisades offense has been. The Pirates put up 49 points against Palmerton and then 61 against Wilson. It’s easy to say that the Northwestern defense is going to be the toughest Palisades has faced so far, which is where the challenge lies for the Tigers.

Football heads to Salisbury in Week 2

Friday, August 31, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern football team opened the season with a big 42-41 overtime win over Notre Dame last week.

The Tigers now have put that win behind them and are focused on the task at hand in week two, which takes them to Salisbury High School to face the Salisbury Falcons (0-1).

While the Tigers win was a bit of a surprise, the Falcons week one loss to Pen Argyl was also a surprise.

The game came down to the final five seconds when Green Knights quarterback Tadd Barr found tight end Connor Kupres for a five-yard touchdown pass that tied the game.

Bollinger’s five scores help overcome NDGP

Friday, August 31, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Devon Bollinger’s first varsity football game was a start at quarterback for Northwestern Lehigh during his freshman year. In his first two seasons he took his share of lumps as the team struggled to find an identity and Bollinger struggled to find a rhythm. Now in his junior season, everything could be coming together for the six-foot, four-inch signal caller.

NV makes most of short season

Friday, July 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It always seems that when one is tired, things go wrong. That was the case for Northern Valley late this season, and in particular against regular season champion Salisbury last Friday.

The Chargers played 17 games in a 14-day span and were simply worn out. It showed as they committed six errors and seemed a little rough around the edges against the Falcons.

The six errors led to four unearned runs that helped Salisbury to an 8-3 win.