Northwestern Press

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Cunningham was a leader in three sports

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Every high school athlete dreams of having the type of senior season that Trevor Cunningham had at Northwestern. The three-sport star had big seasons in football, basketball and track.

“I really wanted to have a big year as a senior,” admits Cunningham. “I think every kid wants to do that and go out with a really strong performance. I’m proud of what I was able to accomplish and I got to be around some great guys and have a lot of fun along the way.”

East tops West in annual all-star game

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The 42nd Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic was played Saturday at Northampton Community College, pitting senior all-stars against one another in four separate games.

The West squad featured seniors from Central Catholic, Northampton, Northwestern, Parkland and Whitehall among other Lehigh Valley teams.

The West came up on the short end of the score in both games, with the girls falling 56-49 and the boys suffering a 121-97 loss.

CCP gets new array of scoreboards

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs unveiled an impressive array of new video boards around the stadium on Thursday, with Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller flipping the switch to turn on the new displays.

Every video board in the ballpark has been upgraded to HD technology, with many of the boards also being upgraded in size.

The main display board in left-center field is now over 3,000 square feet and is the largest video board in all of Minor League Baseball.

Lehigh Valley splits key series with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

As the Lehigh Valley Phantoms prepared for a key home-and-home series against rival and division-leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, it was easy to spot the optimists from the pessimists.

The optimists looked back at last Wednesday’s 5-4 overtime loss to Syracuse and pointed to picking up a crucial point in the loss. The pessimists pointed to leaving a point on the table as the season starts to wind its way down toward what figures to be a pretty exciting conclusion.

Sanctuary at Haafsville receives $5,000 gift for building campaign

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Local News

The Sanctuary at Haafsville is in the midst of a campaign to raise funds for constructing a new building at the animal shelter along Nestle Way, Breinigsville.

The campaign received a shot in the arm recently when Rick Beuttel, director of business development for Air Products, presented a $5,000 check to Liz Jones, the Sanctuary’s executive director.

The money, from an award given to Beuttel for his work with Air Products, was earmarked for a local charity, left to the discretion of Beuttel.

Boys fall to Falcons

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It was just one of those days for Northwestern when it traveled to Salisbury (5-2, 7-3) to take on the Falcons Saturday. After trailing by just three at the half, the Tigers shooting went cold and they came out of Salisbury High School with a 54-38 loss to Salisbury.

Salisbury’s Jack Reichenbach led all scorers with 21 points, while Ryann Slutsky and Jaxon Costello chipped in with 11 points each. For Northwestern, Trevor Cunningham and Deven Bollinger each scored eight points to lead the Tigers, with Sam Yadush picking up seven points.

Girls top JT

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern girls basketball team dropped its first two games of the season, falling to Whitehall 25-24 before getting drubbed by Allen 66-37. The two losses put the Tigers in a bad spot as they faced three more games in four days before they had a break in the schedule. Instead of hanging their collective heads and letting the season slip away, they went to work on the one thing that has led them to three straight wins: fundamentals.

Nationally-ranked Lower Dauphin knocks off Northwestern in boys soccer state title game

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern soccer program took a huge step forward in 2015 when it won for the first time ever in the PIAA tournament and wound up advancing to the semifinals before bowing out.

This season, the Tigers moved swiftly through to the state finals where they ran into nationally-ranked Lower Dauphin (28-0), who downed the Tigers 3-0 to deny Northwestern their first state championship.

Eagles top Tigers in EC playoff game

Thursday, November 10, 2016 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In a game that matched two teams that just missed district playoff berths, the Blue Mountain Eagles earned the Eastern Conference 4A Championship with a 51-30 win over Northwestern last Friday at Blue Mountain High School.

The Tigers were looking for their second Eastern Conference title in the last five years after falling just shy of playing in the District 11 tournament this season.

Field hockey competes in districts

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Moravian Academy controlled the game early against Northwestern in the Class A field hockey semifinals, but Northwestern regrouped and got back into the game. However, the top-seeded Lions were too much for the Tigers, as Moravian moved on to the finals with a 6-1 win over Northwestern.

Northwestern gave up five quick corners, but kept Moravian Academy from capitalizing on them. Many of Northwestern’s early passes seemed to be picked off by opposing players early in the game, as they struggled to keep the ball away from the front of their net.