Northwestern Press

Monday, June 17, 2019

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.

NV ready for late charge

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northern Valley Legion team is proof that you can have too much of a good thing. The Chargers season started late because of Northwestern Lehigh’s long run into the PIAA playoffs. Most of the Chargers players come from Northwestern, so the season didn’t open until after the Tigers were eliminated from the postseason. Then, a rainout postponed the start of the season for three more days so that the Chargers first game wasn’t until June 12.

Article By: CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a successful 2017-2018 school year that saw one Tiger boys team reach the state title game (soccer), another win its first district title in several years (baseball) and every other boys team qualify for the postseason, several of the players from those teams had opportunities to play in college.

At a recent letter of intent signing ceremony, eleven athletes from Northwestern boys sports announced their college intentions. One is headed to the Division 1 level, while three are going to Division 2 programs and seven others will play in Division 3 or junior college.

Freshman Henry knocks in winning run

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For Nic Henry, the approach was simple: put the ball in play and run hard.

That’s exactly what the Northwestern freshman did with the bases loaded and the District 11 Class 4A championship game with Central Catholic tied 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning. As he headed down the first-base line, Henry wasn’t quite sure whether or not he had just knocked in the game-winning run, but he figured that out pretty quickly.

“I just wanted to get to first as fast as possible,” said Henry. “I didn’t know what was going on behind me. I just ran through the bag.

Tigers shine on big stages

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Playoff baseball is always exciting, but when you get to play big games in big venues it becomes even more exciting. During Northwestern’s run to states they’ve been able to play games on some pretty big stages. It started with a regular season game at Scranton’s PNC Field, home of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. From there, they reached the district semifinals with a win at Lehigh University’s Legacy Park. The finale, their first District 11 championship since 1989, came at the home of the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Coca-Cola Park.

Clymer inks letter to Lock Haven University

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

As a sophomore, Caleb Clymer finished sixth in the state in wrestling and followed that up with a third-place finish in his junior season. He captured gold this season in Hershey, following his brothers Ben and Scott as PIAA gold medalists. Those credentials helped him earn a choice of scholarships from a number of schools and he recently made Lock Haven his choice.