Northwestern Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Tigers reach postseason play in LVSSL

Friday, July 20, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Northwestern boys soccer team needed a win. In the two games before the regular season summer league finale, the Tigers suffered a 1-0 loss to Freedom and a 2-2 tie with Emmaus.

Still with a top-two seed available from Group B, Northwestern was hoping to secure that, but also right the ship and gain some confidence and momentum heading into the postseason. Mission accomplished.

One critical inning lifts Salisbury to softball win

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The 2018 softball season so far for the Northwestern Tigers has seen its ups and downs. The down has mostly been just one inning that tends to get away from them.

It happened again last Thursday.

With a tied game in the sixth inning, the Falcons scored five runs in the top-half of the inning, and then held on to take down the Tigers 8-3 in a Colonial League softball game at Northwestern High School.

Lehighton’s Wentz named LV scholar-athlete

Saturday, March 17, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Lehighton Area High School senior football player Nolan Ryan Wentz became the second Lehighton football player in the past 12 years to earn the Lehigh Valley Football Scholar-Athlete Award.

Wentz earned the honor on March 4 at the 58th annual National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Chapter banquet.

The annual banquet honors a high school football senior from one of 33 schools that best represents achievements both on and off the football field.

Boys fall to Whitehall

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

When the Parkland boys basketball team defeated its rival Emmaus 50-47, it had to come back from being down all game, including battling back from a 16-point third-quarter deficit.

After the emotional, hard-fought victory, the Trojans had to get back on the court two days later to face another rival in Whitehall.

The Trojans fell to Whitehall 62-49 in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference contest in their final game before the holiday break.

Tigers top Fleetwood

Friday, October 13, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Northwestern boys soccer head coach Nathan Hunsicker was glad that his team’s nonconference matchup against District 3’s Fleetwood High School out was rescheduled from the beginning of the regular season to the final week of the schedule.

He just might not have been as happy battling to the final whistle with the Tigers.

Northwestern scored two goals in the first half, and after giving one back in the second half, held on for a 2-1 victory Monday afternoon at Tiger Stadium in Fleetwood.

Chargers earn No. 2 seed in LVL

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Northern Valley legion baseball team finished off the regular season with a win over Southern Lehigh Sunday.

Trailing 4-3 and down to their final two outs, the Tigers rallied for two runs on a sacrifice fly to left field in the top of the seventh inning, and held the Spartans scoreless in the bottom half of the frame to complete the comeback 5-4 victory last Sunday night against Southern Lehigh at Limeport Stadium in both teams’ Lehigh Valley Legion regular season finale.

Big first inning beats Salisbury

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It did not take much time for Northwestern to get on top of Salisbury yesterday afternoon. A three-run first inning put the Tigers out in front where they would stay for good. That quick burst proved to be crucial, as only one other run would be scored during the remaining six innings (one in third by Northwestern) as they defeated the Falcons 4-0 at Northwestern Lehigh High School.

Girls beat Salisbury

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Salisbury and Northwestern girls basketball teams had polar opposite games offensively and defensively.

The Falcons were unable to score double digits until the third quarter, but the Tigers reached the 30-point mark before then.

Northwestern (12-5 overall, 8-3 Colonial League) used its size and defense to stifle Salisbury (10-7, 6-5) into its second lowest scoring effort on the season as the Tigers won 50-25 last Thursday night at Salisbury High School.

Cunningham excels for Greyhounds

Thursday, February 2, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

At the start of this 2016-17 basketball season, junior Trista Cunningham became an upperclassman, and with that had to take on a leadership role on the Moravian College women’s basketball team.

The 2014 Northwestern Lehigh High School graduate has seen a change in her mindset around the game and in the classroom, and it has benefited her and her program this year.