Northwestern Press

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Friday, March 29, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Colonial League released it’s first list of top track and field performers for the 2019 season. Here’s a listing of the top five performers in each event through the first week of regular season meets.

GIRLS

4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Amelia Cassaday, Madison Trout, Imani Hollie, Sierra Williams) 50.80, 2. Palisades 53.10, 3. Notre Dame (GP) 54.3, 4. Wilson 54.4, 5. Northwestern 54.7;

Wilson tops Northwestern

Thursday, March 7, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

For three quarters Northwestern didn’t have much of a problem with Wilson’s full-court press. But after 24 minutes the relentless pressure started to wear on the Tigers.

The Warriors forced a flurry of Northwestern turnovers early in the fourth quarter to take control of the game and eventually pull away for a 72-59 win in the boys Class 4 District 11 consolation game at Freedom High School.

“I think the pressure at the end wore them down,” said Wilson head coach Mike Glovas. “The things we were doing in the first half, they were getting around it. They had the energy.

Girls take down ACC

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Northwestern isn’t the only team to find Central Catholic to be a nemesis in the district playoffs. The seven-time state champs have ended a lot of teams’ seasons over the years.

This year’s Lady Tiger basketball team didn’t want to be added to that long list.

Northwestern withstood a second-half Vikettes comeback before leaving Northern Lehigh High School with a 52-41 win Saturday in the District 11 girls Class 4A quarterfinals.

CL-SL embark on football co-op

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It wasn’t quick and it sure wasn’t easy.

But after over two years of discussions, debates, arguments and compromises, the Colonial League and Schuylkill League came up with a cooperative football scheduling agreement that allows 28 teams to play their 10 regular season games against more opponents from schools of a similar size.

Officials from both leagues announced the agreement Thursday at a press conference at Blue Mountain Resort. The agreement will take affect in 2020 and schedules for the first two seasons were handed out at the event.

Football leagues announce cooperative schedule agreement

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Officials from the Colonial and Schuylkill leagues held a press conference Thursday announcing their new cooperative football scheduling model, which will take affect in the 2020 season.

The 12 Colonial League football teams and 16 from the Schuylkill League will form four divisions based on enrollments and PIAA Classifications. While Colonial League president Bryan Geist insisted the move was not a merger, the cooperative in effect creates a new 28-team league.

“It’s not a perfect system, but we’re getting closer,” said Northwestern Lehigh athletic director Jason Zimmerman.

Girls beat Hamburg to go 5-0 in nonleague games

Saturday, January 5, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

With a win over Hamburg last Thursday, the Northwestern girls basketball team completed its nonleague schedule without a blemish.

The Tigers started fast and pulled away in the second half last week in a 49-31 win on the Hawks’ home floor.

That completes a 5-0 nonleague slate and allows Northwestern (9-1 overall) to focus entirely on Colonial League games the rest of the way.

Tigers hand Panthers first loss of season

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Northwestern had two primary goals last Friday night. The Tigers wanted to get off to a quick start on offense. Defensively, they wanted contain Saucon Valley’s explosive running back.

They did both in a 49-28 win that knocked the Panthers from the ranks of the unbeaten and put a damper on their Homecoming.

“One of our points of emphasis this week was to get out to a fast start,” said Northwestern head coach Josh Snyder. “We felt like we could get ahead and maintain a lead we could get them uncomfortable offensively.

Girls win CL cross country title

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Northwestern girls cross country team had something to prove at Tuesday’s Colonial League Championships.

The Lady Tigers had big plans for this season. They were going to go unbeaten in the Colonial League and continue an unbeaten streak that included a 24-0 record in 2017.

Many of this year’s juniors and seniors were part of the program’s last win streak, which spanned 134 victories and ended in 2016.

Hornets, Patriots stay unbeaten

Sunday, October 7, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus and Freedom both won football games Friday night to improve to 7-0 and set up next week’s match up of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams. Parkland won a rivalry game over Whitehall Friday night, while Bethlehem Catholic picked up a win on Saturday.

Here’s a recap of this week’s games from around the Lehigh Valley Press area.

Whitehall-Parkland

The Trojans picked up a 49-21 win over Whitehall Friday night in Orefield.