Northwestern Press

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Girls earn split on opening weekend

Friday, December 15, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Northwestern opened the girls basketball season with a split in a pair of games against Eastern Pennsylvania Conference opponents.

The Tigers beat Whitehall in Friday night’s season opener, then fell to Allen in a Saturday afternoon game.

“I think we’re encouraged,” said Northwestern head coach Chris Deutsch. “You don’t know what to expect. You practice 15 days. You get two scrimmages. Last year at this point we were 0-2.

Wrestling team has four former state qualifers

Friday, December 8, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Coming off an impressive individual postseason last year, the Northwestern wrestling team looks to build off the success it had last February and March when it sent four wrestlers to the state championships, including third-place finisher Caleb Clymer.

The Tigers return three of those state qualifiers from last year’s team. They will also welcome back a few grapplers who missed all or part of last season, including senior Matt Peters, a state qualifier as a freshman whose missed the last two postseasons due to injury.

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Friday, November 24, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Every high school sports program looks to improve each season. That’s not difficult for some downtrodden programs, but for the more successful teams, it can be nearly impossible.

After going 24-2 in 2015 and reaching the state semifinal game, Northwestern managed to get better in each of its next two seasons, including back-to-back trips to the state final.

Tigers win third straight D-11 title

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Last season, Zach Creighton’s name was on the Northwestern varsity roster, but he didn’t see a whole lot of time on the field.

This year, the Northwestern junior was an everyday starter for the Tigers at center midfielder. But never did he play a more important role for the team than in Thursday’s district title game.

Creighton’s goal with a minute left in the second overtime gave the Tigers a 2-1 win over Allentown Central Catholic and their third straight District 11 Class 3A title.

Goodolf, Meyers score in semi

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It might have been Halloween, but the Northwestern boys soccer team wasn’t getting frightened after 67 minutes of the District 11 Class 3A semifinal.

The Tigers stayed patient and finally broke through with a pair of goals in the final 13 minutes of the game to beat Southern Lehigh 2-0 and advance to their third straight district title game.

“First half we were getting the opportunities, but we weren’t putting them away,” said Tiger senior Noah Meyers. “We had one off the crossbar. Second half we played a bit better and we put two away.

Hawks, Trojans roll to wins

Saturday, October 14, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top two teams rolled to victories Friday night, while in the Colonial League Northwestern put a scare in once-beaten Southern Lehigh before falling to the Spartans.

Here’s a look at some of the action in the eighth week of the 2017 high school football season.

Whitehall-Bethlehem Catholic

The Golden Hawks cruies to a 56-14 win over Whitehall.

Football Roundup: Worth leads Trojans past Hawks

Monday, October 9, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Just one team remains unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference after the seventh Friday night of the 2017 high school football season. Several games on this week’s card have District 11 Class 6A playoff implications. Here’s a look at some of Friday’s action.

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Trojans won a battle of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams with a 38-24 win over the Hawks.