Northwestern Press

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Grapplers look to capture West Division

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Harrison Bernard knows what it’s like to stand on the medal stand at the District 11 tournament. He also knows what it’s like to come up short.

The Tiger senior placed fourth at districts two years ago, but last year he came up short in a highly competitive 138-pound weight class, going 2-2 at districts.

“It was kind of a wake-up call that I have to put in more work if I want to do better this year,” Bernhard said. “I have to not use it as an excuse that there were good kids in my weight. I should have done better.”

Smalley earns medal at district golf tourney

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After a double-bogey and two bogeys in his first five holes at Monday’s District 11 golf championships, Northwestern’s Luke Hallman realized he chances of advancing to regionals probably slipped away over that stretch.

The Tiger senior kept plugging along and trying to play his best golf. He completed the round of 88 (16-over par) to finish in a tie for 24th at the event, held at The Steel Club in Hellertown.

NW golfers compete in postseason events

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Northwestern seniors Luke Hallman and Gabby Smalley will represent the Tigers at Monday’s District 11 Golf Championship Tournament.

Both earned exemptions by placing high enough in last week’s Colonial League tournament.

Their teammate, Will Dellicker had a chance to make districts if he posted a low round at Monday’s district qualifier, which was held at Olde Homestead. The senior shot 95 to finish 31st in the Class 3A qualifying field. The top half of the field of 37 players, plus ties, advanced to districts.

Hallman, Smalley medal at leagues

Friday, September 27, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Two Northwestern Lehigh golfers earned league medals Monday at the Colonial League golf championships, held at Bethlehem Municipal.

Luke Hallman shot 79 for fifth place overall, while Gabby Smalley carded a 90 for second place in the girls tournament.

Both Tigers are now exempt from the district qualifying tournament and earned places in the October 7 District Championship Tournament.

Ben Ortwein (Notre Dame GP) won the tournament in a playoff with Palmerton’s Tyler Hager after both shot 78.

Freshmen harriers help replenish girls roster

Friday, August 30, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in

For many high school cross country teams, it would be a daunting task to replace three of the top five runners from a team that finished third in the state a year ago.

For the Northwestern Lehigh girls team, it’s business as usual. The Tigers have won six of the last seven Colonial League titles and have only lost a few dual meets during that stretch. Over that period they’ve graduated some great runners and have always found ways to reload for the next season.

This year is another case of the team reloading rather than rebuilding.

Boys bring back entire 2018 line up

Friday, August 30, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in

The Northwestern boys cross country team finished fourth in the Colonial League last season without a senior in its top 10.

With all of the key runners from that team returning this year, and some young talent added to the lineup, the Tigers are planning to pick up where they left off last season.

“They’re hungry,” said Northwestern head coach Chris Stitzel, who is entering his 21st season as head coach. “I think we can make some noise in leagues and districts.”

Seniors will lead golf team

Friday, August 30, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in

Heading into his ninth season at the helm of the Northwestern Lehigh golf team, Tim Miller is excited about this year’s group.

The 2019 Tigers might not have individual league or district title contenders at the top of the line up, but the team will have a solid top five and some depth behind that group.

“I think this year there are more skilled players from top to bottom,” said Miller. “This is my ninth season and I think this is the best team we’ve ever had. It’s a good group.”

Lehigh Valley Legion announces All-Star

Monday, July 8, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The annual American Legion All-Star game pitting the best players in the Lehigh Valley League against their counterparts from the Berks-Schuylkill League was scheduled for Monday, July 8 at Reading’s First Energy Stadium, home of the Fightin’ Phils.

The game was postponed to Tuesday because of rain.

The following is a list of this year’s LVL All-Stars.