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Lady Tiger bats stay hot vs. NL

Thursday, April 9, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

It's been a cold spring, but the Tigers' softball bats have been hot in three of their four games this season.

Northwestern is off to a 3-1 start and has scored 37 runs in four games this season.

"We had a hiccup against Palmerton," said first-year head coach Josh Zimmerman. "But [scoring runs] has been the rule rather than the exception."

The Tigers opened with a 13-run effort in a slugfest against Kutztown, winning 13-11. After committing six errors in a 6-2 loss to Palmerton, the Tigers beat Moravian Academy 11-0.

CL players, coaches show support for Wilson's Fry

Thursday, April 2, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

In a lot of ways, the Colonial League is like a big family.

When one member of that family senses that another could use help, they don't have to ask. Like a full-court press, help comes from all sides and it's not always easy to see it coming. It's happened many times in the past and it will no-doubt happen again in the future.

This year several members of the Colonial League got together to do whatever they could do help one of the league's longtime coaches.

Shackleton wins D-11 swimming gold

Thursday, March 5, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Trey Shackleton swims in meets all over the country. The club season is year-round for the Northwestern High School swimmer who doesn't have a high school team.

He often swims against some of the best competition in the country.

But one of the highlights of his year is always the District 11 Championship Meet.

It might not be the fastest meet or the most prestigious he swims in. Maybe not even in the top five. But it's by far the most fun for the four-time district champion and four-time state medalist.

Boys basketball seniors go out in style

Thursday, February 12, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Senior night games are always special.

But when a seldom-used varsity player gets a chance to not only start for the first time in his career, but also makes a huge impact on the game, it can make for a memorable time for everyone in the gym.

Last week Northwestern senior Jonathan Maurer got his first start of the season. Just a minute and 15 seconds into the game, he drained the first three-pointer of his varsity career.

Tigers pull off late-game win

Thursday, February 5, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

The improvement the Northwestern basketball has shown this year is evident in the team's record.

At 8-12 overall and 5-10 in the Colonial League, this year's team has more wins than any Tiger team since the 2009-10 team went 7-9.

Northwestern has been learning how to win games all season long, and it showed Saturday when the Tigers pulled out their first close game of the season, beating Pen Argyl , 54-50 on a late Parker Jones three-pointer and a Taylor Breininger steal that sealed the win.

Boys lose close game to Blue Bombers

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

To reach its goal of a .500 record and postseason qualification, Northwetsern has to pull out games like last Friday's loss to Palmerton.

The Tigers, which led most of the game, allowed the Bombers to come back in the second half and pull out their first Colonial League win in over a year.

Trailing by one with the final nine seconds winding down, Palmerton went inside to the players that had led its second-half comeback.

Tigers seal first league title since 1995

Thursday, November 6, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

CATASAUQUA - Northwetsern finished off its first Colonial League championship season since 1995 with a 43-7 over Catasauqua Friday night at Alumni Field.

The Tigers (9-1) took advantage of four Rough Rider turnovers to win a share of this year's title along with Southern Lehigh and Saucon Valley. They received their medals on the same field as the 1995 team.

Caruso happy with season at No. 1

Thursday, September 25, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

During his sophomore and junior seasons, Zack Caruso liked his spot on the Northwestern golf team. As the Tigers' No. 3 player, Caruso played behind two of the best players in the Colonial League.

For two years he was the best golfer on the team after Cole Miller and Nick Vecellio.

This year, with that pair graduated, Caruso knew he would need to be the best player on the team if it was to have any success.

Munley takes over field hockey team

Thursday, August 21, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Lissa Munley knows the history of Northwestern Lehigh's field hockey program.

The first-year coach sees the sign for the 1990 state title every day at the far end of her team's practice field. And she's confident the Tigers can return to the elite and become a perennial league and district title contender like they were in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

While her players are too young to remember Northwestern's last championship teams, they, too, see the sign. They know what the program once was.

Miller makes states in two seasons

Thursday, July 31, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Cole Miller has been Northwestern High School's best golfer since he joined the team as a freshman.

But over the past two school years, Miller proved he is more than just a great golfer. His success on the Tiger track and field team prove that Miller is one of the school's top all-around athletes. He is also this year's Northwestern Press Male Athlete of the Year.

Months after capping another great golf season and signing his letter of intent to play at Penn State, Miller signed up for the Northwestern track and field team for his second season in a row.