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Another perfect season

Thursday, October 15, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern’s girls harriers extend their winning streak to 129 wins and five straight undefeated seasons

It’s a bit ironic.

The last time the Northwestern girls cross country team lost in a regular season league meet was on October 13, 2010. Exactly five years ago to the day, the Lady Tiger harriers were on the verge of keeping their unbeaten league streak alive well into the 100s.

On Tuesday evening, the Lady Tigers did just that. Northwestern defeated all four teams (Moravian Academy, Notre Dame-Green Pond, Palisades and Saucon Valley) in their regular season finale at Palmerton High School that pushed their winning streak to 129 contests.

Girls soccer shut out at Palisades

Thursday, October 15, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern had only been shut out twice prior to Thursday’s Colonial League matchup against Palisades. The only time that happened in Colonial League play was in the second week of the season against unbeaten Saucon Valley, 2-0.

Unfortunately for the Tigers (11-3 overall, 8-2 in Colonial League), that happened once again on Thursday night when the Pirates (11-3-2, 8-2) used two goals just over four minutes apart in the second half to secure a much-needed win at Palisades High School.

Mertz leads Lehigh teams in goals

Thursday, September 24, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Sabrina Mertz may just be a freshman at Lehigh, but she’s already making plenty of noise for the Mountain Hawks’ soccer team.

Just last week, two news stories on the womens soccer team’s homepage featured photos of Mertz in Lehigh’s famous brown and white jerseys. She has six goals (team-high) and two assists in the first eight games for 14 points. And it was exactly 10 days ago that she was named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week.

Bulls beat Giants to reach league championship series

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

After a pair of deflating losses in Games 3 and 4 of their Blue Mountain League semifinals matchup against Northampton, Limeport co-manager Mike Cudwadie knew two things: The Bulls needed a quick start and their bats needed to come alive in Game 5.

Limeport scored 15 runs in Games 1 and 2 of that series to take a 2-0 lead. But the bats seemed to disappear after Northampton evened the series at two games apiece and held the Bulls to just one run.

Mertz, Segan was the perfect one-two punch

Thursday, July 30, 2015 by TODD KRESS in HS Sports

It's hard not to take notice of Sabrina Mertz's and Sarah Segan's relationship.

The two spent nearly every high school sports season competing with one another, by each other's side. The 2013 track and field season was the exception, as Segan didn't take on the sport until 2014. But for all four years, it was soccer in the spring and basketball in the winter, with Mertz and Segan side by side. The two even grew up playing on similar youth teams.

Bulls want revenge

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Just a week ago, it looked as if the road to another championship appearance in the Blue Mountain League would be easy for Limeport.

The Bulls, who finished the regular season with the No. 1 seed in the playoffs at 25-11, quickly built a 2-0 series lead against the Northampton Giants. A pitching spectacle from ace Adam Maini in Game 1 led to an 8-0 win. A 7-5 victory the next day brought the Bulls within one win of their fourth championship appearance in six years.

Tigers are runner-up in summer league

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Coming into the summer, Northwestern head coach Nate Hunsicker had high expectations for the Tiger boys soccer team.

And why wouldn't he? Northwestern lost just three conferences games in the Colonial League last season and finished as district runner-up. Before that, the Tigers had a successful summer in the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League. But the biggest sign of optimism is that the Tigers graduated just two senior starters from last year-Brandon Herb and Cody Gangaware.

Two NYAA lax players named to all-star team

Thursday, August 6, 2015 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern's lacrosse team doesn't have the reputation of other schools like Parkland, Emmaus and Southern Lehigh, but that didn't stop two Tigers from making a name for themselves across the Lehigh Valley youth lacrosse landscape.

Cole Norman and Zach Anderson, who both play for the Northwestern Youth Athletic Association (NYAA) U-15 boys lacrosse team, were recently named to the Lehigh Valley Keystone Games all-star squad that competed at Penn State.

Norman and Anderson were two of 21 selections out of the 45 kids that tried out at Southern Lehigh High School.