Northwestern Press

Sunday, July 21, 2019

NV found ways to stay alive in league tourney

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For three games in a row, the Northern Valley Chargers had their backs against the wall. A loss to undefeated South Parkland on Friday forced them to play the rest of the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs one loss away from being eliminated.

The situation didn’t faze the Chargers. They played some of their best baseball of the season after that second-round loss in the double-elimination LVL playoff tournament.

Northern Valley won three straight games to get another shot at South Parkland in the tournament finals.

Tigers reach summer soccer quarterfinal

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

In its regular season summer league finale last week, the Northwestern boys soccer team gave up a goal late in the game and ended up settling for a tie with Upper Perkiomen. Exactly one week later the same two teams met, but this time there was a different result.

Once again the Tigers scored first. This time they were able to hold onto their lead in taking down the Indians 3-0 last Monday evening in the first round of the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League postseason tournament at Lehigh University’s Stabler campus.

Chargers fall just short in LVL

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Like every other Lehigh Valley Legion team, the Northern Valley Chargers were bitten by players missing games for one reason or another.

Chargers head coach Brad Rauch stressed to his players how important it was to honor their commitment to the team, but it’s summertime and families have vacations and there’s a lot going on. Nobody knows that better than Rauch, who found himself with his family in Lake Seneca, NY as his team won two games on Sunday and then faced the potential of two games against South Parkland early this week for the LVL championship.

No. Valley hovers around .500 in LVCM

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

With just two games left in the regular season, the Northern Valley Connie Mack baseball team is looking for a bit of consistency with the playoffs right around the corner.

The Chargers (8-8) entered the final week of the season a game below .500. But a convincing 7-2 win over Becahi on Tuesday put the Chargers back at the Mendoza Line, an area they have spent much of their season.

Chargers earn No. 5 seed in LVL

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northern Valley Chargers (7-9) have been inconsistent to say the least over the past week. They’ve gone from an 11-1 loss to Carbon to a 13-1 win over Emmaus, only to follow up the Emmaus win with a loss in the second game of a double-header, 9-2.

A slide late in the regular season dropped the Chargers from a potential third seed down to a fifth seed, taking away the chance for a first-round home game, where the Chargers have played pretty well.

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.

POSITION PLAYERS

Chargers fall to Mustangs, 16-2

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northern Valley Chargers faced something of a perfect storm Monday when Lower Macungie rolled into New Tripoli. The Chargers were missing two key players, their pitching was thin and the Mustangs have spent the last week pounding the ball on a four-game winning streak that brought them back to the .500 mark on the season. The result was a particularly bad storm that saw the Chargers fall to Lower Macungie in a 16-2 loss.

NV looks to get back in the win column

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a stretch of 10 days off, the Northern Valley American Legion baseball team has had a tough time getting back into the win column.

The Chargers were on a three-game winning streak when rains wiped out a big chunk of their schedule. Since returning, Northern Valley has dropped games to North Parkland, South Parkland and Salisbury.

Against North Parkland (8-3), Northern Valley looked to work its way back from a 7-3 deficit.

Tigers go 2-2 in Bash at the Beach

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern head coach Billy Hallman was without three starters from the winter when the Tigers competed in last week’s Bash at the Beach basketball tournament at Cedar Beach. A fourth was even missing over the weekend for some of the tournament.

But that didn’t stop the Tigers from making some noise in the newly formatted event. Northwestern went 2-2 in the small school tournament, picking up wins over North Schuylkill and Panther Valley on Saturday, before its run came to an end.