Northern Valley’s Lehigh Valley Legion season came to an end Sunday with a 6-2 loss to Coplay in the league playoffs.
Northern Valley went 9-9 in the regular season to earn the No. 6 seed in the 10-team. The Chargers avoided finishing in the bottom four and having to play a one-game playoff to earn a spot in the eight-team double elimination league tournament.
After a long high school season resulted in a compact legion schedule, Northern Valley was looking forward to being rested and ready for the league tournament. However, most of the other LVL teams had the same ideas.
Billy Hallman has high hopes for the 2018-19 varsity boys basketball season. He expects to have the most talented group of Tigers yet in his career as head coach at Northwestern.
The season is about five months away, but Hallman is got an early look at how special this group is during last weekend’s summer tournament.
Northwestern went 2-1 over the weekend at the A-Town Throwdown at Cedar Beach. The Tigers just missed out on an at-large bid for earning one of the final 16 spots in the single-elimination tournament that began on Sunday.
It always seems that when one is tired, things go wrong. That was the case for Northern Valley late this season, and in particular against regular season champion Salisbury last Friday.
The Chargers played 17 games in a 14-day span and were simply worn out. It showed as they committed six errors and seemed a little rough around the edges against the Falcons.
The six errors led to four unearned runs that helped Salisbury to an 8-3 win.
Coming out of Northwestern, Trista Cunningham had been recruited to play basketball at Moravian College. But the track and field standout had hopes of throwing for the Greyhound track and field team as well.
Rewind to the middle of her freshman basketball season. Cunningham spoke with her coaches about the possibility of competing in both sports. She ultimately decided to take on the challenge, and she called it one of the best decisions she’s ever made.
The Northern Valley Legion team is proof that you can have too much of a good thing. The Chargers season started late because of Northwestern Lehigh’s long run into the PIAA playoffs. Most of the Chargers players come from Northwestern, so the season didn’t open until after the Tigers were eliminated from the postseason. Then, a rainout postponed the start of the season for three more days so that the Chargers first game wasn’t until June 12.
Fans of all-star games expect a lot of offense. At last Thursday’s 48th Annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Game, there was a good bit of scoring, but most of it came from one side.
The Gold team, made up of players from Northampton County and Phillipsburg and Palisades High Schools, beat the Red Team (Lehigh, Carbon, Monroe counties) 35-7.
The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team went 1-1 in this year’s tournament.
The team won it’s opening game 10-7 over the Suburban One League National and Bicentennial Division All-Stars.
The LV franchise was ousted in the second round of the single-elimination tournament 26-9 by Delaware North’s team.
When Lydia Danner was at Northwestern, she spent much of her time on the mound for the Lady Tigers’ softball team. She also pitched during travel softball, as well as a good amount last season for Lehigh Carbon Community College.
But this year she was asked to step into a new role. She accepted without hesitation and it led to one of her biggest accomplishments of her career.
The Lehigh Carbon Community College softball team did something this season that no other Cougar team had accomplished in the program’s history.
Plenty of local softball players were at the center of the memorable campaign.
LCCC became the first team ever from Pennsylvania to win the Region XIX Championship. The Cougars also advanced to the Division III NJCAA National Championship Tournament for the first time and won a game before their season came to a close in mid-May.
PHILADELPHIA – Northwestern waited nearly 30 years for another district baseball championship.
Trevor Schreiner and Tyler Wiik made sure the Tigers didn’t have to wait quite that long to make a little more history.
Schreiner and Wiik launched back-to-back first inning homers to power Northwestern to an 8-0 rout of Monsignor Bonner Monday in a PIAA Class 4A First Round contest at George Washington High School.
Playing their first game in over eight days, the Tigers (18-7) didn’t seem to suffer from the long layoff.