Northwestern Press

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Tiger Stadium gets all-weather track

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The final phase of Northwestern Lehigh’s stadium renovation project was completed recently when the finishing touches were put on a new synthetic track surrounding the football field. Previously, the natural grass playing field was converted to turf to allow for a better, more consistent field for football, field hockey, lacrosse and soccer. The previous field was known for being easily degraded by rain, which will not be a concern with the new turf.

Rosamalia will continue lacrosse career at Widener

Thursday, June 4, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Zach Rosamalia played every sport he could growing up. He played several years of baseball, some basketball, soccer, flag football and wrestling. So when the Northwestern Youth Athletic Association started offering lacrosse when Rosamalia was in sixth grade, he gave it a try. He quickly fell in love with the game. For a couple years he played baseball and lacrosse during spring seasons, but always looked forward to lacrosse practice and games more than baseball.

Tiger T&F had title hopes in 2020

Thursday, June 4, 2020 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The cancellation of the 2020 Northwestern Lehigh track and field season was a bitter pill for Northwestern head coach Charles Groller.

“After hearing that the governor closed all schools for the remainder of the academic year, I was crushed,” Groller said. “While the health and safety was of utmost importance, my heart still breaks for each and every one of our athletes and what could have been. Heartbreaking is an extremely underrated word to use.”

The cancellation of the season was particularly tough for Groller’s seniors.

Whitehall grad Lloyd takes over boys hoops

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Jerry Lloyd had a standout high school basketball career at Whitehall High School in the 1990s. He scored over 1,500 points and was an East Penn Conference Most Valuable Player on teams that won two conference championships and a District 11 championship.

In that district championship game, Lloyd hit a game-winning three-pointer with time running out to beat Parkland in five overtimes. After high school, Lloyd attended Mount St. Mary’s and is fifth all-time in three-pointers at the school.

Girls lax denied chance at program’s first win

Thursday, May 14, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh High School girls lacrosse program was looking to make history during the 2020 season, before the COVID-19 pandemic ended it before it started. Entering just the second year of the program’s existence, the Tigers were looking for their first win in program history after going without one in the first year in 2019.

Head coach Lissa Opolsky, who is also the school’s field hockey coach, was disappointed she did not get to work with her team this spring as she saw positive signs and potential for a breakout season.