Northwestern Press

Monday, October 16, 2017

Hawks, Trojans roll to wins

Saturday, October 14, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top two teams rolled to victories Friday night, while in the Colonial League Northwestern put a scare in once-beaten Southern Lehigh before falling to the Spartans.

Here’s a look at some of the action in the eighth week of the 2017 high school football season.

Whitehall-Bethlehem Catholic

The Golden Hawks cruies to a 56-14 win over Whitehall.

Javon Clement passed for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the win, with Shamus...

Trojans’ depth too much for Tigers

Friday, October 13, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern put together a tough challenge for the undefeated Parkland girls soccer team Monday night, but in the end, the Trojan’s depth became a big factor in the game as they took a 3-0 win over the Tigers.

Throughout much of the first half, Parkland (14-0-0 EPC, 16-0-0 overall) controlled play and fired some tough shots at goal keeper McKenna Amey, who was up to the challenge of having to dive for many of the saves that she made throughout the half.

“Kenna had a great game...

Seniors shine in win over

Friday, October 13, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern’s district playoff hopes were still somewhat alive when the Lady Tigers took the court against Catasauqua earlier this week. But the number of games this squad has together, particularly the tight-knit group of five seniors, is dwindling down.

Tuesday was the perfect memento for that group of seniors and the special season it has had thus far.

On Northwestern’s senior night, the Lady Tigers swept Catasauqua 3-0 (25-9, 25-13, 25-17) to keep postseason aspirations...

Defense, special teams beat Bangor

Friday, October 13, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern is no stranger to having its special teams units contribute to wins. Friday night against Bangor, special teams pretty much dominated the play with the Tigers blocking a punt and recovering two muffed punts. The plays led to the only two touchdowns that were scored in the game as Northwestern downed Bangor 14-0.

Umer Javed blocked a punt with 9:58 left in the first quarter and the Tigers started their drive at the 47-yard line. Eight plays later, Justin Rodda came around...

Tigers top Fleetwood

Friday, October 13, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Northwestern boys soccer head coach Nathan Hunsicker was glad that his team’s nonconference matchup against District 3’s Fleetwood High School out was rescheduled from the beginning of the regular season to the final week of the schedule.

He just might not have been as happy battling to the final whistle with the Tigers.

Northwestern scored two goals in the first half, and after giving one back in the second half, held on for a 2-1 victory Monday afternoon at Tiger Stadium in...

Football faces challenge against Spartans

Friday, October 13, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After dropping their first three games of the season, Northwestern battled back to a 2-3 record, but had to play a tough Saucon Valley team in week six looking to even its record. The Panthers downed Northwestern, but the Tigers rebounded last week to beat Bangor, again putting them within reach of a .500 record on the season. As far as the schedule goes, history repeats itself as Northwestern now needs a win over Southern Lehigh (6-1) for its fourth win of the season.

Last week, the...

Football Roundup: Worth leads Trojans past Hawks

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Just one team remains unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference after the seventh Friday night of the 2017 high school football season. Several games on this week’s card have District 11 Class 6A playoff implications. Here’s a look at some of Friday’s action.

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Trojans won a battle of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams with a 38-24 win over the Hawks.

Jahan Worth ran for 243 yards and scored three Parkland...

Tigers hand ND first loss

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Goals from a freshman and a senior paced Northwestern to a 2-0 win over Notre Dame (Green Pond) on Monday, leaving the Tigers as the only undefeated boys soccer team in the Colonial League. Freshman Jeff Garcia and senior Noah Myers scored the goals for the Tigers to put them at 10-0 in the Colonial League and 14-0 overall this season.

Northwestern wasn’t sharp early in the game. Notre Dame controlled the pace and kept pressure on the Tigers, but wasn’t able to find the net. With 16:...

Northwestern falls to Panthers

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For a young Northwestern team, the worst thing that can happen is to fall behind early to a good team.

That’s exactly what happened Friday night when an 81-yard return on the opening kickoff set up an early score for Saucon Valley.

On the next Tigers drive, a fumble gave the Panthers a short field, helping them to go up 14-0 just over four-minutes into the game. Saucon Valley (4-2) turned the fast start into a 49-21 win over Northwestern (2-4).

Alston Wolfe had a big...

Tigers look to bounce back vs. Bangor

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In many ways, Bangor and Northwestern are very similar teams at this point in the season. Both are at 2-4, but both have also shown that they can make some big plays and have some talent to work with. The Tigers are coming off of a 42-19 loss to Saucon Valley, while the Slaters were pounded by Southern Lehigh in a 37-6 loss in week six of the season.

Both teams also went on short-lived win streaks earlier this season when Bangor beat Northern Lehigh and Salisbury on back-to-back weeks...