Northwestern Press

Monday, September 23, 2019

Holmes earns award

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

He might have missed the first two weeks of the football season, but Northwestern sophomore Justin Holmes has made his presence felt in the two games he’s played this season.

Saturday, in the Tigers’ fourth game this year and Holmes second, he caught eight passes for a school-record 215 yards. For his performance, Holmes was named Player of the Week by the Times News of Lehighton.

“I took what I could from the time on the sidelines and got as many mental reps as I could,” said...

NW harriers compete at DSU Invitational

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh cross country teams competed in their second invitational of the 2019 season last weekend.

The Tiger girls team took sixth place out of 26 teams Saturday at the DeSales University Centaur Invitational, while Northwestern’s boys team ran to 11th place out of 33 teams.

Freshman Angelina Klein led the way for the Lady Tigers, finishing 21st overall out of field of 187 runners. Klein ran the course in 20:50. Senior Allinson Costa (21:04.5) wasn’t far behind...

Tigers break records, top Wilson

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Derek Holmes, a 2019 graduate of Northwestern High School, had a memorable athletic career in a number of sports. During his senior football season, he was named a Colonial League First-Team all-star at defensive end and a Second-Team selection at tight end on offense. He scored six touchdowns and record four sacks a season ago.

His younger brother, Justin, is out to make a name for himself as well and add to the family tradition. Saturday’s game against Wilson was a big step in doing...

Reduzzi’s Slaters to visit Tiger Stadium

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

A face very familiar to Northwestern Lehigh football head coach Josh Snyder took over the reins at Bangor this season and Snyder knows what to expect.

Paul Reduzzi, who spent 11 seasons as the head coach at Pen Argyl is now the headman at Bangor, a program that basically had to start from scratch, with just five starters returning from last season.

“Paul’s a good coach and Tom Toth did a good job with that program before Paul came on, so they’ve got a good foundation,” said...

Lady Tigers suffer first CL loss of 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With big wins over Bangor (6-2-1 overall, 4-2-0 Colonial) and Saucon Valley (5-3-0, 5-1-0) this past week, the Northwestern girls soccer team pushed its season mark to 9-0-0 overall and 5-0-0 in the Colonial League.

Perhaps the wins were coming a little too easily, because in their 10th game this fall the Lady Tigers came out flat against Southern Lehigh and lost their first game of the season.

“I think the only thing they did tonight was that they outworked us,” said Tiger...

Tigers fall to SV on OT

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

It has been a tough week for the Northwestern Lehigh boys soccer team.

A potential game-winning shot hit off the crossbar Tuesday afternoon against Saucon Valley. The Panthers took possession, got the ball immediately down the field and put away a shot at the other end for a 1-0 overtime win on their home field.

It was the second consecutive league loss and the third defeat in the last four games for Northwestern (4-3 overall, 2-2 Colonial League). Following three straight wins...

Field hockey team has balanced scoring

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern field hockey head coach Lissa Opolsky has been fortunate with the number of gifted goal scorers her team has this fall. There have been over 10 players to put the ball in the cage this year so far for the Lady Tigers.

That scoring distribution has been a key part in Northwestern’s fast start to the fall season. The Lady Tigers (2-1-1 overall) won two of their three games in the opening week of the season, which included dominant victories over Palisades and Catasauqua by...

Tigers top Tamaqua

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by SAM MATTA in Sports

Tamaqua had the momentum.

But Northwestern quickly seized it back.

The result was a 25-17, 25-18, 19-25, 25-15 nonleague victory for the Tigers last Wednesday night.

Northwestern seemed on its way to a sweep before the Raiders dug in and won the third set.

But with all the momentum on the Raiders’ side, Northwestern came out on fire to start the fourth set, and Tamaqua never recovered.

“Our players stepped up most of the match, especially in that fourth set...

NW girls excel at Lions Invitational

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Northwestern girls cross country team opened the season with a successful showing at the Moravian Academy Lions Invitational.

The Tigers were the top-finishing Class 2A team at the event and earned third place overall behind Council Rock North (68 points) and Abington Heights (102). Northwestern finished well ahead of its two biggest District 11 Class 2A rivals in Blue Mountain (fourth place, 131) and Notre Dame of Green Pond (fifth, 163).

Tiger freshman Angelina Klein led...

Tigers head to Wilson for Saturday game

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Wilson football team is 1-2 on the season. But the Warriors have been in every game they’ve played, and have shown that they don’t quit. Their two losses are by a total of seven points, falling to Northern Lehigh 14-10 in the season opener and then to Salisbury in a 27-24 loss last week in overtime. In between was a come-from-behind win over Palisades that saw them score the winning touchdown with just 20-seconds left in the game.

“They’re a pretty scrappy team,” said Northwestern...