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Tarvin earns awards at Allegheny College

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

For some, the memory is closer than for others. But if you can, recall elementary school and the mile run. Maybe you can, maybe you can’t, or maybe you never did. Molly Tarvin can. That’s because Molly Tarvin wanted to win.

“I really wanted to beat everyone,” recalled the Northwestern Lehigh High School graduate who is now running in college.

She certainly has done that and more, during an impressive long-distance running career.

The daughter of Micheal and Tina Tarvin...

Akelaitis earns top honors in softball

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Colonial League released this year’s softball all-star team last month during the league playoff tournament.

Northwestern saw six players honored, highlighted by pitcher Emily Akelaitis’ named to the first team as an at-large selection.

Tiger teammate Molly Mitman was named to the second team, while Ashley Sisco, Brynn Balliet, Morgan Farthing and Anna Akelaitis earned honorable mentions.

The following is this year’s All-Colonial League softball team.

FIRST...

Four Tigers help LV reach title game

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

They were the Carpenter Cup’s comeback kids.

Lehigh Valley’s late-game heroics had been commonplace at the prestigious tournament.

Down a run entering the final frames in each of their past two games, the squad had come up clutch to win both and reach title game.

And there was a belief the LV squad would do it again Tuesday at Citizen’s Bank Park.

But it was Burlington County (NJ) that broke open a tie game with two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to claim...

Four Tigers make baseball first team

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Colonial League released its all-star team last month during the league championship tournament.

The first team was made of mostly of players from Northwestern Lehigh and Notre Dame (Green Pond) as all but three players selected to the first team were not part of the two league finalists.

The Tigers’ Derek Holmes, Rafe Perich, Nick Henry and Carter Welch all earned first-team honors, while teammates Nathan Goodolf and Connor Snyder were named to the second team. Welch, who...

Three Tigers headed to Division 1

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Three student-athletes from Northwestern Lehigh will continue their academic and athletic careers at Division 1 schools next season. The three were among a group of 21 student-athletes who were saluted recently in the high school gym, signing letters of intent to attend various colleges and universities.

Madeline Consuelos will run track at the University of Michigan, while Elena Smargiassi will attend the University of Connecticut and will play field hockey and Maggie Motolese will...

Baseball season was a tale of two streaks

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh baseball season consisted basically of two long winning streaks. The first one went seven games after a season-opening loss to Saucon Valley. Then, after a 7-2 loss to Blue Mountain, the Tigers rattled off 11 straight regular season wins. They entered the postseason at 18-2.

Throughout the season, Northwestern and North Schuylkill, who also finished at 18-2, seemed to be on a collision course that would end in districts. North Schuylkill was the defending...

Northern Valley falls to Salisbury, 6-5

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Brad Rauch has seen this story before. It’s a common theme for the Northern Valley legion baseball team to get off to a bit of a slow start in the summer.

It seemed to have been somewhat of an issue once again for Rauch and the Chargers early this season. But Northern Valley has since righted the ship.

A late comeback effort fell short against Salisbury last week in Northern Valley’s second game of the season, as the Falcons escaped with a 6-5 victory at Northwestern High...

Three Tigers named to LV Carpenter Cup

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup is set to take the field this week when they open up play on Wednesday, June 12, at 12:30 p.m. against Suburban One American/ Continental. The game comes after Press deadlines.

This year’s roster 25 players, 16 of which are underclassmen.

Three Northwestern players are on the team, which includes just four Colonial League players.

The Tigers’ Derek Holmes, Rafe Perich and Carter Welch all made this year’s Carpenter Cup team.

The...

Softball team achieved with young roster

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

From the first game of the season, the Northwestern softball team had plenty of offense.

In their season-opener, the Tigers downed Saucon Valley 20-4 and scored double-digits in runs in five of their first seven games of the season. The downside was that somehow, they opened the season with a mediocre 3-2 start.

After dropping a nonconference game to Tamaqua, the Tigers went on a streak that saw them win nine straight games before a loss to Southern Lehigh slowed them...

PHS softball wins D-11 title

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Parkland shortstop Nicole Klass had the first hit for the Trojans in their 6-0 District 11 championship victory over Whitehall last Friday at Pates Park, but she was just getting warmed up.

Her double to center field in the third set up a four-run inning for the consecutive district champs.

“I went into it clear-minded,” said Klass. “I had to get something started for the team and swing at the first strike that came. It felt good off the bat.”

Right fielder Renee Snyder...