Northwestern Press

Monday, September 23, 2019

Tiger defense shuts down Pirates

Thursday, September 12, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The plan was for Northwestern Lehigh to come out quick and look to put away Palisades early in the game. That changed when rain started to fall heavier and heavier as the game started then diminished later in the contest.

The outcome was still the same as the Tigers moved out to an eventual 35-0 lead and beat the Pirates 35-7 Friday night.

The Pirates stuck to the ground game rather than trying to throw through the rain. Junior quarterback Matt Santos was limited to just five...

Football team visits Pirates for Week 3

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh Tiger football team doesn’t take any team for granted.

Facing an 0-2 Palisades team that lost tits opening week game to Palmerton by a lopsided 47-6 score doesn’t give Tiger head coach Josh Snyder any reason to let his team come in thinking this week is an automatic win. Snyder stressed to his team this week that the Pirates can be an obstacle if they don’t prepare for them as hard as they prepared in the first two weeks of the season.

“You really can’t...

Girls soccer tops Falcons

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After opening the season with two nonconference wins, both Northwestern Lehigh and Salisbury came into Tuesday night’s girls soccer matchup with undefeated records.

The game played out with almost a playoff atmosphere as momentum shifted back-and-forth. In the end, Northwestern overcame a controversial no-call play that would have given the Tigers a penalty kick and turned in a 2-1 win over the Falcons.

Tigers head coach Kelly Bleam loved the style of play that she saw from her...

Bollinger throws five TDs in win

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

On a night that opened with the celebration of the 1995 District 11 championship team and a tribute to the late Brett Snyder, the Northwestern Lehigh Tigers christened the new turf field at Tiger Stadium with a 38-17 win over Colonial League foe Salisbury.

Deven Bollinger and Justin Rodda played a game of catch, connecting for four touchdowns and 75 yards receiving for Rodda. Bollinger finished the night with five touchdown passes and 163 yards passing in the win.

“Rodda’s been...

ND beats NW in football opener

Friday, August 30, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The 2019 season didn’t get off to a good start for the Northwestern Lehigh Tigers when Notre Dame’s Christian Greggo took the opening kick-off and cut through a sea of white jerseys, winding up in the end zone 90 yards later to give the Crusaders an early lead.

Notre Dame rode the quick start to a 42-35 opening-week win. Northwestern needed a late-game rally to keep it close, as the Tigers attempted to overcome six turnovers (three fumbles and three interceptions) against one of the...

This is the Tigers’ turf

Friday, August 30, 2019 by EMMETT MCCALL AND CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Game day for Northwestern football is going to be different this week — in more ways than one.

The first change is when the game will be played. Instead of the normal Friday night kickoff, the Tigers will host Salisbury on Thursday night.

The second change is to the field. Thursday’s game will be the debut of Northwestern’s new turf field.

“We’re very excited,” said Northwestern Athletic Director Jason Zimmerman. “I am certain everything will run great, but even after...

Aungst, Giants even series

Sunday, August 18, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northampton pitcher Justin Aungst took a few steps off the mound towards the Giants dugout in the fourth inning, having thought a called third strike was coming from the home plate umpire. Instead, the former Salisbury ace had to walk back up the dirt after a called ball.

Limeport’s Damin Muth singled on the next pitch to bring home the Bulls’ first run of the game, leaving Aungst visibly upset.

But he didn’t let that adversity affect him. Aungst got Pat Rhoads to pop out to...

Catty Corner wins TOC title

Sunday, August 18, 2019 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

James Snyder always will have plenty of memories of the annual Tournament of Champions (TOC). It has been a part of his life as well as his family’s since his early days as a youth.

His father and head Catty boys’ basketball coach, Eric, instituted the tournament 30 years ago.

“I have been involved with the TOC since I was a little kid,” recalled Snyder. “I remember give Chris Michael, Gary Laubach, and Dick Tracy T-shirts at halftime.

“In high school, I was announcing...

Holmes helps baseball team to state semifinals

Saturday, August 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Derek Holmes has had a lot of successes over the past couple years at Northwestern Lehigh.

He’s played in states in both basketball and baseball, reaching the state semifinals with the Northwestern baseball team in 2018. In football, the 2018 team reached the semifinals of the District 11 playoffs and the finals of the Eastern Conference playoffs the previous season.

For his accomplishments, Holmes has been named this year’s Northwestern Press Male Athlete of the Year.


Article By: TODD KRESS

Saturday, August 3, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

If it wasn’t for a 99-cent slushie, Northwestern’s Alyssa Zack may have never had a running career.

“My dad used to take me out on runs when I was younger,” Zack said. “I would do the Lehigh Valley Little Road Runners kids races. It was kind of fun, but my dad afterwards would always take me to the gas station to get the 99-cent slushie.”

So, it wasn’t the running that kept Zack coming back. It was more the slushies.

Many years later it has led to a handful of league and...