Northwestern Press

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Girls soccer starts 2-0

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Leading up to the opening of the season, Northwestern girls soccer coach Kelly Bleam stressed the aspect of team. The Tigers played like a team during the opening weekend of girls soccer play, defeating East Pennsboro 8-0 last Saturday afternoon at Salisbury High School.

It was the team's second game in two days. On Friday, Northwestern took down Pocono Mountain East 5-0.

The Tigers (2-0) put up 13 goals in the two games, but the bigger number may be the 0 that the defensive...

Palisades wins 27-15

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by PATRICK MATSINKO in HS Sports

Coming into the game, Northwestern coach Josh Snyder knew his team would be in a hard-hitting contest with a team that loved to run the ball.

The Pirates did just that, finishing with 55 carries and 230 yards as a team. On a hot and humid night, the ground game simply wore the Tigers down as Palisades claimed a 27-15 win on opening night of 2013.

"We knew going into the game that they were very physical defensively and loved to run the football," Snyder said. "We told the kids...

Pete's Top-10 Parkland moves to the top

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by PETER CAR in HS Sports

So, what did we learn from week one of football? Well, one thing for sure is that there are a lot of bad teams out there. On the bright side, Dieruff has improved and that should give fans on the East Side a feel-good story.

Whitehall came away with the most surprising win last week, while Liberty kicked off the John Truby era with a big win.

Major showdowns across the board in the LVC and Colonial League this week make for an interesting poll.

1. Parkland (1-0)


Boys go 1-1 in tourney

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Northwestern boys soccer team was looking for that important confidence-boosting victory heading into Colonial League play.

After tying Pocono Mountain East the day before, the Tigers broke through with two second-half goals by Jihad Hereba and Matt Strickland to edge East Pennsboro, 2-1, last Saturday at Salisbury High School.

It was a different team from a somewhat lackluster first half. Northwestern outshot East Pennsboro and created more chances, but the Tigers were not...

High-flying Falcons are up next

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

No teams are eliminated from playoff contention after two weeks of high school football.

But an 0-2 start sure makes it difficult to eventually reach the postseason.

That's why Northwestern head coach Josh Snyder and his staff have told their players that this week's game is as important as any they'll play all year.

"We told them that to accomplish our goals, this is a must-win game," said Snyder. "It's a huge game for us. You never want to start 0-2, especially when...

Northern Valley opens up 2013 season

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Rebuilding is something Brad Rauch wasn't forced to do in his first two years as Northern Valley's baseball coach.

But as Rauch begins his third season, that's exactly what he's faced with as the Chargers (1-3) begin play in the highly competitive Lehigh Valley Legion League.

Northern Valley enjoyed a tremendously successful season in Rauch's first year, as the team went 15-3 in 2011 and captured the regular season title. That momentum carried into last summer, as the Chargers...

2013 McDonald's All Star team released

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by The Press in Sports

Rosters have been released for the 2013 McDonald's Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Classic.This year's game will be held Thursday, June 20 at Nazareth High School's Leh Stadium.

All star senior players from Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties will make up the Red team. They will take on their Goldd team counterparts from Northampton County and Palisades and Phillipsburg high schools.

The Gold team will be head coached by Pen Argyl's Paul Reduzzi, while Southern Lehigh's John...

Ontelaunee Rod & Gun holds NWTFA event

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Saturday's Women in the Outdoors (WITO) held at Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club in New Tripoli, was another successful outing for the National Wild Turkey Federation Association, the title sponsor of this national program.

WITO is a program dedicated to women ages 14 and older who would like to try various outdoor pursuits and develop some competence in outdoor skills like fly-fishing, archery, kayaking, handgun and trap shooting. The program offers a series of workshops on these and a...

Tigers U15 lacrosse team captures Battle of the Valley Championship

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 by STAN KELSON in Sports

In only their second year of play (NYAA started offering Lacrosse in 2012) the U15 Northwestern team won it's division in their end of the year tournament deemed The Lehigh Valley Youth Lacrosse League Battle of the Valley.

They defeated Nazareth in the Semi-Final round 4-2 to advance to the Championship round where they then took on Bethlehem Township.

At the end of regulation the score was knotted up at five a piece, which forced the contest into a four minute sudden death...

NW's Smith making a difference

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by BRAD HURLEY in Sports

Not many coaches, especially in the high school ranks can say they've been coaching at the same school for 31 years.

One man however that can say that is Northwestern baseball coach Len Smith.

Smith has been the head man for the Tigers for a remarkable 31 seasons and this season the coach is doing something he's never done before in his career. Smith is now coaching one of his former players sons.

The long time coach is currently coaching freshman Brady Mengel, who's...