The Northwestern Lehigh boys basketball program is building from the ground up. That growth starts at the lowest levels and works its way to the varsity team.
A big stepping stone for players is the junior varsity level.
With first year head coach, Pat Wanamaker, the Tiger junior varsity team fought hard all season long and finished with an 11-11 record.
Wanamaker, who was a volunteer assistant at Northern Lehigh the last five years, says his players exceeded his...
Northwestern Lehigh has an up and coming boys basketball program. And those up and comers can be found on the junior high team.
The junior high team, also callled the freshman team, is guided by first year head coach Randy Atiyeh.
His previous coaching experience includes one year as a volunteer assistant at Whitehall High School and one year as the head coach of the middle school squad at Northwestern.
This junior high team, who had only 10 players, started the season...
Northwestern senior guard Sara Jones was recently accepted into the US Naval Academy, where she will further her education and her basketball career.
Jones became the all-time leading scorer in program history during her final season in New Tripoli. She earned the Colonial League Most Valuable Player award this season.
A four-year varsity starter and the team's leading scorer all four years, Jones helped the team imrpve from three wins during her freshman season to 21 wins as a...
A lot of teams don't like more than a full week off between postseason games.
Northwestern head coach Chris Deutsch believes it could be just what the doctor ordered. His team could use a few days to recover from Friday night's devastating loss in the Colonial League semifinals.
The ninth-year head coach called it the toughest locker room he's ever walked into after defeat.
"It's going to be hard to pick everyone up," Deutsch said. "That was a tough loss. Having to wait...
Like any college athlete, Madison Burns was excited to embark on her swimming career at the University of North Carolina.
She looked forward to starting a new chapter in her life and her swimming career. And, as much as anything, she couldn't wait to be part of a team.
Growing up, she had been part of youth teams and swam for club teams such as the Parkland Aquatic Club. But Northwestern Lehigh High School does not have a swim team, so other than some summer leagues, Burns...
When a team beats every opponent on its schedule, there are bound to be opponents looking for revenge in a second meeting.
Northwestern's girls basketball team found that out in the regular season, when Bangor ended the Lady Tigers' perfect season at 20-0.
They found out again in Friday night's Colonial League title game.
Southern Lehigh, a team which blew an 18-point third quarter lead in its first meeting with Northwestern, got revenge in Friday's league championship...
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame is holding the Football Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday, March 3, at 4:30 p.m. at the Northampton Community Center.
The speaker this year is Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien. Tickets are $30. Contact Herb Barrall at 484-515-6530.
Northwestern's nominee is senior John Dolinich.
A 6-0, 185-pound placekicker and punter, Dolinich ranks 44th out of 170 students.
He is a member of...
Northwestern's boys basketball players headed into the season with lofty goals.
Despite the struggles of the past two seasons, as well as the fact that the team had only a few players with varsity experience, the Tigers had hopes of a winning season and a berth in the district playoffs.
It might have been just a little too much to expect a team that went 2-20 last year to go 11-11 or better this year. The Tigers finished the 2012-13 season four wins short of that goal at 7-15...
From Schnecksville to West Long Beach, NJ. From the Colonial League to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. From Northwestern Lehigh High School to Monmouth University.
Lauren Horner went through a lot of changes after graduating high school.
Her biggest change during it all? The move from midfielder, where she played the majority of her high school field hockey career, to defender where she now plays for the Hawks.
"It was a huge adjustment for me," saaid the 5-foot-...
Teams and players find out a lot about themselves in tough times.
Great teams rise to overcome adversity. The rest fall by the wayside.
The Northwestern girls basketball cruised through its first 20 games of the 2012-13 season. The Lady Tigers beat every team in front of them, most of them by wide margins.
But in the regular season's penultimate game, Northwestern fell to Bangor and eventually finished the season 21-1 overall, 15-1 in Colonial League play.