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Softball team seeks longer playoff run

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Head Coach - Carey Troxell (First season)

Assistant Coaches - Katelyn Boyd, Heather Hartman (JV), Amanda McGimpsey

District 11 Class - AAA

Last Year's Record - 14-9

Key Losses - Lauren Horner, Katie Williams, Brooke Heller

Key Returnees - Blaise Barron (Sr., OF/2B), Ashley Eden (Sr., P), Stephanie Papp (Sr., 1B), Lyndsay Papp (Sr., C/DH), Nicole Metzger (Sr., 3B), Callie Rehrig (Jr., RF), Morgan Cleary (Jr., CF), Kylee Bennett (Jr., OF), Felicia Heckman (Sr...

Tiger boys track team has balance

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Head Coach - Mike MacLaughlin (first year)

Assistant Coaches - Dave Kerschner, Tim Churetta, JJ Repert, Chuck Groller

District 11 Class - AA

Last Year's Record - 4-7

Key Losses - Matt Naugle, Doug Saks, Joe Kotula, Alex Costello

Key Returnees - Tyler Stelmack (Sr., Distance), Brett Hunsicker (Sr., Jumps), Austin Weiss (Jr., Hurdles), Cole Miller (Jr., Pole Vault), Cam Richardson (So., Sprints), Ryan Cerrone (Jr., Distance), Patrick Strobel (Sr., Distance)...

Girls track seeking Colonial League title

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Head Coach - Dave Kerschner

Assistant Coaches - Mike MacLaughlin, Tim Churetta, JJ reppert, Chuck Groller

District 11 Class - AAA

Last Year's Record - 4-7

Key Losses - Emma Kemmerer, Natalie Boehm, Leah Kester, Jess Albright

Key Returnees - Haley Yost (Jr., distance), Rachele Cerrone (So., distance), Katie Cappuccino (Sr., hurdles), Lauren Anderson (So., sprints), Carly Pierce (So., distance), Katrina Hartman (Sr., mid-distance)

Others To Watch -...

Shackleton earns two state medals

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Many high school swimmers use their first appearance at states as a learning experience. Happy just to be there, a lot of young swimmers get acclimated to the environment their first time, realizing how difficult it is for a rookie to perform on that stage.

Trey Shackleton took a different mindset. Although the sophomore from the Northwestern School District was making his first trip to the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships, he still planned to perform his best and compete for...

Baseball team must replace seven starters

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by The Press in HS Sports

Head Coach - Len Smith (31st season)

Assistant Coaches - Duran Porrino, Josh Zimmerman, David Dorney

District 11 Class - AAA

Last Year's Record - 13-7 overall, 9-7 league

Key Losses - Payton Bachman, Tyler Bartholomew, Mitchell Snyder, Ty Cunningham, Austin Kelly, Talon Williams, Matt Maher

Key Returnees - Rich Perry (Sr., P/1B/OF), Collin Breidinger (Jr., C), Nick Rodriguez (So., OF/P), Alex Smith (Sr., P/OF)

Others To Watch - Boston Furjanic (Sr.,...

Shackleton makes big splash at District 11 Swimming Championships

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

Northwestern High School may not have a swimming team, but that doesn't mean the area can't produce the top talent when it comes to District 11 swimming.

Two years after Northwestern representative Madison Burns dominated two races at the district meet, sophomore Trey Shackleton was equally impressive in black and gold, bursting on to the scene by setting a pair of district records to capture gold medals in each of his swims.

"It's kind of cool," Shackleton said. "I always say...

Tiger MS B team goes 8-5

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

The middle school years are a lot of fun for students. They slowly begin to gain more freedom in school so that they can get a little taste of the high school life. Also, once they leave the elementary school, students can become student-athletes and play scholastically for their school.

At Northwestern Lehigh Middle School, there were a lot of young student-athletes growing and blossoming out on the hardwood this winter.

The B team of the Tigers' middle school squad includes...

Next stop: Hershey

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Mike Ortiz has waited a long time for the right to wrestle in the PIAA Championships.

With his second-place finish at last weekend's Southeast Regional Tournament, the Northwestern senior earned his first trip to states, which began Thursday at Hershey's Giant Center.

"It makes me feel better about missing those years in that I'm accomplishing what I set out to 13 years ago," he said. "You never know what can happen."

Ortiz has been one of District 11's best wrestlers...

Junior varsity team goes .500 in 2012-13

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

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...

Jr. high team features up and coming players

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

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...