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Northwestern settles for silver in district tourney

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by TJ ENGLE in HS Sports

ALLENTOWN - The entire Northwestern girls' soccer team stood in disbelief with what had just happened in the District 11 Class AA championship game against Saucon Valley.

It was just days before that the same pack of Tigers watched the Panthers raise the Colonial League championship trophy in front of them.

Now, on the turf of J. Birney Crum Stadium, seniors Anna Fricchione and Sarah Jones, along with the rest of the youthful Northwestern team, had to relive the same kind of...

Young team finishes 3-7

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Rebuilding can be difficult in teh Colonial League. But eventually, it seems every team has to do it.

A 3-7 campaign wasn't the kind of football season that anyone associated with the Northwestern varsity program wanted to see. But because of inexperience and injuries, the Tigers struggled to compete with the better teams in the Colonial League this year, including last week's 57-3 setback to league champ Catasauqua, the Tigers' largest margin of loss this season.

"We can use...

ACC tops Tigers in semi

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by ED HEDES in HS Sports

Northwestern Lehigh head boys soccer coach Nate Hunsicker stood quietly in front of his team's bench after a 3-1 loss to Central Catholic last Thursday in the District 11 Class 2A semifinal at Northern Lehigh.

Hunsicker was reeling in how the Tigers, the No. 2 seed, controlled most of the contest against the No. 6 Vikings, but just couldn't get the ball into the net.

The Vikings (9-7-4) and Tigers (15-5-1) were engaged in quite a physical contest and eventually something had to...

Tiger teams sweep 2A titles

Friday, November 2, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Northwestern's girls cross country team was trying to continue its tradition of excellence. The Tiger boys team was trying to build that kind of tradition.

Both were successful at last week's District 11 Championships. The girls capped a second straight undefeated season with a Class AA district title, their second in the last four years. The boys team, which finished it's league season behind Bangor, won its first district title in program history.

Both teams will compete at...

DISTRICT 11 VOLLEYBALL First-year team ends successful season

Friday, November 2, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

The goals at the beginning of the season were to win a tournament and make the district playoffs.

Northwestern accomplished both in its first season as a high school volleyball team. It even went one step further, winning its first District 11 match before falling in Saturday's quarterfinal against top-seeded Bethlehem Catholic.

"I really, truly look back on it as a successful season," said head coach Dave Hufnagle. "We set goals and we attained them for the year. A successful...

FOOTBALL PREVIEW Regular season finale brings CL's top team to Tiger Stadium

Friday, November 2, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Northwestern has already faced nine of the 11 other football teams in the Colonial League this year. This week it will face the best of the league's dozen teams as Catasauqua visits Northwestern already having sealed this year's title and one of the top two seeds for the District 11 Class AA playoffs.

"It's definitely going to be a challenge," said Northwestern head coach Josh Snyder. "They have a ton of athletes at all positions. It's a tough match-up, esepcially on a short week."...

DISTRICT 11 SOCCER Willis' goals beat Blue Mountain

Friday, November 2, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

It's been a few years since Northwestern's boys soccer team headed into the district tournament with the confidence and desire it has this year.

The Tigers (15-3-1) won the Colonial League's North Division, but fell in double overtime in a heartbreaking league semifinal against Southern Lehigh.

A week later the team was back on the pitch as the No. 2 seed in the quarterfinal round of the District 11 Class AA playoffs, where Kyle Willis and Boston Furjanic led the Tigers to a 4-...

Boys fall to Southern Lehigh in semis

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

KINTNERSVILLE – Northwestern had its best Colonial League boys soccer regular season in four years. Despite Monday's loss in the league semifinal, the Tigers plan to continue their successful season next week.

"Our goal coming into this year was to finish with a medal, be it leagues or districts," said Northwestern head coach Nate Hunsicker. "We qualified for both. I think we're going to do everything in our power to not come up short of that goal."

The Tigers went 11-2 in...

Football looks to spoil Pen Argyl's playoff hopes

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by LOU RUSNOCK in HS Sports

With games remaining against the top three teams in the Colonial League and playoff hopes fading, the Northwestern football team is embracing the role of spoiler.

After a 57-19 loss to rival Northern Lehigh last Friday, the schedule only gets harder for the Tigers.

That starts this week against Pen Argyl on Saturday afternoon.

"You want to peak at the end of the year, so its good that you play championship-like teams every week," head coach Josh Snyder said. "You look at...

week in review Volleyball falls to Marian

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 by The Press in HS Sports


Thursday, Oct. 11


Marian Catholic defeated Northwestern in a non-league volleyball contest, 25-16, 25-12, 25-12.

Marykate Sherkness had 12 kills and eight digs to lead Marian. Grace Boyle added eight aces and four kills and Abby O'Donnell chipped in with 29 assists.

For Northwestern (7-6), Trista Cunningham had five kills. Sara Hufnagle had seven assists and Mariana Valencia added 11 digs.


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