On paper, last week's matchup against Salisbury figured to be one of Northwestern Lehigh's toughest games of the season.
The Falcons entered last Wednesday's game as the only unbeaten team remaining in the Colonial, stationed at 7-0 in conference play and 10-0 overall.
Unfortunately for the Tigers, the Falcons didn't seem to miss a beat once again.
The Falcons (13-0 overall; 10-0 in Colonial League) scored five runs in the first inning, and Tyler Cooperman held the...
The annual District 11 tennis tournament will be starting up Thursday at the West End Racquet Club.
Northwestern area junior Henry Paiste will be looking to bring home his third consecutive AA title.
While Paiste is used to the district proceedings by now, this year has been different. Since Northwestern requires at least two would-be players to make a tennis schedule, and Paiste was the only Tiger trying to play this year, all he could do was train throughout this season. On...
Baseball teams with seven new varsity starters usually take some time to adjust. But Northwestern doesn't look like a team with seven new starters. And the team certainly has not needed much time to adjust.
The Tigers are off to a 5-2 start this season, including a five-game win streak and lot of run scoring.
"I'm very pleased with where we're at at this point in the season," said Smith. "I'm just so pleased with the progress we have made even from the first game to now with...
Palmerton and Northwestern have emerged as two of the Colonial League's strongest teams this season. They showed why with a back-and-forth battle on Tuesday afternoon.
The Northwestern boys edged Palmerton by a score of 80-70, while the Tiger girls picked up an 82-68 win over the Lady Bombers.
Northwestern's boys only won four events, but their depth proved to be the difference.
The Tigers (4-1) scored points in all events, placing multiple athletes in the top five on 12...
Monday, April 8
Northwestern beat Bangor, 8-7.
Tiger Centerfielder Morgan Cleary threw out Bangor's trying run at the plate with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to preserve victory.
Lydia Danner, Cailie Rehrig and Nicole Metzger each hadd two hits for the Northwestern.
N'western 002 060 0 - 8 12 4
Bangor 010 023 1 - 7 8 3
Danner and Greenberg; Luddington and Smith; W - Danner, L - Luddington.
One way or another, the start of practice this coming August has changed dramatically for every PIAA football program in the state.
The PIAA Board of Directors passed a heat acclimatization program, effective this upcoming season, at its March meeting. The new rule requires coaches to submit a heat acclimatization and hydration program to their principals and will also force football coaches to determine when their players will begin contact drills.
Following the advice of its...
Northwestern had scored a total of six runs in three games this season and was looking for a breakout game from its hitters Tuesday at Northern Lehigh.
The Lady Tigers came through, pounding out 14 hits in a 13-1 win over the Lady Bulldogs.
First-year head coach Troxell addressed the team's offensive woes before the game. He even tweaked the batting order.
"We were going to keep making changes until it worked," he said. "They all went up and did their job today."
Tuesday, April 2
Northwestern beat Northern Lehigh, 12-4.
Boston Furjanic and Richard Perry each knocked in four runs for Northwestern. Taylor Breidinger went 4-for-4 and drove in two runs for the Tigers (3-1 overall, 1-1 Colonial League).
N'western 410 133 0 - 12 17 2
No. Lehigh 002 100 1 - 4 10 6
Smith, Williamson (7) and Breidinger, Schuly (7); Hallman, Hamm (5), Klass (7) and Landis, Sodl (6). W - Smith. L -...
The 38th Annual Via All-Star Classic tipped off at Northampton Community College Saturday, pitting senior all-star teams from the Lehigh Valley Conference, Colonial League and Mountain Valley Conference against each other.
On the girls side, the Lehigh Valley West all-stars, comprised of players from Allen, Central Catholic, Dieruff, Emmaus, Parkland and Whitehall high schools took on a team of stars from the Colonial League, with players from Bangor, Palisades, Palmerton,...
If the weather cooperates, this week will bring the start of the varsity sports season at Northwestern.
It could also mark the first regular season action for two Tiger new head coaches.
Mike MacLaughlin, a former head track coach at Catasauqua, takes over Northwestern's boys track program this year, while Carey Troxell begins his varsity head coaching career at the helm of the Lady Tiger softball team.
"I was lucky enough to have Northwestern give me an opportunity at...