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OUTDOORS Little Lehigh Creek gets its start in Mertztown

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in HS Sports

Anglers from surrounding states fish it, even visitors from out of the country have dipped a line in it. It's a famous trout stream and it's here in our own backyard.

The Little Lehigh Creek, all 25.4 mainstem stream miles of it, is a year-round trout fishery that beckons avid fly fishers and - during the trout season - bait fishermen of all ages. A portion of it is even designated as Class A Wild Trout waters.

The Little Lehigh gets its beginnings in Longswamp Township, Berks...

Colonial League to expand

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by ROD HECKMAN Special to the Press in HS Sports

Change is a way of life.

And if the Colonial League gets its wish, there will be some major changes in the near future.

At a meeting of athletic directors and principals Tuesday at Catasauqua, it was unanimously decided to invite two "bigger" schools to join their league.

The invitations went out Wednesday.

Bryan Geist, Northern Lehigh's AD and vice president of the Colonial League, wouldn't release the names of the schools, but it was reported Tuesday night that...

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...