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Backyard Brawl is about family

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by ED HEDES in HS Sports

Northern Lehigh and Northwestern Lehigh have formed quite a rivalry on the gridiron in recent years and both schools have come together to play this Friday night's football game for a great cause.

Bo and Brett's Backyard Brawl takes place on Friday at Tiger Stadium and funds will be raised for the Bo Tkach Memorial Organization and Brett Snyder.

Bo, son of former Northern Lehigh head coach Jim Tkach, who was a standout quarterback for the Bulldogs, took his own life in 2007....

Lady Tigers go 26 x 2

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

It might seem hard to believe, but the past two undefeated season for Northwestern's girls cross country team are the products of something that happened four years ago, maybe longer.

It started with the Tigers' 2009 team that went 26-0, led by seniors Lindsay Kerr, Ramzy Burns and Megan Handwerk.

This year's seniors were freshmen on that team and they learned from those upperclassmen.

"Those seniors were just incredible," said senior Lauren Alden. "I don't know where I'...

Rivalry game set for Friday

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Northwestern-Northern Lehigh is one of those special rivalries.

To call it a friendly rivalry wouldn't be right. It wouldn't give justice to the hard-hitting, all-out contests the two schools have in every sport they play.

But it is one of those rivalries where both sides respect each other like no one else they face. They want to beat each other and do it with authority. But after the game they can shake hands and leave the grudges on the field.

With both teams still...

Schuler scores three TDs in win

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by TJ ENGLE in HS Sports

For two and a half quarters, Palmerton made it look as if Mason Schuler wasn't going to have a big game last Friday night.

Late in the third quarter however, Schuler had enough.

With his team trailing by a touchdown, Schuler went on a tear. He scored the game-tying touchdown, scored the go-ahead touchdown and added an insurance touchdown.

Schuler's first touchdown of the season sparked the Tigers' offense, which scored 31 unanswered points in a 38-21 win over the Blue...

Homecoming game marred by mistakes

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by ROD HECKMAN in HS Sports

They had a good week of practice.

It was Homecoming Night.

And they had just stopped their opponent on the game's opening drive.

All the signs seemed to favor a special night for Northwestern.

But with one play, all the positive vibes in Tiger Stadium seemed to disappear in an instant.

Notre Dame took the opening kickoff Friday night and marched to Northwestern's nine-yard line in nine plays. But the Tigers benefitted from a Crusader holding call and...

Vecellio reaches championship

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Nick Vecellio knows about qualifying for districts.

In three years on the Northwestern Lehigh High School golf team, Vecellio has competed in all three District 11 Qualifiers and played his way into the district championship tournament field each time.

He did it again Monday at Woodstone Golf Club in Danielsville. The junior shot an 83, the fourth-lowest score in Class AA, to easily advance from that event on to next week's District 11 Class AA Championship at Shawnee Golf...

Marich anchors Albright's backfield

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by BY CJ Hemerly Special to the Press in HS Sports

During Austin Marich's senior year of high school at Northwestern, he didn't know where, or even if, he was going to play college soccer. Marich had a plethora of college offers, including Division I, before he sustained a torn ACL.

His club team, FC Revolution, participated in college showcase tournaments. Some schools remained recruiting him, and others gave him a walk on option.

"It was tough because I had other opportunities at Division I levels," said Marich. "That's what...

Northwestern boys soccer beats undefeated Salisbury

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

Last Thursday afternoon's boys soccer game between Northwestern and Salisbury had the feel of a late-October playoff atmosphere in mid-September.

Hard tackles, teammates yelling directions, and the two teams jawing back and forth highlighted this up-and-down contest. Brandon Ettl curled in a free-kick 10 minutes into the second half, and the Tigers defense held firm in a 1-0 Colonial League Conference victory.

"We came out here to win," Ettl said. "We knew that they were a good...

Segan nets hat trick as girls improve to 11-0

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

Northwestern Lehigh sophomore Sarah Segan is having one remarkable season for the Tigers' girls soccer team.

Segan entered last Thursday's game against Salisbury as the Colonial League's leader in goals scored. In the Tigers' (11-0 overall; 8-0 in Colonial league) 3-0 victory over the Falcons (6-4 overall; 6-2 in Colonial League) at Salisbury High School, Segan netted all three goals, bringing her total to 24 in just 10 games this season.

And she'll be the first to tell you...

Tigers must bounce back

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

If the last two weeks proved anything about Northwestern's football team, it is that the Tigers' season-opening loss had no lingering effect.

This week the team will have to prove that its second loss of the season isn't going to dampen any hopes or expectations.

"We definitely learned from past experience that we are capable of bouncing back and putting a few wins together," said Northwestern head coach Josh Snyder. "We said at the beginning of the year that our goal is to...