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Boys still battling for postseason berth

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh and Southern Lehigh are two teams fighting for spots in the District 11 postseason tournament.

So when they squared off against each other Tuesday night there was a lot on the line. Unfortunately for Northwestern, the Spartans pulled off a 52-47 win over the Tigers that put Southern Lehigh (9-8 overall, 9-3 Colonial League) into districts. Northwestern (8-9, 6-6) is going to have to keep fighting if it wants to join the Spartans in the District 11 race.


Football leagues announce cooperative schedule agreement

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Officials from the Colonial and Schuylkill leagues held a press conference Thursday announcing their new cooperative football scheduling model, which will take affect in the 2020 season.

The 12 Colonial League football teams and 16 from the Schuylkill League will form four divisions based on enrollments and PIAA Classifications. While Colonial League president Bryan Geist insisted the move was not a merger, the cooperative in effect creates a new 28-team league.

“It’s not a...

Girls get to 14-1

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh had three players in double-digits in scoring and pulled away in the third quarter to take a 67-42 win over Palmerton Monday night. Sydney Sevrain led all scorers with 17 points, followed closely by Emily Sekerak’s 15 and Sage Christopher’s 13-point night.

The Lady Tigers (14-1 overall, 9-1 Colonial) got off to a quick start with a balanced scoring attack in the first quarter that saw them grab an early 18-8 lead over the Lady Bombers. Casi Papay kept Palmerton (6-...

Back in black and gold

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Senior Ryan Haas has been wrestling since the third grade, but he took a two-year break during his sophomore and junior seasons.

Two years removed from the sport and a jump in eight weight classes later, and Haas is in the midst of another successful season. Last week’s match against Salisbury was another indicator of that.

Haas was one of the three Tigers who captured wins in the four contested bouts last Wednesday in a 57-12 victory over the Falcons. It pushed Haas’s record...

Boys drop two in a row

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

One gets the feeling that at any time, Northwestern Lehigh boys basketball team is going to start flexing its muscles and start blowing teams off the court. The up-and-down season continued with a current two-game slide against Kutztown and Palmerton, breaking up a three-game winning streak, with all three wins coming on the road against Colonial League teams. That’s just the way the season has gone, at least so far.

“We can play better,” said coach Billy Hallman. “Right now, we’re...

Grapplers compete at Zephyr Dual Tourney

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh’s wrestling team battled top competition Jan. 5 during the Zephyr Duals at Whitehall High School, defeating Southern Lehigh in a consolation round after dropping matches to Bangor, Muncy and Pocono Mountain East.

“We wrestled well,” said Northwestern head coach Jim Moll in assessing his team’s overall performance. “We wrestled some tough teams. Bangor’s tough. Muncy’s real good, I think fourth in the state. So it was good to see what that competition looks like. It...

Thomas, Tigers beat Salisbury

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a tough loss to Bangor, the Northwestern Lehigh boys basketball team took out some frustrations on Salisbury in a 69-50 win over the Falcons.

Devin Thomas picked up a game-high 20 points in the win over Salisbury (5-6 overall, 3-4 Colonial) that brought Northwestern back to a 5-5 overall record and a 4-3 Colonial League mark.

The Tigers led by eight after the first quarter with Salisbury’s Tommy Sylvester keeping the Falcons in the game leading all scorers in the early...

Lady Tigers take down Bangor in overtime

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Sports


Wednesday, Jan. 2

Northwestern-No. Dame GP

Notre Dame of Green Pond dropped Northwestern, 54-15, in Colonial League action.

Ryan Haas recorded the Tigers’ only pin at 160 pounds, while Donovan White posted a decision at 138.

Notre Dame-GP 54, Northwestern 15

106 - Evan Maag (ND) won by forfeit; 113 - Adam Schweitzer (ND) pinned Elijah Dellicker in 5:45; 120 - Ryan Crookham (ND) pinned Jake Dellicker in 1:19; 126 - Brandan Chletsos (ND)...

Girls roll past Falcons, 63-22

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

After a slow start in an overtime game against Bangor a day earlier, Northwestern senior Sage Christopher thought the Tigers might come out of the gate a bit slow against Salisbury last Friday.

The opposite turned out to be true, as Northwestern had one of its best starts to a game this season.

The Tigers raced out to a 19-3 lead in the first quarter and exploded for 28 points in the opening eight minutes. That is more than the Tigers would need as they disposed Salisbury...

Boys beat Hawks

Saturday, January 5, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Some teams shy away from physical play on the basketball court. All they want to do is run the court and avoid contact, much like a fighter who knows he’s in trouble.

The Northwestern Tigers can run the court with the best of them, but they can also stand their ground and battle. When their recent game against Hamburg took an extremely physical turn, the Tigers used it to their advantage and came away with a 69-51 win, turning what was once a close game into a blowout.