Northwestern Press

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Patriots end Tigers’ run in LVSSL

Friday, July 26, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Northwestern boys soccer team finished with just two losses in summer league play, including the playoffs.

One team was responsible for both of those setbacks.

Freedom (Patriot FC) pulled away from Northwestern (New Tripoli Bank FC), the top team in the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League Group B, with three goals in the second half for a 4-2 victory in the quarterfinal round of the LVSSL playoffs on Tuesday night at Lehigh University’s Campus Fields.

The Tigers went...

Chargers fall just short in LVL

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Like every other Lehigh Valley Legion team, the Northern Valley Chargers were bitten by players missing games for one reason or another.

Chargers head coach Brad Rauch stressed to his players how important it was to honor their commitment to the team, but it’s summertime and families have vacations and there’s a lot going on. Nobody knows that better than Rauch, who found himself with his family in Lake Seneca, NY as his team won two games on Sunday and then faced the potential of two...

Tigers reach summer soccer quarterfinal

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

In its regular season summer league finale last week, the Northwestern boys soccer team gave up a goal late in the game and ended up settling for a tie with Upper Perkiomen. Exactly one week later the same two teams met, but this time there was a different result.

Once again the Tigers scored first. This time they were able to hold onto their lead in taking down the Indians 3-0 last Monday evening in the first round of the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League postseason tournament at...

NV found ways to stay alive in league tourney

Friday, July 19, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For three games in a row, the Northern Valley Chargers had their backs against the wall. A loss to undefeated South Parkland on Friday forced them to play the rest of the Lehigh Valley Legion playoffs one loss away from being eliminated.

The situation didn’t faze the Chargers. They played some of their best baseball of the season after that second-round loss in the double-elimination LVL playoff tournament.

Northern Valley won three straight games to get another shot at South...

Tiger summer soccer team makes playoffs

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Summer league soccer is about working in new players, schemes and just trying to get better overall for the upcoming fall season that is creeping up now just less than two months away.

The Northwestern boys soccer program has been the class of the Colonial League and its District 11 classifications of 2A (2015) and most recently 3A (2016-present) over the last few seasons. Before falling in the district final to Saucon Valley last season, the Tigers had won 59 consecutive matches...

No. Valley hovers around .500 in LVCM

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

With just two games left in the regular season, the Northern Valley Connie Mack baseball team is looking for a bit of consistency with the playoffs right around the corner.

The Chargers (8-8) entered the final week of the season a game below .500. But a convincing 7-2 win over Becahi on Tuesday put the Chargers back at the Mendoza Line, an area they have spent much of their season.

Northern Valley pulled away with a four-run fourth inning against Becahi Tuesday. Consecutive...

Chargers earn No. 5 seed in LVL

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northern Valley Chargers (7-9) have been inconsistent to say the least over the past week. They’ve gone from an 11-1 loss to Carbon to a 13-1 win over Emmaus, only to follow up the Emmaus win with a loss in the second game of a double-header, 9-2.

A slide late in the regular season dropped the Chargers from a potential third seed down to a fifth seed, taking away the chance for a first-round home game, where the Chargers have played pretty well.

“For whatever reason, we’ve...

Lehigh Valley Legion announces All-Star

Monday, July 8, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The annual American Legion All-Star game pitting the best players in the Lehigh Valley League against their counterparts from the Berks-Schuylkill League was scheduled for Monday, July 8 at Reading’s First Energy Stadium, home of the Fightin’ Phils.

The game was postponed to Tuesday because of rain.

The following is a list of this year’s LVL All-Stars.


Brad Buzzard (OF, Carbon Monarchs), Kevin Kruz (2B, Salisbury), Matt Ervolina (3B, South...

Chargers fall to Mustangs, 16-2

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northern Valley Chargers faced something of a perfect storm Monday when Lower Macungie rolled into New Tripoli. The Chargers were missing two key players, their pitching was thin and the Mustangs have spent the last week pounding the ball on a four-game winning streak that brought them back to the .500 mark on the season. The result was a particularly bad storm that saw the Chargers fall to Lower Macungie in a 16-2 loss.

The Lower Macungie offense is one of the hottest in the...

Tigers go 2-2 in Bash at the Beach

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern head coach Billy Hallman was without three starters from the winter when the Tigers competed in last week’s Bash at the Beach basketball tournament at Cedar Beach. A fourth was even missing over the weekend for some of the tournament.

But that didn’t stop the Tigers from making some noise in the newly formatted event. Northwestern went 2-2 in the small school tournament, picking up wins over North Schuylkill and Panther Valley on Saturday, before its run came to an end....