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NFF holds LV Football Media Day

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

As high school football teams were just beginning their first week of preseason preparation last week, the National Football Foundation’s Lehigh Valley Chapter held its first ever Lehigh Valley Football Media Day.

Coaches from all 33 teams in the NFF-LV area were invited to come to Northampton High School’s Erdosy Stadium with their team captains to talk about the upcoming season.

“I would say it’s about time,” Northwestern Lehigh head coach Josh Snyder said. “The Schuylkill...

Howard inducted into Reading HOF

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Ryan Howard was happy to be back in the baseball town where his long career really took shape in a short time.

The former Phillie was at Reading’s First Energy Stadium Tuesday night to be inducted into the Reading Baseball Hall of Fame before the team’s regularly scheduled game with Hartford.

Howard, who is 38 and looks like he could still play today, reminisced about his playing days during a four-month stint at Double-A Reading, mainly about the 2004 season in which he hit ....

Bulls-Giants knotted at 1-1 in BML

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Heading up to the Blue Mountain League championship series, the Northampton Giants had coasted throughout the playoffs. The Giants took Game 1 of the finals against the Limeport Bulls last week to continue that hot streak.

And while Game 2 wouldn’t decide the series, Limeport took it as a must-win situation. Then, the Bulls did what no other team could do in the postseason thus far: they beat the Giants.

Limeport got a complete game five-hitter from Cooper Michael on Saturday,...

Miller is moving up Mackenzie standings

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh graduate Cole Miller is nearly a full golf season into his professional career.

After graduating from Penn State in spring, Miller joined the Mackenzie Tour, which is Canada’s PGA Tour. With seven tournaments under his belt, Miller is 21st on the Mackenzie money list at $23,995. He has posted two top-10 finished and has finished in the top 15 four times. While most of the players ahead of him on the money list have played in eight or nine Mackenzie Tour events,...

Clymer reached his final goals

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Caleb Clymer had one more goal to check off his list in his final high school wrestling season. It would be the toughest to ink a line through, however.

Following in the footsteps of his older brothers, Caleb sought that elusive PIAA gold medal that both Scott and Ben Clymer were able to hang around their necks. Like Ben did in 2008, Caleb accomplished that coveted feat in his final high school season.

That was the culmination of another impressive season on the mat for Clymer...

Chisdak was big part of two teams

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Postseason play has become a norm for both the Northwestern girls soccer and basketball teams over the past few years. Last season was no different, with both qualifying for the league and district playoffs, and the Lady Tigers’ soccer team earning a spot in the state tournament.

Right at the center of both teams was senior leader Abby Chisdak. She played vital roles in both team’s success in the fall and winter seasons to continue the Lady Tigers’ rich tradition of playoff contention...

Tigers reach postseason play in LVSSL

Friday, July 20, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Northwestern boys soccer team needed a win. In the two games before the regular season summer league finale, the Tigers suffered a 1-0 loss to Freedom and a 2-2 tie with Emmaus.

Still with a top-two seed available from Group B, Northwestern was hoping to secure that, but also right the ship and gain some confidence and momentum heading into the postseason. Mission accomplished.

The Tigers broke a 4-4 tie in the second half to take down Liberty 6-4 Monday evening at Lehigh...

NW girls compete in summer tourney

Friday, July 20, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Northwestern girls basketball team has spent the summer at a team camp at Penn State, while also competing in summer league play. But the entire group of Lady Tigers had not taken the court together all summer.

That changed over this past weekend, as head coach Chris Deutsch got to see how his team would look at full strength at the A-Town Showdown Divaz basketball tournament.

The results have the longtime head coach optimistic. Northwestern went 2-1 in pool play, and then...

Tigers go 2-1 at A-Town Throwdown

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Billy Hallman has high hopes for the 2018-19 varsity boys basketball season. He expects to have the most talented group of Tigers yet in his career as head coach at Northwestern.

The season is about five months away, but Hallman is got an early look at how special this group is during last weekend’s summer tournament.

Northwestern went 2-1 over the weekend at the A-Town Throwdown at Cedar Beach. The Tigers just missed out on an at-large bid for earning one of the final 16 spots...

NV ousted from LVL playoffs

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Northern Valley’s Lehigh Valley Legion season came to an end Sunday with a 6-2 loss to Coplay in the league playoffs.

Northern Valley went 9-9 in the regular season to earn the No. 6 seed in the 10-team. The Chargers avoided finishing in the bottom four and having to play a one-game playoff to earn a spot in the eight-team double elimination league tournament.

After a long high school season resulted in a compact legion schedule, Northern Valley was looking forward to being...