Northwestern Press

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Mountain Road Rumble set for Friday

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s not the type of rumble like the Jets and the Sharks had in West Side Story, but it’s a rumble nonetheless.

It’s the Northwestern Tigers and the Northern Lehigh Bulldogs in Bo and Brett’s Mountain Road Rumble. The longtime rivalry has been transformed into a charity event that raises money and awareness for the Bo Tkach Under the Helmet Foundation and the Tackle ALS/Brett Snyder Medical Fund.

Bo Tkach was a Northern Lehigh quarterback, who dealt with depression and...

Girls soccer falls to Palisades in CL semi

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

During the regular season, Palisades handed Northwestern one of it two losses on the season in a 2-0 game. For a while, it looked like that same scenario might play out in the Colonial League semifinal game between the two teams, but Northwestern came raging back, only to fall to Palisades 3-2 on penalty kicks Tuesday at Salisbury High School.

Palisades got its second goal of the night with 15:35 left in the first half when Kylie Schmidt challenged goalie Lauren Terrell and put a shot...

Patriots win in OT; Tiger knock off Saucon Valley

Sunday, October 14, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The eighth week of the 2018 high school football season saw two unbeaten teams fall as Freedom downed Emmaus and Northwestern took out Saucon Valley.

Here are recaps of some teams from around the area. See this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press for more about your local teams.

Freedom-Emmaus

The Patriots scored a pair of late touchdowns to tie the game before winning with a two-point conversion in overtime to improve to 8-0 while handing Emmaus (7-1) its first...

Colonial League announces championship week matchups

Monday, October 15, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Colonial League playoff brackets for championship week have been announced for boys and girls soccer, field hockey and volleyball.

Boys soccer action gets underway Monday at Salisbury with Moravian Academy (3) vs. Saucon Valley (2) at 5 p.m. followed by Southern Lehigh (4) at Northwestern (1) at 7 p.m.

The championship is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. at a site to be determined.

In girls soccer, games begin on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Salisbury with Palisades (...

Tigers score four straight in win

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Northwestern field hockey may not have the easiest road remaining to qualify for one of the four Colonial League playoff spots. But at least the roadblock isn’t up quite yet.

Northwestern (7-6-1 in Colonial League) defeated Salisbury on Saturday afternoon, 4-1, in a league matchup delayed from earlier in the week. The Tigers faced a 1-0 deficit with just six minutes into last Tuesday’s contest, but scored four goals when the game resumed on Saturday afternoon to snap a two-game...

SL hands NW season’s second loss

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Against Northern Lehigh, the Southern Lehigh Spartans found the end zone on the first play of three of their first four drives of the game.

They weren’t that fast against Northwestern, but on just the second play of the game, senior quarterback Logan Edmond hit Dalton Musselman for a 73-yard touchdown pass and the Spartans offense was picking up where they left off a week earlier against the Bulldogs. In the end, Northwestern fell for just the second time this season, losing to...

Football team visits unbeaten SV Friday

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Saucon Valley has been rolling through the Colonial League football schedule with some ease this season and are the only undefeated team in the league and one of just four unbeaten teams in District 11. Freedom, Emmaus and Tamaqua are the only other undefeated teams and Freedom goes to Emmaus this week for a showdown with the Hornets.

The showdown between 7-0 Saucon Valley and Northwestern lost just a little of its sparkle last week when the Tigers fell to Southern Lehigh 45-21. The...

Hornets, Patriots stay unbeaten

Sunday, October 7, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus and Freedom both won football games Friday night to improve to 7-0 and set up next week’s match up of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams. Parkland won a rivalry game over Whitehall Friday night, while Bethlehem Catholic picked up a win on Saturday.

Here’s a recap of this week’s games from around the Lehigh Valley Press area.

Whitehall-Parkland

The Trojans picked up a 49-21 win over Whitehall Friday night in Orefield.

Dominic...

Tigers’ Norman reaches districts in first golf season

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Last year at this time golf was barely on Cole Norman’s mind.

This year he is one of a select group of high school players to qualify for the District 11 Championship Tournament Monday at Lehigh Country Club.

Norman qualified for districts by taking third place at last week’s Colonial League Championship at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Cousre.

The Northwestern senior played one of the best rounds of his young career to shoot 84 and earn third place at leagues.

“I...

Spartans visit for Homecoming game

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For a team that prides itself on having one of the better ground games in the Colonial League, the Tigers looked like a different animal last week in their 49-0 win over Palmerton (1-5).

In last week’s win, Northwestern (5-1) set a team record with 370 yards passing and quarterback Deven Bollinger threw for five touchdowns to set a record for the most touchdown passes in a game by a Northwestern quarterback, while surpassing Frank Dangello to become the school’s all-time passing...