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Junior high team goes undefeated

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Northwestern Middle School softball team took the field for 12 games this season. And 12 times the Lady Tigers walked off as victors.

Led by a group of six returners, including four starters from a 2016 team that finished 14-2 a year ago, Northwestern went a perfect 13-0 under head coach Heather Hartman this past spring.

It continued a successful trend after the Lady Tigers’ accomplishments last year in their inaugural season playing at the junior high level.


Cunningham caps career at states

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Trevor Cunningham couldn’t help but smile when he walked off the track Friday at Shippensburg University.

The Northwestern senior closed out his career with a third place finish in his Class 3A 300-meter hurdle preliminary heat at the PIAA Championships.

“It’s a great feeling to be here,” said Cunningham. “This was my goal from the beginning of the season. It’s a great way to end it, not only the track season, but high school athletics in general. I’m gonna miss it, but it’s a...

Tigers beat SV to reach district semifinal

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by ANDREW STEINMETZ in Sports

The Northwestern baseball team had a long weekend following its heartbreaking loss in the Colonial League championship game.

But Tiger head coach Bob Fatzinger felt a few extra days of recuperation helped heal the Tigers’ pride heading into their opening round District 11 Class 4A game against Saucon Valley last Wednesday.

Behind the arm of junior Drew White and the strong hitting of Trevor Schreiner and Niko Fager, the Tigers defeated Saucon Valley, 4-2.

“Drew threw...

Lady Tigers fall in district playoffs

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by EMMETT MCCALL in Sports

Cailyn Joseph didn’t want it to be her final high school softball game.

So when the lone senior on Tamaqua’s roster had a chance to make sure it wasn’t, she wasted no time.

Joseph lined a single up the middle on the first pitch she saw from Northwestern’s Emily Akelaitis in the bottom of the seventh inning to score Courtney Hoffman from third base and give the Raiders a dramatic 4-3 comeback victory in the District 11 Class 4A quarterfinals on Tuesday.

“This is an...

Crusaders edge Tigers in title game

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Bob Fatzinger couldn’t help but think another rally was coming.

Trailing by a run entering the seventh inning of Thursday’s Colonial League championship game against Notre Dame (Green Pond), the Northwestern baseball coach thought a comeback was looming.

And why wouldn’t he? Fatzinger watched the Tigers score seven runs in the seventh inning Tuesday to storm past top seed Southern Lehigh and advance to the final.

But there was no magic in the offing against the Crusaders...

Cunningham is headed to Ship

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Trevor Cunningham knew the moment he crossed the line that he had done it.

The Northwestern senior qualified for this week’s PIAA Championships with a second-place finish in the Class 3A 300-meter hurdles at last week’s District 11 meet at Blue Mountain High School.

“It’s awesome, I’m very excited for it,” said Cunningham. “As soon as I crossed the finish line, I knew I was going. I got second, but I also heard my coach scream excitedly because I got it. It’s a great feeling...

Three Tigers earn silver at CL Meet

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Trevor Cunningham had no shortage of individual accomplishments at last week’s Colonial League championships.

The Northwestern senior continued to excel in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles, earning second place finishes in both events, in addition to placing fifth in the 100-meter dash finals.

But it was perhaps the 1600 relay that gave Cunningham the most satisfaction. Cunningham ran a strong anchor leg of the relay to help the team of Andrew Goodolf, Robert Leiser and Andrew...

Colonial League Track and Field Championship Results

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League Track and Field Championship Meet was held Tuesday-Wednesday, May 9-10 at East Stroudsburg South High School.

The following results include the top four finishers in each as well as all Northwestern Lehigh athletes.

Tuesday, May 9


3200 – 1. Ethan Bernstein (SV) 9:41.61, 2. Thomas Matsumura (SL) 9:43.13, 3. Stephen Gray (SL) 9:43.92, 4. Colin Cramer (SL) 9:46.13, 12. Phillip Castrine (NW) 10:31.87, 14. Robert Leiser (NW) 10:44.94, 18....


Thursday, May 18, 2017 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

The Schreiner brothers play a huge part in the Northwestern baseball team’s success, and they have the right attitudes to bring the best out of each other.

Tyler Schreiner recorded his 100th career hit on May 2, an accomplishment that only one other player in Northwestern history (assistant coach Josh Perich) has reached.

But out of all of those career hits, Tyler might have found a favorite after an 11-10 Colonial League semifinal win against Southern Lehigh at Parkland on...

Bangor shocks NW in seventh inning

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern softball head coach Josh Zimmerman thought his Lady Tigers would need a near-perfect game to knock off top-seeded Bangor in the Colonial League semifinals.

And for six innings, the Lady Tigers played as close to perfect as he could have asked for But Bangor still had one last inning to work with.

The Lady Slaters rallied from a three-run deficit in the bottom of the seventh inning to complete the comeback, advancing to the Colonial League championship game with an...