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Monday, May 27, 2019

Tiger girls 4x800 relay has top time

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League released it’s second installment of track and field top performers last week. Here’s a look at the top five athletes in each event along with the top Northwestern athlete in each event.

GIRLS

4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Amelia Cassaday, Madison Trout, Imani Hollie, Sierra Williams) 50.80, 2. Palisades 52.0, 3. Bangor 53.5, 4. Wilson 54.1, 5. Notre Dame (GP) 54.3, 7. Northwestern (Jillian Frank, Caroline Fogal, Sara Hathaway, Allyson Myers) 54.7;

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Tigers win four straight

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Every now and then, a game so strange pops up and whether your team is involved in the game or not, you have to just stare at the box score and wonder how it happened. Northwestern Lehigh played in one of those games on Monday and after just a few innings, it seemed like a pretty wild April Fool’s Day joke.

In the first two innings, the Tigers bats went wild, banging out 11 hits while collecting five walks, having one batter hit by a pitch and with four Moravian Academy (1-3 overall,...

A legend on and off the field

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In the closing scene of the movie Brian’s Song, detailing the life of Chicago Bears running back Brian Piccolo, the narrator talks about the family and friends that Piccolo left behind when he died of cancer at the age of 26.

The movie closes with the words “...when they think of Brian Piccolo, it’s not how he died that they remember, but rather, how he lived; how he did live.” It’s the same with former Northwestern Lehigh’s multi-sport athlete, Brett Snyder, who passed away Sunday...

Tiger track teams sweep Catasauqua

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by The Press in Sports

TRACK AND FIELD

Tuesday, March 26

N’western-Catty-No. Lehigh

Northwestern recorded a sweep in a Colonial League tri-meet.

For the Tigers, Madeline Consuelos (800, 1600), Justin Rodda (100, long jump) and Michael Marrazzo (discus, javelin) all captured two first-place finishes.

BOYS

Northwestern 99, Northern Lehigh 42

N‘western 108 1/2, Catasauqua 32.5

Catasauqua 79, Northern Lehigh 62

100 - 1. Justin Rodda (NW) 11.4, 2. Wilquon...

Softball team rebounds from first loss

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh softball team suffered its first setback of the season against Palmerton last week, but then bounced back nicely with a 12-1 win over Southern Lehigh and a 20-7 win over Palisades. Through their first four games, the Lady Tigers are 3-1 both overall and in the Colonial League.

The big story early on has been the bat of freshman Morgan Farthing, who has launched three home runs in four games, hitting .733 with 15 RBI through the early going. Farthing had eight...

Track teams are ready to compete

Sunday, March 31, 2019 by KYLE MAGDA in Sports

This year’s high school track and field season began this week with the Tigers traveling to Northern Lehigh to take on the Bulldogs and Catasauqua in a tri-meet.

The Tiger girls team is coming off a season in which it lost just two dual meets, while last year’s boys team finished just above .500 and will build on last year’s successes.

Here’s a preview of both 2019 Tiger track teams.

GIRLS

The Lady Tigers capped off a 9-2 season in 2018 and look to build on the...

Wehr has three HRs this season

Sunday, March 31, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Several Northwestern Lehigh High School graduates are part of college athletic teams competing in the winter and spring seasons. Here’s a look at a few of them.

Junior shortstop/second baseman Brady Mengel has been a steady cog in the Mansfield baseball lineup since arriving on campus in 2017. Through 14 games this season, Mengel is batting .224 with four runs scored and two RBIs. He has a .982 fielding percentage; he tallied 17 RBIs as a sophomore and 14 as a freshman.

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Softball routs Panthers, 20-0

Sunday, March 31, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Scoring 20 runs in a high school softball game isn’t easy. In fact, the 20 runs scored in Northwestern Lehigh’s season opening 20-4 win over Saucon Valley were the most scored by the Lady Tigers since April 24, 2017 against Moravian Academy. Later that season the team put up 19 runs in a win at Catasauqua.

It’s been at least five years since the Tigers put up 20 runs on their home field. Their largest output last season was 16 runs, which happened three times: once against Catasauqua...

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Friday, March 29, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Colonial League released it’s first list of top track and field performers for the 2019 season. Here’s a listing of the top five performers in each event through the first week of regular season meets.

GIRLS

4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Amelia Cassaday, Madison Trout, Imani Hollie, Sierra Williams) 50.80, 2. Palisades 53.10, 3. Notre Dame (GP) 54.3, 4. Wilson 54.4, 5. Northwestern 54.7;

4x400 relay: 1. Palmerton (Madison Martinez, Maggie Morgan, Maddison Beahm,...

Tigers seek return to state playoffs

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After going to the state semifinal game against Valley View last season, the Northwestern Lehigh varsity baseball team comes into the 2019 season with high expectations and a bull’s-eye on its back. With that comes some added pressure, but also some added swagger to a team that finished last season 19-8 overall.

The Tigers lost eight players from last year’s team, with the biggest loss possibly being catcher Tyler Wiik. The current Bloomsburg University player caught every game of his...