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Offense sets records in win

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by ROD HECKMAN in Sports

Seven possessions.

Seven touchdowns.

It doesn’t get much better than that.

Northwestern’s offense scored every time it touched the ball Friday night (not counting a final drive in which it was running out the clock) as the Tigers rolled to a 49-0 Colonial League victory over Palmerton.

Most of the damage done by Josh Snyder’s club against the Blue Bombers came through the air, as the head coach made a conscious effort to get the passing game going.

“We...

Volleyball looks to overcome key injuries

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The past two weeks have been rough for the Northwestern volleyball team. Head coach Lexi Ashburne lost two of her senior starters in the past 14 days, and it’s had a clear impact on the Tigers on the court.

Tuesday’s match against one of the Colonial League’s top teams was the first time Northwestern suited up without both of those starters. And their voids were felt against Notre Dame (Green Pond).

Notre Dame’s serving game was on point, and the Crusaders defeated Northwestern...

Hathaway leads girls soccer over SL

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In the middle of a stretch of tough games, the last thing that Northwestern needed was to play some extra soccer. On Monday and Tuesday, the Tigers went to overtime to pick up a 3-2 win over Notre Dame (Green Pond) and a 4-3 win over Southern Lehigh. It doesn’t help that the team is dealing with a number of players not feeling very well and having to play through the illnesses.

On Tuesday, senior Sara Hathaway scored on four different types of plays to lead the Lady Tigers (7-2-0...

Northwestern bounces back, beats Wilson

Friday, September 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

On their first two drives of Friday’s game against Wilson, Northwestern gained just 21 yards.

The good news is that was all they needed to score two touchdowns after opening the game with drives starting from the Warriors 10- and 11-yard lines, respectively.

The early field position battle helped Northwestern take a 31-14 win on their home field.

On their opening drive, Wilson (0-4) struggled to gain any ground and punted the ball away.

The kick went higher than...

Big second half helps girls soccer beat Bangor

Friday, September 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern coach Kelly Bleam admits that her girls had a difficult week, but she wasn’t ready to accept any excuses. When her team came out flat against Bangor, she used halftime to let her players know that she wasn’t at all happy with how they played in the first 40 minutes. That not-so-gentle encouragement woke the team up enough to turn a scoreless game into a 6-0 win over the Slaters in Colonial League play.

“I kind of yelled at them,” said Bleam sheepishly after the win. “We’...

Tigers top Falcons in OT

Friday, September 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It seems to happen often. Two teams play to a scoreless tie through regulation and just a few minutes into overtime, somebody finds that elusive goal and sends their team home happy. Such was the case Tuesday night when the Northwestern and Salisbury field hockey teams were scoreless through 60 minutes and then Sydney Derr broke the tie a little over three-and-a-half minutes into overtime, allowing the Tigers to celebrate a 1-0 win.

For the winning goal, Derr broke down the left side...

Norman takes third place at league tourney

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The annual Colonial League Golf Championships were held Monday at Bethlehem Catholic Golf Course.

Moravian Academy took top honors, with Lions winning the boys and girls individual titles while also capturing the team title.

Moravian’s Davis Koch and teammate Will McKay both shot 83 before Koch won the title outright on the second playoff hole.

Northwestern’s William Norman grabbed third place by shooting 84 on the par-71 Monocacy Course.

Grace Sanborn shot 90 to...

Sacco’s OT goal lifts boys soccer over SL

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh soccer team has a lot of goal-scoring weapons at its disposal. On Monday, though, it wasn’t one of the higher-profile players that scored the winning goal to beat Southern Lehigh 3-2 in overtime.

This time around, it was Jake Sacco, who is accustomed to coming off the bench to contribute but was on the field to start the overtime period for the Tigers.

Late in the first half, Southern Lehigh was awarded a penalty kick when one of its players was pulled...

Palmerton’s record might be deceiving

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s easy to look at a team’s record and make some assumptions about it. When one looks at Palmerton’s 1-4 record, it’s easy to assume this would be an easy week for Northwestern when it visits the Blue Bombers Friday night.

Look deeper though and some interesting things about Palmerton can be revealed, mainly the quality of competition that its had to play through the early going.

The teams that have handed the Bombers their four losses this season – Palisades, Southern Lehigh...

Tigers top Bangor

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The officials that did the Northwestern and Bangor football game last Friday probably had to have their throwing arms checked following the game. They got quite a workout tossing yellow flags as the two teams were penalized a total of 23 times in the game for 215 yards. The refs threw more penalty flags than the two quarterbacks threw passes. In all, there were 22 passes, compared to the 23 flags.

The bottom line, though, was a 29-21 win for Northwestern that moved the Tigers to 4-1...