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NV makes most of short season

Friday, July 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It always seems that when one is tired, things go wrong. That was the case for Northern Valley late this season, and in particular against regular season champion Salisbury last Friday.

The Chargers played 17 games in a 14-day span and were simply worn out. It showed as they committed six errors and seemed a little rough around the edges against the Falcons.

The six errors led to four unearned runs that helped Salisbury to an 8-3 win.

“It’s tough when you’re worn out and...

NV ready for late charge

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northern Valley Legion team is proof that you can have too much of a good thing. The Chargers season started late because of Northwestern Lehigh’s long run into the PIAA playoffs. Most of the Chargers players come from Northwestern, so the season didn’t open until after the Tigers were eliminated from the postseason. Then, a rainout postponed the start of the season for three more days so that the Chargers first game wasn’t until June 12.

In the two weeks since then, Northern...

Cunningham caps record-setting career

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Coming out of Northwestern, Trista Cunningham had been recruited to play basketball at Moravian College. But the track and field standout had hopes of throwing for the Greyhound track and field team as well.

Rewind to the middle of her freshman basketball season. Cunningham spoke with her coaches about the possibility of competing in both sports. She ultimately decided to take on the challenge, and she called it one of the best decisions she’s ever made.

“It got a lot at times...

LV goes 1-1 at Carpenter Cup Baseball Tourney

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team went 1-1 in this year’s tournament.

The team won it’s opening game 10-7 over the Suburban One League National and Bicentennial Division All-Stars.

The LV franchise was ousted in the second round of the single-elimination tournament 26-9 by Delaware North’s team.

The event, a showcase for high school players sponsored by the Philadelphia Phillies, is held annually at FDR Park in Philadelphia with the semifinals and finals played at the...

Gold wins McDonald’s All-Star Football Classic

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Fans of all-star games expect a lot of offense. At last Thursday’s 48th Annual McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star Football Game, there was a good bit of scoring, but most of it came from one side.

The Gold team, made up of players from Northampton County and Phillipsburg and Palisades High Schools, beat the Red Team (Lehigh, Carbon, Monroe counties) 35-7.

“It was a great experience, especially because I’m not going to be playing next year,” said Dangello, who is headed to Penn...

Danner helps lead LCCC to national tournament

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When Lydia Danner was at Northwestern, she spent much of her time on the mound for the Lady Tigers’ softball team. She also pitched during travel softball, as well as a good amount last season for Lehigh Carbon Community College.

But this year she was asked to step into a new role. She accepted without hesitation and it led to one of her biggest accomplishments of her career.

“I was totally fine with that because Bailey [Pedersen], our ace pitcher, was doing such a wonderful...

A dream acheived

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by TJ ENGLE in Sports

It’s every golfer’s dream. For Cole Miller, it became a reality.

The former Northwestern Lehigh High School student-athlete and three-time Times News Golfer of the Year, qualified for the U.S. Open on Monday. He earned his spot by taking third place at a 36-hole sectional qualifier at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, MD. He will now get to tee it up with the world’s best at this year’s U.S. Open, which will be held June 14-17 at Shinnecock Hills in Southampton, New York.

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Baseball advances in state tournament

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

PHILADELPHIA – Northwestern waited nearly 30 years for another district baseball championship.

Trevor Schreiner and Tyler Wiik made sure the Tigers didn’t have to wait quite that long to make a little more history.

Schreiner and Wiik launched back-to-back first inning homers to power Northwestern to an 8-0 rout of Monsignor Bonner Monday in a PIAA Class 4A First Round contest at George Washington High School.

Playing their first game in over eight days, the Tigers (18-7...

Cougars reach new heights for program

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Lehigh Carbon Community College softball team did something this season that no other Cougar team had accomplished in the program’s history.

Plenty of local softball players were at the center of the memorable campaign.

LCCC became the first team ever from Pennsylvania to win the Region XIX Championship. The Cougars also advanced to the Division III NJCAA National Championship Tournament for the first time and won a game before their season came to a close in mid-May.

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Tigers shine on big stages

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Playoff baseball is always exciting, but when you get to play big games in big venues it becomes even more exciting. During Northwestern’s run to states they’ve been able to play games on some pretty big stages. It started with a regular season game at Scranton’s PNC Field, home of the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. From there, they reached the district semifinals with a win at Lehigh University’s Legacy Park. The finale, their first District 11 championship since 1989, came at...