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Four NW players selected as Via All-Stars

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The 45th Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic is set for Saturday, March 28 at Northampton Community College.

Super Saturday will include four all-star basketball games featuring the top senior players from the Lehigh Valley area. It begins at 10:30 a.m. with the North vs. South girls game, followed by their boys counterparts at noon.

Four Northwestern player were selected to participate in the event.

From the Tiger girls team, Gabriella Giese, Mackenzie Hess and...

PIAA suspends winter postseason

Sunday, March 15, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has postponed winter sports playoffs for a minimum of two weeks, according to a statement it released today.

The PIAA basketball playoffs were heading into the quarterfinals this weekeend.

The PIAA Swimming Diving Championships, held at Bucknell University, started Wednesday with Class 3A events. Half of the 3A events were completed Wednesday, including boys diving, which was won by two-time state champ Brendan McCourt of...

Bernhard, Haverkamp compete in regional wrestling tourney

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Two Northwestern senior wrestlers competed in the PIAA Southeast Regional Tournament last weekend at Freedom High School in Bethlehem.

Wrestling at 145 pounds, the Tigers’ Harrison Bernhard dropped his opening bout 12-4 to Michael Duggan of Boiling Springs.

Bernhard bounced back to beat Nick Bratspis (Lower Moreland) 4-3 in his first consolation match. He stayed alive with a win over Northern Lehigh’s Trevor Amorim in the next round of consolations, earning the 100th win of his...

Two Tigers swim in districts

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Two swimmers from Northwestern Lehigh competed in the District 11 Swimming and Diving Championship this past weekend at Parkland High School. Dillon Scott and Annikka Stangil each competed in two events.

Scott won a bronze medal in the 500-yard freestyle, finishing just .63 seconds behind silver medalist Ryan Evert of North Schuylkill. The Tiger senior missed the medal podium in Friday’s 200-yard individual medley, but he didn’t come away empty-handed.

Scott garnered the John...

Boys’ comeback falls short

Thursday, February 27, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If we learned anything about the Northwestern Lehigh basketball team this season it was that you can’t give up on the Tigers even when things don’t seem to be going in their favor.

Northwestern almost pulled off another come from behind win against Bethlehem Catholic Friday night, but in the end, the Golden Hawks were able to hang on and stretch out their lead late in the game for a 56-39 win in the District 11 4A quarterfinals.

The Hawks came out firing and went up 6-0 before...

Bernhard, Haverkamp qualify for SE Regional

Thursday, February 27, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Before his senior season Ryan Haverkamp always wrestled one or two weight classes from where he wanted to. But in 2019-20, the line up opened up and he was able to find just the right spot.

He entered last weekend’s District 11 Championships as the No. 6 seed at 182 after posting a 20-12 record in the regular season.

A loss in the quartefinal round sent Haverkamp to the consolation bracket. But he won three straight bouts to reach the third-place match while securing a place in...

Boys prepare for Becahi

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When the Northwestern Lehigh boys take to the court Friday night at Whitehall High School, it will have been 17 days since they played their final regular season game.

At that point, the team was worn down physically and the flu was starting to take its toll on some of the players. Emotionally, the Tigers were worn down a little as well, having come up short on making the Colonial League playoffs.

The Tigers spent their time off getting healthy, with coach Billy Hallman...

Tigers fall in CL semi

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

A furious comeback highlighted by a parade of three-pointers nearly brought Northwestern Lehigh back from a 13-point deficit, but ultimately it was Moravian Academy that held on for a 49-45 win over the Lady Tigers in the Colonial League semifinal game played at Catasauqua High School last week.

Things went badly for the Lady Tigers early on as senior Sydney Sevrain fell to the court along with a player from Moravian Academy. As trainers ran out, Sevrain clutched her left leg before...

Girls meet familiar foe in ACC

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After battling back, but coming up just short of advancing past the quarterfinals in the Colonial League tournament, the Northwestern Lehigh girls basketball team is looking forward to returning to the court in districts.

Once again, the Tigers have drawn Central Catholic (12-9) in the quarterfinals, with the Lady Tigers (18-4) being a four-seed and the Vikettes the fifth-seed.

A district game against Central Catholic is becoming almost an annual event for Northwestern. The two...

Allen, Bethlehem Catholic win EPC titles; SL, Notre Dame take Colonial League crowns

Saturday, February 15, 2020 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Four top-seeded teams earned league basketball championships this week as tournaments were completed in both the East Penn Conference and Colonial League.

In the EPC title games, Allen boys beat Liberty and Bethlehem Catholic girls held off Nazareth Thursday night at the PPL Center. In the Colonial League, Southern Lehigh upended Bangor for the boys title and Notre Dame (Green Pond) took down Moravian Academy for the girls championship Friday at Freedom High School.

The No. 1...