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Girls take down ACC

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Northwestern isn’t the only team to find Central Catholic to be a nemesis in the district playoffs. The seven-time state champs have ended a lot of teams’ seasons over the years.

This year’s Lady Tiger basketball team didn’t want to be added to that long list.

Northwestern withstood a second-half Vikettes comeback before leaving Northern Lehigh High School with a 52-41 win Saturday in the District 11 girls Class 4A quarterfinals.

“This is my 17th year coaching here and...

Two Dellickers wrestle into regional round

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern’s Jake Dellicker pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the District 11 Class 2A Wrestling Tournament on Friday night when he took down top-seeded Mikey Myers of Williams Valley.

On Saturday night, he was standing on the podium with a silver medal around his neck and his ticket to regionals punched.

Dellicker, who placed second in the 113-pound weight class, is one of three Tigers to earn medals at Liberty High School. And his brother—Will Dellicker—will join Jake...

Tigers top Tamaqua, fall to Central Catholic

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh had open looks and put up good shots early in its semifinal matchup with Allentown Central Catholic Tuesday night, but the shots just weren’t falling. That led to some frustration and before long, the Tigers were getting impatient and taking ill-advised shots. Add to that some early defensive struggles and it’s a recipe for disaster, which is exactly what happened in the 66-41 loss to the Vikings.

The loss sends the No. 6 seed Tigers into the District 11 Class 4A...

Girls fall to SL in league semifinals

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Things got off to a rough start for the Northwestern girls basketball team in its semifinal game against Southern Lehigh last week. Things only got worse as the game went on.

For the second game in a row, Northwestern (20-4) was in early foul trouble and turned the ball over at an unusually high rate. The result was a 55-18 loss to the Lady Spartans, who went on to play Notre Dame-Green Pond (21-2) in the Colonial League championship game.

After jumping out to a 4-0 lead,...

Dellickers add to family tradition

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

In just a few days we’ll be talking about who is moving on to regionals.

District champions will be crowned, and the field will be thinned as the 2018-19 high school wrestling season moves one week closer to its conclusion at the state tournament in Hershey.

The prospect of seeing his season continue beyond districts is almost all Will Dellicker can think about.

But the Northwestern senior is more excited about doing it with brothers Jake and Eli.

For the first...

Weather alters Colonial, EPC hoop schedules

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Colonial League and East Penn Conference playoff schedules for basketball were pushed back due to weather and school closings this week.

Tonight’s games (Thursday, Feb. 14) are as follows for the Colonial League:

Catasauqua High School

5:45 p.m.- Girls #1 Notre Dame-Green Pond vs. #4 Bangor

7:30 p.m. - Boys #1 Moravian Academy vs. #4 Bangor

Whitehall High School

6 p.m. - Girls #2 Southern Lehigh vs. #3 Northwestern Lehigh

7:45 p.m. - Boys...

Tigers top Lions to advance

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the third time this season, the Northwestern girls basketball team will face its nemesis, the Southern Lehigh Spartans.

This time, the game will have even more meaning as the two teams meet in the semifinals of the Colonial League playoffs.

As the number-two seed in the tournament, the Lady Spartans (19-3) had a bye through the quarterfinals, while Northwestern downed Moravian Academy 61-29.

The semifinal, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed...

Yadush reaches career milestone

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Some players reach milestone scoring achievements in their careers because they always are the one putting up shots. Put up enough shots and with a good enough skill level, you’ll get to 1,000.

Others are pretty much the only offensive choice for a team and they have to shoot the ball often. Neither of those apply to Northwestern senior Sam Yadush, who recently reached the 1,000-point plateau for Northwestern Lehigh.

Yadush believes in having a supporting cast and recognizes...

Boys turn attention to districts

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Teams that miss their league playoffs can always sit down, look back at the season and find a game or two that they let slip away. The Northwestern Tigers aren’t doing that. They are looking at the fact that they qualified for play in the District 11 playoffs and could still have a lot of basketball left to play.

“The regular season ended Wednesday night and we brought them in Thursday to talk to them,” said Tiger head coach Billy Hallman. “They were disappointed, but we made...

EPC, Colonial announces tourney matchups

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference and Colonial League announced matchups for their respective league tournaments, which start Friday.

In the EPC, the Bethlehem Catholic boys get the top seed and will host eight-seed Easton at 7:30 p.m. Emmaus earns the second seed and will host Central at 6 p.m.

Freedom takes the fifth seed and will travel to Nazareth for a 7:30 p.m. game while Allen sneaked in on the final night of play to earn the sixth seed and a date at Pocono Mountain East for a 7...