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Hawks hand Parkland second loss; Whitehall picks up first win

Saturday, September 15, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic-Parkland

The Hawks came back from an early 13-0 deficit to beat Parkland 24-16.

Bethlehem Catholic (3-1) outscored the Trojans 17-0 in the second half and 24-3 in the final three quarters. The Trojans (2-2) only points after the first quarter was a 48-yard field goal by Devin Bartholomew late in the first half.

Nicholas Lucien (4 receptions, 155 yards) caught a pair of touchdown catches for the Hawks, while Paul Carreras (3 carries, 73 yards) ran for...

Girls volleyball beats Blue Raiders

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SAM MATTA in Sports

Tamaqua girls’ volleyball team pushed every button it could get its hands on Wednesday evening against Northwestern.

By the time nightfall had hit the Northwestern Lehigh School District campus, the hosts were celebrating a 3-2 victory over the Blue Raiders.

Northwestern Lehigh came back more times than one of those Walking Dead creatures on the AMC channel.

“They battle,” said a gleaming Northwestern Lehigh coach Alexandra Ashburne. “They play with so much energy and...

Tigers fall in overtime

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Northwestern had the defending league champs on the ropes Friday night. The Tigers took an early led and never let Palisades in front through four quarters.

In the end, they came one play away from handing the Pirates their first Colonial League loss since Sept. 16 of 2016. When the Tigers failed to convert their two-point conversion attempt in overtime, Palisades had it’s 18th straight league win, 35-34.

While the loss certainly stings, the Tigers know didn’t play their best...

Tigers will try to bounce back against Wilson

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Last week, the Wilson Warriors were looking to grab their first win of the season against Salisbury.

They were trailing 14-7 in the fourth quarter when Salisbury’s Weston Schaffer picked off a pass and returned it 47 yards to give the Falcons some breathing room as they handed the Warriors their third straight loss in a 21-7 game.

The Warriors hung with Northern Lehigh for a while in the season opener and then were blown out by Palisades in week two. Last week, facing another...

Harriers compete at DeSales

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Over her first three seasons, Maddie Consuelos has been one of the top runners on her team and in the Colonial League.

This year she’s added a new strength to her game as the Northwestern girls cross country team tries to defend the league title it won last year and return to the state championships.

The Tigers had one of their first big tests of the season Saturday at the 30th Annual Centaur Invitational at DeSales University. Consuelos employed a strategy she’s been working...

Week 2 Football: Freedom takes down Parkland

Sunday, September 9, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Both Lehigh Valley high school leagues featured battles of unbeaten teams this week.

In the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, Freedom earned a 21-20 win over Parkland. In the Colonial League, Notre Dame (Green Pond) outlasted Northwestern in overtime, 35-34.

Here are recaps of some of this week’s games. For more, see this week’s issues of the Lehigh Valley Press.

Parkland-Freedom

Two undefeated Eastern Pennsylvania Conference went head to head and the Patriots came...

Week 3 features strong run games

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Anyone who has watched high school football scores roll in the first couple weeks of the season knows just how potent the Palisades offense has been. The Pirates put up 49 points against Palmerton and then 61 against Wilson. It’s easy to say that the Northwestern defense is going to be the toughest Palisades has faced so far, which is where the challenge lies for the Tigers.

The good news is that defenses don’t have to worry much about a passing game when it comes to Palisades. They’...

Tigers down Falcons 28-14

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For a while, it looked like Northwestern was just going to completely roll over Salisbury in week two of high school football. The Tigers scored on their first three possessions to take a 21-0 lead but then saw the Falcons toughen up. In the end, Northwestern took the bus ride home with a 28-14 win and a 2-0 start to the season.

Nick Henry was the story of the night for the Tigers as he picked up his second straight 100-plus-yard rushing performance by picking up 162 yards on the...

Girls soccer pulls out 4-2 win

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern head coach Kelly Bleam made a few defensive adjustments late in the first half of Tuesday’s match against Salisbury. It very well might have kept the Tigers unbeaten on the young season and got Northwestern off to a solid start in league play.

Senior forward Sara Hathaway played an important role in the win. Hathaway notched her second hat trick in as many games, scoring three goals as Northwestern (2-0 overall, 1-0 in Colonial League) downed Salisbury, 4-2.

“We...

Seyfried scores four goals to beat Falcons

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The heat from Sam Seyfried’s foot challenged the heat of the day Tuesday as the Northwestern boys soccer team opened up defense of its Colonial League and District 11 Championships with a 7-1 win over Salisbury.

Seyfried, a senior, scored four goals in the game to pace the Tigers.

As the two teams rallied back and forth to start the game, you could see Northwestern figure things out and go to work. Just 17-minutes into the game, Seyfried scored his first goal and from there,...