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Boys pick up pair of wins after 0-3 start

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh is back on track in boys basketball.

After an 0-3 start, the Tigers have picked up wins over Brandywine Heights (6-1 overall) and Moravian Academy (3-2 overall, 2-2 Colonial League). The wins came after a near-miss against Southern Lehigh last Friday night when the Spartans came from behind to down Northwestern 62-58.

Against Southern Lehigh (5-1, 4-0), the Tigers had three players in double-digits in scoring, with Nick Henry (19), Deven Bollinger (13) and...

Lady Tigers win four in a row

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh girls basketball team beat Lehighton 62-33 Saturday, winning its fourth straight after dropping its first two games of the season by a total of just eight points. Since then, the Tigers’ four wins have had an average margin of victory of just under 25 points per game.

Freshman Paige Sevrain put up 23 points against the Indians, which she said was a personal high for her at any level of basketball. Sevrain has made quite a statement in her first six varsity...

Bonus points propel NW

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Northwestern wrestling head coach Jim Moll found himself focusing on the unknown heading into his team’s Colonial League opener on Tuesday.

The Tigers provided their head coach with some clarity.

A convincing 47-21 victory over Palmerton gave Moll and Northwestern a glimpse into what the team is capable of.

“I was nervous,” said Moll. “It’s the first dual meet. You don’t what you have. They (Palmerton) didn’t wrestle at all over the weekend, so we had no idea what they...

Girls pick up first win of season

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern girls basketball team came crawling out of its cage this season, losing both of its nonleague openers this season before beating Saucon Valley Monday night to gain its first win of the season.

The slow start wasn’t entirely surprising because of the fact that the team has a number of young players on its roster who are being asked to step into big roles for the team. Head coach Chris Deutsch admits there was some frustration through the first two games, but also...

Saucon Valley tops Tigers in opener

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern boys basketball team had to sit idly by through the opening weekend of the high school basketball season and wait until Monday to get onto the court. Unfortunately, their debut came up short in a 45-38 loss to Saucon Valley. Much of the night was spent with Northwestern shots looking like they might fall only to take a wrong bounce and avoid going through the net.

The Panthers (1-1 overall, 1-0 Colonial) opened a 7-0 lead to start the game, with Northwestern not...

Grapplers look to capture West Division

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Harrison Bernard knows what it’s like to stand on the medal stand at the District 11 tournament. He also knows what it’s like to come up short.

The Tiger senior placed fourth at districts two years ago, but last year he came up short in a highly competitive 138-pound weight class, going 2-2 at districts.

“It was kind of a wake-up call that I have to put in more work if I want to do better this year,” Bernhard said. “I have to not use it as an excuse that there were good kids in...

Tigers look to compete for CL title

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh boys basketball team had a lot of experience on last year’s squad that reached the state playoffs. The down side to that is that the Tigers graduated five players from that team.

The good news is that there is still a solid nucleus of experience for them to draw from since they still have six seniors on this year’s team that opens play Monday at Saucon Valley.

Even with the remaining experience, the team has some deep losses to overcome this season. Gone...

Girls must replace top two scorers

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh girls basketball coach Chris Deutsch isn’t the type to look to put a good spin on what he thinks of his team.

He’s always positive about his players, but when things aren’t quite where they need to be, he’s not going to look the other way and try to make it all look shiny and good.

Through a couple of scrimmages against tough teams like Easton, Nazareth, Pottsgrove and Wilson, Deutsch has seen some things that need to be fixed. And with the season opening up...

Shields found what he wanted at Moravian

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When Matt Shields looked around for colleges, he ultimately decided to stick fairly close to home and attend a school that had a good business management program and a good football team to be a part of. He found all that he was looking for when he committed to playing at Moravian after graduating from Northwestern Lehigh in 2016.

Now, his football career as a Greyhound is over after a season-ending loss to rival Muhlenberg this past Saturday and he’s closing in on graduation next...

Tigers bounced back from season-opening loss

Thursday, November 21, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh football season got underway with a disappointing loss to Notre Dame (Green Pond) on the road.

From there though, the Tigers got on a roll that carried them to a share of the Colonial League championship and deep into districts where only a pair of bad calls kept them from reaching the district championship.

Over the next five weeks, Northwestern ran through the schedule by beating its opponents by a combined score of 205-64 as the Tigers put themselves...