Northwestern Press

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ACC knocks out NW on last-second shot

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It was about the most heartbreaking way a season could come to an end.

With Northwestern and Central Catholic tied last week and the final seconds of their District 11 Class 4A semifinal winding down, the Vikettes Diana Kocsis launched a last-second three-pointer that found its way through the basket to give her a team a 31-28 win.

The victory extended Central Catholic’s season into the district title game and the state playoffs, while the Tigers’ season came to an end with the...

Tigers send four to Hershey

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

There were no titles for the Northwestern wrestling team coming out of the Southeast Regional Tournament. But the Tigers left Wilson West Lawn High School with much more.

With two wrestlers in the championship finals, and two more placing in the top six, Northwestern came away from the regional tournament with four wrestlers advancing to this week’s PIAA Championships.

Baily Wehr (120) and Caleb Clymer (152) advanced to the championship finals this past Saturday and finished...

Rex makes most of opportunity

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Opportunities often are what one makes of them.

For Colin Rex, it was the chance of a lifetime.

When North Schuylkill’s Mason Madden-Edwards, the District 11 runner-up at 132 pounds, was unable to compete at last weekend’s Southeast Regional Tournament due to injury, it created an opening for Rex, who was the alternate after placing fifth at districts.

Rex seized the moment.

With a sixth-place finish in the Class 2A regional event, the Northwestern junior punched...

Whitehall’s Buskirk football scholar athlete winner

Monday, March 6, 2017 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

Like father, like sons.

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation held its 56th annual Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday.

Hundreds of athletes, families, friends, and coaches packed the Northampton Community Center to officially culminate the 2016-17 season and find out which high school student would be awarded one of the season’s highest individual accolades.

One scholar athlete was chosen from 33 area high schools to become the 2017 scholar athlete...

Regional Wrestling Tournament: Hawks win title, send 10 to states

Sunday, March 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The PIAA Regional Wrestling Championships were held Friday and Saturday. District 11 grapplers competed in the Class 3A Northeast Regional at Liberty High School and the Class 2A Southeast Regional at Reading’s Wilson-West Lawn High School.

The top four finishers in 3A earned a trip to the state championships, which begin Thursday at Hershey’s Giant Center. Class 2A’s top six regional finishers will move on to states.

Bethlehem Catholic crowned four district champs and will...

Parkland girls, Emmaus boys take titles; Hurricanes sweep boys relays

Sunday, March 5, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The District 11 swimming championships were held Friday and Saturday. Champions in each event earned automatic qualification for the state meet, which will be held March 15-18 at Bucknell University.

The following is a recap of district champions from Lehigh Valley Press area teams, including a few district record-breakers. For more about the meet see this week’s issues of the Press.

Class 3A

The Parkland girls and Emmaus boys teams won district titles with both teams...

D-11 games a hit at PPL Center

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

History was made at the PPL Center on Wednesday night and it wasn’t the Phantoms or a star-studded concert this time.

A paid attendance of 7,630 sold out the area for the boys District 11 6A semifinal games featuring Emmaus vs. Pocono Mountain West and Parkland vs. Allen. It was a District 11 record, according to many. The PPL Center’s Twitter account credited the “over 8,000 fans” who came out for the game for a great atmosphere, while the District 11 Twitter account posted a photo “...

Clymer tastes gold again

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Caleb Clymer is back on top.

After tasting gold as a freshman but fighting through an injury-plagued sophomore season, the Northwestern junior returned to the top step of the podium Saturday at the District 11 Class 2A Wrestling tournament. Clymer knocked off Pen Argyl’s Chase Anklam with a 7-0 decision to win the 152-pound title.

Clymer established a high standard as a freshman with a district title at 138 pounds as the fifth seed — a win that came by fall.

Despite a...

District Basketball roundup: Iorio carries Parkland past Mounties

Sunday, February 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

District 11 basketball quarterfinals wrapped up on Saturday with Lehigh Valley Press area teams competing in boys Class 6A and 3A games.

Here’s a look at the results and next round match ups in both brackets.

For more about you local teams see this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press.


Class 6A

Sam Iorio scored 39 points to lead No. 4 seed Parkland to a 63-54 win over No. 5 Stroudsburg.

The senior scored 18 points in a decisive...

D-11 Wrestling Roundup: Eight from LVP area earn gold

Sunday, February 26, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic had 11 place-winners and earned the team title at Saturday’s District 11 Class 3 Wrestling Championships at Liberty High School.

The following is a team-by-team recap of the top finishers from Lehigh Valley Press-area teams. For more about your local teams pick up a copy of this week’s Press.


Bethlehem Catholic

The Golden Hawks had two champions, 10 regional qualifiers and 11 place winners to edge Nazareth 240-223 in the team points...