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Football Roundup: Trojans top Zephyrs

Saturday, September 30, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland remained one of two undefeated teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win over Whitehall Friday night. The other EPC unbeaten, Bethlehem Catholic, plays a Saturday evening game.

Palisades is still the only Colonial League team without a loss after rolling to a win over Salisbury.

Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action. For more see this week’s Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.


The Trojans overcame an early deficit to...

Football visits Saucon Valley on Friday

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern has put together two strong games in a row after a dismal start to the season. The result is a chance to reach the .500-mark if they can get a win against a tough Saucon Valley team Friday night on the road.

The Tigers looked like their old selves last week against Pen Argyl, putting up 43 points and getting strong performances from both the offense and the defense. The victory came on the heels of a road win at Wilson the week before where they needed to pull the game...

Tigers make it two in a row

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern’s offense came into week five averaging just over 175 yards per game of total offense, the lowest in the Colonial League. For the second week in a row though, the offense was productive, with Deven Bollinger crossing the 200-yard mark in passing for the second straight week.

That and a defense that seems to be finding its groove helped lead the Tigers (2-3) to a 43-14 win over Pen Argyl (0-5) on Homecoming Night at Tiger Stadium.

Bollinger spread the ball around as...

Lady Tigers suffer first Colonial League defeat

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

By most standards, the Northwestern girls soccer team having a very successful season. The Tigers head into this week at 5-1-1 in the Colonial League and 10-1-1 overall, having already clinched a spot in districts.

That doesn’t mean that everything is going perfectly, as pointed out by a 2-1 loss to Salisbury last week on the Tigers’ home field.

It had been a long time, perhaps as long as 15 years, since the Falcons made the trip to New Tripoli and left with a win.


Golfers take third at league championship

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Northwestern golf team took third place in Monday’s Colonial League Championships.

Tyler Wiik, Mason Vogwill and Joey Frey led the way as the three Tigers each shot 86 to tie for 13th place.

“I feel like I hit the ball fairly well,” said Wiik, a senior who was playing in the tournament for the fourth time. “I missed a lot of greens on my second shots. I putted and chipped fairly good. It’s mostly just my first and second shots that got me in trouble today.

“I started...

Boys soccer tops Falcons to stay unbeaten

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern boys soccer head coach Nate Hunsicker doesn’t have much to complain about with this year’s squad. And after a bit of a slow start during last week’s game against Salisbury, much of the same could have been said the way the Tigers closed out the game.

After a scoreless first half between the two sides, Hunsicker and the Tigers tweaked a few things on Salisbury’s home turf. It resulted in three second-half goals, and Northwestern (12-0 overall, 7-0 in Colonial League)...

High School Football Roundup: Hawks’ Clements throws for 372 yards in win over Liberty

Saturday, September 23, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The high school football season has hit the halfway mark. Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic remained unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with wins Friday night.

In the Colonial League, Northwestern routed Pen Argyl for its second straight win this season.


The Hornets posted their first shut out of the season with a 35-0 win over Northampton.

Sone Ntoh rushed for a pair of Emmaus touchdowns while piling up 125 yards on 18 18 carries....

Field hockey outlasts Salisbury

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern field hockey team knew that Salisbury would provide some difficult competition Saturday night, but the Tigers found out just how tough the Lady Falcons could be when they pushed the game to overtime before Northwestern left with a 2-1 win.

The two teams battled through over 25 minutes of scoreless field hockey before Northwestern went up 1-0 on a goal by Sydney Derr off an assist from Allie Costa. While the goal held up as the only one of the first half, Salisbury...

Tiger golf team shows depth

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by RICH STRACK in Sports

Five percent.

According to the National Golf Foundation, that’s the amount of adult golfers who average under an 80 score on a par-72 course.

At present, the Northwestern High School golf teamis easily exceeding that percentage.

“This year we have four players who shoot in the seventies, and four others who can score in the eighties,” said Tiger golf coach Tim Miller, now in his seventh season with the program.

Miller is the golf pro at Olde Homestead Golf Club in...

Football gets season’s first win

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern football head coach Josh Snyder called last Saturday’s game at Wilson the start of a new season. Not because it was the Tigers’ first game of 2017, but it’s the first time the squad has been near full strength for quite some time.

The Tigers welcomed back a number of players after early-season suspensions and injuries left the roster somewhat depleted.

Down five points in the fourth quarter, Northwestern took the lead with seven minutes to play, and then held off...