Northwestern Press

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Tigers fall in CL baseball title game

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by ROD HECKMAN in Sports

Northwestern’s reputation as an excellent fastball-hitting team is widely recognized.

In fact, it’s so well known that Notre Dame bypassed starting its ace in Thursday’s Colonial League championship game.

Instead of handing the ball to league MVP and first team all-star pitcher, Steven Luke, Crusaders head coach Michael Bedics went in a different direction.

That move, along with a clutch single from cleanup hitter Ben Gormley, led to a 2-1 victory and the team’s second...

Welch pitches Tigers into title game

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by BRAD HURLEY in Sports

Despite having some time off between its last regular season game and the Colonial League semifinals, the Northwestern baseball team didn’t show signs of rust in its postseason opener last week against Southern Lehigh.

Northwestern pitcher Carter Welch allowed just two hits and got run support from his teammates in a 6-1 win over the Spartans at Lehigh County Community College.

After allowing a hit in the first, Welch didn’t let up another hit until the seventh, helping the...

Softball ousted by hot Palmerton pitcher

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lady Tiger softball team sat through rainy weather waiting to see who it would play in the Colonial League semifinals. Palmerton and Wilson finally got the chance to play, with the Blue Bombers coming out on top to advance to the semis and a meeting with Northwestern Lehigh.

As the top seed in the tournament, Northwestern was a favorite. The teams split their two regular season meetings with the Tigers winning the last matchup after dropping a 6-1 game early in the season.

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Softball team earns top seed in league

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

As the top-seeded softball team in the Colonial League playoffs, the Lady Tigers had to sit back and wait this past weekend while four other teams battled in the wild card round of the Colonial League playoffs. Little did they know that their layoff would be as long as it has, with rain wiping out games early this week.

The result is that Northwestern Lehigh hasn’t played since it beat Catasauqua last Wednesday on Senior Day.

On that day, everything was functioning as it should...

Tigers top Catty in finale

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

A number of players from Northwestern Lehigh made the trip to Lehigh Carbon Community College this past Saturday to size up the competition and watch the two wild card games.

They saw Notre Dame down Palmerton to advance to play Wilson and watched as Southern Lehigh beat Saucon Valley 11-4, setting up a semifinal game between the Spartans and Tigers.

With rains wiping out games early in the week, the Tigers have had a longer layoff than expected. That can make a difference...

Girls relay earns gold at CL Championships

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Northwestern girls’ 4x800 relay team knows how much distance they separated themselves from the rest of the Colonial League with its seed time throughout the regular season.

During Day 1 of last week’s Colonial League Track and Field Championships at Whitehall High School, the Lady Tigers proved how superior of a group they are. Northwestern’s foursome of Madeline Consuelos, Allison Costa, Sarah Supplee and Alyssa Zack placed first in the 4x800 relay event in a time of 9:42.55,...

Rain alters softball playoffs

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Rain is once again altering league playoff schedules in the area. This time, Colonial League and EPC softball playoff games have been pushed back from Tuesday to Wednesday.

In the Colonial League, Notre Dame will take on Bangor at Pates Park at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by the Northwestern-Palmerton game at 7 p.m. League finals are still scheduled for Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at Pates Park.

In the EPC, Parkland will take on Freedom at Nazareth on Wednesday, May 15, at 5...

Rain forcing changes to district, league events

Monday, May 13, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Heavy rains are forcing the East Penn Conference and Colonial League to alter their league playoffs, and there was also a change to the District 11 track and field meet scheduled for this week.

Districts

The District 11 track and field meet scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday of this week has been pushed back a day. The meet will now take place Wednesday and Thursday, May 15 and 16, at Whitehall High School. Event schedules will remain the same with Tuesday’s events moving to...

SL avenges early-seaeon loss

Thursday, May 2, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In the third game of the season, Northwestern traveled down Route 309 to challenge Southern Lehigh. The Lady Tigers came away with a 12-1 win and it was perceived as somewhat of an early message that Northwestern (14-3 overall, 11-2 Colonial) was going to be very good this season.

The two teams met again recently and this time it was Southern Lehigh that delivered a message with an 8-3 win.

The Lady Spartans (13-4, 11-3) came out swinging and put up four runs in the first...

Girls lax makes progress during inaugural season

Friday, April 26, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern girls lacrosse head coach Lissa Opolsky has always remained optimistic during her field hockey coaching days. And that hasn’t change in her first season leading the Lady Tigers’ girls lacrosse program.

Opolsky and the Tigers expected the 2019 spring season to be a challenging one, considering the fact the sport has only been around at the youth level for a few years in New Tripoli. Despite the losses on the field, including a tough stretch as of late, Northwestern is...