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Fatzinger takes over Tiger baseball team

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The 2017 baseball season is set to begin next week for the Northwestern high school team.

The Tigers will take on Palisades Monday to open the season. Their first home game is slated for Tuesday, April 5 against Southern Lehigh.

The weather already has the team behind. A pair of nonleague games were postponed against Blue Mountain and Tamaqua.

Here’s a look at this year’s Northwestern varsity baseball team.

NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN ... Bob Fatzinger will take over the...

Lehigh Valley splits key series with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Sunday, March 26, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

As the Lehigh Valley Phantoms prepared for a key home-and-home series against rival and division-leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, it was easy to spot the optimists from the pessimists.

The optimists looked back at last Wednesday’s 5-4 overtime loss to Syracuse and pointed to picking up a crucial point in the loss. The pessimists pointed to leaving a point on the table as the season starts to wind its way down toward what figures to be a pretty exciting conclusion.

In Friday night...

HOOPS - Only BC girls survive Saturday’s action

Sunday, March 19, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Katie McDonald will have more on the team’s state run in the March 22 issue of the Bethlehem Press.

The NHS girls lost to Boyertown 56-55 on Saturday as Abby Kapp hit a clutch three-pointer with just 17 second left in the game.

The Kids would start out well in this game taking a 14-9 lead after one and extending it to 30-24 heading into the half. But a strong second half by Boyertown saw them chip away at the lead, cutting it to just 44-42 heading into the third quarter.


Clymer gets ‘next best thing’

Sunday, March 19, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Caleb Clymer’s next best thing is pretty good.

Though the Northwestern junior didn’t get his ultimate goal of a state title, Clymer still left the PIAA Wrestling Championships with plenty to be proud of.

Clymer capped a stellar tournament with a third-place finish, his second straight medal in the Class 2A event.

After a loss in the quarterfinals, Clymer battled through the consolation bracket, winning three straight matches to reach the 152-pound third-place bout, where...

George gets back to form in big meet

Sunday, March 19, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern’s Rhys George suffered an unfortunate concussion in November that forced him to miss two months of gymnastics. It was a setback that wasn’t easy to deal with, but he’s now back to what he knows best.

George recently showed that he’s returned to his old form. In the annual Brian Babcock Memorial at Parkettes, he placed in the top 10 gymnasts out of 50 Level 9 males in the all around during the three-day event in early February.

It was the 18th straight year...

HOOPS - Three LVP teams advance in states

Friday, March 17, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Three Lehigh Valley Press teams moved on in state play Thursday night and will continue their quest for a state title.

The Emmaus boys knocked off Harrisburg 64-61 in a game that was supposed to be played Wednesday night. The Hornets got off to a nice start leading 19-13 after one and 32-22 heading into halftime. But Harrisburg would cut the lead to just 44-43 after three quarters before a close fourth quarter of action left Emmaus out in front in the end.

David Kachelries...

STATE WRESTLING UPDATE Hawks advance ten to Day 2

Friday, March 10, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s Mikey Labriola and Northampton’s Julian Chlebove both continued their treks to a second straight state championship Thursday night during the opening round of the PIAA 3A wrestling tournament.

Labriola won his opening bout by fall over Britain Shields of Big Spring with a fall in :34 seconds.

Labriola is one of four Hawks heading to Friday’s quarterfinals, as Ryan Anderson (126), Jarred Papcsy (132) and Niko Camacho (HWT) look to move through the bracket....

Article By: Mike Haines

Friday, March 10, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Northwestern and Catasuauquq both have wrestlers still alive in the state wrestling tournament as of Friday morning. Two of the Tigers’ four qualifiers and the Rough Riders’ only wrestler at states were all making their way through the consolation bracket on the second day of competition at Hershey’s Giant Center.

Northwestern’s Caleb Clymer (152) opened the tournament with an 8-4 decision over Wyalusing’s Josh Haley before falling to Liggonier Valley’s Robby Patrick, 5-3 in a...

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...