Northwestern Press

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Hornets pull out late win

Saturday, September 1, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The second Friday night of the high school football season saw Emmaus pull out a big win, Northampton get its first East Penn Conference North Division victory and a rare Thursday night game in the Colonial League.


The Red Rovers pulled away late for a 55-21 win over Whitehall.

Easton had a six-point lead at halftime and extended it with five second-half touchdowns.

Harold Reynolds ran for 186 and three touchdowns on 19 carries, while quarterback...

Bollinger’s five scores help overcome NDGP

Friday, August 31, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Devon Bollinger’s first varsity football game was a start at quarterback for Northwestern Lehigh during his freshman year. In his first two seasons he took his share of lumps as the team struggled to find an identity and Bollinger struggled to find a rhythm. Now in his junior season, everything could be coming together for the six-foot, four-inch signal caller.

An offseason regimen designed to increase his speed and agility, combined with a redesigned offensive line that has plenty of...

Golfers earn three early-season wins

Friday, August 31, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Northwestern golf team got its season underway last week and was 2-2 through it’s first four Colonial Leauge matches and 3-2 overall.

Here are some match recaps from the early part of the season.

Tuesday, Aug. 28

Notre Dame ES-


Northwestern picked up a 439-531 nonleague win over Notre Dame East Stroudsburg.

Jake Dellicker led the way for the Tigers with a 79, while Joe Frey carded an 81 and Luke Hallman shot 83. N’western 439, Notre...

Tigers top Crusaders in overtime

Friday, August 31, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With Lehigh grads Phil Stambaugh and Josh Snyder as coaches on opposite sidelines, opening night of the high school football season was made even more special when Notre Dame and Northwestern Lehigh met at Tiger Stadium.

For the Tigers, no matter what the outcome of the game, they were looking to make a statement that their team could run the ball, thanks in no small part to a bigger, stronger, more experienced offensive line. Not only did they make a statement about the ground game,...

Miller looks to climb pro ranks

Friday, August 31, 2018 by TJ ENGLE in Sports

Throughout his years in school, Cole Miller used to have to worry about balancing his time between his academics and the game of golf.

Whether it was at Northwestern Lehigh High Schhol or while he was playing college golf and earning a marketing degree at Penn State University, Miller had to manage his free time between getting his schoolwork done and growing as a competitive golfer.

Now, the Northwestern and Penn State University graduate finds himself with a much lighter load...

Football heads to Salisbury in Week 2

Friday, August 31, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern football team opened the season with a big 42-41 overtime win over Notre Dame last week.

The Tigers now have put that win behind them and are focused on the task at hand in week two, which takes them to Salisbury High School to face the Salisbury Falcons (0-1).

While the Tigers win was a bit of a surprise, the Falcons week one loss to Pen Argyl was also a surprise.

The game came down to the final five seconds when Green Knights quarterback Tadd Barr...

EPC South teams roll on opening night; Tiger win shootout

Friday, August 24, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The East Penn Conference South teams rolled over their North Division counterparts on the opening night of the 2018 football season.

Emmaus, Parkland, Freedom, Bethlehem Catholic, Liberty and Northampton were all part of the big night for South Division teams.

In the Colonial League, Northwestern won a shootout, while Catty dropped its opener.


The Hornets got two touchdowns from each of their senior running backs and couple passing touchdowns from...

Brennan survives, then gives back

Friday, August 24, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The irony is a bit chilling. Perhaps unsettling and alarming even.

On a Sunday back in 1988, Ted Brennan’s father suffered a heart attack in church when he was 51 years old. He didn’t survive.

Nearly 30 years later to the day, and at the same age as his father, Ted suffered one as well.

“I have a family history,” Brennan said. “My father at the age of 51, which I am, on May 15, had a heart attack at church. He didn’t survive. He had my brother right there doing CPR and...

Bulls come back to win BML

Friday, August 24, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Limeport Bulls kept getting knocked down. But they always found a way to get back up.

After facing a 1-0 deficit to top seeded Northampton in the Blue Mountain League championship series, the Bulls fought back to even things up. The Giants took Game 3, and Northampton led for much of the next game, which would have clinched a title for the Giants.

Instead, the Bulls fought back when their backs were against the wall to force a winner-take-all Game 5. With their ace on the...

Invasive mudsnails found in Little Lehigh Creek

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

Our popular Little Lehigh Creek has a problem, according to the PA Fish & Boat Commission. And it’s called mudsnails.

The PFBC says that after confirming the presence of the aquatic invasive species (Potamopyrgus antipodarium) in Little Lehigh Creek, the agency is reminding anglers and boaters that cleaning their gear is the easiest, most effective means of preventing its spread to other waters.

PFBC biologists collected mudsnail specimens this month in the creek west of...