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Green Knights visit New Tripoli Friday

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The bus ride home from Wilson Area High School must have been enjoyable for the Northwestern football team last Saturday. After a tough 0-3 start to the season, the Tigers traveled to Wilson and after a hard-fought game against the Warriors, returned home with a 29-26 win, allowing the team to breath a lot easier.

“I think everybody, from the players and the coaches, the parents, even the band felt a lot better after that game,” said coach Josh Snyder. “It really did ease things a...

Article By: Mike Haines

Saturday, September 16, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

A week before the high school football season hits the halfway mark, some playoff races are starting to take shape. Whitehall kept itself among the top of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win Friday night, while Liberty also stayed in the hunt by beating Northampton.


The Zephyrs cruised to a 41-13 win over Liberty.

Ethan Parvel passed for 172 yards and rushed for 103 yards in the win. He threw two touchdown passes and ran for three scores to...

Volleyball proves it can compete with top teams

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Tuesday undoubtedly would be the biggest test of the young season for the Northwestern volleyball team as it hit the road against Southern Lehigh.

The scoreboard may not have reflected a win for the Lady Tigers, but head coach Lexi Ashburne is aware that her team can compete with the area’s best.

Southern Lehigh used an 11-0 spurt to put away the first set en route to its 3-0 win over Northwestern. While the Lady Tigers (3-2) competed and hung with the Spartans late in the...

IronPigs end season in playoffs

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a six-game winning streak put the Lehigh Valley IronPigs into the playoffs, a seventh straight win gave them a 1-0 lead in their best-of-five divisional series against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Unfortunately, that wase their last win of the season as the RailRiders went on to take the next three games to advance to the Governor’s Cup Finals in the International League.

The Pigs weren’t helped by what a video replay showed to be a bad call in game four of the series.


Pirates power past Northwestern

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Friday night was somewhat of a David versus Goliath issue for Northwestern. The Tigers took the long trip to Kintnersville to put their young group of players up against Palisades, which has looked like a Colonial League title contender through it’s first two games of the season. The outcome was a 46-0 loss for Northwestern, dropping the Tigers to 0-3 on the season.

The Pirates never left much doubt as to their approach. They ran the ball over and over again, mixing in just five...

Consuelos places fourth at DeSales

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Most high school runners only visit DeSales’ hilly course once a year, when the local area teams meet up for the annual DeSales Centaur Invitational. Northwestern’s Madelyn Consuelos is a bit more familiar with the course than most, and it showed on Saturday afternoon.

Consuelos, now entering her junior season for the Lady Tigers’ cross country team, was impressive over the weekend. She placed fourth in the 39th Annual DeSales Centaur Invitational, clocking a time of 20:46.94.


Tigers visit 2-1 Wilson on Saturday

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the past couple weeks, Northwestern coach Josh Snyder has been coaching out of necessity rather than being able to run things the way he would like. Injuries and the loss of four other players had him handcuffed by a lack of depth and a remaining roster full of young players who were getting their first taste of varsity football.

This week, as the Tigers travel to Wilson Saturday afternoon, Snyder has gotten five players back that he didn’t have available last week. Wide receiver/...

LV Jr. Bassmasters excel at quad

Monday, September 11, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Junior Bassmasters sent a large contingent of anglers to the recent four-state quad competition in Elk Neck State Park in Maryland.

The event features 48 two-man teams of anglers with over 35 of them from Pennsylvania, which traditionally features some of the most succefull fishermen in the field at this annual event, which also includes Maryland, New Jersey and Delaware anglers.

Several members of the Lehigh Junior Bassmasters had success at the annual event...

Falcons edge Tigers, 7-3

Monday, September 11, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

While the Northwestern defense was able to considerably slow down an impressive Salisbury offense, the Tigers’ own offense had its momentum interrupted throughout the game, resulting in a 7-3 loss to the Falcons last Friday night.

Salisbury, which scored 47 points in its season opener and compiled just over 500 yards of total offense, struggled for yardage in week two against the Tigers. It wasn’t until late in the third quarter that Salisbury got on the board, and that drive was...

Boys soccer earns shut out in opener

Monday, September 11, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Coming off the two best seasons in the history of the program, the Northwestern boys soccer team opened 2017 with a 9-0 win over Wilkes-Barre Meyers Friday morning.

The Tigers went ahead 4-0 in the first half on a pair of early goals by Kenny Gawelko, one from Caleb Danner and another from Noah Meyers.

Meyers was just getting warmed up when he made it 4-0 with 5:17 left in the first half. The senior scored the first three goals of the second half to put his team in front 7-0...