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Girls beat Bulldogs

Thursday, December 26, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh girls basketball team (6-2 overall, 5-0 Colonial) gave themselves an early Christmas present with a tidy six-game winning streak as they downed rival Northern Lehigh (3-3, 2-3) for their sixth straight win.

In the 55-24 win, Ali Lister finished with a game-high 18 points, while Sydney Sevrain scored 11 and Paige Sevrain hit for 10 points in the win.

The week started with a big win over previously undefeated Moravian Academy (4-2, 4-2). The Lady Tigers...

Boys win three straight games

Thursday, December 26, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It has been a season of turnarounds on the basketball court at Northwestern Lehigh. The girls team has won six straight after dropping its first two and the boys team dropped its first three games, but is now on a three-game winning streak to even its overall record at 3-3 and move to 2-3 in the Colonial League on the season.

The turnaround continued this week with Northwestern’s boys team downing Moravian Academy (3-3, 2-3) on Tuesday and Northern Lehigh (0-8, 0-5) by a 47-19 score...

Bollinger commits to Delaware

Thursday, December 26, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

There was no elaborate reveal or last-minute drama.

Deven Bollinger had made up his mind long ago. And the Northwestern senior was certain it was the right choice.

Bollinger made it official Wednesday, signing a national letter of Intent to continue his academic and football career at the University of Delaware. With only one school on his mind, Bollinger needed just one hat in front of him on the table.

“That moment, I don’t get into hats, but that’s kind of the thing...

Lady Tigers win four in a row

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh girls basketball team beat Lehighton 62-33 Saturday, winning its fourth straight after dropping its first two games of the season by a total of just eight points. Since then, the Tigers’ four wins have had an average margin of victory of just under 25 points per game.

Freshman Paige Sevrain put up 23 points against the Indians, which she said was a personal high for her at any level of basketball. Sevrain has made quite a statement in her first six varsity...

Boys pick up pair of wins after 0-3 start

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh is back on track in boys basketball.

After an 0-3 start, the Tigers have picked up wins over Brandywine Heights (6-1 overall) and Moravian Academy (3-2 overall, 2-2 Colonial League). The wins came after a near-miss against Southern Lehigh last Friday night when the Spartans came from behind to down Northwestern 62-58.

Against Southern Lehigh (5-1, 4-0), the Tigers had three players in double-digits in scoring, with Nick Henry (19), Deven Bollinger (13) and...

Bonus points propel NW

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Northwestern wrestling head coach Jim Moll found himself focusing on the unknown heading into his team’s Colonial League opener on Tuesday.

The Tigers provided their head coach with some clarity.

A convincing 47-21 victory over Palmerton gave Moll and Northwestern a glimpse into what the team is capable of.

“I was nervous,” said Moll. “It’s the first dual meet. You don’t what you have. They (Palmerton) didn’t wrestle at all over the weekend, so we had no idea what they...

Girls pick up first win of season

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern girls basketball team came crawling out of its cage this season, losing both of its nonleague openers this season before beating Saucon Valley Monday night to gain its first win of the season.

The slow start wasn’t entirely surprising because of the fact that the team has a number of young players on its roster who are being asked to step into big roles for the team. Head coach Chris Deutsch admits there was some frustration through the first two games, but also...

Saucon Valley tops Tigers in opener

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern boys basketball team had to sit idly by through the opening weekend of the high school basketball season and wait until Monday to get onto the court. Unfortunately, their debut came up short in a 45-38 loss to Saucon Valley. Much of the night was spent with Northwestern shots looking like they might fall only to take a wrong bounce and avoid going through the net.

The Panthers (1-1 overall, 1-0 Colonial) opened a 7-0 lead to start the game, with Northwestern not...

Grapplers look to capture West Division

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Harrison Bernard knows what it’s like to stand on the medal stand at the District 11 tournament. He also knows what it’s like to come up short.

The Tiger senior placed fourth at districts two years ago, but last year he came up short in a highly competitive 138-pound weight class, going 2-2 at districts.

“It was kind of a wake-up call that I have to put in more work if I want to do better this year,” Bernhard said. “I have to not use it as an excuse that there were good kids in...

Tigers look to compete for CL title

Thursday, December 5, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh boys basketball team had a lot of experience on last year’s squad that reached the state playoffs. The down side to that is that the Tigers graduated five players from that team.

The good news is that there is still a solid nucleus of experience for them to draw from since they still have six seniors on this year’s team that opens play Monday at Saucon Valley.

Even with the remaining experience, the team has some deep losses to overcome this season. Gone...