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Thursday, October 10, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

We hear a lot about how peer pressure can be a bad thing. In some cases though, it can be a very good thing. Such is the case with Northwestern Tigers goalkeeper Zach Rosamalia.

The senior who was a standout player on Northwestern’s boys lacrosse team last spring, had never played soccer, nor did he have an interest in playing. His buddies kept pushing him to come out for the team. His friends realized that the team needed a goalie and they knew how athletic Rosamalia was and thought...

Boys soccer preps for postseason play

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern boys soccer team used a matchup against Freedom on Saturday as a gauge on where it is heading toward the postseason.

The result was at 4-2 win for Northwestern in a nonconference game that wrapped up the home portion of the regular season for the Tigers. They finished the regular season Monday playing a scoreless tie with Notre Dame (East Stroudsburg). Northwestern finished the regular season 12-3-3 overall and 9-2-1 in the Colonial League.

The game against...

Smalley earns medal at district golf tourney

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After a double-bogey and two bogeys in his first five holes at Monday’s District 11 golf championships, Northwestern’s Luke Hallman realized he chances of advancing to regionals probably slipped away over that stretch.

The Tiger senior kept plugging along and trying to play his best golf. He completed the round of 88 (16-over par) to finish in a tie for 24th at the event, held at The Steel Club in Hellertown.

“Knowing I had to shoot 77-78 to have a chance, it’s hard to rethink...

Tigers rout Bombers 42-7

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh players continue to take turns in the spotlight this season. Justin Holmes set a new school record for receiving against Wilson a couple weeks ago and against Palmerton last week, he was part of the receiving crew that pulled in 277 yards worth of passes from quarterback Deven Bollinger.

The end result was a 42-7 win over the Blue Bombers, putting the Tigers at 5-1 on the season.

On the night, Bollinger hit five different receivers and finished 11-for-17 in...

NW field hockey gains attention

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Nobody took Northwestern field hockey seriously last season and the Tigers were just fine with that. The end result was a trip to the District 11 finals and a chance to play in states.

This season, opposing teams know just how good Northwestern is and they’re taking them much more seriously. It still hasn’t bothered the Tigers, who have gone 10-3-1 overall and 9-3-1 in the Colonial League.

With the season winding down, the Tigers have punched their ticket to both the league and...

New style helps boys soccer surge

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern head coach Nate Hunsicker admits he was a bit stubborn about changing things up schematically. But the move he made may have saved the Tigers’ season.

After playing in the Hamburg tournament back on September 7, Hunsicker veered away from the Tigers’ traditional 4-5-1 alignment. Since then, Northwestern (11-3-2 overall, 9-2-1 in Colonial League) has lost just one of its last 10 games.

The defense has pitched seven shutouts since the switch. And Saturday’s 7-0 romp...

Tigers host SV on Friday

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the past couple weeks, Northwestern has had somewhat of a lull in its schedule. The Tigers downed Palisades and Wilson on the road and then returned to Tiger Stadium to beat Bangor and Palmerton the past couple of weeks, winning the three games by a combined score of 167-47.

Now comes the fun part, back-to-back games against two teams that the Tigers are battling for the Colonial League title as they travel to Southern Lehigh (6-0) this week and then return home to host Saucon...

NW golfers compete in postseason events

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Northwestern seniors Luke Hallman and Gabby Smalley will represent the Tigers at Monday’s District 11 Golf Championship Tournament.

Both earned exemptions by placing high enough in last week’s Colonial League tournament.

Their teammate, Will Dellicker had a chance to make districts if he posted a low round at Monday’s district qualifier, which was held at Olde Homestead. The senior shot 95 to finish 31st in the Class 3A qualifying field. The top half of the field of 37 players...

Bollinger honored for performance against Palmerton

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Deven Bollinger’s 277 yards of passing last week earned him the Player of the Week honor from the Times News newspaper in Lehighton.

When told of the award, literally the first words out of his mouth were about how well the rest of the team played.

“First off, it starts with the offensive line,” said Bollinger. “They’ve been great this season and have given me a lot of time to throw the ball. Then, the receivers, Justin [Holmes] and Jayden [Allen] have had time to run routes...

Next up for Tigers is 1-4 Palmerton

Friday, September 27, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Palmerton comes into Tiger Stadium with a 1-4 record, which is a bit deceiving. The Blue Bombers have had a difficult stretch of games to open the season. After an opening week demolishing of Palisades in a 47-6 win, Palmerton had to face Southern Lehigh (5-0), Saucon Valley (4-1) and Notre Dame of Green Pond (3-2) on consecutive weeks. The result was losing all three by a combined score of 112-40.

Last week, Palmerton hosted Pen Argyl and fell 28-21 with the Blue Bombers falling into...