Northwestern Press

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One critical inning lifts Salisbury to softball win

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The 2018 softball season so far for the Northwestern Tigers has seen its ups and downs. The down has mostly been just one inning that tends to get away from them.

It happened again last Thursday.

With a tied game in the sixth inning, the Falcons scored five runs in the top-half of the inning, and then held on to take down the Tigers 8-3 in a Colonial League softball game at Northwestern High School.

“It just comes down to execution,” Zimmerman said. “It looks like it’s...

Tigers blank Bulldogs, 13-0

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Nic Henry has a way of making a good first impression on his coaches. For football coach Josh Snyder, Henry rushed for 100 yards against a good Southern Lehigh team in his first varsity start as a running back. On Saturday, Duran Porrino put him in the starting lineup against Northern Lehigh for his first varsity action with the baseball team and the freshman didn’t disappoint in Northwestern’s 13-0 win over the Bulldogs.

“I’m pretty good friends with coach Snyder and I know he had a...

Softball cruises past Wilson

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

In all three of its losses this season, the Northwestern softball team had runners on base. But in all of those setbacks the Tigers failed to get enough of those baserunners across the plate.

Monday against Wilson, the Tigers focused on getting runs in and they achieved that goal. They beat the Warriors 10-0 in six innings with their runs coming on 11 hits in the game.

“It was something that was missing the past three games,” said Northwestern head coach Josh Zimmerman. “We...

Clymer embraced high expectations

Thursday, April 5, 2018 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Maybe it was destiny.

Perhaps it was simply good fortune.

The reality, though, was that Caleb Clymer always controlled his own future.

Born into a family rich in wrestling tradition, Clymer was almost a household name before he even stepped onto the mat for Northwestern.

Caleb grew up watching brothers Ben, Scott and Bobby set the standard. All three were District 11 champions. Scott and Ben were two-time regional champions, and both also won state titles. Scott...

Girls return wealth of talent

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

The Northwestern girls track and field team returns a wealth of talent from last year’s team that went 9-2 in the Colonial League.

Abby Chisdak (senior, javelin), Hannah Herzon (senior, mid-and-long distance), Jordan Lowthert (senior, high jump and triple jump), Molly Tarvin (senior, mid and long distance), Sage Christopher (junior, throwing events), Maddie Consuelos (junior, mid and long distance), Kayla Leibensperger (junior, throwing events), Sarah Supplee (junior, hurdles and mid...

Boys look for seniors to provide leadership

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

After previously leading only the girls team the past four years, Chuck Groller takes over as the boys head coach after the departure of Tim Cunningham.

The Northwestern boys team will have to replace Trevor Cunningham, who advanced to the state meet with a second-place finish in the Class 3A 300-meter hurdles, crossing the line in 39.51. Cunningham also was a Colonial League runner-up in the 110 and 300 hurdles.

The Tigers also lose Tyler Derr, who was a runner-up in the pole...

Tiger softball has a ‘true team’ in 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by ANDY STEINMETZ in Sports

Last season, the Northwestern softball team made its presence felt by posting a 13-9 record, including a 12-6 mark in the Colonial League. The Tigers played in the league playoffs, advancing to the semifinal round. They also participated in the district postseason.

Head coach Josh Zimmerman is looking to his returning players to continue a path of success and advance even further in 2018.

“With the return of many key players from last year’s successful team, we are hopefully...

NW baseball returns top two pitchers

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by TJ ENGLE AND JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

The Northwestern baseball team went 14-11 last season after a 1-3 start. The Tigers reached the District 11 Class 4A semifinal in 2017 and the team returns several of its key players from last season.

Northwestern head coach Duran Porrino, who returns to the helm after a year off, will look to senior pitchers Mason Vogwill and Drew White to guide the Tigers this season.

Vogwill (1.80 ERA, 47 strikeouts last season), who is a two-year All-Colonial League selection, and White...

Lehighton’s Wentz named LV scholar-athlete

Saturday, March 17, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Lehighton Area High School senior football player Nolan Ryan Wentz became the second Lehighton football player in the past 12 years to earn the Lehigh Valley Football Scholar-Athlete Award.

Wentz earned the honor on March 4 at the 58th annual National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Chapter banquet.

The annual banquet honors a high school football senior from one of 33 schools that best represents achievements both on and off the football field.


Clymer grabs state gold

Saturday, March 17, 2018 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Caleb Clymer saved his best for last.

A dominant force throughout this season and his career, the Northwestern senior turned in a virtuoso performance Saturday at the PIAA Championships.

Clymer was masterful in his 160-pound final against Port Allegany’s Jacob Kallenborn, rolling to an 8-0 major decision victory and his first state title.

“Maybe it was a little bit of the adrenaline kind of going on, but I was able to just focus on my match,” said Clymer, who was third...