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Dellickers add to family tradition

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

In just a few days we’ll be talking about who is moving on to regionals.

District champions will be crowned, and the field will be thinned as the 2018-19 high school wrestling season moves one week closer to its conclusion at the state tournament in Hershey.

The prospect of seeing his season continue beyond districts is almost all Will Dellicker can think about.

But the Northwestern senior is more excited about doing it with brothers Jake and Eli.

For the first...

Weather alters Colonial, EPC hoop schedules

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Colonial League and East Penn Conference playoff schedules for basketball were pushed back due to weather and school closings this week.

Tonight’s games (Thursday, Feb. 14) are as follows for the Colonial League:

Catasauqua High School

5:45 p.m.- Girls #1 Notre Dame-Green Pond vs. #4 Bangor

7:30 p.m. - Boys #1 Moravian Academy vs. #4 Bangor

Whitehall High School

6 p.m. - Girls #2 Southern Lehigh vs. #3 Northwestern Lehigh

7:45 p.m. - Boys...

Tigers top Lions to advance

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the third time this season, the Northwestern girls basketball team will face its nemesis, the Southern Lehigh Spartans.

This time, the game will have even more meaning as the two teams meet in the semifinals of the Colonial League playoffs.

As the number-two seed in the tournament, the Lady Spartans (19-3) had a bye through the quarterfinals, while Northwestern downed Moravian Academy 61-29.

The semifinal, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed...

Yadush reaches career milestone

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Some players reach milestone scoring achievements in their careers because they always are the one putting up shots. Put up enough shots and with a good enough skill level, you’ll get to 1,000.

Others are pretty much the only offensive choice for a team and they have to shoot the ball often. Neither of those apply to Northwestern senior Sam Yadush, who recently reached the 1,000-point plateau for Northwestern Lehigh.

Yadush believes in having a supporting cast and recognizes...

Boys turn attention to districts

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Teams that miss their league playoffs can always sit down, look back at the season and find a game or two that they let slip away. The Northwestern Tigers aren’t doing that. They are looking at the fact that they qualified for play in the District 11 playoffs and could still have a lot of basketball left to play.

“The regular season ended Wednesday night and we brought them in Thursday to talk to them,” said Tiger head coach Billy Hallman. “They were disappointed, but we made...

EPC, Colonial announces tourney matchups

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference and Colonial League announced matchups for their respective league tournaments, which start Friday.

In the EPC, the Bethlehem Catholic boys get the top seed and will host eight-seed Easton at 7:30 p.m. Emmaus earns the second seed and will host Central at 6 p.m.

Freedom takes the fifth seed and will travel to Nazareth for a 7:30 p.m. game while Allen sneaked in on the final night of play to earn the sixth seed and a date at Pocono Mountain East for a 7...

Boys win three straight, clinch D-11 berth

Sunday, February 10, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Just as quickly as things turned sour for the Northwestern boys basketball team, they turned right around.

The Tigers have won three of their last four games heading into their regular season finale against Pen Argyl (3-18 overall, 2-15 Colonial). In late January, the season hit a low-point with a 71-46 loss to Northern Lehigh.

After that game, a Northwestern Lehigh player walked out of the locker room after their 71-46 loss to Northern Lehigh and said “you might want to wait,...

Tigers go 3-2 at District 11 Duals

Sunday, February 10, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Five matches.

Two days.

Just like Jim Moll drew it up.

Northwestern survived a bevy of contenders to reach the consolation final and place fourth at the District 11 Class 2A team wrestling championships Saturday.

“We wrestled well over the last two days, Thursday and today,” said the Tigers’ head coach. “As the 10th seed, I feel like our guys came in and did well, outperformed what our seed was, however much that means I don’t know. But we looked good, which is...

Girls use size to top Falcons

Sunday, February 10, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the Salisbury seniors, Saturday afternoon was the final time that they would take to their home court and the Northwestern Lady Tigers made it a forgettable experience. Northwestern ran away with a 60-18 win.

Northwestern was able to take advantage of a distinct height advantage and continued to pound the ball down low to Emily Sekerak and Sage Christopher.

The plan worked offensively as Christopher finished with a game-high 14 and Sekerak had 13 points. Most of their...

Semifinals set in District 11 team wrestling

Friday, February 1, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The opening rounds of the District 11 team championships took place on Thursday without a lot of surprises.

In the 3A competition, the biggest “upset” was 5-seed Nazareth making it through to the semifinals. Along the way they beat 12-seed Whitehall 65-6 and then knocked off 4-seed Stroudsburg 57-12.

That sets up the Eagles third meeting with Liberty in just two weeks. The Hurricanes are the top seed after beating Nazareth in the EPC finals last week. Liberty handled Emmaus 64-...