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Roughies score late TD to beat NW

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

“In no area of my right mind should I ever have called a pass play with our defense playing tough and just 30 seconds left,” said Northwestern head football coach Josh Snyder, who accepted complete blame for the Tigers 21-18 loss to Catasauqua (3-7) last week.

With his team facing a fourth down and trying to put away its final regular season game of the season, Snyder called for Phil Dangello to throw a pass out of the wildcat formation. It was just Dangello’s fourth pass attempt of...

Tigers roll into D-11 final

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by EMMETT MCCALL in Sports

Sara Hathaway has no trouble scoring goals.

Even a switch in Northwestern’s normal formation wasn’t going to slow her down.

But on a night when the Tigers’ leading scorer added two more goals to her season total, it might have been a first-half assist that was her most important contribution.

Behind the offensive play of Hathaway and Maggie Motolese, and another superb defensive showing, Northwestern rolled to a 5-0 victory over Pine Grove in the District 11 Class 2A...

Seniors stay calm despite deficit

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by EMMETT MCCALL in Sports

Facing adversity for the first time in the District 11 playoffs, and for one of the few times all season, Northwestern girls soccer head coach Kelly Bleam didn’t know how her team would respond.

It turns out, all she had to do was ask some of her seniors.

Because despite facing a 2-1 halftime deficit, the confidence of the Tiger players never wavered.

Their attitude translated into a collective ‘We got this.’

And they did.

Maggie Motolese and Sara Hathaway...

Leiser, Castrine, girls team earn trip to Chocolatetown

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Molly Tarvin couldn’t help but think about what might have been.

The Northwestern girls second place finish in the Class 2A standings at last week’s District 11 Cross Country Championships might not have been the result the team wanted. But the Tigers still clinched a spot at this weekend’s state meet and improved on last year’s result with their performance.

“We did want that first, we were gunning for that,” said Molly Tarvin, who finished 13th. “But second is better than...

Goodolf, Meyers score in semi

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It might have been Halloween, but the Northwestern boys soccer team wasn’t getting frightened after 67 minutes of the District 11 Class 3A semifinal.

The Tigers stayed patient and finally broke through with a pair of goals in the final 13 minutes of the game to beat Southern Lehigh 2-0 and advance to their third straight district title game.

“First half we were getting the opportunities, but we weren’t putting them away,” said Tiger senior Noah Meyers. “We had one off the...

Girls soccer blanks Blue Raiders

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

Opportunities create better odds to win.

And Northwestern created ample opportunities during the District 11 Class 2A girls soccer quarterfinals on Tuesday night.

Northwestern fired 32 shots en route to a 5-0 victory over Northern Lehigh.

“Our game plan was to get a lot of shots and get them early, before the opposing team was able to shut down our shooting opportunities,” said Northwestern head coach Kelly Bleam. “That was pretty much everything coming into it.”


NW boys soccer has built a dynasty

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Every team sport has them. Dynasties develop over time and new ones are formed all the time.

The University of Alabama has dominated the collegiate football landscape over the last decade, winning four national championships since 2009. The New England Patriots have won three of the past six Super Bowls. And the Golden State Warriors, winning two of the last three NBA Finals, have become one the most popular and successful teams of all-time.

And now it certainly looks as if...

Tigers three-peat in CL

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Four Northwestern players were honored as Colonial League First Team all-stars before Thursday’s championship game against Notre Dame (Green Pond).

Two of those all-stars helped the Tigers break through in a big way against the Crusaders.

Senior Noah Meyers set up fellow senior Kenny Gawelko for the game’s first and only goal midway through the second half to lift No. 1 seed Northwestern (20-0) over No. 2 Notre Dame, 1-0, at Northern Lehigh High School.

“One of their...

Catty comes to New Tripoli for season finale

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With a win over Northern Lehigh last week, Northwestern moved into position to finish the regular season at 5-5 if they can beat Catasauqua in the final game of the Colonial League season.

While hopes at the beginning of the season were centered higher than five wins, the fact that the Tigers are at that point is impressive considering an 0-3 start.

After getting past having a roster depleted by injuries and other factors, Northwestern has come through the early season in good...

Tigers top Bulldogs in annual rivalry

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by ANDY STEINMETZ in Sports

Northwestern head coach Josh Snyder knew that Northern Lehigh would present a challenge for his football team in the penultimate week of the regular season.

For the first half, the winless Bulldogs fought tooth and nail with the favored Northwestern squad.

In the second half, however, the Tiger defense took charge. It held Northern Lehigh scoreless after halftime with the Bulldogs gaining just two first downs and 60 yards of offense over the final 24 minutes en route to a 35-14...