Northwestern Press

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Heydt, Sturgess named scholar-athletes

Thursday, February 2, 2017 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Salisbury High School center midfielder Ethan Heydt and Quakertown High School forward Victoria Sturgess were named 2016 Soccer Scholar Athletes at the Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet on Jan. 29 at Northampton Memorial Community Center in Northampton.

Heydt and Sturgess were among 76 nominees from 40 high schools throughout the area who were selected jointly by their coaches and the school administration. The Soccer Scholar Athlete Committee then selected the...

Tigers start slow, fall to Green Knights

Thursday, February 2, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

With the way the fourth quarter had started, Northwestern was fortunate enough to get a potential game-tying three-pointer off in the final seconds. And a wide open one at that.

Pen Argyl led by 14 points on two separate occasions early in the fourth, but Northwestern was able to steadily chip away. That set up the possibility for overtime with the Tigers down by three points with 9.5 seconds to play.

Unfortunately, a three-pointer from Sam Seyfried in the corner was just short...

Cunningham excels for Greyhounds

Thursday, February 2, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

At the start of this 2016-17 basketball season, junior Trista Cunningham became an upperclassman, and with that had to take on a leadership role on the Moravian College women’s basketball team.

The 2014 Northwestern Lehigh High School graduate has seen a change in her mindset around the game and in the classroom, and it has benefited her and her program this year.

“As a junior, the biggest emphasis for me growing into an upperclassman has really been gaining confidence and...

Sole senior Stitzel honored before win

Thursday, February 2, 2017 by TYLER TRUMBAUER in Sports

Northwestern head coach Chris Deutsch couldn’t remember a season where he had just one senior. This year’s team has just one outgoing member, Paige Stitzel, and she got the start on senior night as the Lady Tigers defeated Pen Argyl 56-34 in a Colonial League girls basketball game.

Not only is Stitzel special for being the solo member of this year’s senior class, but also for the work she put in over the years and for what she gave up to have that spotlight of the Northwestern Lehigh...

Colonial League Standings Through Jan. 26

Friday, January 27, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League wrestling season has come to a close with four teams reaching Monday’s league team tournament.

The top-seeded and four-time defending league champ Saucon Valley Panthers will take on Northwestern in a semifinal match at 5:30 at Catasauqua High School, while No. 2 Bangor faces No. 3 Wilson in the other semifinal with the winners meeting at 7:30 for this year’s crown.

Here’s a look at the league standings in all three sports heading into Friday night’s round...

Tribe hangs on, takes down Tigers

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by TYLER TRUMBAUER in Sports

There is a lot of familiarity between the Lehighton and Northwestern boys basketball programs. There are few secrets, if any, between the coaching staffs. When the two teams battle, it always comes down to execution. On Saturday afternoon, it was the Indians who had more shots fall.

Lehighton staved off a late-game surge by Northwestern and hung on for a 55-50 win in a nonleague game at Northwestern Lehigh High School.

“We do know Coach [Rich] Oertner well,” Northwestern head...

Slaters hold off Northwestern

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

You’d be hard-pressed to find a team in the Colonial League that has gone through a tougher stretch than the one the Northwestern girls’ basketball team just did.

That difficult spurt came to an end on Monday night with a league game against Bangor, the Colonial League’s East Division leader. Northwestern battled until the final whistle and nearly pulled off the upset, but the Slaters kept their distance atop the division standings with a 45-42 victory.

Over the past five games...

Varsity roundup: Salisbury downs Pottsville

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by The Press in Sports

A few Colonial League teams played conference games on Monday, while one CL boys team took on a powerhouse team from the Schuylkill League.

For more about your local teams see this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press.



Bangor rolled by Northwestern in a Colonial League meeting, 71-52.

Reece Jones paced the Slaters with 17 points.

Roby Seyfried had 16 for the Tigers, while Samuel Yadush totaled 10.


District 11 basketball landscape changes

Thursday, January 19, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

A number of area teams have already qualified for the district playoffs even though that tournament is still a month down the road. The Allen and Emmaus boys basketball teams, both who are ranked in the state Class 6A rankings, have already cemented a spot.

But when those district tournaments tip off on Feb. 21, the scene will look slightly different than in years past. The biggest change fans will notice is the increase from four PIAA classifications to six based on student...

Girls fall to NDGP

Thursday, January 19, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Despite a late comeback, the Lady Tigers came up just short of beating Notre Dame (Green Pond) Tuesday in New Tripoli, falling 45-44 to the Crusaders.

“We waited until the very end to have urgency,” said assistant coach Craig Mogel, coaching for Chris Deutsch who was out with an illness. “We preach all the time that you need to be ready from the beginning and play like you really want to win.

“In the last two minutes of the game, we decided to play our basketball, and we made a...