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Boys soccer team shuts out three straight opponents

Friday, September 27, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

High school teams don’t have much better weeks than the one just turned in by the Northwestern Lehigh boys soccer team. The Tigers not only went 3-0 with wins over Moravian Academy (10-1-0 overall, 7-1-0 Colonial), Pen Argyl (4-4-1, 3-4-0) and Palisades (4-8-0, 3-5-0), but they also shutout their opponents in each of the games, outscoring them 14-0. When combined with a scoreless tie against Southern Lehigh on September 17, Northwestern now has four straight shutouts.

The biggest win...

Hallman, Smalley medal at leagues

Friday, September 27, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Two Northwestern Lehigh golfers earned league medals Monday at the Colonial League golf championships, held at Bethlehem Municipal.

Luke Hallman shot 79 for fifth place overall, while Gabby Smalley carded a 90 for second place in the girls tournament.

Both Tigers are now exempt from the district qualifying tournament and earned places in the October 7 District Championship Tournament.

Ben Ortwein (Notre Dame GP) won the tournament in a playoff with Palmerton’s Tyler...

Five Tigers score goals in win

Friday, September 27, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh picked up its 12th win of the season Tuesday night in a strong 5-1 win over Palisades.

Five different players scored goals for the Tigers. The win puts Northwestern at 7-1 in the Colonial League, just behind Southern Lehigh (8-0-1) and just ahead of Salisbury (6-1-0).

The Tigers’ only loss of the season came at the hands of Southern Lehigh, while Salisbury’s only loss came against Northwestern.

Jillian Fink had a big night for Northwestern, opening...

McGinley leads Northwestern past Palmerton

Friday, September 27, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Due to two unfortunate injuries to two top hitters, Northwestern volleyball head coach Lexi Ashburne had to adjust the Tigers’ lineup yet again for Tuesday’s Colonial League match against Palmerton. One of the biggest changes was shifting senior Sam McGinley from outside hitter into the middle.

And while things looked shaky at times for the Tigers as a unit, McGinley looked impressive in the middle. She finished with a game-high six kills as the Tigers (5-5) swept Palmerton in...

Tigers open quick lead, beat Bangor

Friday, September 27, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After having spent three of the first four weeks of the season on the road, the Northwestern Lehigh Tigers returned to Tiger Stadium looking for a fourth straight win.

The offense went to work immediately and on their first four possessions of the game, the Tigers went down the field and pushed the ball across the goal line for a quick 28-6 lead over Bangor.

From there, the Tigers didn’t look back as they finished with a 41-13 win over Bangor.

The offensive line played...

Holmes earns award

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

He might have missed the first two weeks of the football season, but Northwestern sophomore Justin Holmes has made his presence felt in the two games he’s played this season.

Saturday, in the Tigers’ fourth game this year and Holmes second, he caught eight passes for a school-record 215 yards. For his performance, Holmes was named Player of the Week by the Times News of Lehighton.

“I took what I could from the time on the sidelines and got as many mental reps as I could,” said...

NW harriers compete at DSU Invitational

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh cross country teams competed in their second invitational of the 2019 season last weekend.

The Tiger girls team took sixth place out of 26 teams Saturday at the DeSales University Centaur Invitational, while Northwestern’s boys team ran to 11th place out of 33 teams.

Freshman Angelina Klein led the way for the Lady Tigers, finishing 21st overall out of field of 187 runners. Klein ran the course in 20:50. Senior Allinson Costa (21:04.5) wasn’t far behind...

Tigers break records, top Wilson

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Derek Holmes, a 2019 graduate of Northwestern High School, had a memorable athletic career in a number of sports. During his senior football season, he was named a Colonial League First-Team all-star at defensive end and a Second-Team selection at tight end on offense. He scored six touchdowns and record four sacks a season ago.

His younger brother, Justin, is out to make a name for himself as well and add to the family tradition. Saturday’s game against Wilson was a big step in doing...

Reduzzi’s Slaters to visit Tiger Stadium

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

A face very familiar to Northwestern Lehigh football head coach Josh Snyder took over the reins at Bangor this season and Snyder knows what to expect.

Paul Reduzzi, who spent 11 seasons as the head coach at Pen Argyl is now the headman at Bangor, a program that basically had to start from scratch, with just five starters returning from last season.

“Paul’s a good coach and Tom Toth did a good job with that program before Paul came on, so they’ve got a good foundation,” said...

Lady Tigers suffer first CL loss of 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With big wins over Bangor (6-2-1 overall, 4-2-0 Colonial) and Saucon Valley (5-3-0, 5-1-0) this past week, the Northwestern girls soccer team pushed its season mark to 9-0-0 overall and 5-0-0 in the Colonial League.

Perhaps the wins were coming a little too easily, because in their 10th game this fall the Lady Tigers came out flat against Southern Lehigh and lost their first game of the season.

“I think the only thing they did tonight was that they outworked us,” said Tiger...