Northwestern Press

Friday, May 26, 2017

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.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Bangor-Northwestern

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.

...

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...

Bangor beats Tiger grapplers, 52-22

Thursday, January 19, 2017 by TYLER TRUMBAUER in Sports

Northwestern wrestling head coach Jim Moll had a simple message for his team heading into its match against league unbeaten Bangor last week.

“We just wanted to wrestle hard,” Moll said. “We try to get the guys to wrestle hard and try to get better. We like to win matches and dual meets, but that isn’t always the case. We stressed just wrestling hard and getting better.”

As Moll said, the Tigers like to win, but that did not happen against the Slaters as Bangor benefited from...

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...

Kids beat Rough Rigers 59-44

Sunday, January 15, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Some Colonial League teams competed in league games Saturday, while nonleague rivals Northampton and Catasauqua battled on the hardwood and a couple girls basketball teams traveled to Berks County to face some top competition.

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

BOYS BASKETBALL

Catasauqua-Northampton

The Konkrete Kids pulled beat the Rough Riders 59-44.

Northampton was led by Michael Torres with 17 points,...

Tigers compete in Zephyr Duals

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Northwestern wrestling team got to experience a little bit of everything over the weekend at the Zephyr Duals. As one of 16 teams competing at Whitehall High School on Saturday, the Tigers faced competition that included a fellow Colonial League foe, a traditionally successful Eastern Pennsylvania Conference squad and a couple of teams from outside the Lehigh Valley area.

All in all, the Tigers put together a successful outing despite being given a tough road throughout the event...

Lady Tigers are gaining confidence

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by TYLER TRUMBAUER in Sports

Since falling to Southern Lehigh back on Dec. 21, the Northwestern girls’ basketball team has not lost.

The Lady Tigers continued their winning streak on Saturday afternoon when they defeated Salisbury, 43-22, in a Colonial League game in New Tripoli.

“The more we play together the better we are getting,” Northwestern head coach Chris Deutsch. “Our girls are getting more confidence. We played the next night after that loss and it was the perfect medicine for us. We never...