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Tigers shut out Saucon Valley

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Football teams that rely mostly on their running game have had a tough time this season against Northwestern.

The Tigers’ defense just doesn’t give up much on the ground and for the second week in a row an opponent found out that ground-and-pound doesn’t work against the Northwestern defense.

Saucon Valley (5-3) threw just seven passes all night, with the first two being picked off by Northwestern defenders. In the end, Northwestern walked off with a 36-0 win to move to 7-1 on...

On the job training

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

We hear a lot about how peer pressure can be a bad thing. In some cases though, it can be a very good thing. Such is the case with Northwestern Tigers goalkeeper Zach Rosamalia.

The senior who was a standout player on Northwestern’s boys lacrosse team last spring, had never played soccer, nor did he have an interest in playing. His buddies kept pushing him to come out for the team. His friends realized that the team needed a goalie and they knew how athletic Rosamalia was and thought...

Boys soccer preps for postseason play

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern boys soccer team used a matchup against Freedom on Saturday as a gauge on where it is heading toward the postseason.

The result was at 4-2 win for Northwestern in a nonconference game that wrapped up the home portion of the regular season for the Tigers. They finished the regular season Monday playing a scoreless tie with Notre Dame (East Stroudsburg). Northwestern finished the regular season 12-3-3 overall and 9-2-1 in the Colonial League.

The game against...

Smalley earns medal at district golf tourney

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After a double-bogey and two bogeys in his first five holes at Monday’s District 11 golf championships, Northwestern’s Luke Hallman realized he chances of advancing to regionals probably slipped away over that stretch.

The Tiger senior kept plugging along and trying to play his best golf. He completed the round of 88 (16-over par) to finish in a tie for 24th at the event, held at The Steel Club in Hellertown.

“Knowing I had to shoot 77-78 to have a chance, it’s hard to rethink...

Tigers look for second straight big win

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

This week presents game two of a three-game stretch that will ultimately decide the fate of the Northwestern football team this season.

Last week the Tigers (6-1) cleared the first hurdle with a win over Southern Lehigh (6-1).

Next week comes the rivalry matchup with Northern Lehigh (4-3). This week is the one that can further entrench the Tigers in the driver’s seat in the Colonial League when they host Saucon Valley (5-2).

“I told our guys after the Southern Lehigh...

Girls soccer earns first-round bye in CL

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lady Tiger soccer team had a six-game winning streak snapped by Liberty (9-8-0 overall, 7-8-0 EPC) on Saturday before bouncing right back with a win over Catasauqua (5-10-1 overall, 5-8-0 Colonial) in its season finale, finishing the season at 16-2-0 overall and 11-1-0 in Colonial League action.

The win against Catasauqua locked Northwestern into the number-two spot in the league playoffs, giving them a first-round bye.

“The season went pretty much how we expected that it...

Bollinger honored for performance against Palmerton

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Deven Bollinger’s 277 yards of passing last week earned him the Player of the Week honor from the Times News newspaper in Lehighton.

When told of the award, literally the first words out of his mouth were about how well the rest of the team played.

“First off, it starts with the offensive line,” said Bollinger. “They’ve been great this season and have given me a lot of time to throw the ball. Then, the receivers, Justin [Holmes] and Jayden [Allen] have had time to run routes...

Tigers rout Bombers 42-7

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh players continue to take turns in the spotlight this season. Justin Holmes set a new school record for receiving against Wilson a couple weeks ago and against Palmerton last week, he was part of the receiving crew that pulled in 277 yards worth of passes from quarterback Deven Bollinger.

The end result was a 42-7 win over the Blue Bombers, putting the Tigers at 5-1 on the season.

On the night, Bollinger hit five different receivers and finished 11-for-17 in...

NW field hockey gains attention

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Nobody took Northwestern field hockey seriously last season and the Tigers were just fine with that. The end result was a trip to the District 11 finals and a chance to play in states.

This season, opposing teams know just how good Northwestern is and they’re taking them much more seriously. It still hasn’t bothered the Tigers, who have gone 10-3-1 overall and 9-3-1 in the Colonial League.

With the season winding down, the Tigers have punched their ticket to both the league and...

New style helps boys soccer surge

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern head coach Nate Hunsicker admits he was a bit stubborn about changing things up schematically. But the move he made may have saved the Tigers’ season.

After playing in the Hamburg tournament back on September 7, Hunsicker veered away from the Tigers’ traditional 4-5-1 alignment. Since then, Northwestern (11-3-2 overall, 9-2-1 in Colonial League) has lost just one of its last 10 games.

The defense has pitched seven shutouts since the switch. And Saturday’s 7-0 romp...