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Tigers top SV in season opener

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Returning all of its starters from last year, as well as welcoming back forward Luke Hallman after missing half of last year with a torn ACL, the expectations are high for head coach Billy Hallman’s Tigers. He believes this is his deepest team yet.

In Northwestern’s season opening victory, that was evident early an often against Saucon Valley. The Tigers led 15-10 after the first quarter, grew that to double digits in the second and held on for a 64-52 victory on Tuesday night at...

Girls eclipse 50 in first three games

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Scoring 50 points in back-to-back games is nice, but it’s nothing new for the Northwestern girls basketball team.

The Tigers had a seven-game win streak last season where they scored at least 50 in every game.

They also went 7-2 in their last nine games last season and scored at least 50 points in each of those. It is impressive to start this season with back-to-back 50 point games though since they lost four of their top five scorers from last season to graduation.

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Girls team has new faces, same high expectations

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh girls basketball coach Chris Deutsch believes in playing tougher teams to provide more of a challenge for his players. That’s the case both in the regular season and in scrimmages as the team prepares for the season. Northwestern had two scrimmages, both against perennially strong East Penn Conference teams in Easton and Nazareth.

The Tigers open the season with two games against EPC teams, facing Whitehall and Emmaus in a span of less than 24 hours. Last season,...

Tiger grapplers must replace six starters

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

There might not be a wrestling team in the area that has to replace as strong of a graduating class as the one Northwestern said goodbye to last year.

The Tigers had four state qualifiers last year, and all are gone, including state champ Caleb Clymer.

“Replacing Caleb and Jackson[Bernhard] and Matt [Peters] and Colin [Rex], they’re tough to replace talent-wise,” said Northwestern head coach Jim Moll. “As far as work ethic and setting an example, we don’t have a void. Harrison...

Boys hoops returns everyone

Thursday, December 6, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If the Northwestern Lehigh football team had things go its way, the Tigers would be preparing to play for a state championship this weekend in Hershey. The football team’s run ended with a loss in the District 11 semifinal, which allowed a number of players to instantly hit the basketball court in time to get ready for the season.

Northwestern boys basketball head coach Billy Hallman knows that he could have been without key players, but he was also hoping for some of his players to...

Duminie selected for volleyball second team

Friday, November 30, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League announced its 2018 girls volleyball all-star team recently.

League champ Southern Lehigh placed three players on the first team, while runner-up Notre Dame (Green Pond) had two.

Northwestern senior Shante Duminie earned a place on the second team.

Below is a look at this year’s All-Colonial League Girls Volleyball team.

FIRST TEAM

Chiara Mowrey (Notre Dame GP, Sr.), Mary McFarland (Notre Dame GP, So.), Alexandra Bosco (Saucon Valley, Jr...

Tigers’ Page named All-CL First Team

Monday, December 3, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh goalie Taylor Page was recently named as an All Colonial League First Team All-Star in field hockey.

In addition to Page’s selection to the first team, senior forward Sydney Derr was named to the list of Second Team All-Stars, while linemate and fellow senior Rachel Koerner was one of three Lady Tigers named to the list of Honorable Mentions. Joining Koerner were sophomore midfielder Alexandra Lister and junior defender Allyson Myers.

Northwestern finished...

Holmes, de Wit make first team

Friday, November 23, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh finished the season 2018 high school football 9-3 overall and played in the District 11 semifinals, but placed only one player on the Colonial League First Team All-Stars list on offense and one on defense.

Senior kicker Connor de Wit was named to the offensive first team and fellow senior Derek Holmes was selected as a defensive end on the first team.

On the season, de Wit hit on 53 of 56 extra points and converted two of his four field goal attempts....

Seven Tiger boys soccer players make team

Friday, November 23, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Colonial League recently announced its boys soccer all-star team for the 2018 season and Northwestern Lehigh had three players selected for first-team honors. Northwestern and Saucon Valley were the only teams to have multiple players on the first team as both teams placed three players on the list.

In all, Northwestern had seven players named as league all-stars, placing three players on the second team and one player among those on the honorable mention team.

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Mertz caps stellar senior season

Friday, November 23, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Several former Northwestern Lehigh High School athletes made significant contributions on college athletic teams during the fall 2018 season. Here’s a look at some of them.

Lehigh’s Sabrina Mertz capped a memorable collegiate soccer career just a couple of weeks ago. In the forward’s final season with the Mountain Hawks, Mertz scored a team-high five goals and added two assists as Lehigh advanced to the Patriot League championship game. Her biggest goal of the season came against...