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Girls win league XC title

Thursday, October 26, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

The 2016 season was unlike many in recent memory for the Northwestern girls’ cross country team.

The Tigers 134-dual meet winning streak, which spanned six seasons, was snapped. A five-year run as Colonial League champions ended, too.

What a different a year makes. The Tigers returned to championship form and began a new winning streak this season.

Northwestern capped an undefeated regular season with a dominating performance in Tuesday’s annual Colonial League...

Hornets hold off Easton

Saturday, October 21, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The penultimate week of the high school football regular season saw Emmaus and Salisbury both clinch district playoff berths, with the former coming in a victory over Easton and the latter via a loss to Palmerton.

Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action.


The Hornets jumped out to an early lead and held off the Rovers in the fourth quarter for a 30-20 win.

Emmaus quarterback Blake Reed (10-for-16 for 145 yards) threw a pair of first-quarter...

Football falls to Spartans

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Senior kicker Hunter Miller set a school record with a 47-yard field goal and the Northwestern offense mounted a late drive toward the end zone, but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers fell to Southern Lehigh 28-21 Friday night.

The Tigers were able to grind out yardage on the ground for much of the game, while Southern Lehigh took advantage of a couple quick strikes for scores.

The Spartans (7-1) offense twice had one-play drives in the second quarter, with Mike Sisselberger going...

Tigers headed to final

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern has been atop the Colonial League boys’ soccer landscape for the past two years, winning the league titles in 2015 and 2016.

On Thursday, the Tigers will look to complete the coveted three-peat when they face Notre Dame (Green Pond) in the Colonial League championship game. Top-seeded Northwestern (19-0) disposed of No. 4 Saucon Valley (10-5-3) in Tuesday’s semifinal game, 4-0, at Northern Lehigh High School.

“That was probably our most complete game of soccer all...

Girls soccer falls to SL in league semifinal

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Shoot early and shoot often. That’s the slogan that Northwestern girls soccer coach Kelly Bleam would like her players to adopt, but instead, they’ve taken a more passive approach to the game which has made it difficult to score. Against Southern Lehigh in the Colonial League semifinals, the lack of scoring led to a 1-0 loss for the Tigers.

Southern Lehigh was able to get just sporadic offensive challenges throughout the game, but found one opportunity that paid off when freshman Kaya...

NL to host Mountain Road Rumble

Thursday, October 19, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

While both Northwestern and Northern Lehigh haven’t had the types of seasons they would have hoped for, this week both football teams will put that all behind them and put school pride and bragging rights on the line.

The Tigers and Bulldogs are one of the better rivalries in local high school football and both teams look to this game as a high point in their season.

One common bond between the two teams is that each has a former player afflicted with tragic diseases. For...

Hawks, Trojans roll to wins

Saturday, October 14, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top two teams rolled to victories Friday night, while in the Colonial League Northwestern put a scare in once-beaten Southern Lehigh before falling to the Spartans.

Here’s a look at some of the action in the eighth week of the 2017 high school football season.

Whitehall-Bethlehem Catholic

The Golden Hawks cruies to a 56-14 win over Whitehall.

Javon Clement passed for 164 yards and two touchdowns in the win, with Shamus...

Football faces challenge against Spartans

Friday, October 13, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After dropping their first three games of the season, Northwestern battled back to a 2-3 record, but had to play a tough Saucon Valley team in week six looking to even its record. The Panthers downed Northwestern, but the Tigers rebounded last week to beat Bangor, again putting them within reach of a .500 record on the season. As far as the schedule goes, history repeats itself as Northwestern now needs a win over Southern Lehigh (6-1) for its fourth win of the season.

Last week, the...

Trojans’ depth too much for Tigers

Friday, October 13, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern put together a tough challenge for the undefeated Parkland girls soccer team Monday night, but in the end, the Trojan’s depth became a big factor in the game as they took a 3-0 win over the Tigers.

Throughout much of the first half, Parkland (14-0-0 EPC, 16-0-0 overall) controlled play and fired some tough shots at goal keeper McKenna Amey, who was up to the challenge of having to dive for many of the saves that she made throughout the half.

“Kenna had a great game...

Seniors shine in win over

Friday, October 13, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern’s district playoff hopes were still somewhat alive when the Lady Tigers took the court against Catasauqua earlier this week. But the number of games this squad has together, particularly the tight-knit group of five seniors, is dwindling down.

Tuesday was the perfect memento for that group of seniors and the special season it has had thus far.

On Northwestern’s senior night, the Lady Tigers swept Catasauqua 3-0 (25-9, 25-13, 25-17) to keep postseason aspirations...