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Struggling Roughies host football finale

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The final week of the high school football regular season is here and different teams have different recollections on just how fast the season has gone. Catasauqua’s football season has been a rough ride in 2018. The team has just one win, which came against 1-8 Wilson, and hasn’t been competitive in most of their games. They beat the Warriors by just three points and all of their losses have been by 21 or more points.

Meanwhile, the Northwestern Tigers are 8-1 and looking to play in...

Tigers top Bulldogs in annual rivalry game

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After establishing its running game as a potent weapon through the early going, Northwestern has seen teams focus on stopping the run. That approach would work if the Tigers were a one-dimensional team, but junior quarterback Deven Bollinger has shown that he can get the ball to his receivers. He threw for 251 yards in a 35-7 win over Northern Lehigh last Friday night.

“Earlier in the year, we showed that we can just run the ball,” said Snyder. “But lately, teams are taking that away...

Girls win CL cross country title

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Northwestern girls cross country team had something to prove at Tuesday’s Colonial League Championships.

The Lady Tigers had big plans for this season. They were going to go unbeaten in the Colonial League and continue an unbeaten streak that included a 24-0 record in 2017.

Many of this year’s juniors and seniors were part of the program’s last win streak, which spanned 134 victories and ended in 2016.

The team has the talent do exactly what it planned, but the plan...

Boys soccer reaches CL title game

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by SAM MATTA in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh’s superbly oiled soccer machine doesn’t have anything to prove. It’s the other guys that need to come up with answers.

For the fourth straight season, the Tigers are headed to the Colonial League championship. They dispatched an upstart Southern Lehigh team 2-0 Monday evening on the turf of Salisbury High School as part of a league semifinal doubleheader. The next victim on the horizon is Moravian Academy which downed Saucon Valley 3-2 in the opener.

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Tigers hand Panthers first loss of season

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Northwestern had two primary goals last Friday night. The Tigers wanted to get off to a quick start on offense. Defensively, they wanted contain Saucon Valley’s explosive running back.

They did both in a 49-28 win that knocked the Panthers from the ranks of the unbeaten and put a damper on their Homecoming.

“One of our points of emphasis this week was to get out to a fast start,” said Northwestern head coach Josh Snyder. “We felt like we could get ahead and maintain a lead we...

Mountain Road Rumble set for Friday

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It’s not the type of rumble like the Jets and the Sharks had in West Side Story, but it’s a rumble nonetheless.

It’s the Northwestern Tigers and the Northern Lehigh Bulldogs in Bo and Brett’s Mountain Road Rumble. The longtime rivalry has been transformed into a charity event that raises money and awareness for the Bo Tkach Under the Helmet Foundation and the Tackle ALS/Brett Snyder Medical Fund.

Bo Tkach was a Northern Lehigh quarterback, who dealt with depression and...

Girls soccer falls to Palisades in CL semi

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

During the regular season, Palisades handed Northwestern one of it two losses on the season in a 2-0 game. For a while, it looked like that same scenario might play out in the Colonial League semifinal game between the two teams, but Northwestern came raging back, only to fall to Palisades 3-2 on penalty kicks Tuesday at Salisbury High School.

Palisades got its second goal of the night with 15:35 left in the first half when Kylie Schmidt challenged goalie Lauren Terrell and put a shot...

Patriots win in OT; Tiger knock off Saucon Valley

Sunday, October 14, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The eighth week of the 2018 high school football season saw two unbeaten teams fall as Freedom downed Emmaus and Northwestern took out Saucon Valley.

Here are recaps of some teams from around the area. See this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press for more about your local teams.

Freedom-Emmaus

The Patriots scored a pair of late touchdowns to tie the game before winning with a two-point conversion in overtime to improve to 8-0 while handing Emmaus (7-1) its first...

Colonial League announces championship week matchups

Monday, October 15, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Colonial League playoff brackets for championship week have been announced for boys and girls soccer, field hockey and volleyball.

Boys soccer action gets underway Monday at Salisbury with Moravian Academy (3) vs. Saucon Valley (2) at 5 p.m. followed by Southern Lehigh (4) at Northwestern (1) at 7 p.m.

The championship is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. at a site to be determined.

In girls soccer, games begin on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Salisbury with Palisades (...

Football team visits unbeaten SV Friday

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Saucon Valley has been rolling through the Colonial League football schedule with some ease this season and are the only undefeated team in the league and one of just four unbeaten teams in District 11. Freedom, Emmaus and Tamaqua are the only other undefeated teams and Freedom goes to Emmaus this week for a showdown with the Hornets.

The showdown between 7-0 Saucon Valley and Northwestern lost just a little of its sparkle last week when the Tigers fell to Southern Lehigh 45-21. The...