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Tigers host SV on Friday

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the past couple weeks, Northwestern has had somewhat of a lull in its schedule. The Tigers downed Palisades and Wilson on the road and then returned to Tiger Stadium to beat Bangor and Palmerton the past couple of weeks, winning the three games by a combined score of 167-47.

Now comes the fun part, back-to-back games against two teams that the Tigers are battling for the Colonial League title as they travel to Southern Lehigh (6-0) this week and then return home to host Saucon...

NW golfers compete in postseason events

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Northwestern seniors Luke Hallman and Gabby Smalley will represent the Tigers at Monday’s District 11 Golf Championship Tournament.

Both earned exemptions by placing high enough in last week’s Colonial League tournament.

Their teammate, Will Dellicker had a chance to make districts if he posted a low round at Monday’s district qualifier, which was held at Olde Homestead. The senior shot 95 to finish 31st in the Class 3A qualifying field. The top half of the field of 37 players...

McGinley leads Northwestern past Palmerton

Friday, September 27, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Due to two unfortunate injuries to two top hitters, Northwestern volleyball head coach Lexi Ashburne had to adjust the Tigers’ lineup yet again for Tuesday’s Colonial League match against Palmerton. One of the biggest changes was shifting senior Sam McGinley from outside hitter into the middle.

And while things looked shaky at times for the Tigers as a unit, McGinley looked impressive in the middle. She finished with a game-high six kills as the Tigers (5-5) swept Palmerton in...

Tigers open quick lead, beat Bangor

Friday, September 27, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After having spent three of the first four weeks of the season on the road, the Northwestern Lehigh Tigers returned to Tiger Stadium looking for a fourth straight win.

The offense went to work immediately and on their first four possessions of the game, the Tigers went down the field and pushed the ball across the goal line for a quick 28-6 lead over Bangor.

From there, the Tigers didn’t look back as they finished with a 41-13 win over Bangor.

The offensive line played...

Next up for Tigers is 1-4 Palmerton

Friday, September 27, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Palmerton comes into Tiger Stadium with a 1-4 record, which is a bit deceiving. The Blue Bombers have had a difficult stretch of games to open the season. After an opening week demolishing of Palisades in a 47-6 win, Palmerton had to face Southern Lehigh (5-0), Saucon Valley (4-1) and Notre Dame of Green Pond (3-2) on consecutive weeks. The result was losing all three by a combined score of 112-40.

Last week, Palmerton hosted Pen Argyl and fell 28-21 with the Blue Bombers falling into...

Boys soccer team shuts out three straight opponents

Friday, September 27, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

High school teams don’t have much better weeks than the one just turned in by the Northwestern Lehigh boys soccer team. The Tigers not only went 3-0 with wins over Moravian Academy (10-1-0 overall, 7-1-0 Colonial), Pen Argyl (4-4-1, 3-4-0) and Palisades (4-8-0, 3-5-0), but they also shutout their opponents in each of the games, outscoring them 14-0. When combined with a scoreless tie against Southern Lehigh on September 17, Northwestern now has four straight shutouts.

The biggest win...

Hallman, Smalley medal at leagues

Friday, September 27, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Two Northwestern Lehigh golfers earned league medals Monday at the Colonial League golf championships, held at Bethlehem Municipal.

Luke Hallman shot 79 for fifth place overall, while Gabby Smalley carded a 90 for second place in the girls tournament.

Both Tigers are now exempt from the district qualifying tournament and earned places in the October 7 District Championship Tournament.

Ben Ortwein (Notre Dame GP) won the tournament in a playoff with Palmerton’s Tyler...

Five Tigers score goals in win

Friday, September 27, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh picked up its 12th win of the season Tuesday night in a strong 5-1 win over Palisades.

Five different players scored goals for the Tigers. The win puts Northwestern at 7-1 in the Colonial League, just behind Southern Lehigh (8-0-1) and just ahead of Salisbury (6-1-0).

The Tigers’ only loss of the season came at the hands of Southern Lehigh, while Salisbury’s only loss came against Northwestern.

Jillian Fink had a big night for Northwestern, opening...

Lady Tigers suffer first CL loss of 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With big wins over Bangor (6-2-1 overall, 4-2-0 Colonial) and Saucon Valley (5-3-0, 5-1-0) this past week, the Northwestern girls soccer team pushed its season mark to 9-0-0 overall and 5-0-0 in the Colonial League.

Perhaps the wins were coming a little too easily, because in their 10th game this fall the Lady Tigers came out flat against Southern Lehigh and lost their first game of the season.

“I think the only thing they did tonight was that they outworked us,” said Tiger...

Holmes earns award

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

He might have missed the first two weeks of the football season, but Northwestern sophomore Justin Holmes has made his presence felt in the two games he’s played this season.

Saturday, in the Tigers’ fourth game this year and Holmes second, he caught eight passes for a school-record 215 yards. For his performance, Holmes was named Player of the Week by the Times News of Lehighton.

“I took what I could from the time on the sidelines and got as many mental reps as I could,” said...