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District 11 basketball landscape changes

Thursday, January 19, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

A number of area teams have already qualified for the district playoffs even though that tournament is still a month down the road. The Allen and Emmaus boys basketball teams, both who are ranked in the state Class 6A rankings, have already cemented a spot.

But when those district tournaments tip off on Feb. 21, the scene will look slightly different than in years past. The biggest change fans will notice is the increase from four PIAA classifications to six based on student...

Kids beat Rough Rigers 59-44

Sunday, January 15, 2017 by The Press in Sports

Some Colonial League teams competed in league games Saturday, while nonleague rivals Northampton and Catasauqua battled on the hardwood and a couple girls basketball teams traveled to Berks County to face some top competition.

For more about your local teams see this week’s issues of the Lehigh Valley Press.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Catasauqua-Northampton

The Konkrete Kids pulled beat the Rough Riders 59-44.

Northampton was led by Michael Torres with 17 points,...

Boys fall to Falcons

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It was just one of those days for Northwestern when it traveled to Salisbury (5-2, 7-3) to take on the Falcons Saturday. After trailing by just three at the half, the Tigers shooting went cold and they came out of Salisbury High School with a 54-38 loss to Salisbury.

Salisbury’s Jack Reichenbach led all scorers with 21 points, while Ryann Slutsky and Jaxon Costello chipped in with 11 points each. For Northwestern, Trevor Cunningham and Deven Bollinger each scored eight points to lead...

Tigers compete in Zephyr Duals

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Northwestern wrestling team got to experience a little bit of everything over the weekend at the Zephyr Duals. As one of 16 teams competing at Whitehall High School on Saturday, the Tigers faced competition that included a fellow Colonial League foe, a traditionally successful Eastern Pennsylvania Conference squad and a couple of teams from outside the Lehigh Valley area.

All in all, the Tigers put together a successful outing despite being given a tough road throughout the event...

Lady Tigers are gaining confidence

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by TYLER TRUMBAUER in Sports

Since falling to Southern Lehigh back on Dec. 21, the Northwestern girls’ basketball team has not lost.

The Lady Tigers continued their winning streak on Saturday afternoon when they defeated Salisbury, 43-22, in a Colonial League game in New Tripoli.

“The more we play together the better we are getting,” Northwestern head coach Chris Deutsch. “Our girls are getting more confidence. We played the next night after that loss and it was the perfect medicine for us. We never...

Cerrone to run for Team NY

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Most of us know the movie “Forrest Gump.” At one part of the film, the character that Tom Hanks portrays is seen running across the country, simply for the enjoyment of it.

Rachele Cerrone, a 2015 graduate of Northwestern High School, is taking on her own version of that popular 1994 movie.

Cerrone, now a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh, will be running across the United States in the 4K for Cancer this summer. As a part of Team New York, Cerrone, along with 30 other...

Chisdak put team goals first

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Abby Chisdak and the Northwestern girls basketball team are ringing in the New Year with a tough three-game stretch in the first week of January. She also recently finished her third high school soccer season in the fall.

Whether Chisdak is running up and down the hardwood or across the soccer pitch, one thing remains consistent with the Tiger junior. No matter what sport it is, she’ll do whatever is necessary for the betterment of the team.

It’s that willingness to put the...

Blaine named top player by Times News

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Put aside his talent, his 6-foot-3 frame, his knowledge of the game and his incredible work ethic.

All those things have made Jonathan Blaine a great soccer player. But what stands out the most is a quality that is essential to being a great central defender.

While Blaine could have been successful at any position on the soccer field, he chose one that gets little recognition. He anchored the Tiger defense for three years. He had few opportunities to score goals or get his name...

Clymer takes third place

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Caleb Clymer was never himself on the wrestling mat last season. After dealing with a broken hip for the majority of last winter, Clymer is back to his regular self a year later and the bounce in his step is noticeable on the mats.

He was one of two Tigers to earn medals at last week’s Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Tournament at Liberty High School.

Clymer bounced back from a 7-1 semifinal loss to Stoughton’s Tyler Dow to grab third place with a 5-0 decision over Liberty’s...

Varsity Roundup

Sunday, January 1, 2017 by The Press in Sports

BOYS BASKETBALL

Southern Lehigh-Freedom

The Patriots beat the Spartans in a nonleague game 60-43.

Freedom’s Nicholas King scored a game high 22 points.

Sean Welsh had 13 for Southern Lehigh.

SOUTHERN LEHIGH

Patel 1-0-0-3, Miller 2-1-2-6, Murtaugh 0-0-0-0, Hoff 0-0-0-0, Hudson 1-2-2-4, Dougherty 1-1-3-3, Blondell 1-0-0-2, Welsh 4-5-5-13, Zamichieli 4-2-2-12. TOTALS: 14-11-14-43.

FREEDOM

Polk 1-1-1-3, Muniz 3-0-0-9, Cappell 1-0-0-2, Hall...