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Tigers reach boys soccer title game

Thursday, October 17, 2013 by TJ ENGLE in HS Sports

The last three years Northwestern's Kyle Willis has been playing his heart out for the sake of the upperclassmen on his Northwestern boys' soccer team.

This year it is his turn. The Northwestern senior and fourth-year player fulfilled a career-long goal Monday night in Slatington.

Willis and the Tigers beat Southern Lehigh, 3-1, to advance to the Colonial League boys soccer championship game, which was played Wednesday night (after Press deadline).

Willis was on two...

Hall eclipses own career high with 201 rushing yards

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

For the second week in a row, Harry Hall set career highs in rushing yards, topping the 195 yards that he collected against Notre Dame with a 201-yard performance against Palmerton in the Tigers 35-7 win over the Blue Bombers. Hall now has a total of 686 yards rushing on the season and an average of 5.8 yards per carry.

The Tigers were without top receiver Cameron Richardson, who is out with a foot injury and is listed as day-to-day. Thanks in part to Hall's big night combined with...

Girls volleyball heads back to districts

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by TJ ENGLE in HS Sports

Mariana Valencia and the rest of her Northwestern girls' volleyball team went into Monday's match with Jim Thorpe not really knowing how important thematch really was.

With two matches left on their regular season schedule, including one against Colonial League front-runner Southern Lehigh, the Tigers didn't realize they needed to win one of the two to qualify for the District 11 Class AA Girls' Volleyball Tournament until they were made aware of the matter.

"We didn't know we...

Miller earns gold

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by BRAD HURLEY in HS Sports

Playing district championship golf can be taxing mentally and physically.

Add a 24-hour weather delay and a sudden-death playoff for the District 11 Class AA Championship.

Your palms might be starting to sweat just by reading the first that.

Well, that was exactly the case on Monday and Tuesday at the Blue Ridge Country Club for Northwestern senior Cole Miller and Tamaqua's Mike Weinert. Miller and Weinert both shot one-over-par 73, forcing a playoff at hole number 10...

Records don't matter when Tigers and Bulldogs clash

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

With the Northwestern Tigers on a good run, there's no way they want to allow the Northern Lehigh Bulldogs to derail them. The rivalry between the two teams is strong and with a number of the Tigers coaching staff being Northwestern grads, the rivalry is for more than just the players.

"This is one week when we don't have to find anything to get the kids excited about playing. They were already talking about this game this past week," said coach Josh Snyder about his players leading...

Field hockey falls to Northern Lehigh

Thursday, October 10, 2013 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI Special to the Press in HS Sports

Northwestern Lehigh's field hockey team knew it was in for a challenge when it traveled to Northern Lehigh to take on the Bulldogs last week.

What ended up being a 5-0 victory in favor of Northern Lehigh, was a very intense and physically demanding game. The Bulldogs totaled 14 shots on goals to the 12 of Northwestern. The time of possession was not exactly lopsided either. Northern Lehigh was simply able to capitalize on their opportunities.

"We were coming off of a loss and I...

Lady Tigers beat Catasauqua, 6-0

Saturday, October 5, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in HS Sports

Head coach Kelly Bleam is not one to lose touch with reality. Even though her Northwestern Lady Tigers' soccer squad is 12-1-1 overall and 9-0-1 in the Colonial League as of Monday night, she realizes her team has room to improve before the postseason.

"We, as a team, definitely have some problems we need to solve," admitted Bleam after a 6-0 win over Catasauqua Monday night. "We have things we need to improve on and coming down to the last weeks of the regular season, it is crunch...

Stitzel nears milestone

Saturday, October 5, 2013 by PATRICK MATSINKO in HS Sports

Winning streaks are common in all sports. Some span years, such as the UCLA Bruins men's basketball team that won 88 consecutive games from 1971 to 1974. Others only weeks, with the Denver Broncos' four game tear to open the 2013 NFL season coming to mind.

But it's hard to compare any streak, past or present, to the run the Northwestern Lehigh girls' cross country team has been on over the last few years.

The Lady Tigers went 7-0 in an eight-team Colonial League meet at...

Bobbyn's big play seals Tiger win

Saturday, October 5, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

Northwestern and Notre Dame met last Friday night and played a game filled with big plays, but Northwestern's Alex Bobbyn may have come up with the biggest in the final seconds.

The Crusaders marched their way quickly down the field and had a third-and-goal from the Tigers nine-yard line. Quarterback Kordell Theadford had already hit Derek Gardner for two big plays on the drive and appeared to have another when Gardner appeared open in the end zone, but Bobbyn closed ground and batted...

Improved Crusaders seek fourth win of season

Thursday, September 26, 2013 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

One of the key Colonial League football matchups this week includes two improved teams going head to head. The Northwestern Tigers (2-2) take on the Notre Dame Crusaders (3-1) in a game that will help to determine just how improved each of the teams have become.

For the past few years, both Northwestern and Notre Dame weren't the toughest games on anybody's schedule. While they're still not at elite status, both teams have come a long way and are looking to gain more respect among...