Northwestern Press

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Football Roundup: Trojans top Zephyrs

Saturday, September 30, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Parkland remained one of two undefeated teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win over Whitehall Friday night. The other EPC unbeaten, Bethlehem Catholic, plays a Saturday evening game.

Palisades is still the only Colonial League team without a loss after rolling to a win over Salisbury.

Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action. For more see this week’s Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.

Parkland-Whitehall

The Trojans overcame an early deficit to beat Whitehall 31-21 and remain undefeated.

Boys soccer tops Falcons to stay unbeaten

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern boys soccer head coach Nate Hunsicker doesn’t have much to complain about with this year’s squad. And after a bit of a slow start during last week’s game against Salisbury, much of the same could have been said the way the Tigers closed out the game.

After a scoreless first half between the two sides, Hunsicker and the Tigers tweaked a few things on Salisbury’s home turf. It resulted in three second-half goals, and Northwestern (12-0 overall, 7-0 in Colonial League) stayed unbeaten on the season with a 3-0 shutout over the Falcons (3-8, 2-4) last Wednesday.

Golfers take third at league championship

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Northwestern golf team took third place in Monday’s Colonial League Championships.

Tyler Wiik, Mason Vogwill and Joey Frey led the way as the three Tigers each shot 86 to tie for 13th place.

“I feel like I hit the ball fairly well,” said Wiik, a senior who was playing in the tournament for the fourth time. “I missed a lot of greens on my second shots. I putted and chipped fairly good. It’s mostly just my first and second shots that got me in trouble today.

Lady Tigers suffer first Colonial League defeat

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

By most standards, the Northwestern girls soccer team having a very successful season. The Tigers head into this week at 5-1-1 in the Colonial League and 10-1-1 overall, having already clinched a spot in districts.

That doesn’t mean that everything is going perfectly, as pointed out by a 2-1 loss to Salisbury last week on the Tigers’ home field.

It had been a long time, perhaps as long as 15 years, since the Falcons made the trip to New Tripoli and left with a win.

Tigers make it two in a row

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern’s offense came into week five averaging just over 175 yards per game of total offense, the lowest in the Colonial League. For the second week in a row though, the offense was productive, with Deven Bollinger crossing the 200-yard mark in passing for the second straight week.

That and a defense that seems to be finding its groove helped lead the Tigers (2-3) to a 43-14 win over Pen Argyl (0-5) on Homecoming Night at Tiger Stadium.

Football visits Saucon Valley on Friday

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern has put together two strong games in a row after a dismal start to the season. The result is a chance to reach the .500-mark if they can get a win against a tough Saucon Valley team Friday night on the road.

The Tigers looked like their old selves last week against Pen Argyl, putting up 43 points and getting strong performances from both the offense and the defense. The victory came on the heels of a road win at Wilson the week before where they needed to pull the game out late to get a 29-26 win over the Warriors.

High School Football Roundup: Hawks’ Clements throws for 372 yards in win over Liberty

Saturday, September 23, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The high school football season has hit the halfway mark. Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic remained unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with wins Friday night.

In the Colonial League, Northwestern routed Pen Argyl for its second straight win this season.

Northampton-Emmaus

The Hornets posted their first shut out of the season with a 35-0 win over Northampton.

Green Knights visit New Tripoli Friday

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The bus ride home from Wilson Area High School must have been enjoyable for the Northwestern football team last Saturday. After a tough 0-3 start to the season, the Tigers traveled to Wilson and after a hard-fought game against the Warriors, returned home with a 29-26 win, allowing the team to breath a lot easier.

“I think everybody, from the players and the coaches, the parents, even the band felt a lot better after that game,” said coach Josh Snyder. “It really did ease things a little, because we needed that one.”

Football gets season’s first win

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern football head coach Josh Snyder called last Saturday’s game at Wilson the start of a new season. Not because it was the Tigers’ first game of 2017, but it’s the first time the squad has been near full strength for quite some time.

The Tigers welcomed back a number of players after early-season suspensions and injuries left the roster somewhat depleted.

Down five points in the fourth quarter, Northwestern took the lead with seven minutes to play, and then held off Wilson for a 29-26 win. It was the Tigers’ first win of the season.

Tiger golf team shows depth

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by RICH STRACK in Sports

Five percent.

According to the National Golf Foundation, that’s the amount of adult golfers who average under an 80 score on a par-72 course.

At present, the Northwestern High School golf teamis easily exceeding that percentage.

“This year we have four players who shoot in the seventies, and four others who can score in the eighties,” said Tiger golf coach Tim Miller, now in his seventh season with the program.