Northwestern Press

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Akelaitis gets 100th hit

Friday, April 26, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Emily Akelaitis has been stepping to the plate for Northwestern for four seasons now, but she has rarely thought more about an at-bat than she did about her first plate appearance on Monday against Notre Dame (Green Pond).

The Tiger senior thought about it before the game and she even thought about it when she headed to the mound to pitch the top of the first, which is unusual since she compartmentalizes hitting and pitching into completely separate categories.

Tigers could be ‘hard to beat’

Friday, April 26, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern baseball team in a good spot for the rest of the season. The Tigers’ 8-1 win over Notre Dame (Green Pond) on Monday put them at 12-2 overall and 10-1 in the Colonial League. They’re currently 3 ½ games ahead of Southern Lehigh for the West Division lead and they can add some distance with a win over the Spartans at home Thursday afternoon.

The Northwestern schedule is spread out enough so that it can get work for its top pitchers, but still keep them relatively fresh.

Wehr reaches milestone at Moravian

Friday, April 26, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh graduate Brooke Wehr got her 100th career hit for the Moravian College softball team last week.

The sophomore catcher went 2-for-4 with three runs, three RBIs and her seventh home run of the season and 19th of her career in the first game of a nonconference doubleheader against Eastern University last Thursday.

In the second game Wehr went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

The Greyhounds swept the doubleheader by scores of 12-0 and 9-1 to improve to 28-6 overall this. They are ranked 10th in the nation in Division III.

Girls lax makes progress during inaugural season

Friday, April 26, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern girls lacrosse head coach Lissa Opolsky has always remained optimistic during her field hockey coaching days. And that hasn’t change in her first season leading the Lady Tigers’ girls lacrosse program.

Opolsky and the Tigers expected the 2019 spring season to be a challenging one, considering the fact the sport has only been around at the youth level for a few years in New Tripoli. Despite the losses on the field, including a tough stretch as of late, Northwestern is improving in certain aspects.

First-year lacrosse program gets to 3-3

Friday, April 19, 2019 by KYLE MADGA in Sports

The Northwestern boys lacrosse program has come a long way in a short period of time.

Tiger head coach Marcus Janda and his team are now 3-3 in their inaugural season of play after beading Pleasant Valley 12-6 last Friday.

“It’s been going well,” Janda said. “We’re focusing on improving every day, every game. The first time we stepped out onto the field, we had eight guys out here that could barely put together a single pass, but we’ve really worked hard. We’ve had a lot of upperclassmen lead us. We’re trying to build this foundation from the ground up here.”

Tiger girls 4x800 relay holds best time

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The third edition of this year’s Colonial League track and field performers was released last week. The following is a list of the top five performers and the top Northwestern athlete in each event through last week’s meets.

GIRLS

4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Imani Hollie, Amelia Cassaday, Madison Trout, Sierra Williams) 50.30, 2. Palisades 52.0, 3. Bangor 52.9, 4. Wilson 54.1, 5. Notre Dame (GP) 54.3, 8. Northwestern (Jillian Fink, Caroline Fogal, Sara Hathaway, Allyson Myers) 54.7;

Tiger girls 4x800 relay has top time

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League released it’s second installment of track and field top performers last week. Here’s a look at the top five athletes in each event along with the top Northwestern athlete in each event.

GIRLS

4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Amelia Cassaday, Madison Trout, Imani Hollie, Sierra Williams) 50.80, 2. Palisades 52.0, 3. Bangor 53.5, 4. Wilson 54.1, 5. Notre Dame (GP) 54.3, 7. Northwestern (Jillian Frank, Caroline Fogal, Sara Hathaway, Allyson Myers) 54.7;

Tigers beat NL

Thursday, April 11, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Vinny Castrine threw a complete game and struck out seven batters in Northwestern Lehigh’s 12-1 win over Northern Lehigh. Rafe Perich, Derek Holes and Nick Henry paced the offense with two hits each, with Perich driving in three runs and Holmes and Henry each knocking in two.

The Tigers (6-1 overall, 5-1 Colonial League) started fast with a three-run first inning and then blew the game open with an eight-run fourth inning.