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Saturday, March 28, 2020

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Monday, February 10, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The East Penn Conference and Colonial League held quarterfinal basketball playoff games over the weekend.

Both leagues have semifinals and finals set for this week.

In EPC boys action, top-seeded Allen beat Bethlehem Catholic 67-58 on Friday and will take on Parkland in the semifinals. The No. 5 seed Trojans topped No. 6 East Stroudsburg South, 57-52, on Saturday afternoon.

The other half of the boys bracket has No. 2 seed Liberty squaring off against No. 3 Central Catholic. The Hurricanes beat Freedom in the first round, while the Vikings beat Easton Friday.

Via announces 2020 All-Stars

Friday, February 7, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The 45th Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic is set for Saturday, March 28 at Northampton Community College.

Super Saturday will include four all-star basketball games featuring the top senior players from the Lehigh Valley area. It begins at 10:30 a.m. with the North vs. South girls game, followed by their boys counterparts at noon.

After the 1:30 Special Olympics Shoot Out, the West vs. East girls (2 p.m.) and boys (3:30 p.m.) games will finish off the day.

Boys drop last two games

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It was a quick turn of events for the Northwestern Lehigh Tigers Friday night at Salisbury High School and they came out on the downside of the changes, dropping a 46-42 decision to the Falcons.

The loss knocked Northwestern out of the Colonial League playoff picture.

The two teams exchanged leads throughout the first quarter, but Salisbury started to hit some shots in the second quarter.

Trey Weber’s jumper with 4:25 left before halftime put the Falcons up by four and they stretched it to six when Patrick Foley drove the lane to put Salisbury up 17-11. C

Grapplers go 2-2 at District 11 Duals

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by MIKE HAINES STAFF WRITERS TODD KRESS AND PATRICK MATSINKO CONTRIBUTED TO THIS ARTICLE in Sports

The Northwestern wrestling team ended the dual-meet part of its season last week with a 2-2 showing at the District 11 team tournament.

Northwestern overcame that obstacle Saturday against North Schuylkill, but the Tigers couldn’t make up for those lost points against a tough Wilson team.

The No. 3 seed Warriors beat the Tigers 57-16 in the second round of Class 2A consolation matches Saturday at Freedom High School, ending Northwestern’s run in districts.

Girls earn No. 2 seed

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh girls basketball team celebrated senior night with a 46-21 win over Catasauqua to finish the regular season with an 18-4 overall record and a 15-2 Colonial League record.

The Lady Tigers will have a first-round bye in the Colonial League tournament before facing either Moravian Academy or Wilson in the semifinals.

Against Catasauqua, Ali Lister led the Lady Tigers with 12 points, while Kailyn Jones finished with 10.

Wrestlers fall in CL semifinals

Thursday, January 30, 2020 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Jim Moll was only concerned with one thing Monday night at the Colonial League Wrestling Team Championships.

And that was what the Tigers could control.

The Northwestern head coach knew that giving up forfeits in half the matches against top seed Notre Dame (Green Pond) was too much to overcome. But Moll was more concerned with the effort he saw when the Tigers were on the mat than the 66-14 outcome.

“You just have to go out and compete where you have a chance to compete,” said Moll. “We’re shorthanded. We had a lot of forfeits and we’re not really healthy.

Brensinger wins tourney title

Thursday, January 30, 2020 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Mason Brensinger doesn’t quite have all the answers to the test.

But the Northwestern sophomore might have narrowed down his options significantly.

Brensinger went from dark horse to champion with arguably the best performance of his career at the Coal Cracker Wrestling Tournament this past weekend.

It was simply a matter of building on what was already in place.

Brensinger capped a remarkable run as the 18th seed with an 8-6 decision over top seed Dalton Klinges of Lackawanna Trail in the 138-pound final.

Girls clinch West Division

Thursday, January 30, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh’s 49-14 win over Northern Lehigh late last week may have seemed like just another win for the Lady Tigers in an impressive season that they’ve put together. Actually, it was a much bigger win than it may have appeared on the surface since it locked up the West Division title for Northwestern and clinched a first-round bye in the Colonial League playoffs that begin early next month.

Girls’ slow start leads to loss vs. ND

Thursday, January 23, 2020 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In his 16 seasons as the coach of the Northwestern Lehigh Lady Tigers, Chris Deutsch has had a lot of success and some very good teams. The one thing that has eluded him has been a Colonial League championship and he’s hoping that this will be the year his team gets the honor.

Unfortunately, his team stumbled on its latest step toward attaining that goal when Notre Dame (Green Pond) came into Northwestern (13-4 overall, 10-2 Colonial League) and beat the Lady Tigers 49-39 in front of a raucous crowd.