Northwestern Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

Baseball ends skid, defeats Salisbury

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Tigers needed a win badly. While the season is still young, there’s never a good time for a three-game losing streak and last week’s visit to Salisbury was an opportunity to keep that skid from reaching four games.

First-year Northwestern head baseball coach Bob Fatzinger gave the ball to his ace, Mason Vogwill. The senior pitched six solid innings, scattering eight hits while striking out three through six innings as his team posted an 8-3 win.

Colonial League Track and Field Top Peformers

Thursday, April 13, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recently released it’s third installment of this year’s top track and field performers. The following are the top five athletes in each event along with their best times/heights/distances through three weeks of competition.

BOYS

100: 1. Michael Creighton (Palis) 10.8, 2. Jared Colletti (Palis) 10.8, 3. tie Marcus Glueck (SL), Eli Hoyt (B), Job Goodman (W) 11.2;

200: 1. Michael Creighton (Palis) 22.1, 2. Jared Colletti (Palis) 22.5, 3. Jonathan Marfisi (PA) 23.2, 4. Trevor Cunningham (NW) 23.3, 5. Jasone Means (W) 23.4;

Cunningham goes 4-for-4 in win

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

With a wry smile and already knowing the answer, a young fan lobbed a softball question to Northwestern’s Trevor Cunningham.

“Any seconds today?”

Cunningham’s response, much like his performance in Tuesday’s Colonial League meet against Palmerton, was crisp.

“Nope.”

Cunningham ripped off four victories. He took first place in the in the 100 (11.6) and 200 (23.6), while also sweeping the 110 hurdles (15.5) and 300 hurdles (41.6) to help the Tigers edge the Blue Bombers 78-72 in the boys meet.

Colonial League Track and Field Top Performers

Friday, April 7, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recently distributed its list of top track and field performers for the 2016-17 season. The following is the top five in each event.

BOYS

100:1. tie Michael Creighton (Palis), Jared Colletti (Palis) 10.8, 3. tie Jonathan Marfisi (PA), Trevor Cunningham (NW) 11.2, 5. tie Jasone Means (W), Job Goodman (W) 11.3;

200: 1. Michael Creighton (Palis) 22.1, 2. Jared Colletti (Palis) 22.5, 3. Jonathan Marfisi (PA) 23.2, 4. Trevor Cunningham (NW) 23.3, 5. Jasone Means (W) 23.4;

East tops West in annual all-star game

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The 42nd Annual Via All-Star Basketball Classic was played Saturday at Northampton Community College, pitting senior all-stars against one another in four separate games.

The West squad featured seniors from Central Catholic, Northampton, Northwestern, Parkland and Whitehall among other Lehigh Valley teams.

The West came up on the short end of the score in both games, with the girls falling 56-49 and the boys suffering a 121-97 loss.

CCP gets new array of scoreboards

Thursday, March 30, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs unveiled an impressive array of new video boards around the stadium on Thursday, with Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller flipping the switch to turn on the new displays.

Every video board in the ballpark has been upgraded to HD technology, with many of the boards also being upgraded in size.

The main display board in left-center field is now over 3,000 square feet and is the largest video board in all of Minor League Baseball.

Seyfried, Cunningham selected for Via

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

The Via Basketball All-Star Classic announced their rosters recently, as they gear up for their 42nd annual year, which gets underway on March 29 at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem for the Via All-Star Banquet.

Matt Millen will be the keynote speaker for the night, which will introduce a new class to the Lehigh Valley High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

This year’s inductees include Mimi Griffin (Broadcaster), Brian Hunter (Emmaus, Class of 2007), Jackie (Yandrisevits) Markle (Nazareth, Class of 2005) and the 1951 Allentown High School boys’ basketball team.

Softball team seeks hardware

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

This year’s Northwestern softball team will have a couple key players to replace, but with a core of senior leadership and new starters at a few positions, the team will look to build on last year’s winning season.

The Tigers had two super players graduate last spring. All-league pitcher Lydia Danner has departed. Danner was the team’s ace and was its leadoff hitter. Northwestern will also miss the presence and leadership of Claire O’Dea up the middle at shortstop. Both were integral parts in leading the Tigers to a 13-10 overall record and a District 11 semifinal appearance.

Lehigh Valley splits key series with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Thursday, March 23, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

As the Lehigh Valley Phantoms prepared for a key home-and-home series against rival and division-leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, it was easy to spot the optimists from the pessimists.

The optimists looked back at last Wednesday’s 5-4 overtime loss to Syracuse and pointed to picking up a crucial point in the loss. The pessimists pointed to leaving a point on the table as the season starts to wind its way down toward what figures to be a pretty exciting conclusion.

STATE CHAMPS! Becahi girls win state 4A title

Friday, March 24, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Bethlehem Catholic girls basketball team captured its first state title on Thursday night, knocking off Villa Maria of Erie 46-27 in the girls 4A final.

Becahi was 0-for-2 to that point in state title games, falling as recently as 2013, but this time things would be different, as the Hawks won again using a familiar approach in their playoff run - a quick start.