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Softball team rebounds from first loss

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh softball team suffered its first setback of the season against Palmerton last week, but then bounced back nicely with a 12-1 win over Southern Lehigh and a 20-7 win over Palisades. Through their first four games, the Lady Tigers are 3-1 both overall and in the Colonial League.

The big story early on has been the bat of freshman Morgan Farthing, who has launched three home runs in four games, hitting .733 with 15 RBI through the early going. Farthing had eight RBI in the mercy-rule win over Palisades on Monday.

Tiger track teams sweep Catasauqua

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by The Press in Sports

TRACK AND FIELD

Tuesday, March 26

N’western-Catty-No. Lehigh

Northwestern recorded a sweep in a Colonial League tri-meet.

For the Tigers, Madeline Consuelos (800, 1600), Justin Rodda (100, long jump) and Michael Marrazzo (discus, javelin) all captured two first-place finishes.

BOYS

Northwestern 99, Northern Lehigh 42

N‘western 108 1/2, Catasauqua 32.5

Catasauqua 79, Northern Lehigh 62

A legend on and off the field

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In the closing scene of the movie Brian’s Song, detailing the life of Chicago Bears running back Brian Piccolo, the narrator talks about the family and friends that Piccolo left behind when he died of cancer at the age of 26.

The movie closes with the words “...when they think of Brian Piccolo, it’s not how he died that they remember, but rather, how he lived; how he did live.” It’s the same with former Northwestern Lehigh’s multi-sport athlete, Brett Snyder, who passed away Sunday from complications of ALS at the age of 41.

Wehr has three HRs this season

Sunday, March 31, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Several Northwestern Lehigh High School graduates are part of college athletic teams competing in the winter and spring seasons. Here’s a look at a few of them.

Junior shortstop/second baseman Brady Mengel has been a steady cog in the Mansfield baseball lineup since arriving on campus in 2017. Through 14 games this season, Mengel is batting .224 with four runs scored and two RBIs. He has a .982 fielding percentage; he tallied 17 RBIs as a sophomore and 14 as a freshman.

Track teams are ready to compete

Sunday, March 31, 2019 by KYLE MAGDA in Sports

This year’s high school track and field season began this week with the Tigers traveling to Northern Lehigh to take on the Bulldogs and Catasauqua in a tri-meet.

The Tiger girls team is coming off a season in which it lost just two dual meets, while last year’s boys team finished just above .500 and will build on last year’s successes.

Here’s a preview of both 2019 Tiger track teams.

GIRLS

The Lady Tigers capped off a 9-2 season in 2018 and look to build on the continued success for this year.

Article By: Mike Haines mhaines@tnonline.com

Friday, March 29, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The Colonial League released it’s first list of top track and field performers for the 2019 season. Here’s a listing of the top five performers in each event through the first week of regular season meets.

GIRLS

4x100 relay: 1. Southern Lehigh (Amelia Cassaday, Madison Trout, Imani Hollie, Sierra Williams) 50.80, 2. Palisades 53.10, 3. Notre Dame (GP) 54.3, 4. Wilson 54.4, 5. Northwestern 54.7;