Northwestern Press

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Senior class led girls team

Saturday, March 17, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The season didn’t finish the way that the Northwestern girls had hoped that it might. While an 18-6 season, including a 16-2 finish in the Colonial League is impressive, this team had hoped for more. After breezing through much of the regular season, the Lady Tigers found just one obstacle in their way; Southern Lehigh.

The Spartans (24-2) simply weren’t going to be beaten, which is one reason why they’re still playing basketball in states. Southern Lehigh took gold in District 11 and easily won their first-round matchup in the PIAA tournament.

LV wraps up third busy weekend in a row

Saturday, March 17, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

If you think your weekends are busy, consider the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

This past weekend, they wrapped up the middle portion of their third straight three-game weekend. While it’s almost a foregone conclusion that the Phantoms will be playing playoff hockey this spring, nothing is official just yet. With 13 games left in the regular season, the Phantoms have dropped their magic number down to 12 after a productive weekend.

Lehighton’s Wentz named LV scholar-athlete

Saturday, March 17, 2018 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Lehighton Area High School senior football player Nolan Ryan Wentz became the second Lehighton football player in the past 12 years to earn the Lehigh Valley Football Scholar-Athlete Award.

Wentz earned the honor on March 4 at the 58th annual National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Chapter banquet.

The annual banquet honors a high school football senior from one of 33 schools that best represents achievements both on and off the football field.

BREAKING - Weather forces cancelations of hoops, wrestling and swimming

Friday, March 2, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Whitehall AD Bob Hartman annouced that due to road conditions from Winter Storm Riley, Friday’s Northeast Regional Wrestling Tournament will be moved to all day Saturdary at Liberty High School.

Below is an updated schedule for Saturday’s action:

Revised Northeast AAA Regional Wrestling Schedule

Saturday, March 3, 2018

8 a.m. – Weigh-ins and Skin Checks – 1 pound allowance

9 a.m. – Preliminaries

11 a.m. – Quarterfinals

1 p.m. – 1st Round Consolations

2 p.m. – 2nd Round Consolations

3:30 p.m. – Semifinals / 3rd Round Consolations

Girls fall in quarterfinal

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by SAM MATTA in Sports

The Northwestern girls basketball team finished off its season Saturday as the Lady Tigers fell to No. 7 seed Tamaqua 58-51 in the District 11 Class 3A quarterfinals at Northern Lehigh High School.

The Raiders’ Emma Kuczynski poured in a game-high 33 points, en route to leading her team to a scintillating 58-51 win over the No. 2 seed Tigers.

“Everything was just flowing for me today,” said Kuczynski. “I just wanted to help our team win. It’s all about the team. We have some great players, and when we are clicking, we feel confident about winning.”

Clymer earns more D-11 gold

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Caleb Clymer’s objective at the District 11 wrestling tournament was as clear as it was simple.

Win.

The Northwestern senior operated with a cool confidence befitting of a wrestler who has been there, done that.

When it was over, Clymer stood atop the podium once again, winning the 160-pound title with a 3-2 decision over Panther Valley’s Tanner Kennedy for this third district title.

Business as usual.

Boys’ season ends at Lower Moreland

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by BRAD HURLEY in Sports

Handling pressure.

On Friday, in the quarterfinal round of the District 11/1 playoffs against No. 2 seed Lower Moreland, No. 7 seed Northwestern Lehigh knew the to key to a win was handling the Lions’ chaotic full-court pressure defense. Unfortunately, for the Tigers (12-11) in their first district berth since 2008, the Lions pressure was too much to handle.

From the onset, Lower Moreland (19-7) used its jump-and-run style to set the tone, forcing 24 turnovers en route to a 60-43 victory.