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Northwestern beats Southern Lehigh

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by CHUCK HIXSONSPECIAL OF THE PRESS in Sports

Northwestern came into Friday night’s match up with Southern Lehigh one game behind the Spartans and knowing that a win would provide a nice boost for the District 11 Class AA power ranking.

The Tigers left Southern Lehigh with the win that they needed, taking a 24-21 decision. For the Northwestern players, it was the first time during their high school careers that they came away with a win against Southern Lehigh.

Momentum shifted from sideline-to-sideline throughout the night as the teams pulled off one big play after another against each other.

Girls soccer falls in league championship

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by PATRICK in Sports

In Thursday night’s Colonial League championship game between Northwestern and Southern Lehigh, both teams played with the intensity and skill seen from programs that have been in such a situation before.

The fourth-seeded Lady Tigers were, after all, going for their third straight league title and coming off a District 11 crown and an appearance in the state semifinals.

Though a perennial contender and a mainstay in the playoffs, the No. 3 seeded Spartans were seeking their first league championship since the spring of 2011.

Tigers finally beat So. Lehigh

Friday, October 23, 2015 by CHUCK HIXSONSPECIAL OF THE PRESS in Sports

Northwestern came into Friday night’s match up with Southern Lehigh one game behind the Spartans and knowing that a win would provide a nice boost for the District 11 Class AA power ranking.

The Tigers left Southern Lehigh with the win that they needed, taking a 24-21 decision. For the Northwestern players, it was the first time during their high school careers that they came away with a win against Southern Lehigh.

Momentum shifted from sideline-to-sideline throughout the night as the teams pulled off one big play after another against each other.

Field hockey keeps season alive

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by CHUCK HIXSONSPECIAL TO THE PRESS in Sports

Northwestern field hockey coach Lissa Opolsky was a high school and college goalkeeper, so she knows the pressure that comes in a tight game. She withstood that pressure as a player and seems to have passed that ability down to her players, who came up big when they needed it most to grab a 3-1 win over Northern Lehigh in last week’s season finale. The win clinched a spot in the District 11 Class AA playoffs, which begin next week.

Hall of records

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by PATRICK in Sports

Northwestern’s senior running back/linebacker has set a few school records and is on the verge of more

Over the last two weeks Northwestern’s Harry Hall added two more chapter in what has been a storybook career.

In a gritty, come-from-behind win over Salisbury two weeks ago, Hall once again had all the right moves. The senior rushed for 191 yards on 32 carries and two critical scores in the 30-21 victory.

Boys earn spot in soccer title game

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by ED in Sports

Northwestern boys soccer head coach Nate Hunsicker has high praise for senior forward JD Haaf.

It was evident on Tuesday night that Hunsicker was breathing a little bit easier when Haaf had control of the ball in the Colonial League semifinal against No. 4 seed Salisbury.

Haaf scored two first half goals and the defense did the rest for the No. 1 seeded Tigers in a 2-0 win.

Girls oust CL top seed

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by ANDY in Sports

The Northwestern and Saucon Valley girls soccer teams are familiar with each other when it comes to postseason play, as the two Colonial League foes have met in the league championship the past three seasons. This year, however, the two squared off in the semifinals Tuesday evening at Northern Lehigh High School.

The Lady Tigers extended their league playoff win streak over the Panthers to three games with a 1-0 win to advance to Thursday’s title game against Southern Lehigh at 5 p.m. in Slatington.

Gawelko’s game-winner beats ND

Thursday, October 15, 2015 by CJ HEMERLYSPECIAL TO THE PRESS in Sports

Northwestern needed a spark. The score was tied 0-0 in the middle of the second half. Notre Dame (Green Pond) had just as many quality chances on net as the Tigers, but both goal keepers were standing tall. It was looking as if this Colonial League clash was going to go into extra time.

But then Kenny Gawelko settled a pass onto his feet from the back end, turned towards goal, and chipped the Crusaders goalie from just inside the 18. That proved to be enough as Northwestern’s defense held firm for a 1-0 win Tuesday night in Green Pond.

Hall breaks record; Tigers top Salisbury

Thursday, October 15, 2015 by CHUCK HIXSONSPECIAL TO THE PRESS in Sports

On homecoming night at Tigers Stadium, Northwestern used a big performance from running back Harry Hall, key completions by quarterback Dylan Snyder and another special teams touchdown to pick up a 30-21 win over Salisbury.

Hall’s 191 yards rushing gave him 4,332 career rushing yards, making him the all-time leading rusher in Northwestern High School history. The previous mark was set by Brett Snyder, who finished his high school career with 4,281 yards. As usual, Hall downplayed the milestone, preferring instead to give credit to the players who helped him reach the mark.