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Thomas makes First Team

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by The Press in Sports

Northwestern’s Erika Thomas was named to this year’s All-Colonial League First Team for girls basketball.

The Tiger senior crossed the 1,000-point milestone as a senior and led the Tigers in scoring in 2015-16.

Northwestern sophomore Leighanna Lister was also named to the all-star team as an honorable mention choice.

This year’s league Most Valuable Player award went to Palisades’ Karlee Krchnavi

The following are this year’s all-league girls basketball teams.

FIRST TEAM

Four Tigers play in Via Classic

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Each year the high school basketball season wraps up with a special event, not only for senior players, but also for a group of youngsters who may never get the chance to suit up in a varsity basketball game.

The 41st annual All-Star game was held last Saturday at Northampton Community College and featured representatives from 35 high schools around the Lehigh Valley. The Classic raises funds to support Via of the Lehigh Valley’s services for children and adults with disabilities and promotes community involvement.

Big first innning leads to win over SV

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Northwestern softball team was starting its number two pitcher Tuesday afternoon at Saucon Valley High School. What better to give her confidence than putting up a ton of runs and letting her relax out on the mound.

And that is exactly what happened. The Tigers scored nine runs in the top of the first inning and gave freshman Emily Akelaitis a nice cushion to work with before ever even throwing a pitch.

She threw a complete game and pick up the victory. Northwestern beat Saucon Valley 12-1 in a five-inning game.

Bethlehem Steel FC debuts Saturday

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC makes their Lehigh Valley debut on Sunday, April 3 when they play their first home game at Lehigh University’s Goodman Stadium against FC Cincinnati at 3pm.

Steel FC are coming off a 1-0 victory over FC Montreal last Friday, as Fabian Herbers slotted in the winning goal in the 43rd minute of action to give the expansion side a victory in their inaugural contest.

Seyfried gets nod as HM

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by The Press in Sports

Northwestern junior Robbie Seyfried was named to this year’s All-Colonial League boys basketball team as an honorable mention.

Wilson’s Jeff Cooper was named this year’s league MVP.

The following are this year’s boys basketball all-star teams.

FIRST TEAM

Michael Martino (Sr., Bangor), Austin Gregg (Sr., Notre Dame GP), Michael Kane (Sr., Saucon Valley), Jacob Cassel (Sr., Southern Lehigh), MVP Jeff Cooper (Sr., Wilson)

SECOND TEAM

Official deer harvest numbers are in

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by NICK HROMIAK in Sports

The much-awaited 2015-16 deer harvest numbers are in and they show some interesting findings.

The entire harvest of 315,813 increased about four percent over the 2014-15 harvest of 303,973. Of that number, 137,580 were antlered deer. That reflected an increase of about 15 percent over the previous season’s harvest of 119,260. And that resulted in a whopping 59 percent of bucks that were 2 1/2 years old or older, which makes it the highest percentage of adult bucks in the harvest in decades, says the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Bethlehem Steel FC debuts Saturday

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Steel FC makes their Lehigh Valley debut on Sunday, April 3 when they play their first home game at Lehigh University’s Goodman Stadium against FC Cincinnati at 3pm.

Steel FC are coming off a 1-0 victory over FC Montreal last Friday, as Fabian Herbers slotted in the winning goal in the 43rd minute of action to give the expansion side a victory in their inaugural contest.

Softball returns eight to starting line up

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by TYLER TRUMBAUER in Sports

High School softball games feature seven innings.

One of the keys to success for the Northwestern Lady Tigers softball team this spring is to keep up their style of play for all seven.

“Last year in the games we lost they almost all had one thing in common, one bad inning,” second-year head coach Josh Zimmerman said. “If we are truly going to contend for any type of championship, we have to eliminate those bad innings and stay consistent throughout the year.”

Tiger boys track team has big holes to fill

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 by TYLER TRUMBAUER in Sports

Every Northwestern varsity sport has seen talented athletes come through and graduate as of late. The Tiger boys track and field team is no different.

The squad has plenty of holes to fill on the roster and it will be freshmen filling them, according to head coach Tim Cunningham.

“We will have to rely on younger athletes, freshmen, to step up and fill in the empty places,” he said.

Cunningham said that he “lost many athletes to graduation,” most notably, Cam Richardson (sprints), Brayden Heller (distance) and Jake Steidinger (pole vault).