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North Parkland's season ends in states

Thursday, August 7, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Initially, there was a sense of sadness. There was exhaustion from playing baseball nearly the entire summer. And there may have even been some disappointment.

But after looking past their 11-2 season-ending loss last Thursday in the Pennsylvania State American Legion Baseball Tournament against Boyertown, there was a feeling of accomplishment for the North Parkland players. There was a bit of satisfaction.

There was history made.

Cunningham excelled in three sports

Thursday, July 31, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Trista Cunningham's cousin, Tara Gemmel, was a 1,000-point scorer on the Catasauqua girls' basketball team.

With some encouragement from one of her middle school teachers, she decided to give basketball a shot. But when she started playing the sport in seventh grade, Cunningham was unsure of the success she may have going forward.

"I don't really have that good hand-eye coordination or shooting skills," Cunningham said. "I didn't think I would do well in that aspect. I wasn't really sure about how I would do in the paint with layups or anything.

Miller makes states in two seasons

Thursday, July 31, 2014 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Cole Miller has been Northwestern High School's best golfer since he joined the team as a freshman.

But over the past two school years, Miller proved he is more than just a great golfer. His success on the Tiger track and field team prove that Miller is one of the school's top all-around athletes. He is also this year's Northwestern Press Male Athlete of the Year.

Months after capping another great golf season and signing his letter of intent to play at Penn State, Miller signed up for the Northwestern track and field team for his second season in a row.

Boys fall in summer soccer title game

Thursday, July 24, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Heading into the Lehigh Valley Summer Soccer League (LVSSL) playoffs, the Northwestern boys had not lost a game since a 2-1 defeat to Liberty Blue on the season's opening night.

Since then, the Tigers won seven of their nine regular season games with two ties, tying them for first place with Robinson Plumbing A in Group B as the playoffs started last Wednesday.

Lady Tigers win three at SportsFest

Thursday, July 24, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Before last weekend's SportsFest American Arch Girls Basketball Tournament at Cedar Beach, the Northwestern girls had not been together as a full group at any point in the summer.

When their run in SportsFest began on Saturday morning, the Lady Tigers had everyone in uniform for the first time in a competitive environment, giving the Lehigh Valley a sense as to what will come in the winter season.

And the showing was certainly impressive for head coach Chris Deutsch's Lady Tigers squad.

Cerrone, Yost earn LVRR scholarships

Thursday, July 17, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Road Runners recently presented their annual scholarships to several high school runners and one gymnast.

The LVRR, an Emmaus-based running club, awards annual scholarships to four high school track and cross country runners from Lehigh or Northampton counties, while also giving out three awards to Emmaus High School athletes.

The four regional scholarships, which are worth $4,000 each, were awarded to a pair of Northwestern runners in Haley Yost and Ryan Cerrone, along with Parkland Lucas Crampton and Suacon Valley's Liz Chikotas.

Betz, Storm play in McDonald's Game

Thursday, July 3, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Heading into Thursday's 44th McDonald's Lehigh Valley All Star Football Classic, the Gold team (Northampton, Palisades and Phillipsburg) had won three straight games, and four of the last five after a 7-7 tie in 2010.

When the game kicked off on Thursday, the Red team (Lehigh, Carbon and Monroe counties) sent a message early on that a reverse in that trend was in store.

NV is gearing up for Connie Mack playoffs

Thursday, July 10, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Northwestern and Northern Lehigh junior varsity baseball teams didn't fare too well during the high school season.

But don't tell the Northern Valley Connie Mack players that as they approach the final week of the regular season. The team is comprised of mostly players from those high school JV teams.

Sitting at 9-5 as of Sunday with five games remaining in the regular season, all of which are scheduled for this week, Northern Valley controls it's playoff destiny and hopes to be one of 10 teams that qualify for the upcoming tournament.