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Varsity Roundup: Golden Hawk wrestlers earn grudge match with Nazareth at state championships

Sunday, February 12, 2017 by The Press in Sports

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East Stroudsburg North-Emmaus

The No. 8 seed Timberwolves knocked off top-seeded Emmaus 52-49 in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference quarterfinal.

Arian Azemi led East Stroudsburg North with a game-high 21 points.

Emmaus’ David Kachelries scored 17 points, while teammate Zach Sabol added 10 points.

The Timberwolves will move on to face No. 4 seed Bethlehem Catholic in Tuesday’s semifinals. The Hawks defeated Whitehall in Friday’s quarterfinal round.

BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: NW girls, Salisbury boys advance in Colonial League playoffs

Sunday, February 12, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League basketball playoffs got underway Saturday. While the top two seeds in boys and girls had byes into the semifinals, four quarterfinal games were contested Saturday.

For more about your local teams see this week’s issues of the Lehigh Valley Press.

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Colonial League Playoffs

Moravian Academy-Salisbury

The No. 3 seed Falcons beat No. 6 Moravian Academy 65-54 in their Colonial League quartefinal game.

INSTANT CLASSIC: Nazareth beats Becahi for state wrestling title

Saturday, February 11, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Were you entertained?

Saturday’s PIAA 3A wrestling state championship between Bethlehem Catholic and Nazareth came down to the final bout, where the winner took all and Zac Kiefer instantly became a Nazareth legend, following his 2-1 victory over Tavion Banks in the 170-pound finale to give the Blue Eagles a 30-29 state championship victory over Bethlehem Catholic.

It was a stunning match from start to finish and that we’ll likely never see again.

It’ll also be one that Hawks’ head coach Jeff Karam will never forget either, of course, for all the wrong reasons.

Falcons ends boys’ postseason hopes

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by TYLER TRUMBUAER in Sports

With the PIAA extending to six classes in boys basketball, Northwestern could have made the District 11 playoffs, even without the .500 win-loss record. The Tigers slim chances went to none on Thursday night.

With a win necessary to keep the playoff hopes alive, Northwestern (7-13 overall, 5-12 Colonial League) fell to Salisbury, 70-45, in a Colonial League boys basketball game on Thursday night in New Tripoli.

Varsity Roundup: Golden Hawks upset Canaries in OT

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by The Press in Sports

In the finals basketball games of the 2016-17 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference season, Bethlehem Catholic knocked off Allen, the state’s top ranked team, while several other games were contested on the league’s final night before Friday’s playoffs begin.

For more about your local teams see this week’s editions of the Lehigh Valley Press.

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Bethlehem Catholic-Allen

The Golden Hawks handed the state’s top-ranked team its first loss of the season, 68-56 in overtime.

Girls beat Salisbury

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

The Salisbury and Northwestern girls basketball teams had polar opposite games offensively and defensively.

The Falcons were unable to score double digits until the third quarter, but the Tigers reached the 30-point mark before then.

Northwestern (12-5 overall, 8-3 Colonial League) used its size and defense to stifle Salisbury (10-7, 6-5) into its second lowest scoring effort on the season as the Tigers won 50-25 last Thursday night at Salisbury High School.

Tigers win two at D-11 Duals

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Just call them marathon men.

Three matches. One day. And almost a fourth.

Northwestern once again went through the gauntlet at the District 11 Team Championships Saturday at Freedom High School.

Only this time, the Tigers were unable to successfully navigate the same course they charted a year ago at Joseph J. McIntyre Gymnasium.

After losing to Saucon Valley 63-9 in the championship semifinals, Northwestern responded with a 42-30 win to bounce Pen Argyl and advance to the consolation final.

But Northwestern’s run ended there.

Colonial League announces basketball playoff pairings

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Colonial League announced its boys and girls playoff brackets this week. Six boys and girls team advanced to the league playoffs and opening round action begins on Saturday, Feb. 11, for both the boys and girls.

At the top of the boys bracket, three-seed Salisbury plays host to six-seed Moravian Academy at 7 p.m. The winner of this game advances to play second-seed Southern Lehigh. This game takes place at Catasauqua at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15.

Varsity Roundup: Tigers end season with win over Rough Riders

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by The Press in Sports

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Catasauqua-Northwestern

The Tigers beat Catasauqua 77-73 on a three-pointer by Ryan Hippensteel with 6.8 seconds left in the game.

Hippensteel, a senior playing in his final high school game, scored a career-high 13 points in the game, while teammate Rob Seyfried had 29 and Sam Yadush and Trevor Cunningham added 12 points apiece for Northwestern (8-14 overall, 6-12 Colonial League).

Catasauqua (8-13, 8-10) was led by Isaiah Graves with 27 points.

Southern Lehigh-Salisbury

The Falcons outscored Southern Lehigh 70-60.

Tigers start slow, fall to Green Knights

Thursday, February 2, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

With the way the fourth quarter had started, Northwestern was fortunate enough to get a potential game-tying three-pointer off in the final seconds. And a wide open one at that.

Pen Argyl led by 14 points on two separate occasions early in the fourth, but Northwestern was able to steadily chip away. That set up the possibility for overtime with the Tigers down by three points with 9.5 seconds to play.