Northwestern Press

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Tigers score four straight in win

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Northwestern field hockey may not have the easiest road remaining to qualify for one of the four Colonial League playoff spots. But at least the roadblock isn’t up quite yet.

Northwestern (7-6-1 in Colonial League) defeated Salisbury on Saturday afternoon, 4-1, in a league matchup delayed from earlier in the week. The Tigers faced a 1-0 deficit with just six minutes into last Tuesday’s contest, but scored four goals when the game resumed on Saturday afternoon to snap a two-game losing skid in league play and keep those league playoff aspirations alive.

Hornets, Patriots stay unbeaten

Sunday, October 7, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Emmaus and Freedom both won football games Friday night to improve to 7-0 and set up next week’s match up of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams. Parkland won a rivalry game over Whitehall Friday night, while Bethlehem Catholic picked up a win on Saturday.

Here’s a recap of this week’s games from around the Lehigh Valley Press area.

Whitehall-Parkland

The Trojans picked up a 49-21 win over Whitehall Friday night in Orefield.

Hathaway leads girls soccer over SL

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

In the middle of a stretch of tough games, the last thing that Northwestern needed was to play some extra soccer. On Monday and Tuesday, the Tigers went to overtime to pick up a 3-2 win over Notre Dame (Green Pond) and a 4-3 win over Southern Lehigh. It doesn’t help that the team is dealing with a number of players not feeling very well and having to play through the illnesses.

Volleyball looks to overcome key injuries

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The past two weeks have been rough for the Northwestern volleyball team. Head coach Lexi Ashburne lost two of her senior starters in the past 14 days, and it’s had a clear impact on the Tigers on the court.

Tuesday’s match against one of the Colonial League’s top teams was the first time Northwestern suited up without both of those starters. And their voids were felt against Notre Dame (Green Pond).

Notre Dame’s serving game was on point, and the Crusaders defeated Northwestern in straight sets (25-13, 25-5, 25-7) on Tuesday night at the Tigers’ home gymnasium.

Offense sets records in win

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by ROD HECKMAN in Sports

Seven possessions.

Seven touchdowns.

It doesn’t get much better than that.

Northwestern’s offense scored every time it touched the ball Friday night (not counting a final drive in which it was running out the clock) as the Tigers rolled to a 49-0 Colonial League victory over Palmerton.

Most of the damage done by Josh Snyder’s club against the Blue Bombers came through the air, as the head coach made a conscious effort to get the passing game going.

Tigers’ Norman reaches districts in first golf season

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Last year at this time golf was barely on Cole Norman’s mind.

This year he is one of a select group of high school players to qualify for the District 11 Championship Tournament Monday at Lehigh Country Club.

Norman qualified for districts by taking third place at last week’s Colonial League Championship at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Cousre.

The Northwestern senior played one of the best rounds of his young career to shoot 84 and earn third place at leagues.

Tigers top Falcons in OT

Friday, September 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It seems to happen often. Two teams play to a scoreless tie through regulation and just a few minutes into overtime, somebody finds that elusive goal and sends their team home happy. Such was the case Tuesday night when the Northwestern and Salisbury field hockey teams were scoreless through 60 minutes and then Sydney Derr broke the tie a little over three-and-a-half minutes into overtime, allowing the Tigers to celebrate a 1-0 win.

Big second half helps girls soccer beat Bangor

Friday, September 28, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern coach Kelly Bleam admits that her girls had a difficult week, but she wasn’t ready to accept any excuses. When her team came out flat against Bangor, she used halftime to let her players know that she wasn’t at all happy with how they played in the first 40 minutes. That not-so-gentle encouragement woke the team up enough to turn a scoreless game into a 6-0 win over the Slaters in Colonial League play.