Northwestern Press

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Boys still battling for postseason berth

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern Lehigh and Southern Lehigh are two teams fighting for spots in the District 11 postseason tournament.

So when they squared off against each other Tuesday night there was a lot on the line. Unfortunately for Northwestern, the Spartans pulled off a 52-47 win over the Tigers that put Southern Lehigh (9-8 overall, 9-3 Colonial League) into districts. Northwestern (8-9, 6-6) is going to have to keep fighting if it wants to join the Spartans in the District 11 race.

Girls fall to So. Lehigh

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With back-to-back games against two of the better Colonial League teams, Northwestern head coach Chris Deutsch was hoping that his team would send a message that the Lady Tigers (14-3 overall, 9-3 Colonial League) were the team to beat. Instead, they came away with two losses. After falling to the Notre Dame Crusaders 46-29 last week, Southern Lehigh downed Northwestern Lehigh 51-34 Tuesday night.

Football leagues announce cooperative schedule agreement

Thursday, January 17, 2019 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Officials from the Colonial and Schuylkill leagues held a press conference Thursday announcing their new cooperative football scheduling model, which will take affect in the 2020 season.

The 12 Colonial League football teams and 16 from the Schuylkill League will form four divisions based on enrollments and PIAA Classifications. While Colonial League president Bryan Geist insisted the move was not a merger, the cooperative in effect creates a new 28-team league.

“It’s not a perfect system, but we’re getting closer,” said Northwestern Lehigh athletic director Jason Zimmerman.

Boys drop two in a row

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

One gets the feeling that at any time, Northwestern Lehigh boys basketball team is going to start flexing its muscles and start blowing teams off the court. The up-and-down season continued with a current two-game slide against Kutztown and Palmerton, breaking up a three-game winning streak, with all three wins coming on the road against Colonial League teams. That’s just the way the season has gone, at least so far.

“We can play better,” said coach Billy Hallman. “Right now, we’re playing well, but we just can’t quite put everything together consistently.”

Girls roll past Falcons, 63-22

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by TODD KRESS in Sports

After a slow start in an overtime game against Bangor a day earlier, Northwestern senior Sage Christopher thought the Tigers might come out of the gate a bit slow against Salisbury last Friday.

The opposite turned out to be true, as Northwestern had one of its best starts to a game this season.

The Tigers raced out to a 19-3 lead in the first quarter and exploded for 28 points in the opening eight minutes. That is more than the Tigers would need as they disposed Salisbury Friday night, 63-22, at Northwestern High School.