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Boys MS basketball had a 'fun season'

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

High school varsity teams get the recognition and the spotlight. But those basketball standouts have to start somewhere.

Most of today's Northwestern varsity players developed their skills on the hardwood members of Northwestern's middle school boys' basketball squad a few years ago and grew as they moved up through the ranks.

The 2013-14 middle school squad is just starting its path to the bright lights of varsity and they had a pretty successful start.

Boys junior high hoops team makes progress in 2013-14

Thursday, March 13, 2014 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

Coaches always want to see progress from their players. They want to see them grow as individuals and basketball players from the first day of practice to the day they turn in their uniforms.

The Northwestern Junior High boys' basketball team did just that as it progressed as a unit and as individuals this winter.

Asked if the team made progress this season, first-year head coach Chris Kretzman said "Absolutely."

1964 team finally gets its medals

Thursday, February 13, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Northwestern Lehigh boys' basketball team captured its first district championship in 1964.

During halftime of last Friday night's game between Northwestern and Catasauqua, that team was honored for winning the District 11 Class C Championship 50 years ago. The Tigers defeated Jim Thorpe in the title game.

Under the guidance of head coach Russ Stoudt, who played three sports at Kutztown University and is a member of the school's Hall of Fame, the Tigers put together one of the best runs in school history.

Burns keeps dropping time at UNC

Thursday, January 9, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

During Madison Burns' career at Northwestern High School, the school didn't have a swimming team. Therefore, Burns swam individually, while devoting her junior year to representing the Tigers in various meets throughout the season.

When she was a senior, Burns didn't swim in the high school ranks, but instead she focused her final season while swimming on her club team, Parkland Area Aquatic Club.

That hasn't derailed Burns, a 2012 graduate of Northwestern High School, from putting together a fine career thus far at the University of North Carolina.

Kubat plays a key role for Lock Haven team

Thursday, December 19, 2013 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Heading into her freshman season on the Lock Haven women's soccer team, Haylee Kubat just wanted to prove herself to her fellow Bald Eagles.

After learning the ropes in her first season, Kubat has blossomed into one of the team's most consistent players.

Kubat, a 2012 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, appeared in four games as a freshman. But during her sophomore campaign that recently came to an end, Kubat saw action in all 18 of the Bald Eagles' games, including 12 starts at the midfield position.

Fisher steps down as football announcer

Thursday, November 21, 2013 by TODD KRESS in Sports

For two decades, one thing remained constant at Northwestern Lehigh football home gamesthe announcer's voice out of the press box.

Since the 1993 football season, Ken Fisher, a former Northwestern Lehigh Assistant Principal, has been the Tigers' announcer whenever the team played on its home field.

During the Tigers' Eastern Conference Class AA championships against North Schuylkill on Friday, Fisher called his last game in the press box for the Tigers.

Tigers U15 lacrosse team captures Battle of the Valley Championship

Thursday, June 13, 2013 by STAN KELSON in Sports

In only their second year of play (NYAA started offering Lacrosse in 2012) the U15 Northwestern team won it's division in their end of the year tournament deemed The Lehigh Valley Youth Lacrosse League Battle of the Valley.

They defeated Nazareth in the Semi-Final round 4-2 to advance to the Championship round where they then took on Bethlehem Township.