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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Northern Valley head coach Brad Rauch explained how his team got out of a 2-5 hole to start the year, to being tied for third place entering Tuesday night’s game against second place South Parkland.

“After we started 2-5, our coaches sat down with the players and just preached focus,” Rauch said. “Our pitching really stepped up over the last eight games (6-2) and our hitting picked up. But we had some trouble holding leads, and made too many mistakes on the field.”

Errors doom Chargers in loss

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Northern Valley head coach Brad Rauch explained how his team got out of a 2-5 hole to start the year, to being tied for third place entering Tuesday night’s game against second place South Parkland.

“After we started 2-5, our coaches sat down with the players and just preached focus,” Rauch said. “Our pitching really stepped up over the last eight games (6-2) and our hitting picked up. But we had some trouble holding leads, and made too many mistakes on the field.”

LV takes fourth at Carpenter Cup

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by KATIE MCDONALD in Sports

Lehigh Valley’s Carpenter Cup softball team ended its run last Wednesday with a 2-1 loss in 10 innings against Tri-Cape after defeating Chester County 8-3 at FDR Park in Philadelphia.

“We were hitting right at people, or they made some good defensive plays,” said Lehigh Valley coach Blake Morgan. “It was just one of those days. We just didn’t get that break.”

LV goes 1-1 in Carpenter Cup baseball

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by The Press in Sports

The Lehigh Valley Carpenter Cup team went 1-1 in this year’s tournament. The team beat Mercer County (New Jersey) 12-9 in it a first-round game last Wednesday, but lost 6-4 to the Suburban One League American/Continental team in Friday’s second round, eliminated the Lehigh Valley from the single-elimination tournament.

In the win over Mercer Country, the Lehigh Valley took a lead when Northwetsern’s Tyler Schreiner sacrificed t o score Brett Foulke (Notre Dame GP) in the second innnig before CJ Gantz (Nothampton) scored on a Trey Durrah (Easton) walk for a 2-0 lead.

NV falls to unbeaten C-F

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

Northern Valley was already in a tough situation, playing in its third game in four days. But the opponent on Sunday evening was first place and undefeated Coplay-Fullerton.

Northern Valley started in a 3-0 hole after a three-run top of the first, and eventually lost 9-5 at Northwestern Lehigh High School.

“They’re a good team, and it shows with their 10-0 record,” said Chargers head coach Brad Rauch. “We knew it was going to be a tough game, and they jumped out early and were able to hold on in the end.”

Four Tigers named to all-star game

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

This year’s McDonald’s Lehigh Valley All-Star football game is set for Thursday, June 16.

Four Northwestern players will represent the Tigers in the game, including Andrew Sorensen, Dylan Snyder, Harry Hall and Brandon Miller.

“It’s really an honor to be named to this game,” said Sorensen, who will play defensive end in the game. “You work hard during the season for every play. To be recognized for all the hard work makes you feel good.”

The game is slated for Thursday at Nazareth’s Leh Stadium.

Chargers top Buffaloes

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northern Valley and North Parkland played Sunday’s Lehigh Valley Legion game in a wind that helped to turn the game into a wild affair, with the Chargers beating the Buffaloes 9-8 in extra innings.

The winning run scored in the bottom of the ninth when Isaac Fatzinger lifted a fly ball to center field to score John Taylor from third with the winning run. Taylor led off the inning with a base-hit, stole second and then moved to third on a wild pitch by Evan McAndrew.

Two Tigers named Lion’s All-Stars

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by The Press in Sports

The 34th Annual Lion’s All-Star Classic soccer games will not be played this year. The game was scheduled for Saturday June 4, but the threat of storms forced the cancellation of this year’s game.

The Lion’s Classic honors senior all-star players from the Colonial League and Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

Lydia Danner and JD Haaf were selected to represent Northwestern in the game.

Below are the players who were selected to play in this year’s game.

GIRLS

Gold Team (EPC)

Jr. High softball has successful first season

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When Heather Hartman started to coach softball at Northwestern, the Lady Tigers were still playing in the junior varsity ranks. In fact, Hartman coached Northwestern at the JV levels in her first three seasons.

This year it’s been another story for Hartman and the Lady Tigers. Northwestern switched to the junior high level. It’s where a number of the Colonial League softball teams are now playing instead of the JV.

And the switch has been a pleasant one in year No. 1. Northwestern exceeded many of its expectations and went 14-2.