Northwestern Press

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Girls fall to SL in league semifinals

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Things got off to a rough start for the Northwestern girls basketball team in its semifinal game against Southern Lehigh last week. Things only got worse as the game went on.

For the second game in a row, Northwestern (20-4) was in early foul trouble and turned the ball over at an unusually high rate. The result was a 55-18 loss to the Lady Spartans, who went on to play Notre Dame-Green Pond (21-2) in the Colonial League championship game.

Weather alters Colonial, EPC hoop schedules

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The Colonial League and East Penn Conference playoff schedules for basketball were pushed back due to weather and school closings this week.

Tonight’s games (Thursday, Feb. 14) are as follows for the Colonial League:

Catasauqua High School

5:45 p.m.- Girls #1 Notre Dame-Green Pond vs. #4 Bangor

7:30 p.m. - Boys #1 Moravian Academy vs. #4 Bangor

Whitehall High School

6 p.m. - Girls #2 Southern Lehigh vs. #3 Northwestern Lehigh

7:45 p.m. - Boys #2 Southern Lehigh vs. #3 Notre Dame-Green Pond

Yadush reaches career milestone

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Some players reach milestone scoring achievements in their careers because they always are the one putting up shots. Put up enough shots and with a good enough skill level, you’ll get to 1,000.

Others are pretty much the only offensive choice for a team and they have to shoot the ball often. Neither of those apply to Northwestern senior Sam Yadush, who recently reached the 1,000-point plateau for Northwestern Lehigh.

Yadush believes in having a supporting cast and recognizes just how important those people are in his life, both on the court and off.

Tigers top Lions to advance

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the third time this season, the Northwestern girls basketball team will face its nemesis, the Southern Lehigh Spartans.

This time, the game will have even more meaning as the two teams meet in the semifinals of the Colonial League playoffs.

As the number-two seed in the tournament, the Lady Spartans (19-3) had a bye through the quarterfinals, while Northwestern downed Moravian Academy 61-29.

The semifinal, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed twice and as of Wednesday morning was slated to be played Thursday at Whitehall High School.

Girls use size to top Falcons

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

For the Salisbury seniors, Saturday afternoon was the final time that they would take to their home court and the Northwestern Lady Tigers made it a forgettable experience. Northwestern ran away with a 60-18 win.

Northwestern was able to take advantage of a distinct height advantage and continued to pound the ball down low to Emily Sekerak and Sage Christopher.

The plan worked offensively as Christopher finished with a game-high 14 and Sekerak had 13 points. Most of their points came in the first half.

Tigers go 3-2 at District 11 Duals

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Five matches.

Two days.

Just like Jim Moll drew it up.

Northwestern survived a bevy of contenders to reach the consolation final and place fourth at the District 11 Class 2A team wrestling championships Saturday.

“We wrestled well over the last two days, Thursday and today,” said the Tigers’ head coach. “As the 10th seed, I feel like our guys came in and did well, outperformed what our seed was, however much that means I don’t know. But we looked good, which is what I care about.”

EPC, Colonial announces tourney matchups

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The East Penn Conference and Colonial League announced matchups for their respective league tournaments, which start Friday.

In the EPC, the Bethlehem Catholic boys get the top seed and will host eight-seed Easton at 7:30 p.m. Emmaus earns the second seed and will host Central at 6 p.m.

Freedom takes the fifth seed and will travel to Nazareth for a 7:30 p.m. game while Allen sneaked in on the final night of play to earn the sixth seed and a date at Pocono Mountain East for a 7 p.m. game.

Semifinals set in District 11 team wrestling

Friday, February 1, 2019 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

The opening rounds of the District 11 team championships took place on Thursday without a lot of surprises.

In the 3A competition, the biggest “upset” was 5-seed Nazareth making it through to the semifinals. Along the way they beat 12-seed Whitehall 65-6 and then knocked off 4-seed Stroudsburg 57-12.

That sets up the Eagles third meeting with Liberty in just two weeks. The Hurricanes are the top seed after beating Nazareth in the EPC finals last week. Liberty handled Emmaus 64-7 to advance after the Hornets beat 8-seed Freedom 31-25 in the pigtail round.