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Northern Valley Knee-Hi team makes LVL playoffs

Thursday, June 12, 2014 by The Press in Sports

The Northwestern Knee-Hi travel baseball team defeated Freemansburg 14-6 on Sunday, June 8, to improve to 8-3-1 on the season and qualify for the Lehigh Valley League playoffs.

With two weeks left in the regular season, there is a log jam at the top of the LVL standings with four three-loss teams (Northwestern, South Parkland, Emmaus, and Northampton) and three four-loss teams (Freemansburg, Bethlehem, and Salisbury) vying for the regular season crown.

No. Valley Legion team seeks return to playoffs

Thursday, June 5, 2014 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Ever since Brad Rauch took over as Northern Valley head coach in the Lehigh Valley Legion Baseball League, the Chargers have been a top-four team at season's end. The Chargers finished with the league's fourth-best record at 11-7 last season before going 1-2 in the playoffs with two one-run losses.

Now entering his fourth season at the helm, Rauch expects much of the same success from this year's Charger squad. And with six of the team's starters in the field from last year returning, Rauch's expectations are not out of the question.

Girls MS basketball teams gain experience

Thursday, March 20, 2014 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

The Northwestern varsity girls' basketball team is a young squad. Head coach Chris Deutsch started two sophomores and two juniors this past season. That youthful varsity lineup has a trickle-down effect on all the lower-level teams in the program.

The junior varsity squad has a lot of girls that see action in both games on a given night and the junior high team's roster is nearly half eighth graders.

That left the middle school program, which cannot pull from anyone younger than seventh grade, with only five eighth graders this past winter.

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.