The Schreiner brothers play a huge part in the Northwestern baseball team’s success, and they have the right attitudes to bring the best out of each other.
Tyler Schreiner recorded his 100th career hit on May 2, an accomplishment that only one other player in Northwestern history (assistant coach Josh Perich) has reached.
But out of all of those career hits, Tyler might have found a favorite after an 11-10 Colonial League semifinal win against Southern Lehigh at Parkland on Tuesday.
This year’s Northwestern softball team will have a couple key players to replace, but with a core of senior leadership and new starters at a few positions, the team will look to build on last year’s winning season.
The Tigers had two super players graduate last spring. All-league pitcher Lydia Danner has departed. Danner was the team’s ace and was its leadoff hitter. Northwestern will also miss the presence and leadership of Claire O’Dea up the middle at shortstop. Both were integral parts in leading the Tigers to a 13-10 overall record and a District 11 semifinal appearance.
Like father, like sons.
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation held its 56th annual Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday.
Hundreds of athletes, families, friends, and coaches packed the Northampton Community Center to officially culminate the 2016-17 season and find out which high school student would be awarded one of the season’s highest individual accolades.
One scholar athlete was chosen from 33 area high schools to become the 2017 scholar athlete award winner.
The Northwestern boys soccer team beat Gettysburg Tuesday to advance to Saturday’s state title game in Chocolatetown
Northwestern head coach Nathan Hunsicker mentioned that his team had nothing to lose.
His Tigers clearly possessed that attitude during the PIAA 3A state semifinals against Gettysburg on Tuesday.
The physical game featured injuries, yellow cards, and a ton of chances. Fittingly enough, just one goal separated the Warriors and Tigers at the end of the night.
Gettysburg controlled the game over the first couple of minutes.
But when time inched closer to intermission, the Tigers started to apply pressure of their own.
The stage was set for the Colonial League Cross Country Championship Meet on Wednesday at DeSales University.
In addition to running a notoriously difficult course, the runners were faced with an 80-degree day, which didn’t make things any easier.
But the show went on.
In the girls race, Wilson’s Jillian Pote placed first with a time of 20:31.4. The heat was hard on Northwestern’s Madeline Consuelos. She finished second and collapsed after crossing the finish line. The Tigers’ sophomore gave everything she had and appeared to be OK after the race.
Momentum is a mysterious creature. Anything can happen when it’s on your side.
Lehighton grabbed the early momentum and held onto it during the District 11 quarterfinals against Northwestern. The Tribe scored three runs in both the first and third frames en route to an 8-3 upset victory over the first-seeded Tigers.
“The most important thing to pulling an 8-1 upset is throwing the first punch,” said Lehighton head coach Brian Polaha. “Throwing up three initially was huge for us. That’s what’s great. It’s like the NCAA tournament.
Senior leadership can be a luxury to lean on in a big game.
And it’s a bonus to have more than one veteran who can get the job done.
Northwestern received strong play from a pair of seniors during a Colonial League clash with Northern Lehigh on Monday.
Lydia Danner and Ellen Smith both made key contributions during the Lady Tigers’ 4-2 victory over the Lady Bulldogs.
Northwestern was fired up prior to its Colonial League senior night contest with Northern Lehigh on Friday.
The energy during the pregame activities to honor the Tigers’ seven seniors immediately carried over to the hardwood.
Appropriately enough, a pair of seniors were lights-out on their big night in front of family and friends. Brady Mengel and Parker Jones were terrific for the home team, en route to a 61-47 league victory over the Bulldogs.
Northwestern Lehigh head coach Len Smith told his senior ace Josh Williamson before the Tigers' Colonial League semifinal contest against Salisbury that there is no tomorrow in single-elimination tournament games.
Williamson pitched five effective innings against Bangor during Saturday's quarterfinal victory and didn't expect to be used Monday against Salisbury.
However, Williamson earned the save during Northwestern's thrilling 5-4 10-inning semifinal victory against the Falcons.
There's an old baseball cliché baseball that says one swing of the bat can change the game.
Salisbury's Chad Cooperman did just that with his grand slam in Monday's 8-4 win over Northwestern. The victory put Salisbury in the driver's seat of the Colonial League West division with one game remaining.
The pivotal playoff-like game appeared to be a pitchers' duel. Northwestern had a 2-0 lead after three innings thanks to Brady Mengel's two-hit performance from the plate, with a triple and an RBI, along with Taylor Breininger knocking in a run an stealing a pair of bases.