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.
The Northwestern track and field team has picked up right where it left off last season as Colonial League champions. The program was a combined 13-1 (boys and girls) heading into its Colonial League showdown against Saucon Valley.
The Lady Tigers roared past the Panthers 112-38, but the boys came up just short to Saucon Valley, 78-72.
"We haven't peaked yet in my opinion," said Northwestern girls head coach Charles Groller. "The weather just finally broke and we're waiting for some better times.
After losing its first three games, Northwestern had a ton of ground to make up if it wanted to reach the Colonial League finals for the third consecutive year.
The winning tradition and postseason experience surely helped the Lady Tigers to seven straight wins en route to their championship match up against Notre Dame (Green Pond) last Friday at Freedom High School.
But Northwestern's late-season run finally came to an end.
The Northwestern girls soccer team has a group of seniors who always seem to come up big in critical moments.
The Lady Tigers stars shone the brightest under the stormy Salisbury stadium lights in their Colonial League championship clash with Saucon Valley last Thursday.
A series of late game heroics earned the Lady Tigers a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory over the Lady Panthers and the 2014 Colonial League title.
If you're a soccer enthusiast or simply looking for an intriguing hobby, Olde Homestead golf course in New Tripoli might have what you need.
In addition to its beautiful 18-hole championship golf course, Olde Homestead now has a FootGolf course, which was expanded onto its nine-hole pae-3 course.
FootGolf is big sport in Europe and South America. Two years ago the American Football League brought it to the United States and it's now an growing sport here with the American FootGolf League (AFGL) as its governing body.