Northwestern has now faced the reigning Class 2A wrestling powerhouse twice this season. Both times the Tigers came up short. But both times there were signs that it wouldn’t be impossible to knock off Saucon Valley, which has now won six straight Colonial League titles and will begin competing for it’s third straight district title on Thursday.
Northwestern gave Saucon Valley a battle Monday in the Colonial League championship match, but a couple key bouts swung the match in the Panther’s favor.
Like many golfers, Mason Vogwill learned the game from his father, getting his start when he was still not much taller than a standard driver.
Jerry Vogwill took his 6-year-old son to the par-3 course at Olde Homestead and taught him the game. While baseball was his favorite sport growing up and still is, Mason Vogwill also loved golf and eventually joined his high school golf team as a freshman.
Northwestern opened the girls basketball season with a split in a pair of games against Eastern Pennsylvania Conference opponents.
The Tigers beat Whitehall in Friday night’s season opener, then fell to Allen in a Saturday afternoon game.
“I think we’re encouraged,” said Northwestern head coach Chris Deutsch. “You don’t know what to expect. You practice 15 days. You get two scrimmages. Last year at this point we were 0-2.
Coming off an impressive individual postseason last year, the Northwestern wrestling team looks to build off the success it had last February and March when it sent four wrestlers to the state championships, including third-place finisher Caleb Clymer.
The Tigers return three of those state qualifiers from last year’s team. They will also welcome back a few grapplers who missed all or part of last season, including senior Matt Peters, a state qualifier as a freshman whose missed the last two postseasons due to injury.
For the second straight season, Jackson Becher and Lower Dauphin are all that separated Northwestern from a state championship.
The Tigers fell 4-1 to the District 3 champs Saturday at Hersheypark Stadium as Becher scored half of his team’s goals in the game. The Falcons’ earned their second straight state title game win over Northwestern.
Every high school sports program looks to improve each season. That’s not difficult for some downtrodden programs, but for the more successful teams, it can be nearly impossible.
After going 24-2 in 2015 and reaching the state semifinal game, Northwestern managed to get better in each of its next two seasons, including back-to-back trips to the state final.
March Madness might be several months away, but the Northwestern boys soccer team just made another successful journey down the road to high school’s soccer state final four.
The Tigers pulled out a 2-1 win over Hershey Saturday at Hamburg High School to advance to Tuesday’s PIAA Class 3A semifinal game for the third straight season.
Last season, Zach Creighton’s name was on the Northwestern varsity roster, but he didn’t see a whole lot of time on the field.
This year, the Northwestern junior was an everyday starter for the Tigers at center midfielder. But never did he play a more important role for the team than in Thursday’s district title game.
Creighton’s goal with a minute left in the second overtime gave the Tigers a 2-1 win over Allentown Central Catholic and their third straight District 11 Class 3A title.
It might have been Halloween, but the Northwestern boys soccer team wasn’t getting frightened after 67 minutes of the District 11 Class 3A semifinal.
The Tigers stayed patient and finally broke through with a pair of goals in the final 13 minutes of the game to beat Southern Lehigh 2-0 and advance to their third straight district title game.
“First half we were getting the opportunities, but we weren’t putting them away,” said Tiger senior Noah Meyers. “We had one off the crossbar. Second half we played a bit better and we put two away.
The penultimate week of the high school football regular season saw Emmaus and Salisbury both clinch district playoff berths, with the former coming in a victory over Easton and the latter via a loss to Palmerton.
Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action.
The Hornets jumped out to an early lead and held off the Rovers in the fourth quarter for a 30-20 win.