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.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s top two teams rolled to victories Friday night, while in the Colonial League Northwestern put a scare in once-beaten Southern Lehigh before falling to the Spartans.
Here’s a look at some of the action in the eighth week of the 2017 high school football season.
The Golden Hawks cruies to a 56-14 win over Whitehall.
Just one team remains unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference after the seventh Friday night of the 2017 high school football season. Several games on this week’s card have District 11 Class 6A playoff implications. Here’s a look at some of Friday’s action.
The Trojans won a battle of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference’s last two unbeaten teams with a 38-24 win over the Hawks.
Parkland remained one of two undefeated teams in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with a win over Whitehall Friday night. The other EPC unbeaten, Bethlehem Catholic, plays a Saturday evening game.
Palisades is still the only Colonial League team without a loss after rolling to a win over Salisbury.
Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action. For more see this week’s Lehigh Valley Press newspapers.
The Trojans overcame an early deficit to beat Whitehall 31-21 and remain undefeated.
The Northwestern golf team took third place in Monday’s Colonial League Championships.
Tyler Wiik, Mason Vogwill and Joey Frey led the way as the three Tigers each shot 86 to tie for 13th place.
“I feel like I hit the ball fairly well,” said Wiik, a senior who was playing in the tournament for the fourth time. “I missed a lot of greens on my second shots. I putted and chipped fairly good. It’s mostly just my first and second shots that got me in trouble today.
The high school football season has hit the halfway mark. Parkland and Bethlehem Catholic remained unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference with wins Friday night.
In the Colonial League, Northwestern routed Pen Argyl for its second straight win this season.
The Hornets posted their first shut out of the season with a 35-0 win over Northampton.