Monday marked the first time in Northwestern school history that two golfers played in the District 11 championship tournament.
It also marked the first time a Tiger twosome advanced into the PIAA East Regional round.
Colonial League champ Cole Miller and teammate Nick Vecellio both placed in the top six at districts Monday at Shawnee Golf Course and both played well enough to advance to next week's regional at Golden Oaks Golf Course in Fleetwood.
One of the hardest things about the game of golf is to continually improve. Most players have peaks and valleys. Most take a step or two backward for every one they take forward.
The most remarkable thing about Cole Miller's golf career is his steady improvement. Through three years the Northwestern junior has continued to get better, each season achieving a little bit more than the one before it.
Last Wednesday he won his second straight Colonial League Championship Tournament. This time he did it by a five-stroke margin over Bangor's Alex Colton.
Northwestern-Northern Lehigh is one of those special rivalries.
To call it a friendly rivalry wouldn't be right. It wouldn't give justice to the hard-hitting, all-out contests the two schools have in every sport they play.
But it is one of those rivalries where both sides respect each other like no one else they face. They want to beat each other and do it with authority. But after the game they can shake hands and leave the grudges on the field.
It might seem hard to believe, but the past two undefeated season for Northwestern's girls cross country team are the products of something that happened four years ago, maybe longer.
It started with the Tigers' 2009 team that went 26-0, led by seniors Lindsay Kerr, Ramzy Burns and Megan Handwerk.
This year's seniors were freshmen on that team and they learned from those upperclassmen.
For the first time since its week 1 loss to Palisades, Northwestern looked like the young football team that it is.
Last Friday night a visiting Southern Lehigh team desperately needing a win came into Tiger Stadium and played its best game of the season.
The Spartans' backs were to the wall and they played like it, posting a 46-10 win and keeping Northwestern at arms length after opening an early lead.
If the last two weeks proved anything about Northwestern's football team, it is that the Tigers' season-opening loss had no lingering effect.
This week the team will have to prove that its second loss of the season isn't going to dampen any hopes or expectations.
Tyler Stelmack knows the DeSales University cross country course. He's run it plenty of times in his career.
The Northwestern senior used his knowledge of the course to earn a fourth-place finish Saturday in the 34th Annual DeSales Invitational. Tiger teammate Haley Yost ran to a fifth-place finish in the girls race as four Northwestern runners took home medals, which went to the top 25 finishers in the varsity races.
The Tigers' Rachele Cerrone (12th) and Carly Pierce (18th) also earned medals as the girls team finished fourth overall and the boys came in seventh.
When one football team beats another in all three facets of the game - offense, defense and special teams - the result is usually a comfortable margin of victory.
Northwestern beat Salisbury in all three phases last week and came away with a 23-0 win in the 2012 Tiger Stadium home opener.
After losing by 41 points in week 1, the Tigers wanted to prove they're a better team than the one that was shut out by Palisades on opening night.
"To come back off a 41-0 loss and win 23-0, it feels great," said Northwestern running back Mason Schuler.
Most golfers have gotten that unforgettable feeling for a shot or two. Some have even played stretches of a few holes or more where the ball just seemed to go where they wanted it to on nearly every shot.
But very, very few golfers can sustain that for an entire round.
One of those few is Northwestern junior Cole Miller. In a match against Pen Argyl on August 27 Miller shot a career low 63. He made nine birdies and no bogeys, shooting 3-under par on the front nine and a 6-under 30 on the back side.
Northwestern girls volleyball players had always hoped to play for a high school team. Some of them had been playing for the Northwestern Volleyball Club since middle school, competing against other high school teams during the spring club season.
For years they had been trying to get a high school team started that would compete against others in the fall, but as last year's school year was coming to a close, they still had not received approval.