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So. Columbia knocks Tigers out of states

Thursday, February 11, 2016 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It’s been eight years since Northwestern was truly a title contender in wrestling.

The programs golden years, which included league and district titles in 2007 and 2008, along with three straight district runner-up finishes before that, seemed to end abruptly.

The Tigers made two more district team tournament appearances in 2009 and 2010, but didn’t get past the quarterfinals. After that came four straight losing seasons without a district tournament appearance.

Boys’ top scorer returns in Jones

Monday, December 21, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After taking a step forward last season, the Northwestern boys basketball program looks to keep up the progress this year.

It won’t be easy. The Tigers graduated 10 seniors, including five of their top seven scorers from last season.

On the bright side, last year’s leading scorer is back in senior guard Parker Jones.

“Parker has to do everything for us,” said third-year head coach Billy Hallman. “He’s going to make us go. He was a starter last year and was really the main guy last year.”

Jones, a 5-10 guard, averaged 11.14 points last year.

Girls return two starters

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It’s not the first time Northwestern head coach Chris Deutsch has seen a large portion of his team graduate. And it might not be the last.

The Tigers graduated three key players from last year and saw another one transfer, leaving the team with just two seniors and two players with starting experience at the varsity level.

“For our group, it’s going to take some time to jell together,” said Deutsch. “I really believe as the season goes along we’re going to get much better. And our patience will be tested as a staff. We have to be patient and let the process work out.

Tiger wrestlers seek titles

Thursday, December 3, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Just about every high school sports program goes through some down times. Northwestern had a few years where numbers were low and results showed it.

Those days seem to be over.

The Tigers returned to the district team tournament last season for the first time since 2010. They sent seven wrestlers to regionals and four to states last winter.

This year, with all but one of those regional qualifiers back with the team, the Tigers set a goal of winning their first district title sicne 2008.

Top scorer returns in Jones

Thursday, December 3, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

After taking a step forward last season, the Northwestern boys basketball program looks to keep up the progress this year.

It won’t be easy. The Tigers graduated 10 seniors, including five of their top seven scorers from last season.

On the bright side, last year’s leading scorer is back in senior guard Parker Jones.

“Parker has to do everything for us,” said third-year head coach Billy Hallman. “He’s going to make us go. He was a starter last year and was really the main guy last year.”

Jones, a 5-10 guard, averaged 11.14 points last year.

Tigers take down Gettysburg

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It was the same formula that worked for Northwestern in the District 11 boys soccer title game. The Tigers played superb defense and made the most of a few scoring opportunities to beat Gettysburg 2-0 Saturday and advance to the PIAA Class AA semifinals.

“I said at halftime that the two things that are going to win this game are heart and execution,” said Northwestern head coach Nate Hunsicker. “We had two quality goal-scoring opportunities at the end there and we executed on them and that was the difference in the game.”

Tigers claim D-11 gold

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Northwestern’s road to the District 11 boys soccer championship didn’t start this season. It began last year with a young team that improved throughout the season and played its best in late fall.

This year’s team, with most of last year’s roster still intact, picked up right where last year’s team left off. Then went one step further.

The Tigers earned their first district boys soccer title since 2004 when they topped Salisbury, 2-0 last Thursday at Whitehall High School.

Boys soccer takes CL title

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Coming into the season with nine of last year’s starters returning from a team that reached the league playoffs and district final last season, the goals were clear this season for Northwestern’s boys soccer team and they included league and district titles.

The Tigers achieved the first of those last Thursday, outlasting Moravian 1-0 in the Colonial League title game.

The Tigers capitalized on a corner play early in the first half and then got an outstanding effort from goal keeper Kyle Bellhorn.

Boys bounce back from first defeat

Thursday, October 8, 2015 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

When Northwestern suffered its first loss of the season last week, 1-0 to Salisbury, the team had to choose a path.

It could let the loss pull it downward or use it as learning experience and motivation.

The Tigers did the latter. They headed into Monday’s rescheduled contest against Moravian Academy, the only other unbeaten team in the Colonial League ready to erase the loss from their memory.

The did just that, beating the Lions 3-0 to remain the only undefeated team in the league. The loss to Salisbury was a nonleague game between the two league rivals.