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Two Tigers make all-state team

Thursday, December 26, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Northwestern recently competed its best football season in years. With the season now finished, the Tigers have earned some individual accolades to go along with their Eastern Conference championship medals.

Senior Mac Storm and junior Cam Richardson have been named to the Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State team.

Storm is a 6-foot-3, 300-pound linemen who earned a spot on the all-state offensive line. Richardson is a wide receiver/corner back who was named as the all-state defensive athlete.

Two Tigers make all-state team

Thursday, December 26, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Northwestern recently competed its best football season in years. With the season now finished, the Tigers have earned some individual accolades to go along with their Eastern Conference championship medals.

Senior Mac Storm and junior Cam Richardson have been named to the Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State team.

Storm is a 6-foot-3, 300-pound linemen who earned a spot on the all-state offensive line. Richardson is a wide receiver/corner back who was named as the all-state defensive athlete.

High-flying Falcons are up next

Thursday, September 5, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

No teams are eliminated from playoff contention after two weeks of high school football.

But an 0-2 start sure makes it difficult to eventually reach the postseason.

That's why Northwestern head coach Josh Snyder and his staff have told their players that this week's game is as important as any they'll play all year.

"We told them that to accomplish our goals, this is a must-win game," said Snyder. "It's a huge game for us. You never want to start 0-2, especially when you have high expectations as we do."

week in review Lady Tigers beat Bangor on game's final out

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

SOFTBALL

Monday, April 8

N'western-Bangor

Northwestern beat Bangor, 8-7.

Tiger Centerfielder Morgan Cleary threw out Bangor's trying run at the plate with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to preserve victory.

Lydia Danner, Cailie Rehrig and Nicole Metzger each hadd two hits for the Northwestern.

N'western 002 060 0 - 8 12 4

Bangor 010 023 1 - 7 8 3

Danner and Greenberg; Luddington and Smith; W - Danner, L - Luddington.

Friday, April 5

Palmerton-N'western

Young Tigers start season 5-2

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Baseball teams with seven new varsity starters usually take some time to adjust. But Northwestern doesn't look like a team with seven new starters. And the team certainly has not needed much time to adjust.

The Tigers are off to a 5-2 start this season, including a five-game win streak and lot of run scoring.

"I'm very pleased with where we're at at this point in the season," said Smith. "I'm just so pleased with the progress we have made even from the first game to now with such a young and inexperienced team."

Lady Tiger offense erupts against NL

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Northwestern had scored a total of six runs in three games this season and was looking for a breakout game from its hitters Tuesday at Northern Lehigh.

The Lady Tigers came through, pounding out 14 hits in a 13-1 win over the Lady Bulldogs.

First-year head coach Troxell addressed the team's offensive woes before the game. He even tweaked the batting order.

"We were going to keep making changes until it worked," he said. "They all went up and did their job today."

MacLaughlin, Troxell take over as Tiger head coaches

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

If the weather cooperates, this week will bring the start of the varsity sports season at Northwestern.

It could also mark the first regular season action for two Tiger new head coaches.

Mike MacLaughlin, a former head track coach at Catasauqua, takes over Northwestern's boys track program this year, while Carey Troxell begins his varsity head coaching career at the helm of the Lady Tiger softball team.

Shackleton earns two state medals

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Many high school swimmers use their first appearance at states as a learning experience. Happy just to be there, a lot of young swimmers get acclimated to the environment their first time, realizing how difficult it is for a rookie to perform on that stage.

Trey Shackleton took a different mindset. Although the sophomore from the Northwestern School District was making his first trip to the PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships, he still planned to perform his best and compete for medals.

Next stop: Hershey

Thursday, March 7, 2013 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

After setbacks three years in a row, Mike Ortiz is headed to states

Mike Ortiz has waited a long time for the right to wrestle in the PIAA Championships.

With his second-place finish at last weekend's Southeast Regional Tournament, the Northwestern senior earned his first trip to states, which began Thursday at Hershey's Giant Center.

"It makes me feel better about missing those years in that I'm accomplishing what I set out to 13 years ago," he said. "You never know what can happen."