Northwestern Press

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Girls soccer falls in state semifinal

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Northwestern girls soccer head coach Kelly Bleam couldn’t have been prouder of her Northwestern girls soccer team.

She offered a heartfelt sentiment after the Tigers fell 1-0 to St. Basil in the PIAA Class 2A semifinals Tuesday at Upper Perkiomen High School.

“I certainly can’t say enough about the girls’ effort. I’m really proud of them,” Bleam said. “They certainly didn’t walk away saying I didn’t give it my best.

Girls place sixth at state championship

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

The Northwestern girls have been a staple at the state championship cross country meet in recent years.

But 2016 saw the Tigers fail to send a team to Hershey for the first time since 2010.

After winning the Colonial League title and placing second at the District 11 meet, Northwestern returned to Hershey on Saturday and finished sixth out of 19 Class 2A teams with 212 points.

“That was overall our main goal, was just to get those kids here,” said Northwestern head coach Chris Stitzel. “Today was just a bonus for them to top off a great season that we had.

Leiser, Castrine, girls team earn trip to Chocolatetown

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Molly Tarvin couldn’t help but think about what might have been.

The Northwestern girls second place finish in the Class 2A standings at last week’s District 11 Cross Country Championships might not have been the result the team wanted. But the Tigers still clinched a spot at this weekend’s state meet and improved on last year’s result with their performance.

“We did want that first, we were gunning for that,” said Molly Tarvin, who finished 13th. “But second is better than fourth, which is what we were last year.

Cunningham caps career at states

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Trevor Cunningham couldn’t help but smile when he walked off the track Friday at Shippensburg University.

The Northwestern senior closed out his career with a third place finish in his Class 3A 300-meter hurdle preliminary heat at the PIAA Championships.

“It’s a great feeling to be here,” said Cunningham. “This was my goal from the beginning of the season. It’s a great way to end it, not only the track season, but high school athletics in general. I’m gonna miss it, but it’s a great way to go out.”

Cunningham is headed to Ship

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Trevor Cunningham knew the moment he crossed the line that he had done it.

The Northwestern senior qualified for this week’s PIAA Championships with a second-place finish in the Class 3A 300-meter hurdles at last week’s District 11 meet at Blue Mountain High School.

“It’s awesome, I’m very excited for it,” said Cunningham. “As soon as I crossed the finish line, I knew I was going. I got second, but I also heard my coach scream excitedly because I got it. It’s a great feeling.”

Cunningham (39.51) was second to Wilson’s Job Goodman, who won the race with a time of 39.89.

Crusaders edge Tigers in title game

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Bob Fatzinger couldn’t help but think another rally was coming.

Trailing by a run entering the seventh inning of Thursday’s Colonial League championship game against Notre Dame (Green Pond), the Northwestern baseball coach thought a comeback was looming.

And why wouldn’t he? Fatzinger watched the Tigers score seven runs in the seventh inning Tuesday to storm past top seed Southern Lehigh and advance to the final.

But there was no magic in the offing against the Crusaders.

Three Tigers earn silver at CL Meet

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Trevor Cunningham had no shortage of individual accomplishments at last week’s Colonial League championships.

The Northwestern senior continued to excel in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles, earning second place finishes in both events, in addition to placing fifth in the 100-meter dash finals.

But it was perhaps the 1600 relay that gave Cunningham the most satisfaction. Cunningham ran a strong anchor leg of the relay to help the team of Andrew Goodolf, Robert Leiser and Andrew Cornell to a fourth-place finish in 3:32.57.

Three Tigers earn silver at CL Meet

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Trevor Cunningham had no shortage of individual accomplishments at last week’s Colonial League championships.

The Northwestern senior continued to excel in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles, earning second place finishes in both events, in addition to placing fifth in the 100-meter dash finals.

But it was perhaps the 1600 relay that gave Cunningham the most satisfaction. Cunningham ran a strong anchor leg of the relay to help the team of Andrew Goodolf, Robert Leiser and Andrew Cornell to a fourth-place finish in 3:32.57.

Cunningham goes 4-for-4 in win

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

With a wry smile and already knowing the answer, a young fan lobbed a softball question to Northwestern’s Trevor Cunningham.

“Any seconds today?”

Cunningham’s response, much like his performance in Tuesday’s Colonial League meet against Palmerton, was crisp.

“Nope.”

Cunningham ripped off four victories. He took first place in the in the 100 (11.6) and 200 (23.6), while also sweeping the 110 hurdles (15.5) and 300 hurdles (41.6) to help the Tigers edge the Blue Bombers 78-72 in the boys meet.