Northwestern Press

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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.

Clymer gets ‘next best thing’

Sunday, March 19, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Caleb Clymer’s next best thing is pretty good.

Though the Northwestern junior didn’t get his ultimate goal of a state title, Clymer still left the PIAA Wrestling Championships with plenty to be proud of.

Clymer capped a stellar tournament with a third-place finish, his second straight medal in the Class 2A event.

After a loss in the quarterfinals, Clymer battled through the consolation bracket, winning three straight matches to reach the 152-pound third-place bout, where he defeated Central Martinsburg’s Brock Biddle, 3-2.

Rex makes most of opportunity

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Opportunities often are what one makes of them.

For Colin Rex, it was the chance of a lifetime.

When North Schuylkill’s Mason Madden-Edwards, the District 11 runner-up at 132 pounds, was unable to compete at last weekend’s Southeast Regional Tournament due to injury, it created an opening for Rex, who was the alternate after placing fifth at districts.

Rex seized the moment.

Tigers send four to Hershey

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

There were no titles for the Northwestern wrestling team coming out of the Southeast Regional Tournament. But the Tigers left Wilson West Lawn High School with much more.

With two wrestlers in the championship finals, and two more placing in the top six, Northwestern came away from the regional tournament with four wrestlers advancing to this week’s PIAA Championships.

Baily Wehr (120) and Caleb Clymer (152) advanced to the championship finals this past Saturday and finished second in their weight classes.

Clymer tastes gold again

Thursday, March 2, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Caleb Clymer is back on top.

After tasting gold as a freshman but fighting through an injury-plagued sophomore season, the Northwestern junior returned to the top step of the podium Saturday at the District 11 Class 2A Wrestling tournament. Clymer knocked off Pen Argyl’s Chase Anklam with a 7-0 decision to win the 152-pound title.

Clymer established a high standard as a freshman with a district title at 138 pounds as the fifth seed — a win that came by fall.

Tigers win two at D-11 Duals

Thursday, February 9, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Just call them marathon men.

Three matches. One day. And almost a fourth.

Northwestern once again went through the gauntlet at the District 11 Team Championships Saturday at Freedom High School.

Only this time, the Tigers were unable to successfully navigate the same course they charted a year ago at Joseph J. McIntyre Gymnasium.

After losing to Saucon Valley 63-9 in the championship semifinals, Northwestern responded with a 42-30 win to bounce Pen Argyl and advance to the consolation final.

But Northwestern’s run ended there.