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Wrestlers’ renaissance continues

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Expectations are understandably high for this season’s Northwestern wrestling team. The Tigers are coming off a year that included a spot in the PIAA team dual tournament and an individual state medalist performance by Caleb Clymer.

Northwestern’s renaissance appears to be on track to continue this season, with several talented wrestlers back in the fold and the team’s lineup drawing statewide recognition.

But for the success to continue, head coach Jim Moll knows the Tigers can’t rest on their laurels.

Girls have young team in 2016-17

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Northwestern girls’ head coach Chris Deutsch is preaching patience with this season’s squad.

The Lady Tigers have just one senior on the roster, Paige Stitzel, and lose last year’s leading scorer, Erika Thomas.

But Deutsch won’t be starting from scratch, as many of the players on this year’s team saw significant playing time a year ago, when Northwestern went 16-9 overall and qualified for the Colonial League and District 11 tournaments.

Boys soccer wins PIAA playoff game

Thursday, November 10, 2016 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Northwestern’s recipe for success this season has consisted largely of sound defending and ball control.

And timely scoring.

The Tigers utilized the formula once again in Tuesday’s PIAA Class AAA first round game to top Athens, 1-0.

“Possession and solid defense in the back has been our bread and butter all year long,” Northwestern head coach Nathan Hunsicker said. “We don’t score a ton of goals, but we always seem to get one more than the other guys, so that’s what it’s all about at the end of the day.”

Four harriers compete in states

Thursday, November 10, 2016 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

There were no medals for Northwestern after the PIAA Cross Country Championships. But there was plenty for the Tigers to be proud of.

Sophomore Madeline Consuelos placed 36th (20:24) and junior Molly Tarvin 62nd (20:51) in the Class 2A girls’ race, while juniors Robert Leiser took 48th (17:34) and Phillip Castrine 78th (17:53) in the AA boys’ race.

Competing at the state meet without a team for the first time since 2010, Consuelos and Tarvin left with extra motivation to return with a full squad next year.

Four Tigers head to Hershey

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Chris Stitzel knew it would happen at some point.

As the Northwestern cross country coach entered the 2016 campaign, he was well-aware that the 129-0 streak his girls carried into the season wouldn’t and couldn’t last forever.

“I know it’s going to end eventually, but we’re trying to enjoy it for as long as we can,” he said before the start of the season. “I don’t like to bring it up because I don’t want to put pressure on them. But they are aware of it.”

The streak, which started on Oct. 13, 2010, was halted at the hands of Southern Lehigh in September.

Hathaway hat trick leads Tigers

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

It’s hard to predict how a team will respond to a loss.

But if Northwestern’s District 11 Class 2A girls’ soccer quarterfinal against Lehighton is any indication, the Tigers will be just fine.

After falling to Southern Lehigh in penalty kicks in the Colonial League semifinals last week, Northwestern bounced back Tuesday with a 7-0 victory to move on to the semifinals.

The Tigers will face Salisbury, which earned an 8-0 quarterfinal win over Tamaqua, Thursday in the semis.

Girls soccer falls in CL semifinal

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

The Northwestern and Southern Lehigh girls’ soccer teams are no strangers to success.

The two programs have combined to win the last three Colonial League tournament titles, with the Spartans topping the Tigers for last year’s crown.

Back-to-back championships seemed unlikely for Southern Lehigh, which lost many of its top play makers from last season’s squad.

These Spartans might not be last year’s team. But Tuesday night, they proved they still know how to get the job done.

Article By: Patrick Matsinko pmatsinko@tnonline.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

The Northwestern and Southern Lehigh girls’ soccer teams are no strangers to success.

The two programs have combined to win the last three Colonial League tournament titles, with the Spartans topping the Tigers for last year’s crown.

Back-to-back championships seemed unlikely for Southern Lehigh, which lost many of its top play makers from last season’s squad.

These Spartans might not be last year’s team. But Tuesday night, they proved they still know how to get the job done.

Consuelos takes first for Lady Tigers

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Losing isn’t something the Northwestern girls’ cross country team has been forced to deal with in recent years.

The Lady Tigers entered the 2016 season having won 129 consecutive dual meets in Colonial League competition, a run that started in 2010.

That streak was snapped on Sept. 13 by Southern Lehigh.

Northwestern suffered its second loss of the season Tuesday – again at the hands of the Lady Spartans.

While Southern Lehigh swept Tuesday’s Colonial League meet to move to 21-0, it was Northwestern sophomore Madeline Consuelos that won the race.