A bad concussion can never be good for an athlete.
Or can it?
For Northwestern multi-sport athlete Taylor Wanamaker, a knee and then a kick to his head that knocked him unconscious during a soccer game may be the best thing that has ever happened to him in his 16 years.
Wanamaker’s Level 3 concussion led doctors to coincidentally discover a more serious unrelated problem that could have eventually ended his life.
A family in fear
Trust in family.
Catcher Anna Akelaitis gives the pitch sign to pitcher, Emily Akelaitis. More times than not, the pitch gets the batter to swing and miss or hit into an easy out.
“My sister is very demanding behind the plate,” said Emily. “I trust her 24 -7 because she’s not just my sister, she’s my best friend, too.”
Emily has been pitching softballs to Anna since she was in the fifth grade and Anna was in fourth.
You watch a high school basketball game, and you think the coaches of both teams are deciding their offensive and defensive strategies based upon what they see.
More than likely, their game plans were put into place days before.
Both Marian Catholic’s boys coach John Patton and Northwestern girls coach Chris Deutsch agree that breaking down videos of their own teams, and of their opponents, is an essential tool to gaining an edge to a winning record.
Molly Troxell never thought that when she first met John Garrity their working relationship would become a 40-year friendship.
Troxell, who recently began her 18th year as an elementary school art instructor, was Garrity’s student teacher at Northern Lehigh Elementary School.
According to the National Golf Foundation, that’s the amount of adult golfers who average under an 80 score on a par-72 course.
At present, the Northwestern High School golf teamis easily exceeding that percentage.
“This year we have four players who shoot in the seventies, and four others who can score in the eighties,” said Tiger golf coach Tim Miller, now in his seventh season with the program.