Northwestern Press

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Girls fall in quarterfinal

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by SAM MATTA in Sports

The Northwestern girls basketball team finished off its season Saturday as the Lady Tigers fell to No. 7 seed Tamaqua 58-51 in the District 11 Class 3A quarterfinals at Northern Lehigh High School.

The Raiders’ Emma Kuczynski poured in a game-high 33 points, en route to leading her team to a scintillating 58-51 win over the No. 2 seed Tigers.

“Everything was just flowing for me today,” said Kuczynski. “I just wanted to help our team win. It’s all about the team. We have some great players, and when we are clicking, we feel confident about winning.”

Mahanoy’s Kilroy was close to Ali

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 by SAM MATTA in Sports

The coal mines in Northeast Pennsylvania run deep into the hillsides. Perhaps that is what makes Anthracite Region natives so unique, so different and so full of loyalty to the region’s sons and daughters.

Gene “Bucko” Kilroy lost his closest, dearest and most revered friend late Friday night when “The Greatest” heavyweight boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali, passed away due to complications from Parkinson’s disease at the age of 74.

“I was as close to Ali as I was to my brothers,” Kilroy said via phone from his home in Las Vegas, Neveda early Saturday morning.