Ever since his early teenage years, Brad Eroh has been involved in racing of some sort.
Eroh, a 1997 graduate of Northwestern High School-started racing go-carts at the age of 13. During his early career as a go-cart racer, he captured eight championships, including the national go-cart championship in 1998.
In every sport, a select number of players rise to the level as dominant playmakers on his or her team.
Sarah Segan, a junior at Northwestern Lehigh High School, has certainly reached that status on the Tigers girls' soccer team. She is a dynamic goal-scorer, has the ability to find her teammates, and was often the best player on the field.
Segan put together another dominant season on the field as a junior, tallying 36 goals and 12 assists for a Tigers team that captured Colonial League and District 11 Class AA championships in 2013.
On Sunday afternoon at Northampton Memorial Community Center, the 2013 Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Annual Awards Banquet was held to announce this year's scholarship winners.
The Soccer Scholar Athlete Award was first established in 1975, and two more student-athletes would add their names to the list of past winners.
Leigham Breckenridge, a senior at Northwestern Lehigh, won the 2013 Frank D. Olszewski Memorial Scholarship Award. Southern Lehigh senior Abigail Kohler was awarded the 2013 Gary F. Toth Scholarship Award.
During Madison Burns' career at Northwestern High School, the school didn't have a swimming team. Therefore, Burns swam individually, while devoting her junior year to representing the Tigers in various meets throughout the season.
When she was a senior, Burns didn't swim in the high school ranks, but instead she focused her final season while swimming on her club team, Parkland Area Aquatic Club.
That hasn't derailed Burns, a 2012 graduate of Northwestern High School, from putting together a fine career thus far at the University of North Carolina.
Heading into her freshman season on the Lock Haven women's soccer team, Haylee Kubat just wanted to prove herself to her fellow Bald Eagles.
After learning the ropes in her first season, Kubat has blossomed into one of the team's most consistent players.
Kubat, a 2012 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, appeared in four games as a freshman. But during her sophomore campaign that recently came to an end, Kubat saw action in all 18 of the Bald Eagles' games, including 12 starts at the midfield position.
Throughout his golf career at Northwestern Lehigh High School, senior Cole Miller has proven to be one of the top golfers in the state.
Now, a little more than a month after his second-consecutive second-place finish in the PIAA 2A Golf Championships, Miller is officially set to take his playing career to the next level.
On Monday at Northwestern Lehigh High School, Miller-accompanied by his parents Carl and Jenny Miller, as well as Tiger head coach Tim Miller-signed his official letter of intent to attend Pennsylvania State University where he'll continue his golf career.
Northwestern Lehigh junior Sarah Segan visited a number of schools as she sought to continue her soccer career at the collegiate level.
After visiting schools toward the end of her sophomore school year, Segan had no question as to where she wanted to play upon her final college visit in Williamsburg, Virginia.
For two decades, one thing remained constant at Northwestern Lehigh football home gamesthe announcer's voice out of the press box.
Since the 1993 football season, Ken Fisher, a former Northwestern Lehigh Assistant Principal, has been the Tigers' announcer whenever the team played on its home field.
During the Tigers' Eastern Conference Class AA championships against North Schuylkill on Friday, Fisher called his last game in the press box for the Tigers.
The Northwestern Lehigh girls' soccer team remembered the feeling from last season's loss to Saucon Valley in the district championship game.
The Tigers made sure last week they wouldn't experience that same hardship a year later.
Tied in a 1-1 game against Blue Mountain, the No. 1 seeded Tigers scored three consecutive goals to capture the 4-1 victory over the No. 2 seeded Lady Eagles and the District 11 Class AA Girls' Soccer Championship last Thursday at J. Birney Crum Stadium.
Both the Northwestern boys and girls cross country teams had little trouble in capturing gold in the team championships of last season's district meet.
Not much was different in terms of how both teams finished in this season's district race.
On the girls' side, three Tigers finished in the top five, and five runners placed in the top 10, to lead Northwestern to a comfortable first place finish in the District 11 2A team championships last Wednesday at Bethlehem Golf Club.