Northwestern Press

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Girls relay earns District 11 medal

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The goal for many athletes competing at last week’s district track and field meet was to advance to states the following week.

A number of Northwestern athletes nearly qualified for that level. Unfortunately, the Tigers came up just short of the trip to Shippensburg. Their closest qualifier came in the 4x800 relay event where the foursome of Tigers medaled and placed fourth on Day 1 of the District 11 Class 3A Track and Field Championships last Wednesday at Whitehall High School.

Bartlett finds meaningful career at LLS

Thursday, February 8, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Emily Bartlett wanted to stay active after her days playing college soccer at Millersville University.

She also wanted to pursue a career that was meaningful to her and one in which she could make a difference in the world.

So, the former Northwestern Tiger combined the two. After graduating from Millersville, Bartlett moved to California to take a full-time position with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. There, she serves as a member of Team in Training, a sports endurance program that trains athletes for events and helps raise funds for cancer research.

Boys fall to hot-shooting Slaters, 80-50

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It was no surprise to Northwestern boys basketball head coach Billy Hallman. Tuesday’s meeting with Bangor, the lone remaining unbeaten Colonial League team, was going be the Tigers’ toughest test to date.

Then the Slaters proved why they are so dangerous on the court.

Bangor built up an early lead in the first quarter and never looked back. The Slaters (15-1 overall; 12-0 in Colonial League) grew their lead to double digits in the second quarter, pushed it to over 20 in the fourth, and downed Northwestern on Tuesday night, 80-50.

Powerful Panthers prove to be too much for Tigers

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern wrestling coach Jim Moll understood the uphill climb as his team entered Saucon Valley’s home gym.

After a fast start for unbeaten Saucon Valley, that challenge seemed even more daunting for the visiting Tigers.

The Panthers, which are on the verge of ending their sixth straight undefeated Colonial League season, won the first four bouts and cruised to a 47-22 victory on Monday night at Saucon Valley High School. The Panthers (6-0 in Colonial League) handed Northwestern its first league loss of the season and remain the lone unbeaten Colonial League squad.

Wrestlers rout So. Lehigh

Friday, January 19, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

As the Northwestern wrestling team prepares for postseason competition, it looks as if the Tigers will be the healthiest they’ve been in awhile.

And that health is translating to success up and down the lineup for head coach Jim Moll.

In a battle of two of the Colonial League’s top teams, Northwestern left little doubt as to who was the better team last Tuesday night. The Tigers (4-0 in Colonial League) earned six falls en route to a dominant 56-24 win over Southern Lehigh (2-2) at Northwestern High School.

Four seniors have NW girls team rolling

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern knew it had an advantage inside with senior Leighanna Lister when it traveled to Salisbury over the weekend.

Then the Tigers executed that mismatch to perfection early and often.

Lister, the Georgian Court University commit, scored a game-high 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Northwestern raced out to a quick lead and dominated Salisbury (5-6 overall; 4-3 in Colonial League) 50-24. The Tigers (8-3, 6-1) have won four straight league games.

Segan helps Tribe reach CAA semifinals

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

There’s a sense of what could have been for Sarah Segan and the College of William and Mary women’s soccer team.

William and Mary raced out of the gates this fall with a 4-1 record. Segan, a former Northwestern High School standout on the pitch, scored three goals in that stretch. But in that fourth win, the season flipped upside down for the Tribe.

Segan suffered a hamstring injury against Bucknell in her team’s fifth game of the season. The redshirt sophomore missed seven games due to that injury, and William and Mary endured a seven-game losing skid.

Tigers grapplers take down Pirates

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

With this being his senior season, Matt Peters isn’t taking anything for granted.

Ever since Peters qualified for the PIAA wrestling tournament as a freshman, luck hasn’t necessarily been on his side. Injuries have derailed his sophomore and junior seasons, keeping Peters out of postseason wrestling in each of the past two years.

But Peters is looking to put all of that behind him with one last season to go. And he’s off to a solid start in his quest to get back to Hershey for states.

Yost helps EKU reach new heights

Friday, December 15, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The bus ride home from regionals in Virginia was one with just a tad of uncertainty. History was in the Eastern Kentucky University women’s cross-country team’s grasp.

After placing third as a team in the Southeast Regionals, one place away from an automatic berth to NCAAs, the Colonels’ status was a bit unclear. While Eastern Kentucky certainly felt as if it did enough in the regular season to warrant one of the 13 at-large bids to nationals, it wasn’t a sure bet.