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Slaters hold off Northwestern

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

You’d be hard-pressed to find a team in the Colonial League that has gone through a tougher stretch than the one the Northwestern girls’ basketball team just did.

That difficult spurt came to an end on Monday night with a league game against Bangor, the Colonial League’s East Division leader. Northwestern battled until the final whistle and nearly pulled off the upset, but the Slaters kept their distance atop the division standings with a 45-42 victory.

District 11 basketball landscape changes

Thursday, January 19, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

A number of area teams have already qualified for the district playoffs even though that tournament is still a month down the road. The Allen and Emmaus boys basketball teams, both who are ranked in the state Class 6A rankings, have already cemented a spot.

But when those district tournaments tip off on Feb. 21, the scene will look slightly different than in years past. The biggest change fans will notice is the increase from four PIAA classifications to six based on student enrollment numbers.

Tigers compete in Zephyr Duals

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Northwestern wrestling team got to experience a little bit of everything over the weekend at the Zephyr Duals. As one of 16 teams competing at Whitehall High School on Saturday, the Tigers faced competition that included a fellow Colonial League foe, a traditionally successful Eastern Pennsylvania Conference squad and a couple of teams from outside the Lehigh Valley area.

All in all, the Tigers put together a successful outing despite being given a tough road throughout the event.

Chisdak put team goals first

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Abby Chisdak and the Northwestern girls basketball team are ringing in the New Year with a tough three-game stretch in the first week of January. She also recently finished her third high school soccer season in the fall.

Whether Chisdak is running up and down the hardwood or across the soccer pitch, one thing remains consistent with the Tiger junior. No matter what sport it is, she’ll do whatever is necessary for the betterment of the team.

Segan’s return helps Tribe get to playoffs

Thursday, December 15, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Depending how you look at it, six months is not particularly a long time. But in some situations, it can seem like forever. Just ask Sarah Segan.

As the former Northwestern 100-goal scorer was preparing for her freshman season at the College of William & Mary back in the summer of 2015, Segan suffered an injury. Then, a short time later, that injury resurfaced during the preseason of her inaugural college season.

Segan scores 10 goals as sophomore at W&M

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Several Northwestern Lehigh graduates competed on college athletic teams during the fall season.

An unfortunate ACL injury forced Sarah Segan to miss her freshman season on William & Mary’s soccer team. But she has made the most of her return to the field. In a 10-8-2 season for The Tribe, Segan started all 20 games and led the team with 10 goals. Her 31 shots on goal and 22 total points also led the team. She was named to the Colonial Association Athletic Second-Team and also to the All- Rookie team.

MS field hockey team goes unbeaten

Thursday, November 17, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The Northwestern varsity field hockey team certainly had a successful season at the high school level, going 8-6-2 in the Colonial League and advancing to the District 11 Class 2A semifinals.

A number of key graduates will leave that team, but the future is certainly bright for the Tiger field hockey program. And it begins at the middle school level where Northwestern had one of its best seasons ever.