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Four Lady Tigers to play college sports

Friday, April 22, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Mikaela Koenig got accepted into the school and program of her choice when she joined Lebanon Valley College. Her basketball career, however, seemed to have come to the end of its road. And she was content with that.

Shortly after being accepted into Lebanon Valley College, that all changed.

“I applied early decision for their doctor of physical therapy program because they only accept about 50 kids and they get like 300 applicants,” Koenig said. “Once I applied there and that’s where I was going, if I played basketball or not, I knew that was the right choice.

Football, boys soccer players head to D3

Friday, April 22, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Both the Northwestern football and boys soccer teams made it to their respective district championship games. The latter of the two won the Class 2A crown this past fall season.

A total of seven players from those two teams lead a list of eight male athletes that signed college letters of intent last Wednesday at Northwestern High School’s Gymnasium.

N’western leads CL’s West Division

Friday, April 22, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

It’s been almost a year in the past, but Northwestern senior Jake Augustus can remember it clear as day.

Salisbury and Northwestern met three times on the baseball field last year. Both regular season meetings didn’t go the Tigers’ way, especially the first on the Falcons’ home grass.

“We came down here and they kicked our butt,” said Augustus, who pitched that game. “We were out of here in the fourth or fifth inning…We had them, and then Cooperman hit a homerun off of me.”

Tigers offense erupts

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

When a team’s bats are locked in and the lineup feeds off of one another, it can be tough for opposing pitchers to stop any offense.

Case in point was Northwestern’s offense in an early season Colonial League game last week. Just ask Northern Lehigh pitcher Chad Ceberberg. Northwestern (5-2 overall, 4-1 in Colonial League) exploded for 17 hits and put the 10-run rule in effect in the sixth inning with a 11-1 win over Northern Lehigh last Friday.

Two Tigers make states

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Six different Northwestern wrestlers took the mat on Friday when the PIAA Class 2A SE Region Tournament got underway.

By the conclusion of the final bouts on Saturday night, two Tigers punched their tickets to states. And it was a familiar duo from last year.

Quentin Bernhard and Caleb Clymer both advanced to the medal-winning rounds on Saturday at Reading’s Wilson West Lawn High School with their place in states already clinched. The only thing to decide was their place when the finals, third- and fifth-place matches began.

Thomas eclipses 1,000

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern guard Erika Thomas generally spends time after practices working on her free throws. So, it only seemed right that she would make history at the foul line.

Late in the game of last week’s Colonial League semifinal loss to Southern Lehigh, Thomas went to the foul line just like she has plenty of times in her career. She sunk both shots and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career in the process, making her the first Lady Tiger to accomplish the feat since Sara Jones did it in 2013.

Tigers reach semis

Thursday, February 11, 2016 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The first two meetings were close endings coming down the stretch, with the home team coming away with the win in both regular season contests. The latest was a 51-46 win in overtime for Northwestern over Salisbury exactly a week ago.

The third meeting, one that would have more on the line than the previous two, had a different script to be played out. And it went in favor of Northwestern.