Northwestern-Northern Lehigh is one of those special rivalries.
To call it a friendly rivalry wouldn't be right. It wouldn't give justice to the hard-hitting, all-out contests the two schools have in every sport they play.
But it is one of those rivalries where both sides respect each other like no one else they face. They want to beat each other and do it with authority. But after the game they can shake hands and leave the grudges on the field.
With both teams still...
They had a good week of practice.
It was Homecoming Night.
And they had just stopped their opponent on the game's opening drive.
All the signs seemed to favor a special night for Northwestern.
But with one play, all the positive vibes in Tiger Stadium seemed to disappear in an instant.
Notre Dame took the opening kickoff Friday night and marched to Northwestern's nine-yard line in nine plays. But the Tigers benefitted from a Crusader holding call and...
Nick Vecellio knows about qualifying for districts.
In three years on the Northwestern Lehigh High School golf team, Vecellio has competed in all three District 11 Qualifiers and played his way into the district championship tournament field each time.
He did it again Monday at Woodstone Golf Club in Danielsville. The junior shot an 83, the fourth-lowest score in Class AA, to easily advance from that event on to next week's District 11 Class AA Championship at Shawnee Golf...
During Austin Marich's senior year of high school at Northwestern, he didn't know where, or even if, he was going to play college soccer. Marich had a plethora of college offers, including Division I, before he sustained a torn ACL.
His club team, FC Revolution, participated in college showcase tournaments. Some schools remained recruiting him, and others gave him a walk on option.
"It was tough because I had other opportunities at Division I levels," said Marich. "That's what...
Last Thursday afternoon's boys soccer game between Northwestern and Salisbury had the feel of a late-October playoff atmosphere in mid-September.
Hard tackles, teammates yelling directions, and the two teams jawing back and forth highlighted this up-and-down contest. Brandon Ettl curled in a free-kick 10 minutes into the second half, and the Tigers defense held firm in a 1-0 Colonial League Conference victory.
"We came out here to win," Ettl said. "We knew that they were a good...
Northwestern Lehigh sophomore Sarah Segan is having one remarkable season for the Tigers' girls soccer team.
Segan entered last Thursday's game against Salisbury as the Colonial League's leader in goals scored. In the Tigers' (11-0 overall; 8-0 in Colonial league) 3-0 victory over the Falcons (6-4 overall; 6-2 in Colonial League) at Salisbury High School, Segan netted all three goals, bringing her total to 24 in just 10 games this season.
And she'll be the first to tell you...
If the last two weeks proved anything about Northwestern's football team, it is that the Tigers' season-opening loss had no lingering effect.
This week the team will have to prove that its second loss of the season isn't going to dampen any hopes or expectations.
"We definitely learned from past experience that we are capable of bouncing back and putting a few wins together," said Northwestern head coach Josh Snyder. "We said at the beginning of the year that our goal is to...
For the first time since its week 1 loss to Palisades, Northwestern looked like the young football team that it is.
Last Friday night a visiting Southern Lehigh team desperately needing a win came into Tiger Stadium and played its best game of the season.
The Spartans' backs were to the wall and they played like it, posting a 46-10 win and keeping Northwestern at arms length after opening an early lead.
"They're a well-coached football team with a lot of skill guys and...
One of the hardest things about the game of golf is to continually improve. Most players have peaks and valleys. Most take a step or two backward for every one they take forward.
The most remarkable thing about Cole Miller's golf career is his steady improvement. Through three years the Northwestern junior has continued to get better, each season achieving a little bit more than the one before it.
Last Wednesday he won his second straight Colonial League Championship Tournament...
Tyler Stelmack knows the DeSales University cross country course. He's run it plenty of times in his career.
The Northwestern senior used his knowledge of the course to earn a fourth-place finish Saturday in the 34th Annual DeSales Invitational. Tiger teammate Haley Yost ran to a fifth-place finish in the girls race as four Northwestern runners took home medals, which went to the top 25 finishers in the varsity races.
The Tigers' Rachele Cerrone (12th) and Carly Pierce (18th)...