Even though Quentin Bernhard isn't advancing to this week's PIAA Wrestling Championships, the Northwestern sophomore can still consider this season a success.
Bernhard wrestled valiantly at the Class AA Southeast Regional tournament this past weekend, finishing in sixth place at 113 pounds, one spot away from advancing to Hershey.
That performance comes on the heels of a fourth-place finish in the District 11 tournament, not bad for a wrestler that is only in his second year at...
The Northwestern wrestling team has been through quite a bit this season.
An outbreak of impetigo early in the year decimated the lineup and forced the team to constantly adjust. All while maintaining some form of routine and order, no small task for a squad that features zero seniors.
But no matter the circumstances, the Tigers kept fighting and never quit.
"That is all you can really ask of any of your wrestlers: Compete as hard as you can," said Northwestern coach Jim...
For the third straight year, Central Catholic's Nicole Sagl, a resident of the Northwestern School District, captured the District 11 Diving Championship this past Saturday. Southern Lehigh's Erin Donnelly finished second in districts, nearly 100 points off the pace set by Sagl, capturing second place and the final Class AA invitation to states, edging out teammate Emily Marshall.
The victory gives Sagl her third trip to the PIAA Diving Championships at Bucknell University, which are...
The Lady Tigers had a busy week. Trista Cunningham, Sabrina Mertz and Sarah Segan appeared on a local sports television show Monday night. The team scrimmaged Parkland on Wednesday and the entire squad went out for a team dinner Friday night before appearing on another television program. All of which led up to their District 11 Class AAA quarterfinal game against seventh-seeded Blue Mountain on Saturday.
After the contest, one can also say it was a successful seven days.
106 Pounds: No. 12 Baily Wehr (13-11)
Wehr dec. No. 5 Mason Madden-Edwards (No. Schuylkill), 7-5
Wehr dec. SV No. 13 Noah Rex (Central Catholic), 9-7
No. 1 Sammy Helper (Tri Valley) pinned Wehr in 1:04
No. 2 William Girard (Williams Valley) pinned Wehr in 2:37
113: No. 6 Quentin Bernhard (18-8)
Bernhard dec. No. 11 Kyle Stephen (Tri Valley), 4-1
No. 3 Lenny Ogozalek (Panther Valley) dec. Bernhard, 3-2 in ultimate tiebreaker
To some, winning is everything. To others, losing isn't an option. For them, beating their opponent is the main goal.
For head coach Billy Hallman, and the Northwestern girls' JV basketball team, they have their mind set on something more.
"My main goal is to have fun," Hallman said. "Some people laugh at me when I say that, but I want them to have fun while they are playing. My goal going into every year is to be .500 and be competitive every game."
His team achieved...
Coaches tell players to leave everything out on the court. Except victories, players want to take those with them.
The 2013-14 Northwestern varsity boys' basketball team left winnable games out on the hardwood.
"We left one or two wins out there that we should've had," head coach Dan Eddinger admitted in a phone interview. "Maybe a reason that happened is because we had an extremely young basketball team. If you look at it, we left a lot of wins out there on the table."
The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Lehigh Valley Scholar Athlete Banquet will be held Sunday, March 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Northampton Community Center.
Speaking at this year's banquet is Lehigh University football head coach Andy Cohen.
This year's nominees from local high schools and colleges were recently released.
The following is a list of this year's nominees.
Allen - James J. Davis
A 5-7, 158-pound defensive back and wide...
After Northwestern's girls basketball team defeated Southern Lehigh for the 2013-14 Colonial League girls basketball championship, it was senior Trista Cunningham and classmates Erynn Day and Kylee Bennett that carried and presented the trophy to the rest of the Lady Tigers Saturday night at Freedom High School.
Cunningham had already done plenty of heavy lifting during the game.
The 5-foot-9 Cunningham registered 12 points, all of which came in the second half, to carry...
The roles were reversed last Saturday night at the Colonial League girls' basketball championship in Joseph J. McIntyre Gymnasium at Freedom High School.
Instead of No. 1 Northwestern making a late surge in the contest in an effort to win, it was No. 2 Southern Lehigh frantically playing catchup as the Lady Tigers got out to an early lead on the Lady Spartans.
Unlike most of Northwestern's late rallies, Southern Lehigh's came up a little short as Northwestern (23-1 overall)...