This past fall, Northwestern junior Cole Miller was busy putting in work on numerous golf courses throughout the Lehigh Valley, consistently shooting rounds in the 60s, earning medalist honors in dual matches, setting course records and qualifying for districts, regionals and eventually the PIAA State tournament.
At the completion of his junior year, he finished in second place at the two-day state championship tourney at Heritage Hills in York, and at the same time, put an end to an...
The early part of the season has been a roller coaster ride for the Northwestern wrestling team. The ride continued last weekend at the annual Bethlehem Holiday Classic.
The Tigers got close to placing a trio of grapplers in the medal round, but managed just one in senior Michael Ortiz.
"I think we underperformed," said head coach Jim Moll. "Only getting one guy through, I thought we'd have two or three. We had two guys who were one win away so I guess we got close. For the...
Bangor beat Northwestern 72-43.
Jared Binder, Northwestern's only double-digit scorer, had 18 points.
Wagner 1-0-0-3, Williamson 2-1-3-5, Schuler 1-0-0-2, T. Richardson 2-2-2-7, Betz 0-0-1-0, Breidinger 0-0-0-0, Perry 1-0-0-2, C. Richardson 2-0-0-4, Binder 6-6-9-18, Mengel 1-0-0-2, Snyder 0-0-0-0, Moyer 0-0-0-0, Shuey 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 16-9-15-43.
Albinson 0-0-0-0, Freeman 4-0-1-8, Martino 1-...
After cruising to five wins, all by 18 points or more, Northwestern got its first real test of the season last Thursday against defending District 11 Classs AAAA champ Bangor.
The Lady Slaters feature 6-foot center Morgan McCollian, a match up problem for a Tiger team that has no players taller than 5-10.
Despite a game-high 14-point effort from McCollian, Northwestern pulled out a 42-36 win, passing the test with flying colors. Strong defense and balanced scoring helped...
Sending out six freshmen and three sophomores in a line up of just 11 wrestlers makes winning dual meets difficult.
The Tigers (0-3) have had some successes at individual tournaments this season, but dual meet wins have been hard to come for this young team.
"The youth and the inexperience are showing," said Northwestern head coach Jim Moll. "Hopefully as the season progresses our kids will progress and build on their experience and wrestle better."
Bangor took advantage...
Northwestern's players remember the frustrating losses that Northern Lehigh has inflicted on them over the past few years. And they got some revenge last Thursday.
After graduating nearly all of the players that contributed to the Lady Bulldogs three-year run as a Colonial League playoff contender, this year's team is a young and rebuilding unit that will surely take its lumps against experienced and talented teams like Northwestern.
The Tigers jumped out to a 20-4 lead against...
Saturday, Dec. 15
Northwestern at Randy Zigarski Memorial Tournament
Northwestern placed fifth as a team in the Randy Zigarski Memorial Tournament held at Mt. Carmel.
Mike Ortiz (170 pounds) won his weight class and earned the Most Outstanding Wrestler award. Teammate Mitchell Evans (160) also took first place at the tournament.
The Tigers' Jarrett White (106) and Quinn Bernard (113) earned second-place honors, while Andrew Sorensen (152) finished...
It had been a long time since the Tigers won a game in dominating fashion.
Their 68-35 win over Palmerton on Tuesday marked their largest margin of victory since last year's season-opening 56-23 win over Kutztown.
"We've never really had an experience like this before," said Northwestern senior Jarred Binder of his team's 3-3 start to the season.
"It's a big win for us. Our confidence is high. I think we can really feed off of this for the next game."
Junior captain Ramzy Burns of the Muhlenberg College women's cross country team was named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll for excellence in the classroom and on the course for the second consecutive year.
Burns, a Northwestern High School graduate, placed 61st at the CC Championships to help the Mules match the best finish in program history. They came in fourth, behind three teams ranked in the top 20 in Division III, for the second year in a row.
For Northwestern to be the kind of team that it wants to be this year, the Tigers need to continue to pull out games like Tuesday night's contest against Pen Argyl.
The Tigers took an early lead before the Knights fought back. Pen Argyl even took a lead in the second half, but Northwestern showed resilience and heart down the stretch to pull out a 52-48 win in their home opener and league opener.
"When they kept coming back it was like a flashback to last year," said Tigers...