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...
As seniors at Northwestern back in 2011, Payton Bachman and Ty Cunningham played large roles on both sides of the ball.
In their first season at Wilkes University this fall both former Tigers earned their way onto the field, but for the first time in their careers they squared off on opposite sides of the ball.
"It was different," said Cunningham, who played outside linebacker in nine of the Colonels 10 games. "There was more competition between us."
"We were going...
Northwestern's wrestling program is going through a youth movement.
With several wrestlers graduating from last year's line up, which was only slightly more than half-filled in most matches, the Tigers will replenish their roster with several freshmen this year.
"We'll have a lot of freshmen starting in the line up," said head coach Jim Moll. "They'll get thrown into the fire right away and we'll see how they adapt."
Northwestern usually six bouts per match last season....
After a few lean years, Northwestern's girls basketball team has been on a steady rise over the last few seasons.
The Lady Tigers, which won just three games in the 2009-10 season, won seven games the next year and improved to 15-9 overall and 11-5 in the Colonial League last year.
They qualified for the district playoffs for the first time in three years and made league playoffs for the first time since winning the 2007 title.
This year's team, which returns five...
Northwestern's boys basketball team has spent the past two seasons at the bottom of the Colonial League pecking order. This year the Tigers hope to start climbing up toward the middle, or even the top, of their league.
"I want to make districts," said senior guard Ty Richardson, the team's most experienced returning varsity player. "Our team goal is to make districts, maybe even the league playoffs. We want to at least win 12 or 14 games this season."
It's a lofty goal for a...
Fillies' Sherkness named
D-11 Class A volleyball MVP
Marian's Marykate Sherkness was named the Most Valuable Player among District 11 Class A girls volleyball players.
Sherkness was one of three Fillies on the Class A first team. She was joined by Nikki Collevechio and Abby O'Donnell.
A total of five area players received honorable mention status on the three District 11 teams.
Marian's Grace Boyle and Abby Stankiewitch made the Class A team; Lehighton's...
The final year of men's soccer at DeSales University did not go as planned for Steve Krause. The 2009 Northwestern graduate had to deal with his first real injury that caused him to miss some time.
In his first three seasons, Krause never missed a game. In 2012, he played in 12 of DeSales'18 games.
His absence may have been a major factor in the Bulldogs finishing with a 9-6-3 mark and missing the conference playoffs.
"It was a bunch of injuries that really held us back...
Goalie - Alesha Seifert (Sr., Wilson)
Defender - Alex Irr (Sr., Notre Dame of Green Pond), Abigail Kohler (Jr., Southern Lehigh), Tori Young (Jr., Saucon Valley)
Midfielder - Abbey Cerciello (So., Southern Lehigh), Callie Duliba (Sr., Palisades), Sara Jones (Sr., Northwestern), Sabrina Mertz (So., Northwestern), Shannon Moran (Sr., Notre Dame of Green Pond),
Forward - Angelica Bertola (Jr., Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg), Alicia Binn (Jr., Saucon...
Goalie - Casey Kiefer (Bangor)
Defender - Maria McDonald (Southern Lehigh), Brittany Onesto (Moravian Academy), Caroline Trimble (Saucon Valley), Stephanie Buck (Palmerton)
Midfielder - Emily Boyle (Bangor), Katherine Kistler (Moravian Academy), Sara Cinelli (Pen Argyl)
Forward - Emily Howell (Bangor), Kristen Moisey (Southern Lehigh), Elyssa Okken (Saucon Valley), Eleni Kotretsos (Bangor), Lauren Zellner (Northern Lehigh)
Goalie - Jonathan Phillips (Sr., Bangor)
Defender - Nathaniel Schrifffert (Sr., Saucon Valley), Luke Gutekunst (Jr., Moravian Academy), Brandon Herb (So., Northwestern), Wade White (Sr., Bangor)
Midfielder - Alec Talsania (Sr., Moravian), Kevin Barahona (Sr., Salisbury), Luke Masiado (Jr., Saucon Valley)
Forward - Sean Adams (Sr., Salisbury), Giovanni Mowrey (Jr., Notre Dame of Green Pond), Kyle Willis (Jr., Northwestern), Ryan Brown (Jr., Moravian...