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Miller, Vecellio move on

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

Monday marked the first time in Northwestern school history that two golfers played in the District 11 championship tournament.

It also marked the first time a Tiger twosome advanced into the PIAA East Regional round.

Colonial League champ Cole Miller and teammate Nick Vecellio both placed in the top six at districts Monday at Shawnee Golf Course and both played well enough to advance to next week's regional at Golden Oaks Golf Course in Fleetwood.

Miller makes his...

Backyard Brawl is about family

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by ED HEDES in HS Sports

Northern Lehigh and Northwestern Lehigh have formed quite a rivalry on the gridiron in recent years and both schools have come together to play this Friday night's football game for a great cause.

Bo and Brett's Backyard Brawl takes place on Friday at Tiger Stadium and funds will be raised for the Bo Tkach Memorial Organization and Brett Snyder.

Bo, son of former Northern Lehigh head coach Jim Tkach, who was a standout quarterback for the Bulldogs, took his own life in 2007....

Marich anchors Albright's backfield

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by BY CJ Hemerly Special to the Press in HS Sports

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...

Homecoming game marred by mistakes

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by ROD HECKMAN in HS Sports

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...

Vecellio reaches championship

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

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...

Segan nets hat trick as girls improve to 11-0

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

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...

Tigers must bounce back

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

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...

Reeling Spartans top Tigers for first win

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

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...

Miller is golden again

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by MIKE HAINES in HS Sports

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...

Northwestern boys soccer beats undefeated Salisbury

Thursday, October 11, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in HS Sports

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...