Northwestern Press

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‘A blessing in disguise’

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by RICH STRACK in Sports

A bad concussion can never be good for an athlete.

Or can it?

For Northwestern multi-sport athlete Taylor Wanamaker, a knee and then a kick to his head that knocked him unconscious during a soccer game may be the best thing that has ever happened to him in his 16 years.

Wanamaker’s Level 3 concussion led doctors to coincidentally discover a more serious unrelated problem that could have eventually ended his life.

A family in fear

Wanamaker was playing...

Tiger compete in Day 2 of league T&F championship

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The second day of last week’s Colonial League track and field championships might not have been quite as successful as the first day, but the Tigers still had several big performances and came away with some hardware last Wednesday at Whitehall High School.

Alyssa Zack returned to the medal stand for the second day in a row to accept her fourth-place medal for the 800-meter run.

Jordan Lowthert captured fourth place in the triple jump and Maddie Consuelos (1600), Lauren...

Rain continues to alter playoff schedules

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Weather continues to change schedules for league playoff games this week.

Here’s the latest as of Wednesday afternoon:

Track

The District 11 track and field meet is still on for Wednesday, May 16, for day one with day two scheduled for Thursday, May 17. Both days take place at Whitehall High School with action beginning at 3 p.m.

Thursday will be a busy day for area baseball and softball teams:

EPC Baseball

At 2:30, Stroudsburg will take on Parkland...

Colonial League Track and Field Championship seeds

Monday, May 7, 2018 by The Press in Sports

Seeds for the Colonial League Track and Field Championships were released Thursday. The league meet will be held Tuesday, May 8 and Wednesday, May 9 at Whitehall High School.

The following list includes the top five seeds in each event. The complete list can be found on the track and field page of the Colonial League web site (http://www.colonialleague.org/).

BOYS

100 - 1. Tyrek Scipio (B) 10.9, 2. Delano McKenzie (S) 10.9, 3...

Bombers erase early deficit in win

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by SAM MATTA in Sports

Palmerton’s solid baseball team played it very clever for nearly six innings Monday afternoon in a showdown with Northwestern.

The Tigers blasted out to an early lead, but before things were finally settled, it was the visitors who rolled out the trump card.

Palmerton roared to a 14-5 victory by clubbing 13 hits, led by Jake Taschler and Zack Silfies with three hits apiece.

Palmerton rouged up starting pitcher Mason Vogwill. The way the right-handed hurler started, it...

All in the family

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by RICH STRACK in Sports

Trust in family.

Catcher Anna Akelaitis gives the pitch sign to pitcher, Emily Akelaitis. More times than not, the pitch gets the batter to swing and miss or hit into an easy out.

“My sister is very demanding behind the plate,” said Emily. “I trust her 24 -7 because she’s not just my sister, she’s my best friend, too.”

Emily has been pitching softballs to Anna since she was in the fifth grade and Anna was in fourth.

“We’ve definitely matured together,” said Emily...

Pirates’ Bolletier leads in four events

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by The Press in Sports

The Colonial League recently released its fourth installment of the league’s top track and field performers for the 2018 season.

The following is a list of the top five performers in each event along with the top Northwestern athlete in each event.

BOYS

100 - 1. tie Julius Ewunken (ND), Noah Schock (SL) 11.0, 3. tie Brendan Miller (SL), Marcus Glueck (SL), Tyrek Scipio (B) 11.1, 17. Dylan Frantz (NW) 11.7;

200 - 1. Tyrek Scipio (B) 22.9, 2. Julius Ewunken (ND) 23....

Four years behind the plate

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Len Smith wrapped up his long run as the Northwestern baseball coach with the 2015 season. Duran Porrino coached the next season, Bob Fatzinger took over for a season before Porrino returned this season. While the coaching has changed over the past four years, one constant for the Tigers has been behind the plate where Tyler Wiik is now a senior. He has been camped out in that role for each of his four high school seasons.

“I think the coolest thing for Tyler is that he actually...

Wehr has success in first college season

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Brooke Wehr has certainly put in the time and hard work. From high school softball at Northwestern, to tournament play in the offseason and plenty of training in between, Wehr had certainly prepared herself well for the collegiate ranks.

But even she couldn’t have expected to get off to as fast of a start as she has at Moravian.

“My first season as a Moravian Greyhound softball player has definitely been more than I expected, all in positive ways,” Wehr said. “I knew Moravian...

Girls 4x800 takes gold at ASD

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

The annual Allentown School District Track and Field Invitational is looked at as a prelude to the postseason. Athletes from school and leagues in all parts of District 11 attend the meet, and some from beyond.

The top competitors use it as a gauge of where they stand with just a few weeks left before league and district meets.

The Northwestern girls 4x800 meter relay teams surely looks at the event that way. Senior Molly Tarvin remember taking gold in the event as a freshman...