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Boys look to break 3-game losing streak

Friday, January 19, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Coming into this past weekend, the Northwestern boys basketball team hadn’t dropped back-to-back games this season. But after Monday’s loss to Notre Dame (Green Pond), the Tigers (8-6 overall; 6-5 Colonial League) have lost three straight games and have some tough games down the road.

The three losses have come against Colonial League opponents with a combined league record of 21-12 and an overall mark of 25-18. The one that truly got away was Saturday’s 76-53 loss to Southern Lehigh...

Four seniors have NW girls team rolling

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern knew it had an advantage inside with senior Leighanna Lister when it traveled to Salisbury over the weekend.

Then the Tigers executed that mismatch to perfection early and often.

Lister, the Georgian Court University commit, scored a game-high 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Northwestern raced out to a quick lead and dominated Salisbury (5-6 overall; 4-3 in Colonial League) 50-24. The Tigers (8-3, 6-1) have won four straight league games.

“We’re just...

Boys get back to busy schedule

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Many times, the second half of a basketball season finds teams wishing for an extra day off here or there. Winter weather sometimes backs games up to where teams are being stretched and coaches would like a day or two to work on some things, but they just don’t have the time.

That hasn’t been the case over the past couple of weeks as holidays slowed the Colonial League schedule and teams were just aching to play a serious game against someone other than players on their team.


Article By: The Press

Thursday, January 11, 2018 by The Press in Sports


Northwestern 48, Dieruff 27

195: Tahahawi Tahahawi (D) dec. Isaac Bredbenner, 11-4

220: Xavier Garcia (D) pinned Peter Yablanski in 5:59

285: Karam Chakif (D) pinned Hayden Bobbyn in 1:31

106: Jake Dellicker (NW) pinned Wilfredo Escobales in 4:34

113: Jerry Villanueva (D) dec. Blake Brunner (NW) (Dec 2-0

120: Ben Griffith (NW) pinned Austin Marte (D) (Fall 4:30

126: Miguel Pena (D) pinned Anthony Russo (NW) (Fall 0:50


Article By: Mike Haines

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Like many golfers, Mason Vogwill learned the game from his father, getting his start when he was still not much taller than a standard driver.

Jerry Vogwill took his 6-year-old son to the par-3 course at Olde Homestead and taught him the game. While baseball was his favorite sport growing up and still is, Mason Vogwill also loved golf and eventually joined his high school golf team as a freshman.

He progressed through the years, moving into one of the top two spots as a senior...

Meyers steps up to lead in postseason

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

When Noah Meyers first stepped on to the Northwestern High School soccer field, the first thing that Tiger coach Nate Hunsicker noticed was his quickness.

He sensed that everything else would fall into place for him as a player and that his quickness would eventually be something that the team could use in key spots later in his high school career.

Even as he was watching Meyers make key contributions to the team from his midfield position as an underclassman, Hunsicker was...

Hathaway embraces the expectations

Saturday, January 6, 2018 by EMMETT MCCALL in Sports

Sara Hathaway knew the expectations — and embraced them.

You can’t play soccer at Northwestern and not be aware of the recent success the program has enjoyed.

Since 2000, the Tigers have an .847 winning percentage, have captured 10 Colonial League Championships, five District 11 Championships, and have appeared in the PIAA state playoffs 12 times.

Hathaway’s desire was to be a part of that tradition.

Her goal was to continue it.

“I definitely followed the...

Four Tigers place at Holiday Classic

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by PETER CAR in Sports

One thing that Northwestern’s wrestling coaches have wanted to see more from Caleb Clymer is his ability to attack on his feet. After winning the 170-pound championship in Friday’s finals of the Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Classic, Clymer still feels he needs work on his neutral game, but if he can ever put that together with the rest of his arsenal, he’ll be a force in the postseason.

Clymer used a second period tilt over Pennridge’s Logan Green to build a 3-0 lead heading into the...

SL snaps Tigers’ three-game streak

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Most times, the early season basketball schedule can be pretty tough. Teams try to front-load games so that if bad weather hits later in the season, they have some flexibility in scheduling to put in makeup games.

For Northwestern, the boys team played seven games in just under two weeks, leaving little time for practices to work out some early season issues that may surface. On the plus side, the Tigers have come through the stretch with a 4-1 record in the Colonial League and a 5-2...

Boys fall to Whitehall

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY in Sports

When the Parkland boys basketball team defeated its rival Emmaus 50-47, it had to come back from being down all game, including battling back from a 16-point third-quarter deficit.

After the emotional, hard-fought victory, the Trojans had to get back on the court two days later to face another rival in Whitehall.

The Trojans fell to Whitehall 62-49 in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference contest in their final game before the holiday break.

“I think that the guys were a...