Northwestern Press

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George gets back to form in big meet

Sunday, March 19, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

Northwestern’s Rhys George suffered an unfortunate concussion in November that forced him to miss two months of gymnastics. It was a setback that wasn’t easy to deal with, but he’s now back to what he knows best.

George recently showed that he’s returned to his old form. In the annual Brian Babcock Memorial at Parkettes, he placed in the top 10 gymnasts out of 50 Level 9 males in the all around during the three-day event in early February.

It was the 18th straight year...

Clymer gets ‘next best thing’

Sunday, March 19, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Caleb Clymer’s next best thing is pretty good.

Though the Northwestern junior didn’t get his ultimate goal of a state title, Clymer still left the PIAA Wrestling Championships with plenty to be proud of.

Clymer capped a stellar tournament with a third-place finish, his second straight medal in the Class 2A event.

After a loss in the quarterfinals, Clymer battled through the consolation bracket, winning three straight matches to reach the 152-pound third-place bout, where...

HOOPS - Three LVP teams advance in states

Friday, March 17, 2017 by SCOTT PAGEL in Sports

Three Lehigh Valley Press teams moved on in state play Thursday night and will continue their quest for a state title.

The Emmaus boys knocked off Harrisburg 64-61 in a game that was supposed to be played Wednesday night. The Hornets got off to a nice start leading 19-13 after one and 32-22 heading into halftime. But Harrisburg would cut the lead to just 44-43 after three quarters before a close fourth quarter of action left Emmaus out in front in the end.

David Kachelries...

STATE WRESTLING UPDATE Hawks advance ten to Day 2

Friday, March 10, 2017 by PETER CAR in Sports

Bethlehem Catholic’s Mikey Labriola and Northampton’s Julian Chlebove both continued their treks to a second straight state championship Thursday night during the opening round of the PIAA 3A wrestling tournament.

Labriola won his opening bout by fall over Britain Shields of Big Spring with a fall in :34 seconds.

Labriola is one of four Hawks heading to Friday’s quarterfinals, as Ryan Anderson (126), Jarred Papcsy (132) and Niko Camacho (HWT) look to move through the bracket....

Article By: Mike Haines

Friday, March 10, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Northwestern and Catasuauquq both have wrestlers still alive in the state wrestling tournament as of Friday morning. Two of the Tigers’ four qualifiers and the Rough Riders’ only wrestler at states were all making their way through the consolation bracket on the second day of competition at Hershey’s Giant Center.

Northwestern’s Caleb Clymer (152) opened the tournament with an 8-4 decision over Wyalusing’s Josh Haley before falling to Liggonier Valley’s Robby Patrick, 5-3 in a...

Regional Wrestling results

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by The Press in Sports

The following are results for Northwestern wrestlers at last week’s Southeast Regional Championships.

Championship Finals

120 – Josh Jones (Saucon Valley) dec. Baily Wehr (Northwestern), 5-2

152 - Edmond Ruth (Susquehanna Township) dec. Caleb Clymer (Northwestern), 5-3 (SV)

Fifth Place

132 - Farhan Musrial (Susquehanna Township) maj. dec. Colin Rex (Northwestern), 17-6

145 - Cameron Palmer (Boiling Springs) dec. Jackson Bernhard (Northwestern), 8-1...

ACC knocks out NW on last-second shot

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

It was about the most heartbreaking way a season could come to an end.

With Northwestern and Central Catholic tied last week and the final seconds of their District 11 Class 4A semifinal winding down, the Vikettes Diana Kocsis launched a last-second three-pointer that found its way through the basket to give her a team a 31-28 win.

The victory extended Central Catholic’s season into the district title game and the state playoffs, while the Tigers’ season came to an end with the...

Tigers send four to Hershey

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

There were no titles for the Northwestern wrestling team coming out of the Southeast Regional Tournament. But the Tigers left Wilson West Lawn High School with much more.

With two wrestlers in the championship finals, and two more placing in the top six, Northwestern came away from the regional tournament with four wrestlers advancing to this week’s PIAA Championships.

Baily Wehr (120) and Caleb Clymer (152) advanced to the championship finals this past Saturday and finished...

Rex makes most of opportunity

Thursday, March 9, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

Opportunities often are what one makes of them.

For Colin Rex, it was the chance of a lifetime.

When North Schuylkill’s Mason Madden-Edwards, the District 11 runner-up at 132 pounds, was unable to compete at last weekend’s Southeast Regional Tournament due to injury, it created an opening for Rex, who was the alternate after placing fifth at districts.

Rex seized the moment.

With a sixth-place finish in the Class 2A regional event, the Northwestern junior punched...

Whitehall’s Buskirk football scholar athlete winner

Monday, March 6, 2017 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

Like father, like sons.

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation held its 56th annual Scholar Athlete Banquet on Sunday.

Hundreds of athletes, families, friends, and coaches packed the Northampton Community Center to officially culminate the 2016-17 season and find out which high school student would be awarded one of the season’s highest individual accolades.

One scholar athlete was chosen from 33 area high schools to become the 2017 scholar athlete...