As the Lehigh Valley Phantoms prepared for a key home-and-home series against rival and division-leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, it was easy to spot the optimists from the pessimists.
The optimists looked back at last Wednesday’s 5-4 overtime loss to Syracuse and pointed to picking up a crucial point in the loss. The pessimists pointed to leaving a point on the table as the season starts to wind its way down toward what figures to be a pretty exciting conclusion.
In Friday night...
Like most spring sports this season, the Tiger girls track and field team has been doing its best to practice despite limited outdoor space that isn’t snow-covered.
“We have been down this road before,” said head coach Charles Groller, “and will do our best with the facilities we have to prepare our girls for competition and for them to compete at the highest level.”
JUST AS IMPORTANT ... While the team focuses on improving athletically after school each day, it also focuses on...
Once again, Mother Nature raised havoc with the start of spring sports in the Lehigh Valley area. And, just like every other track and field coach, Northwestern head coach Tim Cunningham said it has stirred his preseason plans around a little bit.
“Preseason has proved to be a challenge with the weather and inability to get onto an all-weather track,” he said.
Here’s a look at this ytyear’s Northwestern boys track and field team.
WAITING FOR THE START UP GUN ... The...
Katie McDonald will have more on the team’s state run in the March 22 issue of the Bethlehem Press.
The NHS girls lost to Boyertown 56-55 on Saturday as Abby Kapp hit a clutch three-pointer with just 17 second left in the game.
The Kids would start out well in this game taking a 14-9 lead after one and extending it to 30-24 heading into the half. But a strong second half by Boyertown saw them chip away at the lead, cutting it to just 44-42 heading into the third quarter....
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...
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...
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.
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....
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...
The following are results for Northwestern wrestlers at last week’s Southeast Regional Championships.
120 – Josh Jones (Saucon Valley) dec. Baily Wehr (Northwestern), 5-2
152 - Edmond Ruth (Susquehanna Township) dec. Caleb Clymer (Northwestern), 5-3 (SV)
132 - Farhan Musrial (Susquehanna Township) maj. dec. Colin Rex (Northwestern), 17-6
145 - Cameron Palmer (Boiling Springs) dec. Jackson Bernhard (Northwestern), 8-1...