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Segan helps Tribe reach CAA semifinals

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

There’s a sense of what could have been for Sarah Segan and the College of William and Mary women’s soccer team.

William and Mary raced out of the gates this fall with a 4-1 record. Segan, a former Northwestern High School standout on the pitch, scored three goals in that stretch. But in that fourth win, the season flipped upside down for the Tribe.

Segan suffered a hamstring injury against Bucknell in her team’s fifth game of the season. The redshirt sophomore missed seven...

Girls endure busy early schedule

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After the stretch that the Parkland girls basketball team has had to start the season, a little rest and relaxation might not be a bad thing.

The team started with tough games against Central Dauphin and defending state champion Bethlehem Catholic. From there, a win over Emmaus came before a Parkland (2-1 EPC, 2-4 overall) trip to Orlando to play three games in three days against top competition from around the country. The day after they arrived home, they had to host Whitehall (0-3...

Lindblom excels in first season with LV

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Oskar Lindblom is in his first season playing hockey in North America after playing pro hockey in Sweden to start his career. Obviously, there have been some adjustments to be made, which Lindblom is working on, not the least of which is playing in a smaller rink.

Early in the season, Lindblom often seemed somewhat tentative and just unsettled. Slowly, there appeared to be more of a comfort level building with him and he’s begun to settle in for Lehigh Valley. In his last nine games,...

Tigers grapplers take down Pirates

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

With this being his senior season, Matt Peters isn’t taking anything for granted.

Ever since Peters qualified for the PIAA wrestling tournament as a freshman, luck hasn’t necessarily been on his side. Injuries have derailed his sophomore and junior seasons, keeping Peters out of postseason wrestling in each of the past two years.

But Peters is looking to put all of that behind him with one last season to go. And he’s off to a solid start in his quest to get back to Hershey for...

Girls fall to Lehighton

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern and Lehighton battled through 10 lead changes and both teams battled back from strong runs by their opponent, but in the end, the Indians downed the Tigers 49-45 last Friday night in New Tripoli.

Lehighton’s Skylynn Faust led all scorers with 28 points in the game and pulled down nine rebounds. The Tigers (2-0 Colonial League, 3-2 overall) actually did have some success shutting down Faust’s shooting in the fourth quarter, holding her to just one basket, but she scorched...

Boys beat Catty in OT

Thursday, December 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Northwestern coach Billy Hallman may want to renegotiate his contract to get paid for overtime after his team went to double-overtime in a loss to Pleasant Valley in the second game of the season and then two games later again went to overtime, this time beating Catasauqua 76-73.

As it turns out, the loss to Pleasant Valley (1-1 EPC, 4-1 overall) is the only blemish on a 4-1 record for the Tigers (3-0 Colonial League, 4-1 overall) with wins over Wilson (3-2, 3-3), Palisades (1-4, 1-5...

Yost helps EKU reach new heights

Friday, December 15, 2017 by TODD KRESS in Sports

The bus ride home from regionals in Virginia was one with just a tad of uncertainty. History was in the Eastern Kentucky University women’s cross-country team’s grasp.

After placing third as a team in the Southeast Regionals, one place away from an automatic berth to NCAAs, the Colonels’ status was a bit unclear. While Eastern Kentucky certainly felt as if it did enough in the regular season to warrant one of the 13 at-large bids to nationals, it wasn’t a sure bet.

“We kind of...

Girls earn split on opening weekend

Friday, December 15, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Northwestern opened the girls basketball season with a split in a pair of games against Eastern Pennsylvania Conference opponents.

The Tigers beat Whitehall in Friday night’s season opener, then fell to Allen in a Saturday afternoon game.

“I think we’re encouraged,” said Northwestern head coach Chris Deutsch. “You don’t know what to expect. You practice 15 days. You get two scrimmages. Last year at this point we were 0-2.

“There’s still a lot of work ahead. We have to...

Boys fall to PV in double OT

Friday, December 15, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern boys basketball opened its season with a win in the first round of the annual Wilson Tip-Off Tournament, beating the host team and Colonial League rival 67-55 behind 25 points from Sam Yadush. The next night, the Tigers battled Pleasant Valley and went to the last second of the second overtime period before dropping a 67-64 decision on a three-point buzzer beater from Isaiah Howard.

After averaging 13 points per game last season, Yadush is off to a good start to his...

Wrestling team has four former state qualifers

Friday, December 8, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Coming off an impressive individual postseason last year, the Northwestern wrestling team looks to build off the success it had last February and March when it sent four wrestlers to the state championships, including third-place finisher Caleb Clymer.

The Tigers return three of those state qualifiers from last year’s team. They will also welcome back a few grapplers who missed all or part of last season, including senior Matt Peters, a state qualifier as a freshman whose missed the...