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Meyers scores twice in boys win over Hershey

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

March Madness might be several months away, but the Northwestern boys soccer team just made another successful journey down the road to high school’s soccer state final four.

The Tigers pulled out a 2-1 win over Hershey Saturday at Hamburg High School to advance to Tuesday’s PIAA Class 3A semifinal game for the third straight season.

“It’s surreal,” said Northwestern senior forward Noah Meyers, who scored both of his teams’ goals Saturday. “To make it to states in general is...

Tigers win third straight D-11 title

Friday, November 10, 2017 by MIKE HAINES in Sports

Last season, Zach Creighton’s name was on the Northwestern varsity roster, but he didn’t see a whole lot of time on the field.

This year, the Northwestern junior was an everyday starter for the Tigers at center midfielder. But never did he play a more important role for the team than in Thursday’s district title game.

Creighton’s goal with a minute left in the second overtime gave the Tigers a 2-1 win over Allentown Central Catholic and their third straight District 11 Class 3A...

Wanamaker shines in D-11 final

Friday, November 10, 2017 by EMMETT MCCALL in Sports

Northwestern goalie Taylor Wanamaker has been sensational this season.

He just hasn’t always been very busy.

Despite allowing just three goals in his team’s first 21 games this season, Wanamaker’s contribution to Northwestern’s perfect season has often been overlooked.

Thursday night wasn’t one of those occasions, however.

With the Tigers’ season on the line in the District 11 Class 3A championship game against Allentown Central Catholic, Wanamaker needed to be at...

Girls place sixth at state championship

Friday, November 10, 2017 by PATRICK MATSINKO in Sports

The Northwestern girls have been a staple at the state championship cross country meet in recent years.

But 2016 saw the Tigers fail to send a team to Hershey for the first time since 2010.

After winning the Colonial League title and placing second at the District 11 meet, Northwestern returned to Hershey on Saturday and finished sixth out of 19 Class 2A teams with 212 points.

“That was overall our main goal, was just to get those kids here,” said Northwestern head coach...

Bangor gets revenge in EC Championship

Friday, November 10, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Bangor Slaters looked to cap what they hope will be a turnaround season with an Eastern Conference championship. To do it, they had to beat Northwestern, which had shutout the Slaters 14-0 in the regular season.

This time around, points weren’t nearly as tough to come by, but the Tigers would have liked to have just a few more as they fell to Bangor 22-20.

Down eight points in the fourth quarter, the Tigers looked put together an 11-play drive that took just over six...

Boys stay warm in state playoff win

Friday, November 10, 2017 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

It was so cold on Tuesday night during the PIAA Class 2A first round boys soccer game between Northwestern and Mifflinburg, that players couldn’t even feel their feet.

But at the 23-minute mark of the second half, things heated up in a hurry for the Tigers.

Kevin Slack threw wood on the fire and found the back of the net thanks to a perfect feed from Zach Creighton, during Northwestern’s 1-0 victory over Mifflinburg at Danville High School in Columbia County.

“I felt...

Girls win state playoff opener

Friday, November 10, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Northwestern girls soccer team has learned that one key to success is to not give up more than one goal in a game. Coming into Tuesday night’s PIAA Class 2A first-round game against Central Columbia, the Tigers (19-3-1) had allowed two or more goals just three times on the season and had lost two of those games.

Against the Blue Jays, they survived with a 3-2 win, but coach Kelly Bleam wasn’t happy with some defensive miscues that led to the two Central Columbia goals.


Tiger girls win District 11 title

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by JEFF MOELLER in Sports

Northwestern didn’t exactly have things go as planned in the early part of the game Tuesday night in its PIAA District 11 Class 2A final against Palisades at Parkland High School.

It was just a matter of making a halftime adjustment.

In a hard-fought and tight battle from start to finish, the Tigers took the bus ride back home with gold medals around their neck after a 3-2 victory that in large part was due to their second-half reset.

The Tigers (18-3-1) will now advance...

Field hockey ends season in D11 playoffs

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by JUSTIN CARLUCCI in Sports

A quick score is often a team’s best friend

Saucon Valley’s Megan Hashagen scored just 40 seconds into the game and the Panthers held off the second-half push from Northwestern for a 2-1 win in the District 11 Class A field hockey quarterfinal last week.

“We talked about that,” said Saucon Valley head coach Sarah Hawk. “We wanted to get on top right away. We wanted to score early and often. The last time we played them we lost 2-1. We just talked about other teams that we lost...

Football hosts Bangor for EC championship

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

It was just four weeks ago when Northwestern and Bangor battled at Tiger Stadium, but a lot has changed for both teams since then. Back then, Bangor was running the ball with inconsistent success, but stuck with the ground game. Northwestern’s ground game was the worst in the Colonial League in terms of stats, and still is, and the Tigers were throwing the ball more than they would have hoped. The Tigers (4-6) were also battling with a lot of injuries.

Now, the two teams meet for the...