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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...

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.

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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...

Roughies score late TD to beat NW

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

“In no area of my right mind should I ever have called a pass play with our defense playing tough and just 30 seconds left,” said Northwestern head football coach Josh Snyder, who accepted complete blame for the Tigers 21-18 loss to Catasauqua (3-7) last week.

With his team facing a fourth down and trying to put away its final regular season game of the season, Snyder called for Phil Dangello to throw a pass out of the wildcat formation. It was just Dangello’s fourth pass attempt of...

Tigers roll into D-11 final

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by EMMETT MCCALL in Sports

Sara Hathaway has no trouble scoring goals.

Even a switch in Northwestern’s normal formation wasn’t going to slow her down.

But on a night when the Tigers’ leading scorer added two more goals to her season total, it might have been a first-half assist that was her most important contribution.

Behind the offensive play of Hathaway and Maggie Motolese, and another superb defensive showing, Northwestern rolled to a 5-0 victory over Pine Grove in the District 11 Class 2A...

Seniors stay calm despite deficit

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by EMMETT MCCALL in Sports

Facing adversity for the first time in the District 11 playoffs, and for one of the few times all season, Northwestern girls soccer head coach Kelly Bleam didn’t know how her team would respond.

It turns out, all she had to do was ask some of her seniors.

Because despite facing a 2-1 halftime deficit, the confidence of the Tiger players never wavered.

Their attitude translated into a collective ‘We got this.’

And they did.

Maggie Motolese and Sara Hathaway...