Haley Yost proved time and time again this season that she had the answers.
A league, district and state cross country medalist, Yost aced one test after another.
But even when your achievements make you the valedictorian of the area cross country class, there are times when you need some help.
For those occasions, Yost has the ultimate phone-a-friend 2009 PIAA Class AA State Champion and former Tiger teammate Lindsay Kerr.
Yost's talent and hard work, along with...
Unselfishness is easy to spot in most sports the basketball player that makes the extra pass, the baseball player that doesn't mind laying down a sacrifice bunt.
In cross country, a sport which celebrates individual accomplishments as much as those of the team, it's a little harder to pick out the athletes that care more about their teammates than themselves.
Northwestern's Tyler Stelmack added to an impressive list of individual accomplishments this year and for it he earned...
It's not the way the Northwestern girls basektball team wants to win games. But in the long run, having to come back from an 18-point deficit against Southern Lehigh Tuesday night could give the team confidence.
The Lady Tigers fell behind 44-26 early in the third quarter, but battled back to beat the Spartans, 72-65.
While it was a difficult task and one the team surely doesn't want to face again, it can only help them down the road to know they can withstand that type of...
In a time when more and more athletes seek individual attention, it's good to know there are still players like Sara Jones.
The Northwestern senior recently scored her 1,000th career point for the Lady Tiger girls basketball team. It's a goal many high school players aim for, but one few attain.
However, Jones preferred not to celebrate the individual accomplishment during the game. She even asked head coach Chris Deutsch to ignore her milestone and have the team play right...
The early part of the season has been a roller coaster ride for the Northwestern wrestling team. The ride continued last weekend at the annual Bethlehem Holiday Classic.
The Tigers got close to placing a trio of grapplers in the medal round, but managed just one in senior Michael Ortiz.
"I think we underperformed," said head coach Jim Moll. "Only getting one guy through, I thought we'd have two or three. We had two guys who were one win away so I guess we got close. For the...
After cruising to five wins, all by 18 points or more, Northwestern got its first real test of the season last Thursday against defending District 11 Classs AAAA champ Bangor.
The Lady Slaters feature 6-foot center Morgan McCollian, a match up problem for a Tiger team that has no players taller than 5-10.
Despite a game-high 14-point effort from McCollian, Northwestern pulled out a 42-36 win, passing the test with flying colors. Strong defense and balanced scoring helped...
Sending out six freshmen and three sophomores in a line up of just 11 wrestlers makes winning dual meets difficult.
The Tigers (0-3) have had some successes at individual tournaments this season, but dual meet wins have been hard to come for this young team.
"The youth and the inexperience are showing," said Northwestern head coach Jim Moll. "Hopefully as the season progresses our kids will progress and build on their experience and wrestle better."
Bangor took advantage...
Bangor beat Northwestern 72-43.
Jared Binder, Northwestern's only double-digit scorer, had 18 points.
Wagner 1-0-0-3, Williamson 2-1-3-5, Schuler 1-0-0-2, T. Richardson 2-2-2-7, Betz 0-0-1-0, Breidinger 0-0-0-0, Perry 1-0-0-2, C. Richardson 2-0-0-4, Binder 6-6-9-18, Mengel 1-0-0-2, Snyder 0-0-0-0, Moyer 0-0-0-0, Shuey 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 16-9-15-43.
Albinson 0-0-0-0, Freeman 4-0-1-8, Martino 1-...
Northwestern's players remember the frustrating losses that Northern Lehigh has inflicted on them over the past few years. And they got some revenge last Thursday.
After graduating nearly all of the players that contributed to the Lady Bulldogs three-year run as a Colonial League playoff contender, this year's team is a young and rebuilding unit that will surely take its lumps against experienced and talented teams like Northwestern.
The Tigers jumped out to a 20-4 lead against...
Saturday, Dec. 15
Northwestern at Randy Zigarski Memorial Tournament
Northwestern placed fifth as a team in the Randy Zigarski Memorial Tournament held at Mt. Carmel.
Mike Ortiz (170 pounds) won his weight class and earned the Most Outstanding Wrestler award. Teammate Mitchell Evans (160) also took first place at the tournament.
The Tigers' Jarrett White (106) and Quinn Bernard (113) earned second-place honors, while Andrew Sorensen (152) finished...