Northwestern girls volleyball players had always hoped to play for a high school team. Some of them had been playing for the Northwestern Volleyball Club since middle school, competing against other high school teams during the spring club season.
For years they had been trying to get a high school team started that would compete against others in the fall, but as last year's school year was coming to a close, they still had not received approval.
Finally, in early June the...
Through high school and college Kenrick Smith was one of those increasingly rare athletes that played every sport he could. From swimming to football to track, cross country and then rugby at Widener University, the Lansdale native only gave up participation in one sport when it conflicted with others.
After college graduation, his sports careers went on hold as he started his professional career and a family. But he always wanted to get back into something.
"I always wanted to...
Madison Burns has accomplished a lot of great things in swimming, especially for a girl coming from a high school with no swim team. The Northwestern Lehigh grad, who holds the PIAA record in the 200 individual medley, recently competed at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, finishing 110th.
The event featured the best swimmers from around the country, all fighting for the relatively few spots available on the Olympic Swim Team that competed in London.
For Burns, being on swimming's...
When Lauren Horner's high school athletic career began, both her teams were starting a rebuilding process.
During her career she helped both programs return to contention and lay a foundation for future success.
"My whole class helped improve both teams," said Horner, a field hockey midfielder and softball short stop.
While Horner was part of a large senior class in both sports, she stood out among that group of talented athletes.
She scored four goals and...
For the past three years Payton Bachman has been a fixture not only on his three sports teams, but also around any Northwestern gyms and athletic fields.
When he doesn't have a game or practice, he's probably with friends cheering on another Tiger team. Last year he was one of the school's top athletes and biggest fans, now he's one of it's most proud alumni.
"If I had a choice I'd go back to Northwestern next year," he said. "I made so many friends through middle school and...