Trevor Cunningham’s laid out a plan prior to the 300-meter hurdle event last week at Whitehall High School. For the most part, he was able to follow that plan and produce one of his best runs of the season.
Cunningham ran a 41.32 and secured a silver medal in the event, one of two medal-stand appearances for the Northwestern senior at last week’s Colonial League Track and Field Championship Meet at the Zephyrs Sports Complex. Cunningham also ran the 110-meter hurdles and placed third.
The 2016 Carpenter Cup Classic, a 16-team tri-state all-star high school baseball tournament, is scheduled to start in just a few weeks. Tryouts for the Lehigh Valley team will be held on May 15, 22 and 29 at DeSales University from 9 a.m. - noon. The information meeting will also be held at DeSales on May 12 at 8:30 p.m. for interested players. Rain date for any canceled practices will be on May 30.
The Colonial League recently released it’s fifth installment of the league’s top track and field performers for the 2016 season.
A few Salisbury athletes are at or near the top of the standings in their events.
This week marks the end of the regular season. The league championship meet is slated for Tuesday, May 10-Wednesday, May 11 at Whitehall High School. District 11 Championships will be one week later.
The following is a list of the top five athletes in each event as well as the top Salisbury athlete in each event, including results through last Tuesday’s meets.
“Embrace the target.”
It’s the motto manager Joe Maddon has for the 2016 World Series favorite Chicago Cubs. Maddon doesn’t want his team to ignore or deny all the talk of his team being favorites to win it all. He wants his players to relish the opportunity and welcome the pressure that comes with such expectations.
The same axiom holds true for this season’s Northwestern Lehigh squad.
Senior leadership can be a luxury to lean on in a big game.
And it’s a bonus to have more than one veteran who can get the job done.
Northwestern received strong play from a pair of seniors during a Colonial League clash with Northern Lehigh on Monday.
Lydia Danner and Ellen Smith both made key contributions during the Lady Tigers’ 4-2 victory over the Lady Bulldogs.
Northwestern’s Trevor Cunningham started off the season competing in two jumping events along with the 110-meter hurdles. After two meets competing in the triple jump, Cunningham ditched that for the other hurdle event, the 300-meter.
The decision has certainly panned out well.
Cunningham, who took bronze in the 300-meter hurdles, was one of two Tigers that medaled at last week’s Allentown School District Track and Field Invitational at J. Birney Crum Stadium. David VanBlargan also took third in the pole vault event.
The Northwestern softball team traveled to Palmerton last week to battle the Blue Bombers. The Lady Tigers upended the Bombers for a 6-5 Colonial League win, improving their record to 6-6 overall, 6-4 in the league.
“We needed a win in the worst way,” said Northwestern head coach Josh Zimmerman. “We’ve been battling up and down all season, and we’ve been close in almost all of our games. So it was good to get a win in one of these types of one-run games.”
The Colonial League track and field season is winding down with just one week of regular season meets before the May 11-12 league championships.
The following is a list of the top five performers in each event along with the top Northwestern performer in each event.
100: 1. Michael Creighton (Palis.) 10.7, 2. Job Goodman (W) 10.9, 3. Jasone Means (W) 11.1, 4. Evan Culver (SV) 11.1, 5. Aaron Weller (NDGP), Erik Frankenfield (Sal), Steffen Lindsay (SL), Jonathan Marfisi (PA), Jared Colletti (Palis) 11.2, 13. Trevor Cunningham (NW) 11.4;
It didn’t generate any runs.
It didn’t produce a hit.
But for Duran Porrino, it confirmed that his baseball team was ready to play.
The Northwestern Lehigh coach watched his squad produce seven solid innings – and starting pitcher Jake Augustus threw seven shutout innings – to claim a 6-0 win over Palmerton in a showdown of the top two teams in the Colonial League’s West Division.
It wasn’t too long ago that Haley Dietrich thought she would be attending college close to home. But nearly a month ago, her college plans changed drastically.
Dietrich signed a letter of intent to play field hockey at Division II Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina last Wednesday at a ceremony at Northwestern High School. She was one of three Division II signees and 11 Tigers overall that will continue their athletic careers at the next level.