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.
While his team was packing up and heading for the bus after its game against Salisbury last week, Northwestern softball head coach Josh Zimmerman was standing back, looking down, and reflecting on what transpired.
The game went exactly as Zimmerman expected, however, the outcome did not.
Salisbury loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning of a scoreless game and knocked a walk-off RBI-single into right field, winning a pivotal Colonial League softball game 1-0 at Salisbury Middle School.
Mikaela Koenig got accepted into the school and program of her choice when she joined Lebanon Valley College. Her basketball career, however, seemed to have come to the end of its road. And she was content with that.
Shortly after being accepted into Lebanon Valley College, that all changed.
“I applied early decision for their doctor of physical therapy program because they only accept about 50 kids and they get like 300 applicants,” Koenig said. “Once I applied there and that’s where I was going, if I played basketball or not, I knew that was the right choice.
The Colonial League recently released this year’s third installment of track and field top performers.
The Tigers’ have several athletes among the top, including Vanessa Blose, who has the top shot put distance so far this season.
The following is a list of the top five performers in each event, along with the top Northwestern athlete in each event. The lists include results of meets held through the end of last week.
Both the Northwestern football and boys soccer teams made it to their respective district championship games. The latter of the two won the Class 2A crown this past fall season.
A total of seven players from those two teams lead a list of eight male athletes that signed college letters of intent last Wednesday at Northwestern High School’s Gymnasium.
It’s been almost a year in the past, but Northwestern senior Jake Augustus can remember it clear as day.
Salisbury and Northwestern met three times on the baseball field last year. Both regular season meetings didn’t go the Tigers’ way, especially the first on the Falcons’ home grass.
“We came down here and they kicked our butt,” said Augustus, who pitched that game. “We were out of here in the fourth or fifth inning…We had them, and then Cooperman hit a homerun off of me.”
When a team’s bats are locked in and the lineup feeds off of one another, it can be tough for opposing pitchers to stop any offense.
Case in point was Northwestern’s offense in an early season Colonial League game last week. Just ask Northern Lehigh pitcher Chad Ceberberg. Northwestern (5-2 overall, 4-1 in Colonial League) exploded for 17 hits and put the 10-run rule in effect in the sixth inning with a 11-1 win over Northern Lehigh last Friday.
The second installment of the Colonial League track and field top performers was released by the league last week.
Several Northwestern athletes are at or among the top of the league in their events.
Vanessa Blose has the league’s longest shot put this season. Trevor Cunningham has the best time in the 300-meter hurdle event in 2016.
The following is a list of this year’s top five performers in each event, along with the top Northwestern Lehigh athlete in each event through meets held Friday, April 8.