Despite a late comeback, the Lady Tigers came up just short of beating Notre Dame (Green Pond) Tuesday in New Tripoli, falling 45-44 to the Crusaders.
“We waited until the very end to have urgency,” said assistant coach Craig Mogel, coaching for Chris Deutsch who was out with an illness. “We preach all the time that you need to be ready from the beginning and play like you really want to win.
Some Colonial League teams competed in league games Saturday, while nonleague rivals Northampton and Catasauqua battled on the hardwood and a couple girls basketball teams traveled to Berks County to face some top competition.
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The Konkrete Kids pulled beat the Rough Riders 59-44.
Northampton was led by Michael Torres with 17 points, along with Aidan Ellwood’s 16 points and Morgan Heffelfinger’s 11 points.
Most of us know the movie “Forrest Gump.” At one part of the film, the character that Tom Hanks portrays is seen running across the country, simply for the enjoyment of it.
Rachele Cerrone, a 2015 graduate of Northwestern High School, is taking on her own version of that popular 1994 movie.
Since falling to Southern Lehigh back on Dec. 21, the Northwestern girls’ basketball team has not lost.
The Lady Tigers continued their winning streak on Saturday afternoon when they defeated Salisbury, 43-22, in a Colonial League game in New Tripoli.
“The more we play together the better we are getting,” Northwestern head coach Chris Deutsch. “Our girls are getting more confidence. We played the next night after that loss and it was the perfect medicine for us. We never thought about it. Also, our defensive effort has gone to a new level. They are really buying in.”
The Northwestern wrestling team got to experience a little bit of everything over the weekend at the Zephyr Duals. As one of 16 teams competing at Whitehall High School on Saturday, the Tigers faced competition that included a fellow Colonial League foe, a traditionally successful Eastern Pennsylvania Conference squad and a couple of teams from outside the Lehigh Valley area.
All in all, the Tigers put together a successful outing despite being given a tough road throughout the event.
It was just one of those days for Northwestern when it traveled to Salisbury (5-2, 7-3) to take on the Falcons Saturday. After trailing by just three at the half, the Tigers shooting went cold and they came out of Salisbury High School with a 54-38 loss to Salisbury.
Salisbury’s Jack Reichenbach led all scorers with 21 points, while Ryann Slutsky and Jaxon Costello chipped in with 11 points each. For Northwestern, Trevor Cunningham and Deven Bollinger each scored eight points to lead the Tigers, with Sam Yadush picking up seven points.
Caleb Clymer was never himself on the wrestling mat last season. After dealing with a broken hip for the majority of last winter, Clymer is back to his regular self a year later and the bounce in his step is noticeable on the mats.
He was one of two Tigers to earn medals at last week’s Bethlehem Holiday Wrestling Tournament at Liberty High School.
Put aside his talent, his 6-foot-3 frame, his knowledge of the game and his incredible work ethic.
All those things have made Jonathan Blaine a great soccer player. But what stands out the most is a quality that is essential to being a great central defender.
While Blaine could have been successful at any position on the soccer field, he chose one that gets little recognition. He anchored the Tiger defense for three years. He had few opportunities to score goals or get his name in the boxscore. But that wasn’t his goal. Team wins were the first and only objective.
Abby Chisdak and the Northwestern girls basketball team are ringing in the New Year with a tough three-game stretch in the first week of January. She also recently finished her third high school soccer season in the fall.
Whether Chisdak is running up and down the hardwood or across the soccer pitch, one thing remains consistent with the Tiger junior. No matter what sport it is, she’ll do whatever is necessary for the betterment of the team.
The Patriots beat the Spartans in a nonleague game 60-43.
Freedom’s Nicholas King scored a game high 22 points.
Sean Welsh had 13 for Southern Lehigh.
Patel 1-0-0-3, Miller 2-1-2-6, Murtaugh 0-0-0-0, Hoff 0-0-0-0, Hudson 1-2-2-4, Dougherty 1-1-3-3, Blondell 1-0-0-2, Welsh 4-5-5-13, Zamichieli 4-2-2-12. TOTALS: 14-11-14-43.