Alumni Update - Darrell Barron (La Roche)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

CRESSON, PA – The men's basketball team returned to their winning ways after going on the road to defeat Mt. Aloysius 86-76.Barron LRC The Redhawks used a 10-0 second half run to break open a close game and earn their fourth win in the past five games.

They improve to 8-4 in the AMCC Conference.

Darrell Barron, a Northgate graduate, had a career-high 24 points including 15 in the second half.


(photo courtesy of La Roche College)


Alumni Update - Mac Quinn (Westminster)

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NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College football team won its fourth-straight game after a 39-14 winQuinn Westminster over the visiting Saint Vincent Bearcats in a physical Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) contest Saturday afternoon.

Westminster's win guarantees its first winning season in 13 years since the Titans went 6-4 in 2002.

The Titans improved to 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the PAC, while the Bearcats dropped to 3-5 overall and 2-4 in the conference.

Junior Mac Quinn, a Northgate graduate, led the Titan defense with nine tackles, including two for a loss.


(photo courtesy of Westminster College)


Northgate 2015 Football Preview

Written by Joe Koch on .

Northgate coach T.J. Wiley believes that had his Flames — who finished 4-6 — shown a bit more composure a year ago, they would have been a participant in the playoffs.

"We lost three games last year by a total of 10 points," Wiley said. "[The players] are sick of hearing it, but we are going to keep preaching to them that something like that can't happen again. We want this team to have men of high character and let their pads do the talking."

The three losses Wiley referenced all came against Black Hills Conference rivals. They were by scores of 14-13 to Bishop Canevin, 26-23 to Brentwood and 19-13 to Chartiers-Houston.

"If we would have won those games, things would have been a lot different," he said. "This year, if the kids stay healthy and control what they can control, we will compete."


Swimming: Northgate's Wagner wins two events in dual meet against South Fayette

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Up against one of the strongest WPIAL Class AA girls swimming teams, Northgate's Anna Wagner had one of her strongest meets of the year. Individually, Wagner swam the 200 IM in 2:28.18 to edge South Fayette's Faith Ruehle by 0.60 seconds. She complemented that individual win with a relay win. She helped the Flames 200 medley relay take first place with a time of 2:06.51. Wagner was joined on the relay by Becca Volk, Carrie Haney and Maura Scrabis. Wagner also recorded a fast time of 1:09.05 in the 100 butterfly to finish third in that event and she led off Northgate's 200 freestyle relay that placed third. She swam her leg in 27.37.


Golf: Northgate's Carlson gains learning experience

Written by Joe Koch on .

Competing in a state championship in any sport can be a heady experience for any athlete, particularly if it's the first time an athlete is competing on such a lofty level.

Northgate junior Caroline Carlson gained some valuable experience at the PIAA Class AA Girls Individual Championship held at York's Heritage Hills Resort. After shooting a 100 in the opening round, Carlson shot five strokes better in the second round to finish with a total of 195, which tied her for 16th place with two seniors, Lewisburg's Emily Conrad and Villa Maria's Lia Fatica. Carlson will have one more chance to compete on the statewide level a year from now.