Author Archive for Jennifer Beekman

NW Wrestling Finds Identity

Every wrestler who steps onto the mat for a match intends to win. But there is a drastic difference between wrestling to win and wrestling not to lose. The former, requires athletes to take risks and stay on the offensive,…

2016-17 Indoor Track and Field Previews

Northwest Boys: The three-time defending state champion Jaguars are in a similar position to the start of last winter. Many might wonder how well Northwest will be able to recover from the graduation of major scorers, such as sprinter/hurdler/jumper Shyheim…

2016-17 Wrestling Previews

Wrestling is not your average sport, Quince Orchard High School Coach Rob Wolf said. Athletes must fight against the force of an opponent’s full weight and strength for six consecutive minutes, virtually without any reprieve. And it’s downright exhausting. “The…

2016-17 Basketball Previews

BOYS Quince Orchard Last year’s record: 20-3 Players to watch: G Matt Kelly, F Johnny Fierstein, F Daniel Dorsey Season outlook: Given the choice, most high school basketball players would much prefer to have the ball in their hands, dribbling…

NW Boys Cross Country Tops County at State Meet

Most first-time state cross country meet runners are apprehensive of the Hereford course’s “big dip,” Northwest High School cross country coach Robert Youngblood said. Not Jaguars freshman Helena Lee. “She put herself out there at the beginning of the race,…