Northwestern's girls soccer team came away with a win and the Tamaqua girls finished on top of the field at the Pirate Invitational this weekend.

BASEBALL

Jim Thorpe-NDGP

Shane Simpkins struckout 11 batters and led the Crusaders to a 12-3 win over the Olympians in the season opener for both.

Simpkins allowed just one hit, a second-inning single to Sean Green. Green also had one of the other two Jim Thorpe hits, while Brybe Micciche had the other.

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Green, Ciavarella (3), Sterling (5), Micciche and Hickey; Simpkins, McDonald (6) and Salimbene.

SOFTBALL

Tamaqua-So. Lehigh

Katie Tankred had 14 strikeouts and held Tamaqua (0-1) to just one hit as the Spartans managed to squeeze out two runs for a 2-0 non-league victory.

Eleny Dimou scored both runs for the Spartans (1-0).

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Sotak and Zancofsky; Tankred and Wilson. WP - Tankred.

N'western-Emmaus

Taylor Brown opened the season firing a no-hitter at Northwestern as the Green Hornets rolled to a 12-0 win over the Tigers in five innings.

Anna Corch started the rout with a two-run homer in the first inning, while Sami Ashley and Jess Light added two hits apiece.

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GIRLS SOCCER

Lehighton

-Northwestern

The Tigers (2-0) scored four goals in each half to turn back the Indians (0-2) by a score of 8-1 in the Salisbury Invitational.

Katie Hughes and Sara Jones had two goals each for Northwestern, while Emily Iobst, Michaela Lacek, Megan Weber and Anna Fricchione added the others. Fricchione, Abbey Scheck, Nicole Lach and Cassy Yost had assists.

Jordyn Homyak scored the lone goal for Lehighton.

Kayla Troutman made 11 saves in goal for the Indians, while Kelly Boyd made one save for the Tigers.

Pleasant Vy.-Nazareth

Cassie Denger scored a goal and an assist as the Blue Eagles picked up a 2-0 win in the season opener against the Bearts.

Megan Strauser scored the other goal for Nazareth.

Blue Eagles goalie Stephanie Wachter had six saves.

BOYS TENNIS

Pleasant Vy.-Nazareth

The Bears managed one singles win and one in doubles as they dropped a 5-2 decision to the Blue Eagles.

No. 3 singles Tom Park defeated Steve Fischler 7-5, 6-7, 6-3 and in doubles, Bryan Baumgartner and Jonathan Walmach won 6-0, 6-3 over Jeffrey Josephs and Andrw Wahlgren.

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SINGLES

Adam Harris (N) def. Vina Voulo 6-4, 7-5; Mike Lichtenwalner (N) def. Joe Osinski 6-1, 6-3; Tom Park (PV) def. Steve Fischler 7-5, 6-7, 6-3.

DOUBLES

Zach Peterson and Kevin Stenborg (N) def. Kyle Tamaraz and Mike Vargas 4-3; Jack Portnoy and Frank Sysko (N) def. Justin Kemmerer and Andrew Russo 6-1, 2-6, 7-6; Bryan Baumgartner and Jonathan Walmach (PV) def. Jeffrey Josephs and Andrew Wahlgren 6-0, 6-3; Mario Carranza and John Messina (N) def. Stevie Barry and James Osinski 6-0, 6-2.

TRACK AND FIELD

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in Pirate Invitational

The Tamaqua girls came away with the championship in the 5th Pirate Invitational on Saturday at Palisades High School.

The Lady Raiders compiled 136.5 points and finished ahead of Council Rock South, who had 122 points. Jim Thorpe finished seventh with 38 points.

In boys competititon, Pennridge was first with 184 points. Tamaqua ended up sixth with 56 points and Jim Thorpe eighth with 32.

The Lady Raiders picked up six firsts in the meet with Christine Streisel winning the shot put (32-09) and discus (84-06), Kayla Hope winning the long (15-04) and triple jumps (33-07).

Allison Updike took first in the javelin with a throw of 144-09 and Taylor Gerber won the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.28.

On the boys side, Tamaqua's Zach Lakitsky won the 100 meters in 11.39, while Jim Thorpe's Ben Moore won the javelin with a throw of 147-01.