Marian captured the Schuylkill League golf championship to highlight Wednesday scholastic sports action.
Marian-Pottsville-Blue Mountain-Mahanoy Area
Marian, the Schuylkill League Division 2 champion, knocked off Pottsville, Blue Mountain and Mahanoy Area to claim the 2012 Schuylkill League Team Championship at Blue Mountain Golf Course in Pine Grove.
The Colts finished with a score of 313, while Pottsville (Division 1 champion) shot a 322. Blue Mountain (Division 1 runner-up) and Mahanoy Area (Division 2 runner-up) finished with scores of 328 and 351 respectively.
Two days after capturing the Schuylkill League Individual Championship, Mike Gottstein led the Colts to the Team Championship with a two-over-par 74.
Josh Green followed with a 76, while Mark Postupack (80) and Nick Kweder (83) rounded out the Marian scoring. Eric Mason finished with a 90 and Chris Postupack a 92 also for the Colts.
Marian ended a 14-year run by Blue Mountain as champion.
Blue Mountain's Jimmy Dietz had the low score of the day with a 71.
Marian 313, Pottsville 322,
Blue Mountain 328, Mahanoy Area 351
Mike Gottstein 74, Josh Green 76, Mark Postupack 80, Nick Kweder 83.
Bailey Roos 74, Joe Drasdis 79, Randy Rubright 83, David Leymeister 85.
Jimmy Dietz 71, Ben Zwolan 84, Bailey Sophy 84, Lyle Luckenbill 89.
Nick Scicchitano 84, Colin Casserly 86, John Brinich 89, Trey Macleuneus 92.
Played at Blue Mountain Golf Course, Par 71.
Zeb Shiffert's hat trick paced Northern Lehigh to a 6-0 victory over Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg.
Shiffert scored the first three goals of the game, while Tyler Hoppes added two scores and two assists, and Sean Mulchay tallied a goal for the Bulldogs.
Northern Lehigh outshot Notre Dame 16-7.
Nate Tex made seven saves in goal for Northern Lehigh. Brian Kramer had 10 stops for the Spartans.
Bangor blanked Palmerton for a 3-0 Colonial League victory.
Josh Parrish got the Slaters on the board in the first half, while Nick Hagan and Mike Battillo added second half goals.
Bangor outshot the Bombers 14-9.
Rich Roselli made 11 saves in goal for Palmerton (4-7), while Jon Phillips (6) and Matt Palmer (3) combined for nine stops for Bangor (5-4-1).
Bangor had six different players score goals, en route to an 11-0 Colonial League victory over Palmerton.
The Slaters led 5-0 at halftime and were paced by Danielle King's three goals. Maliah Livingston, Kelsie Smith and Mesllisa Guydish had two goals apiece for Bangor (6-4, 5-4).
Bangor outshot the Lady Bombers 21-5.
Rebecca Beach made five saves in goal for Bangor, while Palmerton's Kaylee Haskins made 11 stops.
The loss drops Palmerton to 0-10 on the season.
Anjelica Bartola had four goals and one assist to lead Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg to a 5-0 win over th eBulldogs.
The Spartans had a 15-5 edge in shots on goal and Brook Seiler had eight saves for Nolehi.
Southern Lehigh posted a 25-12, 25-9, 25-23 Colonial League sweep over Northwestern.
Jordan Veppert recorded six kills, Abby Sanders added two kills and five aces, and Mariana Valencia tallied 11 digs.
In the JV game, Southern Lehigh was a 25-13, 25-18 winner.
The Tamaqua boys and girls cross country teams split against Pottsville and Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech.
The Raiders defeated CMVT 22-37 and suffered a 15-50 setback to Pottsville. Pottsville's Codi Wood posted a winning time of 18:33. Andrew Tite paced Tamaqua with a ninth-place finish (20:47).
The Lady Raiders defeated CMVT 15-50, although the Rams failed to field a full team. Pottsville defeated Tamaqua 16-41 behind Paige Stoner's winning time of 19:40, over two minutes faster than her nearest competitor. Chelsea Frantz placed fifth for Tamaqua (23:18).
Tamaqua 22, CMVT 37
Pottsville 15, Tamaqua 50
1. Codi Wood (P) 18:33, 2. Jake Plachko (P) 18:50, 3. Dominick Direnzo Potts (P) 19:36, 4. William Hossler (P) 19:51, 5. Wade Joline (CMVT) 20:12, 6. Ryan Scanlan (P), 7. Edward Hossler (P), 8. Chey Jones (P), 9. Andrew Tite (T), 10. Dustin Sabol (T), 11. Justin Welkie (P), 12. Aideen Liptock (P), 13. Kevin Hampford (P), 14. Marcus Joline (CMVT), 15. Steven Matukonis (T).
Tamaqua 15, CMVT 50
Pottsville 16, Tamaqua 41
1. Paige Stoner (P) 19:40, 2. Gabrielle Direnzo (P) 21:58, 3. Bailey Nagle (P) 23:10, 4. Shamyra Watkins (P) 23:16, 5.Chelsea Frantz (T) 23:18, 6.Grace Casey (P), 7. Maria Streisel (T), 8. Emily Bumbulsky (T), 9. Caitlin Goodman (P), 10. Victoria LaBar (T), 11. Melanie Kostecky (T), 12. Adalie Zanis (P), 13. Emily Heimbach (P), 14. Alexandra Miller (T), 15. Stef Gensure (T).
MID. SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Lehighton posted a 28-6 victory over Pleasant Valley.
Jahmir Spencer continued his early season success with touchdown runs of 40 and 4 yards for the Indians (4-0). This is the fourth straigth game he has rushed over 100 yards. Seth Keiser returned a punt 75 yards and JoJo Santiago recovered a fumble in the end zone for a score. Nick Skrimkosky ran for two conversions.
The Blue Raiders scored three second half touchdowns in a 30-8 victory over the Golden Bears.
Quinten Perla scored on runs of 20 and 28 yards for Tamaqua (3-1). Daylan Barron had a 36-yard score and added a PAT. Dylan Woods also scored for the Raiders on a 38 yard run. Josh Gordon threw a pass to Ed Titus and a pass to James Bynon for conversions.
Daylan Brown scored twice on five yard runs and Dylan Woods added a 19 yard scamper as the Raiders rolled to a 20-6 win over Shenandoah.
Matt Weaver caught a pass from Josh Gordon for a conversion.