Jim Thorpe went on to capture the boys' championship, while Lehighton earned itself a top-five finish with a fifth place finish. Northern Lehigh, Tamaqua and Palmerton ended up ninth, 13th and 15th respectively at the Northampton Invitational this weekend.

CROSS COUNTRY

Northampton

Invitational

Five local TIMES NEWS teams took part in the Invitational.

The Olympians' Jonathan Condly crossed the finish line first in a time of 16:42 to win the boys' individual title, while teammate Christian Fields followed with a sixth place finish. The Indians' Michael Blacketter, the Bulldogs' Gavin Kemery and the Blue Raiders' Dustin Sabol finished 10th. 11th and 12th respectively. Shaun Seiler led the Bombers with a 34th place finish.

Jim Thorpe and Lehighton ended up in third and fourth respectively as a team in the girls' meet, while Tamaqua finished in seventh.

The Indians' Jenifer Beers paced the local girls with an area best fifth place finish, while the Olympians' Courtney Capper followed in seventh. Cassie Rehnert, of Lehighton, and Nichole Wasserleben, of Tamaqua, grabbed top-15 places finishing in 12th and 14th respectively.

BOYS SOCCER

Palmerton-Pine Grove

Pine Grove scored a 2-1 win over Palmerton in a non-league match.

Zach Tritt and Cameron Shollenberger each scored goals for the Cardinals, who were outshot in the game, 12-9 by the Bombers.

Jonathan Schwarz scored the goal for Palmerton, whose Rich Roselli amassed six saves in the net.

Pine Grove improves to 6-8-1 on the year, while the Bombers drop to 3-12.

The two teams tied in the JV game, 1-1.

Pleasant Valley-William Allen

Pleasant Valley used two first half goals to post a 2-0 non-conference victory over William Allen.

Hako Beskovic led the Bears' attack with a goal and an assist, while Connor Phillips added the other score. Teammate Justin Habick was credited with an assist.

The Bears remain undefeated at 16-0 overall on the season.

Schuylkill Haven-Tamaqua

Schuylkill Haven's Kyle McGarry scored in the last thirty seconds to help lift his team over Tamaqua, 3-2.

Marcus Repella and McGarry also scored earlier in the game for the winners, who outshot their opponents, 17-5.

Tamaqua got their tallies from Matt Sweigart and Riley McHugh to keep things interesting. Dylan Rinkiewicz had 14 saves for the Blue Raiders.

Haven also won, 1-0 in the preliminary contest.

Nativity-Weatherly

Nativity defeated Weatherly in a tight game, 3-1.

The Green Wave got scores from Josh Buehl, who tallied two goals, while Ricardo Chagolla added the other.

Meanwhile, Mike Kennelly scored the Wreckers' sole score of the game.

Nativity prevailed in the JV game, 2-1, as well.

FIELD HOCKEY

Palmerton

-Catasauqua

Ahead 2-1 at half, Catasauqua eventually went on to defeat Palmerton 5-1in this Colonial League game.

Hannah Edwards recorded a hat trick in the game, while teammates Michaela Waldrop and Rachel Sell added individual scores. Soriana Salloum, Quinn Bachman, Olivia Schlofer and Ewards all added assists in the winning effort.

Palmerton's Maddy Mummey scored the sole tally to keep things close early on in the game that saw the Rough Riders outshoot the Bombers 9-7.

The Blue Bombers did manage a split on the day with a 4-2 win in the JV game.

Parkland

-Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley defeated Parkland 6-1 in a non-league match up.

No other information was provided to the TIMES NEWS prior to press time.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Pottsville-Lehighton

Pottsville defeated Lehighton in five long sets, 23-25, 25-21, 25-18, 13-25, 15-13.

Jackie Jordan led the Tribe offense with 29 kills, 17 digs and four aces, while Taylor Yurasits had 39 assists, 13 digs and three kills and teammate Tiff Thompson added eight kills and five digs.

Pottsville also pulled out a win in the JV game, 2-1.

GIRLS SOCCER

Lehighton-Pleasant Valley

In a game played on Friday, Pleasant Valley shutout Lehighton, 9-0.

Ema Sabovic scored a hat trick in the game, while Keri Dekmar added two goals to lead the Lady Bears. Erin Sharpe, Dana McAllister, Rachel Steinmark and Jamie Masullo all scored a goal to help the team in the win.

Gabby Lucchese, Sabovic and Sharpe all added two assists in the game that saw the winners outshoot their opponent, 18-2. With the win, Pleasant Valley improves to 14-1 on the season, overall and 10-0 in the MVC.