Five area x-country teams sweep
Kyle Picht of Panther Valley (left) and Andrew Vack of Weatherly lead the pack during Wednesday's tri-meet. Picht and Vack finished 1-2 in the event.
The Panther Valley, Jim Thorpe and Tamaqua boys joined the Northwestern and Tamaqua girls in posting cross country sweeps in multi-team matches on Wednesday.
The Panther Valley boys cross country team earned two wins with a 20-44 victory over Weatherly and a 19-38 decision over Minersville. Kyle Picht led the Panthers with a winning time of 19:24. Weatherly also dropped a 27-28 decision to Minersville. Andrew Vack finished in second place to lead the Wreckers.
In the lone girls meet, Minersville topped Panther Valley by a score of 21-34. Minersville's Kelsey Mitchell finished in first place with a time of 24:16, while Sindle Griffths paced the Panthers by finishing in second with a time of 25:18. Weatherly does not have a girls cross country team.
Panther Valley 20, Weatherly 44
Panther Valley 19, Minersville 38
Minersville 27, Weatherly 28
1. Kyle Picht (PV) 19:24, 2. Andrew Vack (W) 19:49, 3. Mark Doyle (M) 20:53, 4. Kyle Smith (PV) 21:07, 5. Morgan Brown (PV) 21:11, 6. Keith Cheadle (PV), 7. Alex Sirkot (W), 8. Omar Cabrera (PV), 9. Justin Christman (PV), 10. Wyatt Murphy (M), 11. Sterling Tobin (M), 12. C.J. Shinsky (M), 13. Jonathan Susko (PV), 14. Michael Sloboda (PV), 15. Michael Embick (W).
Minersville 21, Panther Valley 34
1. Kelsey Mitchell (M) 24:16, 2. Sindle Griffiths (PV) 25:18, 3. Emily Oakill (M) 25:23, 4. Jackie Williams (M) 26:02, 5. Laura Hunyara (M) 26:51, 6. Olivia Markovich (PV), 7. Kaylynn Covine (PV), 8. Courtney Hill (M), 9. Alyssa Marshall (PV), 10. Shannon Phillips (PV), 11. Abby Markovich (PV), 12. Sam Kline (M).
Jim Thorpe welcomed Marian and North Schuylkill for a Schuylkill League tri-meet.
The Olympian boys walked off with a 2-0 mark on the day, while both the Colts and Fillies finished 1-1. Meanwhile, the Lady Olympians ended up suffering two setbacks.
Sam Lux paced the Olympians with a second place finish in a time of 18:31. Teammates Dave Barrientos and Josh Williams finished in fourth and fifth place respectively.
The Colts' Michael Legath (seventh) and David Paul (ninth) grabbed top-10 finishes.
Madison Monaco led the Fillies with a third place finish in a time of 21:41. Kayla Susko (ninth) topped the Olympians.
Jim Thorpe 24, North Schuylkill 36
Jim Thorpe 16, Marian 44
North Schuylkill 26, Marian 29
1. Brendan Shearn (NS) 17:35, 2. Sam Lux (JT) 18:31, 3. Saxon Emery (NS) 18:37, 4. Dave Barrientos (JT) 18:48, 5. Josh Williams (JT) 19:09, 6. Matt Curran (JT), 7. Michael Legath (M), 8. Sean Boyd (JT), 9. David Paul (M), 10. Jay Marsen (JT), 11. Philip Marzen (JT), 12. Shawn Zak (NS), 13. Adam Dachowicz (JT), 14. Chris Boyd (JT), 15. Kevin Plaskowski (NS).
Marian 25, Jim Thorpe
North Schuylkill 15, Jim Thorpe 50
North Schuylkill 18, Marian 45
1. Meg O'Keefe (NS) 20:49, 2. Catelyn Deeter (NS) 21:36, 3. Madison Monaco (M) 21:41, 4. Jordan Zelechaski (NS) 22:00, 5. Diane Lindenmuth (NS) 22:03, 6. Kayla Bolinski (NS), 7. Shelby Weikel (NS), 8. Dominique Reinoehl (NS), 9. Kayla Susko (JT), 10. Emma Boyle (M), 11. Lizz Klotz (JT), 12. Erin Bucci (JT), 13. Kaitlyn McSurdy (NS), 14. Alison Cantwell (NS), 15. Emily Vebrosky (NS).
Tamaqua had its way with Nativity and Schuylkill Haven as the Raiders posted a Schuylkill League sweep.
The Tamaqua boys captured the top three times on the day with Ricky Clemson crossing the tape at 18:20. Tyler Kline and Philip Christman placed second and third respectively as Tamaqua defeated Schuylkill Haven 17-42 and Nativity 15-50.
In the girls meet, Amber Carroll once again topped the competition with a winning time of 19:30. Tamaqua captured eight of the top nine times on the afternoon as they defeated Schuylkill Haven (19-44) and Nativity (15-50).
Tamaqua 17, Schuylkill Haven 42
Tamaqua 15, Nativity 50
1. Ricky Clemson (T) 18:20, 2. Tyler Kline (T) 18:43, 3. Philip Christman (T) 19:10, 4. Tyvonne Conrad (SH) 19:35, 5. Joseph Rudy (T) 19:49, 6. Travis Hill (T), 7. Luke Yanek (SH), 8. Sean Spotts (SH), 9. Ben Tuckett (T), 10. John Scheitrum (T), 11. Aaron Sterner (SH), 12. Michael Kull (SH), 13. Brandon Clemson (T), 14. Seth Epler (T), 15. Cameron James (SH).
Tamaqua 19, Schuylkill Haven 44
Tamaqua 15, Nativity 50
1. Amber Carroll (T) 19:30, 2. Alyssa Miller (SH) 21:02, 3. Dana Ansbach (T) 21:35, 4. Cecily Kohlmeir (T) 21:55, 5. Colleen Rourke (T) 22:09, 6. Jessica Leiby (T), 7. Paige Kosica (T), 8. Emily Bumbulsky (T), 9. Julie Lesniak (T), 10. Kaylene Hess (SH), 11. Alexandra Miller (T), 12. Ellen Lurwick (SH), 13. Ashley Vanburen (T), 14. Kendra Boyer (SH), 15. Kelsie Blankenhorn (SH).
Palmerton-Northwestern-Wilson-Palisades-Saucon Vy-Moravian A.-Pen Argyl
The Northwestern girls went 6-0 while the boys went 5-1 in a Colonial League meet.
Palmerton also competed with its boys and girls both going 1-5.
The Tigers' Lindsay Kerr won the girls race while teammates Katie Hallingstad and Ramzy Burns finished third and sixth.
Cody Reinert of Northwestern was the top local finisher in the boys race with a fifth place.
Northwestern 23, Palisades 33
Northwestern 23, Saucon Valley 35
Northwestern 21, Moravian Academy 38
Northwestern 18, Palmerton 43
Northwestern 18, Pen Argyl 44
Wilson 21, Northwestern 34
Saucon Valley 21, Palmerton 38
Palisades 21, Palmerton 38
Wilson 18, Palmerton 43
Moravian Academy 26, Palmerton 29
Palmerton 27, Pen Argyl 28
1. Justin Berger (W) 16:14, 2. Dan Vaughn (Pali) 17:10, 3. Rory McAtee (W) 17:14, 4. AJ Stauffer (SV) 17:16, 5. Cody Reinert (NW) 17:18, 6. Tyler Malay (NW) 17:21, 7. Zach Bartleson (PA) 17:28, 8. Jon LaScelle (SV) 17:33, 9. Aaron Papay (Palm) 17:35, 10. Kory Rolek (W) 17:36, 11. Sean Fritz (W) 17:39, 12. Andrew Hollenbeack (Pali) 17:50, 13. Alex Crain (MA) 17:53, 14. Matt Brzezinski (W) 17:53.8, 15. Jonathan Becker (MA) 17:57.
Northwestern 15, Palmerton 49
Northwestern 15, Pen Argyl 50
Northwestern 26, Saucon Valley 30
Northwestern 16, Palisades 44
Northwestern 18, Moravian Academy 44
Northwestern 15, Wilson 48
Palmerton 15, Pen Argyl 50
Wilson 20, Palmerton 39
Moravian Academy 19, Palmerton 42
Palisades 16, Palmerton 46
Saucon Valley 15, Palmerton 48
1. Lindsay Kerr (NW) 18:01, 2. Lainie Smith (SV) 18:35, 3. Katie Hallingstad (NW) 18:58, 4. Megan Stack (SV), 5. Rebecca Atkins Gast (MA) 19:41, 6. Ramzy Burns (NW), 7. Alexandra Evangelista (SV), 8. Sarah Kish (SV), 9. Megan Handwek (NW), 10. Laura Keller (Pali), 11. Natalie Boehm (NW), 12. Carlye Messman (W), 13. Anna Fricchione (NW), 14. Amanda Fleck (Pali), 15. Heather Brown (Pali).
Marian swept Hazleton, 25-10, 25-16, 25-8, in a matchup that was highlighted by a father/son coaching matchup.
The Fillies improved to 9-1 on the season, giving head coach John "Doc" Fallabel bragging rights over his son Chris Fallabel, who is in his second year as Hazleton's head coach.
Leading the way for Marian was senior outside hitter Devin Parambo, who had a huge all-around game. Parambo had 24 service points, including nine aces. She also added five kills and eight digs. The Fillies' Taylor Mele (19 digs); Marykate Sherkness (nine kills, three digs); and Abby Owsinski (13 kills and an .812 hitting percentage) contributed strong performances while sisters Katie (16 assists, four digs) and Nikki (12 assists, four digs) Collevechio shared the setting duties.
Tamaqua improved to 9-4 on the season with a 3-2 victory over Salisbury.
Kristina Zwolenik and Lauren Androkitis recorded straight set singles victories for the Lady Raiders, while the doubles tandem of Jordan Nowacki and Vanessa Wagner also won in straight sets.
Tamaqua 3, Salisbury 2
Kristina Zwolenik (T) def. McKenna Bast 6-2, 6-0; Beth Fritzinger (S) def. Cassie Martin 7-5, 6-2; Lauren Androkitis (T) def. Abbey Eichorn 4-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Jordan Nowacki/Vanessa Wagner (T) def. Abby Ludnof/Meredith Benner 7-5, 6-3; Kim Meichy/Emily Kotch (S) def. Briana Rubright/Erin Raymond 6-0, 6-1.
Jim Thorpe-PM West
Jim Thorpe posted a 5-2 victory over Pocono Mountain West .
The Olympians' Ellyn Tomko and Anna Domingo scored singles' wins.
The tandems of Allisah Perbln/Carly Marzen, Alex Mosteller/Catheryn Nonnemacher and Laura Kohutka/Kearen Meckes helped sealed the JT victory with doubles' match wins.
Jim Thorpe 5, PM West 2
Ellyn Tomko (JT) def. Gina Romano 6-3, 6-7 (3-7 tiebreaker), 6-2; Anna Domingo (JT) def. Katelyn Colyer 6-2, 6-1; Karen Laclau (PMW) def. Marissa Farra 6-3, 6-1
Allisah Perbln/Carly Marzen (JT) def. Alana Clifton/Ashley Madejzyk 8-0 proset; Sarah Henry/Jessica Dziadas (PMW) def. Katheryn Jones/Victoria Schrader 6-1, 6-4; Alex Mosteller/Catheryn Nonnemacher (JT) def. Sandra Dziadas/Courtney O'Connell 7-6 (7-3 tiebreaker), 7-6 (7-2 tiebreaker); Laura Kohutka/Kearen Meckes (JT) def. Christina Madejczyk/Lauren Morales 6-0, 6-4
Northwestern scored three goals in each half, en route to a 6-1 Colonial League victory over Northern Lehigh.
James Hoover booted in the first two goals of the game for the Tigers, while David Haaf, Luke Stuby, Timothy East and Curtis Cappuccino each added a goal apiece. Austin Marich and East each tacked on two assists.
Channing Shiffert had the lone goal for the Bulldogs.
The Tigers outshot Northern Lehigh 18-6.
Pine Grove-Jim Thorpe
Pine Grove used the strength of a prolific second half to post a 4-1 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.
After the score stood 1-1 at half, the Cardinals went on to score three second half goals.
Jon Mazella scored the Olympians' lone goal off an assist from Zach Ligenza.
Sch, Haven-Jim Thorpe
Schuylkill Haven held off Jim Thorpe in a wild Schuylkill League match, 7-6.
Kristin Lawrence had three goals and assist for the Lady Olympians, who led 4-3 at one points, before Haven rattled off four straight goals to taske charge.
Caitlin Liscinski added two goals for Jim Thorpe. Chelsea Smelas had a goal and an assist.
Goalie Jah Page had 14 saves for the Lady Olympians.
No. Lehigh-So. Lehigh
Southern Lehigh blanked Northern Lehigh for a 3-0 Colonial League victory.
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