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Tigers record cross country sweep

  • BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Catasauqua's Nick Squires (left) goes after the ball as Northern Lehigh's Channing Shiffert moves in to defend.
    BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Catasauqua's Nick Squires (left) goes after the ball as Northern Lehigh's Channing Shiffert moves in to defend.
Published October 15. 2009 05:00PM

The Northwestern cross country team swept its four meet run-off on Wednesday, while Northern Lehigh won five of six in Colonial Lague circles.


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Lindsay Kerr placed first overall with a time of 19:29 and led her Lady Tigers to four wins on the day. Teammate Kathryn Hallingstad was 42 seconds behind Kerr in third. Fellow Tigers Ramzy Burns (eighth), Megan Handwerk (ninth), Anna Fricchione (11th) and Natalie Boehm (13th) also finished in the top 15.

The local boys were led by Tyler Malay. Malay came in second with a time of 17:45 - just 11 seconds behind the first-place finisher. Cody Reinert and Pat Strobel also finished in seventh and 12th place respectively.


Northwestern 24, Bangor 32

Northwestern 20, Catty 41

Northwestern 23, Notre Dame ES 34

Northwestern 23, Southern Lehigh 32

1. J. Bollinger (C) 17:34, 2. Tyler Malay (NW) 17:45, 3. B. Gubitosi (ND) 17:51, 4. Z. Bartleson (PA) 17:53, 5. J. Cermak (SL) 17:54, 6. A. Crain (M), 7. Cody Reinert (NW), 8. A. Hollenbach (P), 9. D. Vaughn (P), 10. T. DeSario (B), 11. J. Diehl (P), 12. Pat Strobel (NW), 13. R. O'Malley (SL), 14. J. Elphick (PA), 15. M. Biffen (ND).


Northwestern 18, Bangor 43

Northwestern 15, Catty 50

Northwestern 15, Notre Dame ES 50

Northwestern 22, Southern Lehigh 39

1. Lindsay Kerr (NW) 19:29, 2. C. Rivenbark (SL) 19:32, 3. Kathryn Hallingstad (NW) 20:11, 4. R. Askins-Gast (M) 20:30, 5. L. Keller (P) 20:32, 6. C. McGinty (SL), 7. A. Neffue (B), 8. Ramzy Burns (NW), 9. Megan Handwerk (NW), 10. C. Hamrick (P), 11. Anna Fricchione (NW), 12. L. Stockunas (M), 13. Natalie Boehm (NW), 14. C. Campion (M), 15. H. Brown (P).

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Northern Lehigh wound up winning all three boys meets and a pair of girls meets, while Palmerton managed wins over Salisbury in their Colonial League competition.

Zach Fleming led the Bulldog boys across the finish line as he finished seventh, while Ryan Fronheiser was ninth, Austin Danish 10th, Aaron Rerick 14th and Scott Shavak 15th.

Aaron Papay led the Bombers as he finished 17th overall.

On the girls side, Steph Pryor was the Bulldogs best finisher as he ended up seventh, while Megan Rex was 10th, Samantha Corcoran 12th and Rachel Barnett 19th.

Palmerton's best finisher was Andrea Stevko, who was 11th.


No. Lehigh 19, Saucon Valley 39

No. Lehigh 22, Wilson 33

No. Lehigh 15, Palmerton 45

No. Dame GP 15, Palmerton 48

Palmerton 27, Salisbury 28

1. Bryan Megee (ND) 16:30, 2. Justin Berger (W), 3. Eric Busher (ND), 4. Mike Martinsky (ND), 5. Dennis Peterson (S), 6. Julian Caiazzo (ND), 7. Zach Fleming (NL), 8. Dylan Decker (ND), 9. Ryan Frohnheiser (NL), 10. Austin Danish (NL), 11. John Lescelle (ND), 12. AJ Stauffer (SV), 13. Rory McAtee (W), 14. Aaron Rarick (NL), 15. Scott Shavak (NL).


Saucon Valley 18, No. Lehigh 41

No. Lehigh 20, Wilson 41

No. Lehigh 18, Palmerton 45

No. Dame GP 17, Palmerton 45

Palmerton 15, Salisbury 50

1. Lainie Smith (SV) 18:40, 2. Katherine Downing (ND), 3. Megan Stack (SV), 4. Sarah Kish (SV), 5. Colleen Kelly (ND), 6. Alexandria Evangelista (SV), 7. Steph Pryor (NL), 8. Carlye Messman (W), 9. Allison Constant (ND), 10. Magan Rex (NL), 11. Andrea Stevko (P), 12. Samantha Corcoran (NL), 13. Sara Pazzaglia (SV), 14. Alessandra Pazzaglia (SV), 15. Taylor Gonoude (S).


Catasauqua-No. Lehigh

Tyler Miller scored with 20 minutes left in the second half to lift the Roughies to a 1-0 win over the Bulldogs.

Northern Lehigh goalie Corey Snyder had 17 saves in goal, while Tyler Silberman had 10 saves for Catasauqua.

The Bulldogs had a 20-19 edge in shots on goal.

Palmerton-Pen Argyl

The Green Knights scored a pair of goals in the first half and added an insurance goal in the second half for a 3-1 win over the Blue Bombers.

Evan Brown scored a pair of goals for Pen Argyl, while Aldo Doscia scored one. Dave Kenion scored the lone Palmerton goal off a Garrett Scott assist.

Pen Argyl had a 12-7 edge in shots on goal.


Jim Thorpe-Halifax

Mackenzi Bingaman had two goals and one assist and led Halifax to a 3-1 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.

The Lady Olympians' Chelsea Smelas scored the team's only goal in the second half with 18:20 left. Teammate Caitlin Liscinski on the play.

Halifax had 30 shots on goal, while the Lady Olympians had10.

Krista Bainbridge had sevensaves in the net for Thorpe, while Chelsea Smelas had 11 and Jah Page had 10.


Catasauqua-Northern Lehigh

The Lady Bulldogs scored two goals in the second half to pull out a 2-1 win over the Rough Riders in a Colonial League contest.

Taylor Farber and Alyssa Bowers scored for Northern Lehigh, while Danielle Seirzega managed the lone score for Catasauqua.

The Bulldogs also held a 18-3 edge in shots on goal. Nicole Pirosky made two saves for Northern Lehigh.


Bangor blanked Northwestern in Colonial League play, as the Slaters scored twice in each half and won 4-0.

Abigail Bakke tallied a hat-trick for Bangor (12-4). The Slaters also held a 25-6 shot advantage.

Northwestern slips to 9-4-1 on the year with the loss.

Pen Argyl-Palmerton

Pen Argyl took a 3-0 lead into halftime and went on to knock off Colonial League foe Palmerton, 5-0.

Kassy Beckage scored twice for the Green Knights. She also had an assist. Teammates Kiersten Young, Jaclyn Parsons and Carly Torgersen added the other goals.

Palmerton goalie Lydia Anthony stopped eight of the 11 shots she faced.


Jim Thorpe-Hazleton

Although Jim Thorpe lost the first game to non-league foe Hazleton, the Lady Olympians came back to take the next three and won 21-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-12.

The Olympians were led by Meredith Brisbane and Brittany Holland. They each had eight kills.

Teammate Marissa Cantelmi helped out with 23 assists, while Jill Andrews played great defense with 19 digs.

However, Jim Thorpe's JV team lost in three, 17-25, 26-24, 15-11.

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