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Pleasant Valley harriers earn MVC sweep

Published October 05. 2009 02:55PM

Pleasant Valley picked up a pair of wins, while Lehighton came out on the short end of Mountain Valley Conference cross country openers on Tuesday.


Pocono Mt. East

-Pocono Mt. West


Lehighton lost all four of its MVC Cross Country matches - two on each side - to the Pocono Mountain schools Tuesday afternoon.

Senior Alli Sabol and Freshman Emily Oldt did the best for the Lehighton. The two finished sixth and seventh respectively on the girls' side. No times were reported other than the fourth-place finisher from Pocono Mt. East.

Freshman Daulton Radler was the team's fastest runner with a time of 22:25 - good for 19th. Teammate Josiah Evans was nearly a minute behind in 21st.


PM East 15, Lehighton 50

PM West 19, Lehighton 36

1. Mike Manzo (PMW) 18:18, 2. Alex Price (PME) 19:08, 3. Jacob Spies (PME) 19:47, 4. Fabian Contreas (PMW) 20:00, 5. Nate Wise (PME) 20:39, 6. Dylan Transue (PME), 7. Justin Escobar (PME), 8. Chad Cleason (PME), 9. Daquann Chung (PMW), 10. Mike Bonini (PME), 11. Jake Reder (PME), 12. Joe Ayars (PME), 13. Jared Yarnall (PME), 14. Lee Munoz (PME), 15. Ben Gotcheo (PME).


PM East 19, Lehighton 30

PM West 23, Lehighton 36

1. Sophie Conklin (PME), 2. Addy Ross (PME), 3. Jill Schickling (PMW), 4. Brittany Werbell (PME) 22:41, 5. Mya Snyder (PME), 6. Alli Sabol (L), 7. Emily Oldt (L), 8. Angela Munoz (PME), 9. DQ, 10. Mary Lapp (PMW), 11. Kara Smith (PME), 12. Sha Donse (PMW), 13. Jessie Benjamin (PME), 14. Danielle Harley (PME), 15. Jess Willner (PME).

ES North-ES South-Stroudsburg

-Pleasant Valley

While local MVC counterpart Lehighton lost all four of its conference cross country matches, Pleasant Valley swept its four matches with the East Stroudsburg schools.

Sam Klingel won the girls event for the Lady Bears, coming in with a time of 21:11. The only other Pleasant Valley runner to finish in the top ten was Christine Klingel (11th) with a time of 23:39. Brittany Dunay (16), Stacy Wojy (18) and Althea Eoss (19) all finished in the top 20 as well.

On the boys' side it was Evan Makuvek coming in second place with a time of 17:55. Fellow Bears Dan Rose and Adam Wojy finished in eighth and 11th respectively.


Pleasant Valley 23, ES South 38

Pleasant Valley 18, ES North 43

Stroudsburg 19, ES South 42

Stroudsburg 15, ES North 50

1. Matt Valentin (S) 17:43, 2. Evan Makuvek (PV) 17:55, 3. Mark Pfaeffle (S) 18:08, 4. Tom Shaw (S) 18:26, 5. Rennard Wilson (ESS) 18:40, 6. John Favini (ESS), 7. Matt Koch (S), 8. Dan Rose (PV), 9. Karim Osman (S), 10. Josh Wielgus (S), 11. Adam Wojy (PV), 12. Steve Terrana (S), 13. Andy McLynch (S), 14. Jeff Hernandez (S), 15. Doug Bird (S).


Pleasant Valley 15, ES South 50

Pleasant Valley 15, ES North 50

Stroudsburg 15, ES South 50

Stroudsburg 15, ES North 50

1. Sam Klingel (PV) 21:11, 2. Taylor Strekel (S) 21:22, 3. Sarah Myles (S) 21:50, 4. Liz Joyce (S) 22:05, 5. Sam Myles (S) 22:37, 6. Meaghan Eckel (S), 7. Shannon Gardner (S), 8. Emily Butz (S), 9. Hannah Perez (S), 10. Natalie Gilbert (S), 11. Christine Klingel (PV), 12. Lori Penrose (S), 13. Maria Vecchio (S), 14. Jennifer Foust (S), 15. Mari Cardelle (S).



-Saucon Valley

Saucon Valley's Tucker Sandercock scored a goal in each half and led the Panthers to a 2-0 victory over Colonial League foe Northwestern.

Nathan Kester made 15 saves in goal for the Tigers, while Max Henig had two stops for the Panthers (2-1).

Palmerton-So. Lehigh

Christopher Kassel tallied a hat-trick for Southern Lehigh and led his Spartans to a 6-0 Colonial League victory over Palmerton.

(1-2) settled down and played some great defense the rest of the way.

Zach Huber stopped 13 shots for the Bombers, while Eric Novak and Connor Vanin had one each for Solehi.

The Spartans outshot the Bombers 29-2.

No. Lehigh-Salisbury

After a one-all tie at the break, the Falcons erupted for seven second half goals to pull away and eventually take the 8-3 decision over Northern Lehigh.

The strong Salisbury attack was led by Sean Baker, Kevin Barahona and Jake Hadinger, who all recorded two goals. Roberto Marquez-Rivera and Sean Adams added single tallies in the win.

For Northern Lehigh, Channing Shiffert and Jimmy Bilger tallied goals.

Salisbury (3-0) outshot the locals, 28-24.

Jim Thorpe-Pottsville

The Crimson Tide scored three goals in the second half to turn back the Olympians 3-1.

Matt Witkin scored a pair of goals for Pottsville. John Mazzella scored the lone goal for Jim Thorpe.

Tamaqua-Sch. Haven

Schuylkill Haven scored a pair of goals in the game's first seven minutes and cruised to a 6-2 Schuylkill League victory over Tamaqua.

Jon Nettles had a hat trick for the Hurricanes while Mike Georgevic scored a goal and had two assists.

Tamaqua's goals came from Eric Hertzog and David DeFiore. Geoff Sincavage added an assist.

Haven finished with a 20-4 advantage in shots. Raider goalies Caleb Leibenguth (12) and Zack Lakitsky (1) combined for 13 saves.

Tamaqua won the JV game, 2-0.


Pleasant Vy.-ES North

Kristin Cook picked up a singles win and the Bears notched a pair of doubles wins, but the Timberwolves still managed to pick up a 4-3 win in Mountain Valley Conference action.



Shanaz Maharaj (ESN) def. Kelly Klapatch 6-2, 6-1; Christina Burgos (ESN) def. Emily Skutnik 6-0, 6-0; Kristin Cook (PV) def. Amy Holt 6-3, 6-3.


Maharaj/Burgos (ESN) def. Klapatch/Cook 6-3, 6-1; Sarah Olah/Rachel Siegfried (PV) def. Melissa Wetzel/Sheila Solis 7-6 7-5), 2-6, 6-2; Emily Young/Sarah Elmontaur (PV) def. Brittney Virtue/Liz Burgos 1-6, 7-5, 6-1; Katrina Serrano/Jewelyn Butron (ESN) def. Karli Williams/Nicole Reeder 6-3, 6-4.


Shenandoah Valley


Marian won its season-opening volleyball match Tuesday afternoon, defeating Shenandoah Valley in three games, 25-13, 25-7, 25-11.

Devin Porambo was the leading stat-getter for the Fillies. She had 15 digs, seven aces anf four kills. Teammate Abby Owsinski added ten kills, three blocks and two digs.

Fellow Fillie Rachel Krajcirik contributed 27 assists, while Taylor Mele had 22 digs.

Marian's JV also won, 25-9, 25-14.

Schuylkill Haven


Weatherly did its best, but came up just short to Schuylkill Haven in five games, 25-14, 6-25, 16-25, 25-18, 15-11.

Brittany Hinkle led the Lady Wreckers with 14 kills. She also had six assists.

Teammates Sara Dolinsky (nine kills and five assists), Alicia Panzarella (17 assists and five aces) and Rachel Heister (seven assists, six digs and six aces) each helped out as well.

Haven also won the JV match, 25-21, 25-12.

Jim Thorpe-Pottsville

The Crimson Tide handed the Olympians a setback by scores of 25-15, 25-15, 25-23.

No other information was available.

Lehighton-Saucon Valley

The Panthers picked up a win over the Indians in a non-league match by scores of 25-16, 25-14, 26-24.

No other information was available.


No. Schuylkill

-Jim Thorpe

North Schuylkill pulled out a 359-372 win over Jim Thorpe in scholastic golf action.

Despite JT's Ben Stermer's medalist performance of 80, the Spartans had some balance to garner the win.

JT will return to action today when they have their tri meet with Tamaqua and Lehighton.

No. Schuylkill 359, Jim Thorpe 372


Derrick Reese 83, Ian Paul 88, Evan Blank 91, Joe O'Donnell 97, Josh Lex 97.


Ben Stermer 80, Dean DiBonifazio 83, Billy Gushue 100, Kevin Jaskot 109, Mitch Hoffman 109.

Played at Mahoning Valley, Par 72.

Panther Valley

-Mahanoy Area

The Panthers earned a nice Schuylkill League win over Mahanoy Area in golf action, 389-410.

PV's Matt Tucker earned medalist honors with a low-round 91, while teammate Scott Nevenglosky added a 95 in the win.

Mahanoy's Kyle Kozie shot a 92 to lead his team.


Matt Tucker 91, Scott Nevenglosky 95, Mike Hadesty 98, Kory Lopata 105.


Kyle Kozie 92, Eric Moucheron 101, Ian Mistishen 108, John Drinich 109.

Played at Mountain Valley, Par 72.


Tamaqua won its Schuylkill League golf match with Weatherly Tuesday, 352-450.

The Raiders' Jordan Heisler was the only golfer to shoot under 80, as he finished with a 78. Teammate Matt Hadesty chipped in with an 88,

James Belletiere led the Wreckers with a 104.

Tamaqua 352, Weatherly 450


Jordan Heisler 78, Matt Hadesty 88, Steve Christ 92, Colin Johnson 94.


James Belletiere 104.

Played at Mt. Laurel, Par 72.

Pocono Mt. Wes


Brendan McCullion, Jeff Newman and Brad Bickert all won by shutouts as the Indians rolled to a 15-3 victory in a Mountain Valley Conference match.

Mark Brooks of West was medalist with a one-over par 73.

Lehighton 15, PM West 3

Mark Brooks (PMW) def. Dave Behler, 2-1; Brendan McCullion (L) def. James Iverson, 3-0; Jeff Newman (L) def. Nick Tanacradi, 3-0; Brad Bickert def. Evan Freach, 3-0; Cole Rex (L) def. Kevin Norton, 2 1/2 - 1/2; Nick Martz (L) def. Bryan Bosenberg, 2 1/2 - 1/2.

Played at Mahoning Valley C.C., Par 72.

PM East-Pleasant Valley

The Cardinals won four of six matches and tied one to beat the Bears 10-8 in MVC competition.

Rob Pecci of Pocono Mountain East was medalist with a 77.

PM East 10, Pleasant Valley 8

Rob Pecci (PME) def. Alex Kaye, 2-1; Paul DeAngelo (PME) def. Bryan Baumgartner, 2 1/2 - 1/2; Bobby Nagy (PV) def. Jamie Ficco, 3-0; Kyle Adamonis PV tied Jay Ayruvane, 1 1/2 -1 1/2; Andrew Bowman (PME) def. Peter Luisi, 2-1; Jake Higgins (PME) def. Brian Danaro, 2-1.

Played at Indian Mountain G.C., Par 71.

No. Dame (ES)-Palmerton

Mike Englert s five-under 67 guided the Blue Bombers to an easy 396-442 win over the Spartans in a Colonial League match.

Dan Costenbader fired an even par round of 72 to match Notre Dame s Matt Long

Palmerton 396, Notre Dame (ES) 442

No. Dame (ES)

Matt Long 72, Mark Lasewicz 79, Nick Curran 93, Joe Scotchlas 98 and Tim Mullen 100.


Mike Englert 67, Dan Costenbader 72, Ben Andrews 78, Marcus Pitts 89 and Trevor Kirschner 90.

Played at Blue Ridge C.C., Par 72


Bangor-Northern Lehigh

With all of the goals scored in the first half, the Slaters picked up a 2-1 Colonial League victory over the Bulldogs.

Autumn Paraschos scored first unassisted at the 24 minute mark for the Slaters. Steph Catino followed off an assist by Liz Deeker with 10 minutes left in the first half.

Northern Lehigh's goal was scored by Alisha Bowers with an assist by Danielle Dooley with 1:30 left in the half.

Northern Lehigh had six shots on goal, while the Slaters had 12. Bulldog goalie Nicole Pitosky had 12 saves.

Bangor also won the JV game 3-0.

Northwestern-Pen Argyl

The Lady Tigers hung tough with Pen Argyl and eventually pulled off the 3-2 overtime win on Caileigh Landrigan's game-winner.

Landrigan had an all-around great game with two goals and an assist. Jenn Groller added the other tally.

Amanda Knitter and Kiersten Young notched the two scores for the Lady Green Knights in the losing effort.

PA outshot NW 12-8 in the game with the Tigers' Sam Rex stopping ten shots in goal.


Nicole Kern and Shawnna Beil combined for five goals as Catasauqua breezed to a 7-1 Colonial League victory over Palmerton.

Kern tallied a hat trick while Beil added a pair of goals.

Palmerton avoided the shutout when Morgan Meyers scored off an assist by Kylee Turko with just over five minutes remaining in the game.

Despite the lopsided score, the Bombers actually outshot Catty, 22-19. Palmerton goalie Alexa Harleman made 10 saves.

Rough Rider goalie Andrea Eck made 17 saves.


Minersville-Jim Thorpe

The Olympians jumped out to a 2-0 lead only to see the Miners come back for a 3-2 win in overtime.

Five minutes into the game, Caitlin Licinski scored to give the Olympians a 1-0 lead. Kristin Lawrence made it 2-0 with a goal seven minutes later.

With seven minutes left in the half, Jeanna Strubhar put Minersville on the scoreboard with a goal leaving the visitors trail by one at the half.

Minersville tied it with 1:30 left in regulation as Sonia Bernetskie found the crease and sent the game into overtime.

Bernetskie scored the winning goal with 2:30 left in overtime.

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