Colts finish unbeaten in league
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Marian's Drew Sherkness follows through with his swing during Thursday's match against North Schuylkill.
Marian and Panther Valley both wrapped up successful Schuylkill League golf seasons with victories on Thursday.
Marian won its last Schuylkill League match of the year, beating North Schuylkill 317-384.
Nick Tristani once again led the Colts. He fired a three-under 69 at his home course.
Marian finishes the season a perfect 12-0 in the league and will take part in the Schuylkill League playoffs next Wednesday at Mountain Laurel.
Marian 317, North Schuylkill 384
Nick Tristani 69, Mike Gottstein 81, Drew Sherkness 82, Brandon Dopira 85.
Ian Paul 92, Josh Lex 95, Derrick Reese 97, Jamie Anczarski 100.
Played at Mt. Valley, par 72.
Jim Thorpe-Panther Vy.
Panther Valley clinched a spot in the Schuylkill League playoffs next week with a 315-340 victory over Jim Thorpe.
Scott Nevenglosky and Kory Lopata paced the Panthers with a team-low 78.
The Olympians' Ben Stermer took medalist honorsa with a 72.
Panther Valley moves to 10-2 on the season.
Panther Valley 315, Jim Thorpe 340
Ben Stermer 72, Dean DiBonifazio 77, Billy Gushue 83, Christian Hauze 108
Scott Nevenglosky 78, Kory Lopata 78, Mike Luckenbill 79, Matt Tucker 80
Played at Villas Crossing, par 70
Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg blanked Jim Thorpe, 5-0.
Emily Bitten, Gabby LeGendre and Emily Walsh swept singles' play for the Spartans.
Jim Thorpe slips to 2-10 on the season.
Notre Dame (E.S.) 5, Jim Thorpe 0
Emily Bitten (NDES) def. Ellyn Tomko 6-3, 6-2; Gabby LeGendre (NDES) def. Anna Domingo 6-1, 6-0; Emily Walsh (NDES) def. Marissa Farra 6-1, 6-0
Jefi Buenaventura/Janesa Buenaventura (NDES) def. Victoria Schrader/Katherine Jones 6-4, 6-2; Emily Lipe/Keira McCord (NDES) def. Alex Mosteller/Catherine Nanamaker 6-2, 7-6 (7-1 tiebreaker)
Tamaqua got the best of Pottsville for a 6-1 win.
The Blue Raiders' Kristina Zwolenik, Lauren Androkitios, Vanessa Wagner and Jordan Nowacki all scores singles' victories.
Tamaqua 6, Pottsville 1
Kristina Zwolenik (T) def. Ashton Muncy 6-0, 6-0; Erica Dailey (P) def. Cassie Martin 6-1, 6-4; Lauren Androkitis (T) def. Susan Cheng 6-0, 6-2; Vanessa Wagner (T) def. Hanna Goodman 6-3, 6-1; Jordan Nowacki (T) def. Taliah Greenawalt 6-4, 7-5
Wagner/Androkitis (T) def. Ashly Olsen/Alli Leener 8-3 proset; Ally Kurek/Brittany Clouser (T) def. Stephanie Spector/Becky Sponenberg 6-4, 6-0
No. Lehigh-Palmerton-Notre Dame GP-Salisbury-Saucon Valley-Wilson
Local Colonial League cross country teams Northern Lehigh and Palmerton took part in a six team meet.
The Palmerton boys picked up two victories on the day, beating both Salisbury and Northern Lehigh. Aaron Papay led the team with a ninth place finish. Austin Danish was Northern Lehigh's top finisher in 12th.
On the flip side, it was the Lady Bulldogs winning two of their matches. Northern Lehigh was led by Steph Pryor and her eighth place finish. Teammate Sam Corcoran (14) also placed in the top-15. Palmerton high girl was Andrea Stevko and 11th.
Palmerton 23, Salisbury 32
Palmerton 24, Northern Lehigh 31
Notre Dame GP 16, Palmerton 47
Saucon Valley 21, Northern Lehigh 40
Wilson 18, Northern Lehigh 43
1. B. Megee (NDGP) 16:26, 2. E. Busher (NDGP) 17:00, 3. J. Berger (W) 17:15, 4. J. Calazzo (NDGP) 17:21, 5. M. Martinsky (NDGP) 17:26, 6. D. Peterson (S), 7. A. Stauffer (SV), 8. J. LaSoelle (SV), 9. Aaron Papay (P) 17:56, 10. R. McAtee (W), 11. D. Decker (NDGP), 12. Austin Danish (NL), 13. J. Kelly (NDGP), 14. R. Spirko (W), 15. M. Brzezinski (W).
Palmerton 15, Salisbury 50
Northern Lehigh 21, Wilson 40
Northern Lehigh 19, Palmerton 42
Notre Dame GP 17, Palmerton 45
Saucon Valley 18, Northern Lehigh 41
1. L. Smith (SV) 19:07, 2. E. Edwards (NDGP) 19:53, 3. M. Stack (SV) 20:16, 4. K. Downing (NDGP) 20:39, 5. S. Kish (SV) 20:52, 6. C. Messman (W), 7. C. Kelly (NDGP), 8. Steph Pryor (NL), 9. T. Gonoude (S), 10. A. Evangelista (SV), 11. Andrea Stevko (P), 12. Julie Wagaman (NL), 13. A. Pazzaglia (SV), 14. Samantha Corcoran (NL), 15. A. Lombardo (SV).
Northwestern-Bangor-NDES-Catasauqua-So. Lehigh-Pen Argyl-Moravian-Palisades
In an eight team Colonial League meet at Palisades, Northwestern ran away with a sweep in its final results.
The Tigers move to 10-3 on the season with wins over Bangor (20-40), Catty (24-42), Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg (25-35) and Southern Lehigh (21-38). Meanwhile, the Lady Tigers remain unbeaten at 13-0 by going 4-0 as well on the day.
NW's Lindsey Kerr crossed the finish line first in the girls' meet. Teammates Katie Hallingstad (fourth), Ramzy Burns (seventh) and Megan Handwerk (eighth) added top 10 finishes.
On the boys' side, Cody Reinert and Tyler Malay finished in seventh and eighth place for the Tigers.
Northwestern 15, Bangor 40
Northwestern 24, Catasauqua 42
Northwestern 25, Notre Dame (E.S.) 35
Northwestern 21, Southern Lehigh 38
1. Jaryth Bollinger (C) 16:54, 2. Brett Gubitosi (NDES) 17:08, 3. Zach Bartleson (PA) 17:16, 4. Justin Tondt (NDES) 17:21, 5. Timmy DeSaro (B) 17:31, 6. Daniel Vaughn (P), 7. Cody Reinert (NW), 8. Tyler Malay (NW), 9. Jacob Cermak (SL), 10. Joshua Dehl (P), 11. Andrew Hollenbach (P), 12. Jonathan Becker (MA), 13. Daniel Gordon (SL), 14. Daniel Masetti (NW), 15. Jesse Hunsberger (NW).
Northwestern 18, Bangor 45
Northwestern 15, Catasauqua 50
Northwestern 15, Notre Dame (E.S.) 50
Northwestern 23, Southern Lehigh 36
1. Lindsey Kerr (NW) 18:58, 2. Chelsea Rivenbark (SL) 19:11, 3. Rebecca Askins-Gast (MA) 19:19, 4. Katie Hallingstad (NW) 19:24, 5. Alexandra Neffue (B) 19:28, 6. Casey McGinty (SL), 7. Ramzy Burns (NW), 8. Megan Handwerk (NW), 9. Laura Keller (P), 10. Emily Cerciello (SL), 11. Heather Brown (P), 12. Anna Fricchione (NW), 13. Amanda Fleck (P), 14. Cassandra Hambrick (P), 15. Natalie Boehm (NW).
Panther Vy.-Jim Thorpe
Panther Valley defeated Jim Thorpe in Schuylkill League action, 25-13, 25-19, 25-16.
Carly Markovich paced the Panthers with 17 assists, eight service points and six kills, while Katie Zulic chipped in with 13 service points, two assists and two aces. Teammate Tricia Janowiak finished with 11 service points, six skills and three aces.
For Jim Thorpe, Marissa Cantelmi had 15 assists and Jill Andrews had 15 digs. Brittany Holland (six kills) and Victoria Nichols (five kills) led the way at the net.
In the JV game, Panther Valley posted a 25-6, 25-17 win.
Tri-Valley rolled to a 25-9, 25-20, 25-16 Schuylkill League win over visiting Weatherly.
Sarah Dolinsky led the Wreckers with 14 digs, six kills and one ace, while Brittney Hinkle (13 digs, three kills) and Alicia Panzarella (18 digs) contributed in the setback.
Weatherly is now 2-7 overall and 1-5 in the league.
Marian handled Millersburg with ease, winning the Schuylkill League match, 25-9, 25-6, 25-7.
Marykate Sherkness and Rachel Krajcirik each had 17 service points for the Fillies. Krajcirik also had 25 assists and seven aces. Devin Parambo chipped in with 15 digs.
Marian's JV also won, 25-17, 25-11.
North Schuylkill recorded a 25-13, 25-21, 19-25, 25-23 Schuylkill League victory over Tamaqua.
The Blue Raiders' Sarah Lesisko recorded 12 service points and seven kills. Tiffany Billman contributed eight kills and one block.
Tamaqua slips to 3-3 on the season.
Bangor picked up a Colonial League soccer victory on the road, knocking off Northwestern 2-1.
Pat Hagan scored the eventual game-winning goal for the Slaters midway through the second half. Teammate Seth Ruggerio had the team's first half goal.
The Tigers' lone goal was scored by Tim East. Curtis Cappuccino had the assist.
Tamaqua picked up a 3-1 Schuylkill League win over North Schuylkill.
The Blue Raiders' Eric Bachert accounted for a goal and assist. Eric Hertzog and Nate Billet added single scores while Davide DeFiore and Billy Breiner were credited with assists.
The Spartans outshot the Blue Raiders 15-10. Zack Lakitsky grabbed nine saves in front of the Tamaqua net.
Blue Mt.-Jim Thorpe
Vaugh Wessner's two goals and two assists sparked Blue Mountain to a 6-1 Schuylkill League win over Jim Thorpe.
David Yuengling and Keith Wagner contributed to the Blue Eagles' attack with a goal and an assist.
Dillon Smith accounted for the Olympians' lone score with a first-half goal.
Justin Kaminski (seven saves) and Matt McCauley (one save) split time in front of the Olympians' net.
Halifax's Mackenzie Bingaman scored a goal in each half to lead her team to a 2-1 victory over the Jim Thorpe on Wednesday.
Kristin Lawrence had the Lady Olympians' only goal on a corner kick from Caitlin Liscinski with 14:04 left in the first half.
Jah Page had 14 saves in goal for Jim Thorpe.
Minersville beat Jim Thorpe, 5-1, in Schuylkill League action.
Sonia Bernetskie had two goals for the Miners.
Kristin Lawrence scored the Olympians' only goal on an assist from Nina Batts
Jim Thorpe had 19 shots on goal while Minersville had 37 shots. Jah Page and Samantha Hughes shared time in the net for the Olympians and had 10 and 14 saves respectively.
Tamaqua rolled to a convincing win in its first home game of the season, 9-2, over North Schuylkill.
Ali Updike and Kayla Hope both scored hat tricks for the Raiders (7-0, 5-0). Scoring one goal each were Kailee Rottet, Cady O'Malley and Brianne Curvey. Rottet, Hope, Updike, Lauren Mateyak and Jackie Stewart all added assists.
Chey Bates had seven saves in goal for Tamaqua.
The Raiders added a 5-0 win in the JV game. Goals were scored by Rachel Confer, Taylor Gerber, Cady O'Malley, Hailey Jacobs and Brianne Curvey.
Caileigh Landrigan's four goals highlighted Northwestern's 7-0 Colonial League victory over Salisbury.
The Tigers' Caitlin Bagenstose, Kina Wehr and Sara Jones all finished with a goal and an assist while Lauren Horner, Tiffany Gumina and Ashely Pechacek all were credited with assists.
Northwestern moves to 6-2-1 on the season.
Kelsey Eaton scored twice for Palmerton, including the go-ahead goal with 3:40 left, that helped propel her Lady Bombers to a 3-2 Colonial League victory over Wilson.
Morgan Myers scored the other goal for the locals. She also assisted on Eaton's first tally.
The win is Palmerton's first in the league since 2005.