Indians' Hill fired no-hitter, fans 15
Northern Lehigh's Kayla Toth slides safely into second base as Palmerton's Katie Reimer goes down to scoop up a low throw.
Tyler Hill was dominating on the mound as Lehighton defeated East Stroudsburg North in Scholastic baseball action on Wednesday.
Tyler Hill threw a no-hitter and struck out 15 batters to lead Lehighton to a 4-0 Mountain Valley Conference win over East Stroudsburg North.
Hill, who walked four batters, received offensive support from Jacen Nalesnik. The freshman catcher went 4-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and three RBIs.
The Indians (6-3; 2-1) also received a double and two runs scored from Kyle Hunter.
The loss kept the Timberwolves winless at 0-7; 0-3.
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Hill and Nalesnik; Dwyer and Whitaker. W - Hill. L - Dwyer.
In a high-scoring affair, Catasauqua scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead and eventually beat Northwestern, 12-9 in Colonial League baseball action.
Catty's Joe Taves let loose from a grandslam in the sixth to put his team on top for good. Taves finished the game 2-for-4 with five RBIs.
Adam Wehr and Nate Kester each drove in three RBIs for the Tigers (4-4, 2-3). Wehr had a triple, while Kester had a three-run homer in the fifth.
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Shantz, Smith (6) and Boyd; Hammel, Yost (6), Tatasciore (7) and Yost, Silberman (6). W - Yost, L - Shantz, S - Tatasciore. HR: NW - Kester (5th, two on); C - Taves (6th, three on).
Marian won its fifth straight game by cruising to a 12-2 Schuylkill League win over Shenandoah Valley.
Joe Kloap earned the pitching win, striking out seven batters in five innings of work.
The Colts (5-1; 4-0) received a pair of home runs, a three-run shot from Mark Stawick and Ryan Gimbi's solo blast that ended the game via the 10-run rule.
Scott Nietz added two hits, one a double, and two RBIs for the winners while Drew Sherkness had a single and a double. Brandon Doperia also chipped in with two hits.
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Palubinsky, Rooney (5) and Macker; Kloap, Gimbi (6) and Nietz. W - Kloap. L - Palubinsky. HR: Marian - Stawick (1st, two on), Gimbi (6th, none on).
Carl Wittig sent Tamaqua home with a 5-2 victory over Panther Valley as he connected for a three-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the eighth.
Fellow Raider Ryan Palsgrove also had a great day at the plate, as he went 4-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored.
Jordan Heisler fanned 11 Panthers en route to earning the victory.
Tamaqua is now 3-3 (2-1) on the year.
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Lawrence and Pecha; Heisler and James. W - Heisler, L - Lawrence. HR: T - Wittig (8th, two on).
Pottsville scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to edge Jim Thorpe, 4-3, in Schuylkill League action.
The Olympians (0-7, 0-4) got two hits from Corey Cinicola.
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Cinicola, Janecki (3) and Knox; Haughney, Hoke (6) and Heffner. W-Hoke. L-Janecki.
A nine-run explosion in the fifth inning rallied Lourdes for a 15-9 Schuylkill League win over Weatherly.
Christian Ormiston had two hits for the Wreckers (0-7, 0-4).
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Pfeiffer, Hinkle (5) and Walton; Wasko, Mi. Menapace (5) and Ma. Menapace. W- Mi. Menapace. L-Pfeiffer.
Northern Lehigh plated two runs in the fourth inning and hung on to beat Palmerton, 2-1 in Colonial League softball action.
Jocelyn Rodrigues was responsible for one of the Bulldogs' runs, as she doubled in a run.
Palmerton's lone run came off the bat of Jenna Ritter. Ritter doubled in a run as well.
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Wagaman and Bowman; Herring and Arner. W - Wagaman, L - Herring.
Northwestern scored three runs in both the sixth and seventh innings and came from behind to top Catty, 7-4.
Jackie Wear had two hits for the Lady Tigers, one of which was a home run. She finished with three RBIs.
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Papp and Wear. W - Papp. HR: Wear
Marian scored early and often, as the Fillies knocked off Shenandoah Valley 6-1.
Abby Burkhardt led the locals with two doubles and three RBIs. Teammate Nina Curran also had two doubles.
Leading the Fillies (3-3, 2-2) with three hits were Katie Donovan and Abbey Hill. One of Donovan's hits was a triple.
Kayla Knight handled her business on the mound, striking out six and walking just two in seven innings of work. The one run she gave up was unearned.
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Lukashunas and Semanchik; Knight and Hill. W - Knight, L - Lukashunas.
Pottsville held Jim Thorpe hitless on the softball diamond and went on to beat the Olympians, 7-0.
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Tillou and Milliard; Sweat and Hullihan. W - Sweat, L - Hullihan.
Allie Sotak tossed a three-hit shutout to lead Tamaqua to an 8-0 Schuylkill League win over Panther Valley.
Sotak struck out eight batters and allowed just one walk as the Raiders (2-6; 2-1) won their second straight game.
Tamaqua's Jordan Nowacki had two hits, one of them a two-run double, while Megan Amey also had a pair of hits. Lauren Mateyak added a two-run single.
The loss dropped PV to 1-6 overall and 1-2 in the league.
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Snisky and Ogozalek; Sotak and Zancofsky. W - Sotak. L - Snisky.
Notre Dame GP jumped on top of Northern Lehigh and never looked back, winning 6-1 in Colonial League soccer.
The Bulldogs' lone goal was scored by Victoria Tadman-Uebele. She was assisted on the play by Carly Gavalla.
The Lady Tigers scored two goals in each half en route to a 4-1 Colonial League victory over Palisades.
Katie Hallingstad, Katie Hughes, Sara Jones and Anna Fricchione each scored a goal for Northwestern (6-2, 4-1).
Goalie Chacha Ritter made five saves in net to preserve the shutout.
Kelsey Hadinger scored all three of her goals in the first half and led her Falcons to a 4-0 victory over Colonial League foe Palmerton.
Hadinger's goals came within eight minutes of each other. Teammate Emily Kotch had the fourth goal and assisted on all three of Hadinger's tallies.
The Cardinals blanked the Indians 7-0 on the tennis courts Wednesday afternoon.
The only members of the Lehighton team to win a set was the doubles team of Justin Ziegenfus/Steph Slaw. They won their first set, 7-5.
PM East 7, Lehighton 0
Kevin Wolcoff (PM) def. James Sverchek, 6-0, 6-1; Jay Ruvane (PM) def. Nick Mantz, 6-0, 7-5; Max Kenny (PM) def. Kirk Arner, 6-1, 6-1.
Matt Daversa/Quinn Hulsizer (PM) def. James Sverchek/Kirk Arner, 8-2; Jon Valilee/Austin Sopko (PM) def. Deb Lobien/Jess Lobien, 6-2, 6-4; Zach Bonzup/Cody Zanfleet (PM) def. Justin Ziegenfus/Steph Slaw, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4; PM East won by forfeit.
Sam Lux stayed perfect on the year and helped lead Jim Thorpe to a 5-0 tennis victory over rival Tamaqua.
Lux defeated Kyle Oliver in straight sets, 6-0, 6-0. Teammates James Denny and Mitch Franko also posted singles victories.
Evan Stoll managed to win Tamaqua's only set of the day. He took the second set against Denny, 7-5.
Jim Thorpe 5, Tamaqua 0
Sam Lux (JT) def. Kyle Oliver, 6-0, 6-0; James Denny (JT) def. Evan Stoll, 7-6 (7-5), 5-7, 10-7; Mitch Franko (JT) def. Spencer Bennett, 6-1, 6-2.
Oliver Schultz/Josh Mohn (JT) def. Jerome Betz/Joe Binder, 6-0, 6-0; Dan Meader/Arrista Vourhees (JT) def. Christian Gardner/Collin Johnson, 6-0, 6-0.
Northern Lehigh topped Palmerton, 4-0.
Taren Fritzinger knocked in all four runs for the Bulldogs and finished the day 2-for-3.
Lehighton rolled to a 23-8 four inning victory over East Stroudsburg North.
Jayden Hensley had three hits and four RBIs to lead the Indians (6-2). Josh Kern added two hits and four RBIs, Alex Storm had two hits and three RBIs and Joe Oriel two. hits.