Thorpe, Pleasant Vy. grab baseball wins
nancy scholz/special to the times news Palmerton's Sierra Miller takes the throw at first base in time to retire a Saucon Valley runner.
Jim Thorpe and Pleasant Valley picked up baseball wins, while Northwestern grabbed a softball win in scholastic action over the weekend.
After trailing 6-3 after three innings, the Olympians got things going offensively to pull out a 17-6 non-league win over Wilson.
Ben Stermer and Dan Russo (3 for 4) both garnering two RBIs apiece and Zach Knox had two hits and scored four runs.
For Wilson, Matt Izarek had a RBI triple.
Jim Thorpe 201 752 - 17 12 0
Wilson 051 000 - 6 5 3
Ciararella, Green (2), Cinicola and Stermer, Knox (1). Crohn, Webber (4), Lopez (5), Blake (5) and Izarek. W - Cinicola. L - Crohn.
Jake Chamberlain and Derrick Walling had three hits apiece as the Bears continued to swing some hot bats in a 16-6 six-inning non-league win over the Slaters.
Chamberlain was three-for-three with four RBIs and scored three runs, while Walling and a double, two singles, scored twice and drove in two runs.
Jared Rodriguez was the winning pitcher.
Pleasant Vy. 360 205 - 16 11 2
Bangor 102 201 - 6 7 2
Rodriguez, Beidleman (5) and Wiesmeth, D'Arcy (5). Karesek, Ittlerly (2), Pysher (7) and Glueck. W - Rodriguez.
The Lady Panthers pounded out 13 hits to upend Palmerton 14-6 at Colonial League Play Day at Pates Park.
After the Bombers rallied for two runs in the top of the fifth to pull within 10-5, Saucon responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning, before eventually holding on for the win.
Sarah Seneca was 2-for-2 in the win with a home run, while teammate Emily Polefka had five hits for the Lady Panthers.
Palmerton 021 020 1 - 6 8 1
Saucon Vy. 424 031 x - 14 13 4
Herring and Arner; Kemmerer, Garrity (2) and Seneca. HR: Seneca (3rd, two on).
A four-run fifth inning lifted the Lady Tigers to a 7-3 win over the Warriors in Colonial League action.
Jackie Wear had two hits and a double for Northwestern.
N'western 012 040 0 - 7 6 5
Wilson 011 000 1 - 3 12 7
Papp and Wear; Back and Badman.
The Lady 'Dawgs earned an 11-2 non-league win over Allen.
Briana Riddick scored four goals for Northern Lehigh and added three assists. Victoria Tadman-Uebule scored a hat trick and aided with four assists, while Carly Gavalla had two goals and an assist. Sam Corcoran and Amber Kibler had the other Northern Lehigh scores.
In the goal, Northern Lehigh's Emily Mulcahy stopped nine shots.
The Lady Tribe took a early 2-1 lead , but eventually dropped a 4-2 decision to the Lady Warriors in a non-league soccer clash.
Kacie Andrew and Jordyn Homyak scored the goals for the Indians. Teammate Jourdan Semmel stopped nine shots in goal.
For Wilson (5-2), Taylor Carl, Ariel Merkt, Jacelin Muschlitz and Alesha Seifert all scored goals.
Parkland's Kaaty Fexa proved to be too much, as her two goals led the Lady Trojans to a 3-0 non-league win over Pleasant Valley.
Jackie Giuliano stopped 14 shots in goal for the Bears.
The Falcons dealt the Blue Raiders a 4-0 loss in non-league tennis action.
The closest loss for the locals was at number one doubles, where Matt Hadesty and Dillon Epler took Salisbury's Nate Borak and William Kennington to a second set tiebreak before dropping the match.
Salisbury 4, Tamaqua 0
Alex Young (S) d. Kyle Oliver 6-0, 6-3; Brandon Bubba (S) d. Evan Stoll 6-4, 6-2; Casey Rowland (S) d. Spencer Bennett 6-1, 6-1.
Nate Borak/William Kennington (S) d. Matt Hadesty/Dillon Epler 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).
Northwestern's Lindsey Kerr, Tamaqua's Allison Updike and Palmerton's Lanny Buck all came home with first place finishes from the 84th Annual Shippensburg Invitational over the weekend.
Kerr won the Girls 3A 1600 with a time of 5:08.11 and also finished third in the 800 with a time of 2:20.62.
Updike won the 2A Girls javelin with a throw of 139-0 and was fifth in the Shot Put with a throw of 33-7. Tamaqua's Christine Streisel finished second in the javelin with a throw of 130 feet.
Buck cleared 12-6 to win the 2A Boys Pole Vault.
Other top local finishers included Tamaqua's Maria Streisel (8th in the 2A 100 with a time of 13.19), Tamaqua's Amber Carroll (6th in the 2A 1600 with a time of 5:28.13), Tamaqua's Taylor Gerber (8th in the 2A 100 Hurdles with a time of 17.67), Tamaqua's Melody Kelly (7th in the 2A Pole Vault clearing eight feet), Tamaqua's Kayla Hope (3rd in the 2A Triple Jump at 34-5 and 5th in the Long Jump at 16-1 ), the Tamaqua Girls 400 Relay team (Brittany Hill, Samantha Digilio, Katelin Hummel and Stephanie Lopez 8th with a time of 53.84 and Tamqua's Zack Lakitsky (8th in the 2A 200 with a time of 24.21.