Marian golfers pull off sweep
Steve Shinko/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Lauren Androkitis returns the ball to her opponent during Thursday's girls tennis match against Moravian Academy at Tamaqua.
Marian's golf team came away with three wins, while Panther Valley and Palmerton also both scored victories on Thursday.
Bangor, Saucon Valley and Northwestern each had a golfer shoot in the 70s, however the Slaters had two and went on to win both matches.
James Lobb and Stani Schiavone each fired a five-over 77 en route to the victory.
The Tigers were led by Nick Vebellio's 79. Teammate Cole Miller chipped in with an 83.
James Lobb 77, Stani Schiavone 77, Kyle Kosman 81, Alex Colton 85
SAUCON VALLEY (435)
Tyler Earle 76, Troy Heffelfinger 82, Dan O'Connell 87, Alex Butrie 94
Nick Vecellio 79, Cole Miller 83, Stephen Reitz 92, David Dorney 95
Played at Cherry Valley, par 72.
Blue Mountain had all four of its top scorers shoot under 82 and went on to defeat Tamaqua, 318-410 in Schuylkill League golf action.
Ryan Laudeman was the low-man on the day with a four-over 76.
Steve Christ led the locals with a 97.
BLUE MOUNTAIN (318)
Ryan Laudeman 76, Jamie Cresswell 80, Shawn Owens 80, Tyler Marcotte 82
Steve Christ 97, Colin Johnson 101, Nick Toth 104, Bryce Huegel 108
Played at Schuylkill Country Club, par 72.
Panther Valley-Mahanoy Area-
Local golf teams Marian, Panther Valley and Weatherly competed in a quad-match Thursday afternoon.
The Colts led the way and went 3-0 on the day. Brandon Dopira was the medalist of the match, as he finished with an 83. Teammates Josh Green (85) and Nick Kweder (88) also shot under 90.
Panther Valley went 1-1. Matt Tucker led the Panthers with an 85. Scott Nevenglosky and Kory Lopata each shot 94s.
Robert Adams led the Wreckers with a 108.
Brandon Dopira 83, Josh Green 85, Nick Kweder 88, Eric Mason 93
PANTHER VALLEY (373)
Matt Tucker 85, Scott Nevenglosky 94, Kory Lopata 94, Mike Hadesty 100
MAHANOY AREA (381)
Josh Brinich 88, Ian Mistischen 91, Cady Casserly 98, Tyler Davies 104
Robert Adams 108, Josh Reiner 113, Garrett Titus 135, Alexis Berger 135
Played at Mountain Valley, par 72.
Wilson was able to knock off both Palmerton and Salisbury, but the Bombers picked up their first win of the season over the Falcons.
Palmerton's Ben Andrews took medalist honors on the day with a 72.
Dylan Sostorecz 79, David Olexson 82, Pat Callahan 83, Alex Gornick 86, Collin Hagenbuch 89
Ben Andrews 72, Billy Heinick 90, Ke-Koa Mook 91, Cody Peters 104, Brett Snyder 107
Luke Chassard 89, Ramon Deeb 97, Connor Forsyth 99, Christian Jacoby 109, Austin Bartholomew 114
Moravian handed Tamaqua a 5-0 setback on the tennis courts.
The Raiders' Jordan Nowacki and doubles team of Taylor Urban and Sarah Zoba were the only locals to win a game on the day.
Tara Jain (M) def. Lauren Androkitis, 6-0, 6-0; Catherine Rau (M) def. Vanessa Wagner, 6-0, 6-0; Monica Gupta (M) def. Jordan Nowacki, 6-2, 6-1.
Kia Niewiosask/Marth Dietz (M) def. Nicky Mateyak/Vicky Krause, 6-0, 6-0; Mia Chung/Ani Acopian (M) def. Taylor Urban/Sarah Zoba, 6-1, 6-0.