Thorpe girls, Panther matmen win
The Jim Thorpe girls basketball team and the Panther Valley wrestlers both recorded victories on Wednesday.
Williams Vy.-Jim Thorpe
The Lady Olympians jumped out to a 18-4 lead after the first quarter of play and went on to post an easy 57-35 non-league victory over Williams Valley.
Celeste Robinson led Jim Thorpe (6-9) with 16 points. Teammate Hillary Reis added 14, while Chelsea Smelas chipped in with 11.
Jim Thorpe won the JV game, 42-20.
Nestor 1-0-0-3, Fetterhoff 0-0-0-0, Rhoades 0-0-0-0, Readinger 2-0-0-4, Deitrich 1-3-4-6, Kolua 3-5-8-11, Koppenhaver 1-0-2-2, Bixler 4-0-1-9, Graff 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 12-8-15-35.
McElmoyle 2-1-2-6, Batts 0-0-2-0, Lawrence 1-0-0-2, Bucci 0-0-0-0, Reis 5-4-9-14, Henninger 0-0-0-0, Holland 3-2-2-8, Robinson 7-2-2-16, Mosteller 0-0-0-0, Susko 0-0-0-0, Ventrella 0-0-0-0, Smelas 5-1-3-11. TOTALS: 23-10-20-57.
Williams Vy 4 10 8 13 - 35
Jim Thorpe 18 16 14 9 - 57
Three-Pointers: WV - Nestor, Deitrich, Bixler; JT - McElmoyle.
Bangor won its last five matches of the night and went on to beat Palmerton, 46-33 on the Colonial League mats.
Sam Oberander and Dan Costenbader recorded pins for the Bombers. Oberlander pinned his opponent in 2:27, while Costenbader won his match in 3:02.
Teammate Dallas Miata won by decision, 5-0. The other Bomber wins came via a forfeit.
Bangor 46, Palmerton 33
103 - George Schaffer (B) won by forfeit.
112 - Sam Oberlander (P) pinned Lee Linday in 2:27.
119 - Lee Coleman (B) pinned Shane Grohotolski in :21.
125 - Michael Crawn (B) major dec. over Dillon Massington, 16-8.
130 - Dallas Miata (P) dec. over Aaron McElhaney, 5-0.
135 - Cody Grohotolski (P) won by forfeit.
140 - Dan Costenbader (P) pinned John Kelly in 3:02.
145 - Anthony Garda (P) won by forfeit.
152 - Michael Englert (P) won by forfeit.
160 - Nick Sullivan (B) pinned Travis Verzino in 1:26.
171 - Cody Thatcher (B) pinned Zach Brett in :35.
189 - Jacob Schwan (B) pinned Kane Kralik in 3:38.
215 - Andrew Lumsden (B) won by forfeit.
285 - Andrew Romeo (B) won by forfeit.
Panther Vy.-Mahanoy Area
Panther Valley picked up a 39-36 victory at Mahanoy Area in a Schuylkill League Division II match.
There was a total of four contested bouts, which the teams split with the Bears holding a 12-9 edge. The Panthers, however, received five forfeits to four for the Bears, which resulted in the three-point verdict. Neither squad fielded a wrestler at 112.
Justin Christman had a pin and Keith Cheadle a decision for the Panthers, who improved to 8-7 (4-1 league).
In a scheduling note, Panther Valley has added a non-league dual meet at Selinsgrove for Monday, Feb. 1.
Panther Valley 39, Mahanoy Area 36
103 - Nick O'Donnell (PV) won by forfeit.
112 - No match.
119 - Joel Stephany (MA) pin Brandon Gurka, 1:50.
125 - Kory Lopata (PV) won by forfeit.
130 - Nathan Fegley (MA) won by forfeit.
135 - Jordan Renfrow (MA) won by forfeit.
140 - Todd Techentine (MA) pin Devon Dillard, 5:01.
145 - Justin Christman (PV) pin Jake Moran, 2:25.
152 - Kevin Schaller (PV) won by forfeit.
160 - Mike Weaver (PV) won by forfeit.
171 - Alex Lorkowski (PV) won by forfeit.
189 - Keith Cheadle (PV) dec. Joe Kane 7-1.
215 - Nick Forte (MA) won by forfeit.
285 - Gage Cara (MA) won by forfeit.
JR. HIGH B-BALL
North Schuylkill rolled to a 62-28 victory over Tamaqua. Derek Rottet had a team high seven points for the Blue Raiders (7-9).
North Schuylkill downed Tamaqua, 43-26.
Mike Weinert led the Raiders with nine points.
Tamaqua routed North Schuylkill, 54-11, to remain undefeated on the season.
Ten players scored for the Raiders (12-0) with Zachary Wargula leading the way with 13 points and Bo Rottet adding another 10.