Jim Thorpe gets first volleyball win
bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Devan Sweeney passes the ball to a teammate during a victory over North Schuylkill on Monday.
Tamaqua rallied past North Schuylkill and Jim Thorpe posted its first victory of the season to highlight scholastic volleyball action on Monday.
Tamaqua dropped the first game only to recover and win the next three to post a 22-25, 25-16, 25-19, 25-10 Schuylkill League victory over visiting North Schuylkill.
The Blue Raiders' Sarah Lesisko finished with 19 service points, 10 aces and three kills. Stacey Wallace contributed seven service points, six aces, three kills and three blocks, and Sarah Paluck added 10 service points, seven kills and one ace in the win.
In the JV game, North Schuylkill won in two games.
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Jim Thorpe picked up its first win of the season, defeating Williams Valley, 18-25, 25-23, 25-23, 22-25, 15-6, in a non-league match.
Brittany Holland had a huge performance at the net with 15 kills for the Olympians. Amanda Petrin was the defensive star with 15 digs while setter Lauren Mason had 27 assists.
In the JV match, Williams Valley was a 25-21, 23-25, 25-17 winner.
Whitehall handed Pleasant Valley a non-league setback, 25-13, 25-16, 25-17.
Breanna Joseph had a career high 10 blocks and also added five kills for Pleasant Valley. Kayla Dorney added three kills and two blocks for the Bears while Brittni Cumberland had eight assists.
Pocono Mountain East swept Lehighton, 25-18-25-10, 25-22 in a Mountain Valley Conference match.
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Lehighton used a strong second half to post a 4-2 Mountain Valley Conference win over East Stroudsburg North.
Jordyn Homyak led the Indians' attack with two goals, while Rachel Werley and Sarah Keer added single scores. Teammate Kasey Beck was credited with an assist.
The Indians' goalkeeper Kristina Schnell finished with two saves.
Lehighton improves to 9-2 overall and 8-0 in the MVC. ES North slips to 5-8 and 3-5.
Steph Hahn scored with 10 minutes remaining in sudden death overtime to give Bangor a 2-1 Colonial league victory over Northern Lehigh.
It was a heartbreaking loss for the Bulldogs, who rallied to tie the game on a Lauren Zellner goal with just :28 remaining in regulation.
Bangor had a 16-6 advantage in shots. Goalie Nicole Horn had 14 saves for the Bulldogs (6-4, 6-6).
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John Chernewski scored a hat trick to lead North Schuylkill to a 5-0 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.
Justin Kaminski had 27 saves in goal for the Olympians.
East Stroudsburg North got the best of Lehighton for a 6-1 Mountain Valley Conference win.
Alvaro Montoya led the Timberwolves with two goals, while Ricky Johnson chipped in with a goal an assist.
Austin Schlosser notched the Indians' lone goal in the second half. DJ Rossino tallied the assist.
Shane Fordyce finished with 15 saves in front of the Indians' net.
Three different players had multiple goal games as Northwestern rolled to a 7-2 Colonial League victory over Northern Lehigh.
James Hoover, Isaiah Danner and Nick Misera all scored twice for the Tigers. Jeremy Ettl added one goal.
For Northern Lehigh, Channing Shiffet and Jimmy Bilger scored goals.
Northwestern had a 25-20 advantage in shots. Tiger goalie Talon Williams made 18 saves.
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Palmerton took part in a Colonial League showdown at Moravian Academy.
Both the Bombers and the Lady Bombers finished with 3-4 marks on the day.
The Bombers' Andrea Stevko crossed the finish line in a time of 21:21 which was good enough for a seventh-place finish.
Aaron Papay paced the Bombers with an eighth-place finish in a time of 17:52.
Palmerton 15, Notre Dame (ES) 50
Palmerton 26, Salisbury 29
Palmerton 21, Pen Argyl 36
Bangor 19, Palmerton 43
Moravian Academy 23, Palmerton 32
Wilson 19, Palmerton 44
Notre Dame (GP) 17, Palmerton 44
1. Rebecca Askins-Gasty (MA) 20:01, 2. Meredith Colton (B) 20:09, 3. Erika Edwards (NDGP) 20:28, 4. Katherine Downing (NDGP) 20:42, 5. Colleen Kelly (NDGP) 21:10, 6. Madison Brannon (W), 7. Andrea Stevko (P), 8. Christina Stanhope (NDGP), 9. Rachel Constant (NDGP), 10. Sami Hallet (B), 11. Taylor Goniude (S), 12. Camille Campion (MA), 13. Alex Neffue (B), 14. Lindsey Colton (B), 15. Julia Figuccio (B), 16. Ashleigh Lesko (W), 17. Casey Carl (W), 18. Carlye Messman (W), 19. Emily Fucci (W), 20. Virginia Cobb (B).
Palmerton 19, Moravian Academy 39
Palmerton 19, Salisbury 43
Palmerton 21, Pen Argyl 37
Notre Dame (GP) 19, Palmerton 36
Wilson 17, Palmerton 43
Notre Dame (ES) 21, Palmerton 36
Bangor 18, Palmerton 42
1. Brett Gubitosi (NDES) 16:55, 2. Eric Busher (NDGP) 16:55, 3. Rory McAtee (W), 4. Michael Martinsky (NDGP) 17:27, 5. Kyle Rolek (W) 17:38, 6. Wade White (B), 7. Jaryd Flank (W), 8. Nick Patti (B), 9. Aaron Papay (P), 10. David Rennekamp (NDES), 11. Timmy DeSario (B), 12. David Pruszynski (NDGP), 13. Zach Bartleson (PA), 14. Sean Fritz (W), 15. Matt Traino (NDES), 16. Shane Reider (B), 17. Adam Scheirer (NDGP), 18. Andrew Mitchell (B), 19. Michael Miller (S), 20. Trey Thatcher (W).
Zach Coleman's 21-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter accounted for all the scoring as Lehighton edged Pocono Mountain East, 7-0, in a Mountain Valley Conference game.
In the freshman game, Pocono Mountain East posted a 34-6 victory.