Panthers beat Raiders; Tigers grab a split
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Panther Valley's Matt Tucker tees off and winds up shooting a medalist round of 78.
Panther Valley managed to pull out a close win over Tamaqua, while Northwestern split its Colonial League matches with Wilson and Moravian Academy.
Northwestern Lehigh-Wilson-Moravian Academy
Wilson fired a round of 410 to knock off Northwestern and Moravian Academy in its Colonial League tri-match. The Tigers did managed to beat the Lions, however.
Northwestern's Cole Miller was the medalist on the day with a four-over 75. Teammate Nick Vecellio was the second lowest with a 78.
David Olexson led Wilson with a 79, while Jack Relly led Moravian Academy with an 85.
David Olexson 79, Collin Hagenbuch 80, Dylan Sostorecz 82, Alex Gornick 83, Pat Callanan 86
Cole Miller 75, Nick Vecellio 78, Steven Reitz 83, Mike Hontz 90, Tyler Kunsman 93
Jack Relly 85, Danny Lessig 87, Billy Gushue 87, Max Evans 91, Hahn Bin Lee 93
Played at Green Pond C.C., par 71.
The Panthers pulled out a thrilling three stroke victory over the Blue Raiders, 339-342.
Matt Tucker led the Panthers with a 78. Teammates Kory Lopata (81) and Mike Hadesty (88) each shot under 90. Scott Nevenglosky added a 92.
Tamaqua was paced by Steve Christ's 81. Colin Johnson (83), Mike Toth (87) and Matt Hadesty (91) rounded out th Raiders scoring.
Tamaqua JV golfer Travis Miller fired a hole-in-one on the No. 8 par-3 hole.
PANTHER VALLEY (339)
Matt Tucker 78, Kory Lopata 81, Mike Hadesty 88, Scott Nevenglosky 92
Steve Christ 81, Colin Johnson 83, Mike Toth 87, Matt Hadesty 91
Played at Villas Crossing, par 70.
Pocono Mt. East-Lehighton
Jay Ruvanetok medalist honors with a round of 83 to lead the Cardinals over the Indians,14-4 in a Mountain Valley Conference match at Mahoning Valley Country Club.
Nick Montz and Jake Hoats picked up two points apiece for Lehighton (0-2).
PM East 14, Lehighton 4
Jay Ruvane (PME) def. Cole Rex, 3-0; Nick Montz (L) def. Jaime Ficco, 2-1; Jake Hoats (L) def. Patrick Gleason, 2-1; Jake Higgins (PME) def. T.J. Salerno, 3-0; Alec Ajahr (PME) def. Jesse Facol, 3-0; Andrew Bowman (PME) def. Alden Everett 3-0.
Played at Mahoning Valley C.C., par 72.
Jim Thorpe-Pocono Mountain West
Pocono Mountain West took both doubles matches as well as No. 3 singles, en route to a 3-2 non-league victory over Jim Thorpe.
Ellyn Tomko and Anna Domingo, the top two singles players for the Olympians, each won their respective matches in straight sets. Tomko won 6-4, 6-3, while Domingo won 6-2, 6-2.
PM West 3, Jim Thorpe 2
Ellyn Tomko (JT) def. Gina Romano, 6-4, 6-3; Anna Domingo (JT) def. Katelyn Coyler, 6-2, 6-2; Karenn Laday (PM) def. Marissa Farra, 1-6, 6-0, 6-1.
Sandra Dziadas/Jessica Dziadas (PM) def. Alexandrea Mosteller/Katie Jones, 6-2, 6-1; Courtney O'Connell/Izabella Dimiry (PM) def. Gabby Kline/Kasey Herman, 6-4, 6-2.
Pocono Mountain East-Tamaqua
All three of Tamaqua singles players won to contribute towards a non-league win over Pocono Mountain East 4-1.
Lauren Androkitis, the Raiders No. 1 singles player, needed three sets to win (6-0, 2-6, 6-0), while Vanessa Wagner and Jordan Nowacki each won in two.
The doubles team of Laine Confer and Deana DeWire also won in straight sets.
Tamaqua 4, PM East 1
Lauren Androkitis (T) def. Tirsa Delate, 6-0, 2-6, 6-0; Vanessa Wagner (T) def. Bethany Dus, 6-1, 6-1; Jordan Nowacki (T) def. Jaclyn Pecci, 6-4, 6-2.
Falon Knipe/Allie Siciginano (PM) def. Vicky Krause/Nicky Mateyak, 6-3, 7-5; Laine Confer/Deana DeWire (T) def. Michelle Eller/Melanie Fuchs, 6-0, 7-6 (8-6).