Raiders, Panther, Bears all win golf matches
Tamaqua, Panther Valley and Pleasant Valley were all successful on the golf links on Wednesday, while Tamaqua also managed a win in tennis.
Although Jim Thorpe's Dean DiBonifazio posted a four-over 74, it was not enough as the Blue Raiders topped the Olympians 347-366.
Steve Christ once again led Tamaqua (2-5, 2-4) with an 82. Matt Hadesty added an 86, while Trevor Reinhardt shot an 89. Nick Toth was a stroke behind with a 90.
Steve Christ 82, Matt Hadesty 86, Trevor Reinhardt 89, Nick Toth 90
JIM THORPE (366)
Dean DiBonifazio 74, Kevin Jaskot 91, Mitch Hoffman 99, Jake McGeehan 102
Played at Villas Crossing, par 70.
Matt Tucker fired a three-over 75 and helped lead the Panthers to a Schuylkill League golf victory over Minersville.
Freshman Luke Stano had a good day as well, as he shot an 82. Teammates Kory Lopata (83) and Mike Hadesty (87) also shot under 90.
Panther Valley is now 10-1 in the league.
PANTHER VALLEY (327)
Matt Tucker 75, Luke Stano 82, Kory Lopata 83, Mike Hadesty 87
Nick Mione 83, Dan Meyers 89, Mitch Melewsky 100, Branton Pauley 102
Played at Mt. Valley, par 72.
Pocono Mt. West-Pleasant Valley
All six Pleasant Valley golfers posted victories and led the Bears to a 15-3 defeat of Pocono Mountain West.
Bryan Baumgartner, Andrew Hansen, Brian Danaro and Colin Cook all beat their opponents by a 3-0 score.
The Bears are 3-2 on the year.
Pleasant Valley 15, Pocono Mt. West 3
Bryan Baumgartner (PV) def. Nick Tanacrebi, 3-0; Kyle Adamonis (PV) def. Gene Iverson, 2-1; Andrew Hansen (PV) def. Kevin Norton, 3-0; Alex Kaye (PV) def. Brandon Weimer, 2-1; Brian Danaro (PV) def. Tyler Planchock, 3-0; Colin Cook (PV) def. Adam Planchock, 3-0.
Played at Indian Mt., par 71.
The Tamaqua girls' tennis team won four of its five matches and beat Pottsville 4-1.
Vanessa Wagner and Jordan Nowacki each posted straight set victories for the Lady Raiders.
Tamaqua's two doubles teams, Nicky Mateyak/Taylor Urban and Deana DeWire/Laine Confer, each won as well.
Tamaqua 4, Pottsville 1
Ashton Muncy (P) def. Lauren Androkitis, 6-2, 6-0; Vanessa Wagner (T) def. Hannah Goodman, 6-3, 6-2; Jordan Nowacki (T) def. Sara Aldeman, 6-1, 6-3.
Nicky Mateyak/Taylor Urban (T) def. Alli Lecher/Jacquie Lenick, 7-5, 6-2; Deana DeWire/Laine Confer (T) def. Olivia Agailera/Kaitlin McDonald, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (10-8).