Marian, NW enjoy success
bob ford/times news Jim Thorpe's Mitch Franko (8) dribbles past Blue Mountain's Caleb Berg during Thursday's Schuylkill League contest.
Marian picked up victories in volleyball and golf while Northwestern had a standout day in golf and cross country to highlight Thursday's scholastic sports card.
Tamaqua scored twice in each half to score a 4-1 Schuylkill League victory over North Schuylkill.
Eric Bachert and Gonalo Cascante had two goals apiece for the Blue Raiders.
Justin Delp and Jeff Pearson were credited with the assists.
The Blue Raiders' keeper Caleb Leibenguth grabbed seven saves.
Blue Mt.-Jim Thorpe
Blue Mountain routed Jim Thorpe, 6-0, in Schuylkill League action.
Tom Orwig and Keith Wagner both scored two goals for the Blue Eagles.
The Olympians fell to 0-2 on the season.
No. Lehigh-Saucon Vy.
Saucon Valley blanked Northern Lehigh for a 5-0 Colonial League win.
Jake Schuyler led the Panthers' attack with a hat trick, while Chris Coelhoe and Aaron Wiend added single scores.
Southern Lehigh scored four goals in the first half and went on to defeat Colonial League foe Northwestern, 6-1.
Isaiah Danner scored the Tigers' lone goal in the first half. Teammate Trevor Lear assisted on the play.
Wilson scored with 26 minutes left in its Colonial League soccer contest with Palmerton and went on to win, 2-1.
Adam Berger scored the lone goal for the Bombers (0-3) in the seoncd half.
Marian swept Schuylkill League foe Shenandoah in three games, winning 25-14, 25-6, 25-8.
Rachel Krajcirik led the Fillies with 27 assists and passed the 1,000-career-assist mark (1,002) in the process. Teammate Taylor Mele went on an 11-0 service run at one point and ended up with 20 service points for the night. Cathleen Cataldo added 10 service points.
At the met, MaryKate Sherkness led the way with 13 kills. Tori Vadyak and Kathleen Reilly chipped in with seven kills and three blocks apiece.
Weatherly knocked off Mahanoy Area in straight games for a 25-11, 25-15, 25-15 Schuylkill League Division II victory.
Brittany Hinkle led the Wreckers on the court with 18 digs, eight kills, one block and one ace, while Rachel Heiser added 13 assists, six digs and two aces.
The Wreckers' Sarah Dolinsky (seven kills, 12 digs, five aces), Alyssa Kephart (two kills, 12 digs), Alicia Panzarella (seven digs, two aces) and Sam Strizak (nine digs, three aces) all contributed to the win.
Blue Mt.-Jim Thorpe
Blue Mountain rolled to a 25-9, 25-10, 25-14 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.
Leading the way for the Olympians were Melissa Weber(three kills), Shannon Green (four blocks) and Brittany Holland (eight assists).
Panther Vy.-Pine Grove
Panther Valley won its first game against Pine Grove, however dropped the next three and lost to its Schuylkill League opponent 25-9, 20-25, 17-25, 19-25.
The Panthers' offense was led by Celene Yelito and her 11 service points. Ellen Krajcir and Sarah Branchide added 12 and seven service points respectively.
Lyndsay Kusko played some great defense for the locals, as she tallied 15 digs.
Pottsville beat Tamaqua, 17-25, 25-17, 15-25, 25-10, 15-8.
Paige Baddick paced the Blue Raiders' attack with three service points, 19 assists and two blocks, while Sarah Paluck chipped in with 11 service points, 12 kills and three aces.
Tamaqua's Stacey Wallace added six service points, six kills and three blocks.
Lehighton walked off the course splitting its two matches, while Jim Thorpe was swept in a tri-meet at Mahoning Valley Country Club.
The Indians recorded a 350-361 win over the Olympians, while dropping a 313-350 setback to the Tide. The Olympians fell victim to a 313-361 defeat to the Tide.
Cole Rex led the Indians with a team-low 82, while Dean DiBonifazio paced the Olympians with a 80.
Greg Merrick 75, Ryan Miske 78, Bailey Roos 79, Justin Fiorillo 81
JIM THORPE (361)
Dean DiBonifazio 80, Mitch Hoffman 84, Billy Sloff 92, Kevin Jaskot 105
Cole Rex 82, PJ Salerno 84, Derek Heffelfinger 91, Nick Mantz 91
Played at Mahoning Valley Country Club, par 72.
Cole Miller, Stephen Reitz and Tyler Kunsman all shot in the 70s and led the Tigers to a 390-459 victory over Palmerton in Colonial League golf action.
Miller fired a 72, while Reitz and Kunsman each shot a 77. Brian Quinlan (81) and Nick Vecellio (83) rounded out the scoring.
Palmerton was led by Ben Andrews' 78. Fellow Bomber Billy Heinick helped out with a 79.
Cole Miller 72, Stephen Reitz 77, Tyler Kunsman 77, Brian Quinlan 81, Nick Vecellio 83
Ben Andrews 78, Billy Heinick 79, Cody Peters 95, Alex Raub 98, Ke-Koa Mook 109
Played at Blue Ridge Country Club, par 72.
The Postupack brothers, Mark and Chris, fired a 77 and an 80 respectively and led Marian to a 326-398 defeat of Schuylkill Haven in Schuylkill League golf.
Josh Green (83) and Eric Mason (86) also figured in the scoring for the Colts (10-1, 10-0).
Mark Postupack 77, Chris Postupack 80, Josh Green 83, Eric Mason 86
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN (398)
Phil Dohner 89, Eric Geiger 102, Shane Berger 103, Ian Glansmann 104
Played at Hidden Valley, par 72.
James Bromwell shot two-under-par for Blue Mountain and helped the Eagles knock off the Tamaqua Blue Raiders in Schuylkill League play, 282-358.
The Eagles' Jamie Cresswell shot par with a 70, while teammattes Tyler Marcotte and Ryan Laudeman fired a 71 and a 73 respectively.
Nick Toth led the locals with an 87. Steve Christ (90), Colin Johnson (90) and Mike Weinert (91) ended up in the 90s.
BLUE MOUNTAIN (282)
James Bromwell 68, Jamie Cresswell 70, Tyler Marcotte 71, Ryan Laudeman 73
Nick Toth 87, Steve Christ 90, Colin Johnson 90, Mike Weinert 91
Played at Villas Crossing, par 70.
No. Lehigh-N'western-Saucon Vy.-So. Lehigh-Palisades-Catasauqua
Northwestern and Northern Lehigh took part in a six team Colonial League cross country meet on Thursday.
The Northwestern boys were a perfect 5-0 on the day, while Northern Lehigh's boys finished 1-4. The Tigers' Tyler Stelmack and Cody Reinert finished 1-2, while the Bulldogs' Austin Danish placed third. Northwestern's Tyler Malay (4th), Pat Strobel (7th) and Ryan Cerrone (9th) also finished in the top ten.
The Lady Tigers went 4-1, while the Lady Bulldogs finished 2-3. Northwestern's Haley Yost placed the highest of any local girl, as she came in sixth. Teammates Emma Kemmerer, Natalie Boehm and Anna Fricchione came in seventh, ninth and 12th respectively. Northern Lehigh's Sam Corcoran was the team's highest finisher in 13th.
Northwestern 15, Catty 50;
Northwestern 25, So. Lehigh 35;
Northwestern 16, No. Lehigh 47;
Northwestern 22, Palisades 39; Saucon Valley 24, Northwestern 32; No. Lehigh 15, Catty 50;
No. Lehigh 28, Palisades 29; Saucon Valley 16, No. Lehigh 43;
So. Lehigh 19, No. Lehigh 37
1. Chikotas (SV) 18:41, 2. Rivenbark (SL) 19:24, 3. Keller (P) 20:11, 4. Stack (SV) 20:24, 5. McGinty (SL) 20:25, 6. Haley Yost (NW), 7. Emma Kemmerer (NW), 8. Kish (SV), 9. Natalie Boehm (NW), 10. Fleck (P), 11. Evangelist (SV), 12. Anna Fricchione (NW), 13. Sam Corcoran (NL), 14. Lombardo (SV), 15. Pazzaglia (SV).
Northwestern 15, Catty 47;
Northwestern 16, Saucon Valley 39; Northwestern 17, So. Lehigh 41; Northwestern 18, No. Lehigh 42; Northwestern 17, Palisades 40;
No. Lehigh 20, Catty 38;
Saucon Valley 20, No. Lehigh 43; So. Lehigh 20, No. Lehigh 37;
Palisades 23, No. Lehigh 33
1. Tyler Stelmack (NW) 16:58, 2. Cody Reinert (NW) 17:42, 3. Austin Danish (NL) 17:47, 4. Tyler Malay (NW) 17:53, 5. Blaydon (P) 18:06, 6. Cermak (SL), 7. Pat Strobel (NW), 8. Stauffer (SV), 9. Ryan Cerrone (NW), 10. Kurtz (SV), 11. Leidich (SV), 12. Weikel (P), 13. Packer (SV), 14. Sutherland (SV), 15. Jackson (SV).
Palmerton's boys and girls both ended up with losing records in an eight-team Colonial League meet.
The Bombers were 2-5 with victories coming against Salisbury (20-39) and Pen Argyl 25-32). The Lady Bombers went 3-4 with their wins coming against Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg (21-36), Moravian Academy (23-35), and Pen Argyl (24-32).
E. Bisher from Notre Dame of Green Pond won the boys race. The only Palmerton boy to finish in the top 20 was Aaron Papay who placed 15th. In the girls race, A. Atkins-Gust of Moravian Academy placed first. The only Palmerton girl to break into the top 20 was Andrea Stevko who finished sixth.
Hamburg handed Jim Thorpe a 5-0 setback on the tennis courts in non-league action
The Olympians' No. 1 singles player, Ellyn Tomko, was the only local to win a set on the day.
Jim Thorpe falls to 2-8 on the year.
Hamburg 5, Jim Thorpe 0
Britiany Dierwechter (H) def. Ellyn Tomko, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-8); Brinee Bucklee (H) def. Anna Domingo, 6-2, 6-1; Trish Reidenhour (H) def. Marissa Farra, 6-2, 6-0.
Leah Wohlrab/Kelley Burr (H) def. Alexandrea Mosteller/Katie Jones, 6-1, 6-4; Jen Smith/Leah Galamba (H) def. Gabby Jones/Kasey Herman, 6-4, 6-1.
Pleasant Valley-PM West
Pleasant Valley traveled to Pocono Mountain West and was able to come home with a 5-2 MVC victory.
Bears' singles players Sarah Elmontacir and Lauren Heckelman both dropped the first set in their respective matches, but managed to rally for victories.
Pleasant Valley 5, PM West 2
Gina Romano (PM) def. Kristin Cook, 6-2, 6-3; Sarah Elmontacir (PV) def. Katelyn Coyler, 1-6, 6-3, 7-5; Lauren Heckelman (PV) def. Karenn Laclav, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5.
Steph Clark/Angela Leonardi (PV) def. Alana Clifton/Juliann Daramola, 8-1; Sandra Dziadas/Jessica Dziadas (PM) def. Emily Skutnik/Nicole Reeder, 6-2, 6-3; Karli Williams/Erin Dougherty (PV) def. Courtney O'Connell/Izabella Dzimira, 6-2, 7-6 (7-2); Melissa Smith/Michelle Ubbens (PV) def. Lauren Morales/Kaitlyn Lewis, 6-0, 6-1.