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Tamaqua girls get xc sweep

  • Tamaqua girls get xc sweep
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Published September 16. 2010 05:00PM

The Tamaqua girls posted a pair of cross country victories on Wednesday.

Other scholastic sports highlights included Northwestern wins in both boys soccer and golf; Tamaqua victories in girls soccer and volleyball; and a Northern Lehigh boys soccer win.


No. Lehigh-Wilson

Northern Lehigh used the strength of two first-half goals to record a 3-1 Colonial League win over Wilson.

Channing Shiffert and Tyler Hoppes accounted for the Bulldogs' first half scores, while Jimmy Bilger provided an insurance goal with one in the second half.

Justin Molitoris had eight saves for the Bulldogs.

Northwestern-Moravian A.

Jeremy Ettl's second half goal was all Northwestern needed to score a 1-0 Colonial League victory over Moravian Academy.

The Tigers' Isaiah Danner was credited with the assist on the goal, which handed the Lions' their first league loss of the season.

Talon Williams got the shutout victory, finishing with 11 saves in the Northwestern (5-1 CL) win.

Palmerton-Notre Dame (GP)

Notre Dame of Green Pond blanked Palmerton for a 4-0 Colonial League win.

Nick Aquilina scored a hat-trick in the first half for the Crusaders.

The Bombers' keeper Brett Snyder finished with 15 saves. Jeff Barr made 10 saves to record the shutout for the Crusaders.



Tamaqua did all its scoring in the first half and rolled to a 4-0 victory over Schuylkill League Division rival Pottsville.

Lauren Mateyak started the Blue Raiders' scoring off with a goal before Ali Updike followed up with two unassisted goals. Kailee Rottet finished off the scoring with under a minute to play before half.

Chey Bates recorded her second shutout of the season, finishing with seven saves.

Jim Thorpe-Blue Mt.

Blue Mountain used a big second half to pull away for a 5-2 Schuylkill League win over Jim Thorpe.

The teams were tied at 1-1 at halftime thanks to a goal by Cat Condley.

Condley also added a second half goal, but it wasn't enough as Blue Mountain scored four times to pull away.

Monica Eckley and Jeanna McElmoyle had assists for the Olympians. Olympian goalie Chelsea Smelas made 15 saves.


Tamaqua-Schuylkill Haven-Weatherly

Tamaqua finished 3-1 on the day, while Weatherly ended up being swept in a Schuylkill League meet.

The Lady Blue Raiders recorded a perfect day scoring 15-50 victories over both the Wreckers and Schuylkill Haven. Meanwhile, the Blue Raiders' boys team split with a 22-33 win over the Wreckers and fell 26-31 to the Hurricanes.

In the girls' meet, an unusual occurence happened as the Blue Raiders' Dana Ansbach, Amber Carroll, Cecily Kohlmeir, Jess Leiby, Colleen Rorke and Schuyler Schmidt all crossed the finish line at the same to tie for a first place finish in a time of 24:24. The Wreckers' Suzanne Reigle just missed a top-10 finish finishing in 11th.

Weatherly's Andy Vack turned in a strong second place finish. The Blue Raiders were paced by Joe Rudy and Phil Christman, who finished third and fourth respectively.


Tamaqua 15, Weatherly 50

Tamaqua 15, Schuylkill Haven 50

Schuylkill Haven 15, Weatherly 50

1. (tie) Dana Ansbach (T), Amber Carroll (T), Cecily Kohlmeir (T), Jess Leiby (T), Colleen Rorke (T) and Schuyler Schmidt (T) 24:24, 7. Emily Bumbulsky (T), 8. Juli Lesniak (T), 9. Melody Kelly (T), 10. Paige Kosica (T), 11. Suzanne Reigle (W), 12. Alesia Casler (T), 13. Emily Daniels (SH), 14. Kalene Hess (SH), 15. Chelsea Slappey (SH).


Tamaqua 22, Weatherly 33

Schuylkill Haven 26, Tamaqua 31

Schuylkill Haven 19, Weatherly 42

1. Logan Jacoby (SH) 18:56, 2. Andy Vack (W) 19:50, 3. Joe Rundy (T) 20:25, 4. Phil Christman (T) 20:36, 5. Jack Smith (SH) 20:39, 6. Tyvonne Conrad (SH), 7. Travis Hill (T), 8. Luke Yanek (SH), 9. Zack Oliveria (T), 10. Aaron Sterner (SH), 11. Dylan Ashworth (W), 12. Tim Schutz (SH), 13. Cameron James (SH), 14. Matt Caccese (W), 15. Jordan Frank (T).

Blue Mountain-Panther Vy.

Blue Mountain ran away with a Schuylkill League sweep over Panther Valley.

The Blue Eagles knocked off the Panthers by identical 15-50 scores.

Sindle Griffiths paced the Lady Panthers with a fifth-place finish. The Panthers' Austin Karnish crossed the finish line in ninth.


Blue Mountain 15, Panther Valley 50

1. Alexa Yoder (BM) 21:15, 2. Jackie Boran (BM) 22:04, 3. Sierra Pritiskytch (BM) 22:44, 4. Tanaya Schrader (BM), 5. Sindle Griffiths (PV), 6. Jessie Setlock (BM), 7. Audrey Reiley (BM), 8. Jessica Kelley (BM), 9. Lorissa Luckenbill (BM), 10. Sam Deibert (BM).


Blue Mountain 15, Panther Valley 50

1. Sam Kantner (BM) 17:45, 2. Kyle O'Brien (BM) 18:01, 3. Shawn Schaeffer (BM) 19:48, 4. Wes Gehman (BM), 5. Eric Yutko (BM), 6. Chad Heffner (BM), 7. Eric Ross (BM), 8. Stuart Blair (BM), 9. Austin Karnish (PV), 10. Zachary Thompson (BM).


Pen Argyl-Northwestern

Northwestern kept up its winnings ways with a 395-468 Colonial League win over visiting Pen Argyl.

The Tigers' Stephen Reitz carded a 75 on the day to earn medalist honors. Teammates Cole Miller and Nick Vecellion also shot under 80 with 76s on the day.

Northwestern 395

Stephen Reitz 75, Cole Miller 76, Nick Vecellio 76, Tyler Kunsman 81, Brian Quinlan and Mike D'Ancona 87

Pen Argyl 468

Jay Young 84, Cole Kresch 93, Eric Tinney 93, John Smith 98, Ryan Barry 100

Played at Olde Homestead, par 71


Colonial League North Division leader Bangor handed Palmerton a 392-474 setback at Cherry Valley.

Ben Andrews led the Bombers with a team-low 80.

Palmerton falls to 3-9 in the CL


Mike Hartzell 77, Alex Coulton 78, Stani Schiavone 78, Jim Lobb 79, Ben Lentini-80


Ben Andrews 80, Billy Heinick 82, Cody Peters 92, Alex Raub 93, Ke-Koa Mook 127

Played at Cherry Valley, par 72.


Stroudsburg rolled to a 17-1 Mountain Valley Conference win over host Lehighton.

Cole Rex was the lone Indian to score a match-play point against his Mountie opponent. Teammate Jake Hoats carded a team low round of 86 for the Indians.

Stroudsburg 17, Lehighton 1

Anthony Brennan (S) def. Nick Mantz 3-0, Tyler Simonovich (S) def. Jake Hoats 3-0, Nick Diecidue (S) def. Cole Rex 2-1, Jeff Norris (S) def. PJ Salerno 3-0, Ashley Ward (S) def. Derek Heffelfinger 3-0, Dom Violi (S) def. Alden Everett 3-0.

Played at Mahoning Country Club, par 72.

ES South-Pleasant Valley

East Stroudsburg South snuck past Pleasant Valley for a 9 1/2-8 1/2 victory in Mountain Valley Conference play.

The Bears' Brian Denaro and James Lavender knocked off their Cavalier opponents for 3-0 match-play wins. Alex Kaye carded a low round of 76 to lead the Bears.

Pleasant Valley slips to 5-3.

ES South 9 1/2, Pleasant Vy. 8 1/2

Dan May-Rawling (ESS) def. Andrew Hansen 3-0, Reggie James (ESS) def. Alex Kaye 2 1/2-1/2, Andrew Reeves (ESS) def. Kyle Adamonis 3-0, Brian Baumgartner (PV) def. Sean Quinn 2-1, Brian Denaro (PV) def. Chris Benner 3-0, James Lavender (PV) def. Kyle Connors 3-0.

Played at Indian Mountain, par 71.



Tamaqua rolled to a 25-4, 25-3, 25-6 non-league win over visiting Catasauqua.

Paige Baddick paced the Blue Raiders' attack with 18 service points, 13 assists and three aces. Sarah Lesisko chipped in with 19 service points, nine aces and four kills. Stacey Wallace (six service points, three aces, seven kills) and Sarah Paluck (12 service points, three aces, three kills) also contributed to the victory.



Tamaqua posted a 46-14 victory over Lehighton.

The Blue Raiders' Tyler Hope scored on a 55-yard scamper on offense, had a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and then later picked up a fumble and returned it 20 yards for a score.

Nolan Zeigler added a one-yard TD run and a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown for the Raider. Jake Love's 30-yard touchdown run and Dustin Vandermartin's 25-yard TD pass to Nate Edmonds accounted for the other Tamaqua scores.

The Indians scored both of their touchdowns in the final frame. Logan Hine hit Ian Zimmerman with a 15-yard TD pass and then found Dan Berger for a 55-yard touchdown.


Marian-Schuylkill Haven

Frank Nietz had a field day against Schuylkill Haven scoring three touchdown as Marian run away with a 36-14 win.

Nietz ran for a 50-yard touchdown, caught a pass from Calvin Talbott for a 85 yard touchdown, and also returned a punt for 50 yards for another Colts' score.

Sam Budusky (60 yards), Anthony Agosti (25 yards) and Nico Agosti (60 yards) also added long touchdown runs for Marian (2-0).

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