Good day for Tamaqua teams
nancy scholz/times news Tiffany Gumina of Northwestern (right) battles with Salisbury's Sarah Sonday for control of the ball. The Falcons' Abby Stevens (19) is in the background.
Tamaqua picked up victories in boys soccer, girls soccer, tennis and volleyball on Thursday. Pleasant Valley also had multiple wins, picking up decisions in boys soccer and golf. The Northwestern field hockey and Marian volleyball teams were the only other local winners.
Northwestern dominated Salisbury and rolled to a 7-0 Colonial League victory.
Lauren Horner had a huge day for the Tigers as she scored two goals and had three assists.
Also scoring goals for Northwestern were Tiffany Gumina, Sara Jones, Jenn Groller, Ashley Pechacek and Samantha Partington. Paige Horner chipped in two assists.
The Tigers had a 26-1 advantage in shots and a 14-1 edge in corners. corners:
Brooke Benedict's goal with 13 minutes left gave Parkland a 2-1 non-league victory over Pleasant Valley.
Allison Heckman's first half goal had given the Bears (5-4) an early lead, but Parkland tied the game on a goal by Stephanie Goldberg before Benedict eventually won it.
Parkland (7-1) had a 9-7 edge in shots.
Pleasant Valley goalie Hannah Bard made seven saves.
Brandon Moninghoff had a goal and an assist to lead Palisades to a 3-0 Colonial League victory over Northern Lehigh.
The Pirates had a 22-13 advantage in shots. Palisades goalie Richard Dardell stopped all 13 shots. Northern Lehigh goalie Justin Molitoris made 19 saves.
Saucon Valley blanked Palmerton, 5-0, in Colonial League action.
Kyle Lascelle and Jake Schuyler had two goals apiece for the Panthers.
Saucon Valley shad a 33-12 advantage in shots. Bomber goalie Brett Snyder had 18 saves.
Gonzalo Cascante scored with just over two minutes remaining to lift Tamaqua to a 2-1 Schuylkill League victory over Pine Grove.
Cascante also scored the Raiders' first goal. It came at the 31:54 mark of the first half and tied the game at 1-1.
Tamaqua had a 9-6 advantage in shots and a 5-4 edge in corners.
Raider goalie Zack Lakitsky made three saves.
PM East-Pleasant Vy.
Malik Krcic accounted for all the scoring as Pleasant Valley erupted in the second half to defeat Pocono Mountain East, 3-0, in a Mountain Valley Conference match.
Krcic's goals were all unassisted with the second one coming on a penalty kick.
The Bears (8-1, 4-0) had a 10-8 advantage in shots. PV goalie AJ Werkhesier made three saves to record the shutout.
Upper Dauphin-Jim Thorpe
Zach Lesher and Chris Jensen both scored a pair of goals to lead Upper Dauphin to a 5-0 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.
No. Schuylkill-Jim Thorpe
North Schuylkill blanked Jim Thorpe, 4-0, in Schuylkill League game on Wednesday.
John Chernewski scored twice for the Spartans.
Jim Thorpe had 23 shots in the game, but couldn't find the back of the net as it twice hit the post and also missed a penalty shot.
Olympian goalie Justin Kaminski made 19 saves.
Tamaqua got off to a fast start, as the Raiders scored in under a minute and went on to defeat Pine Grove 7-1.
Kailee Rottet started the scoring for the Raiders (8-2,5-1) on her first of two goals in the first half. Kayla Hope, Cady O'Malley and Alex Wagner joined in on the scoring and took a 5-1 halftime lead.
Ali Updike ignited the offense in the second half by picking up her 75th career goal. Hope later added her second goal of the game.
With the victory, head coach Clem McCarroll registered his 100th career victory.
The Northern Lehigh girls' cross country team won two of its four match-ups in its Colonial League meet, while the boys finished 1-3.
The Lady Bulldogs were led by Samantha Corcoran. She came in seventh with a time of 21:54. Teammate Rachel Barnett placed 20th.
The local boys were paced by Austin Danish's fifth-place finish. He had a time of 17:33.
Northern Lehigh 26, Salisbury 31; Northern Lehigh 15, Notre Dame ES 50; Wilson 20, Northern Lehigh 38; Bangor 17, Northern Lehigh 46
1. Chelsea Rivenbark (SL) 19:37, 2. Meredith Colton (B) 20:24, 3. Taylor Gonlud (S) 21:01, 4. Julia Figuccio (B) 21:32, 5. Amanda Fleck (P) 21:33, 6. Alexandrea Neffue (B), 7. Sam Corcoran (NL), 8. Lindsey Colton (B), 9. Sam Halot (B), 10. Maddie Brannon (W), 11. Ashleigh Lesko (W), 12. Carlye Messman (W), 13. Colleen Enos (S), 14. Emily Fucci (W), 15. Virginia Cobb (B).
Northern Lehigh 21, Salisbury 34; Wilson 18, Northern Lehigh 43; Notre Dame ES 24, Northern Lehigh 31; Bangor 19, Northern Lehigh 41
1. Brett Gubitosi (ND) 16:56, 2. Rory McAtee (W) 17:05, 3. Trey Thatcher (W) 17:13, 4. Wade White (B) 17:19, 5. Austin Danish (NL) 17:33, 6. Kory Rolek (W), 7. Jaryd Flank (W), 8. Jake Cermak (SL), 9. Nick Patti (B), 10. Collin Blaydon (P), 11. Sean Fritz (W), 12. Shane Reider (B), 13. David Rennekamp (ND), 14. John McCoy (B), 15. Andrew Mitchell (B).
Salisbury handed Jim Thorpe a 3-2 setback.
No. 2 singles player Anna Domingo claimed one victory for the locals, winning in three-set tie-breaker, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8-6).
The Olympians' other win came from the doubles team of Kearsen Meckes/Allison Porembo. They won in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4.
Salisbury 3, Jim Thorpe 2
McKenna Bast (S) def. Ellyn Tomko, 6-1, 6-1; Anna Domingo (JT) def. Beth Fritzinger, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (8-6); Abbey Eichorn (S) def. Marissa Farra, 6-3, 6-1.
Kim Meichtry/Meredith Benner (S) def. Alexandrea Mosteller/Katie Jones, 6-1, 6-1; Kearsen Meckes/Allison Porembo (JT) def. Ail Greenholt/Meredith Heydt, 7-5, 6-4.
Tamaqua won three-of-five singles matches along with both doubles matches to defeat Pottsville, 5-2 in tennis action.
The Raiders' Vanessa Wagner needed two tie-breakers to win in straight sets, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (6-4). Teammates Jordan Nowacki and Deana DeWire added straight set victories.
Tamaqua's doubles teams of Jordan Nowacki/Lauren Androkitis and Taylor Urban/Nicky Mateyak also won in straight sets.
Tamaqua 5, Pottsville 2
Ashton Muncy (P) def. Laurent Androkitis, 6-4, 3-6, 10-8; Vanessa Wagner (T) def. Hannah Goodman, 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (6-4); Jordan Nowacki (T) def. Alli Lecher, 6-3, 7-6 (8-6); Deana DeWire (T) def. Ashley Olson, 6-4, 6-4; Jacquie Lenick (P) def. Laine Confer, 6-0, 6-3.
Jordan Nowacki/Lauren Androkitis (T) def. Olivia Aguila/Kaitlyn McDonald, 6-1, 6-3; Taylor Urban/Nicky Mateyak (T) def. Sam Haas/Kristen Yeager, 6-2, 6-3.
PM East-Pleasant Vy.
Pleasant Valley won three matches and tied another, and pulled out a 10 1/2 - 7 1/2 golf victory over MVC foe Pocono Mountain East.
Brain Danaro and Colin Cook each won 3-0 for the Bears. Teammate Andrew Hansen posted the other win (2-1). Bryan Baumgartner tied his respective opponent.
East's Jay Ruvane was the medalist on the day with a 77.
Pleasant Valley 10 1/2, PM East 7 1/2
Jay Ruvane (PM) def. Alex Kaye, 3-0; Andrew Hansen (PV) def. Jamie Fucci, 2-1; Bryan Baumgartner (PV) tied Alec Ajhar, 1 1/2 - 1 1/2; Pat Gleason (PM) def. Kyle Adamonis, 2-1; Brian Danaro (PV) def. Jake Haggins, 3-0; Colin Cook (PV) def. Tyler Ruvane, 3-0.
Played at Indian Mt., par 71.
Pocono Mountain West posted a 12 1/2-5 1/2 victory over Lehighton in Mountain Valley Conference action.
The Panthers' James Iverson took medalist honors with a 78. Jake Hoats' 85 led Lehighton.
The Indians only match-play victory came from Cole Rex, who edged TJ O'Connor, 2-1.
PM West 12 1/2- Lehighton 5 1/2
James Iverson (PMW) def. Nick Mantz, 3-0; Kevin Norton (PMW) def. Jake Hoats, 2-1; Cole Rex (L) def. TJ O'Connor, 2-1; Tyler Planchock (PMW) def. PJ Salerno, 2-1; Adam Planchock (PMW) def. Alden Everett, 2 1/2-1/2; Joe Princetta (PMW) def. Jesse Sabol, 2-1.
Played at Mahoning Valley Country Club, par 71
Derek Reese shot one-under and teammate Ian Paul shot even-par and led the Spartans to a 293-322 win over at Tamaqua.
The match was played at Rolling Meadowns, where the par is only 68.
Trevor Reinhardt led the Raiders with a 75. Steve Christ (79), Matt Hadesty (80) and Colin Johnson (88) rounded out the scoring.
NORTH SCHUYLKILL (293)
Derek Reese 67, Ian Paul 68, Justine Paul 78, John Rittle 80
Trevor Reinhardt 75, Steve Christ 79, Matt Hadesty 80, Colin Johnson 88
Played at Rolling Meadows, par 68.
Jim Thorpe dropped a Schuylkill League match to Halifax, 25-16, 25-20, 25-17.
Marian swept Williams Valley on the road Thursday night, winning 25-5, 25-11, 25-12 in Schuylkill League volleyball play.
MaryKate Sherkness had a big night for the Fillies (6-0), as she finished with 22 service points, 12 aces and ten kills.
Teammates Taylor Mele and Rachel Krajcirik each added 12 service points. Krajcirik also had 20 assists.
Pottsville posted a 25-21, 25-27, 25-20, 25-19 Schuylkill League victory over Panther Valley.
The Panthers were led at the net by Deanna Focht (nine kills); Chrissy Micholik (nine kills); Amy Yusella (six kills, five blocks); and Steph Kachelries (four kills). Playing well defensively were Lydsay Kusko (12 digs); Yusella (10 digs) and Kristyn Gates (nine digs). Panther Valley's top servers were Kusko (nine points) and Sarah Branchide (seven points). Celene Yelico had 19 assists.
The Panthers are now 4-4 on the season.
Weathetly was able to take the first game against Tri-Valley, however dropped the next three and watched the Bulldogs take the win, 20-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-14.
The Wreckers were led offensively by Brittany Hinkle's 31 assists and 13 kills. Rachel Heister added 13 assists as well.
Doing the job defensively for the locals was Alicia Panzarella (21 digs), Sam Strizak (21 digs) and Sarah Dolinsky (16 digs). Alyssa Kephart added chipped in with five blocks.
Weatherly falls to 5-3 (2-3) on the year.
Tamaqua swept Schuylkill Haven at home, winning 31-29, 25-12, 25-15 in Schuylkill League play.
Paige Baddick led the Lady Raiders with 22 assists. Teammates Stacey Wallace and Sarah Paluck each added seven kills.
Fellow Raider Sarah Lesisko served well, picking up 15 points and eight aces.