N'western, Pleas. Vy., Marian golfers win openers
Northwestern, Pleasant Valley and Marian all had successful debuts on the golf course, while Jim Thorpe's tennis team also won its first match of the season on Monday.
Northwestern topped Moravian Academy in its Colonial League golf match on Monday, winning 433-443. The Tigers also received a forfeit win over Wilson.
The Tigers' Cole Miller was the low-man on the day, as he fired a one-over 71. Steven Reitz (84) and Nick Vecellio (86) also shot under 90.
Danny Lessig and Jack Reilly each shot an 84 to pace Moravian.
Northwestern 433, Moravian 443, Wilson FF
Cole Miller 71, Steven Reitz 84, Nick Vecellio 86, Mike D'Ancona 92, Danny Everret 100
Danny Lessig 84, Jack Reilly 84, Tim Wolak 90, Christian Haldeman 92, Liam Hurley 93
Forfeit - Did not have five players.
Played at Morgan Hills, par 70
The Blue Bombers dropped their Colonial League opener to Southern Lehigh and Bangor at the par 72 Cherry Valley Golf Course.
Ben Andrews of Palmerton and Ben Lentine of Bangor tied for medalist honors with both firing rounds of 80.
Alex Raub and Brett Snyder backed up Andrews with a 93 and 94 respectively.
So. Lehigh 424, Bangor 430, Palmerton 481
SO. LEHIGH (424)
Matt Guro 82, Eric Perez 84, James Shaheen 84, Nick Haddad 85, Luke Feldman 89
Ben Lentine 80, Mike Martzell 83, Alex Colton 84, James Lobb 90, Sean Altemose 93
Ben Andrews 80, Alex Raub 93, Brett Snyder 94, Ke-Koa Mook 98, Ryan Saylor 116
Played at Cherry Valley, par 72.
Pleasant Vy.-ES North
Pleasant Valley rolled over East Stroudsburg North in an early season MVC match-up, 21-3.
The only bright spot for the Timberwolves was Ken Dixon, who shot the lowest round of the day with an 81. Besides Dixon's 3-0 win over PV golfer Jon Kraemer the match belonged to the Bears.
Seven different Bears posted 3-0 victories.
Pleasant Valley 21, ES North 3
Ken Dixon (ESN) def Andrew Hansen, 3-0; Kyle Adamonis (PV) def. Jon Kraemer, 3-0; Brian Denaro (PV) def. Drew Neiper, 3-0; Elliot Custred (PV) def. Anthony Montante, 3-0; Colin Cook (PV) def. Francis Gaeta, 3-0; Jim Lavendar (PV) def. Evan Byrne, 3-0; Ryan Adamonis (PV) def. Amelia Battipaglia, 3-0; Logan Beck (PV) def April Paz, 3-0.
Played at Indian Mountain, par 71.
The Cardinals' Billy Durkin shot a round of 83 to take medalist honors as Pocono Mountain East handed Lehighton a 21 1/2-2 1/2 setback in their Mountain Valley Conference opener.
Alden Everett and Nick Mantz both shot 95's for Lehighton.
PM East 21 1/2, Lehighton 2 1/2
Kyle Ruvane (PME) def. P.J. Salerno 3-0; Zach Von Zupp (PME) def. Jake Hoats, 3-0; Alec Ajhar (PME) def. Nick Mantz 2 1/2-1/2; Alden Everett (L) def. Patrick Gleason, 2-1; Billy Durkin (PME) def. Jesse Sabol, 3-0; Stephen Ducey (PME) def. Jayden Hensley, 3-0; JT Rauh (PME) won by forfeit; Joey Ayers (PME) won by forfeit.
Played at Buck Hill Falls, par 70
Mike Gottstein and Eric Mason each shot under 80 and led Marian to a 329-463 golf victory over Nativity.
Gottstein finished with a two-over 74, while Mason ended with a 78. Mark Postupack (80) and Josh Green (97) rounded out the scoring for the locals.
Marian 329, Nativity 463
Mike Gottstein 74, Eric Mason 78, Mark Postupack 80, Josh Green 97.
Matt Clay 91, Lucas Moyer 103, Matt Monderewicz 117, Derek Hamilton 152.
Played at Mahoning Valley, par 72.
North Schuylkill took down the Olympians 318-409. John Rittle of NS shot the low round of the day with a 73. Jim Thorpe's best score came from Mitch Hoffman who shot a 90.
No. Schuylkill 318, Jim Thorpe 409
NORTH SCHUYLKILL (318)
John Rittle 73, Justine Paul 80, Josh Lex 81, Carmen Cicioni 84.
JIM THORPE (409)
Mitch Hoffman 90, Zack Bowman 108, Jake McGeehan 110, James Marks 117.
Played at Villas Crossing, par 70.
Jim Thorpe won its first tennis match of the season, as the Lady Olympians defeated Pottsville, 5-2.
Kasey Herman, Gabbie Binder, Haley Cope and Maria Donati all posted singles' victories for the locals. Binder, Cope and Donati each won in straight sets.
The fifth win came from the doubles team of Gabby Kline and Lindsay Capper. They won a thriller in a third-set tie-breaker, 7-6 (11-9).
Jim Thorpe 5, Pottsville 2
Kasey Herman (JT) def. Jackie Lenick, 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (7-3); Gabbie Binder (JT) def. Olivia Agailena, 6-0, 6-2; Kaitlin McDonald (P) def. Carly Marzen, 6-4, 6-1; Haley Cope (JT) def. Devon Muncy, 6-1, 6-0; Maria Donati (JT) def. Megan McCord, 6-2, 6-2.
Gabby Kline/Lindsay Capper (JT) def. Paige Guers/Rebecca Ohnmacht, 2-6, 6-2, 7-6 (11-9); Jenna Marrow/Alexis Williamson (P) def. Michalina Knopka/Rudy Jackson, 6-0, 6-1.