Marian girls win golf title
Weatherly's Alysse Miller passes the ball as teammates Lindsay Douglas (5) and Jess Adamczyk (2) move in from behind.
The Marian girls won the Schuylkill League golf championship on Thursday to highlight the area scholastic sports roundup.
Schuylkill League Girls Tournament
The Marian girls won the Schuylkill League championship on Thursday, winning the trophy with a score of 228.
Arianna Srinivasan and Monica Wasik each shot a 114 to lead the Fillies to victory. Teammate Stephanie Peel was right behind the two with a fifth-place finish at 119.
The top two girls from each team scored in the event.
Jim Thorpe-Schuylkill Haven
Schuylkill Haven cruised to a 9-0 win over visiting Jim Thorpe.
Kenny Eiler led the Hurricanes with a hat trick and two assists, while Ian Hower added a hat trick and an assist.
Northwestern did its scoring in the first half to post a 2-0 Colonial League victory over Palmerton.
Boston Furjanic and Ryan McNally accounted for the Tigers' two goals. Teammate Ben Gangaware recorded an assist.
Northwestern outshot Palmerton 19-6. The Bombers' keeper Codi Sigley finished with 17 saves while Talon Williams ended up with six in front of the Tigers' net.
Thomas Shavinsky scored the winning goal with 47 seconds left in the game to lift Pottsville to a 3-2 Schuylkill League victory over visiting Tamaqua.
The Blue Raiders' Ben Miller scored his team's first goal 44 seconds into the second half off an assist from Stevie Balliet. Almost three minutes later, Miller set up Jake Fegley's goal, which gave the Blue Raiders their only lead of the night.
Tyler Cimino grabbed six saves in the Blue Raiders' net.
Pottsville knocked Tamaqua from the unbeaten ranks by posting a 2-0 Schuylkill League victory.
After a scoreless first half, Sarah Lombel gave the Tide a 1-0 lead before teammate Erin Strickland followed with an insurance goal to help seal the win.
The Blue Raiders' keeper Chey Bates recorded eights saves in goal, while the Tides' Sienna Smith posted nine saves to earn a shutout victory.
Tamaqua falls to 11-1 overall and 8-1 in the league.
Jim Thorpe-North Schuylkill
North Schuylkill swept Jim Thorpe, 25-3, 25-15, 25-12 in Schuylkill League action.
Shannon Green paced the Olympians' attack with five blocks and six digs. Amanda Petrin added eight digs and Melissa Weber recorded two kills.
In the JV games, Jim Thorpe scored a 25-21, 16-25, 25-13 win.
Blue Mountain knocked off Tamaqua on the volleyball court, winning 25-18, 21-25, 25-9, 25-19.
The Raiders were led by Sarah Paluck and her nine kills and six digs. Sarah Lesisko added 10 service points with four aces. Rylee Devlin added four blocks.
Marian swept Weatherly 25-11, 25-16, 25-8 in a Schuylkill League match.
Marykate Sherkness did a little bit of everything for the Fillies, as she recorded 17 kills, seven aces and six digs. Teammates Nicole Collevechio (16 digs) and Abby O'Donnell (23 assists) also made major contributions.
Alicia Panzarella paced the Wreckers' attack with 30 digs and four kills. Sara Delinsky chipped in with 19 digs and four kills. Alyssa Miller added 11 digs and four kills.
Allentown Central Catholic blanked Tamaqua, 5-0.
Linda Nguyen, Caroline Bondi and Colleen Topper swept singles' play for the Vikettes.
Allentown Central Catholic 5, Tamaqua 0
Linda Nguyen (ACC) def. Nicki Mateyak 6-2, 6-1; Caroline Bondi (ACC) def. Carly Fenstermacher 6-1, 6-2; Colleen Topper (ACC) def. Sarah Zoba 6-0, 6-0.
Christine Wittner/Josie Airoldi (ACC) def. Taylor Urban/Vicki Krouse 6-2, 6-1; Bronte Grigoruk/Jen Hildebrandt (ACC) def. Emily Hansler/Laine Confer 8-1 proset.
Jim Thorpe-So. Lehigh
Southern Lehigh knocked off Jim Thorpe, 4-1 in non-league action.
The only Olympian to win on the day was No. 1 singles player Kasey Herman, who posted a 7-6 (11-9), 1-6, 10-6 victory. After the players split the first two sets, the match was decided in a super-tiebreaker.
The Olympians drop to 4-11 on the year.
Southern Lehigh 4, Jim Thorpe 1
Kasey Herman (JT) def. Tessa Peoples, 7-6 (11-9), 1-6, (10-6); Emily Kearns (SL) def. Haley Cope, 7-5, 6-2; Miranda Rennie (SL) def. Maria Donati, 6-1, 6-1.
Zoe Lycett/Mackenzie Stevenson (SL) def. Carly Marzen/Gabby Kline, 6-4, 6-4; Maggie Cerciello/Mackenzie Delp (SL) def. Lindsay Capper/Ashley Balliet, 6-3, 6-0.
Northwestern scored three second-half goals and came from behind to beat Palmerton, 4-2 in Colonial League play.
Tiffany Gumina, Sam Partington, Caileigh Landrigan and Paige Horner each scored once for the Lady Tigers.
The Bombers' two goals came from Morgan Myers and Kyla Rodrigues in the first half.