N'western, Tamaqua pick up double wins
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Lehighton;s James Farano has the ball bounce behind him as Pleasant Valley's Jack Wathen attempts to head it. The Bears won the match 4-0.
Northwestern picked up field hockey and golf wins, while Tamaqua hit the win column in girls soccer and tennis on Monday in scholastic sports action.
The Bears picked up another win over Lehighton with a 4-0 shutout.
Leading 1-0 at halftime, Pleasant Valley erupted in the second half for three more scores to pull away.
Haris Sobobic tallied the initial score, as he was assisted by Jack Wathen in the first half. In the second half, Jordan Walters fed Blake Evans for the score, and was followed by the teaming up of Mike Masullo's assist to Troy Schauder. Rounding out the scoring was Joell Toledo, assisted by Aaron Guerra.
The Bears (3-5-1), outshot the Indians 18-0 in the game and had 11 penalty corners to Lehighton's one.
The Indians' Shane Fordyce was busy in goal, as he recorded 13 saves.
The Tigers (3-4-1, 1-2-1) and Panthers battled and battled, before ending in a scoreless tie after two halves of regulation and two overtime sessions.
Saucon (5-0-2, 3-0-2), outshot Northwestern 19-5 in the game.
Northwestern's Talon Williams stopped 19 shots on goal for a shutout, while Nate Robinson of Saucon stopped five to preserve the tie.
Jim Thorpe handled North Schuylkill 8-1 in a Schuylkill League match-up. The Lady Olympians jumped all over the Lady Spartans right out of the gates scoring four goals in the first half. Chelsea Smelas got the Olympian rout going scoring one of her two goals at the 31.42 mark. Monica Eckley, Kristen Lawrence, and Kat Condly also scored two goals a piece.
The Spartans held a 24-21 edge in shots on goal, but Smith had 232 saves for Jim Thorpe.
The Lady Raiders remain perfect on the season at 8-0 overall, and 5-0 in the league after they downed Nativity, 3-2.
Trailing 2-1 at halftime, the victors got the job done in the second, as Kailee Rottet recorded the second and third goals of her hat trick on the day. The winning goal came with a little over nine minutes remaining in the contest.
Tamaqua outshot their opponent, 17-7 in the game, and Chey Bates stopped two shots on goal for another win.
Keegan White and Bridget Holohan scored Nativity's goals, and Maria Carillo assisted on one of them.
After two halves and an overtime period, Northern Lehigh and Palisades ended in a 1-1 tie.
The Bulldogs got a first half goal from Kiana Bellesfield off a feed from Jessie Olewine, only to see Palisades' Meryah Harding tie it up in the second, unassisted.
Nicole Horn had 18 saves for the Bulldogs (4-3-1). Her counterpart, Meghan Hughes stopped five shots for the Pirates (4-2-1).
The Lady Tigers erupted for a 7-0 shutout win over Wilson (0-6).
Individually, Northwestern's Tiffany Gumina had a hat trick in the win, along with an assist. Samantha Partington also had two goals and an assist for the Tigers (5-1-1), with Lauren Horner and Alex Lerner tallying the other single scores. Horner also assisted on two scores.
Northwestern outshot Wilson 18-0.
The Lady Bombers suffered a tough one at the hands of Saucon Valley, as the Panthers won 1-0 in overtime.
Alyssa Whitman scored in the extra session off an assist from Celia Lancaster to win it and improve to 3-2.
For Palmerton (0-4-2), Lydia Anthony recorded 16 saves, as the victors outshot the locals 30-9.
Pocono Mt West-Tamaqua
The Lady Raiders notched another win, downing Pocono Mountain West, 5-0.
Everyone picked up wins, as Nicki Mateyak, Carly Fenstermacher and Sarah Zoba all swept through their singles matches in straights. However, the most exciting match came at number one doubles, where Taylor Urban and Vicky Krouse muscled out a marathon match, 12-10 in the third.
TAMAQUA 5, PM WEST 0
Nicki Mateyak (T) def. Lauren Morales 6-0, 6-1; Carly Fenstermacher (T) def. Amanda Virasack 6-2, 6-4; Sarah Zoba (T) def. Fiona Bardhi 6-0, 6-2.
Taylor Urban/Vicky Krouse (T) def. Kira Flaherty/Jessica Boutieller 7-6 (10), 4-6, 12-10; Laine Confer/Emily Hansler (T) def. Sicole Walters/Alyssa Boes 8-2 (pro set).
Panther Valley-Mahanoy Area
The Lady Panthers improve to 3-1 overall with a straight set win over Mahanoy Area, 25-9, 25-10, 25-7.
Leading PV was Chrissy Micholik with 11 kills, eight assists and two aces, Amy Yusella with 10 kills and three aces, Kristyn Gates compiled 16 assists and three aces, while teammate Deanna Focht had seven kills, three blocks and nine digs.
PV also won the junior varsity contest, 22-25, 25-14, 25-21.
Jim Thorpe-Blue Mt.
The Lady Eagles defeated the Lady Olympians in straight sets, 25-11, 25-10, 25-20.
Despite the loss, JT was led individually by Shannon Green with four kills and three blocks, while teammates Riley Carroll had five assists and Amanda Petrin added four digs.
Blue Mountain also prevailed in the JV contest, 25-20, 25-18.
Pottsville took care of the Lady Raiders in three straight games 25-16, 25-11, and 25-18 in a Schuylkill League match. The Lady Raiders' Sarah Lesisko led Tamaqua with five service points, two aces, and one kill. Sarah Paluck chipped in with two service points and one kill.
Pottsville won the JV contest 2-0.
The Olympians swept Nativity as the girls defeated the Golden Girls, 15-50, and the boys won, 17-44. With the wins, both teams improve to 2-1 on the season.
Individually, Zach Mace and Erin Bucci took first in their races to pace the Olympians.
Jim Thorpe 15, Nativity BVM 50
1. Erin Bucci (JT) 21:35, 2. Kayla Susko (JT) 21:35, 3. Caitlyn Liscinski (JT) 21:35, 4. Courtney Capper (JT) 21:35, 5. Caitlin Henninger (JT), 6. Rebecca Osborne (JT), 7. Briana Gehres (JT), 8. Jeanette Tropt (N), 9. Emily Ruffa (JT), 10. Cara Williams (JT).
Jim Thorpe 17, Nativity BVM 44
1. Zach Mace (JT) 17:40, 2. Jonathan Condly (JT) 17:49, 3. Darren Gehres (JT) 17:51, 4. Jeff Yordy (N), 5. Bob Taylor (JT), 6. Chris Boyd (JT), 7. Tyler Hunyara (N), 8. Jake Saxon (JT), 9. Nathan Fields (JT), 10. Nick Brutts (N).
The Bears proved to be too much for the Tribe on the links, as they grabbed the win, 16.5-7.5.
Kyle Adamonis of PV and Nick Mantz of Lehighton earned medalist honors on the day, as they both fired a 87 on the day.
With the loss, Lehighton dropped to 2-8 on the season.
Pleasant Vy. 16.5, Lehighton 7.5
Jake Hoats (L) def. Andrew Hansen, 2-1; Kyle Adamonis (PV) def. PJ Salerno, 3-0; Nick Mantz (L) def. Brian Danaro, 2-1; Alden Everett (L) def. Ryan Adamonis, 3-0; Jim Lavender (PV) def. Jordan Knappenberger, 3-0; Elliot Custred (PV) def. Jayden Hensley, 3-0; Billy Reeder (PV) def. Jesse Sabol, 2.5-.5; Logan Beck (PV) def. Liz Reichert, 3-0.
Played at Mahoning Valley Country Club, Par 72
No. Dame ES
The Tigers tamed the Spartans on the links for another Colonial League win, 446-523.
Cole Miller earned medalist honors, firing a 70 on the day.
Cole Miller 70, Stephen Reitz 85, David Dorney 89, Nick Vecellio 92, Eric Abercrombie 110.
NOTRE DAME ES (523)
Nick Curran 93, Ryan Kreckel 94, Brian Hughes 106, Matt Lasewicz 115, Dan Brown 115.
Played at Olde Homestead G.C., Par 72
For the third time this season, the Bombers lost a tough decision by two strokes or less, as they dropped a 432-434 decision to the Green Knights.
The Green Knights' Jay Young paced the winners with a 73 on the day, but it was Ben Andrews of PHS, who earned medalist honors with a 67 (three-under).
The Bombers (4-10), will return to action on Wednesday, when they take part in the Colonial League Meet at Bethlehem Municipal at 8 a.m.
Ben Andrews 67, Brett Snyder 83, Ke-Koa Mook 88, Josh Evans 97, Ryan Saylor 99.
PEN ARGYL (432)
Jay Young 73, Cole Kresch 77, Devon Labar 90, Samm Firestone 94, John Smith 98.
Played at SawMill, Par 70.
The Blue Raiders tangled with Hamburg in and returned home with a loss, 6-1-1, in a match play format.
The sole win for the locals came from Matt Stanek, who defeated Alex Cattermole, while teammate Derek Cinicola tied his match with Jake Eller.
With the loss, Tamaqua dropped to 3-8 overall, 3-7 in the league.
Hamburg 6, Tamaqua, 1 (1 tie)
Aaron Curry (H) def. Mike Weinert, Cameron Keener (H) def. Adam Frantz, William Sandman (H) def. CJ Shellhammer, Garrett Schoeny (H) def. Jackson George, Kenny Machmar (H) def. Troy Reinhardt, Jake Linkiewicz (H) def. Scott Zellner, Matt Stanek (T) def. Alex Cattermole, Derek Cinicola (T) tied Jake Eller.
Played at Perry Golf Course, Par 70.
Marian, Schuy. Haven-Minersville
Marian picked up two wins over host Minersville and Schuylkill Haven, as they teamed up for a 322 score on the day.
Medalist Mark Postupack shot a 77 on the day, with teammate Josh Green shooting a 80 to help the team.
With the win, Marian improved to 9-0 in the division and will return to action tomorrow when it plays host to the same two squads.
Mark Postupack 77, Josh Green 80, Mike Gottstein 82, Nick Kweder 83.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN (393)
Ian Glanzmann 89, Eric Geiger 90, Derek Kane 107, Jon Felty 107.
Nick Mione 86, Dylan Kohr 92, Spencer Tobin 103, Jon Schuman 103.