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  • BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Alex Haffner finished 23rd with a time of 19:52.4 to lead the Bulldogs across the finish line.
    BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Alex Haffner finished 23rd with a time of 19:52.4 to lead the Bulldogs across the finish line.
Published September 21. 2011 05:01PM

The Northwestern Lehigh and Northern Lehigh girls had an big day in Colonial League cross country action on Tuesday.


Salisbury-Bangor-No. Dame ES-Wilson-So. Lehigh-

Palisades-No. Lehigh

The Northern Lehigh girls went 3-1 in its Colonial League meet on Tuesday.

The Lady Bulldogs' Sam Corcoran led the locals with a fifth-place finish. Teammate Rachel Hendrix (10th) also finished in the top ten.

Alex Haffner was the highest Bulldogs to finish on the boys' side. He came in 23rd.

Northern Lehigh's Gavin Kemery won the middle school mixed run with a time of 11:26.9.


No. Lehigh 15, No. Dame ES 50

No. Lehigh 15, Salisbury 50

No. Lehigh 15, Wilson 50

Bangor 19, No. Lehigh 40

1. M. Colton (B) 20:54, 2. C. McGinty (SL) 20:58, 3. S. White (SL) 21:02, 4. J. Figuccio (B), 5. Sam Corcoran (NL), 6. A. Lesko (W), 7. J. DeJonge (B), 8. A. Robinson (P), 9. S. Hallet (B), 10. Rachel Hendrix (NL).


Bangor 15, No. Lehigh 47

No. Dame ES 21, No. Lehigh 34

Salisbury 27, No. Lehigh 29

Wilson 18, No. Lehigh 39

1. J. Flank (W) 17:37, 2. R. McGinty (SL) 17:51, 3. W. White (B) 17:52, 4. C. Sell (B), 5. S. Reider (B), 6. D. Brass (SL), 7. B. Gubitosi (ND), 8. A. Calantoni (W), 9. K. Gonoude (S), 10. N. Patti (B).

Lehighton-ES South-ES North

The Lehighton boys dropped meets to East Stroudsburg North and East Stroudsburg South and Jennifer Beers crossed the finish line first with a time of 21:16 in girls competition despite the Lady Indians not having enough runners to compete in the team scored.

Daulton Radler had the best time for the Lehighton boys with a 19:13 to finish 11th.


ES North 26, Lehighton 32

ES South 16, Lehighton 37

1. Mason Byrne (ESS) 17:51; 2. Malik Mills (ESN) 17:59; 3. Aaron Herschlag (PME) 18:05; 4. Peter Bank (ESS) 18:14; 5. Micah Cloward (ESS) 18:16; 6. Chris McLane (PMW) 18:23; 7. Lee Munoz (PME) 18:56; 8. Tomas Prinzo (PMW) 19:01; 9. Josh Cohen (ESS) 19:06; 10. Adam Larsen (PME) 19:08; 11. Daulton Radur (L) 19:13; 12. Rodney West (ESS) 19:23.37; 13. Christopher Benzinger (ESS) 19:23.63; 14. Jordan Fry (PME) 19:33; 15. Zack Talbert (ESS) 19:53.


1. Jennifer Beers (L) 21:16; 2. Sophie Conklin (PME) 21:48; 3. Mya Snyder (PME) 22:00; 4. Bryanna BiVias (PME) 22:08; 5. Chinellee Reid (PMW) 22:12; 6. Lauren Corliss (PME) 22:23; 7. Skyler Dunham (PMW) 22:28; 8. Jordan Couttien (ESN) 22:37; 9. Cassandra Rehnert (L) 22:38; 10. Olivia Dunn (PMW) 22:45.17; 11. Tea Greene (PMW) 22:45.69; 12. Lian Mlodzienski (ESN) 22:46; 13. Nikki Smith (ESS) 23:06; 14. Jess Benjamin (PME) 23:31; 15. Mary Lapp (PMW) 23:56.

Pleasant Vy.-Stroudsburg

Pleasant Valley's Dana McAllister finished first in the Bears meet with Stroudsburg to help her team beat the Mounts. Stroudsburg won the boys event.

No results were received by THE TIMES NEWS.

Northwestern-Palmerton-Saucon Vy.-No. Dame GP-Moravian Academy-Pen Argyl-


In a Colonial League meet run at Bicentennial Park in East Penn Township, Northwestern's Tyler Stelmack topped the field by 51 seconds (16:35); however, Northwestern was only able to win one of its four contested races (a 19-36 victory over Pen Argyl). Palmerton's lone win came against Northwestern 22-28, as David Fitzpatrick paced the Bombers in 11th place.

In the girls meet, Northwestern won all four of its races against Notre Dame, Pen Argyl, Moravian Academy and Palmeton. The Lady Tigers placed five runners in the top-10, with Erica Sarnicky leading the way with a fourth-place finish. Emma Kemmerer and Natalie Boehm finished in fifth and sixth respectively for the Tigers. Palmerton's lone win was a 23-32 victory over Catasauqua. Andrea Stevko was the top Lady Bomber with a 14th-place finish.


Northwestern 22, No. Dame GP 33

Northwestern 15, Pen Argyl 40

Northwestern 20, Moravian Academy 35

Northwestern 15, Palmerton 40

Palmerton 23, Catasauqua 32

Saucon Valley 25, Palmerton 30

1. Chikotas (SV) 19:03, 2. Smith (MA) 19:41, 3. Downing (ND) 19:52, 4. Erica Sarnicky (NW), 5. Emma Kemmerer (NW), 6. Natalie Boehm (NW), 7. Edwards (ND), 8. Kelly (ND), 9. Rachele Cerrone (NW), 10. Haley Yost (NW), 11. Megee (ND), 12. Erin Ondush (NW), 13. Evangelista (SV), 14. Andrea Stevko (P), 15. Askins-Gast (MA).


Northwestern 19, Pen Argyl 36

Notre Dame 20, Northwestern 35

Moravian Academy 27, Northwestern 28

Palmerton 22, Northwestern 28

Catasauqua 27, Palmerton 28

Saucon Valley 22, Palmerton 33

1. Tyler Stelmack (NW) 16:35, 2. Busher (ND) 17:26, 3. Martinsky (ND) 17:32, 4. Brinkley (C), 5. Bartlesan (PA), 6. Sutherland (SV), 7. Packer (SV), 8. Scheirer (ND), 9. Stevens (ND), 10. Pruszynski (ND), 11. David Fitzpatrick (P), 12. Mike Horvath (P), 13. Jackson (SV), 14. Kurtz (C), 15. Joey Duffy (NW).


Pottsville-Jim Thorpe

Pottsville scored two goals late in the second half to come from behind and beat Jim Thorpe, 2-1.

The Tides' Shavinsky Thomas scored with 14:49 remaining to give his team the lead and the eventual win.

The Olympians' Steven Principe tallied the game's first goal early in the second half.

The Tide had a 12-5 edge in shots on goal. Kaminsky had 10 saves for the Olympians.


Palisades scored three first-half goals, en route to a 4-0 Colonial League shutout of Northwestern.

Bobby Kroschwitz scored the first two goals for Palisades, while Kyle Creighton tacked on the final two scores for the Pirates. Max Kroschwitz assisted three of the four goals.

Palisades held a 17-8 advantage in shots on goal.

Northwestern goal keeper Talon Williams made 11 saves.

The JV game finished in a 1-1 tie.

No. Schuylkill-Tamaqua

In a match played on Monday night, Tamaqua turned in a 2-0 shutout of visiting North Schuylkill.

After a scoreless first half, Cesare Picone got the Raiders on the scoreboard midway through the second half. Just one minute later, Tamaqua tacked on its second goal when Martin Sedlock scored off a Jake Fegley assist.

Tamaqua had a 14-5 advantage in shots on goal and a 6-1 edge in corner kicks.

North Schuylkill goal keeper Stefan Smith had nine saves, while Tamaqua's Tyler Cimino had four stops.


Tied at 1-1 at halftime, Nativity scored four unanswered goals in a span of 15 minutes in the second half, en route to a 5-1 victory over Tamaqua.

Cruz Garcia and Connor Holohan scored two goals apiece for Nativity. Garcia also added two assists.

Tamaqua took the early 1-0 lead when Ben Miller found the back of the net off a pass from Martin Sedlock.

Nativity led in shots on goal (14-5) and corner kicks (3-2).

Tamaqua's Tyler Cimino had eight saves in goal, while Nativity's Jose Chagolla made two stops.

The JV game ended in a 1-1 tie.


Te Red Raiders picked up their first win of the season with a 3-2 victory over the Wreckers.

No information was received by THE TIMES NEWS.

New Covenant Christian School of Lebanon-Palmerton

Palmerton used two second half goals to post a 3-1 victory over New Convenant Christian School of Lebanon.

The win is Palmerton's first of the year (1-6).

Spencer Shigo, Gabe Scott and Austin Shupp notched goals for the Bombers, while Nick Fiouris added two assits.

For New Convenant Christian School of Lebanon (0-5-1), Mitch Kornhaus and Jon Kok scored a goal apiece.

Palmerton had a 16-4 advantage in shots and a 5-2 edge in corner kicks.

Cody Sigley had two stops in net for the Bombers, while Luke Cassel made 10 saves for New Covenant.


Blue Mountain-Marian

Blue Mountain received a 75 and a 76 from James Bromwell and Tyler Marcott respectively and went on to defeat Marian, 321-346 in non-league play.

Marian's Mike Gottstein, Josh Green and Eric Mason each shot an 86 to lead the Colts (9-2, 9-0).

Blue Mt. 321, Marian 346

BLUE MT. (321)

James Bromwell 75, Tyler Marcott 76, Jimmy Dietz 84, Adam Baer 86

MARIAN (346)

Mike Gottstein 86, Josh Green 86, Eric Mason 86, Mark Postupack 88

Played at Mahoning Valley, par 71

N. Schuylkill-Tamaqua

John Rittle shot a 77 and led North Schuylkill to a 322-396 golf victory over Tamaqua

Fellow Spartans Josh Lex and Jamie Anczarski chipped in with 81s.

The Raiders (3-9, 3-8) were paced by Mike Weinert's 85.

No. Schuylkill 322, Tamaqua 396


John Rittle 77, Josh Lex 81, Jamie Anczarski 81, Justine Paul/Anthony Marone/Carmen Cicioni 83


Mike Weinert 85, Travis Miller 98, Dakota McGeehan 106, Jackson George 107

Played at Villas Crossing, par 70


Stroudsburg beat up on Lehighton on the golf links Tuesday, winning by a score of 24-0.

Evan Choy and Yinni Korovesis each led the Mounties with a 75. PJ Salerno was the low man for the Indians with an 89.

Stroudsburg 24, Lehighton 0

Jim Catina (S) def. Jake Hoats, 3-0; Eric Balicik (S) def. PJ Salerno, 3-0; Riley Hogan (S) def. Nick Mantz, 3-0; Evan Choy (S) def. Alden Everett, 3-0; Yinni Korovesis (S) def. Jordan Knappenberger, 3-0; Alex Tretheway (S) def. Jayden Hensley, 3-0; Dom Violi (S) def. Darren Wanamaker, 3-0; Jeff Norris (S) def. Jesse Sabol, 3-0.

Played at Mahoning Valley, par 71


Jim Thorpe-Blue Mt.

Blue Mountain blanked Jim Thorpe (3-7) in non-league tennis play, 5-0.

Aubrey Able, Rebecca Lukarak and Anne Schu each posted singles victories for the Eagles.

Blue Mt. 5, Jim Thorpe 0


Aubrey Able (BM) def. Kasey Herman, 6-0, 6-0; Rebecca Lukarak (BM) def. Gabbie Binder, 6-0, 6-1; Anne Schu (BM) def. Haley Cope, 6-2, 7-5.


Alisha Hoffer/Priya Ranyarth (BM) def. Carly Marzen/Maria Donati, 6-0, 6-2; Lauren Haupt/Lucia Field (BM) def. Minke Pheiffer/Michalina Knopka, 6-3, 6-0.

ES North-Pleasant Vy.

Pleasant Valley shut out MVC foe East Stroudsburg North, 7-0.

The Bears' No. 2 and No. 3 singles players, Sara Elmontacir and Miranda Houchins, won in straight sets.

The doubles teams of Erin Dougherty/Michelle Ubbens and Kara Urland/Madison Olexson also won in straight sets.

Pleasant Valley 7, ES North 0


Lauren Heckelman (PV) def. Liz Burgos, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; Sara Elmontacir (PV) def. Sheila Solis, 6-0, 6-3; Miranda Houchins (PV) def. Erin McConnell, 6-1, 6-1.


Ariel McAphee/Fioni Fludd (PV) def. Kawana Paterson/Hasana Parham, 8-5; Erin Dougherty/Michelle Ubbens (PV) def. Syeda Chillious/Tarah Williams, 6-2, 7-5; Kara Urland/Madison Olexson (PV) def. Sam Lima/Stephany Perlaza, 6-1, 6-1; Aimee Sokolowski/Mackie Caffrey (PV) def. Gertrude Kibagendi/Juliana Joseph, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4.


Bloomsburg squeaked out a non-conference victory over Tamaqua, winning 3-2.

Nicki Mateyak and Sarah Zoba, the Raiders' No. 1 and No. 3 singles players respectively, posted the team's two wins on the day. Each player won in straight sets.

Bloomsburg 3, Tamaqua 2


Nicki Mateyak (T) def. Lea Rehm, 6-1, 7-5; Negan Knorr (B) def. Carly Fenstermacher, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1; Sarah Zoba (T) def. Olivia Fry, 7-6 (6-3), 6-3.


Kirstin Rabinowitz/Laura Sither (B) def. Taylor Urban/Vicky Krouse, 6-4, 6-3; Ivy-Rose Kramer/Lauryn Kenney (B) def. Laine Confer/Emily Hansler, 6-0, 6-1.


Sch. Haven-Jim Thorpe

Schuylkill Haven defeated Jim Thorpe in four games by final scores of 25-22, 25-12, 10-25, 25-22.

Alexandria Ventrella had three kills and seven blocks to lead Jim Thorpe, while Shannon Green tacked on five blocks and two aces. Riley Carroll (six assists) and Amanda Peetrin (four digs) also contributed for the Lady Olympians.

Jim Thorpe won the JV game, 25-14, 25-22.

Lehighton-ES South

East Stroudsburg South scored a straight set victory over Lehighton in MVC volleyball by scores of 25-20, 25-23, 25-24.

Tiff Thompson had 12 kills, four aces and five blocks for the Indians. Jackie Jordan added five kills and seven digs to back her up.

Lehighton is now 2-4 overall and 1-3 in the MVC.

The Cavs also won the JV game by scores of 25-17, 27-25.

Panther Vy.-Tamaqua

Panther Valley improved to 4-1 on the season with a three-game sweep of Tamaqua, 25-18, 25-23, 25-16.

Deanna Focht led the Panthers with eight kills and 11 service points. Amy Yusella and Chrissy Micholik notched seven kills and eight service points apiece, while Kristyn Gates added 10 service points.

Panther Valley also won the JV match, 25-22, 25-20.

PM West-Pleasant Vy.

Pleasant Valley cruised past Pocono Mountain West in three games, 25-11, 25-2, 25-11.

The win improves the Bears to 6-4 overall and 3-0 in the MVC.

Breanna Joseph once again led Pleasant Valley at the net with nine kills, while Courtney Miller, Samantha Jimenez and Paige Band added four kills apiece.

Setters Stephanie Schmitt and Kiersten Griesback dished off seven assists apiece, while MacKenzie Dorney added six digs.


Marian remained undefeated on the season (5-0) with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-15 win over Lourdes.

Marykate Sherkness led the Fillies with 15 kills, seven aces and five digs. Other key Marian contributors were: Joanna Butala (four kills, eight aces), Nikki Collevechio (five aces, 10 digs), Grace Boyle (seven kills) and Abby O'Donnell (27 assists, four digs).

Marian also won the JV match, 25-14, 25-22.

Weatherly-Williams Vy.

Weatherly got its second win of the season with a 25-14, 25-16, 25-19 victory over Williams Valley.

Sarah Dolinsky led the Wreckers (2-7) with nine kills, 21 digs and two blocks, while Alyssa Miller tallied seven kills, eight digs and four aces. Alicia Panzarella notched five kills and 24 digs and Jess Adamczyk recorded three kills, three blocks and six digs.

In the JV match, Williams Valley posted a 25-17, 25-18 victory.

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