Raiders, Colts open with golf victories
Tamaqua and Marian opened the 2012 scholastic golf season with victories on Thursday.
Tamaqua rolled to a 377-463 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.
The Blue Raiders' Mike Weinert led all golfers with a medalist score of 78.
Brett Luicana paced the Olympians with a score of 106.
Mike Weinert 78, Troy Reinhardt 86, Matt Stanek 92, Derek Cinicola 101
JIM THORPE 463
Brett Luicana 106, Will Kovolenko 111, James Marks 120, Josh Abbot 126
Played at Villas Crossing, par 70
Marian posted a 308-387 Schuylkill League victory over host Nativity.
The Colts' Eric Mason grabbed medalist honors with a match low score of 75.
Teammate Mike Gottstein (77), Josh Green (77) and Mark Postupack (79) all shot rounds under 80 to help seal the Colts' win.
Tom Horvath led the Hill Toppers with an 88.
Eric Mason 75, Mike Gottstein 77, Josh Green 77, Mark Postupack 79
Tom Horvath 88, Lucas Moyer 95, Dane Wanser 99, Matt Monderewich 105
Played at Schuylkill Country Club, par 72
Lehighton dropped matches to both Pocono Mountain East and Stroudsburgin in a Mountain Valley Conference tri-match.
The Indians fell by the score of 499-648 to the Cardinals and suffered a 485-658 setback to the Mounties.
The Mounties' Eric Balcik had medalist honors with a 77.
Alden Everett paced the Indians with a team-low score of 90.
Eric Balcik 77, Jarrad Choy 80, Evan Choy 81, Brian Thornton 82, Nolan Schutzer 82, Will Caraballo 83
PM EAST 499
Taylor Hosdach 78, Zack Vonzupp 81, Ryan O'Malley 83, Tyler Ruvane 84, Steven Ducey 86, Billy Durkin 87
Alden Everett 90, Jesse Sable 101, Jordan Knappenberger 106, Nick McGeehan 115, Zack Bowman 120, Jeff Horwith 126
Played at Buck Hill Falls, par 70