JT tennis earns win
Palmerton's Kekoa Mook follows through after hitting a shot during Tuesday's Colonial League golf match. Mook was the Bombers' top golfer with an 83. Bob Ford/ TIMES NEWS
Jim Thorpe managed a tennis win, while Marian and Palmerton picked up victories on the golf course on Tuesday.
The Lady Olympians won their first tennis match of the season, as they defeated Pottsville 5-2.
Jim Thorpe took all five of the singles matches. Gabbie Binder, Bryanna Kehrli and Maria Donati each won in straight sets. Teammates Kasey Herman and Haley Cope both won in three sets.
Jim Thorpe 5, Pottsville 2
Gabbie Binder (JT) def. Rachel Shields, 6-4, 6-2; Kasey Herman (JT) def. Rebecca Ohnmacht, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0; Haley Cope (JT) def. Jenna Morrow, 6-7 (7-5), 7-5, 6-4; Bryanna Kehrli (JT) def. Caitlin Croley, 7-6 (7-3), 6-4; Maria Donati (JT) def. Megan McCord, 6-0, 6-2.
Rachel Shields/Caitlin Croley (P) def. Gabbie Binder/Kasey Herman, 6-1, 6-6 (injury default); Margo Rennick/Lexie Williamson (P) def. Ashley Balliet/Minke Pheiffer, 6-2, 6-1.
Pottsville's Bailey Roos fired a 76 to lead the Crimson Tide to a 318-448 Schuylkill League Division I match.
Joe Drasdis backed him up with a 76. Mike Helmer's 108 was the top score for the Olympians (0-2).
Pottsville 318, Jim Thorpe 448
Mike Helmer 108, Brett Luciana 109, Alex Steigerwalt 113, Nick Goldberg 118
Bailey Roos 76, Joe Drasdis 76, Kory McElvaney 80, Randy Rubright 83
Played at Hidden Valley Golf Course, par 72
Marian topped Weathely on the golf links, winning 321-429.
Marian's Josh Green fired a six-over 78 to be named the medalist on the day. Fellow Colts Chris Postupack (80), Eric Mason (81) and Mark Postupack 82 each shot in the low 80s to help in the winning effort.
Weatherly was paced by Josh Reimer's 104.
Marian 321, Weatherly 429
Josh Green 78, Chris Postupack 80, Eric Mason 81, Mark Postupack 82
Josh Reimer 104, Tanner Titus 107, Luke Figas 108, Garret Titus 110
Played at Mt. Laurel, par 72
Pen Argyl-Saucon Valley-Palmerton
Palmerton split in its Colonial League tri-match with Saucon Valley and Pen Argyl. The Bombers topped Pen Argyl while falling to Saucon Valley.
The Bombers claimed the medalist on the day. No. 1 Kekoa Mook fired an 83 to take the honors. Teammate Ryan Saylor was close behind with an 86.
Saucon's Nick Johns (86) and Ethan Gaither (88), along with Pen Argyl's Eric Tinny (89), were the only other players to shoot in the 80s.
Saucon Valley 466, Palmerton 482, Pen Argyl 516
Nick Johns 86, Ethan Gaither 88, Alex Butrie 94, Nate Kologie 97, Ryan Kologie 101
Kekoa Mook 83, Ryan Saylor 86, Casey Cook 100, Ty Haluko 105, Charles Debski 108
Eric Tinney 89, Zane Pagotto 103, Anthony Polizzi 106, Nick DeJesso 108, Dante Palan 110
Played at Blue Ridge, par 72
Hamburg had all four of its players shoot in the 70s and went on to defeat Tamaqua with ease, 312-396 in non-league golf action.
Ryan Miller led all scorers with a 77.
Tamaqua's Derek Cinicola was the only Blue Raiders to break 100. He finished with a 90.
Hamburg 312, Tamaqua 396
Ryan Smith 77, Austin Manmiller 78, Cameron Keener 78, Ian Vantroba 79
Derek Cinicola 90, CJ Schellhammer 100, Scott Zellner 102, Matt Stanek 104
Played at Perry Golf Course, par 70