Bombers, Bears pick up mat wins
bob ford/times news Lehighton's Connor Frey (right) takes down Nick Price of Pocono Mountain East during their 160-pound bout. Frey went on to post a 6-0 decision.
Palmerton and Pleasant Valley picked up wrestling wins, while the Jim Thorpe girls got their first basketball win on Wednesday night.
Notre Dame -Northwestern
Mike Williams scored a forfeit in the last bout of the Colonial League match to lift Notre Dame over the top for a 37-32 win over host Northwestern.
The Tigers built themselves as much as a 17-0 lead to start things off then rebounded to take a 32-21 lead with four matches to go. The Crusaders took advantage of bonus points and a Dennis Atiyeh pin to pull out the win.
The Tigers' Jarrett White (120), Mitchell Evans (160) and Mike Ortiz (170) all scored pins for wins. Quentin Bernhard added a tech fall at 113.
Notre Dame (GP) 37, Northwestern 32
106 - Anthony DiCataldo (NW) won by forfeit
113 - Quentin Bernhard (NW) tech. fall Dominic Fonte in 5:28
120 - Jarrett White (NW) pinned Jordan Belisaire in 1:04
126 - Preston Wiedner (ND) dec. Jason Hottinger, 7-5
132 - David Reif (ND) pinned Hanny Awadallah in 1:44
138 - Seever Hoyak (ND) won by forfeit
145 - Reese Cornish (ND) pinned Cole Moyer in 4:20
152 - Andrew Sorensen (NW) dec. Michael Reif, 5-3
160 - Mitchell Evans (NW) pinned Scott Maldanado in 2:26
170 - Mike Ortiz (NW) pinned Dean Fedrizzi in :55
182 - Sean Williams (ND) major dec. Alex Russo, 10-0
195 - Double forfeit
220 - Dennis Atiyeh (ND) pinned Jacob Murray in :30
285 - Mike Williams (ND) won by forfeit
Pocono Mountain East handed Lehighton a 55-15 Mountain Valley Conference setback.
Tegan Durishin (113), Connor Frey (160) and James Scott (220) all scored decisions for the Indians.
Pocono Mountain East 55, Lehighton 15
106 - Zack Kemmerer (L) won by forfeit
113 - Tegan Durishin (L) dec. Mark Jordan, 4-1
120 - Daniel Ferrara (PME) won by forfeit
126 - Andrew Nicosia (PME) pinned Anthony Farano in 3:25
132 - Daniel Johnson (PME) major dec. Josh Gornick, 10-0
138 - James Palys (PME) pinned Chris Bosco in :23
145 - Joseph Fiore (PME) tech. fall Dustin Koons, 16-1 (5:25)
152 - Mohamed Moustafa (PME) major dec. Domink Mystkowski, 13-2
160 - Connor Frey (L) dec. Nick Price, 6-0
170 - Patrick Rygula (PME) pinned Dylan Flexer in 5:45
182 - Ernest Fogle (PME) pinned Dan Borger in :22
195 - Celso Clemente (PME) pinned Marques Spencer in :57
220 - James Scott (L) dec. Robert Craig, 5-0
285 - Elan John (PME) won by forfeit
The Blue Bombers took advantage of five forfeits to give the Pirates a 41-33 Colonial League setback.
Palmerton put together a six-match win streak when Josh Evans opened up with a forfeit win and took a 30-0 lead before Palisades stormed back.
Dillon Masinger, Joey Bubble and Zac Graver managed wins for the Bombers in matches that were wrestled.
Palmerton 41, Palisades 33
106 - Jacob Wasser (Palis) pinned Brandon Traugher in 1:01
113 - Tyler Martin (Palis) pinned Dan Russo in 3:17
*120 - Josh Evans (Palm) won by forfeit
126 - Damien Fink (Palm) won by forfeit
132 - Dillon Masington (Palm) dec. Nick Sanders, 4-0
138 - Travis Stroup (Palm) won by forfeit
145 - Zack Christman (Palm) won by forfeit
152 - Joey Bubble (Palm) dec. Christian Gretzinger, 4-2
160 - Randall Jennings (Palis) pinned Shane Grohotolski in3:50
170 - Zac Graver (Palm) tech fall Abraham Davenport 19-4 (5:50)
182 - James Kelleher (Palis) pinned Jake Christman in 1:52
195 - Joe Rossi (Palis) pinned Rae Washington in 3:23
220 - Mike Rostkowski (Palis) dec Skyler Rosenberry, 5-4
285 - Andrew Strauss (Palm) by forfeit
* match started at 120
ES North-Pleasant Vy.
The Bears took advantage of nine falls to rack up a 75-3 win over the Timberwolves in a Mountain Valley Conference match.
Bale Brannon, Joshua Perry, Joell Toledo, Jalil Aldridge, Dominik Socha, Zachary Gutierrez, Nick Ammirato, Dominck Ammirato and Mike Benner all won by falls.
Pleasant Vy. 75, ES North 3
106 - Jason Jacobi (PV) maj dec. Nate Caraballo, 12-3
113 - Amber Moeck (PV) won by forfeit
120 - Kenny Yanovich (PV) won by forfeit
126 - Anthony McCue (PV) tech fall Justin Tripoli 18-2
132 - Bale Brannon (PV) pinned Angel Brazdzionis in 3:15
138 - Joshua Perry (PV) pinned Eddy Camara in 1:15
145 - Joell Toledo (PV) pinned Mat Pizanie in 1:51
152 - Jared Stevens (ESN) dec. Garrett Gouger, 10-7
160 - Jalil Aldridge (PV) pinned Robert Goetz in 1:21
170 - Dominik Socha (PV) pinned Cesar Velazquez in 1:41
182 - Zachary Gutierrez (PV) pinned Gregory DeSilva in 1:32
195 - Nick Ammirato (PV) pinned Sha-quan Seals in :47
*220 - Dominick Ammirato (PV) pinned Raynell Peacock in :39
285 - Mike Benner (PV) pinned Avery Ammerman in :37
* match started at 220
MMI Prep-Jim Thorpe
Jim Thorpe (1-1) jumped out early and never looked back to run away with a 51-35 victory over MMI Prep.
Nikki Ennis scored all 12 of her points on three-pointers in the first half to lead the Olympians. Rebecca Cressman hit double digits with 10 points.
The Preppers' Kristen Purcell led all scorers with a game-high 14 points. Rachel Stanziola hit double figures with 10.
Purcell 5-2-6-14, Stanziola 5-0-1-10, Carrato 2-0-0-4, Shearer 2-0-2-4, Karchner 0-0-4-0, Klesh 1-1-2-3. TOTALS: 15-3-15-35.
Hassler 0-0-0-0, Doughty 0-1-2-1, Beard 0-0-0-0, Cope 0-0-0-0, Condly 3-3-8-9, Ennis 4-0-0-12, Hoffman 0-0-0-0, Rusbarsky 1-0-3-2, Cressman 3-4-6-10, Becker 3-3-5-9, Bush 2-0-1-4, Shigo 1-2-2-4. TOTALS: 17-13-27-51.
MMI 2 9 10 14 - 35
JT 18 12 13 8 - 51
Three-pointers: JT - Ennis 4; MMI - Purcell 2.
Jr. High Basketball
Tamaqua posted a 45-30 win over Panther Valley.
The Blue Raiders' Zac Coleman had a game-high 16 points, while Cullen Murphy just missed double figures with nine.
Nate Miller led the Panthers with 14 points.
Tamaqua's 8th grade basketball team moved to 2-0 on the season defeating Panther Valley, 33-12.
Dylan Woods and Al Verta each had six points to lead Tamaqua, while Anthony Maholick had six for the Panthers.
Tamaqua recorded a 40-13 victory over Panther Valley.
Leading the Raiders (1-0) was Thad Zuber, who scored 16 points. Aaron Wargula added 12 points.