Pleasant Valley's soccer, tennis teams pick up wins
Bob Ford/times news Lehighton's Parker David slides safely into second base during Thursday's game against Palmerton. Taking the late throw is the Bombers' Aaron Cook.
Pleasant Valley continued its early season success in both boys tennis and girls soccer on Thursday.
Lehighton edged Palmerton in a non-league game, 4-3.
The Indians scored a run in four straight innings from the third to the sixth to gain the victory.
Jacen Nalesnik had a triple and an RBI and Josh Kern had a double and an RBI for Lehighton (3-0).
Tanner Gutenkust had three hits for Palmerton (0-3). Mike Horvath, Aaron Cook and CJ Cressman all chipped in two hits.
Palmerton 002 100 0 - 3 4 3
Lehighton 001 111 x - 4 10 2
Saylor and Sander; Farano, David (5) and Nalesnik. W - David L - Saylor.
Minersville 13 runs in first three innings helped knock off visiting Panther Valley 13-2.
The Panthers Nick McArdle had a triple for the Panthers and Thad Ogozalek had their only two RBI's on a triple in the third inning.
The Miners did their damage on Panther errors scoring twice in the first and second on PV misfortune.
Panther Valley 002 00 - 2 3 5
Minersville 454 0x - 13 8 1
Gallagher, McArdle (2), King (4), and Black; Kapinetz, Weachock (4), and Fritz
Marian used a 14-run fourth inning to get the non-league win over Pocono Mountain West, 16-1.
Lindsay Nemeth guided the Fillies on the mound, pitching all four innings and striking out seven.
Marian's Jeanne Cannon had a single, triple and five runs scored. Alexis Makowic added two hits and Ashton Galasso's two-run double ended the game for the Fillies.
PM West 001 00 - 1 2 3
Marian 011 (14) - 16 9 1
Keiper and Tietraffea; Nemeth and Hill. W - Nemeth L - Keiper.
Stroudsburg breezed to a 6-0 win over Lehighton in Mountain Valley Conference action.
Five different Mounties scored a goal led by Kate Shaw who knocked in two.
Lehighton drops to 0-2 while Stroudsburg improves to 4-0.
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Pleasant Valley blanked East Stroudsburg South in Mountain Valley Conference soccer action, 2-0.
The Bears dominated the Cavaliers on defense allowing them just two shots on goal.
Pleasant Valley managed 10 shots on net. Dianna Connor led the PV charge with a goal and an assist while Emily Schlogle scored the other goal.
Jim Thorpe downed Tamaqua, 4-1.
The Olympians' Corey Ligenza and Kyle Bacher picked up singles wins.
Tyler Krell was the lone winner for the Raiders.
Jim Thorpe 4. Tamaqua 1
Corey Ligenza (JT) def. Joseph Binder (T) 6-0, 7-5; Tyler Krell (T) def. Kyle Lawrence (JT) 0-6, 6-3, 6-1. Kyle Bacher (JT) def. CJ Shellhamer (T) 6-4, 6-0.
Shane Bleicher/Otto Becker (JT) def. Scott Zellner/Christian Gardiner (T) 1-6, 6-2, 6-0; Zack Nace/Brandon Huffman (JT) def. Sam DePue/Ed Krell (T) 6-0, 6-2.
PM East-Pleasant Valley
Pleasant Valley continued its undefeated season, scoring a 5-2 Mountain Valley Conference win over Pocono Mountain East.
The Bears' Vince Voulo, Jon White, amd Jon Walmach swept singles action to help gain the victory.
The Bears improved to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the MVC.
Pleasant Valley 5, PM East 2
Vince Voulo (PV) def. Max Kenny (PME) 6-7, 6-3, 1-1 (Inj); Jon White (PV) def. Zach VonZup (PME) 6-3, 6-3; Jon Walmach (PV) def. Saif Kaleem (P) 6-1, 6-2.
Kevin Wotring/Stephen Ellis (PME) def. Noah Soltis (PV) 8-7 proset; Kyle Tamaraz/Lou Bravo (PV) def. Andrew O'Malley/Bryan Abrams (PME) 6-2, 6-3; Reed Halteman/Kyler Ruvane (PME) def. Stevie Berry/Mike Hughard (PV) 6-4, 6-1; James Osinski/Jeff Olah (PV) def. Steven Duecy/Subail Kaleem (PME) 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.
Saucon Valley swept singles and doubles action to come away with a 5-0 Colonial League win over Palmerton.
Saucon Valley 5, Palmerton 0
Gavin Coyne (SV) def. Tyler Snyder (P) 6-2,6-2; Nate Schriffert (SV) def. Kevin Dayton (P) 7-6, 6-1; David Bertz (SV) def. Rich Roselli (P) 6-4, 6-2.
David Mason/Atsuro Nakajima (SV) def. Spencer Shigo/Tony Gardo 5-7, 6-4, 6-4; Niko Hahalis/Enk Gross (SV) def. Hunter Roberts/Trsiten Ahner (P) 8-3 proset.
Pocono Mountain West picked up a 6-1 win over Lehighton in Mountain Valley Conference tennis action.
Justin Ziegenfus was the lone winner for the Indians, beating Armandeed Sharma in straight sets at No. 3 singles.
PM West 6, Lehighton 1
Collin Strunk (PMW) def. Peter Phelan (L) 6-0, 6-0; Isaiah Torres (PMW) def. James Sverchek (L) 4-6, 7-5, 7-0; Justin Ziegenfuss (L) def. Amandeed Sharma (PMW) 6-1, 6-0.
Dan Alcivar/Garretr Voorhees (PMW) def. Kurt Heideck/Mike Perkins 8-4 proset; Joe Princetta/Oscar Orlowski (PMW) def. Steph Slaw/Graham Strauss (L) 6-7, 6-2, 6-0; Rezwane Sarker/Justine Gladstone (PMW) def. Emily Cerimele/Chris Windbeck (L) 0-6, 6-2, 6-1; Lucas Mercado/Jair Guardia (PMW) def. Emily Shelly/Lauren Burrows (L) 6-0 6-2.