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Raiders, Olympians post sweeps

  • bob ford/times news Marian's Philip Marzen led his team with a sixth place finish.
    bob ford/times news Marian's Philip Marzen led his team with a sixth place finish.
Published October 11. 2012 05:02PM

Tamaqua and Jim Thorpe both picked up sweeps in cross country action on Wednesday afternoon.


Marian-North Schuylkill-Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe swept North Schuylkill and Marian in a three-team Schuylkill League meet. Marian fell to North Schuylkill, 18-43.

Christian Fields was the highest finishing boy for Jim Thorpe, coming in third overall with a time of 18:51. Philip Marzen was the top runner from Marian, coming in sixth overall.

In the girls meet, Jim Thorpe fell to North Schuylkill but defeated Marian. Marian fell to North Schuylkill, 15-50.

Courtney Capper was the top runner for Jim Thorpe, finishing second overall with a time of 23:10. Molly Balliet was the top runner for Marian, coming in sixth overall.


Jim Thorpe 27, North Schuylkill 32

Jim Thorpe 17, Marian 46

North Schuylkill 18, Marian 43

1. Brendan Shearn 16:49 (NS), 2. Devin Mashack 18:26 (NS), 3. Christian Fields 18:51 (JT), 4. Jon Condly (JT), 5. Jacob Saxon (JT), 6. Philip Marzen (M), 7. Alex Weisbeck (NS), 8. Zach Nace (JT), 9. Jake McGeehan (JT), 10. Jain Jentele (JT), 11. Bob Taylor (JT), 12. Evan Brouse (NS), 13. Trent Coufman (NS), 14. Nathan Fields (JT), 15. Nick Holeck (M).


North Schuylkill 19, Jim Thorpe 41

Jim Thorpe 15, Marian 50

North Schylkill 15, Marian 50

1. Abby Warner 21:39 (NS), 2. Courtney Capper 23:10 (JT), 3. Vanessa Zimmerman 23:40 (NS), 4. Brook Ennis (NS), 5. Maura Gownley (NS), 6. Molly Balliet (M), 7. Jessica Weneskie (NS), 8. Eliza Schelly (NS), 9. Lindsey Cappers (JT), 10. Bre Gehres (JT), 11. Taylor Tonelis (JT), 12. Kayla Volinsly (NS), 13. Anna Marie Fiducia (JT), 14. Emily Ruffa (JT), 15. Terry Loyd (JT).


Tamaqua swept the boys and girls meets against Weatherly in Schuylkill League action.

In the boys meet, Tamaqua took the top three spots, with Dustin Sabol, Zach Olivaria and Andrew Tite going one-two-three. Luke Haas was the first boy for Weatherly, coming in fourth overall with a time of 21:42.

Tamaqua also took the top three spots in the girls meet, with Chelsea Frantz, Emily Bumblusky and Marla Streisel sweeping the podium. Lindsay Douglas was the first girl for Weatherly, coming in fourth overall with a time of 26:42.

Tamaqua also won the JV meet against Weatherly, 23-37.


Tamaqua 18, Weatherly 37

1. Dustin Sabol (T) 20:23, 2. Zach Olivaria (T) 21:04, 3. Andrew Tite (T) 21:40, 4. Luke Haas (W), 5. David Frederick (T), 6. Brett Kelly (W), 7. Steven Matukonis (T), 8. Alex Sirkot, 9. Cody Hoffman (W), 10. Jordynn Fatzinger (T), 11. Bobby Gillot (W), 12. Matt Stahler (T), 13. Shane Baddick (T), 14. Michael Embick (W), 15.Dillon Bizzare (W).


Tamaqua 17, Weatherly 43

1. Chelsea Frantz 25:45 (T), 2. Emily Bumbulsky 26:09 (T), 3. Marla Streisel 26:10 (T), 4. Lindsay Douglas (W), 5. Alexandra Miller (T), 6. Melanie Kostecky (T), 7. Victoria Labar (T), 8. Katlin Vack (W), 9. Kayla Craver (W), 10. Kim Harrisson (W), 11. Stefanie Gensure (T), 12. Shelby Schlaven (W).


Tamaqua 23, Weatherly 37

1. Paul Eckert 13:14 (W), 2. Adam Melniak 13:20 (T), 3. Brad Clemson 13:41 (T), 4. Dakota Boyer (T), 5. Shane Coll (W), 6. Kailee Carroll (T), 7. Chris McNeal (W), 8. NIcole Wasserlen (T), 9. Zeke Wassell (T), 10. Jennete Kabana (T), 11. Evan Kunkle (W), 12. Isacc Miller (T), 13. Devon Berger (W), 14. Ariamma Ryden (T). 15. Zach Peiser (W).


Palmerton-Pen Argyl

Pen Argyl played a complete game to easily defeat Palmeton, 6-2 in Colonial League action.

Brianna Bush and Julia Paulinho scored the two goals for Palmerton. Kaylee Haskins made eight saves for the Bombers in the contest.


Northwestern defeated Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg, 5-2, in a Colonial League game.

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Jim Thorpe-Williams Vy.

Williams Valley remained unbeaten with a 5-2 victory over Jim Thorpe.

In a non-league battle between the Schuylkill League Division I champ (Jim Thorpe) and the Schuylkill League Division 2 champ (Williams Valley), it was a big second half by the Vikings that decided the outcome.

Williams Valley (18-0) got a hat trick from Collin Harrison and scored four times in the second half to snap a 1-1 tie.

Dalton Becker and Matt Rich scored goals for the Olympians (14-3). Steven Principe had an assist.

Jim Thorpe goalie Justin Kaminski made 25 saves.

No. Lehigh-Catasauqua

Northern Lehigh built a 4-0 halftime lead and pulled away to defeat Catasauqua, 5-0 in Colonial League action.

Aaron Harding had two goals and two assists for Northern Lehigh, while Zebulon Shiffert added another goal and two assists. Nathaniel Rex made eight saves for Northern Lehigh in the contest.


Northwestern used a strong second half to defeat Notre Dame (E.S.), 8-0 in Colonial League play.

Boston Furjanic had two goals for Northwestern. Brandon Herb and Matt Strickland also added a goal and an assist for the Tigers. Northwestern had 19 shots to Notre Dame's one.



Hazleton defeated Tamaqua in five sets, 23-25, 23-25, 25-22, 25-13, 15-13 in non-confernece play.

Rylee Devlin had 16 service points, eight aces, five kills and five digs for Tamaqua. Carly Trovinger added 10 service points and 21 assists for the Blue Raiders.

Hazleton also won the JV game, 2-0.



Catasauqua defeated Northwestern, 2-0 in a Colonial League game.

Northwestern got 11 saves from Julie Dietrich. With the loss, Northwestern falls to 0-14-1 on the season.

Catasauqua also won the JV game, 3-1.


Lehighton-ES South

Led by Jahmir Spencer 11 tackles and a sack, Lehighton recorded its third shutout of the season, 18-0, over East Stroudsburg South.

Nick Skrincosky also had a sack and Seth Keiser a fumble recovery for the Indians (6-0).

Spencer also scored the game's first touchdown on a 38 yard run. Cody Scherer provided the next two scores on a five-yard pass to Skrincosky and a 42 yard strike to Gavin Zehner.

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