Indians record boys, girls soccer wins
Lehighton's boys and girls posted non-league soccer victories over Northern Lehigh to highlight Saturday scholastic sports card.
The Pirates swept the Olympians, 5-0.
Haley Cope had the closest set in singles for the Olympians as she picked up four games in her first set at No. 3 singles.
With the loss, Jim Thorpe drops 3-10 on the season.
Palisades 5, Jim Thorpe
Madeline Newsome (P) def. Kasey Herman 6-1, 6-2; Lizzie Sessinger (P) def. Bryanna Kehrli 6-2, 6-1; Emma Spies (P) def. Haley Cope 6-4, 6-0.
Christy Eichlin/Celia LaPorta (P) def. Maria Donati/Minke Pheiffer 6-2, 6-3; Kaitlyn Swartz/Julie Samuels (P) def. Ashley Balliet/Michalina Konopka 6-2, 6-0.
Allentown Central Catholic rolled to a 7-0 non-league victory over Tamaqua.
The best finish for Tamaqua came at number one singles while Nicole Mateyak took her opponent to the limit in the first set, before dropping it in a tiebreak.
Central Catholic 7, Tamaqua 0
Linda Nguyen (ACC) def. Nicole Mateyak 7-6 (7-3), 6-0; Josie Airoldi (ACC) def. Sarah Zoba 6-2, 6-1; Jen Hildebrant (ACC) def. Vicky Krouse 6-0, 6-1.
Elise Tschudy/Logan Koval (ACC) def. Makia Stocker/Olivia Morrison 8-3 (pro-set); Bronte Grigoruk/Beth DiGiacomo (ACC) def. Morgan Miller/Carly Fenstermacher 6-0, 6-2; Hannah Pruzinsky/Marina Zardet (ACC) def. Beth Kistler/Brooke DeHart 6-0, 6-0.
The Olympians lit up the scoreboard in a non-league victory over Catasauqua, 12-1.
Corey Ligenza's performance was stellar, as he scored four goals to lead the offense. Dalton Becker was also outstanding, scoring a hat trick for the Olympians. Anthony Pavia had two goals, while his three teammates, Benny Mazzella, Steve Principe and Mike Principe all had a goal and two assists. Nick Montanaro ended the scoring for the winners with the game's final tally.
Justin Kaminski stopped seven shots for the the Olympians.
Lehighton's Anthony Rossino and Cole Christman both scored goals in a 2-0 non-league win over Northern Lehigh.
Derek Berger had an assist on Christman's score in the second half to add the insurance.
The game proved to be tightly-contested, as the Tribe (5-3) held a slim 12-11 edge in shots on goal. Geoff Ebbert had seven saves for the winners while Nathaniel Rex stopped five for the 'Dawgs.
Blue Mountain used two second half goals to pull away from Palmerton for a 3-0 non-conference victory.
Bryant Penberth paced the Blue Eagles by scoring a goal in each half.
Palmerton (3-7) outshot Blue Mountain 8-7, while also held a 4-2 edge in penalty corners.
The Blue Bombers' keeper Rich Roselli finished with six saves. Blue Mountain's Jake Gillespie grabbed seven saves to record the shutout win.
Pleasant Valley and William Allen battled through a pair of overtimes, but still ended in a 0-0 non-league tie.
Zach Fuls had two saves for the Bears as both teams managed only two shots on goal.
Pleasant Valley's record moves to 7-1-1 on the season.
In a non-league soccer match-up, the Blue Raiders had their hands full as they were dealt a 5-1 loss at the hands of Hamburg.
Despite a 0-0 deadlock at the break, the scoreboard lit up in the second with the visitors commanding the lead.
Roland and Freeman each scored two goals for the winners.
For the Raiders, Ty Hinkle got the lone goal off an assist from Steven Balliet.
Hamburg held a decisive 26-6 edge in shots on goal.
MMI edged Weatherly for a 1-0 non-conference win.
The Preppers' Alex Haber scored the game's lone goal.
Weatherly drops to 1-6 on the season.
Palmerton dropped a 2-0 decision to Pocono Mountain East in a non-league game.
Laura O'Malley and Kelly Ramsdale each scored for the winners.
Pen Argyl scored a goal in each half to pull out a 2-0 Colonial League field hockey win over Northwestern.
Lacey Hempler scored each of the goals for Pen Argyl.
The Green Knights outshot the Lady Tigers 11-3. Northwestern goalie Laura Kotula had six saves.
Archbishop John Carroll-Lehighton
Archbishop John Carroll got the best of Lehighton for a 4-3 non-conference victory at Iron Lakes.
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Easton came out on top with a 534-539 non-conference win over Pleasant Valley at Indian Mountain Golf Course.
Ryan Adamonis led the Bears with an 81.
Easton 534, Pleasant Valley 539
Ryan Adamonis 81, Elliot Custred 83, Jeff Olah 89, Logan Beck 93, Tom Dixon 96, Craig Roberts 97
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Erin Dougherty's second half goal lifted Weatherly to a 2-1 win over Jim Thorpe.
The Wreckers' Alexis Boyarski scored a goal in the first half that saw the two teams battle to a 1-1 tie. Autumn Cope had the Olympians' goal.
Weatherly held a 16-15 edge in shots. Weatherly's Rebecca Cressman and Jim Thorpe's Kali Coll both had 13 saves in goal.
Tamaqua cruised to a 5-1 non-league victory over Hamburg.
Kailee Rottet had a huge day with four goals for the Raiders. Brynn Lehatto added the other score off an assist from Rottet.
The Raiders (8-3-1, 4-1-1), outshot Hamburg 16-8 in the game. Carly Sassaman stopped seven shots in the Tamaqua goal.
Lehighton doubled up on Northern Lehigh for a 4-2 non-league win.
The Indians' Allison Andrews scored a hat trick on the day while teammate Megan Pomposello added the other goal.
Erika Krawchuk scored the Bulldogs' first goal off an asssist from Lexi Merkle. Rachel Pappas chipped in with an unassisted goal.
The Indians outshot the Bulldogs 36-25 on the day.
Kayla Troutman finished with 13 saves in front of the Indians' net while Bulldogs' keeper Brook Seyler ended up with 18 saves.
Lehighton (1-9 overall) earned its first win of the season. Northern Lehigh slips to 2-7.
Pleasant Valley defeated Whitehall in a non-conference match.
The Bears dropped the first game, 16-25, before rallying for three straight wins, 25-19, 25-17 and 25-16.
Pleasant Valley's Courtney Miller had a career high 18 kills in the win and also added eight blocks. The Bears' Mackenzie Dorney had a career high 25 digs to spearhead the defense. Kiersten Griesback also had a notable showing with 15 assists.
With the win, Pleasant Valley improves to 12-1 on the season.
MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Lehighton remained undefeated with a 16-6 win over Pius X.
The Indians' touchdowns came on a 70-yard run by Jahmir Spencer and a 52-yard pass from Gavin Zehner to Seth Keiser. The two-point conversions came on a Nick Skrimcofsky pass to Keiser and a Skrimcofsky run.
Lehighton is 3-0 on the season.