Fillies, Panthers get volleyball wins
bob ford/times news Weatherly's Kirsten Ursta (13) tries to go around the block attempt by Marian's Sophie Myers.
Marian and Panther Valley rolled to straight-game victories in volleyball action on Thursday.
Marian got the best of Weatherly for a 25-6, 25-10, 25-8 Schuylkill League win.
Abby O'Donnell led the Fillies with 19 assists, seven aces, one kills and one blocks. Abigail Stankewitch followed with nine kills and two blocks. Grace Boyle added seven digs, three aces and two kills while Emily Pilla contributed eight kills, two digs and one ace.
Marian improves to 2-0 overall and 2-0 in the league.
Pine Grove-Panther Valley
Panther Valley remained undefeated on the season with a 25-15, 25-13, 25-21 Schuylkill League win over Pine Grove.
Jamey Mikovich led the Panthers' attack with 10 kills, sevens blocks, seven digs, five service points and three aces. Marley Mikovich followed with 14 service points, four kills and two aces. Teammates Kelsey Van Horn (10 service points, eight assists, four kills, four aces) and Jessica Wiese (eight service points, three kills, two aces) lent a helping hand in the Panthers' victory.
In the JV game, Pine Grove posted a 25-15, 25-21 victory over Panther Valley.
Blue Mountain defeated the Lady Raiders in straight sets, 25-10, 25-9, 25-19.
Carly Trovinger led Tamaqua with seven assists, four kills and five digs, while teammate Alexis Baddick had five kills and two blocks.
Blue Mountain also won in the JV game, 2-0.
Jim Thorpe-No. Schuylkill
North Schuylkill pulled out a win over the Lady Olympians, 25-17, 26-24, 19-25, 25-20.
For Jim Thorpe, Riley Carroll had 17 assists, five kills and eight digs. Makenzie Walck added six kills and two blocks. Erin Shigo had 21 digs, four kills and three aces. Dara Conte contributed 11digs and three aces, while Nicole Nace had six kills and an ace.
Palmerton blanked Wilson for a 4-0 Colonial League victory.
Austin Shupp paced the Blue Bombers with two goals, while Devon Santos and Adam Moyer contributed single scores. Teammates Logan Blasiak and Ryan Roberts had assists.
Bombers keeper Rich Roselli grabbed five saves.
Palmerton improves to 1-1 in the league this season.
Saucon Valley-No. Lehigh
Joe Schuyler's hat trick sparked Saucon Valley to a 6-0 Colonial League win over Northern Lehigh.
The Panthers' Mike Vidal, Misha Bilous and Connor Simpson added single scores.
The goalkeepers proved to be busy, as Nolehi's Nate Rex had 10 saves and his counterpart Matt Smith had nine.
Saucon Valley moves to 2-0 in the league, while Northern Lehigh slips to 0-2.
Southern Lehigh and Northwestern played to a scoreless Colonial League tie.
The Tigers couldn't cash in on any of their 10 shots, while the Spartans were held scoreless on eight attempts.
Northwestern keeper Kyle Bellhorn and Southern Lehigh's Ryan Harding both earned shutouts.
The Tigers are 0-1-1 in the league this season.
Six different players scored as Tamaqua rolled to a 6-0 non-conference win over Columbia Montour Vo-Tech.
Morgan Boyle, Hanna Zoba, Lynn Kistler, Kaleigh Rabenold and Rachel Jones all scored first-half goals for the Blue Raiders. Tanisha Farber added the second-half score.
Carly Sassaman posted two saves in front of the Blue Raiders' net.
Tamaqua improves to 2-2 overall on the season.
No. Lehigh-Saucon Valley
Saucon Valley raced out to a 7-0 lead at halftime of its Colonial League girls soccer game adn won by that score.
The Lady Panthers outshot Northern Lehigh 14-7 with Brook Seyler totalling seven saves.
Seven different Panthers scored for the winners, with Paige Jones scoring one of them and tacking on two assists.
The Lady Bombers dropped a hard-fought Colonial League soccer game to Wilson in double overtime, 5-4, off a Kali Grelle goal in the second extra session.
With the score knotted at three-apiece at halftime, both teams notched scores in the second half, setting up the post-regulation periods. After one scoreless frame, Grelle booted the game-winner.
For Palmerton, Brinn Doherty scored two goals and added an assist. Monica Wood scored twice. Sommer Klotz assisted one of the team's goals.
Wilson got a hat trick from Grelle.
Sch. Haven-Jim Thorpe
Schuylkill Haven beat Jim Thorpe by scoring two goals in each half to earn a 4-2 victory.
Rileigh Evitts paced the Hurricanes with two goals, while Kelsey Sisko and Jodie Mattern followed with single scores. Teammate Andrea Slotterback was credited with the assist on Evitt's second goal.
The Olympians' Cat Condly and Rebecca Cressman each posted second-half scores.
Alyssa Smith finished with 11 saves for the Olympians.
The Lady Tigers and Lady Spartans tied 1-1 in their Colonial League soccer game.
No other information was provided to the TIMES NEWS at press time.
On Wednesday, Tamaqua was handed a 4-1 nonconference setback from the likes of Kutztown.
Cassie Zettlemoyer led the Cougars with a hat trick, while Madi VanDuren added a goal.
Rachel Jones posted the Blue Raiders' lone goal in the first half.
Carly Sassaman finished with 11 saves for Tamaqua.
The Blue Raiders fall to 1-2.
The Lady Olympians fell, 5-0 to Allentown Central Catholic a nonleague match.
The Olympians' Haley Cope battled to a 7-5, 6-3 loss to Beth DiGiacomo.
With the loss, Jim Thorpe falls to 3-4.
ACC 5, Jim Thorpe 0
Marena Zardet (ACC) def. Gabbie Binder 6-2, 6-0; Sabrina Edward (ACC) def. Bryanna Kehrli 6-0, 6-4; Beth DiGiacomo (ACC) def. Haley Cope 7-5, 6-3.
Hannah Pryzinsky/Serma Buberneck (ACC) def. Maria Donati/Minke Pheiffer 6-2, 6-3; Kathleen Stamos/Logan Koral (ACC) def. Hope Damian/Emily Layden 6-3, 6-3.
After dropping their last two matches, teh Colts beat Weatherly, 345-404, improving to 7-2 on the season.
Albert McFadden shot 80 for lowest round of the day, while teammate Mark Postupack fired a 83.
The Wreckers' low round of 94 was carded by Luke Figas.
Weatherly falls to 1-7.
PM West-ES South
Lehighton picked up two wins in golf action as the Tribe downed both the Cavaliers (forfeit - lack of enough players) and Pocono Mountain West (624-634).
East Stroudsburg South's Chris Toleno fired a round of 77.
Zach Bowman led Lehighton with a 90. Tanner Franks led the Panthers with a 85.
With the two wins, Lehighton improves to 4-6.
Zach Bowman 90, Jordan Knappenberger 92, Cody Semmel 105, Erik Reicherd 108, Ezra Neff 113, Tyler Ritter 116.
POCONO MOUNTAIN WEST (634)
Tanner Franks 85, Tim Gaudette 93, Colby Scavello 111, Ryan McKee 112, Patrick LaBelle 116, Stephen Delco 117.
EAST STROUDSBURG SOUTH (N/A)
Chris Toleno 77, Mike Matthews 85, Molly Tietinio 86, Mike Cavungh 112, Adam Nicoitti 121.
Played at Wolf Hollow, Par 72.
Without enough players to field a team, Lourdes had to forfeit to Tamaqua in their Schuylkill League golf match, improving the Blue Raiders' record to 4-4 on the season.
Mike Weinert shot even par at Villas Crossing to lead Tamaqua.
Lourdes' Bryce Fiamoncini shot a 81, despite the team loss.
Mike Weinert 72, Matt Stanek 90, Nate MacDonald 93, Shane Osty 93.
Bryce Fiamoncini 81, Matt Avellino 97.
Played at Villas Crossing, Par 72.