Indians, Bears both post three wins
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Liz Asher, left, of East Stroudsburg South, and Kamara Litchauer of Lehighton battle for the ball during field hockey action Thursday. Lehighton won the game, 3-1, in a contest cut short by lightning.
Lehighton and Pleasant Valley both posted wins in three different sports Thursday.
Both schools gained victories in field hockey and girls soccer with the Indians earning a volleyball win and the Bears coming out on top in boys soccer action.
Pleasant Valley-PM West
Melissa Russo's hat trick sparked Pleasant Valley to a 7-0 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Pocono Mountain West.
The Bears' Johnny Schmidt added two goals, while Abby Roselli and Brianna Frable had one each.
Pen Argyl used four goals in the second half to run away with a 5-0 Colonial League win over visiting Palmerton.
Lacey Hempeler and Dana Evans both scored two goals to lead the Green Knights while Sara Cinelli added the lone first half score.
Addison Lesher finished with 11 saves for the Bombers.
Lightning halted play but Lehighton was still able to record a 3-1 Mountain Valley Conference win over East Stroudsburg South.
The Indians' Riley Durishin opened the scoring off an Amy Smith assist and was followed by a Samantha Shanton unassisted score. Maris Stern fed Allie Rossino for the third and final Lehighton tally.
Madi Krajewski scored early in the second half to make things interesting for East Stroudsburg South.
Lehighton improved to 3-1 in the MVC and 4-2 overall.
Northern Lehigh unleashed four goals in the second half to gain a 5-2 win over Catasauqua.
The Lady Bulldogs (4-2 overall, 4-0 CL), got two goals and an assist from Shannon Weil, while Taylor Herman, Jess Olewine and Kelsey Follweiler also tallied goals. Dakota Schweitzer, Erika Mckay and Devon Pepe all had assists for Northern Lehigh.
Catty's Quinn Bachman scored two goals.
Nolehi outshot the Lady Roughies 23-9. Chelsea Harlan had seven saves for the Bulldogs.
Pleasant Valley-PM West
Pleasant Valley scored a weather-shortened 2-0 Mountain Valley Conference win over Pocono Mountain West.
Hako Beskovic and Noah Fulcomer recorded the first half goals for PV, while Enes Nikocevic and Connor Phillips had the assists.
The game was stopped due to lightning with 30:02 left in the second half. The officials later called the game.
Steven Principe scored the game's only goal to lift host Jim Thorpe to a 1-0 Schuylkill League win over North Schuylkill.
Cody Geiser earned the assist on Proncipe's tally.
The contest was called due to bad weather with 27:27 left in the second half.
The Olympians finished with a 20-2 advantage in shots.
Lehighton used two second half goals to gain a 2-0 Mountain Valley Conference win over East Stroudsburg South.
Allison Andrew and Raja Quionins both scored unassisted goals.
Indians' keeper Jen Plocinik finished with 11 saves to record the shutout victory.
PM West-Pleasant Valley
Four different players scored as Pleasant Valley rolled to a 4-0 Mountain Valley Conference victory over visiting Pocono Mountain West.
Ema Sabovic and Gabby Lucchese both scored a goal and assist for the Bears, while Keri Dekmar and Abby Leach each added tallies in a game that was called early due to lightning.
PV's Rachel Steinmark and Erin Sharpe both added assists.
Pleasant Valley improves to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the conference.
Lehighton earned a 25-21, 25-11, 28-26 Mountain Valley Conference win over visiting East Stroudsburg North.
The Indians' Kayla Troutman had seven digs, five aces and three kills, while Tiff Thompson contributed nine kills, four aces and one dig.
Jackie Jordan added 11 kills, three digs and one ace.
In the JV game Lehighton downed ES North 25-22, 25-21.
Panther Valley remained unbeaten with a 25-23, 25-15, 25-22 Schuylkill League win over Mahanoy Area.
Jamey Mikovich paced the Panthers with 12 digs, 11 service points, seven kills and five aces, while Jessica Wiese chipped in with 10 kills, seven digs, four blocks and four service points.
Kayla Kashlak contributed seven digs, six service points, four aces and two assists, while Macey Markovich added four kills, three service points and two aces.
Panther Valley moves to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the SL.
Marian continued its winning ways with a straight-set win over Minersville, 25-10, 25-11, 25-14.
Abby O'Donnell had 23 assists in the win, while Maureen Klope finished with 10 digs and three aces, Grace Boyle had nine kills, three aces and three digs, and Abigail Stankiwietz added six kills.
North Schuylkill swept past Tamaqua, 25-23, 25-17, 25-22.
Carly Trovinger had a nice game with four aces, 11 assists, eight kills, and six digs. Jaclyn Valasek also had a good outing with 10 kills and five digs.
The Tamaqua JV team also posted a win.
Shenandoah Valley dropped the first game but rebounded for a 22-25, 25-12, 25-21, 25-16 win over Weatherly.
The Wreckers' Kirsten Ursta had two aces, five digs and five kills, and Shannon Sarosky had two aces, four digs, eight assists and three kills. Lexi Hartz also contributed eight digs, two aces and two kills.
Weatherly earned a win in the JV game.
Notre Dame GP
Notre Dame Grenn Pond only needed three games to hand Northwestern a 25-9, 25-7, 25-11 Colonial League setback.
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Notre Dame ES-
Notre Dame East Stroudsburg carded a 408-474 Colonial League victory over Palmerton.
The Spartans' Ryan Krechel shot a four-over-par 77 to grab medalist honors.
Charlie Debski finished with a Bomber low 90.
Notre Dame ES (408)
Ryan Krechel 76, Jacob Regenye 78, Brendan Murphy 82, Mathew McGinley 84, Bryan Mumbauer 88
Charlie Debski 90, Casey Cook 92, Tyler Grammes 92, Justin Nunn 98, John Frace 102
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MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Lehighton shut out Tamaqua, 36-0.
Cody Sherer passed for two tocuhdowns and ran for another to lead Lehighton. Collin Troxell caught a pair of TD passes for the Indians while Jake Schlener and Cameron Christman ran for one score each. McKenzie Weidensaul hit Shawn Cope with one conversion pass and then connected with Christman for another.
Troxell ran for the other Indian conversion. In addition to her two conversion passes, Weidensaul also recovered a fumble.
Lehighton is now 2-0. Tamaqua falls to 0-2.