Indians and Bears get boys soccer wins
MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh's Gavin Kemmerle (5) tries to maintain control of the ball as Lehighton's Nick Hill comes in from behind.
Lehighton and Pleasant Valley won boys soccer matches and the Jim Thorpe boys cross country team won the Cardinal Classic at Pine Grove over the weekend.
The Tribe continued their winning ways with a 3-0 shutout win over Northern Lehigh.
Anthony Rossino scored two goals and added an assist, while Joe Marks and Derek Berger had assists.
Lehighton outshot the Bulldogs 15-5 with Nolehi's Nate Rex stopping 12 shots on goal.
Blue Mountain defeated the Bombers 5-1 in a non-league contest.
A 1-1 deadlock was blown open in the second half as the Blue Eagles recorded four unanswered goals to take the win. Christian Tobash's two goals, while a goal apiece from Jonathan Benner, Bryant Penberth and Fritz Miller accounted for the Blue Mountain offense. Cameron Greenwalt also had an assist for the winners.
Austin Shupp scored the Bombers' sole score in the first half to keep things tight early on, with Rich Roselli recording 19 saves.
The Bears remained perfect on the season, by pulling out a 2-1 Mountain Valley Conference win over Stroudsburg.
Hako Beskovic and Justin Habick scored goals for the winners to improve their record to 9-0 overall and 6-0 in the league.
For Stroudsburg, Caesar Hernandez scored a first half tally to keep things interesting.
The Mounties actually outshot the Bears 7-6, with Pleasant Valley goalie Brad Brickman stopping six shots on goal.
Austin Freeman's five goals sparked Hamburg to a 9-1 non-conference victory over visiting Tamaqua.
Riley McHugh scored the Blue Raiders' lone goal.
Hamburg outshot Tamaqua, 22-6.
The Rough Riders defeated the Olympians 4-1 in a non-league off the feet of Ethan Hill and Lester Estrada.
The two talented booters scored two goals apiece in the winning effort, while assists were made by teammates Tyler Neeley and Herman Diamacoune. Estrada also had an assist for Catty.
Jim Thorpe got a late goal from Billy Sterling, off a feed from Jake Burkhart.
Carter Rodriguez had 13 saves for the Olympians.
Northwestern-PIAA Foundation Invitational
Northwestern traveled to Hershey to take part in the PIAA Foundation Invitational.
The Tigers finished third as a team on the girls' side with 171 points, while the boys finished in ninth.
Carly Pierce led the Tigers with a team best 11th place finish on the girls' side, while Ryan Cerrone finished in 44th for a boys' best.
Jim Thorpe, Tamaqua at Pine Grove Invitational
Both Jim Thorpe and Tamaqua took part in the Pine Grove Invitationalon Saturday.
The Olympians' Jonathan Condly crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 17:29, to lead the Olympians to a first place finish with 42 points. Teammate Christian Fields followed right behind in second in 17:32. Tamaqua's Dustin Sabol (17:53) and the Olympians' Jake Saxon (18:06) finished sixth and seventh respectively to grab top-10 finishes. Jim Thorpe's Jake McGeehan was 15th with a time of 19:10.
The Blue Raiders' Victoria Labar ended up with a second place finish in 21:42 and teammate Nichole Wasserlehen earned a top-five finish in fourth place at 22:01.
Courtney Capper grabbed an Olympian best with a sixth place finish 22:25, while the Blue Raiders' Chelsea Frantz recorded an eighth place finish in 22:33.
Brittany Thornton and Jenniger Bukowski scored goals in Stroudsburg's 2-0 victory over Pleasant Valley.
The Mounts outshot the Bears 18-10.
Lehighton pulled off a 4-1 victory over Northern Lehigh in a non-league game.
Allison Andrew scored two goals for the Tribe, while teammates Morgan Yurasits and Sydney Gandy also recorded scores. Andrew also assisted on one of her teammates' goals.
With the win, the Lady Indians improve to 5-6 on the season overall.
Parkland handed Northwestern its first loss of the season by a 2-0 score.
Shay Edwards posted a first half goal for the Trojans. Kayla Haberbosch added a second half tally.
The Tigers' keeper Laura Hill finished with 16 saves, while her counterparts Becky Webster (six saves) and Regan Alsop (two saves) combined to preserve the shutout win.
Northwestern slips to 8-1-1 overall, while Parkland improves to 7-1-2.
Pleasant Valley improved its record to 9-1 overall with a 2-1 victory over Stroudsburg.
For the Lady Bears, the goal scorers were Erin Sharpe and Ema Sabovic, while Gabby Lucchese assisted on one of them.
Stroudsburg got its lone goal from Bria Bittiger in the second half.
The Lady Mounties prevailed in the preliminary game, 2-1 in JV action.
Holding on to a 1-0 lead at the intermission, Hamburg received two goals from Andrea Fink on direct kicks to open the game up and lead it to a 3-0 win over Tamaqua.
Hamburg, who outshot the Lady Raiders 17-4 in the contest, also got goals from Rebecca Fritz.
Carly Sassaman stopped 17 shots in goal for Tamaqua, who also pulled out a 1-0 win in the JV game.
The Lady Olympians continued along on their winning streak, defeating Pine Grove, 10-0.
Cat Condly scored four goals to lead Jim Thorpe, while she also contributing three assists. Tayler Kidder also managed to match that output by scoring four goals for Jim Thorpe, as well. Rebecca Cressman scored the other two goals, while Ilse Hassler and Kimmie Conway added assists.
Jim Thorpe outshot Weatherly 27-1 with the Lady Wreckers' Cheyanne Wallish stopping 17 shots on goal.
The Lady Bears defeated Whitehall in a non-league volleyball match, 25-15, 25-20, and 25-19.
Leading the charge offensively for PV was Mackenzie Dorney with 16 digs and nine kills, while Courtney Miller followed with 13 kills and five blocks. Kiersten Griesback also had a great game with 17 assists and 10 digs, while teammate Ashley Rivera chipped in with two aces, seven kills and seven digs.
Tamaqua posted a 1-7 record in "pool play" at the Shamokin Invitational, won by Wellsboro this weekend.
Jim Thorpe-Pine Grove
Pine Grove rolled to a 25-6, 25-18, 25-17 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.
No other information was provided to the TIMES NEWS.
The doubles team of Emma Osenbach and Amy Gardiner were the only Blue Raiders to manage a win over Allentown Central Catholic, as the Vikettes downed Tamaqua, 4-1.
All three Tamaqua singles players dropped their matches in straight sets in the loss.
Central Catholic 4, Tamaqua 1
Marina Zardet (ACC) def. Sarah Zoba 6-1, 6-2; Sabrina Elward (ACC) def. Maddie Dolinsky 6-2, 6-1; Beth DiGiacomo (ACC) def. Beth Kistler 6-1, 6-0.
Hannah Pruzinsky/Alyssa Aviles (ACC) def. Maddie Davis/Allison Pedersen 6-3, 6-3; Emma Osenbach/Amy Gardiner (T) def. Kathleen Stanus/Julie Capece 6-0, 2-6, 10-6 (pro set).
The Lady Olympians prevailed in both doubles matches to earn a 4-3 win over Pottsville.
The tandems of Gabbie Binder and Bryanna Kehrli, along with Maria Donati and Minke Pheiffer had to pull out the victories in pro sets to garner the team win.
With the win, Jim Thorpe moves to 7-8 on the season.
Jim Thorpe 4, Pottsville 3
Gabbie Binder (JT) def. Rachel Shields 6-4, 7-5; Bryanna Kehrli (JT) def. Rebecca Johnmacht 6-1, 6-0; Caitlyn Croley (P) def. Haley Cope 7-5, 6-2; Maria Donati (JT) def. Laura Dallago 6-0, 6-0; Brooke Hanzeck (P) def. Minke Pheiffer 6-4, 6-1.
Gabbie Binder/Bryanna Kehrli (JT) def. Rachel Shields/Caitlyn Croley 6-2, 5-7, 10-4 (pro set); Maria Donati/Minke Pheiffer (JT) def. Rebecca Johnmacht/Laura Dallago 6-1, 2-6, 10-8 (pro set).