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Local Roundup: Results from April 19

Northwestern’s Justin Holmes had a big day at the plate Monday, hitting three home runs, to help the Tigers remain unbeaten.

Palmerton’s Brock Bollinger also enjoyed a solid game offensively, while Pleasant Valley’s Brandon Ratti turned in a stellar pitching performance.



Brock Bollinger provided the offense, and Connor Beahm took care of the pitching duties as Palmerton rolled to a 13-1 Colonial League victory over Wilson.

Bollinger collected three hits, including a double and homer, and knocked in five runs. After the Blue Bombers exploded for five runs in the first inning, Bollinger slugged a two-run blast in the second to extend the lead.

The runs were more than enough for Beahm, who allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out nine in the five-inning contest.

Palmerton (5-4; 4-3) also received a big game from Cole Serfass, who finished with two hits, four runs and two RBIs. Also contributing were Garrett Horvath and Tyler Stuck, who both had two hits and scored twice.

Palmerton 524 02 - 13 11 2

Wilson 001 00 - 1 2 3

W - Beahm. L - Sagrestano. HR: Palmerton - Bollinger (2nd, one on).

Blue Mountain-Northwestern

Justin Holmes hit three homers and knocked in seven runs to power undefeated Northwestern to an 11-2 nonleague victory over Blue Mountain.

Rafe Perich opened the scoring in the third with a two-run homer. Two batters later, Holmes also went deep to give the Tigers a 4-0 lead.

Holmes connected for a three-run blast in the fifth and hit No. 3 - a two-run shot - in the sixth.

Perich finished with three hits and three runs scored, and also picked up the win by tossing four shutout innings. Perich allowed just three hits while striking out six.

Northwestern is now 10-0.

Blue Mountain 000 020 0 - 2 6 2

Northwestern 004 052 x - 11 12 1

Meisner, Norris (5), Grace (5) and Tidmore; Perich, Romig (5) and Kensinger. W - Perich. L - Meisner. HR: Northwestern - Holmes 3 (3rd, one on; 5th, two on; 6th, one on), Perich (3rd, one on).

ES South-Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley’s Brandon Ratti outdueled Jeremy Laureano of East Stroudsburg South to lead the Bears to a 2-1 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory.

Ratti went the full seven innings, allowing just five hits and no walks while striking out 13.

The winning pitcher also knocked in the game’s first run in the opening inning as his grounder plated Nathan Loch. The Bears, who only had two hits but walked seven times, added a necessary insurance run in the fifth on an RBI-grounder by Zach Walters. Walters and Andrew Meitzler had the only hits for PV (7-1; 7-1).

ES South 000 001 0 - 1 5 1

Pleasant Valley 100 010 x - 2 2 0

Laureano, Maccarrone (6) and Yeager; Ratti and Meitzler. W - Ratti. L - Laureano.

Northern Lehigh-Palisades

Palisades pitcher Jaden Newton held Northern Lehigh in check, leading the Pirates to a 10-0 Colonial League victory.

Newton gave up just three hits and one walk while striking out six.

Nick Petrillo had two hits and knocked in two runs to lead Palisades offensively.

The Bulldogs (0-9; 0-8) received a pair of hits from Chase Misera.

Northern Lehigh 000 00 - 0 3 5

Palisades 504 1x - 10 8 1

W - Newton. L - Chamberlain.

Weatherly-Lincoln LA

Ben Ramirez knocked in four runs, and Jack James dominated on the mound, as Weatherly cruised to a 13-2 nonleague victory over Lincoln Leadership Academy.

Ramirez had two hits and scored twice for the Wreckers, who jumped out to a 4-0 first-inning lead. Jake Solonoski belted a two-run homer in the third to help extend the lead to 8-0.

James allowed four hits and just one earned run while striking out 13.

Yasin Zuberi chipped in with a hit and two runs scored for Weatherly (1-6), which also received 12 walks in the contest.

Weatherly 404 005 - 13 5 5

Lincoln LA 000 101 - 2 4 5

W - James. L - Pagam. HR: Weatherly - Solonoski (3rd, one on).


Northern Lehigh-Palisades

A 19-hit attack powered Northern Lehigh to a 15-6 Colonial League victory over Palisades.

Four Bulldogs hitters - Emma Smith, Bree Hess, Kaitlyn Stock and Hayley Thoder - all finished with three hits. Hess also scored three times, while Smith and Thoder both crossed home twice.

Jordan Hemingway added two hits, one a homer, and knocked in four runs for the winners, who opened the game with a six-run first inning.

Northern Lehigh (3-5; 3-5) also received a pair of hits and two runs from both Haylie Fenstermaker and Julia Wanamaker.

Northern Lehigh 600 240 3 - 15 19 1

Palisades 300 000 3 - 6 11 4

W - Heiney. L - Flanagan. HR: Northern Lehigh - Hemingway (1st, two on); Palisades - Gerhardt (7th, one on).

Mahanoy Area-Panther Vy.

Meghan McLeary had two hits, one a homer, and earned the pitching win as Mahanoy Area gained a 15-5 Schuylkill League victory over Panther Valley.

Autumn Moss, Alex Karmonick and Briana Wagner all finished with two hits for the Golden Bears. McLeary allowed just two hits and struck out six.

PV, which dropped to 0-8 overall and 0-5 in the league, received two hits from both Brenna Beshock and Alexis Cooper.

Mahanoy Area 530 34 - 15 11 1

Panther Valley 201 20 - 5 6 2

McLeary and Lewandowski; Beshock and Yuricheck. W - McLeary. L - Beshock. HR: Mahanoy Area - McLeary (2nd, two on).


Jim Thorpe-Lehighton

Jim Thorpe and Lehighton split a Schuylkill League track meet.

The Olympian boys posted a 104-41 victory, while the Indian girls registered a 91-59 win.

Thorpe took first in 13 of the 15 individual events in the boys competition, with Ryan Bailor (1600, 3200), Christopher Condly (300H, triple jump), David Richards (110H, high jump) and A.J. Bailor (shot, discus) each posting a pair of wins. Lehighton’s two wins came from Richard Yturrino (100, 400). The JT boys excelled in the field events, outpointing Lehighton by a 48-10 margin.

Abigail Meckes (shot, discus, javelin) captured all three throwing events as the Indians dominated the field events (53-10) in girls action. Megan Aaron added firsts in the long and triple jumps, while Kelsey Gaston won the 1600 and 3200.

The Olympians received a pair of firsts from Kaila O’Connor (100, 200).


Jim Thorpe 104, Lehighton 41

100 - 1. Richard Yturrino (L) 11.4, 2. Christopher Strika (JT), 3. Ethan Buchert (L); 200 - 1. Christopher Strika (JT) 23.6, 2. Ethan Buchert (L), 3. Ja’Dier Smith (JT); 400 - 1. Richard Yturrino (L) 53.0, 2. Benjamin Seachrist (JT), Joshua James (JT); 800 - 1. Ridge Snyder (JT) 2:14.0, 2. Richard Yturrino (L), 3. Bradyn Thompson (JT); 1600 - 1. Ryan Bailor (JT) 4:54.7, 2. Ridge Snyder (JT), 3. Jordan Remmel (JT); 3200 - 1. Ryan Bailor (JT) 11:07.3, 2. Owen Serfass (L), 3. Brandon Hall (L); 110H - 1. David Richards (JT) 16.3, 2. Richard Yturrino (L), 3. Joshua Neeb (L); 300H - 1. Christopher Condly (JT) 47.5, 2. Aiden Clements (JT), 3. Stephen Fritzinger (L); 400 relay - Lehighton 48.5; 1600 relay - Jim Thorpe 4:04.4; 3200 relay - Jim Thorpe 9:44.5; Long jump - 1. David Fiorito (JT) 18-5, 2. Aiden Clements (JT), 3. Salvatore Capria (JT); Triple jump - 1. Christopher Condly (JT) 44-0, 2. David Fiorito (JT); High jump - 1. David Richards (JT) 6-1, 2. Christopher Condly (JT), 3. Guage Hartney (L); Shot put - 1. Allan Bailor (JT) 54-11 1/2, 2. Guage Hartney (L), 3. Richard Houser (L); Discus - 1. Allan Bailor (JT) 134-6, 2. Richard Houser (L), 3. Zander Bauer (L); Javelin - 1. Camron Tinajero (JT) 111-2, 2. Brett Balliet (JT), 3. Richard Houser (L); Pole vault

- 1. Aiden Clements (JT) 11-9.


Lehighton 91, Jim Thorpe 59

100 - 1. Kaila O’Connor (JT) 12.6, 2. Abigail Buffington (L), 3. Makayla Sabatino (L); 200 - 1. Kaila O’Connor (JT) 26.3, 2. Lydia Wallace (JT), 3. Kira Hartman (L); 400 - 1. Nicole Carroll (JT) 1:05.4, 2. Katie Wojton (L), 3. Cecilia Sarnowski (L); 800 - 1. Katelyn Bos (JT) 2:40.0, 2. Nicole Carroll (JT), 3. Aubrey Bonner (JT); 1600 - 1. Kelsey Gaston (L) 5:35.9, 2. Katelyn Bos (JT), 3. Meghan Rosahac (JT); 3200 - 1. Kelsey Gaston (L) 12:05.6, 2. Meghan Rosahac (JT), 3. Isabella Acker (JT); 100H - 1. Brittney Bartasavage (L) 15.3, 2. Lydia Wallace (JT), 3. Leah Wasko (JT); 300H - 1. Lydia Wallace (JT) 47.1, 2. Brittney Bartasavage (L), 3. Faith Yeakel (L); 400 relay - Lehighton 56.5; 1600 relay - Lehighton 4:54.9; 3200 relay - Jim Thorpe 10:57.1; Long jump - 1. Megan Aaron (L) 16-4, 2. Ashley Beers (L), 3. Alyssa Zehner (L); Triple jump - 1. Megan Aaron (L) 34-0 1/2, 2. Abigail Buffington (L), 3. Alyssa Zehner (L); High jump - 1. Alyssa Zehner (L) 4-8, 2. Haley Ginder (L), 3. Madison Brown (L); Shot put - 1. Abigail Meckes (L) 33-6, 2. Laura Clarke (JT), 3. Madylin Wolter (L); Discus - 1. Abigail Meckes (L) 117-4, 2. Madylin Wolter (L), 3. Ivy Stauffer (JT); Javelin - 1. Abigail Meckes (L) 110-7, 2. Madylin Wolter (L), 3. Ivy Stauffer (JT); Pole vault

- 1. Katrin Cavanaugh (JT) 7-0, 2. Cecilia Sarnowski (L), 3. Isabella Mystkowski (L).



Ava Collins had four goals and added an assist to help Northwestern gain a 13-7 victory over Liberty.

The Tigers (3-6) also received a pair of goals from Alexis Vennera, while Alexandra Lister contributed a goal and two assists.

Claire Costa tallied once and added a helper, while other goals were scored by Sarah Schultz, Alexa Bleam, Sara Ledeboer, Bailey Scheffler and Charlotte Horn.


Jim Thorpe-Pottsville

Jim Thorpe won both singles matches in straight sets to help gain a 4-0 victory over Pottsville.

Connor Rodgers and Daniel Teets combined to lose only three games in their victories.

The Olympians, with the win, improved to 9-3.

Jim Thorpe 4, Pottsville 0


Connor Rodgers (JT) def. Matt Garland 6-2, 6-1; Daniel Teets (JT) def. Ken Wolf 6-0, 6-0.


Brendan McDermott/Michael Carroll (JT) def. David Troutman/Tyler Diehl 3-6, 6-4, 6-3; Samuel Seachrest/Haven Johnson (JT) def. Nick Horvath/Alex Kull 6-3, 6-2.

Pleasant Valley-Liberty

Liberty swept singles play to help the Hurricanes earn a 5-1 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over Pleasant Valley.

The Bears’ only win came from the doubles team of Ben Keppel and Dominick Rizvic.

PV is now 3-11.

Liberty 5, Pleasant Valley 1


Anthony Ronca (L) def. Dominick Rizvic 8-0; Luke Appleman (L) def. Atticus Gordon 8-2; Roman Farhad (L) def. Jack Ertle 8-0.


Leo Babbin/Jacksen Jobes (L) def. Ben Keppel/Jacob Hargrave 8-0; Ben Keppel/Dominick Rizvic (PV) def. Caden Snyder/Elijah Quan 8-4; Riley Aedala/Will Lotto (L) def. Jacon Hargrave/Jack Ertle 8-5.

Lehighton-Notre Dame ES

Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg won every match in straight sets to gain a 5-0 victory over Lehighton.

The loss dropped the Indians to 3-6.

Notre Dame-ES 5, Lehighton 0


Jeremy Torres (ND) def. Zach Wilusz 6-3, 6-1; Misa Papadoupolis (ND) def. Kendyl Fitcher 6-0, 6-0; David Jankowski (ND) def. Celia Fischer 6-1, 6-3.


Jakob Schroder/Drew Smith (ND) def. Abbie Klotz/Emily Gorman 6-1, 6-0; Ethan Loncki/Jeremy Manabet (ND) def. Adrienne Leiby/Abbie Christman 7-5, 6-4.

Jim Thorpe's Kaila O'Connor (center) leads Lehighton's Abigail Buffington (left) and Kira Hartman in the 100-meter dash. O'Connor won the event. MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS
Lehighton's Richard Yturino (right) edges Jim Thorpe's Christopher Strika (center) in the 100 meters. MIKE FEIFEL/TIMES NEWS