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Local Roundup: Results from Sept. 9

Palmerton received some outstanding efforts from Brianna Moore, Kelsey Balliet and Josh Suto to earn wins in three different sports on Thursday.

Moore scored five goals in a soccer victory, while Balliet had a hat trick in a field hockey win. Suto, meanwhile, shot a 66 to lead the golf team.


Tamaqua-Jim Thorpe

Noah Geiser and Ryan Monahan each had a goal and an assist to lead Jim Thorpe to a 3-0 Schuylkill League victory over Tamaqua.

Geiser fed Dawson Meckes for the game’s first goal in the first half, and then tallied later to give the Olympians a 2-0 advantage at the break.

Monahan added an insurance goal in the second half, with Georgiy Sakharov assisting.

Jacob Geiser needed to only make two saves to earn the shutout win. The Blue Raiders’ Kevin Bazan stopped seven shots.

Thorpe is now 4-0, and has outscored its opponents by a 13-1 margin, while Tamaqua dropped to 0-2.

Northwestern-So. Lehigh

Brandon Verna’s overtime goal gave Southern Lehigh a 2-1 Colonial League victory over Northwestern.

Jack Mauro posted the only goal for the Tigers, with Cayden Fitch picking up the assist.

Northwestern’s Mason Crocco registered four saves.

The loss drops the Tigers to 2-1 overall, and 1-1 in the league.

Lehighton-Pine Grove

Hunter Deichert had a hat trick to lead Pine Grove to a 5-1 Schuylkill League win over Lehighton.

The Cardinals (4-0) also received goals from Eathan Hannevig and Bryce Shollenberger.

For the Indians, Mason Marchessault scored off a feed from Matt Sofranko.

The loss dropped Lehighton to 1-1 overall, and 0-1 in the league.



Brianna Moore exploded for five goals as Palmerton rolled to a 9-0 Colonial League victory over Wilson.

The Blue Bombers also received a pair of goals from Emma Martinez, while Cora Wentz added a goal and an assist.

Riley Gerhard chipped in with a goal, and Ella Baumgardt finished with two assists.

Emma Snyder, who also had an assist, made three saves to earn the shutout win.

Palmerton improved to 5-0 overall, and has outscored its opponents by a 37-2 margin. The Bombers are 2-0 in the league.

Bangor-Northern Lehigh

Katelynn Barthold had two goals and an assist to power Northern Lehigh to a 4-0 Colonial League victory over Bangor.

Kaylee Wilk and Victoria Hanna both added goals for the Bulldogs, while Wilk, Nicole Zarayko and Caitlin Kirk all had assists.

Northern Lehigh goalie Dekotah Barthold made seven saves to record the shutout win.

Northern Lehigh improved to 2-0.


Sydney Gebhardt’s second-half goal lifted Catasauqua to a 2-1 nonconference victory over Lehighton.

The Rough Riders took a 1-0 lead in the first half on an Isabella Atiyeh goal, before the Indians knotted the score on Yelina Horn’s tally.

Lehighton keeper Alyssa Meyers finished with five saves.

The loss dropped the Indians to 1-2.



Kelsey Balliet finished with a hat trick to lead Palmerton to a convincing 7-0 Colonial League victory over Catasauqua.

The Blue Bombers, who finished with over 30 shots, also received goals from Kira Hauser, Ana Recker, Emma Christman and Sydney Frantz.

Palmerton improved to 2-1 overall, and 2-0 in the league.

Northwestern-So. Lehigh

Southern Lehigh received two goals from three different players to earn a 6-0 Colonial League victory over Southern Lehigh.

Lana Hughes scored a pair of goals in the first half to give the Spartans a 2-0 halftime advantage. Iris Gluck tallied twice in the third quarter, while Hannah Bausher added two more in the final period.

The Tigers (0-2) received a defensive save from both Rylee McGinley and Claire Costa.


Blue Mountain-Tamaqua

Blue Mountain didn’t drop a set in cruising to a 5-0 victory over Tamaqua.

The Eagles received straight-set wins from their singles players - Aspen Weizer, Kate Rubinkam and Mackenzie Romig.

The loss dropped the Blue Raiders to 1-5.

Blue Mountain 5, Tamaqua 0


Aspen Weizer (BM) def. Sabrina Pratt 6-4, 6-2; Kate Rubinkam (BM) def. Lesslie Martinez 6-1, 6-1; Mackenzie Romig (BM) def. Emily Antonio 6-0, 6-1.


Carly Setzinger/Natalie Brown (BM) def. Megan Oswald/Emily Hunsicker 6-1, 6-1; Leah Walasavage/Averi Moyer (BM) def. Brooke Williams/Kallia Wall 6-0, 6-0.


Lehighton-No. Schuylkill

Lehighton’s top three players all finished within two strokes of each other en route to a 328-379 Schuylkill League victory over North Schuylkill.

Jack Lorenz led the way with a 79, while Aaron Miller finished a stroke back with an 80. Trey Spring contributed an 81 as the Indians improved to 9-1.

The Spartans received a low of 81 from Jeff Markosky.

Lehighton 328, No. Schuylkill 379


Jack Lorenz 79, Aaron Miller 80, Trey Spring 81, Kyle Nahf 88, Lucas Schatz 105


Jeff Markosky 81, Drew Miller 86, Brooke Powis 96, Brian O’Connor 116, Bryce Cuthie 126


Josh Suto fired an impressive five-under 66 to lead Palmerton to a Colonial League victory over a short-handed Wilson squad.

The Blue Bombers also received a sub-par round of 70 from Tyler Hager, with Dominic Kintz contributing a 78.

The win lifted Palmerton to 9-1 overall, and 6-1 in the league.

Palmerton 390, Wilson 999


Josh Suto 66, Tyler Hager 70, Dominic Kintz 78, Connor Reinhard 84.


Robbie Mertz 88, Angelo Diagio 122, Ava Houser 148.

Played at par 71, Morgan Hills.


Weatherly gained a 406-447 Schuylkill League victory over Marian.

The Wreckers’ Jack Nemshick had a 98 to lead his team, while Owen Broskoskie finished with an even 100.

Walter Pavlik ended with a 98 for the Colts, who dropped to 2-5.

Weatherly is now 2-4.

Weatherly 406, Marian 447


Jack Nemshick 98, Owen Broskoskie 100, Maddie Van Frisch 101, Frank Willis 107, Tanner Hinkle 109


Walter Pavlik 98, Carl Moyer 102, Alex Kokosky 118, Olivia Erickson 129, Liam Sanphy 134

Pen Argyl-Northwestern

Northwestern came away with a 476-498 Colonial League victory over Pen Argyl.

Eli Dellicker shot a round of 92 to pace the Tigers, while Nate Knerr finished with a 94.

The Green Knights’ Luke Hackman earned medalist honors with an 88.

Northwestern improved to 3-6.

Northwestern 476, Pen Argyl 498


Eli Dellicker 92, Nate Knerr 94, Nick Scott 96, Stone Sosnovik 98.


Luke Hackman 88, Shane Moser 92, Jake Guthrie 100, Dylan Richardson 102.

Mahanoy Area-Tamaqua

Luke Matta earned medalist honors with a two-over 74 to lead Mahanoy Area to a 330-356 victory over Tamaqua.

The Blue Raiders received a team-low score of 81 from Peter McGinley, while Trent Schlecht finished with an 85.

The loss dropped Tamaqua to 2-7.

Mahanoy Area 330, Tamaqua 356


Peter McGinley 81, Trent Schlecht 85, Nick Behr 90, Lucas Milot 100.


Luke Matta 74, Kaleb Maksimik 82, Bobby Kaufman 85, Brady Najda 89.

Played at par 72, Mountain Valley.


Marian at Nativity

Marian dropped the first game, but ran off three straight wins to post a Schuylkill League victory over Nativity.

Ashlyn Klitsch had 23 assists and 10 digs for the Fillies, who finished with a 21-25, 25-21, 25-21, 25-14 win.

Rhiannon Brady added six kills, 15 digs and four aces to Marian’s cause, while Lauren Reaman contributed 14 digs and four aces. The winners also received five kills and eight digs from Abbey Kluck, and five kills from Jenna Goff. Lizzie Snerr chipped in with 15 digs.

With the win, the Fillies improved to 3-0.

Panther Vy.-No. Schuylkill

Riley McArdle and Abigail Vermillion both had six kills as Panther Valley cruised to a 25-14, 25-17, 25-17 Schuylkill League victory over North Schuylkill.

Sadie Trubilla finished with 20 assists, 12 digs and five aces for the Panthers, who improved to 2-0.

McArdle also added 11 digs, while Vermillion had a pair of blocks.


Pottsville knocked off Lehighton in Schuylkill League action, 25-11, 25-13, 25-17.

Hailey Miller paced the Indians (0-2) with nine digs, while Cady Gustafson finished with two aces and two digs.

Northwestern-So. Lehigh

Southern Lehigh swept Northwestern 25-12, 25-0, 25-23 in Colonial League action.

Kylie Nagle had 18 digs for the Tigers (2-1), while Jenna Breininger recorded five kills and five blocks.

The Spartans received 32 assists from Kendall Cioffi, and 10 kills from Alyssa Adams.

Jim Thorpe's Timothy Dudak (29) is defended by Tamaqua's Brady Sherry (8) and Jathan Krall. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS