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Local Roundup: Results from Sept. 16

Lehighton earned wins in three sports, including a sweep in golf that clinched a Schuylkill League Division 1 title for the Indians.

Northwestern also gained three different wins, with both soccer teams and its volleyball squad victorious.



Jim Thorpe

Lehighton clinched the Schuylkill League Division 1 title by sweeping Jim Thorpe and Lourdes.

The Indians remain undefeated in league play with an 11-0 record, and are 11-1 overall after defeating the Red Raiders, 314-372, and the Olympians, 314-442.

Jack Lorenz and Trey Spring tied for medalist honors with 74s, while Aaron Miller carded a 78.

Thorpe received a team-best 84 from Ed Weaver.

Lehighton 314, Lourdes 372,

Jim Thorpe 442


Jack Lorenz 74, Trey Spring 74, Aaron Miller 78, Kyle Nahf 88.


Ed Weaver 84, Mark Domski 110, James Custlow 116, Brdyon Geny 132.


Damen Milewski 78, Joey Feudale 86, Max Reiprish 96, Jobey Petro 112.

Played at par 72, Jack Frost.

Tamaqua-Mahanoy Area

Tamaqua’s Peter McGinley shot a 76, but the Blue Raiders suffered a 327-341 loss to Mahanoy Area.

The Bears were paced by Luke Matta, who fired a 73.

Tamaqua (3-9) also received an 85 from Trent Schlecht.

Mahanoy Area 327, Tamaqua 341


Luke Matta 73, Bobby Kaufman 82, Kaleb Maksimik 86, Brady Nadja 86,


Peter McGinley 76, Trent Schlecht 85, Lucas Milot 90, Mason Ligenza 90

Played at Mountain Valley



Cayden Fitch had a goal and an assist to lead Northwestern to a 2-1 Colonial League victory over Bangor.

Fitch opened the scoring in the first half, and assisted on Josh Zellner’s tally in the second.

The Tigers (4-1; 3-1) outshot their opponent by an 11-5 margin.

North Schuylkill-Tamaqua

North Schuylkill scored the game’s final two goals to break a tie and gain a 5-3 Schuylkill League victory over Tamaqua.

The Blue Raiders trailed 3-1 at halftime, but second-half tallies from Mateo Gomez and Jacob Schlier knotted the score at 3-3.

The Spartans, however, received a go-ahead goal from Thomas Lohin, while Thomas Cuthie added an insurance marker.

Tamaqua’s Cooper Ansbach also scored in the contest, with Devin Schlier, Tegan Devlin and Aaron Rolko all adding assists.

The Raiders are now 0-4.

Northern Lehigh-Pen Argyl

Three first-half goals propelled Pen Argyl to a 4-0 Colonial League win over Northern Lehigh.

Matthew Dunwell had two of those first-half goals, while Cade Dietz added the other score.

Bulldog goalie Ethan Kunkle finished with 13 saves.

Northern Lehigh dropped to 0-6 overall and 0-3 in the league, while Pen Argyl improved to 4-2 and 2-2.



Two second-half goals by Ryleigh Walker turned a deficit into a lead, and Lehighton went on to post a 4-2 Schuylkill League victory over Tamaqua.

Trailing 2-1 at the break, Walker tallied twice in less than a three-minute span to put the Indians on top. Brittany Bartasavage assisted on both of Walker’s goals.

Abigail Meckes gave Lehighton (2-4) some insurance when she scored with four minutes left to play.

The Indians also received a goal from Emily Ewer, while Tamaqua tallies came from Sam Hope and Alexa Stianche.

The Raiders dropped to 1-6.


Northwestern received goals from six different players to gain a 6-0 Colonial League victory over Bangor.

Sammy Bardonner had a goal and an assist for the Tigers, who remained undefeated at 4-0-1. Others scoring for the winners included Alexis Vennera, Sophia Motolese, Olivia Motolese, Jakayla Holmes and Quinn Conrey.

Northwestern, which had a 16-2 advantage in shots, also received assists from Abby Pomajevich, Brooke Balliet and Camryn Fitch.

Pen Argyl-Northern Lehigh

Nicole Zarayko scored both Northern Lehigh goals as the Bulldogs remained perfect in the Colonial League with a 2-1 victory over Pen Argyl.

Katelynn Barthold added an assist on one of Zarayko’s goals, while Nolehi goalie Dekotah Barthold made four saves.

The Bulldogs, who are now 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the league, finished with a 22-6 advantage in shots.

Ellianna Wallbillich scored the only goal for the Green Knights (2-4).

Pine Grove-Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe goalie Kate Bos made 13 saves to help the Olympians gain a 0-0 Schuylkill League tie with Pine Grove.

The two teams played 80 minutes of regulation, and two 10-minute overtime periods, without either team denting the scoreboard.

Cardinal goalie Taylor Ott made five stops to help her team stay undefeated at 6-0-1 overall, and 3-0-1 in the league.

Thorpe now sits at 2-2-1, and 2-1-1.


PM West-Lehighton

Lehighton gained a 25-21, 14-25, 25-22, 25-21 nonconference win over Pocono Mountain West.

Haley Ginder had 11 kills for the Indians, while Megan Aaron added six kills, six aces and 13 digs.

The winners, who improved to 2-2, also received 16 digs and two aces from Hailey Miller. Madelyn Sofranko chipped in with 16 assists and a pair of aces.

Sch. Haven-Panther Valley

Panther Valley swept past Schuylkill Haven 25-11, 25-16, 25-17 in Schuylkill League action.

Natalie Vermillion sparked the Panthers with seven kills, eight digs and two aces, while Riley McArdle recorded 12 digs, three aces and a kill.

PV, now 3-2 overall and 3-1 in the league, also received seven kills and four blocks from Abbey Vermillion.


Marian cruised past Shenandoah Valley in Schuylkill League action, 25-13, 25-14, 25-13.

Ashlyn Klitsch had 28 assists and four digs for the Fillies, while Abbey Kluck added eight kills, four digs and two aces.

Marian’s Megan Paisley finished with eight kills and a pair of aces, with Lauren Reaman contributing 12 digs and six aces.

The Fillies are now 4-1.


Jenna Breidinger had 12 kills and five aces to lead Northwestern to a 25-13, 25-11, 25-4 Colonial League sweep of Catasauqua.

Mia Ritter added 23 assists and five aces, while Olivia Silfies finished with seven kills.

The Tigers, with the win, improved to 5-2.


Becca Schell and Marissa Hoffman each had four digs for Weatherly in a 25-6, 25-6, 25-8 Schuylkill League loss to Nativity.

The Wreckers’ Christal Kislan added two digs, while Gianna Lowman had a kill and a dig. Abby Paisley finished with an assist and two blocks.

The loss dropped Weatherly to 1-5.


Pottsville gained a 25-8, 25-9, 25-17 Schuylkill League victory over Tamaqua.

Madison Baddick had 10 digs and an ace for the Blue Raiders, while Amanda Wunderlich added five digs and an ace.

Eileen Lusch (four digs, one ace, one kill), Ashlyn Hosuer (four digs, one ace) and Lacey Beers (four digs) also contributed to the Tamaqua effort.

The Raiders dropped to 1-5 overall.

Pleasant Valley-ACC

Pleasant Valley dropped a 25-18, 25-17, 25-16 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference decision to Allentown Central Catholic.

The Bears received four kills and four digs from Lexi Womack, with Jackie James contributing three kills and 10 digs. PV’s Emma Bergstresser and Sarah Ballek both finished with three kills and six blocks, while Hannah Akob added two kills and seven digs.

Brianna Bruckman finished with nine assists and five digs, while Nora Jones chipped in with three kills and three digs.

The loss dropped the Bears to 1-4.


Nazareth-Pleasant Valley

After a scoreless first period, Nazareth pulled away from Pleasant Valley for a 6-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory.

The Blue Eagles received two goals from Gianna Tripodo, Cameron Alvino and Zoey Emrick.

Sarah Osmun assisted on two of Nazareth’s goals.

The loss dropped the Bears to 1-3, while the Eagles remain undefeated at 6-0.

Palisades-Northern Lehigh

Angelina Day and Abigail Carey both scored two goals to power Palisades to a 6-0 Colonial League victory over Northern Lehigh.

The Pirates’ Tori Bahnck added a goal and three assists, while Morgan Magditch contributed a goal and an assist.

The Bulldogs dropped to 2-4, and Palisades improved to 4-2.



Lesslie Martinez and Emily Antonio both posted straight-set wins in singles action to help Tamaqua gain a 4-1 victory over MMI.

The Raiders also received a doubles victory from the team of Megan Oswald and Emily Hunsicker.

The win lifted Tamaqua’s record to 2-6.

Tamaqua 4, MMI 1


Kendall Orozco (MMI) def. Sabrina Pratt 7-5, 6-2; Lesslie Martinez (T) def. Kathryn Sisskle 6-1, 6-0; Emily Antonio (T) def. Dian Arias 6-0, 6-0.


Megan Oswald/Emily Hunsicker (T) def. Eve Corazza/Kate Malay 6-1, 6-1; MMI forfeits second doubles match.

Jim Thorpe-Pottsville

Gabby Nunez and Tara McLean both won their singles matches and then teamed for a double win to help Jim Thorpe earn a 4-3 victory over Pottsville.

Nunez and McLean didn’t drop a set as the Olympians improved to 8-2 and avenged an earlier loss to the Crimson Tide.

The winners also received a doubles victory from the team of Kaylinn Trine and Taylor Saba.

Jim Thorpe 4, Pottsville 3


Gabby Nunez (JT) def. Elise Gilet 6-1, 6-3; Tara McLean (JT) def. Ayva Strauss 6-4, 6-2; Kaylee Becker (P) def. Hailey Trine 6-1, 6-4; Dani Walker (P) def. Kaylinn Trine 6-4, 6-0; Zowie Zokuskie (P) def. Julia Green 6-0, 7-6.


Gabby Nunez/Tara McLean (JT) def. Elise Gilet/Kaylee Becker 7-5, 7-6; Kaylinn Trine/Taylor Saba (JT) def. Kyra Sophy/Avary Major 6-0, 6-3.

Northern Lehigh's Kaylee Wilk (11) passes the ball between two Pen Argyl defenders to teammate Katelynn Barthold (left). RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS