Local Roundup: Results from Sept. 18
The Tamaqua girls cross country team won the Cardinal Clash team title on Saturday, while Lehighton earned wins in two different sports.
Tamaqua at Cardinal Clash Invitational
The Tamaqua girls earned the team championship at the annual Cardinal Clash Invitational in Pine Grove.
Grace Stegemerten paced the Blue Raiders with a third-place finish in a time of 21:53. Four other Tamaqua runners ended in the top 20 to help edge Pottsville, 70-72. They included Mia Jones (12th), Sam Plasha (17th), Isabella Jones (18th) and Ashley Jones (20th).
In the boys race, Tamaqua’s Levi Kunkle took ninth place in 18:56. The Raiders also received top-20 performances from Steven Keefer (14th) and Jesse Garmley (19th).
Tri-Valley’s Landon Boyle won the boys race, while Minersville took the team title. Sam Masser of Tri-Valley finished first in the girls race.
Pleasant Valley rolled to a 4-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference win over Liberty.
Aidan Green led the Bears with two goals, while Damian Sopanski and Onious George each scored once.
Tyler Akob registered two assists for PV, while Jonathon Bogli and Dominic Balzano both had one helper.
The Bears are still undefeated with an overall record of 5-0-1, and a league mark of 4-0-1.
Jim Thorpe-Pen Argyl
Three second-half goals lifted Pen Argyl to a 4-2 non-conference win over Jim Thorpe.
Dawson Meckes put the Olympians on the board first with a goal in the first half off a feed from Noah Geiser.
Geiser also set up Jayden Chambers’ tally in the second half.
Matthew Dunwell had two goals to lead the Green Knights, while Lance Albenese and Tyler Labarre each scored once.
The loss dropped Thorpe to 4-2-2.
Salem Christian Academy cruised to a 9-0 non-conference victory over Weatherly.
The Wreckers’ goalie, Wyatt Higgins, finished with 16 saves.
Weatherly falls to 0-4-1 on the season.
Erin Kistler’s two goals helped Palmerton gain a 5-2 Colonial League victory over Saucon Valley.
Sydney Frantz and Celeste Hoffman both contributed a goal and an assist for the Blue Bombers, while Kira Houser also tallied for the winners.
Ana Recker registered a pair of assists, and goalie Shannon Dougherty finished with four saves.
The win lifted Palmerton’s record to 5-2 overall, and 4-1 in the league.
Parkland remained undefeated by posting a 3-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference win over Pleasant Valley.
Emma Brayford led the Trojans with two goals, while Elaina Fragassi accounted for the team’s other score.
Pleasant Valley dropped to 1-4 overall (1-3 EPC), while Parkland improved to 7-0 (6-0 EPC).
Pen Argyl-Jim Thorpe
Lauren LeKites had a hat trick to help lift Jim Thorpe to a 7-1 non-conference victory over Pen Argyl.
Mackenzie Yuhas contributed a pair of goals, while Olivia Rosenberger finished with a goal and an assist.
The Olympians also received two assists from Nicole Carroll, along with a goal from Alexis Marotto.
The win boosts Thorpe’s record to 3-2-1.
Lehighton jumped out to an early lead en route to a 4-0 non-conference victory over East Stroudsburg South.
The Indians (3-4) scored three times in the opening half to take control.
Karissa Moyer scored twice for the winners, who also received goals from Emily Ewer and Brittney Bart.
Lehighton held the Cavaliers to no shots on goal.
A hat trick by Nicole Zarayko highlighted Northern Lehigh’s 9-0 non-conference victory over Tamaqua.
The Bulldogs also received two goals from both Katelynn Barthold and Mikayla Gordon, while Kalei Fister and Caitlin Kirk each tallied once for the Bulldogs.
Dekotah Barthold made nine saves to earn the shutout win.
Nolehi improved to 6-1, while the Blue Raiders dropped to 1-7.
Lindsey Bull’s penalty kick accounted for the only goal of the game, as Central Columbia gained a 1-0 non-conference victory over Northwestern.
The Blue Jays finished with a 4-3 edge in shots, with Tigers’ keeper Naomi Glassberg making three saves.
Northwestern fell to 5-2-1.
Northampton downed Pleasant Valley 3-0 in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference contest.
The Konkrete Kids held a 19-6 edge in shots.
PV goalie Sam Merklin was kept busy, finishing with 16 saves.
The loss dropped the Bears to 2-2.
Schuylkill Haven rolled to a 14-0 Schuylkill League win over Weatherly.
The Hurricanes scored nine times in the opening half to put the game out of reach early.
Despite allowing a number of goals, Wrecker goalie Emma Kane also made a whopping 40 saves.
The loss dropped Weatherly to 1-4 overall, and 0-4 in the league.
Jim Thorpe-Blue Mtn.
Blue Mountain gained some redemption from an earlier setback to Jim Thorpe by posting a 4-1 victory.
On Sept. 11, the Olympians earned the program’s first-ever program win against the Eagles. This time, however, Blue Mountain swept singles play to key the victory.
Recording those singles wins were Aspen Weizer, Kate Rubinkam and Mackenzie Romia.
Thorpe’s lone win came from the No 1 doubles team of Kaylinn Trine and Taylor Saba.
Jim Thorpe is now 8-3, while Blue Mountain improves to 7-3.
Blue Mountain 4, Jim Thorpe 1
Aspen Weizer (BM) def. Gabby Nunez 7-6 (8-6), 6-2; Kate Rubinkam (BM) def. Tara McLean 6-1, 6-0; Mackenzie Romia (BM) def. Hailey Trine 6-0, 6-4.
Kaylinn Trine/Taylor Saba (JT) def. Carly Seizinger/Natalie Brown 2-6,7-5, (10-5); Leah Walasanac/Avery Moyer (BM) def. Julia Green/Ashlynn Miller 6-0, 6-2.
Lehighton swept Palmerton 25-9, 25-3, 25-15 in a non-conference matchup.
Megan Aaron sparked the Indians with 11 aces, nine kills and one dig, while Hailey Miller chipped in with four digs, two aces and two kills.
Madilynn Sofranko (10 assists) and Mia Snyder (10 assists) also contributed to the Lehighton effort.
Lehighton is now 4-2, while Palmerton drops to 0-10.
Riley McArdle had 12 kills, 10 digs and two aces to help Panther Valley gain a 25-19, 26-24, 25-18 victory over Mahanoy Area.
The Panthers also received eight kills from Abbey Vermillion, while Chloe Diekman added 10 digs and an ace.
The win lifted PV’s record to 4-2.