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Local Roundup: Results from Sept. 27

Lehighton and Pleasant Valley both posted wins in two sports on Monday.

The Indians earned victories in boys soccer and volleyball, while the Bears triumphed in field hockey and volleyball.


Northwestern-Notre Dame GP

Matt Johnson had a hat trick and added an assist to help Northwestern gain a 5-2 Colonial League victory over Notre Dame of Green Pond.

Josh Zellner and Lucas Van Lierop also scored for the Tigers, who led 2-1 at intermission.

The winners also received a pair of assists from Dominic Yeakel, while goalie Dominic Yeakel registered 13 saves.

Northwestern improved to 6-3 overall and 4-3 in the league.

Pottsville-Jim Thorpe

TJ Dudak’s overtime goal at the 93-minute mark lifted Jim Thorpe to a 2-1 Schuylkill League victory over Pottsville.

Dawson Meckes assisted on the winning tally, which lifted the Olympians record to 6-3-2 overall and 4-1-2 in the league.

Noah Geiser, off an assist from Dudak, opened the scoring for Thorpe in the first half.

The Tide’s Tyler Shappell knotted the contest with a goal in the second half.

Jacob Geiser stopped four shots for the Olympians, who finished with a 16-6 advantage in shots.

Lehighton-Schuylkill Haven

Mason Marchessault finished with two goals and an assist as Lehighton handed Schuylkill Haven a 4-1 Schuylkill League defeat.

Nick Zeigenfuss also tallied for the Indians, who scored three goals in the first half.

Matt Sofranko and Ryan Graver added assists in the win, which pushed Lehighton’s record to 4-3-1.

Indian goalie Bryce Miller made six saves.

Tamaqua-Pine Grove

Pine Grove cruised to a 6-0 Schuylkill League victory over Tamaqua.

The Cardinals jumped out to a 4-0 first-half lead on goals by Haydn Williams, Hunter Deichert, Owen Hannevig and Ethan Hannevig.

Damon Seiverling and Bryce Shollenberger tacked on second-half tallies to close out the scoring.

The Blue Raiders (3-6) received 10 saves from goalie Jon Ulicny.


Pleasant Valley-ES South

Heather Todaro scored a pair of goals to help Pleasant Valley gain a 3-1 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over East Stroudsburg South.

The Bears also received a goal from Mattison Hyland, while Sydney Jeker added an assist.

PV (3-6) finished with a 5-4 edge in shots. The Cavs, however, had nine corners to the Bears’ three.

Palmerton-Pen Argyl

Palmerton continued its winning ways with a 2-0 Colonial League victory over Pen Argyl.

Sydney Frantz opened the scoring for the Blue Bombers, who improved to 9-2 overall and 8-1 in the league. The winners tacked on an insurance goal when Skylar Kohler tallied off an assist from Erin Kistler.

Palmerton goalie Shannon Dougherty made five saves to record the shutout.

Northern Lehigh-Bangor

Emma Toth had two goals and an assist to lead Bangor to a 6-0 Colonial League victory over Northern Lehigh.

Kaylee Holland, Reagan Heard, Alena DeRea and Caydence McLean also scored for the Slaters, who evened their record at 5-5.

The Bulldogs, who were held to just two shots on goal, dropped to 3-6.


Northern Lehigh-Lehighton

Northern Lehigh scored four first-half goals and coasted to a 5-0 non-conference victory over Lehighton.

Caitlyn Kirk and Katelynn Barthold accounted for the first-half tallies, as both posted a pair of goals.

The Bulldogs closed out the scoring in the second half on Katya Peseko’s tally.

Dekotah Barthold earned the shutout win with three saves, while Indian keeper Abby Meckes stopped 16 shots.

Northern Lehigh is now 8-1, while Lehigton fell to 4-7.


Victoria Lindenmuth and Masie Reed both had hat tricks to lead Lourdes to a 13-0 Schuylkill League victory over Weatherly.

The Wreckers’ Emma Kane finished with 24 saves.

The loss dropped Weatherly to 2-5.

Pleasant Valley-Parkland

Samantha Merklin was stellar in goal for Pleasant Valley, but the Bears still dropped a 1-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference decision to Parkland.

Merklin finished with 33 saves, allowing just one goal by the Trojans’ Mariana Aubele-Gonzalez.

Parkland outshot PV by a 48-3 margin and also earned 11 corners.

The loss dropped Pleasant Valley to 4-3-1.


Jim Thorpe-Salisbury

Tara McLean and Hailey Trine picked up singles victories in a 3-2 Jim Thorpe loss to Salisbury.

The Falcons earned the win by sweeping the doubles matches.

The loss dropped the Olympians to 8-5.

Salisbury 3, Jim Thorpe 2


Mackezine Hankee (S) def. Gabby Nunez 2-6, 6-2 (14-12); Tara McLean (JT) def. Genesis Almodovar 6-0, 6-4; Hailey Trine (JT) def. Mia Kezengwa 6-4, 6-0.


Marcie Silberman/Maisie Oliver (S) def. Kaylinn Trine/Taylor Saba 4-6, 7-6 (7-5); Angela Bitar/Addison Paulik (S) def. Julia Green/Hailey Wallace 6-1, 6-3.


ES North-Pleasant Valley

Jackie James had two aces, three kills and eight assists in Pleasant Valley’s 25-9, 25-9, 25-9 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory against East Stroudsburg North.

Nora Jones recorded three kills and four digs for the Bears, while Emma Bergstresser finished with nine kills and Lexi Womack added seven kills.

Pleasant Valley (3-6) also received nine assists and five digs from Brianna Buckman.

Lehighton-Schuylkill Haven

Lehighton swept Schuylkill Haven 25-18, 25-16, 25-11 in Schuylkill League action.

Megan Aaron recorded 10 digs, six aces and eight kills for the Indians (5-4), while Hailey Miller had seven kills, four aces and 10 digs.

The winners also received eight kills from Haley Ginder, with Lorah Thomas adding four kills and four aces.

Others contributing to the Lehighton cause included Mia Snyder (two digs, seven assists) and Madelyn Sofranko (11 assists, two kills).

Williams Valley-Marian

Charlotte Vinson had six kills, seven aces and a couple blocks to help Marian earn a 25-7, 25-18, 25-8 Schuylkill League victory over Williams Valley.

Ashlyn Klitsch posted 17 assists and three aces for the Fillies (7-1), while Rhiannon Brady added six aces, three kills and two digs.

Megan Paisley, Abby Kluck and Jenna Goff all had three kills for Marian, with Paisley also collecting three digs and Goff contributing three aces.

Lauren Reaman chipped in with four digs, three aces and two assists.

Pottsville-Panther Valley

Riley McArdle recorded 15 digs and five kills in Panther Valley’s 25-22, 25-15, 25-16 Schuylkill League loss to Pottsville.

Emma Dacey also had 11 digs and two kills for the Panthers, who dropped to 6-3.

PV’s Abbey Vermillion finished with one ace, four kills and two blocks.

Jim Thorpe-Pine Grove

Pine Grove knocked off Jim Thorpe 25-9, 25-18, 20-25, 25-15 in a Schuylkill League contest.

Haylei James had 15 digs for the Olympians, while Andi Hoherchak finished with 19 assists.

Kristin Pompa had seven kills and a block for Thorpe, with Olivia Calcano adding nine digs, and Leah Figura seven digs.

The loss dropped the Olympians to 7-2.

Tamaqua-North Schuylkill

North Schuylkill swept past Tamaqua 25-16, 25-16, 25-1 in Schuylkill League action.

Lacy Beers had nine digs for the Blue Raiders, while Eileen Lusch finished with four digs and a kill.

Ashlyn Houser (three digs, one ace) and Jillian Tite (two kills) also aided the Tamaqua cause.

The Raiders are now 4-6 overall and 2-5 in the league.


Kelly Michaels had nine digs and one assist in Weatherly’s 25-18, 25-9, 25-22 Schuylkill League loss to Tri-Valley.

Jenna Winkler posted six kills and three digs for the Wreckers (2-9).

Taylor Davidovich also had four assists and four digs for Weatherly, while Becca Schell recorded five digs and two kills. Gianna Lowman chipped in with a pair of kills and digs, with Huntyr Eichhorst and Angelina Fewins each adding four assists.


Dieruff registered a 25-22, 25-21, 25-5 non-conference victory over Palmerton.

Jayleena Cruz had 10 service points and three aces for the Blue Bombers (0-14), while Jessica Heydt added four blocks and three kills.


EPC Championships

Matt Zerfass of Emmaus won in a playoff over Matt Vital of Liberty to capture the individual title at the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference golf championships, held at Olde Homestead.

Zerfass and Vital both finished with a 72, before Zerfass finished on top. Vital, however, was part of the Hurricane squad that won the team championship, topping the Hornets by 10 strokes.

Pleasant Valley’s Lydon Patascher participated in the tourney, finishing with a 96.

Northern Lehigh's Sophia Lear races upfield between Lehighton's Kayla Hregician, left, and Alyssa Myers during Monday's contest. RICH SMITH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
Pleasant Valley's Lydon Patascher watches one of his tee shots during Monday's EPC Golf Championships. NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS