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Local Roundup: Results from Oct. 7

Lehighton received wins in both volleyball and field hockey on Thursday.


Nativity-Jim Thorpe

Keiran Mele’s goal with 3:31 left in the first overtime period lifted Jim Thorpe to a 1-0 victory over visiting Nativity.

The Olympians’ Georgiy Sakharov assisted on the game-winning tally.

Jim Thorpe, which improved to 9-3-3, held Nativity without a shot on goal.

Tamaqua-Blue Mountain

Aidan Valentine scored two goals to lift Blue Mountain to a 3-0 Schuylkill League victory over Tamaqua.

Jon Ulicny turned aside nine shots for the Blue Raiders, who dropped to 5-8-1.


Tyler Shappell had a hat trick to lead Pottsville to a 3-2 Schuylkill League victory over Lehighton.

Shappell scored all three of his goals in the first half to help the Tide improve to 4-8-1.

The Indians received a first-half goal from Zander Bauer, while Aidan Gruber tallied in the second half.

Lehighton goalie Bryce Miller made seven saves.

The loss dropped the Indians to 4-8-2 overall, and 1-7-2 in the league.

Northern Lehigh-Southern Lehigh

Southern Lehigh cruised to a 5-0 Colonial League victory over Northern Lehigh.

Michael Coccozza scored two goals for the Spartans, while Landon Bealer added three assists.

Ethan Kunkle made eight saves, and Tyler Sollars stopped six shots for the Bulldogs as the two shared goalie duties.

Northern Lehigh fell to 0-14 overall, and 0-10 in the league.

Palmerton-Notre Dame ES

Palmerton’s Trevor Anthony scored two goals, but Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg still pulled out a 3-2 victory over the Blue Bombers.

Riley Fallon assisted on one of Palmerton’s tallies. Goalie Aiden Mertz finished with 12 saves for Palmerton (1-13).


Lehighton-Northern Lehigh

Gabby Brown and Brielle Frable both scored goals to lift Lehighton to a 2-0 victory over Northern Lehigh.

Indians goalie Shelby Heater made three saves to record the shutout win.

Kendall Heiney posted seven saves for the Bulldogs, who dropped to 6-9.

The win pushed Lehighton’s record to 9-6.

Northampton-Pleasant Valley

Northampton pulled out a 2-1 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference overtime victory over Pleasant Valley.

Erin Dumbach and Eliza Rogerson both scored goals for the Konkrete Kids, while Nikol Smale tallied for the Bears.

PV’s Abigail Azar registered an assist on Smale’s goal.

The Bears, who kept the game close despite being outshot 16-5 and facing 19 corners, dropped to 4-10.

Northwestern-Southern Lehigh

Hannah Bausher’s hat trick propelled Southern Lehigh to a 5-0 Colonial League victory over Northwestern.

The Spartans also received goals from Lona Hughes and Reese Machtosh.

Gabby Gober collected 13 saves for Northwestern (7-7-1).


Notre Dame ES-Palmerton

Brianna Moore scored four goals and added an assist, while Beth Morgan also finished with a hat trick in Palmerton’s 8-0 victory over Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg.

The Blue Bombers also received a goal and an assist from Sam Perloni, while Ella Baumgardt and Emma Martinez each finished with two assists.

Palmerton goalie Emma Snyder made three saves to gain the shutout win.

The victory lifted Palmerton’s record to 13-2.

North Schuylkill-Tamaqua

Tamaqua received goals from four different players to gain a 4-0 Schuylkill League victory over North Schuylkill on Senior Night.

Sarah Hope and Maura Walker both scored in the first half for the Blue Raiders, while Rylee Wenzel and Alexxa Stianche each tallied in the second half. Kim Rudy chipped in a pair of assists.

Goalie Zoe Seltzer made six saves to post her first shutout of the season for Tamaqua (2-13 overall; 2-8 in the league).

Southern Lehigh-Northern Lehigh

Natalie Morgan scored two goals to help Southern Lehigh earn a 3-1 Colonial League victory over Northern Lehigh.

The Bulldogs received a goal from Nicole Zarayko, while goalie Dekotah Barthold finished with seven saves.

The loss dropped Nolehi to 10-4 overall, and 7-3 in the league.

Schuylkill Haven-Weatherly

Brooke Siket and Ava Shappell both scored two goals as Schuylkill Haven rolled to a 9-0 Schuylkill League win over Weatherly.

Goalie Emma Kane finished with 32 saves for Weatherly (2-10, 0-9)



Lehighton lost the first set, but came back to win the next three in gaining a 23-25, 25-10, 25-20, 25-12 Schuylkill League victory over Tamaqua.

Madelyn Stoffey had nine kills, five aces and four blocks for the Indians, while Megan Aaron finished with six kills, six aces and eight digs.

Lehighton (7-4) also received 20 assists and two kills from Mia Snyder, with Madeline Sofranko contributing four kills and four aces. Lorah Thomas aided the winning cause with seven kills, three blocks and two aces.

For the Blue Raiders (5-10), Eileen Lusch had five digs, two aces and a kill, while Lacey Beers recorded six digs and three aces.

Ashlyn Houser chipped in with three digs and two aces, and Destini Denning added three digs.

Mahanoy Area-Marian

Ashlyn Klitsch had 28 assists, three digs and two aces to help Marian sweep Mahanoy Area by scores of 25-13, 15-17, 25-14.

Charlotte Vinson finished with nine kills for the Fillies, while Rhiannon Brady registered six kills, nine digs and four aces.

Others contributing to the Marian cause included Abbey Kluck (six kills, two digs, two aces), Megan Paisley (five kills, six digs, two aces), Kelly Sullivan (four kills) and Lauren Reaman (10 digs, five aces).

The win lifted the Fillies record to 11-1.

Panther Valley-Pine Grove

Kailen Felty had 11 kills, and Macie Brown finished with 36 assists to lead Pine Grove to a 25-19, 25-13, 25-18 Schuylkill League victory over Panther Valley.

The Panthers received 10 kills and nine digs from Natalie Vermillion, while Riley McArdle recorded six kills and 17 digs. Sadie Trubilla also posted 21 assists for PV, which dropped to 9-6.

Jim Thorpe-Pottsville

Pottsville swept Jim Thorpe in Schuylkill League action, 25-21, 25-17, 25-21.

Brooke Mitzen and Kristin Pompa both had seven kills for the Olympians, while Haylei James finished with 15 digs.

Thorpe (10-3) also received 18 assists and five digs from Andi Hoherchak, along with four kills from Alexandra Ramey.


Weatherly was swept by Shenandoah Valley, 25-12, 25-13, 25-3, in a Schuylkill League matchup.

Christal Kislan had eight digs for the Wreckers, while Jenna Winkler recorded five digs and a block. Weatherly (3-14) also received two kills, a dig and an assist from Gianna Lowman.

Lehighton's Mia Snyder hits the ball while Tamaqua's Jillian Tite prepares to defend. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS