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Local Roundup: Results from Oct. 11

Pleasant Valley’s soccer teams both picked up wins on Monday, while Northwestern recorded victories in volleyball and field hockey.


North Schuylkill-Lehighton

Mason Marchessault had two goals to help Lehighton earn a 3-1 Schuylkill League win over North Schuylkill.

Aidan Gruber also scored for the Indians, who received a pair of assists from Nick Zeigenfuss.

Lehighton goalie Bryce Miller made 18 saves while the Spartans’ Dylan Phillips stopped 16 shots.

The win lifted the Indians to 6-8-2 overall and 2-7-2 in the league.

PM West-Pleasant Valley

Seven different players scored goals as Pleasant Valley cruised to an 8-1 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over Pocono Mountain West.

Onious George paced the Bears with two goals, while Gavin Krock contributed three assists.

PV, which led 7-0 at the break, also received goals from Ryan Denninger, Damen Janotti, Jonathon Bogli, Dominic Balzano, Raymond Slobodzian and Young Nam.

Aidan Green and Damian Sopanski both chipped in with two assists.

The win lifted the Bears to 10-5-2.

Schuylkill Haven-Tamaqua

David Vazquez finished with a goal and an assist to help Tamaqua post a 2-0 victory over Schuylkill Haven.

Vazquez fed Cooper Ansbach for the game’s first goal in the opening half, and then added an insurance tally after the break.

Blue Raider goalie Jon Ulicny made three saves, while Haven’s Gavin Wade stopped 10 shots.

Tamaqua, which won the JV contest by a 5-1 score, improved to 6-9-1 overall.


Notre Dame ES-No.Lehigh

Hat tricks from both Victoria Hanna and Nicole Zarayko powered Northern Lehigh to a 10-0 victory over Notre Dame of East Stroudsburg.

The Bulldogs also received a pair of goals from Caitlin Kirk, while Danielle Dougherty and Katelynn Barthold also scored.

Dekotah Barthold (two saves) and Kirk (three saves) split time in goal for the winners.

Northern Lehigh is now 11-5.

Pleasant Valley-PM West

Pleasant Valley gained its sixth straight shutout win by posting a 3-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over Pocono Mountain West.

The Bears, who have outscored their opponents 24-0 over the past six games, received a pair of goals from Samantha Merklin.

Merklin, who starts in goal for PV, came out of her net due to injuries to three starters. Alexa Pridham added a goal and an assist for the Bears, who registered 26 shots and earned 16 corners, while Kloie Kneisley chipped in with an assist.

The win lifted Pleasant Valley to 11-4-2.


Tri-Valley cruised to a 7-0 Schuylkill League victory over Weatherly.

Weatherly goalie Emma Kane finished with 29 saves.

The loss drops the Wreckers to 2-11 overall and 0-8 in the league.


Palmerton-Northern Lehigh

Syndney Frantz, Celeste Hoffman and Ana Recker each scored two goals as Palmerton rolled to a 7-0 Colonial League victory over Northern Lehigh.

The Blue Bombers also received a score from Skylar Kohler, while goalie Shannon Dougherty made two saves to earn the shutout win.

Bulldog keeper Kendall Heiney finished the contest with 17 saves.

Palmerton improved to 12-3-1 overall and 11-2-1 in the league, while Nolehi dropped to 6-10 and 6-9.


Brinley Rex scored three goals to lead Northwestern to a 6-0 Colonial League victory over Catasauqua.

Rex, who also added an assist, opened the game’s scoring with her first goal in the first quarter. She added her other two scores in the third frame.

Cara Thomas tallied twice for the Tigers, while Brynn Balliet accounted for the team’s other goal.

Northwestern improved to 9-7-1 overall and 8-6-1 in the league.



Northwestern gained a 25-15, 21-25, 25-21, 25-16 non-conference victory over Lehighton.

Jenna Breininger had 13 kills and five digs for the Tigers, while Brooke Dwane finished with 26 assists and three aces. Kylie Nagle added 11 digs, nine aces and seven assists, with Olivia Silfies also regsitering nine kills.

The winners, who improved to 9-8, also received eight digs and three kills from Allison Eiring.

For the Indians (7-5), Hailey Miller posted eight kills, nine digs and four aces. Megan Aaron added four kills, eight digs and two aces, with Mia Snyder (18 assists) and Lyla Kerschner (five digs) also contributing to the Lehighton cause.

Marian-Brandywine Heights

Marian posted a sweep of Brandywine Heights, winning three close games by scores of 25-21, 25-23, 27-25.

Rhiannon Brady, Kelly Sullivan and Fatikha Tikhtova all had seven kills for the Fillies, while Ashlyn Klitsch finished with 28 assists and eight digs.

Lauren Reaman contributed 18 digs and three aces, with Sullivan and Tikhtova both adding three blocks. Brady also had eight digs.

The winners, now 13-1, also received five kills and four digs from Abbey Kluck, and 10 digs from Lizzie Snerr. Megan Paisley chipped in with six digs and three aces.

Jim Thorpe-EEA

Maggy Hallihan, Kristin Pompa and Riley Pastor all had seven kills to help Jim Thorpe earn a 26-24, 25-20, 25-15 sweep of Executive Education Academy Charter School.

Alexandra Ramey added six kills for the Olympians, who improved to 11-4.

Thorpe also received 27 assists and three digs from Andi Hoherchak, while Leah Figura added nine digs. Haylei James chipped in with five digs, and Carsen Rosenberger finished with three digs.