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Local Roundup: Results from Oct. 10

Lehighton gained wins in both girls soccer and volleyball action on Tuesday.

Also, Pleasant Valley’s volleyball squad remained undefeated after sweeping Hazleton.


No. Lehigh-Palmerton-NDGP -Moravian-Palisades-

Saucon Vy.-Northwestern

Palmerton’s Connor Hibell captured first place in the boys race of a multi-team cross country meet at Northwestern.

Hibell finished in 16:31.7, more than a half-minute before the next closest competitor.

Both Tiger teams posted 3-1 records, with the boys trio of Xander Giandomenico, Greyson Wellings and Sean Kershner taking fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.

Northwestern’s Sophia Cornell turned in a fifth-place finish in the girls race.


Saucon Valley 27, Palmerton 30

Moravian 25, Palmerton 30

Notre Dame GP 20, Palmerton 43

Palisades 27, Palmerton 29

Northwestern 17, Moravian 44

Notre Dame GP 27, Northwestern 29

Northwestern 15, Palisades 48

Northwestern 16, Saucon Valley 47

Moravian 15, Northern Lehigh 50

Notre Dame GP 15, Northern Lehigh 50

Palisades 15, Northern Lehigh 50

Saucon Valley 15, Northern Lehigh 50

1. Connor Hibell (Palm) 16:31.70, 2. Jordan Smith (NDGP) 17:05, 3. Jake Mattes (NDGP) 17:08.30, 4. Xander Giandomenico (NW), 5. Greyson Wellings (NW), 6. Sean Kershner (NW), 7. Perseus Fowler (MA), 8. Aiden Van Wert (NDGP), 9. Michael Maslonka (NDGP), 10. Brady Furman (NW), 11. Ethan Reith (SV), 12. Jonathan Fornauf (NW), 13. Matteo Antonucci (NDES), 14. Krish Gupta (MA), 15. Tyler Lehr (NW).


Saucon Valley 21, Palmerton 40

Moravian 21, Palmerton 35

Notre Dame GP 15, Palmerton 50

Palisades 24, Palmerton 31

Northwestern 22, Moravian 37

Notre Dame GP 18, Northwestern 45

Northwestern 16, Palisades 47

Northwestern 22, Saucon Valley 34

Moravian 15, Northern Lehigh 50

Notre Dame 15, Northern Lehigh 50

Palisades 15, Northern Lehigh 50

Saucon Valley 15, Northern Lehigh 50

1. Virginia Kraus (MA) 17:44.34, 2. Katherine Koons (NDGP) 19:25.39, 3. Olivia Schweitzer (NDGP) 20:11.74, 4. Olivia Bortz (SV), 5. Sophia Cornell (NW), 6. Ella Schweitzer (NDGP), 7. Samantha Karwacki (NDGP), 8. Lauren Bower (NDGP), 9. Brenna Hammerstone (NDGP), 10. Savina Steele (NDGP), 11. Alivia Rieland (NDGP), 12. Haley DuBois (NW), 13. Emma Rex (Palm), 14. Megan Fornwalt (NW), 15. Kellcey Pedron (NW).


Jim Thorpe-Pen Argyl

Jim Thorpe closed out its regular season with a convincing 8-3 non-league victory over Pen Argyl.

Noah Geiser had a hat trick, and added three assists as the Olympians improved to 12-6.

Cael Heaney contributed a goal and three assists, while Ehren Hassler added a tally and two helpers.

Others scoring goals for Thorpe included Kayden Spence, Hayden Meckes and Hayden Hurn. Goalie Blake Barberio turned aside 13 shots.

Pen Argyl fall to 2-14,


North Schuylkill-Tamaqua

Kimmy Rudy had two goals and a pair of assists to help Tamaqua gain a 5-0 Schuylkill League victory over North Schuylkill.

Sarah Hope added a goal and three assists for the Blue Raiders, who led 4-0 at the break.

The winners also received goals from Kolbe Robb and Katie Fredericks.

Tamaqua goalie Cecelia Ulicny made four saves to record her sixth shutout of the season.

The Raiders, who outshot their opponent by a 16-6 margin, upped their mark to 11-5 overall and 8-3 in the league.


Lehighton cruised to a 9-0 Schuylkill League victory over Marian.

Cassidy Litts had two goals and a pair of assists to lead the Indians, which led 6-0 at halftime.

Avery Bauder, Mylee Lutsko and Ryleigh Walker all finished with a goal and an assist for the winners.

Lehighton also received tallies from Leah Uyvari, Avery Wieder, Lily Caruso and Iris Zheng, while Karissa Moyer chipped in with an assist.

The Indians improved to 10-6 overall, and 6-5 in the league. The Fillies fell to 2-14, and 0-12.

Jim Thorpe-Pottsville

Lauren Kelly’s hat trick helped Pottsville earn a 9-1 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.

The Tide, now 12-3-1 overall and 10-1 in the league, also received a pair of goals from Kelly Goodman.

Sarah Hartman registered the only goal for the Olympians with Iyanna Sockwell assisting.

Thorpe’s goalie, Olivia Rosenberger, finished with 22 saves.

The loss dropped the Olympians to 4-12 and 2-9.


Minersville posted an 8-0 Schuylkill League victory over Weatherly.

Kierra Kurchock scored two goals to pace the Battlin’ Miners (10-6 overall; 7-6 SL).

Wrecker goalie Juliette Bartel finished with 30 saves.

The loss dropped Weatherly to 2-13 and 0-13.



Lehighton’s Lyla Kershner reached 500 career digs during the Indians’ 25-7, 25-16, 23-25, 25-7 Schuylkill League victory over Tamaqua.

Lorah Thomas finished with 12 kills and four blocks for the winners, while Amanda Burns added nine kills, five aces, three digs and two blocks.

Kershner registered 14 digs in reaching her milestone, and also chipped in three kills and six aces.

Others contributing included Autumn Clewell (39 assists, three digs), Jordyn Kuhn (seven kills), Makenna Snyder (six kills, two blocks) and Synceray Behler (10 digs, two aces).

For Tamaqua, Madison Schock had three aces, seven digs, 11 assists and two kills. Leah Black put up seven digs and three kills, while Gabby Blasko had nine digs and four kills.

Lehighton improved to 11-8 overall, and 8-5 in the league. The Raiders slipped to 4-17 and 0-13.

Mahanoy Area-Marian

Abbey Kluck had 25 kills to help lead Marian to a 25-14, 25-15, 18-25, 25-19 Schuylkill League victory over Mahanoy Area.

Kluck also finished with 23 digs and four aces.

Julia Meiss added 36 assists, six digs and four aces, while Zoe Katona contributed 14 digs and three aces. Alena Lombardo chipped in six kills, and Isabella Horvat ended with 10 digs.

The Fillies, now 14-5 overall and 9-3 in the league, also received eight digs and three assists from Megan Reaman.

Weatherly-Panther Valley

Panther Valley swept Weatherly 25-18, 25-19, 25-10 in Schuylkill League action.

Riley McArdle had 11 kills, five digs and two aces to lead the Panthers, while Maddison Maynard finished with seven kills, five digs and three aces.

Kylah Pinckney contributed five kills and two aces, and Lucy Greco chipped in with four aces.

For the Wreckers, Kelly Reiner had 10 digs and three kills while Abby Weston added nine digs. Rachel Rosenlund added five digs, and Abby Binder collected four digs and two blocks.

PV improved to 16-1 overall and 12-0 in the league. Weatherly dropped to 2-16 and 0-12.

Hazleton-Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley remained undefeated after rolling past Hazleton 25-8, 25-20, 25-19 in non-league action.

Rylee Ruggiero posted 12 kills and four blocks for the Bears, now 17-0. Hannah Akob finished with seven kills, 10 digs, three aces and two assists.

Brianna Bruckman added 16 assists, five digs and a pair of blocks, while Lexi Womack chipped in with five kills and 10 digs.

Others contributing included Alexis Wilkes (nine assists, eight digs) and Kara Miller (four kills, two blocks).

PV will try to complete an unbeaten regular season tonight against Stroudsburg.



Quinn Lauden scored both Moravian Academy goals as the Lions earned a 2-1 victory over Lehighton.

Claire Trumbah added an assist for Moravian, now 8-7-1.

The Indians’ Ali Maini scored her team’s only goal, with Gabby Brown assisting the tally.

Lehighton goalie Grayson Frey registered seven saves.

The loss dropped the Indians to 8-7-1.

Pleasant Valley-Stroudsburg

Darby Rusk had a hat trick to account for all the scoring in Stroudsburg’s 3-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over Pleasant Valley.

The Bears, now 2-13-2, received 15 saves from goalie Maria Altemose.

The win lifts the Mounties to 9-6-2.

Pen Argyl-Northern Lehigh

Grace Weaver’s second-quarter goal was the only scoring in Pen Argyl’s 1-0 Colonial League victory over Northern Lehigh.

Bulldog goalie Daisy Richards finished with four saves as her team slipped to 1-16 overall and 1-12 in the league.

The Knights are now 6-8-2, and 4-7-2.

Northwestern-So. Lehigh

Southern Lehigh finished its Colonial League regular season undefeated after gaining a 3-1 victory over Northwestern.

The Spartans (15-2 overall; 15-0 league) took the lead on a Piper Gluck goal in the second quarter.

Riley Bartosz and Reese MacIntosh tallied in the third to increase the lead.

The Tigers (13-4-1; 12-2) avoided the shutout with a fourth-quarter tally from Ella Dangello. Haley Kerschner assisted the goal.

Northwestern's Xander Giandomenico was fourth in Tuesday's meet. NANCY SCHOLZ/TIMES NEWS
Palmerton's Emma Rex had a 13th place finish in Tuesday's meet. NANCY SCHOLZ/TIMES NEWS
Ayden Scanton of Northern Lehigh competes in Tuesday meet. NANCY SCHOLZ/TIMES NEWS