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Local Roundup: Results from April 16

The Northwestern softball team won its fifth-straight game Tuesday and secured its spot in the District 11 Class 3A playoffs.



Northwestern broke a tight game with a three-run fifth and went on to a 7-4 non-league victory over Kutztown.

Abby Dunstan went 4-for-4 and scored two runs for the Tigers, and Lily Kinnon added three hits. Isabelle Akelaitis had two hits and an RBI, and Emma Freeman had a double, triple, and three RBIs for Northwestern, which raised its record to 10-1.

Freeman went the distance and struck out eight in the circle. The Tigers pounded out 16 hits.

Felicia Oldt had two hits for Kutztown (3-5).

N’western 002 030 2 - 7 16 4

Kutztown 102 001 0 - 4 10 1

Freeman and Dunstan; Bauscher and Noecker W - Freeman L - Bauscher.

N. Lehigh-S. Lehigh

Northern Lehigh pushed across three runs in the top of the seventh inning to secure a 7-6 Colonial League win over Southern Lehigh.

Haylie Fenstermaker brought home a run when she hit into a fielder’s choice to tie it in the top of the seventh, and Arabella Heintzelman added a go-ahead two-run double to make it 7-5. Heintzelman finished with three RBIs, and Skyeler Horack collected two hits, including a solo homer in the top of the first, and finished with two RBIs. Kaitlyn Stock doubled, and Kylee Snyder tripled in the win.

Brooke Davies finished with three hits and two RBIs for the Spartans, who plated a run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Lila Padded and Alexa Smith each added a double among their two hits with an RBI and a run scored.

No. Lehigh 301 000 3 - 7 8 2

So. Lehigh 100 220 1 - 6 12 2

Smith, Simms (5), Watt (6) and Stock; Young and Davies. W - Watt. K - Young. HR: Northern Lehigh - Horack (1st, none on).

Panther Vy.-Shen. Vy.

Panther Valley powered its way to a 16-2 Schuylkill League win over Shenandoah in five innings.

Janessa Prudente finished with two doubles, a triple, drove in two runs and scored three times for the Panthers (3-2). Prudente also struck out six and allowed one earned run in five innings of work. Morgan O’Brien (double, three RBIs, two runs scored) and Morgan Orsulak (two RBIs, three runs scored) each had three hits. Mikayla Yuricheck (three RBIs, three runs scored), Brooklynn Mika (two RBIs, two runs scored) and Caroline Breslin (RBI, run scored) all had a pair of hits.

Hannah DeAngelo doubled among her two hits and had an RBI for the Blue Devils (0-7).

Panther Vy. 202 57 - 16 18 3

Shenandoah 101 00 - 2 5 4

Prudente and Yuricheck; Monoghan and Labosky. W - Prudente. L - Monoghan.

Jim Thorpe-Pine Grove

Pine Grove staked itself to an early lead and the Cardinals rolled to a 16-0 Schuylkill League victory over Jim Thorpe.

Lily Flynn had three hits and five RBIs, and Madison Shiffer had three hits and two RBIs for the winners, now 10-2 overall and 5-1 in the league.

Hannah Zacharias and Masion Schwartz had the lone hits for Jim Thorpe (3-7; 0-7), which lost it seventh straight after a 3-0 start.

Pine Grove 630 7 - 16 14 0

Jim Thorpe 000 0 - 0 2 5

Clark, Aungst (4), and Bohr; Schwartz and Sully. W - Clark. L - Schwartz.


A solo homer by Hailee Brown in the top of the eighth inning helped Lourdes secure a 4-3 Schuylkill League win over Tamaqua.

Brown finished with two home runs and three RBIs for Lourdes. Brynn Barcavage and Gabby Dusendschine each doubled and Makayla Adams added a triple. Brown also did damage in the circle, striking out 13.

Paige Bumbulsky struck out 16 in eight innings of work, surrendering just five hits and one walk for the Raiders (1-8). Kolbe Robb, Veronica Scott, Bumbulsky, Ceanna Gormley and Madison Schock each had hits, with Robb collecting an RBI.

Lourdes 000 201 01 - 4 5 7

Tamaqua 000 012 00 - 3 5 1

Bumbulsky and Scott; Brown and Adams. W - Brown. L - Bumbulsky. HR: Lourdes - Brown (4th, none on; 8th none on).



Wilson scored early and often to gain a 10-3 Colonial League victory over Palmerton.

Hunter Stasak went the distance on the mound for the Warriors, who scored in each of the first five innings. Stasak allowed six hits and struck out three.

Shaun Danielson led the winners (4-5) offensively with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs. Nico Brown added a pair of hits and knocked in two, while Gunner Scheetz had two hits and scored twice.

For the Blue Bombers, who fell to 3-8 overall and 2-6 in the league, AJ Borger and Jacob Grammes both finished with a hit and a run scored.

Palmerton 000 102 0 - 3 6 5

Wilson 221 320 x - 10 11 0

Grammes, Hosier (5) and Stroup; Stasak and Partridge. W - Stasak. L - Grammes.

Bethlehem Catholic-

Pleasant Valley

Caden Deegan slugged a three-run homer in the third inning to help power Bethlehem Catholic to a 5-1 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over Pleasant Valley.

Phil Taylor and Petros Tsihlis combined on a four-hitter for the Hawks. Taylor tossed the first three innings and allowed two hits and a run while striking out four. Tsihlis hurled the final four frames, giving up two hits and no runs while fanning three.

The winners, now 6-3 overall and 5-3 in the league, also received a hit and two RBIs from Zach McCoy.

Zach Pandolfo had a hit and a run for the Bears, who slipped to 3-6 and 2-6. PV’s other hits came from Ethan Balanca, Dakoda Lucas and Royce Thompson.

Becahi 003 200 0 - 5 5 2

Pleasant Vy. 000 100 0 - 1 4 0

Taylor, Tsihlis (4) and Richards; Campbell, Smith (2), Borger (5) and Walsh. W - Taylor. L - Smith. HR: Bethlehem Catholic - Deegan (3rd, two on).


Tamaqua rallied from a six-run deficit to gain a 7-6 Schuylkill League walk-off victory over Pottsville.

Cooper Ansbach delivered the game-winning hit, as his double with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Lucas Kamant with the tying run and Wyatt Steigerwalt with the deciding tally.

Ansbach finished with two hits and three RBIs as the Blue Raiders upped their overall record to 7-2 overall and 4-1 in the league.

Steigerwalt added a pair of hits and two runs, while Mason Ligenza chipped in with a hit and two runs.

The Tide (4-7; 2-3) received three hits, one a homer, three runs and two RBIs from Luke Keitsock. Aidan Bierman also added three hits and three RBIs.

Pottsville 211 020 0 - 6 10 2

Tamaqua 000 004 3 - 7 9 1

Bierman and Kushwarra; Yenser, Vecolitis (6) and Kane. W - Vecolitis. L - Bierman. HR: Pottsville - Keitsock (1st, none on).

Pine Grove-Jim Thorpe

A big game from Carson Lengle highlighted Pine Grove’s 10-2 win over Jim Thorpe in Schuylkill League action.

Lengle struck out 13 in five- and-two-thirds innings on the mound, and went 2-for-4 with four RBIs for the Cardinals. Wyatt Snyder had three hits, including two doubles, and finished with two RBIs and two runs scored. Owen Hannevig, Jake Hatter and Quinn Brommer all had two hits for the Cardinals.

Jack Edwards had a pair of hits for the Olympians, while Matthew Domski and Brody Schrantz each had a hit and knocked in a run.

Pine Grove 030 310 3 - 10 12 4

Jim Thorpe 001 100 0 - 2 5 3

Lengle, Lyons (6) and Karenda; Schwartz, Schrantz (5), Lazorick (6), Louk (7) and M. Davis. W - Lengle. L - Schwartz.

Minersville-Panther Vy.

Minersville used a quick start to turn back Panther Valley for a 9-6 win.

Logan Hutsko had three hits - including two doubles - with two RBIs and a run scored for the Battlin’ Miners, who built a 9-1 lead after three innings. Nolan Plesnarski added two hits and an RBI, while Lorenzo Yourey doubled with three RBIs and Easton Schultz also connected for a double.

Hayden Goida had three hits for the Panthers, knocking in three runs and scoring twice. Chase Weaver had two hits and scored twice as Panther Valley pushed across three runs in the bottom of the fifth and two runs in the sixth.

Minersville 153 000 0 - 9 8 4

Panther Valley 001 032 0 - 6 9 4

Plesnarski, Sukeena (6), Hutsko (7) and Halford; Wehr, Black (4) and Goida. W - Plesnarski. L - Wehr.


Jim Thorpe-Lehighton

Lehighton had a perfect day on the court, as the Indians swept Jim Thorpe by identical 5-0 scores in a doubleheader.

The Indians received singles wins from six different players, with all six coming in straight sets.

The two victories lifted Lehighton to 7-3, while the Olympians dropped to 0-9.

Lehighton 5, Jim Thorpe 0


Bayto Cokrlija (L) def. Alex Plesniarski 6-0, 6-0; Issac Carpenter (L) def. Ian Walck 6-1, 6-0; Phillip Ebbert (L) def. Maxwell Priore 6-1, 6-4.


Julian May/Avery Hosler (L) won by forfeit; Mia Nothstein/Kyra Shorten (L) won by forfeit.

Lehighton 5, Jim Thorpe 0


Bekim Cokrlija (L) def. Alex Plesniarski 6-0, 6-1; Michael Bowman (L) def. Ian Walck 6-2, 6-2; Jed Cordes (L) def. Maxwell Priore 6-0, 6-3.


Sophia Bastone/Anna Howland (L) won by forfeit; Nolan Eckman/Xavier Elliott (L) won by forfeit.

ES North-Pleasant Vy.

Pleasant Valley won its second-straight match with a 6-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference win over East Stroudsburg North.

John Hargrave, Noah Dolan and Ben Keppel all swept singles play for the Bears (9-6), who won each contested match in straight sets. The teams of Roman Steuer and Chris Lanier, and Aaron Rehrig and Jens Hansen won the two contested doubles matches.

Pleasant Valley 6, ES North 0


John Hargrave (PV) def. Joseph Canetti 6-0, 6-0; Noah Dolan (PV) def. Tsckedi Matthew 6-0, 6-0; Ben Keppel (PV) def. Jaysen Batoon 6-0, 6-0.


Roman Steuer/Chris Lanier (PV) def. Jaden Villanueva/Auryk Kisselbach 6-0, 6-0; Aaron Rehrig/Jens Hansen (PV) def. Simon Peters/Robert Taylor 6-0, 6-0; Logan Krock/Damon McMurty (PV) won by forfeit.


Salisbury posted a 4-1 win over Palmerton in Colonial League action.

With the win, the Falcons improved to 7-3.

Jared Reinhard picked up a win at No. 3 singles for the Bombers (3-6).

Salisbury 4, Palmerton 1

SINGLES Nolan Gredja (S) def. Colby Chadwick 6-2, 6-1; Jacob Knerr (S) def. Levi Johnson 6-0, 7-6; Jared Reinhard (P) def. Christian Marinos 7-6, 6-1.


Blaine Berger/Ahmed Suleiman (S) def. Garcia Escobar/Katie Heimbach 6-3, 6-0; Ian Young/Han Kloosterman (S) def. Hadlee Lake/Colton Ruzicka 6-0, 2-6, 7-6.


Pleasant Valley-Easton

In a battle of unbeatens, Devon Bush scored five goals and added three assists and Rylee Rath tallied five goals and one assist to lift Pleasant Valley to a 12-5 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over Easton.

Olivia Iandoli and Samantha Miller each netted a goal and Emily Butler had an assist for the Bears, who kept their record unblemished at 12-0.

Jacelyn Morgan registered a pair of goals for Easton, which dropped to 7-1.


Nazareth posted a 15-6 win over Northwestern in non-league action.

With the win, the Eagles improve to 9-2.

Olivia Costa scored four goals for the Tigers (2-7).



Blaine Snyder scored three goals and added two assists to help Northwestern nip Nazareth 7-6 in non-league play.

Michael Lagowy had two goals and assists, Tyler Kaas added two goals, Stone Sosnovik notched a goal, and Bailen Smargiassi registered 12 saves for the Tigers (6-3).

Luke Ament recorded two goals for Nazareth (7-3).


Minersville-Panther Valley

Panther Valley dropped a 13-7 decision to visiting Minersville.

Kiki Wolfgang had two hits, one a double, and scored three runs for the Panthers, while Danika Blazosky added an RBI hit and scored twice.

PV’s Bailey Snyder also chipped in with a hit and a run.

Lehighton's Phillip Ebbert returns a shot during Tuesday's match. RICH SMITH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
Jim Thorpe's Alex Plesniarski gets ready to hit a backhand shot during Tuesday's match. RICH SMITH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS