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Local Roundup: Results from April 27-28

Jim Thorpe gained wins in both baseball and softball on Saturday.

The Olympians bested Panther Valley in both contests.


Panther Valley-Jim Thorpe

Brody Schrantz allowed just three hits and struck out 11 to lead Jim Thorpe to a 4-1 non-league victory over Panther Valley.

Schrantz and Michael Antignani each singled and drove in two runs for Jim Thorpe, which improved to 4-10. Matthew Domski and Nikolas Schwartz both scored a pair of runs.

Drew Kokinda singled and knocked in the only run for the Panthers (9-5), while Brennan Kunkel had a single, a run scored, and stole two bases. Tyler Black went the distance on the mound, striking out six.

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Jim Thorpe 200 020 x - 4 6 1

Black and Goida; Schrantz and MoDavis. W - Schrantz. L - Black.


Palisades pushed across two runs in the home fifth to post a 4-3 Colonial League victory over Palmerton.

Jacob Grammes had three hits and two RBIs to lead Palmerton offensively. Cameron Pengelly added two hits for Bombers, who dropped their fourth straight and sank to 3-8 in league play and 4-12 overall.

Tyler Bonelli and Kyle Kirsch both had two hits and scored a run for Palisades (4-8, 7-8).

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Palisades 200 020 x - 4 6 1

Pengelly, Grammes (5), and Reph; Trickle and Mussleman. W - Trickle. L - Pengelly.

Weatherly-MMI Prep

Freeland MMI rolled to a 15-0 non-league victory over Weatherly.

Andrew Burns had two hits, scored three runs, and knocked in three for MMI, which improved to 6-3 overall. Heath Williams limited Weatherly to two hits and struck out seven.

Niklaus Eroh and Bradlee Connors had the lone hits for Weatherly, which fell to 1-12.

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Connors, Donadi (3), and Eroh; Williams and Witner. W - Williams. L - Connors.

Pleasant Vy.-W’paupack

Wallenpaupack edged Pleasant Valley, 5-4, in a non-league game.

Kole Henry, Dakoda Lucas and Owen Walters all had two hits for Pleasant Valley (5-10). Lucas also scored twice and swiped two of the Bears’ five stolen bases. Walters added a pair of RBIs

Jake Holbert had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI for Wallenpaupack (9-5).

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Wallenpaupack 200 030 0 - 5 7 2

Smith, Borger (6), and Green; VanGorder, Caruso (5), and Santiago. W - Caruso. L - Smith.


Panther Valley-Jim Thorpe

A 10-run fourth inning helped Jim Thorpe pull away for a 15-4 non-league victory over Panther Valley.

Mara Levin highlighted the fourth inning for the Olympians with a three-run homer, while teammates Isabella Sully (two-run double) and Kaylyn Costello (two-run single) both contributed key hits.

Sarah Hartman finished the game with three singles and three runs scored for Thorpe (4-12 overall). Sully (single, double, two runs scored, two RBIs) and Hannah Zacharias (single, double, two runs scored, RBI) also had big games.

Mikayla Yuricheck had three hits - including a triple - scored two runs and knocked in one for the Panthers (6-9).

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Jim Thorpe 032 (10)x - 15 11 2

Alabovitz and Yuricheck; Levins and Zacharias. W - Levins. L - Alabovitz. HR: Jim Thorpe - Levins (4th, two on).


Palmerton edged Palisades, 1-0, in Colonial League play.

Carly Gaffney fired a one-hitter to earn the pitching win for the Bombers. She struck out eight and walked just one.

Karlye Teman was just as impressive in a losing effort for the Pirates (10-3; 8-2), firing a one-hitter of her own and striking out 12.

The Bombers (13-1 overall; 8-1 CL) made the most of two Pirate miscues in the fourth inning to account for the game’s lone run.

Gaffney’s six-inning single was the only hit for Palmerton.

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Gaffney and Delgado; Teman and Paglianite. W - Gaffney. L - Teman.


Catasauqua stunned Northwestern in eight innings, 2-1, in Colonial League action Sunday as Delaney Troxell outdueled Emma Freeman.

Troxell pitched a four-hitter, walking none and striking out 10 as the Rough Riders handed the Tigers their first league loss.

Jordan Soltis had a hit and scored a run for Catty, which improved to 7-8 overall and 5-7 in the league.

Freeman, who had two of her team’s four hits, also finished with a four-hitter, walking one while fanning 13. She allowed two runs, both of which were unearned.

The loss dropped Northwestern to 14-2 overall and 11-1 in the CL.

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Troxell and Becker; Freeman and Dunstan. W - Troxell. L - Freeman.

Tamaqua-Mahanoy Area

In the first of its two games on Saturday, Tamaqua snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 6-3 non-league win over Mahanoy Area.

The Blue Raiders (2-13 overall) were led by Addison Krall with two singles and two RBIs. Teammates Leah Crowley (two singles, run scored, RBI) and Megan Linkhorst (two singles) also contributed to the victory.

Naomi Kowalick had three singles for Mahanoy Area (4-9).

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Linkhorst, Gormley (4) and Scott, Krall; Long and Mrozcka. W - Linkhorst. L - Long.

Kutztown Area-Tamaqua

In the night cap of a doubleheader, Kutztown cruised to an 18-0 non-league victory over Tamaqua.

Samantha Furst sparked the Cougars (10-5) with a home run, two singles, three runs scored and three RBIs.

Addison Krall accounted for the lone hit for the Blue Raiders (2-14).

Kutztown (15)21 - 18 19 0

Tamaqua 0 00 - 0 1 2

Bauscher and Furst; Linkhorst, Gormley (1), Schock (1), Crowley (2) and Scott. W - Bauscher. L - Linkhorst. HR: Kutztown - Furst (2nd, one on).

Lincoln LA-Marian

Marian received a 7-0 forfeit victory over Lincoln Leadership Academy.


Northwestern, Palmerton

at Zephyr Invitational

Northwestern’s Sadie Fenstermaker and Palmerton’s Nataly Walters both posted multiple first-place finishes at the Zephyr Invitational.

Fenstermaker took top honors for the Tigers in the discus (119-4) and shot put (37-9).

Grace Yost took gold in the pole vault with a new NW school record mark of 10-7, while Gavin Nelson was the top finisher in the high jump (6-7).

The Tigers’ Katie Brensinger took second in the 100 hurdles.

Meanwhile, Walters leaped to wins for the Bombers in both the long jump (18-1.5) and the triple jump (38-10).

Emma Snyder (high jump), Connor Hibell (3200) and Ryan Burkett (discus) also picked up firsts for the Bombers.

The Bombers got second-place finishes from Matt Machalik in the 100, Zach Anthony in the discus, and Jessica Heydt in the discus.

Pine Grove Invite

Tamaqua’s Katelynn Fredericks won two individual events at Friday’s Pine Grove Invitational.

Fredericks captured both hurdling events, taking the 100 in 17.24 and the 300 in 49.24.

The Blue Raiders also registered two other firsts at the meet. Sarah Coccio won the girls high jump by clearing 5-1, while Martin Griffin bested the field in the boys triple jump with a distance of 41-4 1/2.

Panther Valley’s Brenda Banks also earned a gold medal, claiming the girls shot put with a toss of 35-7 3/4.

Griffin added a second-place finish in the long jump (20-3). Other runner-ups included Tamaqua’s girls 400 relay (52.74) and the Raider boys 3200 relay (8:22.60).

Marian at Penn Relays

At the Penn Relays, Marian’s 1600 meter relay team of Albin Petschauer, Alexander Thomas, Jacob Tom, and Alexander Porambo finished ninth in a time of 3:41.47.

Panther Valley's Brody Breiner slides safely into second base while Jim Thorpe's Cole Lazorick takes a late throw. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS