Indians, Tigers, Bears get volleyball wins
Lehighton, Pleasant Valley and Northwestern all picked up volleyball victories on Thursday.
Lehighton knocked off Tamaqua for a 25-20, 25-15, 25-11 Schuylkill League victory.
Alyssa Frey paced the Indians with 21 assists, six digs and three kills, while Samantha Banning finished with 16 digs and five aces.
Emily Miller and Alexis Solomon each had eight kills, with Miller also adding six digs. Lillian Brown added 11 digs and two aces, while Sydney Vincent contributed four kills and 10 digs.
Ella McLaughlin led the Blue Raiders with 21 digs, while Emily Amershek added 11 kills and nine digs.
ES North-Pleasant Valley
Pleasant Valley defeated East Stroudsburg North in straight sets for a 25-3, 25-13, 25-8 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference win.
Desi Powell paced the Bears’ attack with nine kills, four digs, two blocks and two aces, while Cameron Caffrey chipped in with 19 assists and two kills.
The Bears also got strong play from Madi Rosenberg (five kills), Andrea Crilley (four digs, three assists) and Ari Weaver (four kills, four aces).
Northwestern rolled to a 25-6, 25-10, 25-10 Colonial League victory over Catasauqua.
Ashley Bennicoff led the Tigers’ offense with 14 assists, three aces, two digs and two kills. Shante Duminie added eight kills, while Samantha McGinley chipped in with six kills.
Palmerton-Notre Dame GP
Notre Dame of Green Pond defeated Palmerton in Colonial League action, 25-4, 25-4, 25-5.
Mary McFarland paced the Crusaders with 21 assists and six kills. Chiara Mowery added 13 digs and five aces.
Weatherly won the opening game, but dropped the next three as it suffered an 11-25, 25-22, 25-18, 27-25 Schuylkill League setback to Schuylkill Haven.
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Saucon Valley-No. Lehigh
Saucon Valley recorded a 5-1 Colonial League win over Northern Lehigh.
Josh Sollars scored the Bulldogs’ lone goal.
Jacob Christopher led the Panthers’ with a goal and an assist. Zach Nicholas, Zach Appel, Jack Cassey and Ethan Kennedy all posted single scores.
Bulldogs’ keeper Logan Dyer finished with 10 saves.
No. Lehigh-Saucon Vy.
Saucon Valley blanked Northern Lehigh, 7-0, in Colonial League action.
Caroline Gilbert and Sophia Riehl both finished with two goals for the Panthers. Kiele Riefenstahl added two assists.
The Panthers’ Kyra Jorryn, Lauren Giles and Kiele Riefenstahl all added singles scores.
Liberty recorded a 4-2 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over Pleasant Valley.
Alyssa Wagner posted a singles’ play win for the Bears, while the duo of Hope Hoppe and Kara Thourot paired up to score a win in doubles’ play.
Liberty 4, Pleasant Valley 2
Alyssa Wagner (PV) def. Paige Simons 6-3, 7-5; Angie Ronca (L) def. Riley Wagner 6-2, 6-1; Julia Zheng (L) def. Rebecca Makrides 6-2, 7-5.
Braden Drake/Margeaux Donchez (L) def. Grave Vento/Julia Polank 6-2, 6-0; Regan Gunn/Sophie Carpenter (L) def. Killie Reagan/Marissa Rugiero 6-1, 6-7, 10-5; Hope Hoppe/Kara Thourot (PV) def. Palerno/S. Patel 6-3, 6-3.
Emmaus carded a 392-512 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference victory over Pleasant Valley.
The Green Hornets’ Michelle Cox grabbed medalist honors with a score of 75.
Steve Ottman shot a Bears’ low with a 92.
Emmaus 392, Pleasant Valley 512
Steve Ottman 92, Henri Lui 100, Mary Scully 102, Harrison Hanyon 108, Andrew Stewart 110.
Michelle Cox 75, Aiden LeBlanc 78, Luke Lanzone 79, Sean Jaeger 79, Mitch Machulsky 81.
Played at Brookside Country Club, par 71.
Jim Thorpe-Pine Grove-North Schuylkill-Pottsville
On Wednesday afternoon, the Jim Thorpe boys swept Pine Grove, North Schuylkill and Pottsville in Schuylkill League action.
Sam Hydro, Noah Rodgers and Blake Kilmer paced the Olympians, crossing the finish line in second, fourth and fifth place, respectively.
The Jim Thorpe girls beat Pine Grove to end up at 1-2 on the day.
Megan Rosahac’s seventh- place finish led Thorpe.
Jim Thorpe 20, Pine Grove 43
Jim Thorpe 15, Pottsville 50
Jim Thorpe 20, North Schuylkill 41
1. Travis Anderson (PG) 18:30, 2. Sam Hydro (JT), 3. Jack Flynn (NS), 4. Noah Rodgers (JT), 5. Blake Kilmer (JT), 6. Marc Waslesyn (JT), 7. Jake Nahas (NS), 8. Joe Powierski (JT), 9. Jacob Lippincott (JT), 10. James Schartz (JT), 11. Sean McCabe (NS), 12. Ben Seachrist (JT), 13. Ivan Wissinger (PG), 14. Paul Onuskanich (JT), 15. Owen Wissinger (PG).
Pottsville 25, Jim Thorpe 30
North Schuylkill 19, Jim Thorpe 36
Jim Thorpe 15, Pine Grove 50
1.Christina Difalco (PG) 20:03, 2. Cori McCormick (NS), 3. Rylee Schwalm (NS); 4. Katie McCormick (NS), 5. Brinn Deangelo (NS), 6. Adra Schell (P), 7. Megan Rosahac (JT), 8. Lizzie Donovan (P), 9. Olivia Renode (JT), 10. Isabelle Acker (JT), 11. Isabella Myers (P), 12. Paige Mervine (P), 13. Emma Motto (P), 14. Tessa Bevilacqua (JT), 15. Madelyn Wolfgang (NS).