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    Lehighton’s Steven Fritzinger goes for the ankle of Northern Lehigh’s Preston Bauer. Fritzinger won the match, 6-4. MIKE FEIFEL/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Published January 16. 2020 01:05PM

Lehighton and Tamaqua recorded victories in wrestling action on Wednesday.

In girls basketball action, Jim Thorpe stayed hot with a win over Panther Valley.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Pleasant Valley-PM West

Pocono Mountain West defeated Pleasant Valley, 56-46, in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference game.

Matt Campbell had 14 points to lead the Panthers. Lawson Bray and Christian Fermin added 12 points apiece.

For the Bears, Noah Mitchell’s 17 points and Marcus Arce’s 14 led the way.

PLEASANT VALLEY

Rommel 2-0-0-4, Wynn 0-0-0-0, Arce 5-3-6-14, Pizcatowski 4-0-1-8, Moore 1-1-2-3, Mitchell 7-2-5-17. TOTALS: 19-6-14-46.

PM WEST

Mickens 0-0-0-0, Bray 4-0-0-12, Campbell 3-6-7-14, Smith 0-1-4-1, Kea 1-0-0-2, Pagan 2-0-0-5, Fermin 4-4-6-12, Whittle 5-0-0-10. TOTALS: 19-11-17-56.

Pleasant Valley 7 11 11 17 - 46

PM West 14 15 11 16 - 56

Three-pointers: PV - Mitchell 1, Arce 1; PMW - Bray 4, Campbell 2, Pagan 1.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Panther Valley-Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe ran out to an early lead and never looked back as it defeated Panther Valley 73-31 in a Schuylkill League game.

Leading the Olympians was Leila Hurley, who poured in a game-high 28 points, including five three-pointers. Teammates Skyler Searfoss had 13 points and Olivia Smelas added 10.

Erika Dubosky led the Panthers with 15 points.

PANTHER VALLEY

Pascoe 1-0-0-3, Steber 1-0-0-3, Robin 1-3-3-6, Wehr 2-0-0-4, Vermillion 0-0-0-0, Dubosky 3-8-12-15, Jones 0-0-0-0. TOTALS: 8-11-15-31.

JIM THORPE

Cinicola 0-0-0-0, Scott 1-0-2-2, Snisky 2-2-2-6, Berger 0-0-0-0, Yuhas 2-0-0-4, Leight 0-0-0-0, Hurley 11-1-2-28, Searfoss 5-3-4-13, O. Smelas 5-0-0-10, Solt 0-0-0-0, Rosahac 0-0-0-0, H. Smelas 1-0-0-2, Craigie 3-2-2-8. TOTALS: 30-8-12-73.

Panther Valley 9 6 4 12 - 31

Jim Thorpe 28 19 18 6 - 73

Three-pointers: PV - Steber 1, Pascoe 1, Dubosky 1, Robin 1; JT - Hurley 5.

PM West-Pleasant Valley

Pocono Mountain West got hot in the second half to upend Pleasant Valley in an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference match-up, 59-56.

Behind the scoring of Aiyanalee Owens and Taliyah Malone, 17 and 16 points, respectively, the Panthers outscored the hosts 40-28 in the second half.

The Bears’ Cameron Caffrey led all scorers with 19 points, while Riley Wagner added 13.

PM WEST

Weirich 2-2-2-7, Knecht 0-2-2-2, Malone 6-0-1-16, Bowen 2-0-0-4, Simmons 2-2-2-7, Darby 3-0-2-6, Owens 8-1-4-17. TOTALS: 23-7-15-59.

PLEASANT VALLEY

R. Wagner 6-1-4-13, Caffrey 5-8-11-19, O’Neil 5-0-0-11, A. Wagner 1-5-8-7, Arndt 1-0-2-2, Morgan 1-0-0-2, Merklin 1-0-2-2. TOTALS: 20-14-27-56.

PM West 6 13 25 15 - 59

Pleasant Valley 16 12 16 12 - 56

Three-pointers: PMW - Malone 4, Simmons 1, Weirich 1; PV - Caffrey 1, O’Neil 1.

WRESTLING

Lehighton-No. Lehigh

Lehighton handed Northern Lehigh a 39-28 non-league loss.

Taking individual wins for the Indians were Steven Fritzinger, Alex Ziegenfuss, Shaneef Carter and Brett Gasker.

Lehighton 39, Northern Lehigh 28

106 - double forfeit; 113 - Brendan Smay (L) won by forfeit; 120 - Ferguson (NL) won by forfeit; 126 - Zeigenfuss (L) won by forfeit; 132 - Steven Fritzinger (L) dec. Preston Bauer, 6-4; 138 - Lucas Sangiuliano (L) won by forfeit; 145 - Mason Elton (NL) won by forfeit; 152 - Trevor Amorim (NL) maj. dec. Jon Ahner, 12-4; 160 - Dylan Smoyer (NL) pin Nolan Stein in 2:46; 170 - Rich Fronheiser (L) won by forfeit; 182 - Alex Ziegenfus (L) pin Dustin Green in :44; 195 - Shaneef Carter (L) dec. Matt Frame, 8-4; 220 - Brett Gasker (L) dec. Jason Hunter, 7-0; 285 - Josh Schaeffer (NL) pin Mike Yeakel in 4:18.

Pleasant Valley-Freedom

Freedom proved to be too strong for Pleasant Valley as it posted a 49-22 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference win.

Picking up individual wins for the Bears were Zach Walters, Robert Dominick, Alex Womack and James Syracuse.

Freedom 49, Pleasant Valley 22

106 - Christian Horvath (F) tech. fall Josh Griffith, 15-0 in 5:21; 113 - Connor Bevan (F) pinned Everett Lata in 1:59; 120 - Luis Vargas (F) tech. fall Logan Segeda, 19-3 in 2:45; 126 - Connor Huber (F) pinned Thomas Lovito in :39; 132 - Reinaldo Lebron (F) pin Tyler Fette in 1:37; 138 - Thaddeus Howland (F) pinned Jon Feldman in 2:22; 145 - Michael Gomes (F) dec. Gentry Knapp, 13-6; 152 - James Syracuse (PV) dec. Shane Storm, 5-1; 160 - Alex Womack (PV) maj. dec. Patrick Carrillo, 16-3; 170 - Christopher Jurado (F) won by forfeit; 182 - Robert Dominick (PV) pinned Ian Connell in 1:52; 195 - Chris Frable (PV) dec. Max Marrero, 3-1; 220 - Nicholas Farrel (F) won by forfeit; 285 - Zach Walters (PV) pinned Ryan Frantz in 2:54.

Tamaqua-North Schuylkill

Tamaqua took care of business, defeating North Schuylkill, 44-31 in a Schuylkill League bout.

Notching wins for the Blue Raiders were Nate Wickersham, Bronson Strouse, Randy Steigerwalt, Carson Krell, Brayden Hess, Caleb Sell, Cole Eberts and Aaron Coccio.

Tamaqua 44, North Schuylkill 31

170 - Carson Krell (T) maj. dec. Jared Tinari, 11-1; 182 - Nate Wickersham (T) pinned Blake Olayo in 1:10; 195 - Brayden Hess (T) pinned Will Strickland in 2:40; 220 - Joe Tinari (NS) p pinned Anthony Martinez in 3:09; 285 - Bronson Strouse (T) pin Carey Wahalec in 2:17; 106 - Noah Gilgore (NS) won by forfeit; 113 - Tyler Slotterback (NS) pinned Austin Oncay in 3:42; 120 - Danny Grigas (NS) pinned Tyler Hazlett in 4:59; 126 - Ethan Miernicki (NS) maj. dec. Jacob Schlier, 11-3; 132 - Michael Sterner (NS) dec. Michael Shlanta, 9-7; 138 - Randy Steigerwalt (T) maj. dec. Braydon Kessler, 11-3; 145 - Aaron Coccio (T) pinned Ben Wolfe in 2:57; 152 - Caleb Sell (T) pinned Hayden Frasch in 3:00; 160 - Cole Eberts (T) pin Dylan Edwards in 1:42.

Wilson-Northwestern

Wilson handled Northwestern in Colonial League action, taking a 50-17 win.

The Tigers received wins from Tyler Watson, Harrison Bernhard, Eli Dellicker and Anthony Russo.

Wilson 50, Northwestern 17

160 - Tyler Watson (NW) dec. Anthony Micci, 5-4; 170 - Cayden Trimmer (W) won by forfeit; 182 - Alec Snyder (W) pinned Ryan Haverkamp in 1:19; 195 - Austin Wickham (W) won by forfeit; 220 - Kolby Flank (W) pinned Isaiah Johri in 1:04; 285 - Roger Russell (W) pinned Jake Serulneck in 1:24; 106 - JJ Wohlbach (W) won by forfeit; 113 - double forfeit; 120 - Eli Dellicker (NW) maj. dec. Blaze Hartrum, 12-4; 126 - Blake Sheridan (W) dec. Jake Dellicker, 6-2; 132 - Dustin Hunyara (W) tech. fall Ben Griffith, 18-3, in 4:22; 138 - Anthony Russo (NW) maj. dec. Scott Horton, 11-2; 145 - Ashtyn Berberina (W) pinned Lucas Miller in 3:17; 152 - Harrison Bernhard (NW) pinned Owen Pelonero in 1:53.

JR. HIGH GIRLS B-BALL

Pleasant Vy.-Tamaqua

Pleasant Valley won the ‘A’ game, 25-23 behind 11 points from Honadel.

For Tamaqua (7-2), Lorelei Plasha had 10 points

In the ‘B’ game, Pleasant Valley rolled to a 39-15 victory.

Womack had 10 points and Borger had eight for the Bears. For Tamaqua (6-3), Samantha Plasha had 10 points.

JR. HIGH BOYS B-BALL

9TH GRADE

Mahanoy Area-Panther Vy.

Mahanoy Area defeated Panther Valley, 59-55.

The Golden Bears were led by Kayden Styka and Colin McGroaty with 16 points each.

Stephen Hood had 23 points and Matt Engler added 14 for the Panthers.

8TH GRADE

Mahanoy Area-Panther Vy.

Mahanoy Area defeated Panther Valley, 48-39.

Mahanoy was led by Jase Yedsena with 14 points and Colin McGroaty with 12.

The Panthers were led by Stephen Hood with 22 points.

Weatherly-Lehighton

Lehighton picked up a 55-37 victory over Weatherly.

Ian McKeegan had 21 points to lead the Wreckers, while Vincent Paisley added eight.

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