Cougar wa­ter polo teams each sweep 3 matches

The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - - LOCAL ROUNDUP -

Bal­ance was the name of the game for both the Ha­zle­ton Area boys and girls’ wa­ter polo teams as each swe pt three matches in the Pan­ther In­vite at Central York High School on Satur­day.

Eight dif­fer­ent boys scored at least one goal as the Cougars beat Central York 17-11, Perkiomen Val­ley 12-8 and Up­per Perkiomen 9-8.

Eleven girls got into the scor­ing act to lead Ha­zle­ton Area past Central York 10-4, Perkiomen Val­ley 9-5 and Up­per Perkiomen 9-6.

Boys’ Wa­ter Polo

Ben Sa­batos showed the way for the Cougars with a com­bined 10 goals and five steals over three games. Reilly McCarthy fin­ished with nine goals, seven as­sists and five steals; Bran­don DaGrosa was re­spon­si­ble for six goals and six steals; and Paul Flow­ers con­trib­uted five goals, three as­sists and three steals.

Also, Liam Katz had three goals and two steals; Tony Goul­stone helped with two goals and two as­sists; Justin Reyes had two goals and two steals; and Dionel Alonzo chipped in a goal, four as­sists and seven steals.

Dy­lan Gould, the win­ning goalie in all three matches, had a to­tal of 44 saves and six steals.

Girls’ Wa­ter Polo

Alissa Platukis (six goals,, two as­sists) and Me­gan Llewellyn (six goals, five steals) were the Lady Cougars’ top scor­ers on Satur­day, with four of Llewellyn’s com­ing in the win over Perkiomen Val­ley.

Hay­ley Fellin added four goals and one steal; Mag­gie Yannes wound up with three goals, two as­sists and four steals; Ann Marie McGro­gan con­trib­uted two goals, two as­sists and four steals; Ma­rina O’Hara fin­ished with two goals, three steals and two as­sists; Gina Blase had one goal, three as­sists and four steals; Haylie Chyko and Sarah Lloyd both added a goal and two as­sists; Kristyn Car­rell and Veron­ica Pec­ora each scored a goal and Halle McMinn dished out two as­sists.

Ha­zle­ton Area goalie Ha­ley Sanko stopped a to­tal of 38 shots and made 10 steals.

H.S. Girls’ Soccer Crest­wood 8 Ha­zle­ton Area 0

Melissa Her­rera recorded a hat trick, lead­ing the Lady Comets to Fri­day’s win over host Ha­zle­ton Area.

Her­rera scored the game’s first goal, and Ni­cole Joseph and Bella Ter­mini added one each as Crest­wood built a 3-0 lead by in­ter­mis­sion.

In the sec­ond half, Her­rera com­pleted her hat trick with two goals, Vanessa and Nina Atie added one each, and Kate­lyn Whet­stone con­cluded the scor­ing with her goal.

The Lady Comets had a 21-1 ad­van­tage in shots on goal, and had a 4-1 edge in cor­ner kicks.

Cort­ney Dushanko had one save, and Holly Buch­man made nine saves in goal for the Lady Cougars.

Min­ersville 9 Weatherly 0

Emily Kris­ton notched a hat trick and Kaylee Whalen added a pair of goals, lead­ing the Bat­tlin Min­ers to the Di­vi­sion II shutout.

Mar­lena Pur­cell con­trib­uted three as­sists, while Madolyn Pur­cell added a goal and an as­sist.

Ta­maqua 8 Nor th Schuylkill 0

Emma Kuczyn­ski and Re­bekah Hromyak scored two goals apiece as the Raiders rolled past the Spar­tans in a Di­vi­sion I con­test.

Kuczyn­ski scored the first two goals of the game, while Hromyak scored both her goals in the sec­ond half.

Kate­lyn Rudy added a goal and two as­sists for Raiders, while Jamie Zu­ber also had two as­sists. Flo Rios had nine saves to record the shutout.

H.S. Boys’ Soccer Le­high­ton 4 Ha­zle­ton Area 1

The In­di­ans rolled out to a 3-0 lead by the in­ter­mis­sion, then bat­tled the Cougars on even terms in the sec­ond half to col­lect the non-league vic­tory.

Isa­iah Everett, Con­nor Han­ley, Patrick Lawler and Dan Sharp scored a goal each for Le­high­ton.

Min­ersville 4 Weatherly 1

Isiah Kauff­man scored a pair of goals, one in each half, as Min­ers ville re­mained un­beaten in Schuylkill League Di­vi­sion II soccer ac­tion.

Also scor­ing for the Bat­tlin Min­ers (3-2-1, 3-0-1) were Lo­gan Smith and Hay­den Pauk­stis.

Eli­jah Derr tal­lied the only goal for the Wreck­ers.

Tri-Val­ley 3 Nor th Schuylkill 2

Pey­ton Po­letti scored a pair of sec­ond-half goals as the Bulldo gs de­feated the Spar­tans for their first vic­tory in more than a sea­son.

Trevor Ti­etswor th g ave Tri-Val­ley a 1-0 lead in the first half be­fore Luke Halko’s tal­lied tied the score be­fore the in­ter­mis­sion.

Po­letti’s two goals made it 3-1, al­low­ing the Dawgs to hold off the Spar­tans de­spite Da­mon Riz­zardi’s late goal

Jim Thorpe 2 Ta­maqua 0

Alex Putt scored off a Chris Wil­liams as­sist, and Ry­der Wal­lace added an unas­sisted goal as Jim Thorpe turned back Ta­maqua.

Jim Thorpe goalie Kings­ley Eh­ling stopped five shots on goal for the shutout.

Ma­son Dolin­sky was strong in goal for the Blue Raiders, mak­ing 10 saves.

H.S. Girls’ Vol­ley­ball Ma­hanoy Area 3 Ta­maqua 0

Emily Lawrence posted nine kills and four digs to pace Ma­hanoy Area to a 25-11, 25-15, 25-17 sweep of Ta­maqua.

Al­li­son Scheeler added seven kills for the Golden Bears, while Caitlin Honus served eight aces and had 24 as­sists. Syd­ney Gnall had nine digs, Ken­dall Ber­na­dyn ac­cu­mu­lated five aces and five kills, and Madi­son Cave­nas posted four aces and five kills.

For Tam aqua, Emily Amer­shek had 13 kills; Kait­lyn Stauf fen­berg tal­lied 15 as­sists and 10 digs; and Brynn Gigli added three aces and seven digs.

Shenan­doah Val­ley 3 Nor th Schuylkill 0

Al­li­son Wargo had nine kills as Shenan­doah Val­ley downed Nor th Schuylkill 26-24, 25-16, 25-17 in a non­league match.

Emily De­malis dished out 12 as­sists, and Madisyn Kowal­ick con­trib­uted 10 digs for the Blue Raiders.

For North Schuylkill, Kira Mar­low had five aces, 10 digs and seven kills; Hay lee Dyszel con­trib­uted 19 as­sists and 12 digs; and Sam Shinkus had 12 kills and 10 digs.

Mar­ian goes 2-6 at Park­land tour­ney

Mar­ian posted a 2-6 record in the Grey Di­vi­sion at the Park­land In­vi­ta­tional Tour­na­ment.

The Fil­lies split sets with Free­dom, los­ing 25-13 and win­ning 25-17, and with Cum­ber­land Val­ley, win­ning 25-21 and los­ing 25-20. Mar­ian lost 25-10, 25-17 to Arch­bishop Car roll and 25-17, 25-16 to Bishop Shana­han.

For Mar­ian, Jas­mine Mooney ac­cu­mu­lated 21 kills, seven aces, 14 digs and three blocks. Carly Kosci­olek had 15 kills and three blocks. Gianna Agosti recorded 37 as­sists and 14 digs, while Toni Galasso posted 22 digs.

Weatherly 3 Shenan­doah Val­ley 1

The Lady Wreck­ers bounced back from a 25-23 first game set­back to de­feat Shenan­doah Val­ley 25-21, 25-16 and 25-17 for the Schuylkill League win.

Sa­man­tha An­druzzi (8 kills, 2 aces), Nikki Po­livka (7 kills, 2 aces) and Emily Zoscin (8 kills, ace) showed the way for Weatherly.

Madi­son Kowal­ick had 11 digs and Al­li­son Warhol posted nine kills for Shenan­doah.

H.S. Golf MMI Prep 188 Nan­ti­coke 215

The Prep­per sr ode the medal­ist round of 44 from Jes­sica McClel­lan and plenty of bal­ance to de­feat the Tro­jans at Edge­wood by Sand Springs.

Ge­orge Palermo shot a 45, Mor­gan Long fol­lowed with a 48, and Tyler De gen­har t came in with a 51 for MMI.

Jeremy Grodz­icki paced Nan­ti­coke with a 45 and Austin Nor­ton shot 50.

H.S. Ten­nis Al­len­town CC 5 Ta­maqua 0

Al­len­town Central Catholic sur­ren­dered just one game in five matches to ease past Ta­maqua.

Emma Gor­don beat Brooke Wil­liams, and Oliva Lu­ravtti topped Alexis Breiner, both by 6-0, 6-0 scores in the first two sin­gles matches. At third sin­gles, Lau­ren Minutell ad owned Molly Clem­son 6-1, 6-0.

In dou­bles ac­tion, the team of Jess Davis and Emma Sweter­l­it­seh blanked Emil Fisher and Madi­son Wick­er­sham 6-0, 6-0. At sec­ond dou­bles, Han­nah Sar mar and F lora Adair beat An­nika Staller and Jo­ce­lyn Rega 8-0 in a pro set.

Fresh­man Foot­ball Ha­zle­ton Area 30 Pittston Area 14

Kellen Warner ran for one touch­down and passed for an­other to lift the Cougars past Pittston Area.

Evan Matyas started the lo­cals’ scor­ing with an 11-yard TD run, be­fore Warner sneaked in for a score and added a run for two points.

Stephen Drasher rushed 8 yards for the Cougars’ third TD ahead of Warner’ s two­point pass to Matyas. Warner and Nick Dami­ano then con­nected on a 23-yard scor­ing pass and Warner again threw to Matyas for an­other suc­cess­ful two-point con­ver­sion.

Jhoan Robles paced the Cougars’ de­fense with two sacks and a forced fum­ble. Dami­ano in­ter­cepted two passes.

Jr. High Field Hockey Ha­zle­ton Area 7 Ber­wick 0

Mia Dre mock and Mia Marne ll both scored two goals, and Ha­zle­ton Area rolled past Ber­wick to re­main un­beaten.

Mar nell as­sisted on the team’s first goal by Feli­cia Cera, and Molly Znachko scored off a Gabby Barker as­sist to give the Lady Cougars a 2-0 lead. Drem­mock’s unas­sisted goal made it 3-0 at the break.

In the sec­ond half, Dr em­mock scored again off a Znachko as­sist, and Mar­nell fol­lowed with her back-to­back unas­sisted goals. The fi­nal goal was scored by Grace Gu­dich, as­sisted by Barker.

Jr. High Bas­ket­ball Eighth Grade ‘A’ Ta­maqua 23 Tri-Val­ley 12

Ser­ena Jones knocked down 12 points and Ash­ley Jones added six to lead Ta­maqua to the win.

Eighth Grade ‘B’ Tri-Val­ley 35 Ta­maqua 11

Carfield’s g ame-high 14 points led Tri-Val­ley to vic­tory.

Robb scored four points for Ta­maqua.

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