Cougar water polo teams each sweep 3 matches
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.