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    Brandon Fogarty of Tamaqua finished 27th in the boys race at the DeSales Invitational. NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

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    Northern Lehigh’s Reagan Pender placed 2nd in the DeSales Invitational girls race. NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

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Published September 16. 2019 01:02PM

Reagan Pender’s second-place finish highlighted area performances at the DeSales Invitational on Saturday.

In other action, Jim Thorpe picked up boys soccer, girls soccer, and tennis victories.


DeSales Invitational

Northern Lehigh’s Reagan Pender took second place at Saturday’s DeSales Invitational Cross Country Meet.

The Bulldog senior finished in 19:00.5. She was almost half a minute behind winner Olivia Haas of Blue Mountain, who came in at 18:28.5. Pender finished far ahead of third-place Emily Jobes (Liberty), who ran the race in 19:21.

Emmaus won the girls team title with 79 points. Northwestern finished sixth (234), just behind Colonial League rival Southern Lehigh (223).

Three Schuylkill League girls teams finished in a bunch at the meet as Lehighton took ninith with 283, Tamaqua was 10th at 292, while Blue Mountain was just in 11th at 295.

Liberty’s Cole Frank won the boys race coming in at 16:11.4, which put him 15 seconds ahead of second-place Alex Kane of Southern Lehigh.

The top boys finisher from the Times News area was Tamqaua’s Brandon Fogarty in 27th place at 17:29.36.

Northwestern finished 11th out of 33 boys teams that scored in the meet, led by Sam Bower (36th place).



(top five plus Times News area teams)

1. Downingtown East 62, 2. Twin Valley 102, 3. Central Bucks South 135, 4. Emmaus 148, 5. Southern Lehigh 148, 11. Northwestern 318, 22. Weatherly 622, 24. Tamaqua 643, 27. Palmerton 740, 29. Jim Thorpe 761, 30. Pleasant Valley 768, 32. Lehighton 869,


1. Cole Frank (Liberty) 16:11.4, 2. Alex Kane (Southern Lehigh) 16:26.8, 3. Noah Taylor (Twin Valley) 16:28.5, 4. Shane Artis (Salisbury) 16:38.4, 5. Brendan Flynn (Downingtown East) 16:42.1, 6. Kevin Haas (Blue Mountain) 16:49.3, 7. Luke Seymour (Schuylkill Valley) 16:51.5, 8. Sean McDonald (Downingtown East) 16:51.7, 9. Jared Fenessy (Central Bucks South) 16:57.0, 10. Caiden Leen (Downingtown East) 16:57.9.

Other TN area runners in top 100

27. Brandon Fogarty (Tamaqua) 17:29.6, 36. Sam Bower (Northwestern) 17:46.0, 53. Scott Zoscin (Weatherly) 18:07.0, 58. Cole Chukoskie (Northwestern) 18:11.7, 67. Matthew Santana (Northwestern) 18:22.0, 71. Ian Fisher-Perez (Pleasant Valley) 18:29.8, 76. RJ Zack (Northwestern) 18:33.4, 91. Joseph Chukoskie (Northwestern) 18:50.7, 100. Michael Noyola (Palmerton) 19:02.7.



(top five plus Times News area teams)

1. Emmaus 79, 2. Exeter 97, 3. Liberty 159, 4. Mount St. Joseph Academy 201, 5. Southern Lehigh 223, 6. Northwestern 234, 9. Lehighton 283, 10. Tamaqua 292, 19. Northern Lehigh 499, 24. Jim Thorpe 595.


1. Olivia Haas (Blue Mountain) 18:28.5, 2. Reagan Pender (Northern Lehigh) 19:00.5, 3. Emily Jacobs (Liberty) 19:21.0, 4. Meredith Glunz (Villa Joseph Marie) 19:46.1, 5. Kat Kerchner (Exeter) 19:58.7, 6. Maggie Murphy (Mt. St. Joseph Academy) 20:01.1, 7. Brianna Jucewicz (Central Bucks South) 20:01.3, 8. Sara Smith (Exeter) 20:15.7, 9. Hailey Reinhard (Emmaus) 20:18.2, 10. Isabella Lees (Emmaus) 20:20.0.

Other locals in top 100

20. Frances Kabana (Tamaqua) 20:49.5, 21. Angelina Klein (Northwestern) 20:50.0, 25. Allison Costa (Northwestern) 21:04.5, 28. Grace Stegermerten (Tamauqua) 21:12.5, 32. Kelsey Gaston (Lehighton) 21.32.9, 40. Brianna Dumond (Tamaqua) 21:57.9, 42. Kailyn Jones (Northwestern) 21:58.2, 55. Maci Fisher (Northwestern) 22:22.3, 57. Paige Wehr (Lehighton) 22:26.4, 61. Megan Rosahac (Jim Thorpe) 22:29.5, 64. Lily Mingora (Pleasant Valley) 22:32.9, 70. Asia Ahner (Lehighton) 22:42.9, 72. Alyssa Williams (Lehighton) 22:48.1, 73. Madison Cressley (Lehighton) 22:48.9, 81. Danielle Gordon (Weatherly) 23:18.0, 99. Ali Lorah (Northern Lehigh) 23:41.1.


Pine Grove-Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe outlasted Pine Grove for a 3-2 Schuylkill League win.

With the score knotted at 1-1 at halftime, Dawson Meckes and Leandro Ramirez scored second half goals to help the Olympians pull out the victory.

Marc Waslesyn scored in the first half for the winners to get things started. Jack Morris had a pair of assists for Thorpe.

Mitch Lesh and Aaron Balmer scored goals for the Cardinals.

Jacob Geiser had eight saves in the win for JT.

Tamaqua-No. Lehigh

Holding a 2-0 lead at the intermission, Tamaqua erupted for five more scores in the second half to record a 7-0 shutout victory over non-league opponent, Northern Lehigh.

Luke Verta and Dax Weller both scored twice for the Blue Raiders, and Zach Campomizzi, Ian Davis and Tyler Steigerwalt all added single scores. Steigerwalt also added an assist.


Tamaqua-No. Lehigh

Ashley Mazzocca scored the game-winning goal for Northern Lehigh as it edged Tamaqua, 3-2, in non-league action.

Emily Hunsicker had a pair of goals in the first half for the Bulldogs.

The Raiders got both of their goals from Emma Kuczynski. Sophia Boyle added an assists.

Nolehi’s Erica Detweiler had 22 saves, while her counterpart, Baylee Reinhardt had 10.

Jim Thorpe-Weatherly

Jim Thorpe picked up its fourth win of the season with an 8-0 shutout of Weatherly.

Lauren LeKites scored four goals for the Olympians, while Riley Rushatz, Lydia Wallace, Heidi Washel and Kelly Hogarty all scored one goal. Washel also had an assists.

Thorpe held a 36-3 edge in shots on goal. The shutout was the Olympians fourth of the season.

Pleasant Valley-Dieruff

Pleasant Valley scored early and often in a 9-0 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference shutout of Dieruff.

Teah Cardoza scored a pair of goals and added an assist for the Bears. Larissa Mulligan also scored twice, while Samantha Merklin, Ella Muir, Laura Babu, Kristen Chong and Sophia Alcamo all tallied one goal.

The Bears (5-1-2), held a 19-6 advantage in shots on goal.


Lehighton turned a close game at halftime into a 6-1 non-league victory over Nativity.

Ashley Marchessault had three goals and an assist for the winners. Abigail Meckes had a pair of goals and an assists, while Erin Homm added the other Tribe score. Brittney Bartasavage had two assists.

For the Golden Girls, Mackenzie Miller had the game’s opening goal.

Alyssa Myers had 10 saves for the Indians.


Dieruff-Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley picked up a 5-0 shutout win over Dieruff in Eastern Pennsylvania Conference action.

Matti Hyland scored twice and added an assist for the winners, while Sophia DiFusco, Nikol Smale and Heather Todaro all scored single goals.

The Bears held a 35-2 edge in shots.


Northwestern managed a 3-1 Colonial League win over Salisbury.

Brynn Balliet, Brooke Page and Tess Ledeboer all scored for the winners.

Ella DeFazio had the lone goal for the Falcons.


Pleasant Vy.-Bangor

Bangor posted a 4-1 non-league win over Pleasant Valley.

No. 1 singles player Riley Wagner had the only win for the Bears.

Bangor 4, Pleasant Valley 1


Riley Wagner (PV) def. Gioia Beltrtano 2-6, 6-3, 6-1; Madelyn Ott (B) def. Hope Hoppe 6-3, 7-5; Emilee Brewer (B) def. Shylah Healy 6-0, 6-0.


Julia Dowd/Kat Franzone (B) def. Julia Polak/Kara Thorout 6-4, 6-2; Katie Snyder/Gabby Martin (B) def. Julia DeYoung/Ehrin Frable 6-2, 6-2.

Jim Thorpe-Pen Argyl

Jim Thorpe improved to 10-2 on the season with a 4-1 non-league win over Pen Argyl.

Notching wins for the Olympians in singles were Christy McLean at No. 1 and Kaitlyn O’Neil No. 2.

Jim Thorpe 4, Pen Argyl 1


Christy McLean (JT) def. Molly Kutz 6-1, 6-0; Kaitlyn O’Neil (JT) def. Gabriella King 6-2, 4-6, 6-0; Jaclyn Henriksen (PA) def. Trista Gehris 6-7 (2), 6-0, 6-3.


Evelyn Flores/Chloe Getz (JT) def. April Montini/Katelin Roses 6-2, 6-1; Gabby Nunez/Sophia Samoleski (JT) def. Morgan Haros/Shelby Hauff 6-4, 6-3.


Marian in

Parkland Tournament

Marian ran into some tough competition at the Parkland Invitational as the Fillies dropped straight set matches to Parkland, Freedom, Liberty and Bishop Shanahan in pool play.

The Fillies were led offensively on the day by Alivia Karchner with 15 kills and Ashlyn Klitch with 17 assists. Defensively, Kelly Sullivan had eight blocks and Tatianna Zeleniak had 12 digs.

Lehighton-ES North

East Stroudsburg North managed a five-set win over Lehighton, 25-21, 25-22, 20-25, 17-25, and 16-14.


Tamaqua posted a three-set non-league win over Catasauqua, 25-12, 25-22, and 25-10.

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