Local roundup: Gavin Huey scores twice to rally Hazleton area boys football to OT win
Gavin Huey scored both goals for the Cougars, including converting on a penalty kick in the first overtime to deliver a 2-1 win at Hazleton Area over Tunkhannock on Friday in a Wyoming Valley Conference boys football game .
Tunkhannock’s Shane Macko broke a scoreless tie in the 56th minute to put the Tigers ahead before Huey scored his first with less than five minutes left in regulation time to force overtime.
Holy Redeemer 5, Pittston Area 3
Trailing 1-0 early on an own goal, the Royals were powered by Colin Whitman and Cole Whitman, who scored four straight goals to take the lead in a turbulent first half.
Cole Whitman equalized and added two assists while Colin Whitman scored twice as Redeemer led 4-2 at halftime. The Patriots fell to within a goal early in the second half on a Jose Ortiz goal before Mark Atherton restored a two-goal cushion for the Royals.
Ryan Walton scored what turned out to be the game winner for Redeemer. William Egan scored a goal and Fabrice Gatsinzi finished with two assists for Pittston Area.
Nanticoke Area 5, MMI Prep 2
Jeter Cardona’s hat trick propelled the Trojans to a win over the Preppers. Khalil Khan scored the winning goal and Gabe Ibriga completed the scoring. Gio Huertero had a big day, assisting on four of Nanticoke’s five goals.
Caden Pease and Waqas Arain had the goals for MMI Prep.
Lehman Lake 2, Nanticoke Area 1
Tied at halftime, Ashley Hudak scored the game-winning goal early in the second half as the Black Knights edged past the Trojans.
Hailey Kline gave Lehman the lead late in the first half before Nanticoke Area responded three minutes later when Savannah Atkins scored from a straight kick.
Marissa Brdaric had an assist on both Black Knights goals.
St. Redeemer 9, Hannover Zone 0
Morgan Crake scored five goals, registering a hat trick and adding a pair of assists for the Royals.
Bella Granteed scored two goals and added an assist while Avery Kozerski had a goal and two assists. Lauren Whitman, Avery Chepolis and Tessa Cegelka also scored for Redeemer, who didn’t allow a shot against on the shutout.
St. Redeemer 7, Hannover Zone 0
Mia Fino finished with a hat trick while Katie Quinn scored with a goal and three assists to power the Royals.
Aleese Stair scored twice and Ariel Wyand opened the scoring for Redeemer. Marissa Miller got the shutout.
Lake-Lehman 3, Tunkhannock 1
The Black Knights defeated the Tigers 25-18, 25-11, 23-25, 25-14. Leading Lake-Lehman were Hailey Corey (3 aces, 10 service points, 21 assists), Ella Wilson (10 kills, 2 blocks), Alexi Chervenitski (10 service points, 4 kills), Phoebe Cronin (10 serve) and Amanda Thompson (4 wins).
Julianna Roote (3 kills, 8 digs, 1 ace), Emma Elias (19 digs, 1 ace), Emma Holdredge (3 kills, 5 digs, 1 block), Piper Lukasavage (7 kills, 2 dogs, 2 counters), Lorelai Paxton (5 kills, 13 digs, 2 aces), Olivia Yuhas (3 digs, 2 aces, 1 block) and Aliyah Staff (5 digs, 9 assists, 1 ace).
United women, King men win
Wilkes hosted the inaugural Blue & Gold Invitational at the Forty Fort Sports Complex with Misericordia taking first place in the women’s team standings and King’s finishing first in the men’s team.
On the women’s side, the Cougars edged out the second-placed Colonels for the win as King’s runner Zoe Tomko crossed the finish line first in 24:05.50.
The King’s men were trailed in the final standings by Penn College and Wilkes. Mason Natalini of Penn State Scranton won the race in 27:40.70.
A total of 12 schools competed with 58 runners for women and 64 for men.
Wilkes 3, Delaware Valley 0
Scoreless at halftime, the Colonels opened the scoring with two goals from Colin Schulmeister and another from Matthew Horwedel in a road win.
Nick Kinzler made three saves to earn the shutout.
King’s 3, Pitt-Greensburg 0
The Monarchs won their 13th consecutive non-conference game with a 25-20, 25-21, 25-19 road triumph.
Joy Kindall and Kathy Shepard finished with 12 and 11 wins respectively.