Late goal sends Holy Redeemer past Pittston Area in girls soccer opener

Staff reports

Pittston Area is tasked with defending a PIAA District 2 Class AAA girls soccer title. That title defense started with a visit to Holy Redeemer.

In the opening game of the 2015 season, however, the Patriots were knocked off by the Royals, 3-2.

The Patriots scored two second half goals, but a late tally by Holy Redeemer proved to be the difference. Kayleigh Walker and Maddy Mimnaugh scored for the Patriots. Mimnaugh also added an assist.

Taryn Ashby made nine saves for Pittston Area, who fired 13 shots throughout the game.


Wyoming Area 3

Dallas 2

Kierstin Grillo and Lauren Perry scored wins in singles action while the team of Emily Cheskewicz and Lea Getz won their doubles match-up as Wyoming Area defeated Dallas on Wednesday.

Holy Redeemer 5

Pittston Area 0

Pittston Area fell to Holy Redeemer, 5-0, in girls tennis action on Friday.

Wyoming Area 4

MMI Prep 1

Lauren Perry and Anna Thomas each won singles matches in straight sets as Wyoming Area topped MMI Prep on Monday.

The doubles team of Emily Cheskiewicz and Lea Getz earn a win by allowed just one set point. Nina Minnelli and Melanie Wruble won by forfeit.

Hanover Area 3

Pittston Area 2

Pittston Area got two wins from its doubles team, but it wasn’t enough in a loss to Hanover Area on Monday.

Emi Patel and Madison Stanton, along with Brieanna Yachkus and Chasity McLeod won by forfeit. Pittston Area’s Jess Borgets too Hanover’s Victoria Hoffman to a third set before falling.


Crestwood 165

Pittston Area 203

Pittston Area’s Allie Craig led local golfers with a 47 in a loss to Crestwood on Wednesday at Fox Hill Country Club. Jeff Donnora (50), Bobby Neishman (51) and Joe Carchilla (55) rounded out the scoring for the Patriots.

WVW 163

Wyoming Area 180

David McCue shot a 1-over 37 at Irem Golf Club to help Wyoming Valley West earn a 163-180 win over Wyoming Area on Tuesday in a WVC golf match.

Matt Evans followed with a 40 for the Spartans while Tyler Yankosky, Rob Lane and Jamie Lapidus all finished with a 43.

Gavin Kross (41), Ryan Wrubel (43), Anthony Shaver (47) led the scoring for the Warriors. Nik Athmann and Madeline Wharton each shot a 49.

Staff reports

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