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LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP
MATSKO’S VERSATILE Indiana, Pa. sophomore Krista Matsko (Abington Heights) captured the heptathlon at the recent Millersville Metrics. Matsko totaled 3,680 points in the six events and captured the 100 hurdles (16.55), 200 dash (26.36) and the 800 (2:28.29). She finished fifth in the long jump (14-7) and the high jump (4-6) and was seventh in the short put (23-1/2).
Abington Little League baseball scores are listed below. Wednesday, April 11 South Abington Police beat The Shamus Foundation 13-3 behind the fourhit pitching of Ryan Burke. Jake Petty and Daniel Habeeb teamed up for two hits and six stolen bases for the winners, while Kyle Kronick had a triple in a losing effort. Saturday, April 14 Abington Lions 10 - Nealon Law Office 0 WP: MJ Jonsson Hits: 3B Carter Smith (Lions) and 2B (2x) Jasmine McDuffie (Lions) 2 Hits Carter Smith, Jasmine McDuffie and Luke Brauer (Lions) VFW 14 Shamus 3 (4 innings)WP: Jim Tressler (7 Ks)3B: Joe Beyrent (S)2B: Jim Tressler, Beck Chickillo (V) Notes: Tressler, Chickillo, Pope (V) 2 hits. South Abington Police 21-G.R. Noto 5 WP - Akilesh Khakhar Jake Petty- 4 hits Kyle Burke- 3 hits Ryan Burke- 4 hits Daniel Habeeb- Home Run Vinny Vacaro- 2 hits Josh Walsh- 2 hits The Benefits Group 14Cars R Us 9 WP: Bryce Schultz HR: Chris Haudenschield 2B: Haudenschield 2, Shane Colleran(B) 2 Haudenschield 4 hits, Colleran, Freda(C), 3 hits, Noah Braid(B), 2 hits Orlando 10- Cars R Us 0 WP- James Meyers 5Ks 1 Hit 2 Hits- Andrew Meyers 2B Andrew Meyer(O), Bill Carlin(O). Orlando 11- Nealon 0 WP: Bill Carlin 10Ks 2 Hits 2 Hits: James Meyers (O), Andrew Meyers (O) HR James Meyers 2B James Meyers, Andrew Meyers(O) & Clay Davis (O) Clay Davis(O), Kaleb Sherman(O) and Jon Yocum (O) had their first LL hits. Tuesday, April 17 Abington Lions 10 - Benefits Group 8 WP: Haqique Mirza 2B - Liam Neary (BG), Cyler Cleary (BG) and MJ Jonsson (AL) 3 Hits - Chris Haudenschield (BG) and MJ Jonsson (AL) 2 Hits - Liam Neary (BG) Wednesday, April 18 VFW 15 - G.R. Noto 0 (4 innings) WP: Beck Chickillo (one hitter 8 Ks) 2B: Jim Tressler (V) 2, Chickillo 2 3B: Tressler Tressler, 4 hits; Chickillo, Jackson Pope (V), Graham Gilmore (V), James McGrail (V), 2 hits each
GOOD START FOR TIMMS Junior tri-captain Gabrielle Timms (Lakeland) is having a big season hitting and pitching for the New England College softball team. Timms is hitting .400 (36-90) with 11 doubles, a home run, 10 RBI and 13 runs scored in the first 30 games for the Pilgrims, who are 17-13 overall and 9-3 in the North Atlantic Conference. On the mound, Timms is 8-7 with a 3.05 earned run average. She’s worked 98.2 innings and has given up 101 hits and 56 runs, 43 earned. She’s walked 22 and struck out 66. COLEMAN DOING THE JOB Sophomore Brianna Coleman (Lakeland) is leading off and playing second base for the Cedar Crest softball team. The lefty hitter is batting .318 (27-for-85) with a double and eight RBI. She leads the team in runs scored (20) and stolen bases (11). In the field, Coleman has made five errors on 79 chances (.937).
NEPA Miners expand operations In March 2011, The NEPA Miners Semi-Professional football organization was converted to a 501 (C)3 Nonprofit. The Miners were originally founded in 2006 by Dan LaMagna, who recently resigned as head coach to commit to the front office full time. The Miners have been owned and operated since 2009 by LaMagna and Jason Muskey with Thomas Finley serving as the organization’s Senior Advisor. In conjunction with their recent corporate makeover, changes were instituted that will direct the organization in 2012 and into the future both on and off the field. Gary Haase, who went 16-5 the last two seasons with
the semi-professional New Jersey Stags, is on-board as the new Miners Head Coach. Haase was a Miners assistant in 2009 and brings the Miners their largest coaching staff in six seasons with eleven assistant coaches. The new Board of Directors is listed below. Jason Muskey/President, Dan LaMagna/Vice President, TJ Finley/Treasurer, Mark Heltzel/Secretary, Dr. Dana Montgomery/Board Member, Attorney Jason Mattioli/Board Member, Art Levandoski/Board Member, Melissa Vaughn/Board Member, Steve Armillay/Board Member, Carlo Bartoli/Board Member, Joe Van Wie/Board Member.
Cardillo and center fielder Delia Carr each added two hits for the Lady Bucks. Steier scattered eight hits over seven innings and struck out 10 without walking a batter. Lakeland (4-2) will travel to Valley View April 26 at 4:30 p.m.
Continued from Page 10 the bunt down,” Scalzo said. “I knew what I had to do and it worked out.” Catcher Caitlin Cartwright also drove in a run during the inning. Right fielder Julianna
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Members of the All -Star Cheer Academy, Jessup, are shown. Front, from left: Danielle Barrasse, Caroline Barone. First row: Hali Mellow-Bargella, Nicole Morgan, Amanda Martin, Sara Davis, Tiffany Smith. Second row: Sydney Fry, Jaclyn Froelick, Courtney Norton, Nathalie Brown, Lexi White, Keirstin Lasher, Megan Davis. Third row: Katie Cherundolo, Jenna Jalowiec, Jessica Kurey, Vanessa Shedlock, Morgan Schermerhorn, Maia Giombetti, Rachel Para
“We can’t settle for anything less than perfection if we want to place well.”
Abington Heights high school student and member of the team headed to Worlds spoke about what went into the preparation. “Once Chrissy Cherundolo, our coach, decided we were ready to try a Level 5 team this season, we started by practicing through the summer and many of us attended Camp Woodward to work on elite tumbling skills. We also attended Stunt Fest in Washington, D.C., in the fall, to get some help on our Level 5 stunting skills. We had injuries to work through and some tough performances, but we pulled it together when we needed to in Nashville to get the bid for Worlds.” Tiffany Smith, a senior at Scranton Preparatory School, said earning number one rank is the dream. She added that Worlds competition is about performing a routine for two minutes thirty seconds of intricate choreography, including nonstop stunting, jumping, tumbling and basket tossing. “We can’t settle for anything less than perfection if we want to place well,” she said. According to Barrasse, there is a new system at the competition. Forty-three teams who received an at- large bid will compete for the top10 spots to move into the April 28 round. “We are so excited to just have this chance to perform on the Worlds floor, especially since it
Tiffany Smith Senior at Scranton Prep explains that earning number one rank at the World competition level is her dream.
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is our first year to compete at this level. So many teams compete for a bid that it’s just an honor to get this far. I can hardly wait to see the teams from other countries compete live. Of course, we’d love to win, but we realize that we have a way to go to get to that level and are just happy going.” But there is always the goal of a first-place rank. Courtney Norton, a17-yearold student at Abington Heights High School said, “When placing number one, it means you are the best in the world, that’s crazy. You also receive a really awesome Worlds ring with the year you won to always remind you of what you achieved.” Team member Jenna Jalowiec,18, said that what motivated her was people doubting their team goal of competing on the World level. The Abington Heights high school senior said that made her want it even more. “I couldn’t let them be right, so I knew I had to motivate our team to work and get to Worlds.” Barrasseseemed to sum it up best. “Ever since I became an all-star cheerleader, I have wanted to attend Worlds in Orlando. I watch it every year hoping someday I would get a chance to go. In fact, my mom was
going to take me just to watch this year. I am so excited and proud of my team that we were able to get a bid our first year competing in the Senior Small Level 5 Division. I really don’t think it has actually hit me yet that it is real. Probably when we take the floor to compete and be broadcast by ESPN it will.” Teammate Norton said that it is every All Star Cheerleader’s dream to make it to Worlds. “It’s been on my bucket list ever since I started cheerleading, and being able to check it off is amazing.” . The girls all agree that one of their mentors is their coach, Cherundolo. Smith said her mentor Cherundolo had the ability to open a gymand build it up to the “prestigious organization” it is today. And she maintains a professional manner in the face of obstacles.Of course, family support comes in to play. As Norton said, “My biggest mentor is my mom. She always told me that hard work pays off. She works so hard for my family and never slacks for a second. She’s taught me so many life lessons .” Viewers can watch the competition on ESPN beginning April 27 at 8 a.m. through April 29.
Golf tourney set for May 27 The Lackawanna Trail Friends of Music Golf Tournament, benefiting music camp scholarships and clinics, will be held May 27 at Pine Hills Country Club, beginning with a 2 p.m. shotgun start. The tournament will be captain and crew format (four golfers). The cost of $65 will include a cart, dinner and drinks. For more information, contact Katie Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shown, are, from left, first row: Nick Cicci, Ryan Commodario, Ben Covey, Max Covey. Second row: Abril Lopez Alex Lopez, Isabella Lopez, Kathleen Rejrat, moderator. Absent when photo was taken: Karli Kozel and Anthony Van Dusky
Bowler achieves state rank All Saints Academy students competed at matches held at South Side Bowling Lanes in Scranton. Anthony Van Dusky qualified for the State Competition at the Pepsi Cola Tournament this season. All Saints Academy draws its tradition from more than 80 years of Catholic education in West Scranton and Taylor.
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PHOTO COURTESY ALICE STUFFLE
Lady Lions senior basketball players honored
Senior members of the Lackawanna Trail Lady Lions basketball team and their escorts were honored at their last regular season game Feb. 9. Seniors honored were: front, from left, Jennifer Lauzon, Nina Gatto, Natasha Pacholec and Clarissa; middle, Janet Lauzon, Katie Gatto, Debbie Benjamin and Will Eggleston; back, Brian Lauzon, Michael Gatto and Carl Pacholec.
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