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Abington Heights Boys Baseball Team Feted By The Commissioners

The Lackawanna County Commissioners awarded Certificates of Recognition to the Abington Heights boys baseball team and proclamations to both the coaching staff and school in recognition of the squad’s outstanding season.  The Comets run through the state playoffs was an experience of a lifetime.  The team claimed the Lackawanna League Division 1 Championship, District 2 Class AAA Championship and the PIAA AAA Eastern Championship.  The Comets finished with an 18-4 record.

Front, l-r, Coach Rich Moroski, Zach Campbell, Ryan Harvey, Eric Salerno, Jimmy Fayocavitz, Colin Huggler, and Tommy Rothenberger.  Back row, l-r, Quill, Coach Bill Zalewski, Anthony Duboski, Nick Carlini, Tim Graham, Zach Manasek, Peter Nolan, Sam Arnold, Matt McDonald, Tyler Ksiazek, Matt Hughes, Zach Karabin, Coach Tim Orue, Coach Justin Stevens, Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Champ. .

Jeanne Hugenbruch Honored By The Commissioners

Jeanne Hugenbruch, center, Manager of the Dunmore Senior Center, received the 2015 Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Nutrition for Older Pennsylvanians from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. She was recognized for her innovation in planning nutritionally balanced meals for the older adults who utilize the Dunmore Senior Center. The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented Ms. Hugenbruch a Certificate of Recognition for her dedication to our community’s elderly.

L-r, Commissioner Ed Staback, Ms. Hugenbruch and Commissioner Jim Wansacz.

Commissioners Honor Valley View Athlete

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a Certificate of Recognition to Ryan Wilkes, center, from Valley View High School. Mr. Wilkes won gold in the pole vault with a height of 15 feet 6 inches.

L-r, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Commissioner Edward G. Staback, Mr. Wilkes, Valley View Coach Pete Kolankoski, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.