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Local 4-H’ers Compete At 4-H Regional Fashion Revue

Seven Lackawanna County 4-H textile science members recently competed in the regional 4-H fashion revue in Mehoopany. The participants were: Bridget Fay, Nicholson; Ella Wilson, Clarks Summit; Faith Hosie, Jessup; Julianna Monforte, Nicholson; Maria Parola, Moscow; Julia Mazur, Olyphant; and Rachel Fay, Nicholson. Thirty-eight members from Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Bradford, Sullivan, Tioga and Wyoming Counties were judged with their garments based on appearance, fit, design, fashion, and construction techniques. In addition, participants attended workshops on modeling and making lotions and upcycled tee shirt bags. The day concluded with a fashion show and an awards presentation. Ella Wilson earned an honorable ribbon in the Junior Wearable, Year 1 division. In the Junior Wearable Year 3 division, Julianna Monforte earned a yellow ribbon and Bridget Fay earned the blue ribbon. Faith Hosie earned the yellow ribbon in the Senior Non-Wearable division. Julia Mazur and Rachel Fay earned spots at the State 4-H Fashion Revue, scheduled for the main campus of Penn State University on August 7. Maria Parola earned an alternate place for the State Revue. The young women will compete against 4-H’ers from across the state for the top 12 places. The 4-H textile science program is sponsored by Penn State Extension. It teaches youth, ages eight to eighteen, clothing construction skills, self-esteem enhancement techniques, poise and confidence. To learn more about the 4-H program or to volunteer to become an adult leader, call Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County at 570-963-6842.

4-H fashion show participants were, l-r, Bridget Fay, Nicholson; Ella Wilson, Clarks Summit; Faith Hosie, Jessup; Julianna Monforte, Nicholson; Maria Parola, Moscow; Julia Mazur, Olyphant; and Rachel Fay, Nicholson.

All Star Game Update

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The fifth annual Field of Dreams Game presented by Lackawanna County at PNC Field will be held this Sunday, June 25 at 5 p.m. The game was postponed because of rain from earlier this month.

The game is played by teams of 20 consisting of high school senior baseball players representing the Lackawanna League and the Wyoming Valley Conference on the area’s biggest stage for baseball.

North Pocono manager Brian Jardine will manage the Lackawanna League squad. He will be assisted by the Trojans coaching staff, Scranton High head coach Jamie Higgins, and Abington Heights head coach Bill Zalewski. Berwick manager Brian Pinterich will lead the WVC team. He will be assisted by Northwest skipper Lou DiPasquale and manager Gino Cara of Hazleton Area.

Mid Valley’s R.J. Gouldsbury replaced Valley View’s Joey Castellani on the Lackawanna League roster and is joined by West Scranton shortstop Cole Stetzar and outfielder Griffin Loureiro, Riverside shortstop Nick Sotille, Dunmore shortstop John Mandarano and catcher Andrew Salzman, Scranton pitcher Jack Kelly, Valley View pitcher Nate Seprosky, Scranton Prep catcher Kyler McAllister, Holy Cross second baseman Josh Mies, Delaware Valley shortstop Christin Jorgenson, Western Wayne outfielder Cameron Kilgallon, Forest City pitcher R.J. Kuruts,  Elk Lake pitcher Zach Groover, Blue Ridge shortstop Jake Decker and pitcher Derek Stento, Abington Heights first baseman Jake Swank and outfielder Colin McCreary, and North Pocono outfielder Patrick Noon and shortstop Pat Kravitz.

J.D. Barrett of PIAA Class 4A State Champion Dallas and Tony Molitoris of PIAA Class 3A Runner-Up Holy Redeemer were added to the WVC squad, replacing Meyers’ Gilgallon and Crestwood’s Steve Wegener. They join Meyers outfielder Colin Pasone, Wyoming Area outfielder Mike Bonita and pitcher Josh Kopcza, Pittston Area shortstop Kyle O’Fier and pitcher Tyler Jackson, Coughlin second baseman Jacob Lupas and third baseman Chase Nowak, Tunkhannock pitcher Conner Hulslander, Hazleton Area pitcher Colin Stauffer, outfielder Livan Reinoso and catcher Dayan Reinoso, GAR third baseman Ismael Lake, Crestwood pitcher James Graves, Wyoming Valley West outfielders Rich Sott and Dom Bayo, Hanover Area second baseman Kyle Kowalski, Nanticoke Area third baseman Kyle Pokrinchak and Berwick pitcher Austin Horsefield. Nanticoke outfielder Aaron Kreitzer was named honorary captain of the WVC squad.

Game sponsors are Lackawanna County, the Lackawanna County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Luzerne County Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Times-Tribune, The Citizens Voice, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Battaglia’s Sporting Goods and Electric City Baseball. Admission is $5. A portion of the proceeds go to the Bill Howerton Strikeout Cancer Scholarship Fund.

 

2017 Field of Dreams Game

Rosters for the fifth annual Field of Dreams Game presented by Lackawanna County at PNC Field on June 4 at 5 p.m. have been set.

Teams of 20 consisting of high school senior baseball players representing the Lackawanna League and the Wyoming Valley Conference will take to the field to compete against each other on the area’s biggest stage for baseball.

The Lackawanna League will be represented by West Scranton shortstop Cole Stetzar and outfielder Griffin Loureiro, Riverside shortstop Nick Sotille, Dunmore shortstop John Mandarano and catcher Andrew Salzman, Scranton pitcher Jack Kelly, Valley View pitchers Nate Seprosky and Joey Castellani, Scranton Prep catcher Kyler McAllister, Holy Cross second baseman Josh Mies, Delaware Valley shortstop Christin Jorgenson, Western Wayne outfielder Cameron Kilgallon, Forest City pitcher R.J. Kuruts,  Elk Lake pitcher Zach Groover, Blue Ridge shortstop Jake Decker and pitcher Derek Stento, Abington Heights first baseman Jake Swank and outfielder Colin McCreary, and North Pocono outfielder Patrick Noon and shortstop Pat Kravitz.

North Pocono manager Brian Jardine will manage the Lackawanna League squad. He will be assisted by the Trojans coaching staff and Abington Heights head coach Bill Zalewski.

Representatives of District 2 champions Old Forge, Holy Redeemer, Dallas, and Wallenpaupack, and District 2 runner-up Lakeland were ineligible to play in the game due to their PIAA State Tournament games on Monday.

The Wyoming Valley Conference will be represented by Meyers outfielder Colin Pasone and first baseman Ryan Gilgallon, Wyoming Area outfielder Mike Bonita and pitcher Josh Kopcza, Pittston Area shortstop Kyle O’Fier and pitcher Tyler Jackson, Coughlin second baseman Jacob Lupas and third baseman Chase Nowak, Tunkhannock pitcher Conner Hulslander, Hazleton Area pitcher Colin Stauffer, outfielder Livan Reinoso and catcher Dayan Reinoso, GAR third baseman Ismael Lake, Crestwood pitcher James Graves and catcher Steve Wegener, Wyoming Valley West outfielders Rich Sott and Dom Bayo, Hanover Area second baseman Kyle Kowalski, Nanticoke Area third baseman Kyle Pokrinchak and Berwick pitcher Austin Horsefield. Nanticoke outfielder Aaron Kreitzer was named honorary captain of the WVC squad.

Berwick manager Brian Pinterich will lead the WVC team. He will be assisted by Northwest skipper Lou DiPasquale and manager Gino Cara of Hazleton Area.

Game sponsors are Lackawanna County, the Lackawanna County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Luzerne County Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Times-Tribune, The Citizens Voice, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Battaglia’s Sporting Goods and Electric City Baseball. Admission is $5. A portion of the proceeds go to the Bill Howerton Strikeout Cancer Scholarship Fund.

2016 Senior Health Fair

Flanked by promotional materials, Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley stands out front of PNC Field, the site of the 2016 Senior Health Fair scheduled for Friday, September 16, from 10 AM – 1 PM.  A variety of screenings, giveaways, flu shots, refreshments, exercises and information will be available to all who attend.  Seventeen firms are sponsoring the fifth annual event.

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