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Sunday, December 9, 2012
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point guard.
Cody Paraschak, a 6-foot4 ju-
nior, put in the work in the offsea-
son to make himself into a proba-
ble starter.
Juniors Vince Williamson and
sophomores Mike Symeon and
Brian Devine should also be in the
mix at guard.
Dallas lost the starting lineup
from a team that went 15-9, in-
cluding winning the second-half
and all-season titles in Division 2.
Sophomore forward/center
Fell, junior guard Matt Seba and
sophomore guard Matt Ross were
three of the team’s top four play-
ers off the bench last season.
“Allen is going to be the focal
point,” Miller said of Fell, one of
his captains. “We want most of
our offense to go through him.”
Junior guard Chad DeBona is
trying to work his way into the li-
Mathon could often join Fell on
the inside.
“He’s going a play a good
amount of minutes for a fresh-
man,” said Miller, who is begin-
ning his second season as Dallas
coach. “He’s very tall, very long
with a good wing span and, for his
size, he’s very coordinated.
“He’s developing still, but he’s
going to be a very good player.”
Guards Kristian Dyrli and John
Murray are the only seniors on the
roster. Miller said both will be in
the rotation of substitutes, along
with junior guard Stephen Wem-
pa and sophomore forward Omar
Dallas will be part of Division 1
with likely contenders Hazleton
Area, Crestwood and Wyoming
Valley West as well as Pittston Ar-
ea, Coughlin, Berwick and Tunk-
Monday, Dec. 10 -at Lakeland
Thursday, Dec. 13 -at Scranton
Monday, Dec. 17 -Honesdale
Tommy Boyle, right, puts up a shot as Mike Symeon goes for the
block during Lake-Lehman boys basketball practice.
Thursday, Dec. 20 - Wyoming
Saturday, Dec. 22 -at Lake-Leh-
Wednesday, Dec. 26 - Holiday
Hoops Tournament at Old Forge 6
Friday, Dec. 28 -Holiday Hoops
Tournament at Old Forge 7 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 3 - Crestwood
Saturday, Jan. 5 -at Coughlin
Tuesday, Jan. 8 - Pittston Area
Friday, Jan. 11 - Hazleton
Tuesday, Jan. 15 - at Tunkhan-
Friday, Jan. 18 - at Berwick
Tuesday, Jan. 22 - Wyoming Val-
ley West
Friday, Jan. 25 - at Crestwood
Tuesday, Jan. 29 - Coughlin
Thursday, Jan. 31 - at Pittston
Tuesday, Feb. 5 -at Hazleton
Friday, Feb. 8 - Tunkhannock
Tuesday, Feb. 12 - Berwick
Thursday, Feb. 14 -at Wyoming
Valley West
Friday, Dec. 14 -at Mid Valley
Saturday, Dec. 15 — Lackawan-
na Trail Tournament
Tuesday, Dec. 18 -at Coughlin
Saturday, Dec. 22 —- Dallas
Wednesday, Dec. 26 — CYC
Christmas Tournament
Friday, Dec. 28 — CYC Christ-
mas Tournament
Saturday, Dec. 29 - Western
Friday, Jan. 4-at Holy Redeem-
Tuesday, Jan. 8 - GAR
Friday, Jan. 11 - Wyoming Area
Tuesday, Jan. 15 — at Nanticoke
Friday, Jan. 18 — at Northwest
Tuesday, Jan. 22 — Meyers
Friday, Jan. 25-at Wyoming Ar-
Tuesday, Jan. 29 - at GAR
Friday, Feb. 1- MMI Prep
Tuesday, Feb. 5-Holy Redeem-
Friday, Feb. 8 — at Wyoming
Tuesday, Feb. 12 —- Hanover Ar-
Thursday, Feb. 14 — Nanticoke
Girls, boys split vs.
The Dallas Mountaineer Ag-
uatic Club opened the 2012-13
Northeast PA Age Group Swim
League season at Delaware Val-
ley on Saturday, Dec. 1. The girls
won a competitive meet 130-124,
while the boys suffered a 187-61
The following
placed in their events:
25 Free - Gabriella Spaciano,
50 Free - Gabriella Spaciano,
second; Victoria Spaciano, third
25 Fly - Jordan Bond, second;
Victoria Spaciano, third
10 & UNDER
100 IM - Sydney Bittner, sec-
50 Free - Melissa Leonard,
50 Fly - Gabriela Krochta, sec-
ond; Kaitlyn VanEtten, third
50 Back - Melissa Leonard, sec-
50 Breast - Sydney Bittner, first
100 Free - Sydney Bittner, sec-
12 & UNDER
100 IM - Abby Zolner, first; Abi-
gail Bartuska, third
50 Free - Ava Baur, first; Jordyn
Miller, second; Madison Federici,
50 Fly - Hunter Kline, first;
Lindsey Jorda, second
50 Back - Ava Baur, first; Taylor
Hannah Thomas, third
50 Breast - Madison Federici,
first; Emma Berger, third
100 Free - Jordyn Miller, sec-
ond; Emma Berger, third
200 Free - Peyton Ross, second;
Lindsey Jorda, third
14 & UNDER
200 Free - Taylor Cercone, sec-
50 Free - Julia Baur, first
100 Fly - Abby Zolner, first; Ju-
lia Baur, third
100 Free - Annalise Cheshire,
first; Krista Vivian, second
100 Back - Madison Hurst, first;
Taylor Cercone, second
100 Breast - Krista Vivian, first;
Jessica Ravert, third
200 IM - Annalise Cheshire,
second; Madison Hurst, third
25 Free - Gary Weaver, first; Tal
Richards, third
25 Fly - Thomas Doran, first
50 Free - Thomas Doran, sec-
Del Val
ond; Tanner Manzoni, third
25 Back - Gary Weaver, second
25 Breast - Tal Richards, sec-
ond; Aidan Chapple, third
10 & UNDER
50 Fly - Bryce Burgit, second;
John Andrews, third
100 Free - John Andrews, third
50 Back - Zachary Blockus, sec-
100 IM - Logan Stambaugh,
12 & UNDER
100 IM - Donovan McCall, sec-
50 Free - Dylan Lisnow, first
50 Fly - Garrett Pall, second
100 Free - Donovan McCall,
50 Back - Garrett Pall, second
50 Breast - Donovan McCall,
200 Free - Garrett Pall, second
14 & UNDER
50 Free - Andrew Herrick, third
200 IM - Tyler Manzoni, sec-
100 Fly - Thomas Manzoni, sec-
100 Free - Thomas Manzoni,
100 Breast - Tyler Manzoni,
Sem Singers and
Chorale plan concert
The Wyoming Seminary
Madrigal Singers and Chorale
will present their annual
Christmas Choral Concert at 3
p.m. today, Dec. 9 in the Great
Hall of Wyoming Seminary,
228 Wyoming Ave., just north
of Kingston Corners.
The program, conducted by
John Vaida, will feature the
Chorale in a performance of
The Magnificat by Franz
Schubert, while the Madrigal
Singers will present another
setting of The Magnificat by
Arvo Part.
The Sem String Ensemble
also will perform the Christ-
mas Concerto Grosso by Co-
relli and the concert will in-
clude a selection of favorite
Christmas carols.
The concert is free and open
to the public. For more in-
formation, call 270-2192.
HR students
plan concert
Holy Redeemer High School
students will present a choral
concert, “Sounds of the Sea-
son,” at 3 p.m. today, Dec. 9 in
the school’s McCarthy Audi-
Featured will be the Com-
bined Chorus, Royal Singers,
Handbell Choir, and soloists,
under the direction of Ann
Manganiello. An audience
“Sing-a-Long” will also be
LHS classmates
plan luncheon
Luzerne High School will
hold a Dutch Treat Luncheon
at the Fox Hill Country Club
at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
All Luzerne High Alumni and
Guests are invited.
For reservations, call Bob
Kachmar at 287-5180, Joe
Petrasek at 287-5690 or Betty
Bottoms at 696-2214 prior to
Dec. 14.
Continued from Page 9
Dallas had winning records in
each half, then reached the Dis-
trict 2 Class AAA semifinals be-
fore having its season end at
14-8 with a two-point loss to
eventual champion Honesdale.
While Dallas returns its top
three players among a large
group of experienced players
back, Lake-Lehman returns the
two other all-stars behind team
leader Nikki Sutliff, who gradu-
“There are a number of com-
binations that we’re looking at,”
Dallas coach Kelly Johnson
said. “I'm kind of excited about
it right now because of the
Seniors Ashley Dunbar, Tan-
ner Englehart and Jess Hiscox
all return to lead Dallas.
Dunbar runs the offense from
the point guard position and al-
so led the Lady Mountaineers in
scoring last season.
Englehart provides an inside
presence on a team that may re-
ly on many guards, including
“We have six guards who
could all be a significant part of
the rotation,” Johnson said.
“Depending on our needs and
our opponent, our lineup will be
“There will be games when it
is three guards and two for-
wards. There might even be
times when it is four guards and
one forward.”
Junior Sam Missal, a 3-point
shooting threat, and sophomore
Talia Szatkowski, who joined
Dunbar in double figures in
scoring in the season-ending
loss, are part of the guard com-
bination with Dunbar and His-
cox. Juniors Kaite Comitz and
Taylor Kelley, who are among
the 10 players with varsity expe-
rience, are the other guards.
Senior Rachel Olszewski and
juniors Maggie Michael and
Steph Cybulski are the other ex-
perienced forwards.
Dallas opens in the Wyoming
Valley West Tournament Dec. 8
and 11.
Lake-Lehman is led by the re-
turn of sophomore Cayle Spen-
cer and junior Emily Sutton.
Spencer led the team in scoring
as a freshman and Sutton was
“Spencer may see a little
more time outside,” Lavan said.
“Depending on how things are
going at the point, Sutton could
probably handle that.
“She’s very tough on the base-
line and down low, but we could
use her as a taller guard who
could see over the defense,” La-
van added.
The Lady Knights also return
two seniors and two more soph-
omores who have varsity experi-
“We mixed up the lineup a lot
early in the season, so some of
them got one or two starts,” La-
van said.
Senior Jen Konopinski is ex-
pected to take over as the point
guard. Karen Yamrick is a guard
while Bethany Williams and Ni-
cole O’Connor play in the front-
Danae Sutliffe and Lexi
Oplinger also earned varsity
time last season as freshmen,
something guard Julia Eneboe
may do this season.
Junior Amy Williams also has
some limited experience on the
varsity level.
Tuesday, Dec. 11 - WVW
Wednesday, Dec. 19 - Wyom-
ing Area
Saturday, Dec. 22 - at Scran-
ton Prep
Saturday, Dec. 29 —- Lake-Leh-
Tuesday, Jan. 2 at Crest-
Friday, Jan. 4 — Coughlin
Monday, Jan 7 - at Pittston
Thursday, Jan. 10 — at Hazle-
Saturday, Jan. 12 — at Wyom-
ing Seminary
Monday, Jan. 14 — Tunkhan-
Jessica Hiscox shoots a layup during Dallas girls basketball
Thursday, Jan. 17 — Berwick
Monday, Jan. 21 - at Wyom-
ing Valley West
Thursday, Jan. 24 - Crest-
Monday, Jan. 28 — at Coughlin
Thursday, Jan. 31 - Pittston
Monday, Feb. 4 — Hazleton
Thursday, Feb. 7 - at Tunkhan-
Monday, Feb. 11 —- at Berwick
Wednesday, Feb. 13 - Wyom-
ing Valley West
Tuesday, Dec. 11 — at Lacka-
wanna Trail
Friday, Dec. 14 — at Berwick
Tuesday, Dec. 18 — Coughlin
Thursday, Dec. 20 —- Elk Lake
Thursday, Dec. 27 —- Crest-
Saturday, Dec. 29 - at Dallas
Thursday, Jan. 3 — Holy re-
Monday, Jan. 7 — at Meyers
ing Area
Monday, Jan. 14 — Nantico
Thursday, Jan. 17 - North-
west Area
Monday, Jan. 21 - GAR
Thursday, Jan. 24 - Wyoming
Monday, Jan. 28 — Meyers
Thursday, Jan. 31 — at MMI
Saturday, Feb. 2 — at Marian
Monday, Feb. 4 — at Holy Re-
Thursday, Feb. 7 - Wyoming
Wednesday, Feb. 13 — at Nan-
ticoke Area
Supers approve
A proposed tax increase was
approved for advertisement at
the Jackson Township super-
visors meeting on Dec. 4. The
increase will bring the tax rate
from .132 to .145 on a $150,000
assessment, making the total
increase approximately $1.65 a
The supervisors approved
the maintenance fee of $400
per year for the EMA equip-
ment in connection with the
Back Mountain Community
Partnership. This is a fee that
each municipality will pay for
advertisement of fax increase
the upkeep of equipment pur-
chased under the Partnership
The board also approved the
support of the BMCP in the
application for the 2012 Gam-
ing Grant for public safety
The board authorized the
hiring of two part-time police
officers and accepted the resig-
nation of part-time officer Josh
Anyone interested in serving
on the Zoning Hearing Board,
the Planning Commission
board or the Recreation Board
is asked to submit a letter of
interest to the township no lat-
er than noon on Dec. 20. The
position terms are set to expire
on Dec. 31.
The board approved the
township engineer and solic-
itor to review the Koral and
Devonshire subdivisions for fi-
nal approval by the board of
Supervisors will hold a bud-
get meeting at 9 a.m. on Fri-
day, Dec. 21.
- Megan Schneider
Author and researcher slated to speak at GDAC meeting
An “Introduction to Con-
necting the Dots” will be pre-
sented by its author and re-
searcher, Dory Hippauf at the
Gas Drilling Awareness Coa-
lition meeting at 7 p.m. on
Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the
Dallas American Legion Post
672, Route 415 (across from
Leggio’s), in Dallas.
Hippauf has researched
connections between natural
gas corporations, govern-
ment, public relations, and
lobbying and has published
blog articles at Common- and No Fracking
Way (a blog for New York and
Pennsylvania hosted by Sha-, blog.sha- She has
also been cited by Source- for her research
regarding Energy-In-Depth.
The “Introduction to Con-
necting the Dots” will consist
of a brief biography of a few
of the key players in the Mar-
cellus Shale Natural Gas are-
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group for well over 20 years.
The women’s league starts on
the last Thursday in August and |
continues for 32 week. The
women bowl while some of their
husbands watch from the coun-
ter behind. They fill the room
with laughter and high fives.
They bowl in six teams of four
but are hardly separated, cheer-
ing on one another both during
the game and outside the walls
of the alley.
“We really do have fun,” Run-
ner said. “There’s a lot of cam-
Member Betty Williams con-
siders the bowlers a nice group
of friends. She said league mem-
bers will visit someone who is ill
and send holiday cards. Many of
them golf together during the
summer months, as well.
“I started in 1999,” said Wil-
liams, “and by the first week in
September, I was one of the
“Everyone gets along well,”
said Runner. “It’s just nice.”
Player Viv Ondish joined the
league when she was 80 and had
the rare opportunity to bowl
with her mother, Ruth Evans,
who participated in the league
until she was 97 years old.
“She was a good bowler, a}
better than I am now,” said
dish. Now 87, Ondish recalls
how close she was with her
mother and how much it meant
to her to share the experience of
bowling with her.
Thursday, Jan. 10 — at ®
Monday, Feb. 11 — at Hanovgge-