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GAS PRICES RELIGION

Sunday to
remember
at Oblates
Roman Catholic faithful will
mark the beatification of
Pope John Paul II today.

By MARK GUYDISH
mguydish@timesleader.com
LAFLIN – Today two beacons
of Roman Catholicism merge,
and for Cathy Mack of Pittston,
the alignment of spiritual light is
a convergence of her own deep-
est devotions.
The beatification of Pope John
Paul II – the penultimate step to
becoming a saint – occurs in
Rome on “Divine Mercy Sun-
day,” a religious feast day creat-
ed by the late pope in response
to his commitment to St. Mary
Faustina – a religious sister in
Poland at the turn of the century
whom Pope John Paul himself
elevated to sainthood.
Why does such a confluence
resonate so rigorously for Mack?
Since 1996, she has held a pro-
found conviction in the message

Car pooling can cut the costs


Faustina is said to have received
from God: That all can
See OBLATES, Page 11A

Many The fear of


incentives going over
to ride four dollars
together The threshold of paying
more for one gallon of gas is
within sight.
By ANDREW M. SEDER
aseder@timesleader.com
Plains Township resident Ni- By ANDREW M. SEDER
cole Boyle’s commute to her job in aseder@timesleader.com S. JOHN WILKIN/THE TIMES LEADER

the Poconos has been more costly Four dollars for one gallon of This monstrance holds a bone
lately, and the rising gas prices gas. fragment from St. Faustina
aren’t the only reason. It’s a barrier that once bro- owned by Cathy Mack.
Her car pool mate, a fellow Sa- ken sets off panic, causes shifts
nofi Pasteur employee, has taken in driving and spending habits
maternity leave, requiring Boyle
to foot the weekly gas bill alone.
And it comes at a time when gas
and could impact everything
from vacations to college desti-
nations.
Faithful
prices are closing in on their high-
est levels ever. PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER
“When we
see that
“This thing
has a way of converge
on Rome
The 28-year-old research tech- Nicole Boyle fuels up her Chrysler Sebring at Sheetz in Plains Township on Friday. rippling
nician started sharing a ride with $4 mark, through the
a coworker from Jenkins Town-
ship three years ago, the last time INSIDE
psycholog- economy many ways,”
in

gas prices were this high. ically … we said Anthony By NICOLE WINFIELD
Sharing rides to work is not a >> LCTA seeing more bus riders, Associated Press
new for money, but trends show Page 13A think we’ll Liuzzo, pro-
fessor of Busi- ROME—Thousandsofyoung
the more gas prices rise, workers
>> Some commuters don’t have
see some ness and peoplefloodedanancientRoman
share rides. Economics field Saturday for an all-night
Some companies, including Sa-
pooling option, Page 14A move- and the direc- prayer vigil honoring Pope John
nofi, offer incentives for car-pool- ment.” tor of the Paul II on the
ing employees. Lunch vouchers, With eight “crews” participa- Jana L. Tidwell MBA program eve of his beatif-
discounted parking permits and ting this semester, the college of- AAA Mid-Atlantic at Wilkes ication, remem-
primo parking spaces are carrots fers incentives for participation, spokeswoman University. bering his
dangled to entice employees. spokesman Fran Calpin said. That teachings, trav-
He said the parking pass is re- threshold is els and his own
Incentive programs duced from $50 to $35 for enrol- within sight and could be reac- suffering.
While some of the companies lees, and they’re given preferred hed or surpassed as soon as Pilgrims wav-
that began incentive programs in parking in the campus’ main lot. this week. ing flags from John Paul II
2008 have scaled back the re- “For them there’s a benefit It won’t be the first time, and Poland, Spain
wards, Keystone College kept it (with the parking space and re- even it the prices recede back GermanyandBrazilfilledtheCir-
intact and has seen participation duced cost for a pass) and for us to the $3 realm, it won’t likely cus Maximus, which twinkled
grow. there’s a benefit in that it frees up be the last. withthelightofthousandsofcan-
The LaPlume school started parking spaces and reduces our 2008 Revisited dlesaschoirsfromJohnPaul’sna-
the “Keystone Car Pool Crew” in carbon footprint,” Calpin said. For 42 days in the summer of tive Poland, the Philippines and
2008 when gas prices last hovered Marlo Madrid, a 22-year-old se- 2008, gas hovered at or above Italy sang. They listened as a
around the $4 mark. It never French nun who suffered from
looked back. See CAR POOLING, Page 14A See FOUR, Page 14A Parkinson’s disease recounted
how she was cured after praying
toJohnPaul,whoalsobattledthe

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Hockey B PEOPLE D BUSINESS F ETC.
same disease.
The Vatican has decreed that
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defeat Birthdays
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Obituaries 12A, 4A Outdoors 14C Editorial 2E G CLASSIFIED
SPORTS, 1C
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Nurse strike averted by tentative pact


Lottery summary
Daily Number, Midday
Sunday: 0-3-6
Monday: 9-8-9
Tuesday: 9-9-8
Wednesday: 3-4-1
Thursday: 6-1-3
Friday: 2-4-4
Saturday: 3-1-8
By JERRY LYNOTT tentative agreement. The sched- the WVHCS were acquired by Since the change in ownership, the strike that was to take place
jlynott@timesleader.com uled 24-hour work stoppage no- Community Health Systems Inc. the union has filed a number of today. Big Four, Midday
Sunday: 6-7-7-7
WILKES-BARRE – Unionized tice has been rescinded by the on May 1, 2009 for $271 million. complaints with the National La- The pending purchase by CHS Monday: 7-1-4-9
nurses at Wilkes-Barre General union and no strike or picketing The sale removed the non-profit bor Relations Board, claiming of three hospitals in Lackawanna, Tuesday: 2-2-0-1
Hospital have reached a tentative will occur at the hospital,” the re- status of WBGH and it became WVHCS has bargained in bad Luzerne and Wyoming counties Wednesday: 8-6-8-7
Thursday: 2-7-9-9
agreement with management lease said. “Union members will one of the holdings of for-profit faith. The NLRB set a hearing for from Mercy Health Partners has Friday: 9-5-7-5
and called off a planned one-day vote on the ratification of the CHS of Franklin, Tenn., the large- June 21 in Philadelphia on the raised concerns for unionized Saturday: 8-0-2-4
strike that was to begin at 7 a.m. agreement on Tuesday. No de- st publicly traded hospital com- union’s claim that the WVHCS workers at those facilities. Quinto, Midday
today. tails of the tentative agreement pany in the country. stopped collecting members’ A Lackawanna County judge Sunday: 6-3-8-1-5
will be released until after the rat- CHS recognized the union rep- dues in violation of the collective approved the $150 million sale in Monday: 7-4-0-1-1
The Wyoming Valley Nurses Tuesday: 4-7-4-9-1
Association and the Pennsylva- ification vote on Tuesday.” resenting more than 400 regis- bargaining agreement. March. In anticipation of the pur- Wednesday: 1-7-0-5-1
nia Association of Staff Nurses Emily Randle, a spokeswoman tered nurses, but not the collec- The lack of a new agreement chase, Mercy Hospital in Scran- Thursday: 0-5-8-1-4
Friday: 4-5-7-9-6
and Allied Professionals issued a for the union, and hospital tive bargaining agreement in led the union to stage a one-day ton announced it would change Saturday: 8-2-8-1-6
joint statement with the Wyom- spokesman Jim McGuire con- place before the sale. The two strike on Dec. 23. Prior to that the its name to Regional Hospital of
Treasure Hunt
ing Valley Health Care System firmed the statement, but de- sides worked out a 60-day labor nurses went on strike and were Scranton. Mercy Special Care Sunday: 04-10-12-18-22
around 8:30 p.m. Saturday to an- clined further comment. agreement that lasted until June locked out in a 15-day labor dis- Hospital in Nanticoke will be Monday: 02-09-12-26-28
nounce the progress in their ne- The tentative agreement sig- 30, 2009. However, until the an- pute in 2003. called Special Care Hospital and Tuesday: 08-12-19-23-27
Wednesday: 03-15-16-22-28
gotiations that have been going naled a possible end to the nego- nouncement of the tentative The hospital brought in re- Mercy Tyler Hospital in Tunk- Thursday: 08-13-18-25-27
on for nearly two years. tiations that began shortly after agreement they had been unable placement nurses in 2003 and hannock will be renamed Tyler Friday: 01-02-08-20-30
Saturday: 02-07-09-10-13
“The parties have reached a the hospital and other assets of to come to terms on a new deal. was prepared to do the same for Memorial Hospital.
Daily Number, 7 p.m.
Sunday: 2-5-7

At an age-old festival, young talent carries the day


Monday: 9-4-1
Tuesday: 8-9-1
Wednesday: 3-6-2
Thursday: 0-8-5
Friday: 1-2-9
Saturday: 7-7-3
Big Four, 7 p.m.
Sunday: 5-2-5-0
Tradition and spirit are strong prizes presented in small, Competitors, who ranged in age Monday: 0-0-9-1
handmade cloth sacks, draped from under 5 to adult, received Tuesday: 2-7-4-6
at the 122nd Cynonfardd Wednesday: 0-7-5-9
over their necks. Unlike
Eisteddfod festival. “American Idol,’’ Carol Evans, modest monetary prizes pre- Thursday: 3-8-0-4
Friday: 9-0-9-4
adjudicator of music, cri- sented in small, handmade Saturday: 5-3-4-9
tiqued each performance with cloth sacks, draped over their Quinto, 7 p.m.
Sunday: 2-9-4-2-0
By CAMILLE FIOTI positive words of encourage- necks. Unlike “American Idol,’’ Monday: 5-9-4-4-0
Times Leader Correspondent ment. Tuesday: 3-8-7-3-4
EDWARDSVILLE – “My leg “You have a very rich Carol Evans, adjudicator of Wednesday: 6-1-1-2-9
Thursday: 0-1-7-5-9
was shaking the whole time,” sound,” Evans told 11-year-old music, critiqued each perform- Friday: 6-1-7-6-9
said 8-year-old Jonah Pascal, Danica Mits of Bear Creek. Saturday: 8-8-6-6-3
ance with positive words of
of Forty Fort, after his solo vo- Mits, a fifth-grader at Wyom- Cash 5
cal performance of “Sweet and ing Seminary Lower School,
encouragement. Sunday: 02-14-15-17-33
Monday: 08-11-14-25-28
Low” during the 122nd Cynon- sang “Grandfather’s Clock. “I Tuesday: 03-13-17-20-32
fardd Eisteddfod festival at Dr. was nervous at first,” Mits Thomas C. Edwards, who in- Wednesday: 03-08-21-22-26
Thursday: 04-13-24-29-32
Edwards Memorial Congrega- said. “But once I got up there stituted the Cynonfardd Liter- Friday: 01-22-27-31-38
tional Church Saturday. and started, I felt happy.” ary Society as a way to teach Saturday: 14-25-33-34-40
Pascal, a second-grader at This was the fourth year Welsh immigrant children the Match 6 Lotto
Monday: 10-12-18-25-44-49
Wyoming Seminary Lower Mits competed in the competi- English language by reading Thursday: 06-21-22-29-34-36-
School, recited a poem and al- tion. “The songs and poems and memorizing music,
Powerball
so played a piano solo of “My have gotten harder and loner,’’ hymns, songs and poetry and Wednesday: 04-24-40-44-55
S. JOHN WILKIN/THE TIMES LEADER Country tis of Thee” at the tra- she said. other literary selections in the powerball: 05
powerplay: 02
Madison Woods, left, Carina D’Souza, Audrey Glickert and Jonah ditional Welsh competition. The festival, which originat- tradition of the Welsh Eistedd- Saturday: 06-13-15-32-41
Pascal sing their selection from the music and poetry competitive Competitors, who ranged in ed in Wales as early as the 12th fod. The festival is believed to powerball: 03
festival at the Dr. Edwards Memorial Congregational Church in powerplay: 02
age from under 5 to adult, re- century, was brought to the be the oldest of its kind in the
Edwardsville Saturday afternoon. ceived modest monetary United States in 1889 by Dr. United States. Mega Millions
Tuesday: 19-29-32-38-55
Megaball: 15
Megaplier: 03
Friday: 09-10-11-33-51
Shirl A. Boback POLICE BLOTTER fell off a bicycle he was riding
in the area of Ross and South
was taken into custody, trans-
ported to police headquarters
Megaball: 29
Megaplier: 04
April 29, 2011 Washington streets Saturday and held until he was sober,
WILKES-BARRE – City afternoon, police said. Officers police said. OBITUARIES
S hirl A. Boback, 60, of Forty Fort,
passed away Friday, April 29,
2011, in the Wilkes-Barre General
police reported the following:
• Richard R. Prettyman of
responded to the area to assist
a medic unit and found that
• Officers dispatched to
assist King’s College security Boback, Shirl
High Street was charged with Prettyman was highly intox- early Friday morning near the Budzinski, Peter Jr.
Hospital.
Her husband is Michael W. Bo- public drunkenness after he icated, police said. Prettyman intersection of East Jackson Carwardine, Linda
back of Forty Fort. and North Main streets found Chesney, Gilbert
Shirl was born June 18, 1950, in Devers, Mary
Ashley Long of Oak Street to
Pittston, a daughter of the late Er- Dobzinski, John
be highly intoxicated. Long Flohr, Dr. Judy
nest and Edith (Kern) Green Sr. She
was a graduate of Wyoming Area Peter Mazur was charged with public Gill, Mollie
High School, the class of 1968. drunkenness, taken into custo- Goliash, Thomas
Shirl was a certified nursing as- April 26, 2011 dy, transported to police head- Jones, Mary
sistant at The Laurels, Kingston. quarters and held until she Khoudary, Amin
She was formerly employed for 25
years at ManorCare, Kingston, for- P eter Mazur, 91, died peacefully
at his home Tuesday, April 26,
2011, with loving family present and
was sober, police said.
• Joe Pascavage of North
Knapp, Ronald
Mazur, Peter
merly known as Leader – East Nurs- Mosher, Charles
ing and Rehabilitation Center, King- surrounded by all that had meaning Grant Street told police Sat-
son; and her brothers, Harold Green in his life. urday that a security light on Niznik, Cecilia
ston, in the physical therapy depart-
and Ernest Green Jr., all of West He was born May 30, 1919, a son Pavone, Massimo
ment. his property was shattered.
Shirl was a caring and compas- Pittston; as well as her dog, Mischa. to the late Stephen Mazur and Pau- Robinson, James
line Delet-Kanic Mazur of Larks- • Anthony Decinti of South Sartorio, Antoinette
sionate woman who instilled pride A memorial blessing service
will be held at 8 p.m. Monday in the ville. Grant Street was charged with Simko, Phyllis
and motivation in the residents she
Simon S. Russin Funeral Home, 136 Peter was a graceful man with disorderly conduct Friday af- Swiderski, Jack
cared for. She also was gifted with a
Maffett St., Plains Township, with movie star good looks in his youth. ternoon after he was involved Tuck, Henry Jr.
silly wit about her that was sure to Showing promise as an artist, he
put a smile on the faces of all who the Rev. Richard J. Cirba of St. John in a landlord-tenant dispute,
the Evangelist Catholic Church, moved to New York to study paint- Page 4A, 12A
knew her. ing after attending school in Larks- police said. Decinti blocked his
In addition to her parents, she Pittston, officiating. Private inter- tenant’s vehicle from leaving
ville.
ment will take place in Fern Knoll
preceded in death by her grandson
Jacob Latoski. Burial Park, Dallas. Family and
In 1941, he entered the military to
serve his country in World War II
and was attempting to force a BUILDING
Shirl was a loving mother, wife,
grandmother, sister, aunt, and
friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday.
and was posted to Austria and Ger- Peter Mazur is survived by his
tenant to remove garbage from
his apartment on South Grant
TRUST
many. He was a sergeant in the Ord- children, Suzan Mazur, Linda Ma-
friend. Surviving are her husband Her family requests that flowers nance branch and a cadet in the U.S. zur, Janet Boylan and her husband, Street when police arrived on
Michael; and daughters, Amanda be omitted and memorial gifts be Air Corps. While in the military his Kevin, and Peter Mazur Jr., and his the scene. He refused to move The Times Leader strives to
Boback, at home, and Lisa Latoski made to the charity of your choice. interest in music led him to take up wife, Patricia; and by Peter’s sister, correct errors, clarify stories
his vehicle when told to do so
and husband, Scott, Carverton; her Go gently now into the Light to the trumpet. Pauline Haaf. Peter has five grand- and update them promptly.
granddaughter Olivia Latoski, who bask in its warm rays, for this jour- by police and demanded that
Following the war, he wed Flo- children, Lauren Mazur, Natalie Corrections will appear in this
was the apple of her eye; her sisters, ney has ended… alas another be- rence Rosemary Mazur, who died af- Mazur, Shannon Medico, Joseph
he be arrested, police said. He
spot. If you have information
Betty Kasulanis and Alberta Simon- gins- Love you Mommy. ter a sudden illness in March of this Boylan and K. Clancy Boylan; and resisted arrest and had to be
to help us correct an inaccu-
year. They were married for 67 three great-grandchildren, KC Med- physically taken into custody,
racy or cover an issue more
years, always devoted to their chil- ico, Quinn Medico and Madeline police said. Decinti later
dren and to each other. Boylan. thoroughly, call the newsroom
moved his vehicle, police said. at 829-7242.
Peter was inventive as well as art- A memorial Mass will be
Mary E. ‘Molly’ Devers istic and an inspiration to his family. held at St. John the Baptist Or-
He worked for a time at Kearfott thodox Church in Edwardsville at 6
SHAWN KELLY, SPOKES-
April 29, 2011 Corporation followed by a supervi-
sory position with Eberhard Faber
p.m. Tuesday for both Peter and Flo-
rence Mazur.
Massimo ‘Mace’ MAN for U.S. Rep. Lou Barlet-
T. Pavone ta, was misquoted in Sat-
M ary E. “Molly” Devers, of West in Mountain Top. His love of art and Memorial donations in his mem-
Pittston, passed away Friday, mechanical engineering eventually ory may be made to Candy’s Place, urday’s newspaper in a Page
April 29, 2011, at The Jewish Home led to a career as a jeweler and 190 Welles St., Suite 120, Forty Fort, 3A story about a rally de-
of Scranton, where she resided for watchmaker. He kept a shop in Ply- PA 18704. April 27, 2011
nouncing Barletta’s vote on
the past three years. mouth adjacent to his home for dec- Arrangements are by Andrew
Medicare. Kelly said: "For
Molly was born on September 8,
1925, in New York City, N.Y., and
ades and was known far and wide as
a master of his craft.
Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson St.,
Larksville. M assimo “Mace” T. Pavone, 80, of
Nanticoke, passed away those under 55 years old,
Medicare will be broke by
was a daughter of the late Michael Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at his
and Florence Boyle Rynne. She re- home. 2022, so it must be reformed
sided in Hazleton and was a gradu-
ate of the Hazleton High School. Phyllis R. Simko Born in Nanticoke, he was a son of
the late Cesare and Maria Gobdetti
in order for them to have any
benefits at all."
She was a member of Immaculate Pavone.
Conception Church, West Pittston. April 29, 2011
Mace was employed by Parrish
Molly was preceded in death by Optical as a lab foreman, until retir-
her husband, Joseph, on September
9, 2001. P hyllis R. Simko, 51, of Tunkhan-
nock, passed away Friday, April
daughter Amy Dupras of Tunkhan-
nock; grandchildren, Tyler Jawor-
ing in 1995. He was a member of the
former St. Francis Church and was a +(ISSN No. 0896-4084)
Surviving are children, James 29, 2011, at home. ski, James Dupras Jr., and Kayla Du- USPS 499-710
and wife, Gail, of West Pittston, Funeral services will be at 9 Born January 13, 1960, in Pitt- veteran of the Korean War, serving in
pras; brother, Harry Redmond of
Cheryl, Wyoming, Jo Ellen Bell and a.m. Tuesday from the Peter J. Ado- ston, she was a daughter of Phyllis the U.S. Air Force. Issue No. 2011-121
Pittston; as well as several nieces;
husband, James, Kingston, Mar- nizio Funeral Home, 802 Susque- Dovin Redmond and the late Do- In addition to his parents, he was Advertising Newsroom
nephews; aunts and uncles. preceded in death by a sister, Irene
ianne, West Pittston, Joseph and hanna Ave., West Pittston, with a nald Redmond.
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wife, Andrea, Jenkins Township, Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. Funeral service will be held at George.
kpelleschi@timesleader.com jbutkiewicz@timesleader.com
She was employed most of her 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Bednarski Circulation
and Patricia Prociak and husband, in Corpus Christi Parish, Immacu- Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Jim McCabe – 829-5000
Michael, Jenkins Township. She is late Conception Church, West Pitt- life as a private personal care assist- Funeral Home, 168 Wyoming Ave., jmccabe@timesleader.com
the former Louise Ricci; sons, David,
also survived by grandchildren, Ali- ston. Interment will be held in ant and nursing assistant. She loved Wyoming, with the Rev. Dr. Gordon Published daily by:
Plymouth, and Michael, Effort, Pa.;
son Arbacheski, Megan Devers, An- Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. animals and enjoyed reading books. E. Weightman of the Wyoming Unit- brothers, Joseph and Ralph, both of Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company
drew, Kristen, and Katie Bell, Jo- Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Her life revolved around her family. ed Methodist Church, Wyoming, of- Nanticoke; sisters, Jennie Rosen- 15 N. Main St.
seph Devers, and Michael, Rebecca, Monday at the funeral home. Phyllis was preceded in death by ficiating. Friends may call from 6 to
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
crans, Nanticoke, and Mary Hoopes,
Nicholas, and Matthew Prociak; a In lieu of flowers, the family is re- a brother, Lawrence Redmond; and 9 p.m. Monday. Periodicals postage paid at
questing that memorial donations Ephram, N.J.; and four grandchil- Wilkes-Barre, PA and additional mailing offices
sister, Regina Gannon of Raleigh, a granddaughter Taylor Dupras.
be made to the Colleen Shea Chil- In lieu of flowers, memorial dona- dren. Postmaster: Send address changes
N.C.; as well as nieces and nephews. Surviving are her husband of 15 to Times Leader, 15 N. Main St.,
The family would like to sincere- dren’s Foundation, 1086 Highway tions may be sent to the American Funeral services will be pri- Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
ly thank the staff of the third floor of 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. years, Ronald; sons, James of Pitt- Cancer Society,190 Welles St., Suite vate.
The Jewish Home for their out- Online condolences may be made ston and Eric of Tunkhannock; 118, Forty Fort, PA 18704. Arrangements are by the Kearney Delivery Monday–Sunday $3.50 per week
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LOCAL
Dedication rights a wrong at veterans’ graves in Newport Township I N B R I E F

Mission of honor accomplished


NEW COLUMBUS

Man, 24, killed in crash


A 24-year-old man was killed and two
21-year-old women were transported by
medical helicopter to a hospital after an
early morning, single-car crash on Old
Tioga Turnpike.
State police said Warren Davenport
By MATT HUGHES more than just a piece of brass,” Horn-
mhughes@timesleader.com Jr., 24, of Shickshinny, was driving a
ing said, addressing a crowd of relatives
1997 Chevrolet pickup truck south on
NEWPORT TWP. – When Staff Sgt. whose loved ones’ markers were taken.
Old Tioga Turnpike and exited a right
James Horning of the Pennsylvania Ar- “They represent an eternity of remem-
curve in the roadway near Academy
my National Guard heard 150 veterans’ brance for these veterans who have
Street, where he lost control of the
grave markers were stolen from three served our great nation… Although
truck at 1:49 a.m. Saturday.
cemeteries two weeks ago, it was a call these markers were stolen, no one can
The truck swerved over the center
to action. ever steal the honor, dignity and respect
line then back off the right side of the
“I felt like I had to do something about that our veterans have earned. It will
road, striking a large tree with its driv-
it,” Horning, a recruiter with the 109th stay with them forever.”
er’s side.
Field Artillery in Nanticoke, said. “This Cemetery officials discovered last
Davenport was pronounced dead at
is my area; I’m in charge of the recruits week that thieves had pilfered the mark-
the scene, state police said.
in this area.” ers from three adjoining cemeteries in
Two passengers in the vehicle, both
Saturday, Horning accomplished his Glen Lyon: St. Adalbert’s, St. Michael’s
21-year-old females, suffered unknown
mission, replacing each stolen brass and Italian Independent. Brass markers
injuries in the crash, state police said.
marker with a new one culled from area are sometimes taken for their scrap met- NIKO J. KALLIANIOTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
They were flown to Geisinger Medical
American Legion and VFW posts. Sgt. 1st Class John Morgan of the Pennsylvania National Guard replaces
Center in Danville for treatment.
“These markers represent much See MARKERS, Page 13A damaged flags and markers Saturday afternoon at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery.
It is unknown whether Davenport or
the two passengers were wearing seat-
belts, state police said. State police said

Giving the
CHALLENGER LITTLE LEAGUE they are continuing investigation of the
accident.
State police were assisted at the

arts a kick
scene by Berwick Ambulance and Para-
medics, Huntington Township Fire
Department and Ambulance and Ben-
ton Fire Department and Ambulance.

of support
Funeral arrangements for Davenport
are being handled by the Clarke Piatt
Funeral Home, 6 Sunset Lake Road,
Hunlock Creek.
Kickball tournament raises funds to SCRANTON
make grants available for local
school districts. Adoption Mass planned
The public is invited to a Mother’s
Day Adoption Mass at 10 a.m. May 8 at
By RALPH NARDONE St. Peter’s Cathedral to be concelebrat-
Times Leader Correspondent ed by Bishop Joseph C. Bambera.
WILKES-BARRE – The Cross Valley Planning is coordinated by the Adop-
Federal Credit Union, Entercom Commu- tion: A Choice for Life Committee,
nications and King’s College partnered to which promotes adoption as an alterna-
raise money to help improve arts pro- tive to abortion and a
grams at local school districts on Saturday means to prevent
at the second annual Kickin’ It held at the child abuse. The
Scandlon Gymnasium. More than 400 stu- Mass is co-sponsored
dents from about 20 different school dis- by Catholic Social
tricts across Northeastern Pennsylvania Services, which pro-
showed up to hear national recording art- vides a wide range of
ists and to get a chance adoption and foster
Along with toplayinakickballtour- care services. Bambera
the fun, there nament. The Rev. Philip
Colleen Phillips, vice Altavilla, a committee member and
was an educa- BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
adoptee, will concelebrate and give the
president for marketing Challenger Little League 1991 member Eric Davis, right, gets a high five from teammate Matthew Echalk after being
tional aspect. for the credit union said introduced during the league’s 20th anniversary reunion at the Pittston Township Little League Field Saturday. homily. Other committee members
The credit include Sandra Dempsey, director of

Strike out obstacles


the money raised will
the Scranton School District’s School-
union provid- be put in a “Kickin’ It
Fund.” It will then be age Mothers Pro-
ed some ma- provided as grants to gram; Rosemary
terials about the most deserving pro- Gallagher, commit-
good ways to grams. She expects this tee founder and
year’s grants to surpass chairwoman; Bishop
manage per-

Chance to get in the game


the $3,000 amounts Bambera, and David
sonal finances they offered to three lo- Clarke, Diocesan
MEMBERS OF THE
among other cal schools in 2010. 19 91 C H A L L E N G E R Secretary for Parish
topics. Schools can apply for By BILL O’BOYLE lar atrophy, said she could dogs, hamburgers and L I T T L E L E A G U E Life and Evange-
the grant money in the boboyle@timesleader.com relate. cake and then they played lization. Altavilla
next few weeks, she PITTSTON TWP. – Jen- “Now, 20 years after that an “oldtimer’s” game. Joey Wychoskie Participants in the
said. The only stipulation is the money nifer Dorosky, a 28-year- first Challenger Little “This is amazing,” said Shannon Bailey liturgy will include adoptees, adoptive
must be used for arts programs such as old teacher at Wyoming League game, I know ex- Dan Berry, whose son Christopher Berry parents and professionals who facilitate
Victoria Brown the adoption process.
theater lighting or musical instruments, Valley West School Dis- actly what Lou Gehrig Chris played in the inau- Christina Capitano Other participants are concelebrants
she said. trict, told the crowd at meant,” Dorosky said. gural league. Chris Berry Eric Davis
“It’s really for the kids,” she said. Challenger Little League’s Dorosky and 21 other re-enacted his trademark Matthew Echalk
Monsignor Joseph Kelly, director of
Phillips made a point to thank the stu- 20th reunion Saturday members of the 1991 Chal- move of sliding into home, Gina Gardjulis Catholic Social Services, and the Rev.
dents that participated for how well they that she now knows how lenger League were honor- standing up and bowing to Charles Hillard Andrew Kurovsky, an adoptee; Sister
acted during the event. “They get a bad Lou Gehrig felt some 72 ed at Pittston Township the crowd. Jennifer Dorosky Maryalice Jacquinot, director of St.
reputation, but today they were very well- Billy Sukus Joseph’s Center in Scranton, and Neil
years ago. Little League for starting Joey Wychoskie, now Daniel Kumar
behaved,” she said. The students’ ages On July 4, 1939, Gehrig the organization that has 26, was the inspiration be- Oberto, director of Catholic Social
Charles Makar
ranged from elementary grades to college told the crowd at Yankee served hundreds of other hind the formation of Services in Greater Hazleton.
Edward Orlosky
students, Phillips said. Stadium that despite be- mentally and/or physical- Challenger. His mother, Tony Passetti
Shethankedthethreebandswhopartic- Christina Wesley WILKES-BARRE
ing diagnosed with a ter- ly challenged kids. Theresa, approached
ipated, Hot Chelle Rae, The Downtown
Fiction, and The Ready Set. They were
minal disease, he felt like
“the luckiest man on the
After introductions of
all the players, each re-
league president Fred De-
Santo and asked if there
Stephanie Whispell
Darryl Hermann Truck operator arrested
Bobby Jones
good sports offering to donate their per- face of the Earth.” Doros- ceived a commemorative Jennie McCune The driver of a pickup truck that
formances, she said. They agreed to run ky, who has spina muscu- gift, were treated to hot See CHALLENGER, Page 14A Joey Bubblo struck a porch of a house on East
Northampton Street early Saturday
morning was arrested on suspicion of
driving under the influence, police said.

West Hazleton church closes, but people’s faith remains strong Police said they responded to a report
around 2:50 a.m. of a vehicle into a
home and found the pickup truck
By STEVEN FONDO closing a chapter in all our lives. lodged under a porch. Jason Zych, 20,
Times Leader Correspondent “Most of our membership is elderly of South Walnut Street, Wilkes-Barre,
WEST HAZLETON – St. Francis of and they remember what it was like the driver of the truck, was standing
Assisi Parish closed its doors for the over the years,” Pancurak continued. beside it with his female passenger,
final time on Saturday after having “Many of these people help establish police said.
served as a place of worship in the this church and kept it alive through After determining that neither Zych
community for nearly 50 years. fundraisers and hard work.” nor the passenger was injured, police
The congregation is merging with St. Francis’ final Mass was celebrat- said they spoke to the driver who said
Transfiguration Church in Hazleton to ed by the Rev. Leonard Butcavage, he swerved to avoid an animal, jumped
become The Holy Name of Jesus at now retired, with the Rev. Philip the curb and ran into the porch, police
Transfiguration Church. The closing, Rayappan as his co-celebrant. At close said.
which will affect 280 families, comes of service, long-time parishioners In the process of investigating the
amid a series of similar decisions by Joann Karchner and Neal Graziano crash, police said that Zych presented
Scranton Diocese officials to reduce locked the church doors to signify the the classic signs of intoxication. He was
the number of churches and schools official closing. taken into custody and transported to
throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania Following the service, a reception of police headquarters where he was given
in response to dwindling membership. Catholic fellowship was hosted by an alcohol breath test that registered
“The closing signifies a closure in a Transfiguration Church to welcome positive, police said.
lifelong relationship between the par- the new members. Zych was released into the custody of
ish and her parishioners,” said St. “At the moment, our people feel ve- a responsible adult.
DON CAREY/TIMES LEADER PHOTO Francis secretary, Donna Pancurak. ry displaced.” Pancurak explained. The city building inspector was con-
Walter and Jo Anne Karchner, in front, were among those taking part in the “People here have dedicated a lot of “But in the end, God will take care of tacted and allowed the pickup truck to
last Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in West Hazleton Saturday. their lives to this parish. We’re literally them. We all pray to the same God.” be removed from the property.
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A big hand in raising funds


Hazleton organization hoped are the lifeblood for the organiza- ing Hands to aid her in caring for Helping Hands, said the telethon
tion and the telethon provides her 2-year-old daughter Lexi, offers an opportunity to inform
to raise more than $100,000
the largest source of revenue. who was diagnosed with Down everyone in Luzerne, Carbon
for special needs children. “We need the funds to keep the syndrome. She said the progress and Schuylkill counties of their
doors open,” Burkhardt said. Lexi has made since working “hidden gem” located in Hazle-
“This is our biggest fundraiser.” with them has been superb. ton.
By RALPH NARDONE The money is used to defray “She’s learning to play. Tthey “We work with children from
Times Leader Correspondent the ongoing costs associated are giving her speech therapy birth up to the elementary
PLAINS TWP. – The Helping with providing an increasingly and helping her learn to move grades,” Martinelli said. There
Hands Society, a Hazleton-based necessary community service of- her mouth, hands and feet,” she are infant stimulus programs as
nonprofit organization dedicated fered with nominal fees to those said. “They do everything you well as after school and occupa- NIKO J. KALLIANIOTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
to helping families with children who use it. need to take care of your child.” . tional therapy programs availa- Casey Ferko enjoys the music with his mother Barbara, Freeland,
who struggle with learning dis- “We don’t turn anyone away Lexi participated in a presenta- ble, she added. Saturday during the annual Helping Hands Society telethon.
abilities and other special needs, because they can’t pay,” he add- tion for telethon viewers show- Martinelli pointed out the de-
held its 28th annual telethon fun- ed. ing how the therapy works. mand for the Helping Hands ser-
draiser on Saturday at the Mohe- This year’s telethon is the Mamouriah points out Help- vices increases as do the finan-
gan Sun casino. Organizers third one held at the casino. An ing Hands lets parents with spe- cial demands. The telethon is the
hoped to raise more than array of entertainment graced cial needs children know they largest money maker, she said,
$100,000 during the one-day the stages along with children are not alone. And, “They don’t with other upcoming events con-
event. and families who benefitted from ask for a dime at the door,” she tributing. Anyone interested in
Charlie Burkhardt, a member the services. added. finding out more about them can
of the board of directors for Help- Joann Mamouriah, from Ha- Joell Martinelli, director of visit their website at www.hel-
ing Hands, stressed donations zleton, uses the services at Help- marketing and fundraising for pinghandssociety.com.

Dog’s amazing story warning for people


A Hanover Township family normal; tail wagging, jumping Jeanne Brand-
and scrappy as ever. wein comforts
believes incident could have her dog Scrappy.
Brandwein said she had Scrap-
been worse – much worse. py checked out by a veterinarian Scrappy sur-
and he appeared OK. A small vived being run
scratch on his shoulder, which over, dragged and
By MATT HUGHES didn’t even break the skin, is the thrown by a car
mhughes@timesleader.com only apparent mark the ordeal Friday with no
apparent in-
HANOVER TWP. – Call him left on the dog.
juries, the family
Scrappy the miracle dog. “I don’t know how he survived
said. But the
Jeanne Brandwein’s dog but he did,” Jeanne Brandwein
family thinks the
Scrappy was struck by a car Fri- said. “He’s a miracle dog.” incident points
day afternoon at the intersection Scrappy got loose after escap- to dangerous
of Willow Street and the Sans ing his collar Friday and ran to- conditions on the
Souci Parkway. wards Disperna, who was wait- Sans Souci Park-
The 3-year-old Labrador-Jack ing at a bus stop on the Sans way, and they
Russell mix was rolled over by Souci Parkway. want action
the wheel of a Cadillac, dragged Disperna said the driver of a taken before
around the wheel well and shot yellow Cadillac ran a yellow light other pets – or
out the other side, Brandwein’s on the Sans Souci Parkway at people – are
son Kevin Brandwein said. Willow Street and struck the killed.
Scrappy landed on his back dog. The driver didn’t stop, he
twitching a few feet away. said. MATT HUGHES/THE TIMES LEADER
Brandwein feared the worst Disperna said he plans to re-
when her boyfriend Guy Disper- port the incident to police next The Brandweins said they dangerous to cross on foot.
na carried him back to their week but didn’t at the time be- hope the incident provides a “Maybe something will be
home on Elk Street, especially cause he didn’t get the driver’s wake-up call to township offi- done,” Kevin Brandwein said.
after he crawled under the bed license plate number and his cials about the intersection “How many people are going to
and didn’t want to come out. But first concern was making sure where Scrappy was struck, die before something is done?
a few hours later he was back to the dog was OK. which they said is exceedingly How many animals?”

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I N B R I E F S E V E R E W E AT H E R Victims want more aid from government in getting into their homes, clearing debris

Volunteers lend a helping hand


By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN cluding 249 in Alabama. Thousands Mangled rooms at
and JEFFREY COLLINS were hurt, and hundreds of homes and the Days Inn that
Associated Press businesses have vanished into rubble. was destroyed by
PRATT CITY, Ala. — Whether it’s re- Federal Emergency Management the tornado are
filling blood-pressure medicine or pa- Agency workers handed out informa- seen Saturday,
trolling neighborhoods in a grocery-fil- tion to people in shelters about how to Ringgold, Ga.
led pickup truck, tornado victims in apply for help. National Guard soldiers The residents of this
splintered Southern towns say volun- stood watch, searched for survivors and small Georgia city
teers are ensuring they’re well-fed and helped sift through debris. Churches devastated by a
warm at night. At least a few, though, transformed into buzzing community tornado woke up
hubs. Saturday to the
say they need more from the govern-
In Tuscaloosa, a Red Cross shelter grueling work of
ment: Help getting into their homes and was handing out clothes and providing clearing debris.
AP PHOTO cleaning up endless debris. counseling for folks like Carol Peck, 55,
O’Toole makes an impression Across the twister-ravaged South, and her 77-year-old mother. She said the
Actor Peter OToole places his hand- students and church groups aggressive- shelter’s First Aid station even refilled AP PHOTO
prints in cement as he is honored ly tended to those who needed it most, her blood pressure pills without her
during the TCM Classic Film Festival at clearing away wreckage and handing having to ask. she said. "They knew I was here. I don’t patched from the church, some with
Graumans Chinese Theatre on Sat- out food and water. Wednesday’s torna- She can’t explain how it happened, know how, but they found me." chain saws to chop through the debris,
urday in Los Angeles. O’Toole, 78, has does marked the second-deadliest day but she suspects her clinic contacted In Ringgold, Ga., Poplar Springs Bap- others with bottled water and food. In-
starred in classic films such as Law- of twisters in U.S. history, leaving 341 the shelter. tist Church had been transformed into side the gymnasium, a barbecue buffet
rence of Arabia and The Lion in Win- people dead across seven states — in- "Evidently, because I sure didn’t call," an informal help center. Crews were dis- was feeding those without power.
ter.

CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA.

Decision on shuttle near


CHINA ROCKS
Murder
E ngineers
charge for
should know today wheth-
er Endeavour’s six-man crew and
their families — including wounded
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords — need to stick

girl, 10
around for a Monday launch attempt or
come back sometime around Mother’s
Day.
Technicians spent Saturday draining
fuel from the shuttle and then getting Fifth-grader violently shook
into the crowded guts of the left rear 11-month-old and threw him
compartment. Their job is to figure out
just what went wrong in a heating into crib, according to police.
system for a power system that con-
trols crucial hydraulics. The problem
was severe enough to make NASA The Associated Press
postpone Friday’s launch, which had CHAMBERSBURG — A 10-
become a spectacle. year-old central Pennsylvania girl
Kennedy Space Center appeared who allegedly caused a baby’s
mostly empty Saturday, foreshadowing death by violently shaking him
what might happen after the shuttle and throwing him into a crib was
program ends this summer. Gone were charged with third-degree mur-
the crowds hoping to see the second- der.
to-last shuttle launch and throngs of The charges filed against the
media for the saga of Giffords, shot in fifth-grader on Friday in Franklin
the head by a would-be assassin in County came after a coroner’s in-
January, and her husband, Endeavour quest into the death of 11-month-
commander Mark Kelly. old Heath Ryder. The girl was re-
leased into the custody of her par-
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN ents and ordered not to have un-

Taliban plan offensive supervised contact with children


under 5.
The spring fighting season in Af- “This is not a kid that has a
ghanistan geared up this weekend with mental health disorder. She does
a war of words. AP PHOTO not have a personality disorder,”
The Taliban announced they will
begin their spring offensive today, S ecurity guards stand watch as music fans dance on a barricade during the Midi Music Festival held at a
park in Mentougou District in Beijing, China, Saturday.
the girl’s attorney, Jason Kutula-
kis, told The Public Opinion of
Chambersburg. “She is not a bad
pledging to attack military bases, con-
voys and Afghan officials, including person. She has no history of be-

A little private time


members of the peace council working havioral problems or school prob-
to reconcile with top insurgent leaders. lems.”
Saturday’s declaration came a day after Also charged Friday was 56-
a new Pentagon report claimed the year-old Dottie Bowers, who was
militants were experiencing low mo- babysitting both children at her
rale after suffering heavy losses on the home near Shippensburg, Pa.,
battlefield. Newlyweds postpone clear Saturday they want to couple live near William’s Roy- when the shaking allegedly oc-
Senior officers with the U.S.-led carve out some space for al Air Force base in Wales. curred on July 29.
coalition said Friday that the Taliban overseas honeymoon, but themselves. He will return to military Bowers was charged with in-
— aided by the al-Qaida-linked Haq- ask media for privacy. This fight for privacy is cru- duty there as a helicopter res- voluntary manslaughter and en-
qani network — have plans to conduct cial if they are to avoid being cue pilot after the holiday dangering the welfare of a child
a brief series of high-profile attacks, hounded like William’s moth- weekend, which ends Mon- for allegedly failing to seek med-
including suicide bombings, across the By GREGORY KATZ er, the late Princess Diana, day. ical care for the infant. Ryder died
country in a display of power. and MEERA SELVA whose every move was tailed. The request for privacy was of traumatic brain injury at a hos-
Associated Press The royal newlyweds start- in stark contrast to their acces- pital on Aug. 2.
BAGHDAD ed the day by asking the media sibility to the public over the
LONDON — Shunning an "Our goal is to work with the
not to intrude this weekend previous two days. On the eve
Saddam victims win cash immediate overseas honey-
moon and opting instead for a
and to leave them alone when
they eventually start their
of Friday’s wedding at West-
minster Abbey, William greet-
police and find out what really
happened,” said Bowers’ lawyer,
Iraqi lawmakers approved a contro- AP PHOTO quiet weekend at a secret Brit- honeymoon. Separately, pal- ed crowds on the streets out- Joseph Caraciolo. “When Dottie
versial $400 million settlement Sat- Kate and William take a walk ish location, Prince William ace officials also asked the side his official residence in an has her chance, she will tell her
urday for Americans who claim they the day after the wedding. and Kate Middleton made it media not to reveal where the impromptu gesture. story.”
were abused by Saddam Hussein’s
regime during the 1990 invasion of
Kuwait.
The settlement is part of a deal reac-
hed between Baghdad and Washington
last year to end years of legal battles by
Gadhafi’s son killed by NATO strike
U.S. citizens who claim they were
By KARIN LAUB bomb dropped from a NATO “The attack resulted in the
Associated Press warplane, according to Libyan martyrdom of brother Seif al-
tortured or traumatized, including
TRIPOLI, Libya — A NATO spokesman Moussa Ibrahim. Arab Gadhafi, 29 years old, and
hundreds held as human shields. “The leader himself is in three of the leader’s grandchil-
Lawmakers approved the settlement missile strike killed Moammar
Gadhafi’s youngest son and good health,” Ibrahim said. “He dren,” Ibrahim said. He said
by a majority after listening to the was not harmed. The wife is al- Seif al-Arab had studied at a
foreign and finance ministers as well as three grandchildren on Satur-
so in good health.” German university but had not
day but the Libyan leader sur-
the head of the central bank describe Seif al-Arab Gadhafi was the yet completed his studies.
vived, a government spokes- sixth son of Gadhafi and broth- Seif al-Arab “was playing and
why it was necessary, said Abbas al-
man said. er of the better known Seif al- talking with his father and
Bayati of the State of Law political
Gadhafi and his wife were in Islam Gadhafi. The younger mother and his nieces and ne-
bloc.
the Tripoli house of his 29-year- Gadhafi had spent much of his phews and other visitors when AP PHOTO

BEIRUT old son, Seif al-Arab Gadhafi, time in Germany in recent he was attacked for no crimes Libyans carry coffins during a funeral of four Libyan rebel
when it was hit by at least one years. committed,” Ibrahim said. fighters in the besieged city of Misrata, Libya, Saturday.
Syrian troops take mosque
Syrian army troops backed by tanks
and helicopters on Saturday took a Look in THE TIMES LEADER for today’s valuable inserts from these advertisers:
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trolled by residents in a besieged
southern city, killing four people, a FURNITURE
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The operation in the town of Daraa DALLAS CENTRE HARDWARE
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Bobeck ready to Haas supports less government


go right to work that are going to cost us more HARRY HAAS
By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES
jandes@timesleader.com money. I think we’ve seen
Luzerne County Council can- enough of that in recent times,” Age: 35
Political party: Republican
didate Harry Haas said his opin- Haas said. Residence: Wilkes-Barre
ions will be publicly known if Haas said he understands the Education: Bachelor’s degree in
he’s elected, but he’ll also act as needs throughout the county. history, with a minor concentra-
By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES a “consensus builder.” He grew up in rural Franklin tion in Spanish, and a master’s
jandes@timesleader.com “I think a big component of Township but chose to live in degree in education – both from
Luzerne County Council can- this job is going to be the ability downtown Wilkes-Barre when The George Washington Uni-
versity.
didate Jim Bobeck said he’ll hit to work collegially with peo- he returned to the area after col- Work experience: Public school
the ground running if he’s elect- ple,” the history lege and teaching in Washing- teacher in Washington, D.C., and
ed because he serves as chair- teacher recently ton, D.C. Fairfax County, Va., public schools
man of the county’s home rule told a Times Lead- Haas is also fluent in Spanish for four years; currently a history
transition committee. er endorsement and teaches a citizenship class teacher at Dallas Middle School
“When it comes Jan. 2, 2012, panel. in Hazleton. and instructor of a citizenship
class at the Luzerne County
I’ll be day-one ready. I’m not go- “We’ve seen a lot “I just want to make sure that CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER
Community College in Hazleton.
ing to need any training. I’m not of disrespect in everybody who is a citizen of Family: Single
going to need any update on the politics really on all levels of our county just feels welcome, Haas said he would support
issues. I’ll know exactly what government. I’d like to make feels like they have a voice,” he the sale of all unneeded county
the issues are because I’ll be for- sure we can be from different said. “I’d just like to see a little property and said some services
mulating them,” the attorney CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER sides of the aisle but also treat He wants a manager with pro- more accountability in that ar- must be eliminated, though he
from Kingston re- JIM BOBECK each other with respect. That’s ven government management ea,” said Haas. said employees who are essen-
cently told a Times how things get done.” experience and a “good moral Haas is a member of the tial and working hard should
Leader endorse- Age: 31 Haas said he’s trained as a background” and wouldn’t re- teachers’ union at Dallas Mid- not be scared about losing their
ment panel. Political party: Democrat historian to explore different ject a qualified candidate from dle School and said he has no jobs.
Residence: Kingston
Bobeck said he Education: Bachelor’s degree in
perspectives on past decisions. the area. He believes the new problem with collective bar- “We’re in tough economic
would go out of his political science, Villanova Uni- He said he supports less gov- council should institute bench- gaining agreements as long as times. We have to focus on es-
way to help the 10 other candi- versity; law degree, Boston Col- ernment. The county should marks or a yearly review proc- both sides bargain in good faith. sentials,” he said.
dates get up to speed. He said he lege Law School. stick to providing essential, ess for the new manager to pre- He praised county Controller He unsuccessfully ran for
prides himself on making sure Work experience: 2006-2007, mandated services, he said. vent someone who is not per- Walter Griffith, saying he’s Wilkes-Barre mayor in 2003 and
everyone on the transition com- legal work, Kokonos & Associ- “I don’t think the county gov- forming from remaining in the “plugged a lot of leaks” and the Wilkes-Barre Area School
ates, Media, Pa.; 2007-2009, legal
mittee is informed and prepared ernment needs to be going off post because he or she has sev- “added that layer of account- Board in 2008. “Hopefully the
department of financial and
to debate and make decisions. media company Bloomberg LP, in and creating other programs en supportive votes on council. ability.” third time’s a charm,” he said.
“The last thing you need to do Princeton, N.J.; 2009-present,
is delay a vote because nobody attorney for Federal Hearings

Overman welcomes public input


was ready to go. It’s just kind of and Appeals Services Inc., Ply-
that preparing everyone style,” mouth; 2010-present, attorney
Bobeck said. for Saunders & Rooney P.C. in
Plymouth.
In addition to chairing the Family: Married to Megan; two
transition committee, Bobeck children, 3-year-old Natalie Rose
serves on three transition sub- and 2-month-old James Joseph.
committees that are drafting By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES and is running “for the concern BRIAN K.
proposed personnel, adminis- jandes@timesleader.com that I have for our county.” OV E R M A N
trative and ethics codes for the with the goal of reducing the Luzerne County Council can- His education in architecture Age: 48
new government. He said he vol- county’s $460 million debt. didate Brian Overman said he has trained him to think critical- Political party: Democrat
unteered because he thought his “The debt is a stranglehold, wants to restore the county’s im- ly and solve problems, he said. Residence: Plymouth
legal experience would help the and it forces you into very bad age if he’s elected. He’s also familiar with meet- Education: Bachelor’s degree in
architecture, Temple University;
transition, particularly in the decisions,” he said, pointing out “We’ve had a bit of a black eye ing procedures and the need to
graduate credits at Penn State
preparation of complex codes. the commissioners’ decision to over the past several years. I reach consensus as faculty presi- University and the Savannah
A Plains Township native, Bo- pay fees to get early up-front think it’s time to put some posi- dent at Luzerne County Com- College of Art and Design.
beck worked in Philadelphia and cash for back taxes owed to the tive activities into the govern- munity College, where he’s as- Work experience: 1988-present,
New Jersey for several years be- county. ment and give people a sense of sistant professor of architecture assistant professor of architec-
fore returning to the area in The county pays elected tax openness and of since 1988 and a member of the ture, Luzerne County Community
participation,” the Pennsylvania State Education College; 1990-2010, freelance
2009. collectors $420,000 a year, he
architecture consulting.
“I always wanted to get back said. Some excel, but others Plymouth resident Association (PSEA). Family: Single
to the Valley,” he said. don’t, and he said he’d like to as- recently told a Overman said he voted for
Government experience and sess how much money the coun- Times Leader en- home rule, though he’s con-
the ability to communicate will ty could save by collecting in- dorsement panel. cerned that the appointed man- subordinates as opposed to dic- CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER

be essential for the new county house. He also wants to elimi- Overman said listening to citi- ager might have too much free- tatorial,” Overman said.
manager, he said. The public nate a $1,500 health insurance zens’ concerns and advice has dom to make decisions. Overman is part of an 11-per- would not support stripping a
must understand the reasoning opt-out bonus paid when two been one of the most fulfilling He wants a manager with ex- son Democratic slate of candi- contract or reducing the number
behind decisions – not just the county employees are married parts of campaigning, and he perience in oversight and fi- date endorsed by area unions. of union members because I
outcomes, he said. to each other. would welcome public input as a nance. He said he views contract nego- think there’s a value to having
“This person has to be able to Bobeck said he’s concerned council member. “The manager has to do so tiations as a “fair trade of propos- collective bargaining as opposed
express a message to the people that the county’s roughly 1,400 “Problems won’t be solved by many things and wear so many als and discussion,” and both to individual at-will employees.”
about what’s going on. The employees won’t be following all individuals. It’s going to be hats. I think that’s one of the keys sides must present “good ratio- Citizens have been stressing
message is going to be key,” said provisions of the new personnel solved by cooperative activities, to look for that diversity of expe- nale” for what they’re seeking that they don’t want tax increas-
Bobeck, who supports a nation- code because their collective and I would encourage every citi- rience,” he said. from the other. es, he said, adding that he will do
al search but would not preclude bargaining agreements take zen, every member of the coun- The ability to interact with “If a proposal from a union is his best to keep taxes flat. He
someone local if he or she is precedence. He supports pay cil, every citizen of the county to workers is also important, he going to significantly impact the said he supports the develop-
deemed the most qualified. raises based on performance, participate in that,” Overman said. budget, then we may very well ment of clear policies for county
Bobeck said he wants to me- rather than standard across-the- said. “I think there has to be a qual- need to take a hard line on that,” government and wants to initi-
thodically review expenses, board increases. He said he’s not a politician ity of easy communication with Overman said. “However, I ate more countywide planning.

Rossi touts his Walsh-Waitkus


board experience open to public
By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES ing a good job,” Rossi said. By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES Walsh-Waitkus also gained
jandes@timesleader.com Rossi said he wants a county jandes@timesleader.com management experience as the
Luzerne County Council can- manager with credentials, a busi- Luzerne County Council can- former owner of Walsh Real Es-
didate Moderno “Butch” Rossi ness background and the ability didate Jane Walsh-Waitkus said tate Corp. and current supervi-
said he’s equipped to handle the to work well with council mem- she would want people to ques- sor of the Teaching and Learning CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER

office because he’s served as a bers and employees. He stressed CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER tion and grill her if she’s elected, Resource Center at Penn State JANE
Lake-Lehman School Board that the manager could just as MODERNO whether they bump into her at Hazleton, where she also works WA L S H -WA I T KU S
member, working with budgets, likely be a woman as a man. ‘BUTCH’ ROSSI the grocery store or a Penguins as a professor.
union contracts, personnel mat- He said he would push to in- hockey game. “I think I’m very well-round- Age: 62
ters and litigation. terview the manager finalists in Age: 55 “I tell people that if you elect ed,” she said. Political party: Democrat
Political party: Republican Residence: Dorrance Township
“I’m a person that enjoys serv- public so citizens could hear the me, you will be Walsh-Waitkus, who voted for Education: Bachelor’s degree,
ing. I think I have questions and answers. Residence: Lehman Township able to find me,” the county’s home rule charter,
Education: Greater Nanticoke Misericordia University; master’s
all the experience “I think that would bring cred- the Dorrance said she has experience in profes- degree in education, University of
Area High School
necessary on day ibility,” Rossi said. “Nothing Work experience: 1988-1999, Township resident sional recruitment searches at the District of Columbia; master’s
one to go in there should be hidden from any- salesman, Maiers Bakery; 1999- recently told a Penn State and wants a county degree in English Literature,
and make a differ- body.” present, purchasing and inventory Times Leader en- manager with a proven track re- University of Scranton.
Work experience: Former owner/
ence,” the Lehman Rossi said he listens to all coordinator, Wyoming Valley dorsement panel. cord overseeing a government
Sanitary Authority. broker/CEO of Walsh Real Estate
Township resident recently told opinions on an issue but won’t be Walsh-Waitkus said she would entity or business. Corp., Pittston; English and Amer-
Family: Married to Janet; one be accessible to the media and She said she worked closely
a Times Leader endorsement pressured. He said he is not ican studies professor and direc-
son, Jason.
panel. afraid of public debate and dis- would set up a special phone with accountants to monitor tor of the Teaching and Learning
He also emphasized his lead- course. number for citizens to provide spending and budgets when she Resource Center at Penn State
ership skills, saying he treats ev- “I might vote on something gotiating contracts in the district feedback. was on council and in her own Hazleton.
“That’s part of government by business and would do the same Family: Married to Frank; three
eryone the same. that other people vote against. and once helped to convince the
children; five grandchildren.
Rossi served as board presi- That’s fine. When I leave that teachers to take a two-year sala- the people,” she said. in the county.
dent twice and has also served as meeting -- that’s very important -- ry freeze because the district was The Penn State Hazleton pro- Keeping taxes flat is her target,
president of the Luzerne Inter- let it go. We’re not there to get in the midst of a $20 million fessor said she has experience as she said, noting that her 89-year- focusing on a regional marketing
mediate Unit board and is cur- mad over a vote or whatever. I building project that would im- an elected official serving four old mother is on a fixed income plan that would emphasize the
rently president of the 15-mem- think everybody’s ideas are im- prove technology for the stu- years on Laflin Borough Council and living in her own home. She area’s positive qualities.
ber West Side Career and Tech- portant.” dents. about 14 years ago. She said she is part of an 11-person slate of “I know we can do better,” she
nology Center board. Rossi said he’s been working He also has experience over- was council president during the Democratic candidates en- said.
He said he got into public of- with school board members to seeing a $16 million purchasing borough’s completion of a multi- dorsed by area unions. She said she would also en-
fice because he didn’t believe the cut the district’s budget line by budget at the Wyoming Valley million-dollar sewer project “I’m a regular person. I’m not courage a “team approach” that
district was providing the best line and would do the same in Sanitary Authority, where he mandated by the federal govern- the skilled politician-type per- requires department heads,
education for the students, and the county. works as purchasing and inven- ment, which required her to son. I’m just somebody who got council and the county manager
he said he’s pushed to make aca- "If you’re serious about this tory coordinator. Rossi said he work with engineers and attor- fired up,” Walsh-Waitkus said. to meet regularly to hash out
demics and technology a prior- with a big budget like you have at took a pay cut to take an $8.50- neys and keep the public in- Walsh-Waitkus said she also concerns and ideas.
ity. He said he never voted for a the county, you have to look at an-hour, midnight-shift guard job formed. wants to bring county and mu- Programs for veterans are also
tax increase in the school district everything, and I’ll take the time at the authority before the coor- “It turned out to be a wonder- nicipal leaders together to figure a top priority, said Walsh-Wait-
and was elected three times. and effort to do it,” Rossi said. dinator position became availa- ful experience, really a learning out a way to attract more high- kus, whose youngest son is a vet-
“I guess the people feel I’m do- He said he has experience ne- ble. experience,” she said. paying jobs to the area, possibly eran of the war in Iraq.
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Morelli has roots


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Cabell: Business in home rule plan


sense is crucial By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES
jandes@timesleader.com
Luzerne County Council can-
didate Rick Morelli said he’s the
only candidate who served on
“I just want you to know this
about me: I’m not here because
I’m looking to make friends,” Mo-
relli said. “I go to these meetings
with my own opinion, with my
By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES county government. both the commission that drafted own mind. I’m not afraid to step
jandes@timesleader.com He said money could be saved if the home rule charter and the on someone’s toes. It’s not per-
Luzerne County Council candi- county offices use clerical workers transition committee helping to sonal. After the meeting, it’s dif- CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER
implement it. ferent. We’ll be friends. We’ll
date Michael Cabell said he would from a pool as needed, rather than CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER
RICK MORELLI
“I think I bring unique experi- shake hands.”
use his business experience if he’s keeping a set number on staff. MICHAEL CABELL He helped to convince the tran-
ence and knowledge to the table
elected to council. Many county offices have time pe- sition committee to reduce the Age: 39
Age: 25 regarding this new government, Political party: Republican
After graduating from St. Jo- riodswhentheyarebusyandslow, as to what’s inside the charter as salary for an administrative as-
seph’s University with a political and workers in the pool could be Political party: Republican Residence: Sugarloaf Township
Residence: Butler Township well as what the challenges are sistant and unsuccessfully op- Education: Bachelor’s degree in
science degree, Cabell returned to cross trained to handle work in Education: Bachelor’s degree in ahead regarding the transition of posed the hiring of a transition finance, Villanova University; MBA
Butler Township and oversaw his multiple departments, Cabell political science, St. Joseph’s this,” the Sugarloaf Township consultant, arguing that outside in finance, St. Joseph’s University
stepfather’s roadside safety and said. Savings created by the pool University. resident recently told a Times assistance was an unnecessary in Philadelphia.
emergency response business, could be diverted to pay off county Work experience: 2007-2010, Leader endorsement panel. expense. Morelli said he would Work experience: Sixteen years in
Traffic Control. debt, he said. manager and operator of Traffic “My goal in running is to really look for cuts as a council member the financial services industry at
Cabell also recently facilitated a Cabell said he doesn’t want peo- Control in Butler Township; 2010- see this gets off on but does not yet know specifics. Prudential Investments, Citigroup,
present, chief operating officer the right path and “I’m not coming in here with an the Investment Center and Trans-
merger of that company into Ab- pletolosetheircountyjobs,butof- america; strategic customer spe-
and board of directors secretary that it’s done right.” agenda. I can’t come in here and
bey Road Control, ficials must make decisions based at Abbey Road Control, Butler cialist at Shire Pharmaceuticals;
Morelli said his tell you I know what and where it
which employs on what services are essential. Township. owner of the Sleep & Wellness
master’s degree in needs to be cut. That would be ir-
about 40 and is ex- “Weneedtomakealeanbudget. Family: Single responsible,” he said. Center of Greater Hazleton.
finance and experi- Family: Married to Doreen.
pected to do about We need to right-size the county Morelli oversees the transition
ence serving on the
$2.5 million in sales departments and just prioritize. Hazleton Area subcommittee that’s helping
this year. We have to decide what is impor- tive and ethics codes. He prepares School Board from 2003 to 2007 with the recruitment for a new
Now 25, Cabell said he also tant and what’s less important,” minutes and said he’s helping to also prepared him for the county county manager. He’d like to see the same thing may be done with
helped run his father’s restaurant Cabell said. draft part of the personnel code. council post. The school district someone with experience in fi- county council meetings at a low
and laser tag business when he The new council must ensure “I’m very hands-on right now,” is the largest in the county and nance and government who is in- cost.
was a teenager. the county “has a future,” he said. he said. has a budget around the same dependent, won’t be intimidated He would also donate his
“My background in business “Ifwekeeprunningupthisdebt, He believes the new county size as the county, he said. He by council and with a track record $8,000 council salary to the coun-
and understanding of politics and bankruptcy will be looming, and manager should have private or said he’s familiar with mandated of making tough decisions and ty and said he’s publicly an-
government I think has prepared nobody wants that. Nobody wants publicsectorexperiencewithbud- services and funding streams and negotiating with unions. nounced his belief that finalists
me well to represent Luzerne to even think about that,” he said. gets and management and have a what may be cut. The manager and division for the county manager post
Morelli said he’s proven that heads will be the “bad guys” who should be publicly interviewed.
Countyinthisnewformofgovern- Cabell said he is developing an reputation for being trustworthy
he’s willing to publicly question make budget recommendations “People don’t trust the county.
ment,” the Butler Township resi- understanding of county govern- and honest. Viable candidates People voted for home rule not
and challenge decisions, even to council and decisions on hir-
dent recently told a Times Leader ment and the transition to home from the area should not be pre- ings and firings, he said. because of what we put inside of
when he’s alone in his inquiries.
endorsement panel. rule as a volunteer secretary for cluded, he said. Morelli said his push to get it but because they wanted
One citizen called him an “ob-
Describing himself as a fiscal three home rule transition com- Cabell said he will always wel- structionist” at a meeting, he home rule drafting meetings on change. In order for us to build
conservative, Cabell said cuts and mittee subcommittees drafting come public input on county mat- said. the Internet show his commit- trust with the people we need to
staff “rightsizing” are needed in proposed personnel, administra- ters. ment to transparency, and he said do a little bit extra.”

Skene says he’s a problem solver Research is the


key, says Toole
He said he has proven experi- H A R R Y W. S K E N E
By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES
jandes@timesleader.com ence with conflict resolution as
Luzerne County Council can- an attorney and life coach at his Age: 49
business, Practical Law and Life Political party: Democrat
didate Harry Skene said he un-
Residence: West Pittston
derstands county government in Forty Fort.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in
and knows how to bring oppos- Personnel expenses must be psychology, Adelphi University,
ing sides together – skills that reduced because they eat up New York; bachelor’s degree in By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES
would benefit the 11-member about 60 percent of the county’s law, University of Toledo College jandes@timesleader.com
council if he’s elect- budget, Skene said. of Law, Ohio; master’s degree in Luzerne County Council candi-
ed. The choice boils down to con- law, University of Pennsylvania
date Wil Toole said he’s been at-
“I’m a very good cessions from workers or layoffs Law School, Philadelphia.
to balance the county’s budget, Work experience: 1994-2008, tending county commissioner
problem solver.
People come to me he said. president of Legal Research & meetings for years, taking the
with a lot of very “We can’t raise taxes for resi- Consulting, P.C., in Pittston; 2005- time to research issues and pre-
dents of this county to the point 2007, United Neighborhood Cen- sent recommendations that could
complex problems,
ters in Scranton, economic justice improve county government.
and I’m able to fix them,” the where we could pay down our
coordinator; 2007-2009, Geis-
West Pittston attorney recently debt and pay all of our other ex- “I’ve never walked up to that
inger Health System, Danville,
told a Times Leader endorse- penses and end up having a bal- quality and regulatory compliance
CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER lectern without having a solu-
ment panel. anced budget. There’s just not manager; currently attorney and tion,” the Dupont man recently
His knowledge of county gov- that kind of money in the county, life coach at his business, Practi- ernment was doing,” Skene said. told a Times Leader endorsement
ernment comes from the only and it wouldn’t be fair to do that cal Law and Life in Forty Fort; also “I’d like to see that change.” panel. “If I addressed a problem, I
government solicitorship he’s ev- after all the wasteful spending in worked as a solicitor under for- He said he voted for the switch also gave them a solution at that
er had as legal counsel for feisty the past,” Skene said. mer Luzerne County Controller to home rule because it appeared time.”
former county Controller Steve Skene said he would seek con- Steve Flood. that two majority commission-
Family: Engaged to Catherine A sense that the public is not
Flood. cessions in union contracts. ers were permitted to “rule the heard was a large part of his moti-
“I know that isn’t popular,” he Anderko; two children and two
Skene said Flood hired him be- day” under the outgoing system. vation for running,
stepchildren – Trevor, Evan, Cristi- CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER
cause he didn’t have any political said. “I come to this position He wants a manager with gov-
na and Andrew. he said. Commis- WIL TOOLE
connections and was willing to with an open mind and attached ernment, economic develop-
sioners accept pub-
tackle controversial issues in- to nobody,” he said. ment and budgeting experience. Age: 67
volving high-ranking county offi- Skene said he has refused en- He said he’d lobby state legis- lic comment at
Skene said he’s seeking the po- meetings because Political party: Democrat
cials, including judges. dorsements because he doesn’t lators to allow the county to im- Residence: Dupont
“I had some problems with the want to be “beholden to any- sition because he wants people pose a 1-percent sales tax to gen- it’s required by law, Education: Attended Luzerne
judges as a result of me working body.” He pointed to a slate of to trust government again. erate revenue to pay down the but Toole said county commis- County Community College and
with Steve Flood, so I under- union-endorsed candidates. “I think there’s been too long a county’s $460 million debt. He sioners usually don’t appear to Penn State University.
stood the pressures and prob- “Their whole plan is to make time where things were happen- also supports increased home value the feedback. Work experience: U.S. Coast
lems that were going on in the sure that nothing changes for the ing in the back rooms and people confinement of inmates to re- “They don’t really pay atten- Guard veteran; 1966-1975, manage-
county,” Skene said. unions in the county,” he said. just didn’t respect what the gov- duce prison costs. tion,” Toole said, joking that his ment, Liberty Consumer Discount
Co., Kingston; 1975-1978, general
doctor advised him to run so he
manager, Del-Cap Detective Agen-
won’t have a heart attack.

Stuccio wants bite out of budget


cy, Pittston; 1978-1997, municipal
Toole said he is the only county government work, including a
council candidate who has the position as Pittston city clerk from
professional municipal manager 1986 until his retirement in 1997.
credentials recognized by the In- Family: Three sons; two grand-
ternational City/County Manag- children.
ers Association (ICMA), stem-
By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES family and my employer, and if FRED STUCCIO ming from his past employment
jandes@timesleader.com I’m elected, I’ll work very hard as Pittston city clerk. fields and parks.” That borrowing
Luzerne County Council can- for the people.” Age: 41 He said he spent the first half of caused the county’s debt to bal-
Stuccio said he looks up to Political party: Democrat
didate Fred Stuccio said he’d his career in finance and the sec- loon to $460 million, he said.
county Controller Walter Grif- Residence: Pittston
look for cuts in the county as he Education: Attended Penn State ond half in government. Pittston “Luzerne County cannot afford
has in his own household. fith, an auto repair business own- had lower taxes and sewer fees to borrow money to give away. If
University.
He used food to illustrate his er. Work experience: 1996-present, and more police officers when he there’s no direct economic benefit
point. He and his “He inspired me. I think he’s body shop manager, Motorworld was city clerk, he said. to it, then I don’t think they can af-
wife used to dine doing a great job. If he can do it, I Autobody of Scranton
can do it,” Stuccio said. Toole often carries documents ford it right now,” Toole said.
out regularly but Family: Married to the former
switched to pizza He believes his work as a body Christine Snopkowski; one daugh-
backing up his numerous con- He opposed the switch to home
places as their bud- shop manager qualifies him for ter, Angelina. cerns and suggestions on county rule, saying the charter gives the
get tightened. the post because the industry is issues, from the cost of health in- manager too much power. He said
Then they started “measured by efficiency.” He surance for prison inmates to a he wants to be on council to try to
ordering pizza to eat at home, said he’s completed programs the necessary paperwork to run failure to seek sponsorship reve- institute policies that will force
and now his wife is making her run by manufacturers that for county office, prompting him nue for county-owned Moon Lake the manager to keep the council
own pizza. taught him how to “deal with to wonder if the layout of county CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER Park. and public informed.
“The county has to make piz- people and processes.” offices could be improved for the He believes the county is wast- Toole wants a manager who
za,” the Pittston man recently “If you get processes in place, public. through attrition, consolidating ing money on palm-reading time will “step out of that box” and
told a Times Leader endorse- everybody knows what you’re Stuccio said he believes a local services and increasing technol- clocks, saying managers should comes up with ideas, and he be-
ment panel. “You have to make doing. You increase the efficien- resident should be hired as coun- ogy. be making sure their workers are lieves there are qualified people
do with what you have because cy of the county, and that in turn ty manager. He said he’s got an incentive putting in the necessary hours. locally.
the county can’t keep using our would save people like me mon- “Being from the area makes because he and his wife built a
backs as an unlimited source of him fully vested like I am and ev- “That means you have to have He also wants to create com-
ey,” Stuccio said. house.
revenue.” One of those training pro- erybody that lives here,” he said. managers who will manage, and mittees to formulate plans to re-
“Between the corruption and
The auto body shop manager grams required participants to He also wants someone with a I’m big on that. I just think every- duce the county’s debt and make
the misuse of our tax dollars, I
said he’s not “the most articulate observe workers in an automo- business background who works decided I had to get involved. I body should be held account- the county more business-friend-
person or well-spoken.” bile factory for an entire day to well with people and will motiva- couldn’t sit on the sidelines. I’m able,” Toole said. ly.
“I’m just an ordinary guy, a understand their work. He said te workers and reduce “negativ- afraid,” Stuccio said. “We have a Toole said he was vocal over the “I’m a firm believer in the more
blue-collar person looking to he’d do that in the county. ity.” huge investment in the county, years about the commissioners’ minds attacking a problem, the
serve my community,” Stuccio He noted that he had to visit Stuccio said he’d try to save and I’m afraid of getting taxed decision to borrow money and easier you’re going to come up
said. “I work very hard for my two county buildings to submit money by eliminating positions right out of my house.” then spend some of it on “baseball with a solution,” he said.
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Webb cites borough experience Kelleher says he


When his council term wrap- ROBERT G. WEBB

will be prepared
By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES
jandes@timesleader.com ped up in 2005, Webb was hired
Luzerne County Council can- to work in the borough street de- Age: 49
Political party: Democrat
didate Robert Webb said he’s pre- partment and was promoted to Residence: Duryea
pared to help oversee county gov- building and grounds director in Education: Pittston Area High
ernment because he’s been work- 2007. School
ing for Duryea borough in vari- He also served on the borough Work experience: 1984-1999, By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES
ous capacities since 1984. sewer authority, a 911 transition Duryea emergency services; jandes@timesleader.com
Webb said he’s familiar with team and was the borough’s first 1999-2005, locomotive repair Luzerne County Council can-
shop worker; 2005-2007, Duryea
municipal budgets and grants, code enforcement officer. street department; 2007-present,
didate Eugene Kelleher said he
understands the state and federal Webb said he voted for the Duryea building and grounds will never blindly cast a vote if
government struc- county’s home rule charter and director. he’s elected.
ture and has com- decided to run because he has a Family: Married to Sandra. “I will be prepared so that I
municated effec- “passion for politics” and helping could make logical decisions. Not
tively with bor- people. political decisions, but logical de-
ough council and “If I sat back and didn’t try to The county has unsuccessfully cisions,” the retired math teacher
the borough man- run, then I have no right to crit- attempted to sell the Valley Crest recently told a Times Leader en-
ager. icize. Win or lose, at least I tried,” property. dorsement panel.
“I have hands-on experience of he said. “It was good enough for pa- CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER “To get a master’s in mathe-
learning how to deal with differ- Webb said he’s been talking to tients. Why can’t we store re- matics, you cannot get that with-
ent agencies throughout the county employees to obtain their cords there?” Webb said. “Why work with you. You’ve got to take out being able to reason logical-
state of Pennsylvania and the suggestions to improve county not fix up your own building and their ideas into consideration. I ly.”
county,” he recently told a Times government. Many employees it will be yours? No more rent.” can’t come in there as a one-man Kelleher said he’s already dug
Leader endorsement panel. say the county has too many Webb said he wants a county show,” Webb said. into county spend-
He was initially hired as an managers, he said. manager with proven experience However, Webb said he would ing and grilled sev-
emergency services dispatcher in “I’d need to look at that,” he and people skills. He supports a make up his own mind and eral officials who
the borough and later handled said. national search but said he would wouldn’t succumb to pressure. understand the CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER
the filing of police records. He believes the county should not exclude county residents.” He said he cast a controversial county, including EUGENE
Webb left the borough in 1999 store records at the former Valley He said would respect the vote to terminate a police chief county Controller KELLEHER
to work in a locomotive repair Crest Nursing Home in Plains opinions of other county council when he was on Duryea council. Walter Griffith. Kel-
shop and was elected to borough Township instead of spending members. “I’m not afraid to make tough leher said he helped run Griffith’s
council in 2002. money to buy or build a facility. “You need other people to decisions,” Webb said. campaign for office. Age: 67
Political party: Republican
“I’m learning some things that Residence: Dallas Township
really turn my stomach about the Education: Bachelor’s degree in

Ksiezopolski supports home rule


way this county’s run,” Kelleher math education, Wilkes College
said, citing elimination of waste (now university); master’s degree
and financial responsibility in math.
among his top priorities. Work experience: High school
math teacher, 35 years; choir
He also said he’ll inform the
director, 39 years; financial ser-
media if he sees questionable ac- vices, eight years.
tivities or decisions. Family: Wife, Deborah Anne; three
By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES He supports selling unneeded T H O M A S W.
The county has a fleet of about children, Kristyn, Sean and Erin;
jandes@timesleader.com county assets and eliminating KSIEZOPOLSKI two grandchildren.
320 vehicles, and many are un-
Luzerne County Council can- “redundancies.” He promises to
Age: 58 derutilized, he said. Despite the
didate Thomas Ksiezopolski streamline and downsize the
Political party: Democrat availability of vehicles, the coun-
said he voted for the county’s government but said he’s not Residence: Exeter Township ty pays employees mileage to use He served on Plymouth Coun-
home rule charter and decided to contemplating layoffs at this Education: Act 120 police certifi- their own vehicles to travel out- cil in 1980, elected after 12 bor-
run for the new council office af- time. cation, sheriff deputy certification
side the area for meetings, he ough residents were convicted of
ter it passed. “My pledge is I’m going to do Work experience: Municipal
police officer, former Exeter said. Vehicles should be sold if voter fraud.
“I thought this everything I can to hold the line
Township police chief, security they’re not being used to save the He has also served as a Little
could be a night- and find other ways of gaining
director for a private company, county on maintenance and in- League coach, church choir di-
mare. If the wrong revenue,” Ksiezopolski said.
currently Lackawanna County surance, he said. rector and high school coach and
people get in, this He promises to keep county deputy sheriff. Switching financial software started an ecumenical group in
could be worse business open to the public and Family: Married to Joyce; four
programs and installing an auto- the Back Mountain after he re-
than we previously said he’s “always truthful, some- children.
mated collection system at the tired five years ago.
had,” the Exeter times to a fault.”
county’s Water Street parkade “I’ve worked with people all my
Township man recently told a “I’ll be their watchdog. There
would also save the county mon- life and I’ve learned that I can dis-
Times Leader endorsement pan- will be nothing slipped through. be best for our hometown. It
ey, he said. agree without being disagreea-
el. There’s going to be complete and doesn’t matter where they come CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER
Kelleher said he also supports ble,” he said. “I think one of the
Ksiezopolski said he’s handled total transparency on my part,” from as long as they’re going to
consolidation of services to save problems we’ve had in this coun-
budgets in his positions as for- Ksiezopolski said. be the best person for that posi- there.
money and would encourage the ty is we’ve had poor leadership
mer Exeter Township police He wants the new county man- tion,” he said. Lackawanna and Luzerne
new county manager to recom- where people don’t know how to
chief and a manager at a private ager to have a business back- Ksiezopolski, who is vice pres- counties are engaged in counter-
mend savings that the county say no once in awhile.”
security company. He’s currently ground, some experience in local ident of the Citizens Opposing suits over their joint purchase of
could attempt to negotiate into He wants the new county man-
a sheriff deputy in neighboring government and be well-orga- Political Suppression govern- the Triple-A baseball franchise.
union contracts as old agree- ager to have the ability to say no.
Lackawanna County. nized, a team player and able to ment watchdog group, said he Ksiezopolski said those dis-
ments expire. He also wants someone with a
“I’m the everyday Joe. I don’t multitask. The residency of the would keep his job in Lackawan- agreements over the proposed
“The bottom line should be background in county govern-
want to see taxes go up. If at all person doesn’t matter to him. na County if he’s elected. He said franchise sale proceeds will be
that the union people and the ment and a history of being inde-
possible, I’ll hold the line on ex- “Everybody would like to say, he doesn’t foresee a conflict be- decided in court.
county council and the manager pendent.
penses. I know how to handle ‘Yeah, let’s hire from our home- cause he handles prisoner trans- He said he “would be fighting
say, ‘How can we best spend the “I want them to be tough,” he
money. I know how to watch town.’ What I have to say on that port and courtroom security and for what’s best for Luzerne Coun-
taxpayers’ money?’” said of the manager.
things.” issue is let’s hire who’s going to does not have a managerial post ty” as a council member.

Morcavage looks Warkevicz wants


to cut spending
By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES ries and number of positions
to cut out waste
By JENNIFER LEARN-ANDES tolls because there is no auto-
jandes@timesleader.com in management. jandes@timesleader.com matic collection system, he
Luzerne County Council “For me personally, I Luzerne County Council said.
candidate M. Theresa Mor- would watch over how much candidate Edward Warkevicz “There’s so much waste,”
cavage said she understands management was hired, said his business sense and Warkevicz said.
county government because keeping the salaries at a rea- 39.5 years in the insurance in- Warkevicz rattled off dollar
she worked in it for 22 years. sonable amount,” Morcavage dustry would benefit tax- figures on the county’s past
“When you work in a sit- said. CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER payers if he’s elected. borrowing and tax increases
uation on a daily basis you She said she saw excessive M. THERESA “A lot of our officials in the and said he would push coun-
get to see things that are be- non-union pay increases rais- M O R C AVA G E past in my opinion have not cil to implement past recom- CLARK VAN ORDEN/THE TIMES LEADER
ing done properly and things es and job creations, though had any common sense. I’ve mendations made by the coun- E D WA R D L .
that are not,” the she declined to identify the Age: 62 gone to meetings, and it’s like ty’s outside financial recovery
Political party: Democrat
WA R K E V I C Z
Plymouth wom- offices. a rubber stamp,” consultant, Public Financial
Residence: Plymouth
an recently told Furloughing a large num- Education: Coughlin High School. the Lehman Management. Age: 63
a Times Leader ber of workers wouldn’t be Township resi- He believes the county Political party: Republican
Work experience: 1986-2008,
endorsement viable, she said, because Residence: Lehman Township
Luzerne County mapping depart- dent recently told should consider subdividing Education: Attended Nevada
panel. many departments are run- ment; 36 years as an instructor at a Times Leader the county-owned Valley Crest Southern College and Plattsburg
Morcavage said the county ning on a “skeleton crew.” Weight Watchers. endorsement pan- Nursing Home property in State College.
was in the black when she Morcavage is part of an 11- Family: Single; two children; four el. Plains Township to make Work experience: U.S. Air Force
grandchildren.
started working for the coun- member Democratic slate en- Warkevicz said he wants to space for a new record storage veteran; owner of Ed Warkevicz
ty as a part-time worker in dorsed by area unions. The freeze county taxes and cut out center if one is needed, rather Insurance Services for 39 years.
1986. She became a full-time group is promising to clean She wants the new county Family: Married to Debra.
“all the waste” and said he’s than paying hundreds of thou-
worker in the mapping de- up and restore faith in coun- manager to have experience running on a pledge to eventu- sands of dollars to purchase
partment when a position ty government and seek and with home rule and a reputa- ally decrease taxes. land. body -- no political ties whatso-
opened up about two years preserve jobs. tion for being honest and He said he’s voiced his con- Warkevicz did not support ever to anybody in this coun-
later, working as a draftsman She said her first loyalty ethical. She said a local per- cerns about county spending the home rule charter, saying ty.”
plotting maps and property will be to county taxpayers, son may “strive more to at county commissioner meet- he believes the manager Unions aren’t the “big prob-
boundary lines. and she would choose spend- bring the county up,” but she ings and has been consulting should be elected and that the lem” in county government,
She retired in November ing cuts over a tax increase. would not rule out appli- regularly with county Con- controller’s power to stop Warkevicz said.
2008 and served as chief “Right now the average ci- cants from other areas. troller Walter Griffith to iden- checks should be restored. “I think management is a
union steward for the Amer- tizen is having enough prob- Morcavage said her educa- tify potential cuts. He said he would want a bigger problem than the
ican Federation of State, lems paying their taxes. I tion level isn’t as advanced He points to county vehicles manager who will “run the unions,” he said. “I feel man-
County and Municipal Em- know personally mine went as some of her opponents, that sit idle while taxpayers county like a business,” and agement has caused the major-
ployees (AFSCME) union in up,” Morcavage said, describ- but she has an “analytical cover the insurance and pay Warkevicz said he would insist ity of the problems that we
the county the last seven ing her encounter with a mind.” mileage to some workers to on an exhaustive examination have for basically mismanage-
years of her employment. woman in her mid-80s who “You give me a problem, use their own vehicles for of the chosen applicant’s past ment and misspending.”
Morcavage said she be- had to work at a local retail I’ll take it, and I’ll make an county business. The county’s work experience. Warkevicz said he doesn’t
lieves the county can be in store because she couldn’t af- opportunity to make change, Water Street parkade generat- “We have to get a manager need a college degree to under-
the black again by cutting ford to keep her home and to improve wherever I can. I ed about $10,200 in revenue that has no ties whatsoever to stand what needs to be done.
unnecessary spending that is pay her medical expenses. will research whatever I have last year, but a security worker anybody in this county,” he “I have a PhD in common
a “drain” on the budget, pos- “I think that to me is a dis- to research in order to do was paid about $31,000, in- said. “I don’t care if we have to sense. That’s my degree – on-
sibly by addressing the sala- grace in this country.” that,” she said. cluding benefits, to accept go 3,000 miles to find some- the-job training.”
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For those who served – friendship rules


Members of a now-disbanded come together as a group, rekin- However, the reserve unit was and guys in their forties. Everybo-
dle our memories and break disbanded in September 2006 in dy still has something in com-
military reserve show they
some bread with our friends,” the midst of government cut- mon,” said retired Lt. Col. Pa-
still have the esprit de corps. said Master Sgt. George A. Sher- backs and downsizing. Since trick J. Riley. The unit takes pride
man III. “It also reconnects us to- then, 22-year vet Mike Tressa has in the ability to get together ev-
gether. And it’s obviously really spearheaded the reunion efforts. ery year, a feat Riley says is im-
By JOSEPH DOLINSKY great to get together with our “We shared a lot. We went over- pressive.
Times Leader Correspondent comrades in arms.” seas together. We were together “Other units gather every five
SWOYERSVILLE – Pride and The unit, based at nearby of 24/7, non-stop. These guys be- or every 10 years, or they have
camaraderie were strong at the Wyoming Valley Airport, was ac- came family,” said Tressa. one or two and they stop. But
American Legion Post 644 on tive in Luzerne County for 51 Even though the reserve unit we’ve kept this going for four
Saturday night as the 92nd Aerial years. The group was a participa- has been disbanded for several years and it’s a pretty great turn-
Port Squadron Reserve met to nt in a wide array of major United years now, they still see an influx out every year.”
celebrate, commemorate and States military endeavors includ- of former unit members both Saturday night’s annual gather-
share in the memories made by ing Vietnam, Desert Storm, and young and old making their way ing featured roughly 50 of the
the Wyoming-based reserve unit Desert Shield. In early 2006, 24 to each year’s reunion. nearly 130 enlisted members in- BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
throughout its years of existence. members of the unit spent more “If you look around this room cluding three officers. Members of the U.S. Air Force Reserve 92nd Aerial Port Squadron
“It gives us the opportunity to than a month in Iraq. you’ll see guys in their seventies Rick Cisney, Bill Thomas and Gene Novak chat Saturday night.

OBLATES
D I V I N E M E R C Y S U N D AY A N D B E AT I F I C AT I O N
The Diocese of Scranton will ob- noon to 3 p.m., Confessions heard
serve the beatification of Pope from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.; Mass
Continued from Page 3A John Paul II with Mass at St. Pe- celebrated at 5 p.m. Refreshments
ter’s Cathedral in Scranton at 10 at 6:15 p.m.
be forgiven, no matter the depth a.m. today. The diocesan cable • Oblates of St. Joseph Seminary,
of failure. television station, CTV will broad- Highway 315, Laflin; Sacrament of
Her faith in Faustina is so cast that Mass. CTV will also Reconciliation from 1 to 1:45 p.m.,
strong she joined a national lay broadcast coverage of the beatif- followed by Mass., with St. Fausti-
group of believers, is a key force ication of Pope John Paul II, with a na relic and special veneration of
1 a.m. docudrama about the pope Blessed John Paul II.
in the annual celebration of Div- and live coverage from Rome • Our Lady of the Snows Church,
ing Mercy Sunday at the St. Jo- beginning at 2:30 a.m., rebroad- Clarks Summit; 3 to 4 p.m.
seph’s Oblate Seminary, and cast at 8 p.m. • St. Leo/Holy Rosary Church, 33
owns a relic – a tiny fragment of Celebrations of the Divine Mercy Manhattan St., Ashley; 3 p.m.
bone – from Faustina, ensconced Sunday in Luzerne and Lackawan- Refreshments follow.
in a sterling silver representa- na counties will be held at: • The diocesan cable television
• St. Lucy Church, 949 Scranton station will air some programming
tion of Jesus Christ called a St., Scranton; noon to 3 p.m., with will air the live Divine Mercy Sun-
“monstrance.” relic of St. Faustina, refreshments day Mass from Stockbridge, Mass.,
Today’s celebration at Divine following. site of the national shrine of Di-
Mercy Sunday at the Oblates – • St. Joseph Church, 312 Davis St., vine Mercy, at 1 p.m.
always a standing-room-only Scranton. Eucharistic adoration
event, Mack noted – takes on
special importance because it al-
so marks the beatification of ed eventual canonization into sainthood on the pontiff under
Pope John Paul II, a man Mack sainthood of John Paul II has not whose reign most of the count-
insists was the personification of been without controversy. less, widely-documented clergy
Divine Mercy. S. JOHN WILKIN/THE TIMES LEADER As the National Catholic Re- sex crimes and cover ups took
Consider his trip to a jail cell Cathy Mack, coordinator of the Divine Mercy Sunday celebration holds a monstrance containing a porter noted in January when place.”
to forgive the man who attempt- bone fragment from St. Faustina in her Pittston home. the Vatican first set a date for be-
ed to assassinate him, or his re- atification, some of the Church’s McDonnell remembers pope
D I V I N E C E L E B R AT I O N
lentless public appearances in Three miracles credited more liberal members contend McDonnell, however, knew
his later years despite declining What: Dual celebration of Divine Mack credits three miracles to the push for John Paul II is an ef- John Paul II personally, having
health. Mercy Sunday and the beatif- her devotion to St Faustina: Her fort to solidify the strength of met and worked for the pontiff
“He was the best,” Mack said ication of Pope John Paul II late father’s recovery and surviv- more conservative clerics who multiple times. He recalls a man
of the pope who, after today will Where: Oblates of St. Joseph found John Paul II’s tenure more capable of connecting on both re-
Seminary, Highway 315, Laflin al for several years despite being
officially be known as Blessed When: 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., Sacra- told “there was no hope” follow- appropriate than earlier, more ligious and personal terms.
John Paul II. “He suffered so ment of Reconciliation in private ing a cerebral hemorrhage; her liberal popes. When McDonnell was or-
much. He was so sick and in so with public reading of John Paul mother’s recovery and several- More troubling to some in the dained a deacon in Rome, he had
much pain, yet he went to all dif- Encyclical and St. Faustina Diary, year survival from a mini-stroke lay world, however, may be com- the opportunity to bring his fam-
ferent continents and countries, followed by celebration of Mass; 3 that left her bedridden for a plaints from victims of the global ily to watch the pope celebrate
and the youth loved him.” p.m. Exposition of the Blessed clerical sex abuse scandal who Mass in a private chapel. “You
Sacrament, with the Chaplet of
month, and her own discovery
that surgery she was initially contend John Paul II’s response could feel the union he had with
St. Faustina an inspiration Divine Mercy in song, Marian
Devotions, Rosary, special homage told would be necessary ended to the scandals merits a slower God, and to feel that first hand,
Mack said she discovered St. to John Paul II, benediction and up being unneeded. approach to sainthood – if saint- to me that was a powerful thing,”
Faustina in 1996 when, while at- individual veneration of relic of St. S. JOHN WILKIN/THE TIMES LEADER “I’m telling you, it was unbe- hood is justified at all. McDonnell said. “And then there
tending services at St. Rocco Faustina. Cathy Mack owns this painting lievable,” Mack said. On Friday the U.S.-based Sur- was the social part of him. He
Church in Pittston the Sunday af- of St. Faustina. She obtained a tiny fragment vivors Network of those Abused was very interested in me being
ter Easter, her pastor pointed of bone from St. Faustina by Priests, or SNAP – which crit- ordained, in me introducing him
her to a pamphlet about a special family in 1905. She became a reli- him quickly to the story of Faus- through the late Rev. Louis Gar- icized the choice of Joseph Bam- to my parents and family. There
service to the saint at a Plains gious sister in 1925 and experi- tina, according to St. Joseph’s bacik, a Hazleton priest of Polish bera as Diocese of Scranton Bish- was a gleam in his eye.
Township church. enced numerous revelations, Oblate Seminary Rector Rev. descent who visited his ancestral op last year – issued a statement “My uncle was Slovak,”
“All of a sudden I felt like prophecies and visions before Paul McDonnell, a self described home often and had acquired the criticizing the beatification. McDonnell recalled, and at one
something came over me, I can’t dying at the age of 33 from tuber- “John Paul II junkie.” relic in a sterling silver mon- “Little can be done by Catholic point, with the pope’s back to
describe it,” Mack recalled. “I culosis. She wrote a long diary of Faustina’s message was never strance. Mack got permission to officials to erase the pain of hun- him, the uncle “said something
said, ‘I don’t know what this is, her experiences. given much Vatican attention be- own it – which, McDonnell said, dreds of thousands of deeply in Slovak, and the pope turned
but I have to be there.’ … From John Paul II, also Polish born fore the future pope became is allowed by the Church – and wounded men, women and chil- and spoke back to him in Slovak.
that day on, I feel I was chosen to as Karol Josef Wojtyla, was only archbishop of Krakow in 1964, said she has willed it back to the dren who have been sexually as- “There was the deep, spiritual
help spread this.” 18 when Faustina died, and McDonnell said. John Paul “res- Church upon her death. The rel- saulted by clergy,” the statement and contemplative side, then
“This” is the message of Faus- thanks to the interruption of Na- urrected” the story of Faustina, ic will be on display as part of to- said. “But the church hierarchy there was the social side,”
tina, who, according to the Vat- zi occupation, he didn’t become and after becoming pope in 1978 day’s services. CAN avoid rubbing more salt in- McDonnell said, “And I think
ican website, was born the third a priest until 1946. he supported efforts to make her The beatification and expect- to these wounds by slowing that’s the balance we all try to
of 10 children in a poor Polish But his religious studies drew a saint, canonizing her in 2000. down their hasty drive to confer strike.”

POPE
ing period and allowed the beatification when St. Peter’s overflowed with some 3 The Mass will begin at 4 a.m. Eastern Spanish nun attending the vigil. “If he did,
process to begin weeks after his April 2, million people paying their last respects Daylight Time. it was an error. But no one is perfect, only
2005 death. Benedict was responding to to the pope. The beatification is taking place de- God.”
chants of “Santo Subito” or “Sainthood “He died a saint,” Cardinal Stanislaw spite a steady drumbeat of criticism about At the very least, she said, the church
Continued from Page 3A
Immediately” which erupted during John Dziwisz, John Paul’s longtime secretary, the record-fast speed with which John had learned as a result of the scandal,
cle needed to beatify John Paul, a process Paul’s funeral. told the crowd. Paul is being honored, and continued out- “that a person’s dignity, especially a
that will reach its culmination today dur- On Saturday night, a “Santo Subito” The vigil was to last all night, a so- rage about the clerical abuse scandal: child’s, is more important than the
ing a Mass in St. Peter’s Square celebrated banner was emblazoned on the side of the called “white night” of prayer to be con- Many of the crimes and cover-ups of church’s image.”
by Pope Benedict XVI. Circus Maximus field, and film of John tinued in eight churches kept open in the priests who raped children occurred on Video montages shown during the vigil
Benedict put John Paul on the fast- Paul’s final moments and his funeral re- city center before barricades around St. John Paul’s 27-year watch. showed various scenes of John Paul’s
track for possible sainthood when he dis- minded those gathered of the tearful days Peter’s Square open to pilgrims at 5:30 “I hope he didn’t know about the pedo- lengthy pontificate, his teachings about
pensed with the traditional five-year wait- many had witnessed six years earlier, a.m. for the 10 a.m. beatification Mass. philes,” said Sister Maria Luisa Garcia, a marriage and justice.

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JACK SWIDERSKI, of Garnet James G. Robinson Dr. Judy Kay Flohr Gilbert Peter
Lane, Wilkes-Barre, passed away
at home Friday morning, April 29, April 29, 2011 April 23, 2011 Chesney
2011.
Funeral arrangements are April 30, 2011
pending from the Charles L. Cease
Funeral Home, 634 Reyburn Rd.,
J ames G. Robinson, 62, a resident
of Exeter, died Friday, April 29, D r.town,
Judy Kay Flohr, 57, of Belcher-
Mass., went to be with
Gilbert Peter
2011, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley our Lord Saturday April 23, 2011, Chesney, 62, of
Shickshinny. surrounded by her loving family.
Medical Center, Plains Township, Glen Lyon,
following a courageous battle with Born in Chambersburg, Pa., on passed away
cancer. April 8, 1954, she was a daughter of peacefully sur-
CECILIA T. NIZNIK, 82, of
Mr. Robinson was born in Cherry the Rev. LeRoy W. Flohr and Joyce rounded by his
Plains Township, died Saturday, (Pattison) Flohr of Fort Myers, Fla.
Point, N.C., a son of the late Gary H. family Saturday,
April 30, 2011, at Geisinger Wyom- Dr. Judy Flohr was a senior lec-
and Dorothy Langan Robinson, and April 30, 2011, at
ing Valley Medical Center, Plains was a graduate of the Colonial turer in the Isenberg School of Man- Geisinger Wyom-
Township. Heights, Virginia High School. He agement, Department of Hospitali- ing Valley Medical Center, Plains
Funeral arrangements are earned two bachelor’s degrees, at- ty and Tourism Management at the Township.
pending from the Yeosock Funeral tended the University of Virginia, University of Massachusetts Am- He was born in Nanticoke, on Sep-
Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Town- and received a bachelor’s degree herst, Amherst, Mass. She has been tember 13, 1948. He was a son of the
ship. A complete obituary will be from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, a member of the food service man- late Stanley and Stephina Niemiec
in tomorrow’s Times Leader. and a bachelor’s degree in computer agement faculty since 1989. Chesney.
science from LaSalle University, to survive if they were ever dropped In 1976, she received a Bachelor She held dual membership in Or- Gil was a lifelong resident of Glen
Philadelphia, Pa. in the middle of nowhere. He taught of Science degree in foods and nutri- der of Eastern Star in both Nanti- Lyon and was a graduate of Newport
CHARLES MOSHER, 78, for- While at King’s, Mr. Robinson en- his children his preferences in good tion and consumer and family sci- coke and Belchertown, Mass. She Township High School, class of 1968.
merly of Meadow Run Road, rolled in the U.S. Marine Corps Pla- music and movies, also not to ex- ence from College Misericordia in was also a member of the American He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of
Wilkes-Barre, a guest at Kingston toon Leader Training Course and pect something for nothing, and to Dallas. In 1983, she received a Mas- Dietetic Association. the Vietnam War, serving from 1968
was commissioned as a second lieu- look at life with a sense of humor. ter’s of Science degree in Hospital- A Celebration of Life Service to 1972, attaining the rank of staff ser-
Commons, died Thursday, April
tenant at his graduation. Surviving are his wife of 39 years, ity and Tourism Management from will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, geant. He was trained as an Air Force
28, 2011. Born in Berlin, Germany, May 15, 2011, at the Hope United
He served in the U.S. Marine Mary Alice Sokol Robinson, at Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind. mechanic and frequently spoke of his
he was a son of the late Fred and home; his children, Ethan James Methodist Church, Belchertown, repairs on B-52 Bombers returning
Corps for three years, attaining the Furthering her education, she re-
Helen Brady Mosher. Robinson and his wife, Selena, Pitt- Mass., with Dr. Aida Irizarry-Fer- from their combat missions. Gil’s
rank of Captain, and, in addition to ceived her Doctorate of Education
Funeral will be held at the con- ston, Zachary Robinson and his fian- nandez officiating. The family will tours included U-Tapao, Thailand,
this service in the United States, he in occupational education from the
venience of the family. Arrange- cée, Pauline, Ashley, and Melody University of Massachusetts at Am- be receiving friends and family for Guam, Texas and Maine.
ments are by the Yeosock Funeral also served in Okinawa as a commu- one hour prior to the celebration
Alexis Robinson-Hainill and her herst, Amherst, Mass., in 1996. Gil was employed by the Newport
nications specialist. service.
Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Town- husband, James, Lewisburg, Pa.; a In 2010, Judy received the Ri- Township Sanitary Authority, until
Following his discharge from the In lieu of flowers, donations can his retirement in 2008.
ship. grandson Levi James Robinson, chard and Nancy Kelleher award for
Marines in 1974, he joined the staff be made to the Judy Kay Flohr Me- He was a lifelong member of the
Ashley; sister, Jan Robinson, Pitt- her extraordinary commitment to
of the Department of Veterans Af- ston; as well as his beloved friend morial Scholarship Fund, c/o Isen- Chester Stralka V.F.W. Post No. 8353
fairs, Philadelphia, Pa., as a claims students in all areas of UMass stu- berg School of Management, Devel-
RONALD F. KNAPP, 71, a resi- and companion, his bulldog, Mack. dent life. and a 42-year member of the Amer-
dent of East Ridge Street, Nanti- examiner, later transferring to the Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. opment Office, 121 Presidents ican Legion Post No. 539, Glen Lyon.
Department of Veterans Affairs Besides her parents, Judy is sur- Drive, UMass Amherst, Amherst,
coke, passed away Friday, April 29, Wednesday from the H. Mer- “Chunky’s” favorite pastimes were
Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, vived by her sisters, Barbara F. Za- MA 01003-9310; or Hope United
2011, in Hospice Community Care, ritt Hughes Funeral Home Inc., 211 fishing, hunting and just walking out-
Wilkes-Barre. where he served as a computer spe- rambo and her fiancé, Myron Sidlos- Methodist Church Memorial Fund,
Luzerne Ave., West Pittston, with doors with his companions, Lorrie
Funeral arrangements are cialist, retiring in 2008. ki, of Dallas, and Susan Hoffman of 31 Main St., Belchertown, MA.
interment following in West Pitt- and Junior. His gentle spirit, generos-
pending from the Clarke Piatt Fu- Mr. Robinson enjoyed athletics Davidson, N.C.; along with her E-mail condolences for the family ity and willingness to help will be
ston Cemetery. Friends may call
neral Home Inc., 6 Sunset Lake and the martial arts. He had a black from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. brother, Kevin Flohr and his wife, can be sent to JudyKayFlohrMemo- deeply missed by those who knew
Rd., Hunlock Creek. belt in karate, was an avid runner The family requests that flowers Lori, of Chenango Forks, N.Y.; as rial@gmail.com, and Beersandsto- and loved him.
and bicyclist. He especially enjoyed be omitted and that donations in well as several nieces and nephews. ry.com. He was preceded in death by a
orienteering and told his children Mr. Robinson’s memory be made to brother, Michael Chesney, in 2008.
MARY R. JONES, passed away that he wanted them to know how a charity of the donor’s choice. Gil is survived by sisters, Evelyn
February 18, 2011. Washinski and husband, Joe, Alden,
Memorial services will be held Henry C. Tuck Jr. Kathy Wilkes and husband, John,
at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Reyburn Sheatown, and Rose Namowicz and
Bible Church, Shickshinny, with April 6, 2011 husband, David, Glen Lyon; brother,
Pastor C. Glenn Neely officiating. Antoinette A. Sartorio Albert Chesney, Glen Lyon; sister-in-

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Interment will follow in Sorber enry C. Tuck Jr., originally from law Nancy Chesney, Glen Lyon; fa-
Cemetery, Reyburn. Graveside April 28, 2011 Dallas and a resident of New vorite nephew Brad Namowicz and
Military Services will be held by Port Richey, Fla., passed away in wife, Steph, Glen Lyon; nieces, Deb-
the Shickshinny American Legion
Post. Arrangements are by the A ntoinette A. Sartorio, 78, of Pitt-
ston, passed away Thursday,
Bayonet Point Medical Center in
Hudson, Fla., Wednesday, April 6,
bie Fisher and husband, Dave, Palm-
erton, Pa., and Chrissy Beninati and
Clarke Piatt Funeral Home Inc., 6 April 28, 2011, at the Kindred Hospi- 2011. husband, John, Connecticut; great-
Sunset Lake Rd., Hunlock Creek. tal, Wilkes-Barre. She was the wife He was born and raised in King- nieces, Sophie, Ella and Ava; great-
of Frank Sartorio. ston, a son of the late Henry C. and nephew Owen; life partner, Lorrie
Born in Tunis, North Africa, on Martha Trethaway Tuck Sr. He Materewicz and her son, Chris; as
August 15, 1932, she was a daughter moved to the Back Mountain in well as constant and faithful compan-
JOHN P. DOBZINSKI, 59, of
1964, then retired to Florida in 1992. ion, Max Junior.
Wilkes-Barre, formerly of Ply- of the late Josephine (Licata) Sarto-
Henry graduated from Wyoming Military funeral services will
mouth, died Tuesday, April 19, rio and Pietro Sartorio. Seminary and went on to Nichols be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday
2011, at home. Born in Plymouth, Antoinette was a devoted Cathol- College in Massachusetts. A veteran from the George A. Strish Inc. Funer-
he was a son of the late John and ic who was a loving and devoted of World War II he attained the rank al Home, 211 W. Main St., Glen Lyon.
Isabel Stravinsky Dobzinski. He wife, mother, grandmother and of Sergeant, then returned home to A Mass of Christian Burial is at 10
was former employed in the con- great-grandmother. the family business, Tuck’s Drug a.m. in Holy Spirit/St. Adalbert’s
struction industry. John was edu- She was preceded in death by a Store, on Public Square in Wilkes- friends in “Timber Greens,” playing
Church. Interment will follow in St.
cated in Wyoming Valley West brother, Peter Sartorio; and a sister, Barre where he spent 26 years ma- Bridge in the clubhouse and fre-
Michael’s Cemetery, Glen Lyon. Fam-
School District. Surviving are his naging along with his father, Henry quenting the pool. He will be deeply
Carmella Bufalino. Funeral will be handled by the ily and friends may call from 5 to 8
son, Josh Levandoski and wife, C. Tuck Sr. missed by those he knew both in
Surviving are sons, Aldo and his Graziano Funeral Home Inc., Pitt- p.m. Monday, and from 8:30 to 9:30
After the Agnes Flood of 1972, Florida and here in the Wyoming
Melinda, Philadelphia, Pa. wife, Cindy Sartorio, Meshoppen, ston Township. Calling hours will a.m. Tuesday.
the drug store re-opened until 1974 Valley. The family wishes to thank the
Funeral will be held at the con- and Peter and his wife, Eileen Sarto- be held from 4 to 7 p.m. today. A when it closed for good due to the Henry was preceded in death by staff at Geisinger Wyoming Valley
venience of the family. Arrange- rio, Pittston; grandchildren, Antho- Mass of Christian Burial will be held his wife, Alice; and two sons, Hank
ments by the Yeosock Funeral redevelopment of Public Square. He Medical Center for their professional
ny Sartorio, Candace Sartorio, at St. Rocco’s R.C. Church, Pittston, then went on to work in collection and Andy.
Home, 40 S. Main St., Plains Town- and compassionate care Gil and his
Christina Sartorio, and Frank Sarto- at 9:30 a.m. Monday, 9 a.m. from the for local banks and H.A. Berkheim- He is survived by stepson Daniel
ship. family received.
rio; great-grandchild, Aiden Sarto- funeral home. The Rev. Phil Masset- er. He also was a State Constable L. Tuck and his wife, Albina, of Sha- Memorial contributions can be
rio; sisters, Frances Bellanco and ti will preside. Interment will follow and part time police officer for Leh- vertown; daughters-in-law, Moira made to the S.P.C.A. of Luzerne
Yolanda Roccogrande; as well as nu- at St. Rocco’s R.C. Cemetery, Pitt- man Township. Tuck of Kingston and Debra Lamo- County, 524 E. Main St., Fox Hill
PETER M. BUDZINSKI JR., 71, merous nieces and nephews. ston Township. Henry had a lifelong passion for reaux of Wilkes-Barre; plus grand- Road, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
of Plains Township, died Friday baseball, coaching youth teams and children, Tyler, Cameron, Andy Jr.,
evening, April 29, 2011, at Moun- American Legion teams in King- Nolan, Conal and John Paul.
taintop Senior Care Center, Moun- ston, Mountain Top and Back Funeral will be held at 5:30
Mountain with great success. In his p.m. Tuesday at the Shaver-
tain Top. Born in Plains Township,
he was a son of the late Peter and Linda Ann Carwardine later years, he attended many local town United Methodist Church, 163 Amin Elias
Elizabeth (Breznay) Budzinski Sr.
April 29, 2011
minor league games and also saw
several Phillies games with his fam-
N. Pioneer Ave., Shavertown, with
the Rev. Lynn Snyder, officiating. In-
Khoudary
He was employed for Kraft Associ-
ily. terment will be held at the conve- April 26, 2011
ates and Luzerne Products before
his retirement. Surviving are his
wife, the former Theresa Telencio;
L inda Ann Carwardine, 66, of
Hughestown, died Friday, April
He loved Florida, especially his nience of the family.
A min Elias Khoudary, of Aleppo,
Syria, passed away Tuesday,
29, 2011, at home. She and her hus-
daughters, Jacqueline Budzinski, April 26, 2011, at his home surround-
band, Gary L. Carwardine, celebrat-
Wilkes-Barre, and Catherine Krei-
dler, Plymouth; six grandchildren;
ed their 43rd wedding anniversary
October 21, 2010.
FUNERALS ed by his family.
He was born on October 15, 1926,
in Aleppo, Syria, a son of the late
11 great-grandchildren; brother, Born in Dunmore, she was a Elias and Afifa Khabbaza Khoudary.
Michael, Plains Township; and sis- daughter of the late John M. and Do- BALDRICA – Albert, funeral 9 a.m. icordia University Campus, Dallas.
Monday from the Corcoran Funer- All are welcome to attend.
Prior to retiring, he was a nurse at
ter, Mary Mosley, Wilkes-Barre rothy B. Snyder Clement. She was a a private clinic for many years. He
Township. al Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., MAZUR – Florence, Panikhida
graduate of Dunmore High School, Plains Township. Mass of Chris- Memorial Service 6 p.m. Tuesday served honorably in World War II. He
Funeral service will be held at class of 1964, and attended Penn was a member of the St. George Mel-
tian Burial 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter at St. John the Baptist Orthodox
10 a.m. Tuesday from the Corcoran State University. & Paul Church, Plains Township. Church, Zerby Avenue, Edwards- kite Catholic Church in Aleppo, Sy-
Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. ville. ria. He was a fun loving man and took
She was a member of the Waterli-
Plains Township. Interment will today. MCDERMOTT – Kevin, funeral 9:30 great pride in his family. He was al-
lies at the Pittston Y.M.C.A. She ways there to help people in their
be held in Maple Hill Cemetery, loved spending time with her family BELTRAMI – Joseph Jr., funeral a.m. Monday from the Desiderio
Wilkes-Barre. Friends may call 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Fierro Funeral Home Inc., 679 Carey time of need.
at the beach and also enjoyed, trav- Funeral Home, 26 W. Second St., Ave., Hanover Township, Mass of He was preceded in death by his
from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Online eling, gardening and especially Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore. brothers, Aboud Khoudary, Joseph
Hazleton. Mass of Christian Burial Christian Burial 10 a.m. at St.
condolences may be made at shopping. Interment will follow in Fairview 10 a.m. in the Most Precious Robert Bellarmine Parish, St. Khoudary, and Raymond Khoudary.
www.corcoranfuneralhome.com. Also surviving are a son, Ryan Memorial Park, Elmhurst. Visita- Blood Church, Hazleton. Friends Aloysius Church, Wilkes-Barre. Surviving are his wife, Camilia
Carwardine, Hughestown; and a tion will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday may call from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Haffar Khoudary; daughter Vivian
daughter Krista Carwardine, Haver- in the funeral home. the funeral home. today at the funeral home. Khabbaza and her husband, Elias,
Memorial contributions may be FEARICK – Marian, Mass of Chris- NALLON – Alice, funeral 9:15 a.m. Ph. D., of East North Port, N.Y.; sons,
MRS. MOLLIE GILL, formerly hill, Mass.; a sister, Evelyn Burdick
tian Burial 9:30 a.m. Monday in Monday from the Maher-Collins Elias and his wife, Gracia, of Aleppo,
of Yeager Avenue, Forty Fort, and husband, Walter, Elmhurst; as made to Hospice of the Sacred Syria, Kamal, Ph.D. and his wife, Lau-
St. John the Evangelist Church, Funeral Home, 360 N. Maple Ave.,
passed away Saturday, April 30, well as numerous nieces; nephews; Heart, 340 Montage Mountain Rd., Pittston. Those attending the Kingston. Mass of Christian Burial reice, of Aleppo, Syria, Raymond,
2011, at 36 Holiday Drive, Green cousins and her cat, Max. Moosic, PA 18507. funeral Mass are asked to go 10 a.m. in St. Therese Church, M.D. and his wife, Malak, of Dallas,
Acres Apartments, Kingston. A funeral service will be held at To offer an online condolence, directly to the church on Monday Kingston. Friends may call from 5 and Joseph and his wife, Daad, of
11 a.m. Tuesday in the Carlucci- please visit www.DunmoreFuneral- morning. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Smithtown, N.Y.; brothers, Edmond
Funeral arrangements are
Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Home.com. to 7 p.m. today at the Peter J. PALTANAVICH – John, celebration and Maureice; and a sister, Nadia
pending from the Hugh P. Boyle & Adonizio Funeral Home, 802 of life 8:30 a.m. Tuesday from Denbackley, all of Villa De Cura, Ve-
Son Funeral Home Inc., 416 Susquehanna Avenue, West McLaughlin’s, 142 S. Washington nezuela; grandchildren, Joseph,
Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Pittston. St., Wilkes-Barre. Funeral Mass M.D., Deena, M.D., Michael, Amin
HORNLEIN – Thomas Sr., blessing 9:30 a.m. in the Church of Ma- Elias, Natalie, Amin Kamal, Tony,

OBITUARY POLICY
Thomas J. Goliash service 11 a.m. Monday at the
Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11
ternity of the Blessed Virgin
Mary, Wilkes-Barre. Visitation
Maria, Anthony Amin, Peter, There-
sa, Stephanie and Christopher; as
Wilson St., Larksville. Friends may from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the well as numerous nieces and neph-
The Times Leader publish- January 8, 2011 call from 4 to 7 p.m. today. funeral home. ews.
es free obituaries, which KLEIN – Muriel, funeral1:30 p.m. SARTORIO – Antoinette, funeral 9 A memorial Mass will be held at 7
have a 27-line limit, and paid In celebra- Street, Glen Lyon, followed by a today at Rosenberg Funeral a.m. Monday from the Graziano p.m. Tuesday in St. Anthony and St.
tion of his prayer service, military honors and Chapel, 348 S. River St., Wilkes- Funeral Home Inc., Pittston Town- George Maronite Church, 315 Park
obituaries, which can run Barre. Shiva will be held from 7 to ship. Mass of Christian Burial
amazing life interment at the parish cemetery, lo- Ave., Wilkes-Barre. A coffee hour will
with a photograph. A funeral and global ad- 9 p.m. today at the home of 9:30 a.m. at St. Rocco’s R.C.
cated on Cemetery Road. Those in at- be held after the memorial service at
home representative can call ventures, fu- Stephen Rosenthal, 658 Gibson Church, Pittston. Calling hours the church hall.
tendance are invited to a luncheon at Ave., Kingston, and Monday and from 4 to 7 p.m. today.
the obituary desk at (570) neral services the Newport Township American Le- Memorial donations may be made
Tuesday, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 TAGLIATERRA – Santo, funeral
829-7224, send a fax to (570) for Thomas J. gion Hall afterwards. to 9 p.m., at the home of her 9:30 a.m. Monday from the Louis
to St. Anthony and St. George Maro-
829-5537 or e-mail to tlo- Goliash Tom Goliash was a very successful daughter, Patricia, 615 Meadows, V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 nite Church, 315 Park Ave., Wilkes-
“Tom,” who businessman, traveled extensively Newberry Estates. Moosic Road, Old Forge. Mass 10 Barre, PA 18702, with the proceeds
bits@timesleader.com. If you going to Amin’s church, St. George
was born December 6, 1947, and and lived in Glen Lyon, Mississippi, KORAL – Anita, funeral 1 p.m. today a.m. at the Prince of Peace Parish
fax or e-mail, please call to passed away January 8, 2011, will Melkite Catholic Church in Aleppo,
England, Tampa, Milwaukee, the from the Hugh P. Boyle & Son - St. Mary’s Church, Old Forge.
confirm. Obituaries must be be held in his hometown. Funeral Home Inc., 416 Wyoming Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Syria.
Chicago suburbs and Acton, Mass.,
submitted by 9 p.m. Sunday Family and friends may call Ave., Kingston. Shiva will be today.
before moving to Clearwater Beach, More Obituaries, Page 4A
through Thursday and 7:30 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the observed at 900 Rutter Ave., WINTER-HASLIN – Nancy, friends
Newport Township American Le- Fla., in 1996. He was a son of the late Forty Fort, from 4 to 8 p.m. today. may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at
p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Obituaries must be sent by a
gion Hall, 62 Newport St., Glen John and Mary Goliash of Glen Lyon.
He is survived by his wife of 44
KOREY – George, prayer service 2
p.m. Saturday, May 28, at the
the E. Blake Collins Funeral
Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-
G en etti’s
Lyon. A Prayer Service “Panachy-
funeral home or crematory, da” will be celebrated by Deacon years, Cathy Gregory; and children, Mercy Center Chapel, Miser- Barre. A fterFu nera lLu ncheons
or must name who is hand- Willis Homick at 5 p.m., followed Nicole Magdovitz, John Goliash, and Sta rting a t$7.95 p erp erson
ling arrangements, with
address and phone number.
by a celebration of life in which
family and friends are encouraged
Annette Adams. His siblings include
Dorothy Mullaney, Irene Homick and M .J. JUD G E H otelBerea vem entR a tes
We discourage handwritten
to participate. Divine Liturgy in
Tom’s memory will be celebrated
the late Peggy Pronko.
As an expression of sympathy,
M MON UM EN T CO.
ON UM EN TS - M ARK ERS - L ETTERIN G

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notices; they incur a $15 at 11 a.m. Saturday by the Rev. “In Memory Of” donations may be
typing fee. John Seniw at St. Nicholas Ukrai-
nian Catholic Church, East Main
sent to the Prostate Cancer Founda-
tion, http://www.PCF.org. N extto the Big Co w o n Rt. 309 825.6477
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LCTA is all ‘pump’ed up by an increase in ridership By STEVE MOCARSKY Ridership on


smocarsky@timesleader.com LCTA buses
As gas prices continue to climb, in Luzerne
so does the number of people us- County has
ing public transportation. increased as
According to ridership reports the gas pric-
es have ris-
from the Luzerne County Trans-
en. LCTA
portation Authority, there were
reports 4.7
4.7 percent more people riding
percent more
county buses in the first three people riding
months of 2011 county buses
Strelish pre- than in the first in the first
dicts there three months of three
2010. months of
will be anoth- “I think it 2011 than in
er spike in would have to the first
gas prices, be the price of three
and bus rider- gas,” said LCTA months of
Executive Di- 2010.
ship will see rector Stanley
another in- Strelish.
crease. The biggest PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER
spike in rider-
ship came in another spike in gas prices, and authority’s diesel fuel usage by
February, as gas prices had bus ridership will see another in- about 30,000 gallons this year,
climbed from $3.15 per gallon on crease. Strelish said.
Feb.1to $3.34 by March1. The av- Fortunately, fuel costs for the The authority will save even
erage daily number of people rid- authority haven’t escalated … yet. more in fiscal year 2012 when five
ing the bus in February was about Last year, the authority secured more new diesel-electric hybrids
10 percent higher than the aver- a flat rate of $2.56 per gallon for are expected to be put in service.
age number in February 2010. diesel fuel that remains in effect Strelish said the buses are on or-
March bus ridership numbers until June 30. der from Gillig LLC in San Fran-
were only about 1 percent higher cars have done so,” Strelish said. Plus, the replacement of eight cisco. But demand for the hybrid
PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER than those in March 2010. April ridership numbers were decade-old traditional diesel fuel buses is so great, the authority’s
These riders get ready to board an LCTA bus at the intermodal “The way it is at this point, the not yet available. buses with eight new diesel-elec- new hybrids won’t be ready until
center with more people opting for mass transit due to gas costs. people who want to park their Strelish predicts there will be tric hybrid buses will reduce the July 2012, he said.

MARKERS
Horning, 36, of Shickshinny, and a appreciative of Horning’s work, even if grave. Patton was killed while on active staff is now studying the state’s power to
team of recruits from his post called area the thefts still left a sour taste in their duty in Kuwait two years ago. increase penalties for theft of veteran’s
American Legions looking for replace- mouths. “To get killed in the line of duty and markers and to implement a monitoring
ment holders, which vary in design by “I’m so happy that they’re replacing then someone steals your marker,” she system at scrap yards to prevent them
Continued from Page 5A
war, and by the end of the week had col- them,” said Dorothy Tarnowski, of Glen said incredulously. from accepting the markers.
al value. lected all but a handful, which he tracked Lyon, who first reported the thefts after State Rep. Gerald Mullery, D-Newport “If there is something that can be done
“It’s a great thing that he’s doing,” cem- down at a VFW in Harrisburg. The Nanti- she discovered her cousin’s marker mis- Township, turned out to the event to pay on both issues I will introduce legislation
etery caretaker Joe Hillan said. “There’s coke American Legion also donated 150 sing. “It’s what I hoped would happen.” his respects to the families gathered at on both of those issues,” Mullery said,
no way we would have had these re- American flags to replace those left lying Janine Floryshak of Glen Lyon had the cemetery and to support Horning. adding that he plans to introduce a reso-
placed by Memorial Day without his in the mud after the theft of the markers. tears in her eyes as she replaced the Mullery said constituents have con- lution honoring Horning’s efforts in the
help.” The crowd that gathered Saturday was marker on her cousin, Brian Patton’s tacted him about the theft and that his House soon.

KICK
said. pecially with this generation in this Bartocci said he received numer- team from Entercom and the credit Once the applications are re-
Along with the fun, there was an economy,” she stressed. ous inquiries from school districts union, Phillips said. The teams se- ceived for the grant money, they
educational aspect, Phillips point- Tony Bartocci, director of mar- and students about applying for lected members from the audience will be reviewed by KRZ and the
ed out. The credit union provided keting for Entercom Communica- the grant money all pleading differ- to participate as well. credit union to determine which
Continued from Page 5A
some materials about good ways to tions, said the bands agreed to par- ent cases for why their arts pro- Thewinningteamheadedbythe districts have the greatest level of
around the gym in a kickball tour- manage personal finances among ticipate to help a good cause and grams are suffering. band members Hot Chelle Rae cel- need, Bartocci said.
nament and socialize with the stu- other topics, she said. because of their relationship with The three bands all formed their ebrated taking the first place tro- There will be three awards this
dents and signing autographs, she “This information is valuable es- the local radio station, KRZ. own kickball teams along with one phy. year, he added.

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Commuting solo can really set you back


Some workers don’t have an
option if no one else matches
their work schedule.

By ANDREW M. SEDER
aseder@timesleader.com
While many working in North-
eastern Pennsylvania could like-
ly find car pool partners if they
tried, Rodney Ridley is not
among them.
The Wilkes University profes-
sor, who is director of the
school’s engineering program,
commutes two hours from Qua-
kertown, in Bucks County, every
day.
“Seventy five miles each way,
150 miles roundtrip,” Ridley
said.
When he first took his job at
Wilkes two years ago, gas was
about $2.50 a gallon.
He said the $4 mark won’t faze setting him back $90. And he “I don’t think I could do it. As He knows he has other op- rent 2004 model is paid off and to put a price on his life.
him any more than the $3 mark quickly points out it’s something the chairman of my department, tions but doesn’t see them as having car payments again “The big thing for me was
did. he does at least twice a week. my hours are all over the place,” cost savers. would cancel out the gas cost safety. When you drive as many
“When it was $2.80 I was Even if he found someone to he said. “You think about it but what savings. He enjoys working at miles as I do and take that route
thinking about it,” said Ridley, carpool with, even part of the Instead he makes the trek are your options?” he asked. He Wilkes and said working closer (the turnpike’s Northeast Exten-
45. way, he said his schedule pre- alone and fully responsible for said buying a new car that’s per- to home or moving up here sion) you have to ask yourself
He said what was once a $60 cludes it from being a viable op- the ever increasing cost of each haps slightly more fuel efficient aren’t on the table at this time. ‘how much is your life worth?’”
fill up for his BMW X5 is now tion. fill up. isn’t the answer because his cur- Plus, he said, he doesn’t want he said.

FOUR
demand issue. east unrest and a devastating of shakes us into reality.” man Patricia Amendola said the years ago about getting new,
But the price dipped down earthquake and tsunami in Ja- It truly is more mental than pump prices may influence fuel-efficient vehicles, making
below $4 on July 23 of that year pan. financial, he said. those who had not taken up the better spending choice, scaling
and then below $3 by Oct. 18. By Through it all, gas prices kept “When we see that $4 mark, offer. back on buying items that you
Continued from Page 3A
Dec. 1, 2008 they had plummet- rising. Some days with a greater psychologically … we think we’ll Other large employers, in- can’t truly afford.
the $4 benchmark. The crossing ed below $2 a gallon on average leap than others but mostly a see some movement,” Tidwell cluding Wilkes-Barre General But then gas prices plummet-
of that price mark led to many in the Wilkes-Barre region. steady climb of a penny or two said. Hospital and Misericordia Uni- ed and changes that could have
creative ways to combat the pain Speculators were quickly a+ day. In a 12-day span from That movement includes versity, said that four-day work helped make the high gas prices
at the pump. forgotten about. Vacations to far March 29 through April 9, the employer-encouraged car pools, weeks, telecommuting and easier to swallow were curtailed.
Websites sprung up that away lands resumed. Driving to local average rose more than 19 something that some employers carpooling are not on the hori- “I think, unfortunately, the
helped motorists find the cheap- the grocery store for just a hand- cents. initiated in 2008 and never did zon for employees at this time, lessons were short-lived and
est gas in a selected region. ful of items was seen as accept- AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswo- away with. Among those who but spokespeople cautioned that short-learned,” Liuzzo said.
Terms entered the lexicon such able once again and the four-day man Jana L. Tidwell said that still promote the idea are Geis- it’s not out of the realm of possi- He said the recent recession
as “staycation,” “cash for clunk- work weeks, carpools and tele- motorists have been mentally inger Health System, Sanofi bilities if gas prices continue to America is slowly emerging
ers,” and “one-tank trips.” commuting that some employ- prepared for the $4 mark. Pasteur, Benco Dental and Keys- climb. from didn’t last long enough to
And employers and employees ees had just begun to get accus- Though some have begun taking tone College. Misericordia University in make deep, meaningful change
got creative with four-day work tomed to were scaled back. precautions and changing driv- Dallas Township instituted in our society.
weeks, telecommuting and car ing habits, until that $4 is posted Short-term memory four-day work weeks in the He references those who lived
pools. Park-and-rides were Prices on rise on the price sign at the local When Frontier Communi- summer of 2008 but once the through the Great Depression
jammed, mass transit saw a And then Dec. 4, 2010 arrived fueling station, changes won’t cations announced in March fall semester began that year, and said they lived the rest of
spike in ridership, making one and with it came gas prices back truly kick into gear. that employees in the local cen- the shortened work-week ended their lives saving, living within
trip to do all of your shopping over $3 a gallon in the region. The difference for the average ter’s inbound call center have and it hasn’t come back. their means and proudly not
was the smart thing to do and The excuses followed: Unrest motorists between a $3.85 cent been offered the chance to take Liuzzo said that Americans going into debt.
Congress got involved by eyeing in the Middle East. Slow eco- gallon of gas and a $4 gallon of part in the company’s growing seem to need a long-term wa- “That never left them,” Liuzzo
speculators who were blamed nomic recovery. Gulf of Mexico gas is $5 per week, said Liuzzo. work-from-home program, it had keup call to have long lasting said. “I don’t think the recent
for inflating the price even drilling issues. But for some reason, “we see nothing to do with the rising gas change. recession has left an indelible
though there was no supply and . And then came more Mid- that number over $4 and it kind prices. But company spokeswo- There was a lot of talk three scar on our psyche.”

CAR POOLING
day reminded Geisinger employ- carpooling some days. As gas pric- director of the MBA program at
ees of the program. es rose, so did the frequency the Wilkes University, said carpools
“To offset volatile gas prices two shared a ride. throw a wrench into people’s rou-
that can spike quickly at any time, Now it’s almost a daily practice. tines and for many people change
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use RideShare as an effective and Mazza drives his Ford Escape is hard.
nior from Union Dale, Susquehan- enjoyable cost-saver, energy-saver from Dalton to Wood’s Clarks “People don’t want to change
na County, has been carpooling and friend-maker!” the reminder Summit home and either they their day-to-day routines. There’s
all four years she’s been at Keys- states. drive to Wilkes-Barre in the Ford always a tendency to avoid mak-
tone. Begun as a common sense or they leave the Escape at Wood’s ing major changes like that,” Liuz-
practice out of convenience, she Pump pain house and take her Toyota Camry zo said.
said the savings so far is likely in Vickie Halsey, an administra- to work. They said the savings in But rising gas prices, coupled
excess of $1,000, which paid for a tive assistant at the health sys- gas amounts to about $30 for each with a still struggling economy
few semesters’ worth of books. tem’s Route 315 administrative of- of them per week. and rising prices for food, clothes
And it’s resulted in one more ben- fice, signed up for the program “It works out great,” Wood said. and utilities, is one thing that
efit. this past week and hopes to be could change human habits.
Wil Kratz, of Pleasant Mount, matched soon with a car pool bud- Motoring mindsets However, Liuzzo said, just get-
Wayne County, started as a class- dy. AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswo- ting to $4 per gallon isn’t enough
mate and car pool mate. He’s She lives 40 miles away in Poco- man Jana L. Tidwell said car pools to cause that seismic shift.
since become her actual mate. no Summit, Monroe County and are a smart way to combat rising “It will depend on how long it
The two have been dating the said the rising cost of gas “is kill- fuel prices but cautioned that the lasts. If it’s a spike, people will
past few years, something Madrid ing me.” best ideas aren’t always ones grouse about it and complain but
said might not have happened if it “I’m really feeling it,” said Hal- American motorists choose. they won’t change anything un-
weren’t for the numerous 45-min- sey, who began working for Geis- “We are a country of motorists, less it lasts longer term,” the pro-
ute rides to and from the campus. inger in December and said since and people like that control,” she fessor added.
Geisinger has its own car pool that time her weekly gas costs said, explaining why car pools While gas prices are out of her
system, dubbed “RideSh- have risen $15. Halsey said she’s haven’t caught on as much as one hands, Boyle said she hopes they
are@Geisinger.” The service is an scaled back some spending her might think. start a decline soon. She antici-
internal program that offers em- lunch every day, foregoing what “You relinquish some control,” pates spending a couple hundred
ployees the opportunity to con- was a twice-a-week eating out Tidwell said, something many dollars in the few months until her
tact coworkers along their route habit. don’t want to do unless circum- pregnant coworker comes back to
to set up a car pool. Though King’s College doesn’t stances force them to. “(We) like work this fall.
Since being introduced in 2008, actively try to match employees to get in our car and come and go By that time, some experts pre-
the program has enrolled more up for car pools, a pair of Sodexho as we please and go where we dict gas might not only have cross-
than 400 Geisinger employees food service employees working want when we want. The longer ed the $4 plateau but perhaps
and created 67 car pools that the at the Wilkes-Barre college start- gas prices remain at or near these even the $5 one.
health system said has removed ed one on their own. near-record prices, I think you’ll “I don’t see that happening that
the equivalent of 134 cars from Mary Wood and Lou Mazza, see people relinquish some of that quickly,” said Liuzzo, but with
PETE G. WILCOX/THE TIMES LEADER daily commuter traffic. who live about eight miles apart control.” what’s going on in the Middle
Nicole Boyle fuels up her Chrysler Sebring at Sheetz in Plains A notice that went out to all in northern Lackawanna County, Anthony Liuzzo, professor of East, he said nothing can be ruled
Township on Friday. company employees on Wednes- decided six months ago to start Business and Economics and the out.

CHALLENGER Dorosky and 21 other members and told them they are great
of the 1991 Challenger League examples of determination.
“You never let anybody tell
were honored at Pittston Town- you that you couldn’t play
Continued from Page 5A
ship Little League for starting baseball,” Ashby said. “You all
was a league her son – who has the organization. should be proud of what you
cerebral palsy - could play in accomplished not only on the
and DeSanto organized the baseball field, but in the game
league. told him they miss playing. of life. Congratulations.”
“I can’t wait to get back on “We’re thinking about bring- DeSanto said plans are un-
the field,” Joey said. ing them back for an adult derway for a 20th anniversary
As the players arrived at the Challenger League,” DeSanto banquet for Challenger. He
park, old friends hugged and said. “They all want to play, so said details will be announced
shook hands and smiled as we’re going to put it together.” soon.
they talked about what each Tux, the Wilkes-Barre/ “This has always been about
has been doing the past 20 Scranton Penguins mascot, these kids,” DeSanto said. “To
years. Many of the players was on hand and played a few see them now – 20 years later –
have jobs. They all thanked innings with the kids. Former it brings back so many memo-
DeSanto for organizing the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher ries and Challenger is still go- BILL TARUTIS/FOR THE TIMES LEADER
Challenger league and they Andy Ashby talked to the kids ing strong today.” Members of the original Challenger Little League 1991 team sit along the third base line.
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Pens get in hits, then goals, to tie series


By TOM VENESKY Ryan
tvenesky@timesleader.com Craig,
WILKES-BARRE TWP. – There
wasn’t much scoring during the first
left, of
the PAUL SOKOLOSKI
two periods of Saturday’s Game 2 of the Pen-
guins is OPINION
East Division Finals between the
unable
3 0
New bully in
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and
Charlotte Checkers. to get a
PENGUINS CHECKERS shot
But there was plenty of dislike.
past
Crushing hits along the boards, leng-

Philly ready for


Char-
thy scrums in front of the net and plenty Thiessen, put the Penguins in the win
lotte
of roughing minors put some emotion column. goalten-
and intensity into the series. Sterling’s goal in the second period

trench warfare
der Mike
“It’s the AHL playoffs. There’s going proved to be the game-winner, and Murphy
to be nastiness, big hits and tempers Thiessen stopped all 34 shots he faced in the
flaring. That’s what it’s all about,” said for his first postseason shutout to lead AHL
the Penguins’ Brett Sterling. the Penguins to a 3-0 win over Char- playoffs.

W
Goals from Sterling and Chris Col- hat happens when you take a
lins, along with a shutout from Brad See PENGUINS , Page 7C DON CAREY/THE TIMES LEADER hockey player and put him on
a football field?
You get Danny Watkins.
I.L. BASEBALL HIGH SCHOOL SPRING SEASON That means the whole essence of a

Lacrosse has
tough guy.

Yankees
The newest Philadelphia Eagles
offensive lineman may seem like a
softie, the way he broke out a boyish
grin and politely responded to ques-

bats stay
tions on the opening day of the NFL

growth spurt
draft.
His mannerisms suggest a meekness
running through his 6-foot-3, 310-

cold in
pound frame.
Evonna Ackourey of Dallas But this is a guy nobody wants to
waits to get into the game. mess with.
Just ask anyone who tried to square
off with him on the ice during his hock-

Georgia
ey days that ran through most of his
teenage years up to the midget Tri-
ple-A level.
“I was a defenseman,” said Watkins,
who grew up in Kelowna, British Co-
SWB left 11 runners on base lumbia. “And then in the latter half of
and was just 2-for-8 with my career, I was the … designated
runners in scoring position. goon, I suppose you could say.”
That’s the guy they send out to pum-
mel people to the ice, and Watkins
By BEN BEITZEL used that description of himself with a
For the Times Leader smile.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — But nobody was laughing when he
Leaving runners on base contin- transferred his fearless mindset and
ues to haunt the Yankees. flurries of fury into the game of foot-
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre left 11 ball.
runners on base and was 2-for-8 Because by the time he got to Baylor
with runners in scoring position University, the guy once tagged as a
Saturday night against the Gwin- goon became known as a gamer.
nett Braves and the lack of timely He played hard, he played hurt and
hits led to a 4-1 loss in the open- he played with all-out effort, every
ing game of the game, every play.
four-game series The hockey way became his football
against the At- way.
lanta Braves’ af-
filiate. Eagles like Watkins’ toughness
It’s the Yan- “This was the guy,” said Eagles
kees third coach Andy Reid, who made Watkins
4
BRAVES
straight loss, the
longest of the PETE G. WILCOX PHOTOS/THE TIMES LEADER
his first-round pick and the 23rd overall
Thursday. “This was the guy we felt we
young season. Becca Schulman, right, of Wyoming Seminary passes to a teammate as Sam Casto of Dallas pursues close behind in a would love to have. He’ll bring a tough-
The trouble recent girls high school lacrosse game in Kingston.
1 with runners on
ness – which I know the city of Phila-

Area schools tackle new sport


delphia, they thrive on that.”
YANKEES base began in
So will the Eagles.
the first inning
when Scranton/ They got better immediately by
Wilkes-Barre grabbing Watkins, even if they wasted
loaded the bases By JAY MONAHAN For The Times Leader a second-round pick on Temple safety
against Gwin- Jaiquawn Jarrett and even if third-
nett starter Julio KINGSTON – It might be America’s fastest-growing sport, but lacrosse certain- rounder Curtis Marsh, a DB from Utah
Teheran, but State, doesn’t work out.
failed to push across a run. The ly took long enough to gain popularity in Northeastern Pennsylvania. A huge Because the Eagles desperately need
Braves’ top prospect struck out to stop defenses from pummeling their
two in the frame, including get- sport in the white-collar suburbs in Baltimore and Long Island, lacrosse spread spectacular but slender quarterback
ting Brandon Laird swinging to Michael Vick, and Watkins can be a big
end the threat. quickly around the country in the 2000s. Only recent- help with that.
The Yankees stranded at least ly has it made an impact in the Wyoming Valley. His blocking was so ferocious, Wat-
one runner in all but the sixth in- In the past three years, interest in the sport has kins knocked 103 defenders to the
ning against the G-Braves. The jumped in the area. In that time, Dallas, Tunkhan- ground in 12 games as a junior offen-
right-hander Teheran did not al- nock, Crestwood and Lake-Lehman have instituted sive tackle at Baylor. He registered 134
low an earned run, pitching six boys and girls lacrosse programs, joining Wyoming knockdowns as a senior last season,
innings, allowing seven Yankee Seminary and Delaware Valley as the only schools in posting the highest grade of any Baylor
hits and striking out seven. District 2 to field teams. lineman in 12 of his 13 games.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre starter Tunkhannock boys coach Joe Appolonia said, That came after Watkins spent his
David Phelps opened the game “That’s a significant growth for just three years, espe- first two football seasons playing at
with three straight strikeouts of cially for this area.” Butte Junior College, where he was
G-Braves’ batters as he looked to District 2’s growth in lacrosse coincides with the talked into trying the game after he
build off his last two strong out- sport’s inclusion into the PIAA three years ago. With spent four years working as a firefight-
ings. 165 schools with girls programs and 166 for the boys, er in Canada.
But the offense never backed lacrosse still remains the least-participated sport in
“One tough nut,” Reid said of his
up the starter and Phelps surren- the state.
26-year-old rookie, “and I like that.”
dered runs in the second, third The difference between boys and girls lacrosse is
How tough?
and fifth innings. His record greater than that of softball and baseball. Both sports
carry separate rules, field measurements, statistics NFL defenses are about to find out.
drops to 1-3 with a 4.15 ERA after
and equipment. The boys’ game features 10 players “Play time is over when the game
allowing three earned runs off
per team; girls lacrosse sports 12 players on the field. starts and I like playing physical,” said
nine hits, one walk and five
strikeouts in seven innings. The Much of the differences between boys and girls Watkins, who grew up cheering for his
right-hander threw 63 of his 96 lacrosse are based on the lack of contact in the girls’ hometown Vancouver Canucks but
pitches for strikes. game. In boys lacrosse, it is routine for players to admired Philadelphia Flyers stars Eric
Reliever George Kontos check and hit each other; girls lacrosse doesn’t allow Lindros and Chris Pronger. “In hockey,
pitched a scoreless eighth in re- contact. There is an imaginary bubble to protect the you’re looking for a hit. And in football,
lief. head because girls lacrosse players (except for the a guy is six inches from your face.
But the bats never showed up. goalie) wear goggles and not helmets. Somebody has to win that battle.
Jesus Montero got the Yankees “The rules are different, but the concept is essen- “And I like winning.”
on the board in the fifth inning tially the same,” said Misericordia women’s lacrosse Philadelphia won two Stanley Cup
with an RBI single off Teheran. coach Robyn Fedor Stahovic. championships with a team legendary
The unearned run was the catch- Boys lacrosse is in its inaugural season of the Cen- for intimidating opponents.
er’s second hit of the game and tral Susquehanna League. Dallas, Tunkhannock, Just off Broad Street, the Eagles
his first multiple hit game since Crestwood and Lake-Lehman teamed up with Selins- found a bully themselves.
April 23 and just the fifth RBI of grove, State College Area, Lewisburg and Bellefonte
the year for the prospect. to form an inter-district conference. Wyoming Semi- Sem goalie Larissa Bohn steps off the field at halftime. Area Paul Sokoloski is a Times Leader sports
girls lacrosse teams play independent schedules during the columnist. You may reach him at 970-7109 or
See YANKEES, Page 7C See LACROSSE , Page 4C regular season before vying for district and PIAA honors. email him at psokoloski@timesleader.com.
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L O C A L B A S E B A L L BULLETIN BOARD Hanover Area Cheerleading Booster


C A L E N D A R AMERICA’S LINE Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in
International League the high school cafeteria.
CAMPS CLINICS
Sunday, May 1 All Times EDT Nanticoke Little League will hold its
COLLEGE MENS TENNIS North Division By ROXY ROXBOROUGH Jewish Community Center of monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m.
W L Pct. GB
King’s at Arcadia, 11 a.m.
Yankees ................................... 14 9 .609 — Wyoming Valley will offer seven Wednesday at West Side Hall.
Monday, May 2 Pawtucket (Red Sox) .............. 13 10 .565 1 BOXING REPORT: In the WBO welterweight title fight on May 7 in Las Vegas, Board Members are ask to meet at
classes for children to learn how to
H.S. BASEBALL Lehigh Valley (Phillies) ........... 12 11 .522 2 Nevada, Manny Pacquiao is -$800 vs. at Shane Mosley +$550. swim in the JCC pool at 60 S. 6:45
(4:15 p.m.) Buffalo (Mets)........................... 10 14 .417 4 ⁄2
1
Wyoming Area Diamond Club will
Crestwood at Tunkhannock Rochester (Twins) ................... 9 13 .409 41⁄2 BASEBALL DODGERS ( 7.5 ) Padres River St., Wilkes-Barre. Classes will
Pittston Area at Dallas Syracuse (Nationals)............... 8 15 .348 6 be held on the following dates: meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the
Coughlin at Wyoming Area Favorite Odds Underdog REDS ( 8.5 ) Marlins
Nanticoke at Berwick South Division May 23, May 24, May 25, May 26, auditorium of the Secondary
W L Pct. GB American League PHILLIES ( 7.0 ) Mets Center. Plans for Senior Day and
Hazleton Area at Wyoming Valley West
Gwinnett (Braves) ................... 14 9 .609 — NBA May 31, June 1and June 2. There
H.S. SOFTBALL YANKEES (10.0 ) Blue Jays
will be three sessions to choose the banquet will be discussed.
(4:15 p.m.) Durham (Rays)......................... 12 11 .522 2 Favorite Points Underdog
Crestwood at Tunkhannock Charlotte (White Sox) ............. 9 12 .429 4 INDIANS ( 9.0 ) Tigers
from: Session 1 will run from 4 Wyoming Valley West Field Hockey
Pittston Area at Dallas Norfolk (Orioles) ...................... 7 16 .304 7 RED SOX ( 9.0 ) Mariners
THUNDER 6.5 Grizzlies
-4:45 p.m. Session 2 will run from Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m.
Coughlin at Wyoming Area
Nanticoke at Berwick West Division
Angels ( 7.5 ) RAYS
HEAT 5 Celtics
5-5:45 p.m. Session three will run Tuesday in the Middle School
W L Pct. GB
Hazleton Area at Wyoming Valley West
Monday from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Fees are $55 conference room. All parents are
H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Columbus (Indians)................ 17 5 .773 — ROYALS ( 8.5 ) Twins
(5:45 p.m.) Louisville (Reds) .................... 16 7 .696 11⁄2 BULLS 8.5 Hawks for the first child and $50 for each urged to attend.
Wyoming Valley West at Crestwood WHITE SOX ( 8.5 ) Orioles WVW Wrestling Booster Club will
Toledo (Tigers)....................... 12 12 .500 6
Hanover Area at West Side Tech LAKERS 6 Mavericks additional child for seven sessions.
Delaware Valley at Pittston Area
Indianapolis (Pirates) ............. 7 16 .304 101⁄2 A’S ( 7.5 ) Rangers
Wilkes-Barre Cosmos Soccer Club meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the
Saturday's Games NHL
Coughlin at Holy Redeemer Syracuse 3, Rochester 0 National League
British Soccer Camp from 5-8 middle school. Nominations for
Meyers at Tunkhannock Favorite Odds Underdog
H.S. GIRLS SOCCER
Toledo 4, Pawtucket 3 BRAVES ( 7.5 ) Cards p.m. July 18 through 25 at Coal board members will be accepted at
Louisville 10, Norfolk 1 SHARKS -$130/ Red Wings
(4:15 p.m.) Lehigh Valley 6, Buffalo 3 Giants ( 7.5 ) NATIONALS Street Park in Wilkes-Barre. Camp this time.
Wyoming Seminary at Honesdale +$110
Gwinnett 4, Yankees 1
Pittston Area at Hanover Area Durham at Indianapolis, (n) Brewers ( 8.5 ) ASTROS CAPITALS -$185/ Lightning is open for ages 6 through 14 with
Tunkhannock at Meyers Columbus at Charlotte, (n) +$165 a cost of $105. For more informa- REGISTRATIONS/TRYOUTS
Wyoming Area at GAR ROCKIES ( 8.0 ) Pirates
Sunday's Games
Tuesday, May 3 Toledo at Pawtucket, 1:05 p.m. D’BACKS ( 9.5 ) Cubs Home Teams in Capital Letters tion or to register, email wilkes-
Buffalo at Lehigh Valley, 1:35 p.m. barrecosmos@gmail.com. Back Mountain American Legion
H.S. BASEBALL Rochester at Syracuse, 2 p.m. Baseball will conduct tryouts for
(4:15 p.m.) Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Gwinnett, 2:05 p.m.
MMI at Wyoming Seminary Durham at Indianapolis, 2:05 p.m. GOLF the 2011 season today and May 7.
Meyers at West Side TECH Norfolk at Louisville, 2:05 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE This will be for both senior legion
Northwest at GAR Columbus at Charlotte, 2:15 p.m. Manitoba 4, G O L F (ages 16-19) and junior legion (ages
Hanover Area at Lake-Lehman Monday's Games Lake Erie 3 GAR Blue-Gray Fund Golf Tourna-
H.S. SOFTBALL Rochester at Syracuse, 2 p.m. ment will be held on July 30 at the 13-15). The league is for players
(4:15 p.m.) Toledo at Pawtucket, 6:15 p.m.
Saturday, April 16: Lake Erie 6, Manitoba 4
Sunday, April 17: Manitoba 3, Lake Erie 2, OT
PGA Tour who live within the Dallas and
MMI at Wyoming Seminary Norfolk at Louisville, 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: Lake Erie 2, Manitoba 1 Wilkes-Barre Golf Club in Laurel
Meyers at West Side TECH Buffalo at Lehigh Valley, 7:05 p.m. Thursday, April 21: Lake Erie 6, Manitoba 3
Zurich Classic of New Orleans
Run. Shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost Lake-Lehman school districts.
Northwest at GAR Par Scores
Hanover Area at Lake-Lehman
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Gwinnett, 7:05 p.m. Friday, April 22: Manitoba 2, Lake Erie 0 Saturday is $85 and includes an outing at Tryouts will be held at the Back
Durham at Indianapolis, 7:05 p.m. Sunday, April 24: Manitoba 3, Lake Erie 1
H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Columbus at Charlotte, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 26: Manitoba 4, Lake Erie 1 At TPC of Louisiana the Catholic War Vets Grove in Mountain Little League upper field
(5:45 p.m.)
Hamilton 4, Avondale, La.
Ashley. Call 855-4543 for details. from 6-7:30 p.m. both days, rain or
North Pocono at Lake-Lehman Third Round
Hazleton Area at Abington Heights Oklahoma City 2
Webb Simpson ............................68-69-67—204-12 Daddow-Isaacs Dallas American shine.
Thursday, April 14: Hamilton 5, Oklahoma City 2
Berwick at Nanticoke Bubba Watson .............................66-68-70—204-12
Legion Post 672 Scholarship Golf Greater Nanticoke Area Softball
Dallas at Wyoming Area H O C K E Y Saturday, April 16: Hamilton 2, Oklahoma City 1
Tuesday, April 19: Oklahoma City 2, Hamilton 0 John Rollins .................................67-69-69—205-11 Booster Club will meet at 6:30
H.S. TRACK
Wednesday, April 20: Oklahoma City 5, Hamilton 2 George McNeill ...........................71-70-65—206-10 Tournament will be held on Sat-
(4:15 p.m.) Charles Howell III........................68-72-66—206-10 urday, June 4, at Stone Hedge Golf p.m. Tuesday at Time Out Pizza. All
Lake-Lehman at Meyers National Hockey League Friday, April 22: Hamilton 2, Oklahoma City 0
Sunday, April 24: Hamilton 4, Oklahoma City 1 K.J. Choi.......................................68-71-67—206-10 are invited to attend. For more
GAR at Nanticoke
Daily Playoff Glance Houston 4, Tommy Gainey ............................67-71-68—206-10 Course in Tunkhannock. The tour-
Northwest at Holy Redeemer Steve Stricker ..............................70-68-68—206-10 nament is open to members and information, contact Tammy at
Hanover Area at Wyoming Area All Times EDT Peoria 0
H.S. GIRLS SOCCER (x-if necessary) Wednesday, April 13: Houston 4, Peoria 1 Matt Jones ....................................66-71-69—206-10
non-members. The format is 735-0661, Lynn at 735-8735, Lisa
Joe Durant....................................67-72-68—207 -9
(4:15 p.m. unless noted) FIRST ROUND Friday, April 15: Houston 3, Peoria 2, OT
Fabian Gomez .............................71-71-66—208 -8 Captain and Crew. Cost is $75, and at 735-8151, or Patty at 735-3830.
Holy Redeemer at Dallas Monday, April 18: Houston 5, Peoria 3
Coughlin at Berwick, 7 p.m.
(Best-of-7)
Tuesday, April 19: Houston 2, Peoria 1 Greg Chalmers ............................72-69-67—208 -8
includes an outdoor steak dinner, Valley Regional Girls Softball
Wednesday, April 13 David Toms..................................70-71-67—208 -8
GAR at North Pocono Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Milwaukee 4,
Dean Wilson.................................73-64-71—208 -8 beverages and door prizes. Any- League will continue to accept
Wyoming Valley West at Hazleton Area Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 0 Texas 2 registrations for its 18 senior
John Senden ...............................70-67-71—208 -8
Delaware Valley at Nanticoke Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 1, OT Thursday, April 14: Milwaukee 5, Texas 2
David Hearn.................................71-68-70—209 -7 one wishing to sponsor a hole may
H.S. BOYS TENNIS Vancouver 2, Chicago 0 Saturday, April 16: Texas 3, Milwaukee 1
do so at $50. For information, call division through May 15. All area
Tuesday, April 19: Texas 3, Milwaukee 2, OT Nick O’Hern .................................67-72-70—209 -7
Coughlin at MMI Prep, 4:15 p.m. Nashville 4, Anaheim 1
Wednesday, April 20: Milwaukee 3, Texas 2 Luke Donald.................................68-71-70—209 -7 the legion at 675-6542 or Clarence girls who were 18 or younger on
Wednesday, May 4 Thursday, April 14
Friday, April 22: Milwaukee 2, Texas 1, OT Jason Dufner ...............................68-69-72—209 -7 January 1, 2011, are eligible to play.
Montreal 2, Boston 0
Monday, April 25: Milwaukee 3, Texas 2, 2OT Josh Teater ..................................69-66-74—209 -7 J. Michael at 675-0488.
H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Andres Romero ...........................72-71-67—210 -6 Lehman Golf Club will begin its The cost per player is $50 and
(5:45 p.m.) San Jose 3, Los Angeles 2, OT DIVISION FINALS
Crestwood at Hanover Area BEST OF 7
Rickie Fowler ...............................70-72-68—210 -6
Thursday Night Captain and Mate there is no further fundraising
Friday, April 15 Hunter Haas.................................69-71-70—210 -6
Wyoming Valley West at Delaware Valley Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 1 EASTERN CONFERENCE Nick Watney .................................71-68-71—210 -6 League on May 5. Teams can sign necessary. Practice begins in late
West Side Tech at Coughlin Washington 2, N.Y. Rangers 0 Binghamton 2, Portland 1 David Mathis ................................70-68-72—210 -6 May and games start in mid-June.
Pittston Area at Meyers Vancouver 4, Chicago 3 Wednesday, April 27: Binghamton 3, Portland 2 Brandt Jobe..................................71-71-69—211 -5 up by calling the pro shop at
H.S. TRACK Anaheim 5, Nashville 3 Thursday, April 28: Binghamton 5, Portland 3 Brendon de Jonge ......................72-69-70—211 -5 675-1686. All games are played at the Free-
(4:15 p.m.) Saturday, April 16 Saturday, April 30: Portland 3, Binghamton 2 Charlie Wi.....................................70-70-71—211 -5
Misericordia University athletics dom Park softball complex in
Dallas at Tunkhannock Detroit 4, Phoenix 3 Monday, May 2: Portland at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Billy Mayfair..................................69-70-72—211 -5
Berwick at Crestwood Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4 Tuesday, May 3: Portland at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m. Camilo Villegas............................71-68-72—211 -5 department still has openings for Drums. For a registration form,
Hazleton Area at Pittston Area Montreal 3, Boston 1 x-Friday, May 6: Binghamton at Portland, 7 p.m. Cameron Tringale .......................72-67-72—211 -5
its 21st Annual Arnie Garinger contact VRGSL registration direc-
Coughlin at Wyoming Valley West Los Angeles 4, San Jose 0 x-Saturday, May 7: Binghamton at Portland, 7 p.m.
H.S. GIRLS SOCCER Sunday, April 17 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1, Charlotte 1
Chris Stroud.................................73-70-69—212 -4
Memorial Golf Tournament, which tor John Podlesney at 233-4520.
Charley Hoffman .........................69-74-69—212 -4
(4:15 p.m.) N.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 2 Thursday, April 28: Charlotte 3, Wilkes-Barre/ Robert Allenby.............................72-70-70—212 -4 will be played May 23 at Mountain Returning players who have al-
Honesdale at Pittston Area Nashville 4, Anaheim 3 Scranton 2
North Pocono at Wyoming Seminary Vancouver 3, Chicago 2 Saturday, April 30: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, Char-
Vijay Singh ...................................74-68-70—212 -4
Laurel Golf Club in White Haven. ready received registration forms
John Merrick ................................73-69-70—212 -4
Meyers at Wyoming Area Monday, April 18 lotte 0 Jeff Maggert.................................72-69-71—212 -4 The entry fee is $125 for the cap- should return them to VRGSL, P.O.
MMI at Tunkhannock Monday, May 2: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Char-
Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 2
lotte, 7 p.m.
Matt Bettencourt ..........................68-71-73—212 -4
tain-and-crew event and includes Box 369, Conyngham, Pa., 18219
Thursday, May 5 Boston 4, Montreal 2
Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2 Wednesday, May 4: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Char-
Marc Turnesa ..............................70-73-70—213 -3
Wilkes-Barre Adult Men’s Basket-
lotte, 7 p.m. Ryan Palmer ................................70-73-70—213 -3 golf, dinner and prizes. Regis-
H.S. BASEBALL Detroit 4, Phoenix 2
Friday, May 6: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Charlotte, Steve Flesch ................................73-70-70—213 -3
tration begins at 10 a.m. with an 11 ball has applications available. The
(4:15 p.m.) Tuesday, April 19 Billy Horschel...............................72-70-71—213 -3
Wyoming Valley West at Dallas Chicago 7, Vancouver 2 7 p.m.
Ben Crane ....................................69-73-71—213 -3 a.m. shotgun start. The field is league will begin on May 31. All
x-Saturday, May 7: Charlotte at Wilkes-Barre/Scran-
Wyoming Area at Tunkhannock San Jose 6, Los Angeles 5, OT
ton, 7:05 p.m. Aron Price ....................................72-69-72—213 -3
limited to 120 players. Call 674- games will be played at the Miner
Coughlin at Crestwood Wednesday, April 20 Blake Adams................................73-68-72—213 -3
Holy Redeemer at Nanticoke Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, 2OT
x-Monday, May 9: Charlotte at Wilkes-Barre/Scran-
6374 for more information. Park basketball courts. There will
ton, 7:05 p.m. Chris Couch .................................71-69-73—213 -3
Hazleton Area at Pittston Area Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2, 2OT
WESTERN CONFERENCE Tag Ridings..................................72-71-71—214 -2 Northeast Gymnastics Academy be two leagues. One that will be
GAR at Hanover Area Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0
H.S. SOFTBALL Anaheim 6, Nashville 3 Hamilton 1, Manitoba 0
Tim Herron ...................................72-71-71—214 -2
Athletic Association golf tourna- played on Monday nights and one
Alexandre Rocha.........................70-73-71—214 -2
(4:15 p.m.) Detroit 6, Phoenix 3, Detroit wins series 4-0 Thursday, April 28: Hamilton 4, Manitoba 1
Vaughn Taylor..............................70-73-71—214 -2 ment will be held May 22 at Blue that will be played on Tuesday
Wyoming Valley West at Dallas Sunday, May 1: Manitoba at Hamilton, 4 p.m.
Wyoming Area at Tunkhannock
Thursday, April 21
Tuesday, May 3: Hamilton at Manitoba, 8:30 p.m. Troy Matteson ..............................71-72-71—214 -2
Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountain nights. Any team interested in
Boston 5, Montreal 4, OT Richard S. Johnson ....................72-71-71—214 -2
Coughlin at Crestwood Chicago 5, Vancouver 0 Wednesday, May 4: Hamilton at Manitoba, 8:30
Shane Bertsch .............................74-69-71—214 -2 Top. Registration is from 12:30 to playing in the leagues can contact
Holy Redeemer at Nanticoke p.m.
Hazleton Area at Pittston Area
San Jose 6, Los Angeles 3
x-Friday, May 6: Hamilton at Manitoba, 8:30 p.m. Carl Pettersson ...........................67-75-72—214 -2
1:15 p.m., with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun John Leighton at 825-7495 or
Friday, April 22 Peter Tomasulo...........................71-70-73—214 -2
GAR at Hanover Area x-Sunday, May 8: Manitoba at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. 430-8437. Deadline for entry will
H.S. BOYS VOLLEYBALL
Buffalo 4, Philadelphia 3 x-Monday, May 9: Manitoba at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. Brian Davis...................................71-70-73—214 -2 start. Dinner and prizes following
Nashville 4, Anaheim 3, OT Michael Bradley...........................74-69-72—215 -1 be May 23.
(5:45 p.m.) Saturday, April 23
Milwaukee 1, Houston 0
Keegan Bradley...........................73-70-72—215 -1 golf. Dress casual, soft spikes only.
Holy Redeemer at North Pocono Friday, April 29: Milwaukee 3, Houston 1
Tunkhannock at Hazleton Area
Tampa Bay 8, Pittsburgh 2 Sunday, May 1: Houston at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. Colt Knost.....................................72-70-73—215 -1 Win a car with a hole-in-one. Cost
Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 1, Washington wins Brian Gay......................................71-71-73—215 -1 UPCOMING EVENTS
Lake-Lehman at Berwick series 4-1
Tuesday, May 3: Milwaukee at Houston, 8:05 p.m.
D.A. Points ...................................70-71-74—215 -1
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Abington Heights at Dallas Thursday, May 5: Milwaukee at Houston, 8:05 p.m.
Nanticoke at Wyoming Area
Boston 2, Montreal 1, 2OT x-Friday, May 6: Milwaukee at Houston, 8:35 p.m. Chris DiMarco..............................72-68-75—215 -1 payable to NGAAA. Benefits North-
Los Angeles 3, San Jose 1 Jeff Overton .................................73-70-73—216 E The 25th Annual Wilkes-Barre
H.S. GIRLS SOCCER x-Sunday, May 8: Houston at Milwaukee, 6 p.m. east Gymnastics Team. For more
(4:15 p.m.)
Sunday, April 24 x-Tuesday, May 10: Houston at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Scott Gutschewski ......................73-69-74—216 E Family YMCA’s Night at the
Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4, OT Nate Smith....................................75-67-74—216 E information, contact Steve at
Dallas at Coughlin Nashville 4, Anaheim 2, Nashville wins series 4-2 Races will be held May 9 at Mohe-
Crestwood at Holy Redeemer Kevin Streelman ..........................72-70-76—218 +2 261-1981 or sbrecher2000@ya-
Hazleton Area at Delaware Valley
Chicago 4, Vancouver 3, OT Joseph Bramlett ..........................69-72-77—218 +2 gan Sun at Pocono Downs. This
Lake-Lehman at Wyoming Valley West Monday, April 25 B A S K E T B A L L Lee Janzen...................................71-71-77—219 +3 hoo.com or Debbie at 606-1270.
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Meyers at Wyoming Seminary Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2 Jason Bohn ..................................71-71-77—219 +3 Wright Township Police Officers’
San Jose 4, Los Angeles 3, OT, San Jose wins se- Chez Reavie ................................71-71-79—221 +5 horses and an evening of fun for
Friday, May 6 ries 4-2 NBA Martin Piller ..................................70-73-80—223 +7 Association 11th annual golf
all. Tickets can be purchased by
H.S. BASEBALL
Tuesday, April 26 Daily Playoff Glance LPGA Tour tournament, May 21 at the Sand
Montreal 2, Boston 1 calling the Wilkes-Barre Family
(4:15 p.m.) Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 2, Philadelphia wins series All Times EDT Springs Golf Club in Drums. Regis-
Wesi Side Tech at MMI FIRST ROUND Avnet Classic YMCA at 823-2191, extension 127. A
Wyoming Seminary at Northwest
4-3 Scores tration starts at 11 a.m., with a
Vancouver 2, Chicago 1, OT, Vancouver wins se- (Best-of-7) $15 general admission ticket pro-
Meyers at Lake-Lehman ries 4-3 (x-if necessary) Saturday shotgun start at 1 p.m. The captain-
H.S. SOFTBALL vides entry into the patio, buffet,
Wednesday, April 27 Saturday, April 16 At Magnolia Grove-Crossings Course and-crew tournament will be
(4:15 p.m.) Boston 4, Montreal 3, OT, Boston win series 4-3 Chicago 104, Indiana 99 Mobile, Ala. soda and beer and ownership of a
West Side Tech at MMI followed by a buffet dinner, bever-
Wyoming Seminary at Northwest
Tampa Bay 1, Pittsburgh 0, Tampa Bay wins series Miami 97, Philadelphia 89 Third Round horse. A $20 ticket offers the same
4-3 Atlanta 103, Orlando 93 Alexis Thompson ..............................71-71-67—209 ages and the awarding of prizes at
Meyers at Lake-Lehman
Dallas 89, Portland 81 Song-Hee Kim...................................67-72-70—209 as general admission, but guaran-
H.S. GIRLS SOCCER
CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS the clubhouse. Cost is $90 per
(Best-of-7) Sunday, April 17 Amy Yang ...........................................70-68-72—210 tees a reserved seat in Pacers
(4:15 p.m.)
Memphis 101, San Antonio 98 Maria Hjorth .......................................70-74-67—211 golfer and $360 per foursome with
Pittston Area at North Pocono Thursday, April 28 Clubhouse. Also available are
Honesdale at Hanover Area Vancouver 1, Nashville 0, Vancouver leads series New Orleans 109, L.A. Lakers 100 Suzann Pettersen .............................72-68-71—211 hole sponsorships starting at $25.
1-0 Boston 87, New York 85 Karen Stupples .................................68-71-72—211 $500 corporate sponsorships
Wyoming Area at MMI Prep
Oklahoma City 107, Denver 103 Hee Kyung Seo .................................73-74-65—212 Contact the WTPOA at 474-9251 or
GAR at Meyers Friday, April 29 (race sponsors) and includes
Tampa Bay 4, Washington 2, Tampa Bay leads se- Monday, April 18 Angela Stanford ................................74-70-68—212 srozit89@ptd.net if you are in-
Miami 94, Philadelphia 73 Na Yeon Choi ....................................69-72-71—212 sponsorship recognition on the
ries 1-0 terested in playing, sponsoring a
T R A N S A C T I O N S San Jose 2, Detroit 1, OT, San Jose leads series 1-0 Chicago 96, Indiana 90
Tuesday, April 19
Paige Mackenzie ..............................70-71-71—212
Sandra Gal.........................................70-67-75—212 hole or providing a gift for a give-
track’s Jumbo Tron, advertisement
Saturday, April 30 in the race program and photo
Boston 96, New York 93 Anna Nordqvist .................................73-72-68—213
Boston 7, Philadelphia 3, Boston leads series 1-0 away. The tournament is held each
BASEBALL Nashville at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Orlando 88, Atlanta 82 Juli Inkster..........................................71-72-70—213
Christina Kim .....................................70-71-72—213 year to provide for the WTPOA
with a winning horse in the win-
Dallas 101, Portland 89
American League Sunday, May 1 Stacy Lewis .......................................68-71-74—213 ner’s circle. Doors open at 6 p.m.
CLEVELAND INDIANS—Selected the contract of Detroit at San Jose, 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 Community Service Fund, which
Tampa Bay at Washington, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City 106, Denver 89 Katherine Hull ....................................72-71-71—214 Post time is 7 p.m. All proceeds
RHP Alex White from Columbus (IL). Optioned San Antonio 93, Memphis 87 Grace Park.........................................67-75-72—214 sponsors a scholarship, youth
RHP Frank Herrmann to Columbus. Designated Monday, May 2 Sarah Kemp.......................................70-70-74—214 benefit the children’s programs at
RHP Jess Todd for assignment. Boston at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers 87, New Orleans 78 sports teams, youth group activ-
Thursday, April 21 Sun Young Yoo .................................72-68-74—214 the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA.
National League Tuesday, May 3
Chicago 88, Indiana 84 Cristie Kerr.........................................76-70-69—215 ities, along with various other
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Sent C John Hester Washington at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Crestwood High School Boys Bas-
Vancouver at Nashville, 9 p.m. Miami 100, Philadelphia 94 Maria Hernandez ..............................73-72-70—215 WTPOA-sponsored activities.
to Baltimore to complete a Dec. 6 trade. Portland 97, Dallas 92 Karin Sjodin .......................................74-71-70—215 ketball Booster Club is sponsoring
PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Recalled LHP Daniel Wednesday, May 4 Brittany Lincicome ............................71-73-71—215
Moskos from Indianapolis (IL). Placed RHP Evan Washington at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. Friday, April 22 a spring social from 6-8 p.m. on
Boston 113, New York 96 Jimin Kang .........................................73-69-73—215 MEETINGS
Meek on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 27. Philadelphia at Boston, 7 p.m.
Atlanta 88, Orlando 84 Se Ri Pak ...........................................69-71-75—215 May 20 at Cavanaugh’s Grille in
San Jose at Detroit, 8 p.m.
COLLEGE Thursday, May 5
L.A. Lakers 100, New Orleans 86 Jennifer Song ....................................74-73-69—216
Lorie Kane..........................................72-73-71—216 Back Mountain Baseball and Soft-
Mountain Top. Tickets are $20 per
Saturday, April 23
GEORGE MASON—Named Paul Hewitt men’s Vancouver at Nashville, 8:30 p.m. Jee Young Lee ..................................73-72-71—216 person and admission includes
basketball coach. Friday, May 6
Indiana 89, Chicago 84 ball will hold a board meeting at 7
Portland 84, Dallas 82 Beatriz Recari ....................................73-72-71—216 beer, wine and food. For more
San Jose at Detroit, 7 p.m. Memphis 91, San Antonio 88 Stephanie Sherlock ..........................71-74-71—216 p.m. Monday at the Daddow-Isaacs
Philadelphia at Boston, 8 p.m. Shanshan Feng .................................72-71-73—216 information or to purchase tickets,
Oklahoma City 97, Denver 94 American Legion located on the
W H A T ’ S O N T V Saturday, May 7
x-Tampa Bay at Washington, 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 Morgan Pressel .................................72-70-74—216
Mhairi McKay.....................................74-72-71—217 Route 415 in Dallas. General meet-
contact Myra at 646-919-4940.
Philadelphia 86, Miami 82 Tickets are also available at the
x-Nashville at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Boston 101, New York 89, Boston wins series 4-0 Pornanong Phatlum ..........................74-72-71—217 ing, open to the public, will be held
AUTO RACING Sunday, May 8 Atlanta 88, Orlando 85 Heather Bowie Young ......................72-73-72—217
at 8 p.m. Visit www.bmtll.com for
door.
x-Boston at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. New Orleans 93, L.A. Lakers 88 Jessica Korda....................................75-69-73—217
Noon x-Detroit at San Jose, 8 p.m. Haeji Kang .........................................72-71-74—217 more information.
VERSUS — IRL, IndyCar, Sao Paulo Indy 300, at Monday, April 25
Monday, May 9 Memphis 104, San Antonio 86 Mi Hyun Kim ......................................73-70-74—217
Sao Paulo, Brazil x-Vancouver at Nashville, TBA Dallas 93, Portland 82 Candie Kung ......................................72-70-75—217 Crestwood Football Booster Club
7 p.m. x-Washington at Tampa Bay, TBA Denver 104, Oklahoma City 101 Mindy Kim ..........................................73-68-76—217 will meet at 7 p.m. on May10 at Bulletin Board items will not be
ESPN2 — NHRA, Spring Nationals, at Baytown, Tuesday, May 10 Alena Sharp.......................................72-69-76—217 accepted over the telephone. Items
Texas (same-day tape) x-Philadelphia at Boston, TBA
Tuesday, April 26
Jenny Suh ..........................................71-69-77—217 King’s Restaurante. For more
Orlando 101, Atlanta 76
COLLEGE BASEBALL x-San Jose at Detroit, TBA Chicago 116, Indiana 89, Chicago wins series 4-1 Kristy McPherson .............................76-70-72—218 information, call Tony at 430-7571. may be faxed to 831-7319, emailed to
Wednesday, May 11 L.A. Lakers 106, New Orleans 90 Angela Oh ..........................................69-77-72—218 GAR High School Football Booster tlsports@timesleader.com or dropped
3 p.m. x-Tampa Bay at Washington, TBA Wednesday, April 27 Laura Davies .....................................72-72-74—218
ESPN — Auburn at South Carolina x-Nashville at Vancouver, TBA Miami 97, Philadelphia 91, Miami wins series 4-1 Paula Creamer ..................................71-72-75—218 Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in off at the Times Leader or mailed to
CYCLING Thursday, May 12 San Antonio 110, Memphis 103, OT the Choral Room at the high Times Leader, c/o Sports, 15 N, Main
10 p.m.
x-Boston at Philadelphia, TBA
x-Detroit at San Jose, TBA
Oklahoma City 100, Denver 97, Oklahoma City
wins series 4-1
S O C C E R school. St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.
VERSUS — Tour de Romandie, final stage, Cham- Thursday, April 28
pagne, Switzerland to Geneva (same-day tape) Atlanta 84, Orlando 81, Atlanta wins series 4-2 Major League Soccer
EQUESTRIAN L.A. Lakers 98, New Orleans 80, L.A. Lakers wins
American Hockey series 4-2 All Times EDT
Dallas 103, Portland 96, Dallas wins series 4-2 EASTERN CONFERENCE
2 p.m. League May 20
NBC — Rolex Championships, at Lexington, Ky. Friday, April 29 ..............................................................WLTPtsGFGA
New York............................................. 412 14 10 2
B O X I N G At Prudential Center, Newark, N.J. (ESPN2), Ant-
Playoff Glance Memphis 99, San Antonio 91, Memphis wins series
GOLF All Times EDT 4-2 Philadelphia ........................................ 411 13 5 2
wone Smith vs. Joel Julio, 10, light middleweights.
May 21
9 a.m. (x-if necessary) CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS Houston ............................................... 313 12 11 6 Fight Schedule At Chiapas, Mexico, Tomas Rojas vs. Juan Jose
Columbus............................................ 313 12 7 5
TGC — European PGA Tour, Ballantine’s Cham- FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) May 1 Montes, 12, for Rojas’ WBC super flyweight title.
pionship, final round, at Seoul, South Korea (same- New England ...................................... 223 9 8 9
BEST OF 7 Sunday, May 1 At TBA, Thailand, Drian Francisco, vs. Tepparith At Puebla, Mexico, Sammy Gutierrez vs. Juan Pa-
day tape) Toronto FC.......................................... 124 7 7 10 lacios, 12, for Gutierrez’s interim WBA World mini-
EASTERN CONFERENCE Memphis at Oklahoma City, 1 p.m. D.C....................................................... 241 7 10 16 Singwancha, 12, for the interim WBA World super
3 p.m. Boston at Miami, 3:30 p.m. flyweight title. mumweight title.
Portland 4, Chicago ............................................... 132 5 9 12 At The Bell Centre, Montreal (HBO), Jean Pascal
CBS — PGA Tour, Zurich Classic, final round, at Monday, May 2 Sporting Kansas City ......................... 141 4 10 13 May 6
Avondale, La. Connecticut 2 Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. vs. Bernard Hopkins, 12, for Pascal’s WBC-IBO
Thursday, April 14: Portland 3, Connecticut 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE At Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
4 p.m. Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN2), Diego Magdaleno vs. Gilberto Sanchez light heavyweight title; Chad Dawson vs. Adrian
TGC — LPGA, Avnet Classic, final round, at Mobile, Saturday, April 16: Portland 3, Connecticut 2, OT ..............................................................WLTPtsGFGA Diaconu, 12, light heavyweights.
Sunday, April 17: Connecticut 3, Portland 1 Tuesday, May 3 Los Angeles ........................................ 413 15 10 7 Leon, 10, junior lightweights.
Ala. Boston at Miami, 7 p.m. May 7 May 27
Tuesday, April 19: Connecticut 3, Portland 1 Real Salt Lake .................................... 400 12 8 1 At Reno Events Center, Reno., Nev. (ESPN2), Jo-
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Thursday, April 21: Portland 5, Connecticut 4 Memphis at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Seattle.................................................. 223 9 7 7 At Osaka, Japan, Koki Kameda vs. Daniel Diaz, 12,
Wednesday, May 4 for Kameda’s WBA World bantamweight title. sesito Lopez vs. Steve Upsher Chambers, 12, light
Saturday, April 23: Portland 6, Connecticut 4 Colorado.............................................. 330 9 8 7 welterweights; Tony Thompson vs. Maurice Harris,
1 p.m. Binghamton 4, Atlanta at Chicago, 8 p.m. Portland ............................................... 231 7 9 13 At Copenhagen, Denmark, Evander Holyfield vs.
TBS — Toronto at N.Y. Yankees Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Brian Nielsen, 12, heavyweights. 12, IBF heavyweight eliminator.
Manchester 3 FC Dallas ............................................ 231 7 8 9 June 4
3:10 p.m. Friday, May 6 Chivas USA ........................................ 123 6 5 6 At Neubrandenburg, Germany, Sebastian Sylves-
Thursday, April 14: Manchester 2, Binghamton 1 ter vs. Daniel Geale, 12, for Sylvester’s IBF middle- At Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. (SHO), Carl
ROOT – Pittsburgh at Colorado Friday, April 15: Binghamton 4, Manchester 3, OT Chicago at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Vancouver ........................................... 143 6 11 14
L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. weight title; Karo Murat vs. Otis Griffin, 12, for the Froch vs. Glen Johnson, 12, for Froch’s WBC super
4 p.m. Sunday, April 17: Manchester 5, Binghamton 4, OT San Jose.............................................. 142 5 6 10 middleweight title; Zsolt Erdei vs. Dawid Kostecki,
WGN — Chicago Cubs at Arizona Saturday, May 7 vacant IBF Inter-Continental light heavyweight title;
Tuesday, April 19: Manchester 6, Binghamton 3 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. Danny McIntosh vs. Eduard Gutknecht, 12, for 12, light heavyweights.
8 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Binghamton 5, Manchester 4, Oklahoma City at Memphis, 5 p.m. Friday's Games At Staples Center, Los Angeles (HBO), Sebastian
Miami at Boston, 8 p.m. McIntosh’s European light heavyweight.
ESPN — N.Y. Mets at Philadelphia OT Houston 4, D.C. United 1 At MGM Grand, Las Vegas (PPV), Manny Pacquiao Zbik vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., 12, for Zbik’s WBC
Friday, April 22: Binghamton 2, Manchester 1, 2OT Sunday, May 8
MOTORSPORTS Saturday, April 23: Binghamton 6, Manchester 5, L.A. Lakers at Dallas, 3:30 p.m. Philadelphia 1, San Jose 0
Saturday's Games vs. Shane Mosley, 12, for Pacquiao’s WBO welter- middleweight title; Miguel Vazquez vs. Marco Anto-
nio Barrera, 12, for Vazquez’s IBF lightweight title.;
weight title; Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. vs. Jorge Arce, 12,
8 a.m. OT Chicago at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Columbus 2, Vancouver 1 for Vazquez’s WBO junior featherweight title; Mike Vanes Martirosyan vs. Saul Roman, 12, WBC junior
SPEED — MotoGP World Championship, at Estoril, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4, Monday, May 9 New York 1, Sporting Kansas City 0 Alvarado vs. Ray Narh, 12, for the vacant WBC Con- middleweight eliminator.
Portugal Norfolk 2 Miami at Boston, 7 p.m. Chicago at Colorado, (n) tinental Americas light welterweight title; Kelly Pav- June 10
4 p.m. Friday, April 15: Norfolk 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1 Oklahoma City at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Seattle FC, (n) lik vs. Alfonso Lopez, 10, super middleweights. At New York (ESPN2), Kenny Galarza vs. Irving
SPEED — MotoGP Moto2, at Estoril, Portugal Saturday, April16: Norfolk 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Tueseday, May 10 Real Salt Lake at Portland, (n) May 13 Garcia, 10, welterweights.
(same-day tape) 0 x-Atlanta at Chicago, TBA New England at Chivas USA, (n) At Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, Calif. (ESPN2), June 11
Tuesday, April 19: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2, Norfolk x-Dallas at L.A. Lakers, TBA Sunday's Games Kendall Holt vs. Julio Diaz, 10, light welterweights. At Johannesburg, South Africa, Mzonke Fana vs.
NBA 1 Wednesday, May 11 Los Angeles at FC Dallas, 7 p.m. At Primm, Nev. (SHO), Sharif Bogere vs. Raymun- Argenis Mendez, 12, for Fana’s IBF junior light-
1 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4, x-Boston at Miami, TBA Wednesday, May 4 do Beltran, 10, lightweights. weight title.
ABC — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 1, Norfolk 2 x-Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBA Seattle FC at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. May 14 At TBA, Mexico, Austin Trout vs. David Lopez, 12,
Memphis at Oklahoma City Friday, April 22: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2, Norfolk 1 Thursday, May 12 Colorado at Houston, 8:30 p.m. At Sonora, Mexico, Cristian Mijares vs. Malik Bou- for Trout’s WBA World light middleweight title.
Saturday, April 23: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 6, Nor- x-Chicago at Atlanta, TBA Friday, May 6 ziane, 12, for Mijares’ IBF super flyweight title. June 18
3:30 p.m. folk 3
ABC — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 1, x-L.A. Lakers at Dallas, TBA Philadelphia at Portland, 10:30 p.m. At Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif. (SHO), At Panama City, Panama, Anselmo Moreno, vs. Lo-
Boston at Miami Charlotte 4, Friday, May 13 Saturday, May 7 Andre Ward vs. Arthur Abraham, 12, for Ward’s renzo Parra, 12, for Moreno’s WBA Super World
Hershey 2 x-Miami at Boston, TBA Chivas USA at Real Salt Lake, 4 p.m. WBA Super World super middleweight title; Cristo- bantamweight title; Gennady Golovkin vs. Kassim
NHL Thursday, April 14: Charlotte 5, Hershey 4 x-Oklahoma City at Memphis, TBA Houston at Toronto FC, 7 p.m. bal Arreola vs. Nagy Aguilera, 10, heavyweights. Ouma, 12, for Golovkin’s WBA World middleweight
Sunday, April 17: Hershey 4, Charlotte 2 Sunday, May 15 FC Dallas at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. May 18 title.
3 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: Hershey 3, Charlotte 2 At Guadalajara, Mexico, Saul Alvarez vs. Ryan
NBC — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game 2, x-Atlanta at Chicago, TBA Colorado at New England, 7:30 p.m. At The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Ro-
Wednesday, April 20: Charlotte 3, Hershey 2 x-Dallas at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Seattle FC at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. semont, Ill., Andy Lee vs. Alex Bunema, 10, mid- Rhodes, 12, for Alvarez’s WBC light middleweight
Detroit at San Jose Friday, April 22: Charlotte 5, Hershey 3 title; Jason Litzau vs. Adrien Broner, 10, junior light-
7 p.m. x-Memphis at Oklahoma City, TBA Vancouver at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. dleweights.
Sunday, April 24: Charlotte 2, Hershey 1, OT Monday, May 16 New York at Los Angeles, 11 p.m. weights.
VERSUS — Playoffs, conference semifinals, game
2, Tampa Bay at Washington x-Boston at Miami, 8 p.m.
CMYK

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Times Leader WVC All-Stars


TIMES LEADER WRESTLER OF THE YEAR: JOSH POPPLE

Jamie Scarantino Vito Pasone


Junior, Pittston Area Junior, Meyers
103 pounds 112 pounds
The 103-pounder picked up his second He took seventh at the PIAA Cham-
consecutive District 2 Class 3A cham- pionships after winning his third
pionship in February and he finished District 2 Class 2A title and was North-
the season with a 32-6 record. Prior to east Regional runner-up. He ended his
the district title, he claimed the cham- season with a 45-5 record and 109
pionship of the Wyoming Valley Con- career wins. In January, he won his
ference Tournament. second straight WVC Tournament title.

Michael Domarasky Austin Harry


Senior, Pittston Area Freshman, Lake-Lehman
112 pounds 119 pounds
He compiled a record of 36-8 this Harry claimed the District 2 Class 2A
season and earned his second District title and finished in second at the AIMEE DILGER PHOTOS/THE TIMES LEADER

2 Class 3A title. He concluded his Northeast Regional Tournament. He Josh Popple, who will attend Harvard in the fall, ended his wrestling career at Coughlin with 132 victories and just 29 losses.

Crusader pins down awards


career with a third-place finish at concluded his season with a mark of
regionals and a berth in the PIAA 36-8 and earned a win at the PIAA
Championships. He ends his career Championships.
with 125 wins

By DAVE ROSENGRANT got into which let me attend a Area’s Jared Kay in the final
drosengrant@timesleader.com Division I college on that level is seconds to claim his first district
The list of accomplishments the most notable,” Popple said. title. He followed the same
is long. His promising career got off dramatic script in 2011 when he
From gold medals and silver to a booming start his sopho- knocked off Crestwood’s Mike
medals to outstanding wrestler more year when he won the first Mirra en route to winning his
awards, Josh Popple has won tournament he participated in – second-straight Outstanding
just about every accolade pos- the Tunkhannock Kiwanis Tour- Wrestler Award in the D2 tour-
sible for Coughlin, where he nament. Not only did he win nament.
holds the single-season record that event, he took home the In between those two match-
for wins in a season with 44. Outstanding Wrestler Award. It es was a triple-overtime thriller
Add The Times Leader Wres- was the first of three gold med- with Mirra in the finals of the
Kyle Krasavage Andy Schutz tler of the Year to that laundry als at that tournament, his most Wyoming Valley Conference
Sophomore, Valley West Sophomore, Wyoming Area list. at any tourney. Tournament back in January
119 pounds 125 pounds “The next step always brings Josh Popple “The confidence boost (the when the two WVC titans had
The Spartan finished second at the He picked up his second straight another goal,” Popple said. Senior, Coughlin 2008 win) gave me, it really the Lake-Lehman gym packed
District 2 Class 3A Championships for District 2 Class 2A title and ended the “Almost all of the goals I had I 189 pounds prepared me for the years to and on the edge of their seats
the second straight year. He was also season with a 33-4 mark to qualify for accomplished and the ones I The Times Leader Wrestler of the Year, come,” Popple said. “Winning throughout the match.
fourth at the Northeast Regional regionals for the second straight year. didn’t achieve I will take with he finished second in the state and each match and beating (Shane) He wrestled Kay five times
Tournament and ended his season with In January, he picked up the gold me to college.” ended his season with a 44-1 record. Stark in the semis to just get his junior season and Mirra four
a record of 33-5. As a sophomore, he medal in the WVC Tournament. He has Popple, who will wrestle and Among other accomplishments this
study at Division I Harvard in into the finals as a sophomore times this past season.
has a career record of 64-11. 66 career wins. season, he won a regional title and was great because it was the “Those matches with Kay and
the fall, heads the Wyoming claimed his second consecutive District
Valley Conference all-star list by first time I was in the finals. And Mirra and (Dallas’ Adam) Goer-
2 Class 3A title. His 44 wins this season to be in my first tournament inger in the district, those are
advancing all the way to the are the most in school history for one
finals of the PIAA Class 3A ever and to get that win was the ones you like the most,”
season. In January, he won the Wyom- really great.” Popple said.
Championships. ing Valley Conference Tournament and
By winning the silver medal That overtime win over Lake- Popple also appreciates the
ends his career with a record of 132-28.
at states, the standout became Lehman’s Stark – who was a instruction his head coach Steve
just the third Crusader to reach third-place finisher in the state Stahl and assistants Rubin
the state finals. He joined Bill in 2010 – was one of several Prophete and Bob Hawkins and
Pfeffer (1975) and Chuck Chula- with 132 and just 29 losses. He memorable battles Popple en- his dad, Mark, provided
da (1968) as the only state final- only trails 2007 grad Justin dured during his career. throughout his career.
ists in school history. He ended Accordino (150 wins) on the Look at the 2010 District 2 “Their coaching is what got
his impressive career second on school’s victories list. Class 3A championship final me to that level so I have to
the school’s all-time wins list “Just getting into the school I when he defeated Hazleton thank them all.”

Darren Stucker Matt Ritz


Junior, Meyers Senior, Crestwood Chad Hoffman
135 pounds 140 pounds Junior, Hazleton Area
He finished his season with a 35-9 He picked up his first District 2 Class 171 pounds
record and a District 2 Class 2A title. 3A championship in February after a An eighth-place finisher at the PIAA
He just missed out on qualifying for runner-up finish in 2010. He went on to Championships, he placed third at the
the PIAA Championships by taking finish second at the Northeast Region- District 2 Class 3A Championships for
fourth at the Northeast Regional al Tournament to qualify for the PIAA the second straight year. He continued
Tournament. Championships. In January, he won the that trend with a third-place finish at
Wyoming Valley Conference Tourna- regionals to advance to the state
ment for the second straight year. He tournament. He concluded the season
ended his season with a 39-7 mark. with a record of 34-13. In January, he
won his second straight Wyoming
Valley Conference Tournament title.

Mike Mirra Adam Goeringer Roy Dennis


Senior, Crestwood Senior, Dallas Senior, Berwick
189 pounds 189 pounds 215 pounds
The two-time state qualifier finished The senior ended his season with a The Bulldog standout ended with a 40-4
second at the District 2 Class 3A and 43-7 record and claimed his first mark this season after placing second at
Northeast Regional tournaments. He District 2 Class 2A title followed by a the District 2 Class 3A Tournament to
was a three-time regional qualifier and fourth-place finish at the Northeast qualify for regionals for the third
was regional champion in 2010. He won Regional Tournament. He concludes his straight year. At the regional tourna-
back-to-back district titles in 2009 and time on the mat with the Mountaineers ment, he took fourth and ends his career
2010 and ended his career with 121 wins. with 108 career wins. with 115 wins. In January, he won the
This season, he had a mark of 36-8. Wyoming Valley Conference Tournament
for the second straight year.
Kyle Hankinson Tim Samec
Junior, Crestwood Senior, Hazleton Area
145 pounds 152 pounds
Finishing the season with a 31-8 record, A two-time District 2 Class 3A cham- George Simms Jason Laboranti
Hankinson won his first District 2 Class pion, Samec ended another successful Senior, Wyoming Valley West Senior, Pittston Area
3A title after back-to-back third-place campaign with a 36-6 record. After 171 pounds 215 pounds
finishes. He went on to finish fourth at districts, he placed second at the He capped his career with his first A three-time regional qualifier, he took second at the Class 3A Northeast Region-
the Northeast Regional Tournament. In Northeast Regional Tournament and District 2 Class 3A title and a fourth- al Tournament to qualify for the PIAA Championships after claiming his first
January, he claimed the championship qualified for the PIAA Championships. place finish at regionals, just missing district title. He finished the season with a 20-6 record.
at the Wyoming Valley Conference He ended his career with 101 wins and out on a berth in the PIAA Champion-
Tournament. claimed the gold medal at the WVC ships. He piled up a record of 38-6 this
Tournament. season.
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LACROSSE
Continued from Page 1C

nary plays as a prep independ-


ent and is not part of PIAA
boys lacrosse.
Local girls lacrosse teams
play independent schedules
during the regular season
before vying for the district
and state crown. Local boys
teams also will compete for
PIAA honors.
The Wyoming Seminary
girls lacrosse team joined the
PIAA this year and Blue
Knight girls coach Catie Ker-
say is excited in the sport’s
growth locally. Previously, the
Blue Knights traveled as far as
Buffalo, N.Y., for their games.
“It’s exciting to see some
programs grow since we used
to spend so much time trav-
eling to New York state and
Philadelphia for games,” said
Kersay. “There is such amaz-
ing female talent in this area,
and lacrosse would be a per-
fect fit for them.”
Part of the problem of gen-
erating interest is finding
good coaches locally. Stahovic
said that softball, baseball and
offseason field hockey are
very entrenched sports in the
spring and summer months.
“It’s so foreign that it’s hard
to bring in something new,”
PET E G. WILCOX PHOTOS/THE TIMES LEADER
Stahovic said. “The trick is
finding coaches who have The Dallas girls lacrosse team breaks the huddle as second-half action awaits against Wyoming Seminary.
experience playing lacrosse,
and not parents that are read-
ing books on lacrosse. In
other states, kids are getting a
stick in their hand as early as
elementary school.”
Kersay said girls lacrosse
will become more popular
because of the elimination of
girls soccer as a spring sport
in the coming years. With five
area Division III college pro-
grams – King’s, Wilkes, Miser-
icordia, Marywood and Scran-
ton – having summer camps
for youth players, lacrosse will
be an easy transition for field
hockey, ice hockey and bas-
ketball players.
“Some of the local colleges
having programs and camps
really boosts the enthusiasm
and skill sets for kids. Now
girls are learning in middle
school as opposed to being
freshmen,” said Kersay.
“(PIAA recognizing lacrosse)
has given our girls something
more to play for. The meaning Ann Romanowski (10) of Wyoming Seminary
scores a goal in the second half against Dallas.
of each game means more,
The Dallas girls and boys programs are funded by Reserve players for Wyoming Seminary take in the action during a recent game. The Seminary girls program joined the
and I hope that it will trans-
their booster club. PIAA this year and Blue Knights coach Catie Kersay is excited by the sport’s growth in the area.
late well.”
Tunkhannock’s Appolonia
said that he is trying to get
more schools involved so he
can create a Wyoming Valley
league to cut down on trans-
portation costs. With school
districts’ budgetary crunches,
District 2 chairman Frank
Majikes isn’t overly optimistic
about the growth of lacrosse
in the near future.
“With the budget crisis,’’ he
said, “I don’t know how many
schools are going to be start-
ing lacrosse programs.”
While schools such as
Tunkhannock are funded by
their school districts, some
teams are forced to be funded
externally. Dallas is funded by Dallas lacrosse goalie Dana Jolley puts her head Wyoming Seminary lacrosse head coach Catie Kersey high-fives Sem’s Christine Lacrosse sticks, Wyoming Sem-
its booster club, which sup- gear back on to get ready for second-half action. Carson as she comes out of a recent high school game. inary vs. Dallas.
ports both its boys and girls
team.
Equipment can be expen-
sive. Appolonia said that boys
lacrosse equipment is compa-
rable to the cost of ice hockey.
A set of used equipment costs
$100, while a new set can be
approximately $250. Girls’
equipment is much cheaper
and is similar to the costs of
playing field hockey.
Despite being relatively
new locally, the Wyoming
Valley has produced players
who have starred at the colle-
giate level. The Tunkhannock
boys’ squad has an alumnus
walk-on at Pittsburgh and a
player at Thiel College, and
the Wyoming Seminary pro-
gram has had former girls and
boys players at the Division I
level.
Appolonia said that in-
terested players should watch
lacrosse played to see how
competitive it is.
“People need to see the
sport and learn the game to
see how exciting it is,” he
said. “Go to a game and see. I Marra Karg, right, of Wyoming Seminary slings a shot at Dallas lacrosse goalie Dana Jolley.
played baseball, football and The Seminary program has already had an impact on the national college lacrosse scene as
hockey, and there’s no other the school has produced male and female players who have competed on the Division I level.
feeling like holding a lacrosse Kelsey Maas, left, of Dallas waits for her turn to get in on the la-
stick.” crosse action in Kingston.
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N AT I O N A L L E A G U E R O U N D U P
STANDINGS/STATS
Halladay cruises S TA N D I N G S
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division

as Phils set mark


W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
New York ....................................... 15 9 .625 — — 6-4 W-1 11-6 4-3
Tampa Bay..................................... 15 12 .556 11⁄2 — 7-3 W-1 7-8 8-4
Toronto........................................... 13 14 .481 31⁄2 2 5-5 L-1 6-5 7-9
Baltimore........................................ 12 13 .480 31⁄2 2 6-4 W-2 7-8 5-5
Boston ............................................ 11 15 .423 5 31⁄2 6-4 L-2 5-6 6-9
Central Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
Cleveland....................................... 18 8 .692 — — 6-4 W-5 12-2 6-6
Kansas City ................................... 14 13 .519 41⁄2 1 3-7 W-2 11-5 3-8
Detroit............................................. 12 15 .444 61⁄2 3 4-6 L-5 6-6 6-9
Chicago.......................................... 10 18 .357 9 51⁄2 3-7 L-4 4-8 6-10
Minnesota ...................................... 9 17 .346 9 51⁄2 3-7 L-5 4-6 5-11
The Associated Press drove in Matt Holliday. West Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
PHILADELPHIA — Roy Closer Craig Kimbrel (0-1), Texas ............................................. 16 11 .593 — — 5-5 W-1 11-5 5-6
Los Angeles .................................. 15 12 .556 1 — 4-6 L-1 6-7 9-5
Halladay pitched a seven-hitter who had a blown save in the Oakland.......................................... 13 14 .481 3 2 4-6 L-1 5-6 8-8
Seattle ............................................ 13 15 .464 31⁄2 21⁄2 7-3 W-5 5-8 8-7
to help Philadelphia set a club Braves’ 5-3 loss to the Cardi-
NATIONAL LEAGUE
record with its 18th victory in nals in 11 innings on Friday East Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
April as the Phillies beat the night, couldn’t hold a 2-2 tie in Philadelphia................................... 18 8 .692 — — 8-2 W-3 9-4 9-4
New York Mets 2-1 on Sat- the ninth. Florida ............................................
Atlanta ............................................
16
13
8
15
.667
.464
1
6

5
8-2
5-5
W-1
L-2
10-5
4-7
6-3
9-8
urday. Holliday led off with a single Washington ...................................
New York .......................................
12
11
14
16
.462
.407
6
71⁄2
5
61⁄2
3-7
6-4
L-1
L-3
7-7
5-8
5-7
6-8
Halladay (4-1) allowed one to right, advanced to second on Central Division
W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
run and walked one while catcher Brian McCann’s passed St. Louis ......................................... 16 11 .593 — — 8-2 W-4 6-6 10-5
striking out eight to lead the ball, and scored on Laird’s Cincinnati .......................................
Milwaukee......................................
13
13
13
13
.500
.500
21⁄2
21⁄2
4
4
4-6
5-5
L-1
L-1
7-7
8-5
6-6
5-8
Phillies to their third straight one-out triple to left. Pittsburgh ......................................
Chicago..........................................
12
11
14
14
.462
.440
31⁄2
4
5
51⁄2
4-6
4-6
W-1
W-1
4-8
6-8
8-6
5-6
victory. Philadelphia went 17-5 Miguel Batista (2-1) earned Houston ......................................... 10 17 .370 6 71⁄2 4-6 W-1 6-9 4-8
West Division
in April 1993. the win. W L Pct GB WCGB L10 Str Home Away
The NL Cy Young award Colorado ........................................
Los Angeles ..................................
16
14
8
13
.667
.519

31⁄2

31⁄2
5-5
6-4
L-1
W-2
6-5
8-5
10-3
6-8
winner cruised in the begin- Giants 2, Nationals 1 San Francisco ............................... 13 13 .500 4 4 4-6 W-1 4-5 9-8
Arizona........................................... 11 14 .440 51⁄2 51⁄2 4-6 L-1 7-7 4-7
ning of the game— his first 18 WASHINGTON — Taken San Diego ...................................... 9 17 .346 8 8 2-8 L-3 4-11 5-6

pitches were all strikes before out of the starting lineup, AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington 3, San Francisco 0
missing high with a fastball to slumping Aubrey Huff drew a Friday's Games
Cleveland 9, Detroit 5
Florida 7, Cincinnati 6
St. Louis 5, Atlanta 3, 11 innings
Jose Reyes. bases-loaded walk as a pinch Toronto 5, N.Y. Yankees 3 Milwaukee 5, Houston 0
Pittsburgh 3, Colorado 0
L.A. Angels 8, Tampa Bay 5
It was his seventh straight hitter to force home the go- Seattle 5, Boston 4 Chicago Cubs 4, Arizona 2
Baltimore 10, Chicago White Sox 4 L.A. Dodgers 3, San Diego 2
win over the Mets dating back ahead run, and the Giants Kansas City 4, Minnesota 3 Saturday's Games
to the 2006 season. overcame Jonathan Sanchez’s Oakland 3, Texas 1
Saturday's Games
Philadelphia 2, N.Y. Mets 1
St. Louis 3, Atlanta 2
Mets starter Jonathon Niese wild start and Brian Wilson’s Tampa Bay 2, L.A. Angels 1, 10 innings
Texas 11, Oakland 2
San Francisco 2, Washington 1
Houston 2, Milwaukee 1
(2-3) took the loss after Pla- wild finish to edge the punch- N.Y. Yankees 5, Toronto 4 Florida at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Arizona, 8:10 p.m.
Cleveland 3, Detroit 2, 13 innings
cido Polanco’s sacrifice fly in less Nationals. Baltimore 6, Chicago White Sox 2 Pittsburgh at Colorado, 8:10 p.m.
Kansas City 11, Minnesota 2 San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. AP PHOTO
the seventh broke a 1-1 tie. Sanchez walked or hit seven Seattle 2, Boston 0 Sunday's Games
Niese escaped jams in the of Washington’s first 10 batters Sunday's Games
Detroit (Coke 1-4) at Cleveland (Masterson 5-0),
San Francisco (Cain 2-1) at Washington (Zimmer-
mann 1-4), 1:35 p.m.
Phillies’ starter Roy Halladay pitched a seven-hitter to help Phila-
fifth and sixth before John but allowed just two hits and 1:05 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 3-0) at Atlanta (D.Lowe 2-3), delphia beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Saturday. He threw his first
Toronto (Litsch 2-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 1-2), 1:35 p.m.
Mayberry Jr. tied it in the sev- one unearned run in his five 1:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Narveson 1-1) at Houston (Norris 1-1), 18 pitches for strikes becoming the first pitcher since 1991 to
Seattle (F.Hernandez 3-2) at Boston (Wakefield 2:05 p.m.
enth with his first homer of the innings. Guillermo Mota (2-0) 0-0), 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 2-1) at Colorado (Jimenez 0-1), accomplish that feat.
L.A. Angels (Weaver 6-0) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 0-0), 3:10 p.m.
year. Wilson Valdez then sin- pitched a perfect sixth for the 1:40 p.m. Chicago Cubs (C.Coleman 1-1) at Arizona (D.Hud-
son 1-4), 4:10 p.m.
gled to right field and Dane win, and four other relievers Baltimore (Britton 4-1) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd
3-1), 2:10 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 2-0) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 3-2),
Purcey ...................... 1 2 1 1 0 1 Wheeler.................... 11⁄3 1 0 0 0 1
Sardinha drew a walk. followed with hitless work. Minnesota (Pavano 2-2) at Kansas City (Hochevar
2-3), 2:10 p.m.
4:10 p.m.
San Diego (Moseley 0-3) at L.A. Dodgers (Garland Blevins...................... 1 3 3 0 1 1 Umpires—Home, Greg Gibson;First, Todd Tiche-
HBP—by Anderson (Moreland). nor;Second, Gerry Davis;Third, Sam Holbrook.
Halladay struck out after his Texas (Harrison 3-2) at Oakland (G.Gonzalez 2-2),
4:05 p.m.
1-1), 4:10 p.m.
N.Y. Mets (C.Young 1-0) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee Umpires—Home, Paul Nauert;First, Doug Eddings- T—3:05. A—37,901 (37,493).
bunt attempt was called foul by Astros 2, Brewers 1 Monday's Games 2-2), 8:05 p.m. ;Second, Dana DeMuth;Third, Kerwin Danley.
T—2:35. A—27,285 (35,067).
the home plate umpire. Shane HOUSTON — Jason Bour- Texas at Oakland, 3:35 p.m.
N.Y. Yankees at Detroit, 7:05 p.m.
Monday's Games
San Francisco at Washington, 7:05 p.m. T H I S D A T E I N
Victorino singled to right to geois singled home the win- L.A. Angels at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.
Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m.
Indians 3, Tigers 2, 13 innings, B A S E B A L L
Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m.
Detroit Cleveland
load the bases and chase Niese. ning run with two outs in the NATIONAL LEAGUE Florida at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.
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Friday's Games AJcksn cf 4 0 1 0 Brantly cf 6 2 3 1 1959 — Early Wynn of the Chicago White Sox
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Chicago Cubs at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.
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Santiag and home run for a 1-0 victory over the Boston Red
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Nieves c
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ATLANTA — Gerald Laird’s Michael Bourn with two outs. BBoggs ph 1 0 0 0 Lyon p 0 0 0 0 Inge 3b 5 0 0 0 Yankees 7-4.
Phillies 2, Mets 1 Totals 46 211 2 Totals 44 310 3 1991 — Nolan Ryan pitched his seventh no-hitter,
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Hwkns p
Counsll ss
0 0 0 0 Wallac ph
0 0 0 0 Hall pr
0 0 0 0
0 1 0 0 Detroit ................. 000 200 000 000 0 — 2 struck out 16 and shut down the best-hitting team in
the majors, as the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto
late rally to give the Cardinals third hit, and pinch-runner Bill JosRys ss
ab r h bi
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4 0 1 0
Totals 34 1 9 1 Totals 32 2 6 2 Cleveland ........... 000 101 000 000 1 — 3
Blue Jays 3-0.
Milwaukee.......................... 000 000 001 — 1 One out when winning run scored.
a win over the Braves. Hall scored. DnMrp 2b 4 1 1 0 Polanc 3b 3 0 2 1 Houston.............................. 100 000 001 — 2 E—Villarreal (2). DP—Detroit 1, Cleveland 2. 1992 — The Dodgers postponed a three-game se-
ries against Montreal because of rioting in Los An-
DWrght 3b 3 0 1 0 Rollins ss 4 0 1 0 Two outs when winning run scored. LOB—Detroit 11, Cleveland 10. 2B—Rhymes (1),
Backed by rookie Brandon Prince Fielder’s sixth homer Beltran rf 4 0 2 1 Howard 1b 4 0 0 0 E—McGehee (2), Weeks (5). DP—Houston 1. Mi.Cabrera (8), LaPorta (4). HR—Mi.Cabrera (7), geles following the Rodney King verdict.
1992 — Oakland’s Rickey Henderson stole his
Bay lf 4 0 0 0 BFrncs rf 2 0 0 0 Raburn (4), Brantley (1), C.Santana (5). CS—
Beachy’s seven scoreless in- of the season was a tying, solo I.Davis 1b 4 0 0 0 Mayrry lf 4 1 2 1
LOB—Milwaukee 6, Houston 10. 2B—C.Gomez
(2), Braun 2 (3), Bourgeois (1), Towles (2). HR— A.Jackson (2). S—Rhymes, A.Cabrera. 1,000th career base in the first inning at Tiger Stadi-
Thole c 3 0 0 0 WValdz 2b 3 1 1 0 um.
nings to start the game, the shot with one out in the ninth Pridie cf 3 0 1 0 Sardinh c 1 0 0 0
Fielder (6). SB—Bourgeois 2 (7). S—W.Rodriguez.
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1 1 1 2 0 Villarreal L,1-1 ......... 11⁄3
Cleveland
2 1 1 2 3 F R I D AY ’ S
Totals 32 1 7 1 Totals 28 2 7 2 W.Rodriguez ........... 8 7 0 0 0 6 White ........................ 6 6 2 2 4 4 L A T E B O X E S
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before Laird’s go-ahead triple get out of the inning. DP—New York 1, Philadelphia 2. LOB—New York
Umpires—Home, Derryl Cousins;First, Adrian
Johnson;Second, Jim Joyce;Third, Ron Kulpa. C.Perez .................... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 2
5, Philadelphia 7. 2B—Polanco (7). HR—Mayberry T—2:37. A—26,514 (40,963). R.Perez .................... 2 2 0 0 0 2
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Umpires—Home, Lance Barksdale;First, Jim Wolf- RDavis cf 4 1 2 0 Jeter ss 3 0 0 1 Span cf 3 1 0 0 Aviles 3b 3 1 1 2 Zamrn p 2 0 0 0 Nady ph 1 0 0 0
;Second, Fieldin Culbreth;Third, Gary Cederstrom. YEscor ss 4 1 1 1 Grndrs cf 4 0 1 1 Tolbert ss 4 1 1 0 MeCarr cf-lf 5 1 2 0 DeWitt ph 1 0 0 0 Vasquz p 0 0 0 0
T—2:25. A—45,598 (43,651). Bautist rf 4 0 1 0 Teixeir 1b 3 0 1 0 Gordon K.Wood p 0 0 0 0 DHrndz p 0 0 0 0

plays big role for N.Y.


Lind 1b 3 1 2 1 Cano 2b 3 1 1 0 Kubel rf 3 0 2 0 lf-1b 5 1 2 3 Marshll p 0 0 0 0 Mirand ph 1 0 0 0
JRiver lf 4 0 2 0 Swisher rf 4 1 1 0 Mornea 1b 3 0 0 0 Butler 1b 4 1 2 1 Colvin ph 1 0 0 0
Cardinals 3, Braves 2 Cooper dh 3 0 0 1 Chavez 3b 3 1 1 1 Cuddyr 2b 4 0 0 0 Dyson pr-cf 1 2 1 0 Marml p 0 0 0 0
St. Louis Atlanta Encrnc 3b 4 0 1 0 Posada dh 3 1 0 0 Thome dh 3 0 0 0 Francr rf 5 0 1 1 Totals 35 4 8 4 Totals 33 2 7 2
ab r h bi ab r h bi JMolin c 4 0 1 0 Martin c 3 1 1 1 Valenci 3b 3 0 0 0 Betemt dh 4 1 1 0 Chicago.............................. 000 020 110 — 4
Jay rf 2 0 0 0 Prado lf 4 0 2 2 CPttrsn pr 0 0 0 0 Gardnr lf 2 0 1 1 Holm c 2 0 0 0 AEscor ss 3 0 0 0 Arizona ............................... 200 000 000 — 2
Brkmn ph-rf 2 0 0 0 Heywrd rf 4 0 1 0 McCoy 2b 4 1 1 1 LHughs ph 1 0 0 0 Treanr c 2 2 1 0 LOB—Chicago 6, Arizona 8. 2B—C.Young (7),
Freese 3b 4 0 2 2 C.Jones 3b 2 0 0 0 Totals 34 411 4 Totals 28 5 7 5 Tosoni lf 4 0 0 0 Getz 2b 4 2 2 1 Branyan (5). 3B—Barney (2). HR—A.Soriano 2 (9),
Batista p 0 0 0 0 McCnn c 4 0 1 0 Toronto............................... 101 011 000 — 4 Totals 30 2 3 0 Totals 361113 8 Soto (2), J.Upton (5). S—K.Johnson.
Salas p 0 0 0 0 Uggla 2b 4 0 1 0 New York ........................... 032 000 00x — 5 Minnesota........................ 200 000 000 — 2 IP H R ER BB SO
The Associated Press time in five games after win- Pujols 1b
Hollidy lf
4 0 0 0 Fremn 1b
4 1 1 0 AlGnzlz ss
4 0 0 0
3 1 1 0
DP—Toronto 2, New York 1. LOB—Toronto 5, New Kansas City ..................... 001 100 18x — 11 Chicago
York 6. 2B—Bautista (5), J.Rivera (1), J.Molina (4), E—Cuddyer (2), Morneau (1), Treanor (2), Aviles Zambrano W,3-1 ..... 6 4 2 2 3 2
NEW YORK — Eric Chavez ning eight of nine. Rasms cf 4 0 1 0 McLoth cf 2 1 0 0 Teixeira (6). 3B—R.Davis (1). HR—McCoy (1). (4). DP—Kansas City 1. LOB—Minnesota 8, Kan- K.Wood H,5 ............. 1 2 0 0 0 1
Laird c 4 0 1 1 Beachy p 2 0 0 0 SB—Bautista (4), J.Rivera (1), Encarnacion (1), Ca- sas City 7. 2B—Kubel (9), Butler (7), Francoeur (9). Marshall H,7 ............ 1 1 0 0 0 2
drove in a run and broke up a Descals no (2). CS—J.Rivera (2). SF—Lind, Cooper, Jeter. 3B—Getz (2). HR—Gordon (2), Butler (3). SB— Marmol S,6-8........... 1 0 0 0 0 1
potential double play that Rangers 11, Athletics 2 2b-3b
Greene ss
3 1 1 0 Venters p
2 1 0 0 Kimrel p
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
IP H R ER BB SO Dyson (7). SF—Aviles. Arizona
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO Galarraga L,3-2....... 7 6 3 3 1 2
MHmlt ph 0 0 0 0 Sherrill p 0 0 0 0
helped lead to three more, OAKLAND, Calif. — Colby Theriot ph-ss 1 0 0 0 Hinske ph 1 0 0 0
Drabek L,2-1 ........... 21⁄3
Frasor ....................... 12⁄3
7
0
5
0
5
0
4
1
4
1
Minnesota
Duensing L,2-1........ 7 8 3 2 2 6
Vasquez ...................
D.Hernandez ...........
1
1
2
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
1
2
making the most of a spot start Lewis pitched eight strong Westrk p
MBggs p
2 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
Camp ........................
Rzepczynski ............
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
Nathan ...................... 2⁄3
Mijares...................... 0
1
1
3
1
2
0
1
0
0
0
K.Wood pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
HBP—by Vasquez (S.Castro). WP—K.Wood.
and sending the New York innings, Texas hit three home Punto ph-2b
Totals
0 0 0 0
32 3 6 3 Totals 30 2 6 2
F.Francisco .............. 1 0 0 0 0 0 Hoey ......................... 1⁄3 3 4 0 1 0 Umpires—Home, Brian Gorman;First, Larry Vano-
New York Kansas City ver;Second, Tony Randazzo;Third, Dan Bellino.
Yankees to a 5-4 victory over runs, including back-to-back St. Louis ............................. 000 000 021 — 3 A.J.Burnett W,4-1 ... 6 9 4 4 0 4 O’Sullivan................. 6 2 2 1 7 3 T—2:32. A—29,431 (48,633).
Atlanta ................................ 000 020 000 — 2 Chamberlain H,6..... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Adcock W,1-0.......... 1 1 0 0 0 0
the Toronto Blue Jays on Sat- shots by Nelson Cruz and Mike DP—St. Louis 1. LOB—St. Louis 7, Atlanta 7. R.Soriano H,7.......... 1 1 0 0 0 0 Crow H,2 .................. 1 0 0 0 0 1
M.Rivera S,9-11...... 1 1 0 0 0 0 Jeffress..................... 1 0 0 0 0 1 Dodgers 3, Padres 2
urday. Napoli in the fourth, and the 2B—Descalso (5), Prado 2 (9), Heyward (3).
3B—Laird (1). CS—Heyward (1). S—Punto, Bea- HBP—by Rzepczynski (Cano). WP—Drabek. Mijares pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. San Diego Los Angeles
Derek Jeter hit a sacrifice fly, Rangers beat the Athletics. chy.
IP H R ER BB SO
Umpires—Home, Wally Bell;First, Laz Diaz;Sec-
ond, Scott Barry;Third, John Hirschbeck.
HBP—by Nathan (Treanor). WP—Hoey.
Umpires—Home, Bill Welke;First, Tim Tschida;Se- Maybin cf
ab
3
r
0
h bi
1 0 Carroll ss
ab r h bi
5 1 2 0
and Curtis Granderson, Russell Michael Young hit his first St. Louis T—2:47. A—42,460 (50,291). cond, Jeff Nelson;Third, Marty Foster.
T—2:49. A—22,099 (37,903).
Bartlett ss 4 0 1 0 Sands 1b-lf 4 0 0 0
Westbrook ............... 6 5 2 2 3 1 Ludwck lf 4 0 0 0 Broxtn p 0 0 0 0
Martin and Brett Gardner also homer of the season as the M.Boggs................... 1 0 0 0 0 0 Rays 2, Angels 1, 10 innings, Cantu 1b 3 0 1 0 Ethier rf 4 0 1 1
Batista W,2-1 ........... 1 1 0 0 1 0 Orioles 6, White Sox 2 Denorfi rf 2 0 0 0 Kemp cf 4 1 1 1
drove in runs for the Yankees, Rangers tagged A’s starter Salas S,2-2 .............. 1 0 0 0 1 2 Los Angeles Tampa Bay Venale ph-rf 2 1 1 0 Uribe 3b 4 1 2 1
Atlanta ab r h bi ab r h bi Baltimore Chicago OHudsn 2b 3 0 1 1 Thams lf 2 0 0 0
who played small ball to per- Brett Anderson (2-2) for seven Beachy ..................... 7 3 2 2 1 5 MIzturs 3b 5 0 0 0 Fuld lf 4 0 0 0 ab r h bi ab r h bi Headly 3b 4 1 2 0 Loney 1b 0 0 0 0
Venters BS,1-2........ 1 1 0 0 0 1 Abreu rf 4 0 0 0 Damon dh 4 0 1 0 BRorts 2b 4 2 1 0 Pierre lf 4 0 0 0 Hundly c 3 0 1 1 Barajs c 4 0 2 0
fection against Toronto. runs in five innings while snap- Kimbrel L,0-1 ........... 1⁄3 2 1 1 1 1 TrHntr dh 4 1 1 0 BUpton cf 4 0 0 0 Markks rf 5 1 1 0 AlRmrz ss 4 1 3 0 Richrd p 2 0 0 0 Miles 2b 4 0 3 0
A.J. Burnett (4-1) scrapped ping a two-game losing streak. Sherrill ...................... 2⁄3
Beachy pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.
0 0 0 1 1 V.Wells lf
HKndrc 1b
4
4
0
0
0 0
2 1
Joyce rf
Zobrist 2b
4
4
2
0
2 1
1 0
D.Lee 1b
Guerrr dh
3 1 0 0 Quentin rf
4 0 1 2 Konerk dh
4 0 1 0
2 0 0 0
Frieri p
EPtrsn ph
0
1
0
0
0 0
0 0
Lilly p
Mitchll ph
2 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
his way through six innings for HBP—by Beachy (Jay). PB—McCann.
Umpires—Home, Marvin Hudson;First, Ted Bar-
Aybar ss
Conger c
4
4
0
0
2 0
1 0
Ktchm 1b
FLopez 3b
4
2
0
0
1 0
0 0
Scott lf
Pie lf
3 0 1 1 A.Dunn 1b
0 0 0 0 Rios cf
4 0 1 0
3 1 1 2
Qualls p 0 0 0 0 Guerrir p
Padilla p
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
New York, despite giving up Orioles 6, White Sox 2 rett;Second, Brian Runge;Third, Tim McClelland. Bourjos cf 4 0 1 0 Shppch c 3 0 0 0 AdJons cf 4 0 0 0 Przyns c 4 0 1 0 GwynJ ph-lf 1 0 0 0
T—2:54. A—30,546 (49,586). Amarst 2b 3 0 0 0 Brignc ss 2 0 1 0 MrRynl 3b 3 0 0 0 Teahen 3b 4 0 1 0 Totals 31 2 8 2 Totals 34 311 3
nine hits and having to wiggle CHICAGO — Robert Andino EJhnsn Fox c 4 0 0 0 Bckhm 2b 4 0 0 0 San Diego .......................... 001 000 001 — 2
ph-ss 1 0 1 0 Andino ss 4 2 2 1
his way out of a jam in just homered and reliever Mike Giants 2, Nationals 1 Totals 36 1 7 1 Totals 32 2 7 1 Totals 34 6 6 4 Totals 33 2 8 2
Los Angeles....................... 100 100 10x — 3
E—Maybin (1), Barajas (1). DP—Los Angeles 4.
about every one of them. Gonzalez doused a no-out San Francisco
ab r h bi
Washington
ab r h bi
Los Angeles ................. 000 000 001 0 — 1 Baltimore ............................ 101 000 040 — 6
Chicago.............................. 000 001 001 — 2
LOB—San Diego 6, Los Angeles 11. 2B—Headley
(7), Carroll (4), Ethier (10), Uribe (5), Miles (2).
Tampa Bay ................... 000 010 000 1 — 2
Mariano Rivera pitched the bases-loaded situation as the Rownd cf-lf
FSnchz 2b
4 0 1 0 Espinos 2b
4 0 0 0 Ankiel cf
3 0 0 0
4 0 2 1
Two outs when winning run scored. E—Pierzynski (1). DP—Baltimore 1. LOB—Balti- HR—Kemp (6), Uribe (3). SB—Bartlett (5), O.Hud-
E—Farnsworth (1). DP—Los Angeles 3. LOB—Los more 6, Chicago 7. 2B—B.Roberts (6). HR—Andi- son (9). CS—Maybin (2), Sands (1).
ninth for his ninth save. Baltimore Orioles sent the Posey 1b
Burrell lf
4 0 2 0 Werth rf
2 0 0 0 AdLRc 1b
2 0 0 0
4 0 0 0
Angeles 6, Tampa Bay 2. 2B—Tor.Hunter (2), no (1), Rios (1). SB—Markakis (1), Andino (1). SF— IP H R ER BB SO
Joyce (8), Zobrist (8). HR—Joyce (2). CS—Bourjos Scott, Rios. San Diego
reeling Chicago White Sox to Ford pr-cf 1 0 1 0 WRams c 2 0 0 0 (4). IP H R ER BB SO Richard L,1-2........... 52⁄3 8 2 2 3 3
Tejada 3b 4 1 1 0 Morse lf 3 0 0 0
Rays 2, Angels 1, 10 innings their 14th loss in 17 games with C.Ross rf 4 0 0 0 L.Nix ph 0 0 0 0
IP H R ER BB SO Baltimore
Tillman W,1-2 .......... 5 6 1 1 2 0
Frieri ......................... 11⁄3
Qualls ....................... 1
2
1
1
0
1
0
1
0
0
3
Los Angeles
Fontent ss 4 0 2 0 Bixler ph-3b 1 0 0 0 M.Gonzalez H,2 ...... 2 0 0 0 0 4 Los Angeles
Matt Joyce scored from third a victory. Whitsd c 3 1 1 1 Dsmnd ss 3 1 0 0
Pineiro ......................
Takahashi ................ 12⁄3
7 4
2
1
0
1
0
1
0
3
2 Uehara ..................... 2 2 1 1 0 2 Lilly W,2-2 ................ 6 5 1 1 1 4
JSnchz p 1 0 0 0 HrstnJr 3b-lf 3 0 0 0
on a wild pitch with two outs Leading 2-1, the Orioles Schrhlt ph 1 0 0 0 Lannan p 3 0 0 0
Rodney L,0-1...........
Tampa Bay
1 1 1 1 0 0 Chicago
Humber L,2-3 .......... 7 3 2 2 1 5
Guerrier H,3.............
Padilla H,3 ...............
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
1
1
in the 10th inning and the tacked on four runs in the Mota p
Huff ph
0 0 0 0 Clipprd p
0 0 0 1 HRdrgz p
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
Shields ..................... 8 6 1 1 1 12 Thornton................... 1⁄3
Gray .......................... 12⁄3
3
0
4
0
3
0
1
1
1
2
Broxton S,6-7 ..........
Balk—Lilly.
1 3 1 1 0 1
Farnsworth BS,1-6 . 1 1 0 0 0 0
Tampa Bay Rays beat the Los eighth, an inning featuring a Affeldt p
Romo p
0 0 0 0 Stairs ph
0 0 0 0 Cora pr
0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
Jo.Peralta W,1-0 ..... 1 0 0 0 0 2 Tillman pitched to 3 batters in the 6th. Umpires—Home, Brian Knight;First, Bob David-
Shields pitched to 1 batter in the 9th. HBP—by Gray (Mar.Reynolds). WP—Humber 2, son;Second, Hunter Wendelstedt;Third, Vic Cara-
Angeles Angels. passed ball and error on Chica- JaLopz p
Bmgrn ph
0 0 0 0
1 0 0 0
WP—Rodney. Thornton. PB—Pierzynski. pazza.
Umpires—Home, Phil Cuzzi;First, Alan Porter;Se- Umpires—Home, Ed Hickox;First, Cory Blaser;Se- T—3:07. A—36,870 (56,000).
Joyce opened the 10th with a go catcher A.J. Pierzynski and BrWlsn p 0 0 0 0 cond, James Hoye;Third, Tom Hallion. cond, Ed Rapuano;Third, Alfonso Marquez.
Totals 33 2 8 2 Totals 28 1 2 1 T—2:46. A—26,104 (40,615).
double off Fernando Rodney a two-run single by Vladimir San Francisco.................... 001 000 100 — 2
T—2:48. A—20,245 (34,078).
Athletics 3, Rangers 1
(0-1). After Ben Zobrist lined Guerrero. Washington ....................... 010 000 000 — 1
E—Fontenot (1). DP—San Francisco 1, Washing- Rangers 11, Athletics 2 Mariners 2, Red Sox 0 Texas
ab r h bi
Oakland
ab r h bi
out and Casey Kotchman ton 1. LOB—San Francisco 7, Washington 12.
2B—Posey (2), Fontenot (2), Ankiel (4). HR—
Texas Oakland Seattle Boston Kinsler 2b 5 0 1 0 M.Ellis 2b 4 0 0 0
ab r h bi ab r h bi ab r h bi ab r h bi Andrus ss 4 1 2 0 Barton 1b 4 2 1 0
moved Joyce to third with a Indians 3, Tigers 2, 13 innings Whiteside (1). CS—Ford (2), Desmond (1). Kinsler 2b 6 0 2 1 DeJess cf 4 0 1 0 ISuzuki rf 3 1 2 0 Ellsury cf 3 0 1 0 MiYong dh 5 0 2 1 CJcksn rf 3 1 2 0
IP H R ER BB SO Andrus ss 4 2 1 0 Barton 1b 4 0 0 0 Figgins 3b 5 0 2 0 Pedroia 2b 4 0 0 0 ABeltre 3b 4 0 1 0 Wlngh lf 4 0 2 1
grounder, Rodney threw a 1-2 CLEVELAND — Orlando San Francisco MiYong 1b 5 2 2 2 CJcksn rf 4 0 1 0 Bradly lf 2 0 1 1 AdGnzl 1b 3 0 1 0 N.Cruz rf 3 0 1 0 KSuzuk dh 4 0 1 1
J.Sanchez ................ 5 2 1 0 6 7 ABeltre 3b 5 2 2 1 Wlngh lf 4 1 1 1 Lngrhn pr-lf 3 0 0 0 Youkils 3b 3 0 1 0 DvMrp lf 3 0 1 0 DeJess cf 4 0 0 0
pitch into the dirt that eluded Cabrera lined an RBI single in Mota W,2-0 .............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 N.Cruz lf-rf 5 1 1 3 Matsui dh 4 0 1 0 Scutaro Torreal c 4 0 1 0 Kzmnff 3b 2 0 0 0
Affeldt H,5 ................ 1 0 0 0 1 1 Morlnd 1b 4 0 2 0 Powell c 3 0 1 0
catcher Hank Conger. the 13th inning that gave the Romo H,5................. 1⁄3 0 0 0 0 1
Napoli dh
DvMrp cf-lf
2 2 1 1 KSuzuk c
5 2 2 0 Kzmnff 3b
4 1 1 1
3 0 0 0
Olivo c
Smoak 1b
4 0 0 0 pr-ss
4 0 0 0 Ortiz dh
0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 Borbon cf 3 0 0 0 Pnngtn ss 4 0 1 0
Cleveland Indians their 12th Ja.Lopez H,3 ........... 2⁄3
Br.Wilson S,8-9 ....... 1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
1
Torreal c
Morlnd rf
4 0 2 2 Sweeny ph
3 0 0 0 AnLRc 2b
0 0 0 0
4 0 2 0
Cust dh 2 1 1 0 J.Drew rf
Lowrie
4 0 1 0 Napoli ph
Totals
1 0 0 0
36 111 1 Totals 32 3 8 2
Mariners 2, Red Sox 0 straight home win. Washington Borbon cf 1 0 1 1 Pnngtn ss 3 0 0 0 MSndrs cf 4 0 1 0 ss-3b 4 0 1 0 Texas.................................. 000 000 001 — 1
Lannan L,2-3............ 62⁄3 6 2 2 3 3 Totals 40111411 Totals 34 2 7 2 Ryan ss 3 0 0 0 Crwfrd lf 3 0 0 0 Oakland.............................. 001 010 10x — 3
BOSTON — Doug Fister Clippard.................... 11⁄3
H.Rodriguez ............ 1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
Texas ............................... 102 040 013 — 11 JaWlsn 2b 3 0 1 1 Sltlmch c 4 0 2 0 E—Kinsler 2 (3), Borbon (2). DP—Texas 1, Oak-
worked out of trouble three Royals 11, Twins 2 HBP—by Br.Wilson (Werth), by J.Sanchez (Des- Oakland............................ 010 100 000 — 2 Totals 33 2 8 2 Totals 32 0 7 0 land 1. LOB—Texas 12, Oakland 9. 2B—C.Jackson
2 (4), Willingham (4).
mond, Espinosa). WP—J.Sanchez. E—Pennington (3). DP—Oakland 1. LOB—Texas Seattle ................................ 001 001 000 — 2
times in 5 2-3 scoreless innings KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Umpires—Home, Paul Emmel;First, Rob Drake- 8, Oakland 8. 2B—Kinsler (7), A.Beltre (6), Torreal-
ba (5), DeJesus (3), An.LaRoche (4). HR—
Boston ................................ 000 000 000 — 0
Texas
IP H R ER BB SO
;Second, Gary Darling;Third, Bruce Dreckman. E—Lackey (1). DP—Seattle 2. LOB—Seattle 10,
and the Seattle’s bullpen con- Gordon hit a three-run homer T—2:53. A—28,766 (41,506). Mi.Young (1), N.Cruz (7), Napoli (6), Willingham (4), Boston 11. 2B—Bradley (5), Ellsbury (7), Youkilis C.Wilson L,3-1 ........
Tucker ......................
7
1
8
0
3
0
1
0
3
0
3
3
K.Suzuki (2). SB—Andrus (8), C.Jackson (2). CS— (6), J.Drew (3), Lowrie (5), Saltalamacchia (3).
tinued its solid stretch, lifting in an eight-run eighth inning Napoli (1). SB—I.Suzuki 2 (10). S—Ryan. SF—Ja.Wilson. Oakland

the Mariners to a win over the and rookie right-hander Nate Astros 2, Brewers 1 IP H R ER BB SO IP H R ER BB SO Cahill W,4-0 .............
Balfour H,7 ...............
7
1
7
2
0
0
0
0
4
0
4
2
Texas Seattle
Milwaukee Houston C.Lewis W,2-3......... 8 6 2 2 1 6 Fuentes S,7-9.......... 1 2 1 1 0 0
Boston Red Sox. Adcock picked up his first big ab r h bi ab r h bi Tomko ...................... 1 1 0 0 2 1
Fister W,2-3 ............. 52⁄3
Laffey H,1 ................ 21⁄3
5
1
0
0
0
0
5
1
4
0 HBP—by C.Wilson (C.Jackson).
Weeks 2b 4 0 1 0 Bourn cf 4 0 0 0 Oakland Umpires—Home, Kerwin Danley;First, Paul
It was the Mariners’ fifth league victory as the Kansas CGomz cf 4 0 1 0 Bourgs lf 5 1 3 1 Anderson L,2-2 ....... 5 9 7 7 4 3
League S,7-7...........
Boston
1 1 0 0 0 0
Nauert;Second, Doug Eddings;Third, Dana De-
Braun lf 4 0 2 0 AngSnc 2b 3 0 1 0 Muth.
straight win. City Royals beat the Minnesota Fielder 1b 4 1 1 1 Pence rf 4 0 1 1
Breslow ....................
Wuertz ......................
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Lackey L,2-3............
Okajima .................... 12⁄3
6 7
0
2
0
2
0
4
0
3
1 T—2:41. A—17,226 (35,067).
McGeh 3b 4 0 2 0 Ca.Lee 1b 3 0 0 0
Boston lost for the fourth Twins.
CMYK

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F I G U R E S K AT I N G PRO GOLF

Japan’s Ando wins emotional gold Watson, Simpson share


She beats out Olympic champ
Yu-na at world event; U.S.
ready to go and I thought: ’I can
do this.”’
first in Zurich Classic
Kostner improved from sixth The Associated Press LPGA event of the year.
duo claims ice dance gold. place to take the bronze, with a AVONDALE, La. — Bubba
charming program to the drea- Watson made a 4-foot birdie Smoltz fails to make cut
my strains of Debussy’s “After- putt on the 18th hole for a 2- VALDOSTA, Ga. — Former
By JIM HEINTZ noon of a Faun,” marred only by under 70 and a share of the Braves pitcher John Smoltz
The Associated Press popping one triple. third-round lead with Webb struggled in his PGA Nation-
MOSCOW — Miki Ando was “Last year it was a hard time Simpson on Saturday in the wide Tour debut, shooting a
skating for a world title. In her for me, so it was a big emotion Zurich Classic of New Orleans. 15-over 87 at the South Georgia
heart, she was skating for those just to finally again just enjoy it,” Simpson had five straight Classic on Saturday to miss the
in her wounded homeland. she said. “To be able to get a birdies in a 67 to match Watson, cut by 27 strokes.
She defeated Olympic cham- medal makes it more special.” who has had at least a share of Smoltz, 43, opened with an 84
pion Kim Yu-na of South Korea, The winning American ice the lead after all three rounds, after two long weather delays
prevailing in a duel of exception- dancers thanked their coaches, at 12-under 204 at TPC Louisia- forced him to play 18 holes over
al elegance at a world champion- Igor Shpilband and Marina na. two days. He was even worse in
ships originally scheduled for Ja- Zoueva. John Rollins (69) was third at the second round at Kinderlou
pan before it was devastated by “To say that we owe every- 11 under, and 2002 winner K.J. Forest Golf Club, with his 27-
an earthquake and tsunami in thing to our coaching is an un- Choi (67) was 10 under along over 171 nine strokes worse that
March. derstatement,” Davis said of the with Steve Stricker (68), George any of the other 147 golfers who
“I was skating for Japan and I pair, who also coach the silver McNeill (65), Charles Howell III completed both rounds.
never cared about the result,” and bronze medalists. (66), Tommy Gainey (68) and Smoltz spent nearly his entire
said Ando, who also won at the Davis and White were slightly Matt Jones (69). career with Atlanta, becoming
2007 worlds. “I’m really happy to behind going into the free dance, Luke Donald, who missed an the only pitcher in MLB history
have a gold medal,” Ando said. “I but outpointed the Canadians on opportunity to jump from No. 3 to post 200 wins and 150 saves.
worked hard and I’ve become a technical marks and program to No. 1 in the world a week ago
little bit of a stronger skater than components in their clean and when he lost playoff to Brandt Spaniard, Aussie in front
a year ago.” lively tango program. Snedeker at Hilton Head, was 7 SEOUL, South Korea — Mi-
Carolina Kostner of Italy took “It’s been a long 15 years we’ve under after a 70. guel Angel Jimenez and Brett
the bronze. For the U.S., Alissa been together, and just building Rumford shared the lead at 10
Czisny finished fifth and Rachael toward this moment,” White Teen shares LPGA lead under when third-round play in
Flatt was 12th. said. MOBILE, Ala. — Sixteen- the Ballantine’s Championship
In ice dance, Americans Meryl Virtue and Moir were more year-old Alexis Thompson shot was suspended Saturday be-
Davis and Charlie White won the aesthetically adventurous in a a 5-under 67 to share the lead cause of heavy rain and light-
first world gold medal for their program that smoothly moved with Song-Hee Kim heading ning.
country in the discipline, out- from Latin music to smoky jazz into the final round of the Avnet Jimenez, the 47-year-old Span-
pointing 2010 champions Tessa to a drum fusillade and included LPGA Classic. ish star who has 18 European
Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada. a dramatic upside-down lift. The Florida teen jumped Tour victories, and Rumford,
The American sister-brother “We set out to challenge our- ahead of second-round leader from Australia, completed nine
team of Maia and Alex Shibutani AP PHOTO selves and to push the bounda- Sandra Gal on Saturday with a holes. Jimenez was 3 under for
won bronze. Americans Maryl Davis and Charlie White won the ice dance gold ries of ice dancing,” Virtue said. birdie on No. 16, but that’s also the day, and Rumford was even
The free programs of Ando at the ISU figure skating world championships in Russia. “The program is unlike anything how Kim would catch her. par on the Blackstone course.
and Kim contained languid we’ve done before and I think un- Both are at 7-under 209 on Wales’ Rhys Davies was a
moves interspersed with mo- a double axel-double loop-dou- But she quickly ran into trou- like anything the ice dance world The Crossings course at the stroke back at 8 under with
ments of power and steely con- ble loop cascade so surprising ble, singling two of her next has seen. We’re proud of what Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s seven holes left. American star
trol. They were within less than that it drew gasps from the three jumps. She also featured a we’ve accomplished.” Magnolia Grove complex. The Dustin Johnson was 7 under
half a point of each other going crowd. cascade starting with a double All the 2010 champions en- South Korean Kim, who is seek- with eight holes to play.
into the free skate. Kim made her season debut af- axel, but one of the jumps was a tered this year, and none won ing her first LPGA Tour win,
Ando, skating to Grieg’s “Pi- ter firing coach Brian Orser and toe loop instead of a loop, giving god. Mao Asada of Japan fin- shot a 70 on a breezy day.
ano Concerto in A Minor,” in the moving her training base from the element slightly less value. ished sixth after an error-filled Thompson received a spon-
final group of six, opened with a Toronto to Los Angeles in the “I’m just so glad that the com- short program. Daisuke Taka- sor’s exemption for her first
triple lutz-double toe loop. She past year. She started even more petition is over,” said Kim, who hashi finished sixth in the men’s,
didn’t falter until the middle of boldly with a triple lutz-triple cried on the podium. “After the overwhelmed in a field won by
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LOCAL RUNNING trying to get traffic on him (Mur- ing) 15:12.


Second Period – Scoring – 1. WBS, Brett Ster-

PENGUINS
phy). He’s a good goalie and we ling 2 (Potter, Thompson) 15:17. Penalties – CHA,
FitzGerald (roughing) 2:06; CHA, Osala (roughing)
have to try to get to the net and 10:47; WBS, Mormina (roughing) 10:47; WBS, Col-
lins (holding) 11:37; CHA, FitzGerald (roughing)
make it hard for him to see 18:27; WBS, Veilleux (roughing) 18:27; WBS, Bor-
tuzzo (interference) 19:10.
pucks.” Third Period – Scoring – 2. WBS, Chris Collins
Continued from Page 1C 1 (Veilleux, Craig) 2:22. 3. WBS, Ryan Craig 2 (Vi-
The Checkers had plenty of tale, Strait) empty net 19:17. Penalties – CHA, Fitz-
lotte. opportunities to get on the Gerald (roughing) 4:52; CHA, Micflikier (roughing)
7:36; WBS, Mormina (slashing) 9:35;
The Penguins evened up the board, including seven power Shots on goal – Charlotte – 16-10-8-34; Pen-
guins – 12-9-10-31
series at one game apiece as they plays on the night. But the Pen- Power-play Opportunities – Charlotte – 0 of 7;
Penguins – 0 of 5
head to Charlotte for the next guins’ penalty kill, led by Craig, Goaltenders – Charlotte – Mike Murphy 4-2
(28 saves – 30 shots); Penguins – Brad Thiessen –
three contests. kept them off the board. 5-3 (34-34)
Starters – Charlotte – G Mike Murphy, D Justin
Sterling broke the scoreless It was a drastic turnaround for Faulk, D Bryan Rodney, LW Chris Terry, C Jon Mat-
tie after Corey Potter’s shot from the Penguins’ penalty kill, which sumoto, RW Nicolas Blanchard; Penguins – G Brad
Thiessen, D Corey Potter, D Steve Wagner, LW
the point hit a Charlotte defense- allowed two Charlotte power- Keven Veilleux, C Ryan Craig, RW Geoff Walker
Three Stars – 1. Brad Thiessen (34 saves,
man in front and ricocheted out play goals in Game 1.Charlotte shutout) 2. WBS, Brett Sterling (game-winning
goal) 3. WBS, Chris Collins (goal)
to the left faceoff circle. Sterling pressed during the last five min- Referee – Marcus Vinnerborg, Ryan Fraser. Li-
nesmen – Bob Fyrer, Chris Allman
was there to corral the puck and utes, but Thiessen held his
rip a wrist shot that beat Check- ground, making several key
ers goaltender Mike Murphy to saves including a stop on Jon A H L P L AY O F F
give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. The Matsumoto from the side of the G L A N C E
goal, which came at 15:17 of the net to preserve the shutout. FIRST ROUND
second period, was Sterling’s And it wasn’t an easy shutout EASTERN CONFERENCE
Portland 4, Connecticut 2
S.JOHN WILKIN/THE TIMES LEADER second in two games after he to get as Thiessen had to face 34 Thursday, April 14: Portland 3, Connecticut 2
Runners take off from the starting line for the Cancer Awareness 5k Run and Fun Walk at Luzerne was held scoreless in the Norfolk shots and seven power plays on Saturday, April 16: Portland 3, Connecticut 2, OT
Sunday, April 17: Connecticut 3, Portland 1
County Community College. series. the night. Tuesday, April 19: Connecticut 3, Portland 1
Thursday, April 21: Portland 5, Connecticut 4
“Both teams were making a “I was able to get into it right Saturday, April 23: Portland 6, Connecticut 4

Kenyan tunes up for 10-miler


Binghamton 4, Manchester 3
hard push to get one,” said head away,” he said. “In Game 1, I had Thursday, April 14: Manchester 2, Binghamton 1
Friday, April 15: Binghamton 4, Manchester 3, OT
coach John Hynes. “Brett’s a guy four shots in the first period. To- Sunday, April 17: Manchester 5, Binghamton 4, OT
Tuesday, April 19: Manchester 6, Binghamton 3
we rely on for that and he did a night they had some power plays Wednesday, April 20: Binghamton 5, Manchester 4,
OT
good job to finish.” early and I was into it right Friday, April 22: Binghamton 2, Manchester 1, 2OT
Until then, both teams played away.” Saturday, April 23: Binghamton 6, Manchester 5,
OT
an evenly matched contest, ex- Notes: The Penguins made Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4, Norfolk 2
Friday, April 15: Norfolk 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1
By ROBERT MINER community,” he said. “Many of Note: Omurwa was recently changing one scoring chance af- several lineup changes for Game Saturday, April16: Norfolk 2, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
0
For The Times Leader the local races give their pro- asked by Allied Services to be ter another, and all they had to 2. Forwards Jesse Boulerice, Tuesday, April 19: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2, Norfolk
1
NANTICOKE – Despite taking ceeds to local organizations that part of its team at the New York show for it were a couple shots Nick Petersen and Ben Street Wednesday, April 20: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 4,
Norfolk 2
it easy on Saturday morning, support good causes.” City Marathon set for Nov. 6. “I’m off posts and several great saves were scratched for the first time Friday, April 22: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2, Norfolk 1
Saturday, April 23: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 6, Nor-
Bornfase Nyandusi Omurwa – The LCCC race is sponsored really happy about that,” said from Murphy and Thiessen. in the postseason as head coach folk 3
the native Kenyan who now lives by the school’s athletic depart- Omurwa. Things got heated midway John Hynes elected to dress sev- Charlotte 4, Hershey 2
Thursday, April 14: Charlotte 5, Hershey 4
in Kingston – ran off with a deci- ment. And according to Ed Gur- through the first period when a en defensemen. Bryan Lerg re- Sunday, April 17: Hershey 4, Charlotte 2
Tuesday, April 19: Hershey 3, Charlotte 2
sive victory. tis, associate professor of the de- Luzerne County Community College Cancer
Awareness 5K Run results
scrum in front of the Charlotte turned to the lineup and forward Wednesday, April 20: Charlotte 3, Hershey 2
Friday, April 22: Charlotte 5, Hershey 3
Omurwa won the Cancer partment, the money from the Top 10 net almost escalated into several Paul Thompson and defense- Sunday, April 24: Charlotte 2, Hershey 1, OT
Bornfase Nyandusi Omurwa, 27, Kingston, DIVISION FINALS
Awareness 5K Run in 17 minutes race stays local. 17:39 fights and resulted in seven man Carl Sneep suited up for Binghamton 2, Portland 1
and 39 seconds on the grounds of “We give to a variety of local or-
Joe Cardillo, 51, Dunmore, 18:09
Steve Housenick, 42, Kingston, 19:39
roughing minors. their first AHL playoff games … Wednesday, April 27: Binghamton 3, Portland 2
Thursday, April 28: Binghamton 5, Portland 3
the Luzerne County Community ganizations, like Candy’s Place (a Joe O’Brien, 21, Harding, 19:57 “That’s how we want to play. The Penguins are 2-3 at home Saturday, April 30: Portland 3, Binghamton 2
Monday, May 2: Portland at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m.
Tony Korch, 51, Nanticoke, 20:10
College. cancer wellness center that does Steve Denardi, 18, Harding, 21:07 That’s really who we are,” said during the postseason. They are Tuesday, May 3: Portland at Binghamton, 7:05 p.m.
x-Friday, May 6: Binghamton at Portland, 7 p.m.
“I wanted to just run at my nor- a lot of good work with cancer pa-
Brent Crispell, 40, Bloomsburg, 21:09
Cassandra Zegarski, 33, Moscow, 22:00
Hynes. also 5-0 when scoring the first x-Saturday, May 7: Binghamton at Portland, 7 p.m.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 1, Charlotte 1
mal pace, said Omurwa, 27. “I tients) for example,” said Gurtis.
Gary Koncewski, 21, W. Wyoming, 22:28 Collins put the Penguins up by goal. Thursday, April 28: Charlotte 3, Wilkes-Barre/
Natalie Sulkowski, 14, Mountain Top, 22:44 Scranton 2
wanted to save myself, because “Sometimes we even give money Male award winners: Overall: Omurwa. Age two in the third period when his Saturday, April 30: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 3, Char-
Checkers.................................................. 0 0 0 — 0 lotte 0
(today) I’m running in the Broad to a needy individual with cancer- group winners: 19 & under: shot from the faceoff circle went Penguins .................................................. 0 1 2 — 3 Monday, May 2: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Char-
Steve Denardi, 21:07; 2. Henry Penafiel, 24:16;
Street 10 Miler in Philadelphia.” related problems.” through Ryan Craig’s legs and First Period – Scoring – None. Penalties – CHA, lotte, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 4: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Char-
3. Tony Hapsmith, 25:21. 20-29: Osala (cross-checking) 2:18; WBS, Collins (trip-
Omurwa trailed early in the 1. Joe O’Brien, 19:57; 2. Gary Koncewicz, 22:28; under Murphy, who never saw ping) 2:46; WBS, Veilleux (boarding) 8:44; WBS, lotte, 7 p.m.
Top female finisher Cassandra Craig (tripping) 10:48; CHA, Bellemore (roughing) Friday, May 6: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton at Charlotte,
3. Dave Houssock, 23:47. 30-39: 1. James Cole,
the puck. 13:42; CHA, Dalpe (roughing) 13:42; CHA, Fitz- 7 p.m.
race. But it was only a matter of Zegarski placed eighth overall, in 23:48; 2. Dave Wychock, 28:16; 3. None. Masters Gerald (roughing – double-minor) 13:42; WBS, x-Saturday, May 7: Charlotte at Wilkes-Barre/Scran-
division: 40-49: 1. Steve Housenick, 19:39; 2. Brent “I’m happy the puck missed Craig (roughing) 13:42; WBS, Veilleux (roughing – ton, 7:05 p.m.
time before he would track down 22 minutes. Zegarski, 33, of Mos- Crispell, 21:09; 3. Brian Pall, 24:27. 50-59: 1. Joe double-minor) 13:42; WBS, Sterling (cross-check- x-Monday, May 9: Charlotte at Wilkes-Barre/Scran-
Cardillo, 18:09; 2. Tony Korch, 20:10; 3. Ron Triden- me,” Craig said. “We were just ton, 7:05 p.m.
the leaders, even if he was just ba- cow, who only started running a dis, 23:04. 60-69: 1. Ron Rawls, 24:57; 2. Dick
sically running the 5K for train- year age, outdistanced second- Rishe, 25:30; 3. None. 70 & over: 1. John Wills,
37:47; 2. Wellis Bawiet, 46:13; 3. None.
ing purposes. And Omurwa did place finisher, Natalie Sulkowski, Top 3 females

YANKEES
Cassandra Zegarski, 33, Moscow, 22:00 Jordan Parraz, Ramiro Pena lined RHP Adam Warren (1-0, 3.75
just that just after the first mile 14, of Mountain Top, by 44 sec- Natalie Sulkowski, 14, Mountain Top, 22:44
into a tough-luck double-play to ERA) facing Gwinnett’s RHP
Hanna Sulkowski, 16, Mountain Top, 23:50
and scored a 30-second victory onds. Females award winners: Overall: Zegarski. Gwinnett second baseman Her- Todd Redmond (0-3, 4.03 ERA).
over Joe Cardillo, 51, of Dun- “I trailed (Sulkowski) by about Age group winners: 19 & under: 1. Natalie Sulk-
owski, 22:44; 2. Hanna Sulkowski, 23:50; 3. None. nandez, and P.J. Pilittere then
more, who finished in 18:09. 100 yards for about the first quar- 20-29: 1. Kim Turoski, 25:24; 2. Clarissa King, Continued from Page 1C
popped out to end the inning. Yankees
Gwinnett 4, Yankees 1
Gwinnett
26:09; 3. Amber Force, 27:50. 30-39: 1. Nikki Kabel,
“It was an easy win, but it ter of a mile,” said Zegarski. 28:22; 2. Lori Mikielski, 29:59; 3. Jodi Thompson,
Gwinnett scored its first run in Laird, Montero and Kevin Rus- Golson cf
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4 1 1 0 Cnstnza dh 4 1 1 0
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31:46. Masters division: 40-49: 1. Chris Fazzi,
wasn’t an easy race,” said Omur- “That’s when we hit the first hill. 24:19; 2. Jill Hildebrand, 24:34; 3. Kathy Keller, the second, but center fielder Russo 2b
so were the only Yankees with Montero c 4 0 2 0 Schafer cf 3 1 1 0
5 0 2 1 Young lf 4 0 1 1
wa, referring to the hilly course. (Sulkowski) slowed up on the 25:26. 50-59: 1. Sue Hulme, 26:17; 2. Patti Phillips,
27:32; 3. Amy Bicking, 30:33. Field: 175 (run-75, Greg Golson saved the Yankees multiple hits in the game. Vazquez 1b 4 0 0 0 Gomez 1b 4 1 3 2
Maxwell lf 4 0 1 0 Hrnndz 2b 4 0 2 0
“The first half of the race is basi- hill. And that’s when I caught her. walk-100). Official starter: Ed Gurtis. Timing:
from a potential bigger hole NOTES: Jorge Vazquez’ 10- Parraz rfLaird 3b 4 0 2 0 Gartrell rf 4 0 0 0
Doug Alter. Results: Miranda Costa, race director. 4 0 1 0 Lucas ss 3 0 1 0
cally downhill. But on the way We ran together up that hill and I Schedule when he gunned down a tagging game hitting streak ended with Pillittere dh 4 0 0 0 Castillo c
Pena ss 4 0 1 0 Bowman 3b 2 1 1 0
Today: Wyoming Valley Striders 37th annual 3 0 0 0
back, it’s an upward climb for the eventually took the lead. When Cherry Blossom 5 Mile Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk Diory Hernandez at third base for an 0-for-4, four strikeout night. ... Totals 37 110 1 Totals 31 410 3
most part. It’s a challenge.” we reached the big hill (about “Tim Thomas Memorial” at Kirby Park at 10 a.m. (the
run is the second leg of the Striders Triple Crown). the third out to end the inning. It
Yankees............................. 000 010 000 — 1
Starter David Phelps’ first error Gwinnett ............................ 012 010 00X — 4
Omurwa, who never ran com- two miles into the race), I began Info: Vince Wojnar, 474-5363.
was the center fielder’s fourth as- of the year led to the first run of Fielding:
2B –SWB: Laird; GWI: Gomez, M. (2), Schafer.
Sunday, May 8: Wyoming Valley Striders 20th E– SWB: Phelps (throw); GWI: Bowman
petitively in Kenya, said that he putting some distance between annual Spring Trail (5.3 mile) Run at the pavilion, sist. the game, when his throw to first (fielding), Teheren (pickoff)
near the boat launch area, at Frances Slocum State IP H R ER BB SO
loves running in area races. (Sulkowski) and myself.” Park, Kingston Twp. At 1 p.m. Info: Vince Wojnar, But the solid defense went skipped into right field. ...Scran- Yankees
Phelps, L .................. 7.0 9 4 3 1 5
“I enjoy running – not so much Zegarski said that she trains all 474-5363.
Sunday, May 15: Jewish Community Center of both ways. ton/Wilkes-Barre will continue Kontos ...................... 1.0 1 0 0 0 1
Charlotte
to win, but because I feel that it’s the time on hills in her home- Wyoming Valley’s River Street 3 Mile Run/Walk at After back-to-back singles to its series with the Gwinnett Teheren, W.............. 6.0 7 1 0 1 7
the JCC, S. River Street., Wilkes-Barre, at 10:30 a.m. Proctor, H................. 2.0 2 0 0 0 2
a great way to give back to the town of Moscow. Info: Bill Buzza, 824-4646. lead off the fourth by Laird and Braves today at 2:05 p.m. with Ascencio, J. S ......... 1.0 1 0 0 1 2

AREA ROUNDUP

Wilkes women claim fifth straight conference tennis title


The Times Leader staff dom Conference Champion- Elizabethtown 16, Wilkes 2 in the sixth. Wilkes splits twin bill a double to lead Wyoming Val-
WILKES-BARRE –Victoria ships at the Hershey Country Gabby Ford and Keri Meer- The Colonels put together a ley West to a victory over Holy
Bybel picked up two wins, in- Club. The Colonels finished holz each scored a goal as Monarchs split DH rally in game one to defeat Man- Redeemer in a five-inning game.
cluding a straight-set singles with 343 strokes on the day as Wilkes (3-14) dropped its final King’s earned a six-inning 8-0 hattanville 5-3 but found them- Austin Soulivanh and Paul Yu-
victory, en route to being named Michael Turano (14-over) also game of the season. win in game one, then fell 3-1 in selves on the other end of a has contributed with two RBI.
the Freedom Conference Wom- had a good day and is tied for game two versus Delaware Val- comeback as they fell to the For the Royals, Steve Ruch
en’s Tennis Tournament Most 15th. MEN’S LACROSSE ley. Valiants 9-7 in the second game. finished 1-for-2 at the plate with
Valuable Player as Wilkes de- Misericordia is in seventh Elizabethtown 15, The opener was dominated by Angus Neary and Tyler Mari- a triple.
feated Misericordia 5-0 on Sat- place (356) after the first day Misericordia 9 King’s pitcher Brittany Haight no each collected four hits on Holy Redeemer Wyoming Valley West
urday to win its fifth straight led by Bucky Aeppli, who shot a Lee Blair led the Cougars as she hurled a four-hit shutout. the day for the Colonels, with ab r h bi ab r h bi
Malloy cf 3 0 1 0 Dosiak ss 1 3 1 1
conference crown and earn an 9-over 80 and is tied for fourth with three goals and an assist Jen Harnischfeger and Brittny Neary adding a pair of RBI. Rich Soulivanh
automatic bid to the NCAA place with Tom McGrath from and Kyle Calabro added three Baynes had two hits and two Cosgrove contributed with a Policare 2b
Ruch 3b
2 0 0 0 dh 3 0 1 2
2 0 1 0 Pechulis 3b 3 1 2 2
Division III championships. King’s. goals. J.R. Lauri had two goals runs scored apiece in the victo- home run in the opener. Choman 1b
Ritsik dh
2 0 0 0 Clocker 1b 3 0 1 0
2 0 0 0 Alexander p 3 0 1 3
She ran her tournament re- The Monarchs are sixth with and Matt Gonzalez had two ry. Tsevdos lf 2 0 0 0 Potoski c 3 1 1 0
Condo p 1 0 0 0 Shillabeer lf 0 2 0 0
cord to 4-0 as she also paired a score of 347. assists as Misericordia ended its Amanda Cardone had a sacri- H.S. BASEBALL Triblett lf 1 0 0 0 Yuhas rf 1 2 0 2
Smicherko
with Melanie Nolt to win at No. season with a 7-9 record. fice fly for the lone run for Meyers 15, West Side Tech 5 Dunsmuir ss 1 0 1 0 cf 3 1 1 0
1 doubles. COLLEGE TRACK King’s in the nightcap. Joe DiMaggio went 4-for-4
Byorick rf
Ell c
1 0 0 0
0 0 0 0
The Lady Colonels (14-1) also Narkiewicz Invitational Messiah 13, King’s 3 and batted in eight runs as Totals 17 0 3 0 Totals 2010 810

got doubles wins from Ally Joe Ardo won the javelin to Lenny Fox, Shane Russo, and COLLEGE BASEBALL Meyers defeated West Side Holy Redeemer............................. 000 00 — 0
Kristofco/Alexis Donner and help Misericordia at the Nar- Kieran McMahon netted one King’s sweeps DV Tech. John Zionce had three Wyoming Valley West ................. 133 12 — 10
Katie Lynn/Anna Mitchell. kiewicz Invitational at the An- goal apiece for the Monarchs. King’s won the first game hits, including a double. 2B – WVW: Pechulis; 3B – HR: Ruch.
Kristofco clinched the title derson Athletic Complex. against Delaware Valley, 9-3, Jordan Doleman had two RBI
with a win at No. 3 singles. Sean Vitale (triple jump), COLLEGE SOFTBALL and the nightcap, 5-4, to earn a for West Side Tech. IP H R ER BB SO
Visitor
Frank Redmond (400) and Josh Cougars take two Freedom Conference playoff Condo, L ................... 2.2 5 7 6 7 2
MEN’S TENNIS Krall (800) added wins for MU. Caitlin Cromley picked up berth. West Side Tech
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Wilkes 5, Manhattanville 1 Aidan Marich, Kyle Suponcic, both wins on the mound as In the opener, Chris Sweeney Kocher 2b
Eck cf 3 0 0 0 DiMaggio ss 4 2 4 8
4 0 0 0 Szafran 2b 3 0 0 0
Alex Makos was a part of two Krall and Redmond added a win Misericordia kept its Freedom went 2-for-2 with two doubles Romanowski Home
Alexander, W............ 5.0 3 0 0 2 10
c 2 3 1 0 Garcia 3b 2 2 1 1
wins, including a 6-0, 6-0 singles in the 1,600 relay. Conference playoff hopes alive and three runs scored. C. LaBar p 3 1 1 1 Owen c 3 1 0 1
Jugas 3b 1 0 0 0 Reilly rf 4 1 1 1
victory and was named the For the women, Ashlee Ward with a sweep over FDU-Flor- In the second game, Brenton Doleman 1b 3 1 1 2 Amesbury p 0 0 0 0
Anderscav-
Freedom Conference Tourna- (high jump, discus) and Jill ham, winning 7-1 and 4-1. Eades finished 2-for-3 with two age ss 2 0 0 0 DeMarco dh 4 2 2 0
Preppers sweep Moravian
ment Most Valuable Player, as Dunn (triple jump, 400 hurdles) Maria Kidron and Amanda doubles and two RBI as the Walsh lf
D. LaBar rf
3 0 2 0 Dubil 1b
0 0 0 0 Lavan cf
2 3 0 0
4 1 1 0 MMI won both games of a
Wilkes won its fourth straight won two events each. Polaha had two hits in the open- Monarchs picked up a come- O’Connell rf 2 0 0 0 Zionce lf 2 3 1 1
doubleheader against Moravian
Nelson dh 3 0 0 0
conference title and earn an Stacey Perrins won the 200 to er. Hollie Sarnak belted a two- from-behind win. Totals 26 5 5 3 Totals 28151012 Academy, winning the opener
automatic bid to the NCAA qualify for the ECAC champion- run homer in the nightcap. 8-0 and the nightcap 16-0.
West Side Tech .................... 101 030 x — 5
Division III championships. ships. She joined Stephanie Misericordia swept Meyers.................................... 032 253 x — 15 In Game 1, Dan Yencha ( two
Makos’ win made his tourna- Grow, Kayla Attig and Dunn to Wilkes wins pair Misericordia dropped a dou- RBI) and Fran Swankoski (three
ment record 4-0. He also teamed qualify for the ECACs while Lindsey Behrenshausen bleheader at FDU-Florham, 7-2 2B – WST: C. LaBar, Dole- RBI) each doubled and singled,
with Clarke Freeman at No. 3 winning the 400 relay. Marina picked up two wins and Abbey and 16-5, to slip into second man; MEY: DiMaggio, Reilly, while Aaron Kohler struck out
doubles for a win. The team of Orrson also set a school record Agresti had the game-winning place in the Freedom Confer- DeMarco, Zonce. 3B – MEY: 10 and only gave up two hits in
Jeremy Nolt/Dakkota Deem while winning the 800 in hit in game two as the Lady ence. Nate Hamlin had three DiMaggio the five-inning complete game.
also picked up a win, while Evan 2:18.20. Colonels took two games from hits in the opener and Jeff Sla- Kohler singled, tripled and
IP H R ER BB SO
Katz and Wes McCollum won Manhattanville, 3-1 and 5-4. novec added two hits. WST drove in three in the nightcap.
singles matches. WOMEN’S LACROSSE Cori Saltzer hit a home run Slanovec hit a solo homer in
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pitcher, had four RBI with a
COLLEGE GOLF Chelsea Manes scored twice first game, while Behrenshausen had two hits. MEY triple and a single. On the
Freedom Conference and had an assist as the Mon- pitched seven innings and The Cougars (21-11) will host Amesbury, W ............
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Championships archs finished their season with fanned seven. a doubleheader against DeSales and struck out six in the contest
Matt Kachurak finished 10 a 6-9 overall mark and 4-8 in In the nightcap, Agresti was in a battle for first place at Roo- Wyoming Valley West 10, shortened to three innings.
over par and just four strokes league play. 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI, in- sevelt Park in Swoyersville to- Holy Redeemer 0
back of the leader as Wilkes sits Sarah O’Doherty and Amanda cluding a go-ahead, RBI single day at 1 p.m. Joe Pechulis went 2-for-3 with
in fifth after day one of the Free- Harney also scored for King’s.
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Area kids ready to play ball

Players and coaches applaud during opening-day ceremonies for the Mountain Top Baseball and Softball Association Saturday morning.

S. JOHN WILKIN PHOTOS/THE TIMES LEADER

Members of the Mountain Top Red Sox take their caps off for the national anthem Saturday morning. Alyssa Golden throws out the first pitch for the Mountain Top
Softball League during opening-day ceremonies.

Members of the Mountain Top Cubs take their caps off for the national anthem during opening- Members of the Mountain Top Rays march in the opening-day parade for the Mountain Top
day ceremonies for the Mountain Top Baseball and Softball Association. Baseball and Softball Association

Members of Mountain Top Little League teams march with their District Championship banner in the opening- Mountain Top Baseball and Softball Association President Patricia Rinehimer
day parade for the Mountain Top Baseball and Softball Association. urges players to "Have Fun, Play Ball" during opening-day ceremonies.
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AT PLAY
Five nominated for Langin Award Korba Trophy goes to Forgatch Rock Solid girls make nationals

Rock Solid AAU girls 8th grade basketball team recently


qualified for the 8th grade National Championships, in
The Crestwood Football Booster Club recently held its The Hanover Area Quarterback Club held its annual ban- Orlando, Fla. The girls recently won the AAU Super Region-
annual football banquet. The players and coaches were quet recently in the high school cafeteria. The Korba family al in Bethlehem. The team finished the tournament with a
honored for their participation in the 2010 season. Five awarded for the 28th year the Daniel Korba Memorial Tro- 4-0 record. The girls won their semifinal contest in over-
seniors were nominated by the varsity coaching staff for phy in honor of Daniel, who was killed in an automobile time, and in the championship game, they took their first
the Jeff Langin Scholarship Award. A Crestwood High accident in Washington state in 1982. Daniel was an MVP at lead with 17 seconds to play and then hung on to post a
School graduate in 2000 and a member of the Comets Hanover in 1976 and a graduate of Penn State-Lehman in 51-50 victory. First row: Talia Szatkowski (Dallas Area), Gab-
football team, Jeff died in an automobile accident. The Jeff engineering. Andrew Forgatch received this year’s award. bie Volpetti (Dallas Area), Lydia Lawson (Good Shepherd)
Langin Scholarship Award is presented by the booster club Danielle Korba, niece and sixth-grade student, gave a brief and Ali Barber (Pittston Area). Second Row: Coach Amy
to a football player who demonstrates leadership, persev- history of her uncle at the banquet. Pictured, from left: Buzinski, Erin Schmidt (Pittston Area), Alexis Lewis (Wyom-
erance, dedication and commitment to academics as well Peter Korba, Morgan Korba, Kelsey Henahan, Andrew For- ing Valley West), Alana Wilson (St. Jude’s), Kayla Hons (St.
as athletics. The nominees for the Langin Award are, from gatch, Rachele Henahan (mother), Brian Henahan, Coach Jude’s) and Coach Kathy Healey.
left: Jeff Michaels, Casey Martin, David Knight, Zack Fogle- Ron Hummer and David Korba
man and Ben Ralston.

Sibley promoted in martial arts


Lehman’s Jones Wilkes-bound
Hunter education teacher lauded

Lake-Lehman’s George Jones will attend Wilkes Universi-


ty this fall to continue his academic and football careers.
George was an offensive/defensive lineman for the Black At a recent hunter education instructor dinner meeting
Knights. Attending the event to announce his intentions Adam Sibley, from Bonick’s Martial Arts in Plains Town- and training session, Wyoming County Wildlife Conserva-
were, first row: George Jones, seated between his parents. ship, was recently promoted to fourth-degree black belt tion Officer Vic Rosa, left, presented Jim West with an
Second row: Brian Pipech, Assistant Principal; Jeffrey sensei. Pictured, from left: Sensei Susan Bonick, Master "Outstanding Instructor of the Year" award for the county.
Shook, Assistant Football Coach; Gerald Gilsky, Head Foot- Sensei Joe Bonick, Sensei Adam Sibley and Adam’s mother, A retired educator from Tunkhannock Area, West has been
ball Coach; and Tom Rokita, Athletic Director Angie. teaching hunter education for 14 years, and also serves as
the recording secretary for the Factoryville Sportsmen
Comets aid fight against cancer Comets’ Banos going to DeSales Club. He resides with his family in the Harveys Lake area.

U7 soccer clubs eye more success

Joey Pickett, left, and Jonathan Wojnar, Crestwood High Crestwood’s Chrissy Banos has accepted an invitation to
School basketball players, recently completed their senior attend DeSales University and compete on the women’s
graduation project on cancer research. As part of their volleyball team. Pictured, seated, from left: Nick Banos The Cantolao USA U7 boys and girls team recently fin-
project, and in conjunction with “Coaches vs. Cancer,” the (brother), Chrissy Banos, Linda Banos (mother) and Jim ished up successful seasons in the indoor soccer league at
two sold T-shirts and donor recognition cards for their Banos (father). Standing: Bonnie Gregory (Crestwood As- the Wyoming Valley Sports Dome. Many of the players will
“Wall of Hope.” The efforts raised more than $2,500, which sistant Principal), Richard Dougal (Assistant Volleyball continue their play in an outdoor spring league, which
was donated to the American Cancer Society. Coach), Mike Williams (Head Coach), Tony Mozeleski (Direc- starts this month. From bottom, Shannon Griffiths, Conner
tor of Athletics) and Chris Gegaris (High School Principal). Spencer, Joshua Hilpp, Ben Rossi. Coach Dan Rolles, Wil-
liam Wolfgang, Karen Daly, Claire Lenio, Adam Wood, Hun-
Cantolao Dolphins reign in Va. ter Rolles, Logan Rolles and Assistant Coach Kevin Rossi.
Trout season event held for kids Missing from photo: Robert Davidson and Kaci Ryan. Based
out of Mountain Top, Cantolao USA offers year-round soc-
cer programs. Program information: cantolaousapa.com.

Area gymnast in national meet

The Cantolao FC Dolphins U14 girls recently traveled to


the Washington area where they came away with a title in For the 10th consecutive year, Mericle Commercial Real Sara Skammer, a senior at Dallas High School, capped a
the Virginia Youth Soccer Association spring tournament. Estate Services and Hanover Township American Legion successful gymnastics season by qualifying for the Junior
Teams from 11 states and Canada attended the event. From Local Post 609 hosted dozens of local children and their Olympic National Championships, which will be held later
bottom, Shelby Szoke, Abby Wolfgang, Rachael Lackenmier, families for a day of fishing on the first day of trout season. this month in Long Beach, Calif. Only the top seven gym-
Sydney Emershaw, Olivia Termini, Rachael Velehoski, Emily Mericle annually approves the use of a pond on its proper- nasts from Region 7 (Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia,
Schramm, Bethany Carpenter, Lindsey Oremus, Nicole ty in Hanover Industrial Estates, and Local Post 609 stocks New Jersey and Maryland) qualify. Sara trains at USA Gym-
Wert. Assistant Coach Eric Wolfgang, Josie Zapotosky, Brea the trout and organizes the event. Enjoying the day were, nastics in Dunmore and is coached by Dima Raynova and
Seabrook, Nina Paoloni, Melissa Szmurlo, Caitlin Croke and from left: Bill Roberts, Willie Keefe, Devon Vandlargan, Post Omar Egas. Sara has accepted a full athletic scholarship to
Coach Hubert Herrera. Missing from the photo is Grace 609 Commander Frank Camasse Sr. and Joe Kachmarsky. Rutgers University starting in the fall of 2011. Pictured:
Penney. Omar Egas, Sara Skammer and Dima Raynova.
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BASKETBALL N H L P L AYO F F S N B A P L AYO F F S

Patriots hire
ex-coach at
Georgia Tech
Paul Hewitt, who took the
Yellow Jackets to Final Four in
’04, replaces Jim Larranaga.

The Associated Press


FAIRFAX, Va. — After losing a AP PHOTO
Final Four coach to the Atlantic Philadelphia’s Kris Versteeg (10) and Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) dive after a loose puck
Coast Conference, George Ma- during the third period of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Boston won 7-3.
son got one in return.

Same old story for Philly


The Patriots on Saturday hired
former Georgia Tech coach Paul
Hewitt to re- AP PHOTO
place Jim Larra- Boston forward Paul Pierce, left, fouls Miami’s LeBron James
naga, who left during a February game. The teams meet in the playoffs today.
this month for

LeBron, Heat looking


the University More goalie issues for Flyers
of Miami.
as they face another deficit
“Both are ve-
ry good coach- by losing opener to Bruins.

for revenge vs. Celtics


Hewitt es,” George Ma-
son athletic di-
rector Tom O’Connor said. “We By DAN GELSTON
were glad to have Jim, and we’re AP Sports Writer
proud to have Paul.” PHILADELPHIA — David Boston has eliminated James
Hewitt was fired by Georgia Krejci and Brad Marchand each T O D AY ’ S
from postseason twice and
Tech last month. He took the Yel- scored two goals, and the Bos- G A M E S
low Jackets to the Final Four in ton Bruins took out their frustra- beaten Miami 18 of last 21. All Times EDT
2004, but that was the only sea- tion from one of the great col- Memphis at Oklahoma City
son he had a winning record in lapses in postseason history 1 p.m.,ABC WNEP-16
ACC play. He went 190-162 over with a 7-3 win over the Philadel- By TIM REYNOLDS Boston at Miami
11 years at the school and was 72- phia Flyers on Saturday in Game AP Sports Writer 3:30 p.m., ABC WNEP-16
104 in the conference. 1 of the Eastern Conference MIAMI — LeBron James
Georgia Tech went 13-18 this semifinals. planned to spend a large part of
season and failed to sell out any The Bruins chased goalie Saturday studying film, looking last summer, and victory in this
games at its 9,100-seat arena. Brian Boucher by taking a 5-1 for any edge that the Miami Heat best-of-seven series may make
Money was a major reason the lead in the second period. may use against the Boston Cel- that money seem exceptionally
Patriots lost Larranaga, who took New round, same problem for tics. well-spent.
George Mason to the Final Four the Flyers. Film from this season, that is. “I think you’ve got two really
in 2006 and is the winningest Philadelphia used two goalies No need to watch the Celtics good teams, two teams with a lot
coach in school history. Hewitt, in three of its seven first-round inflicting past playoff wounds on of will, two teams with a lot of
47, is receiving a $7.2 million games against Buffalo. him. Those remain fresh — and pride,” Celtics general manager
buyout over five years from Geor- For the second straight sea- time has not yet healed them. Danny Ainge said. “And I think
gia Tech, which would seem to son, the Bruins lead the Flyers in The inability to beat Boston is it’s going to be a great series.”
make him more affordable for a the second round. The Bruins one of the biggest reasons why The Celtics have17 NBA cham-
Colonial Athletic Association led 3-0 a year ago, then the Flyers James is now wearing a Miami pionship banners, and there’s at
school like GMU. became the third NHL team to Heat uniform. He’ll get a third at- least that many story lines for
“That was never a considera- rally with four straight victories tempt to top the Celtics in a post- this matchup.
tion we had,” O’Connor said. “We to win a best-of-seven series. season series starting today Boston’s Shaquille O’Neal
felt like he was right person to Nathan Horton, Mark Recchi when the teams collide in Game 1 wants to come back from injury
have. He fit all the criteria we and Gregory Campbell also of what may easily become an ep- for this series, as does Udonis
were looking for.” scored for Boston. AP PHOTO ic Eastern Conference semifinal. Haslem for Miami. The Heat
Hewitt arrived at Georgia Tech Game 2 is Monday in Philadel- Boston’s Brad Marchand (63) reacts after scoring a goal “It is personal,” James said Sat- know they need to find ways of
in 2000 after posting a 66-27 re- phia. against the Flyers’ Sergei Bobrovsky during the third period. urday as the Heat finished prac- getting Wade going against the
cord in three seasons at Siena. Since beating Montreal to ad- tice. “It is. Absolutely right. You Celtics, which didn’t happen in
George Mason plans to intro- vance to the second round, the soft second chances. behind him to the back of the don’t want to keeping getting the regular season. Boston wants
duce Hewitt at a news conference Bruins had insisted they He was yanked for rookie Ser- net. beat by the same team, the same to exploit what it figures to be a
on Monday. wouldn’t be haunted by last gei Bobrovsky late in the second Krejci scored from the point team keep sending you home to significant edge at point guard
“Paul is an excellent teacher of year’s epic collapse. period. and Marchand scored the fourth plan a vacation. So it is personal.” with Rajon Rondo over the duo of
basketball,” O’Connor said. “He’s Perhaps it is fitting that Krejci Tim Thomas, who saved 93 rebound goal with 2:46 left in the The Celtics expected him to Mike Bibby and Mario Chalmers.
a great communicator. He’s done was the Game 1 star. percent of his shots in the first second for a 5-1 lead. That was say nothing less. And there’s that small matter
wonderful things in the commu- Krejci watched Boston give round, was stout in net for the all for Boucher. “It would be personal for me,” of the teams just plain not liking
nity. We felt he was the total pack- away the series from the side- Bruins. Boucher, the Flyers’ Game 7 Boston forward Paul Pierce said. one another.
age.” lines after he was knocked out of Danny Briere scored his sev- winner, allowed five goals on 23 “I’m sure he’s going to take it per- “Playoffs is a new season,” Bos-
Game 3 a year ago with a dislo- enth of the playoffs, and James shots. Flyers coach Peter Lavio- sonal and you’ve got to expect his ton forward Kevin Garnett said.
cated right wrist. He needed sur- van Riesmsdyk and Mike Ri- lette again is forced to confront best.” “New situations, new scenarios.
ICE HOCKEY gery and missed the rest of the chards added goals for the the weak link in the lineup. Bo- Unwittingly or not, the Celtics So everything we’ve done up to
series. Flyers. brovsky won 28 games and start- played a huge role in setting up this point is just history.”

U.S. routs
He wasted no time in aiding Briere tied it at 1-all, but Hor- ed Games 1 and 2 against Buffa- an offseason unlike any other in In Miami’s case, the history is
Boston’s quest to erase those ton put the Bruins ahead for lo. He was replaced by Boucher NBA history. Boston gave James not good.
bad memories, scoring a back- good with 36 seconds left in the in Game 2 and never played a big push toward Miami for a Not only did Boston oust both

Austria in
hander off a rebound1:52 in. The first period. Boucher made the again. strength-in-numbers approach Wade (in the first round) and
goal foreshadowed what was to initial save on a shot to the gut, Richards, the Flyers captain, with the Heat that wasn’t possi- James (in the second round)
come — Boston scored four of but Horton pounced and pound- busted out of a scoring slump ble during the two-time MVP’s from last year’s playoffs, but the
its five goals against Boucher on ed the puck off Boucher’s arm with his first goal of the postsea- stint with the Cavaliers. Celtics have won 18 of their last

world debut rebounds.


The Flyers did little to help
Boucher, who won two games in
relief vs. the Sabres, with lack-
for a 2-1 lead.
Recchi didn’t let the Flyers
start yet another comeback with
a quick goal 2:33 into the sec-
son late in the third. His power-
play goal made it 5-3.
Marchand quickly followed
with his second goal for a 6-3
Collectively, James, Dwyane
Wade and Chris Bosh figure to
rate a better chance, and that the-
ory is about to get put to the real
21 meetings overall against Mia-
mi — even after the Heat rolled
to a 100-77 win at home on April
10, the lone time they knocked off
By KAREL JANICEK luster play in front of the net. But ond. It was a soft rebounder that lead. Campbell completed the test. They left a combined $51 the defending East kings in four
Associated Press Boucher failed to stop the often Boucher swiped at as it trickled rout with 2:21 left. million on the bargaining table matchups this season.
KOSICE, Slovakia — Chris
Kreider started the scoring and
the United States cruised to a 5-1 AUTO RACING
victory over Austria in its opening

Kyle Busch denies Hamlin a weekend sweep at Richmond


game at the world ice hockey
championship Saturday.
Kreider sped past Austrian cap-
tain Gerhard Unterluggauer to
convert the Americans’ first goal
of the tournament 14:42 into the
NASCAR “What a joke!” Bowyer said of
The Associated Press
game. Blake Wheeler added a goal RICHMOND, Va. — Kyle the session in which he was
2:33 later, scoring with an angled Busch denied teammate Denny supposed to answer followers’
shot after Derek Stepan’s quick Hamlin a weekend sweep at his NOTEBOOK questions. “Oh, my. I was in-
pass caught Austria’s goalie flat- home track Saturday night by volved in a Twitter party. Did I
footed. stretching his final tank of gas Kasey Kahne, fresh off sur- host the Twitter party? I attend-
“It was the way we wanted to 107 laps to win at Richmond gery to repair a torn ligament in ed a Twitter party. I don’t know
start,” said Stepan, who had two International Raceway. his knee, finished a season-best why we just didn’t get on the
assists. Busch won the spring race at third to give Toyota the top phone and talk to each other.”
Austria replied with Marco Pe- Richmond for the third consec- three spots. The session was apparently
wal’s shot over goalie Al Mon- utive year, needing only to The leaders seemed to have arranged by Bowyer’s PR repre-
toya’s shoulder, but Yan Stastny make it to the checkered flag an easy go of it, with most of
restored the two-goal advantage before his gas tank ran dry. sentative.
the fireworks coming far behind “I’m still upset that he made
later in the second period. Kevin Lurking behind him was Ham- them in the field.
Shattenkirk and Craig Smith each lin, ready to pounce for a victo- me even participate in such a
Ryan Newman and Juan goofy thing,” Bowyer said.
scored in the third for the young ry that might have snapped his
Pablo Montoya were involved in
American team, which outshot early season slump. NO ROYAL WEDDING: Jeff
two different on-track incidents,
Austria 32-13. Hamlin had already won his AP PHOTO
Gordon thought the royal wed-
and Newman at one point
In the other games, Martin Hav- charity race, held Thursday Joey Lagono (20) spins out as Marcos Ambrose (9), Dave Blaney
vowed his payback would come ding was “cool,” but isn’t plan-
lat scored a goal and added an as- night at RIR, and followed it (36) and Brad Keselowski (2) pass by during the NASCAR Sprint
after the race. There was no ning to throw antyhing for his
sist to help defending champion with Friday night’s win in the Cup auto race at Richmond International Raceway.
Czech Republic rally for a 3-2 win Nationwide Series race. But confrontation, though. Montoya daughter like the huge million
over Latvia at their opening Busch’s car was just a tick bet- hopped on a waiting golf cart race. Frustrated by an ill-hand- threatened over his team radio affair for Prince William and
match at the worlds. Also in Kos- ter in the Sprint Cup Series and headed out of the track, ling car, he was pushed over the to fire his entire crew when he Kate Middleton.
ice, Norway upset Sweden 5-4 in race, and Busch led the Joe while Newman walked to the edge when he ran into Newman was penalized twice on his final “Oh no, definitely not,” he
the penalty shootout. Gibbs Racing sweep. NASCAR hauler to complain seconds after contact between said. “No prince and princess
pit stop.
In Bratislava, Finland beat Den- “It’s tough when you share about Montoya’s driving. Newman and Montoya brought wedding happening there. Why
mark 5-1 to avenge an embarrass- notebooks,” Hamlin said. “Ev- Kurt Busch completely lost out the caution. TWEETER: Clint Bowyer do you have to get me all
ing 4-1 loss to the Danes in the ery trick in the book, you know his composure on his team And Martin Truex Jr., in hosted a one-hour Twitter par- stressed out about that now?
group stage of last year’s worlds. they’ve got it, too.” radio several times during the position for a top-five finish, ty, and isn’t sure why. I’m already worried about it.”
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BOWLING NOTES
Modern Lanes 15.5; 2. Crestwood Pharmacy, 38-26; 5. Go Green!, 36-28; 6. 3
Lady Birds-4/20/11 25.5-19.5; 3. Burkes Printing, Guys & 2 Girls, 35-29; 7. Bunch-
Standings: 1. Parakeets, 48-16; 2. 25-20; 4. Tovon & Co., 24-21’ 5. O-Nuts, 31-33; 8. Martha’s Crew,
Blue Jays, 39.5-24.5; 3. Seagulls, Thunderstorm Productions, 30.5-33.5; 9. The Whole Effin’
34-30; 4. Tweety Birds, 32-32; 5. 23-22; 6. King Pin Lounge, 23-22; Show, 29-35; 10. Full House,
Blue Birds, 30.5-33.5; 6. Robins, 7. Northeast Auto, 20-25; 8. The 29-35; 11. Crushers, 27-37; 12.
30-34; 7. Flamingos, 30-34. Top Leftovers, 10-35. Top Scorers: Ballbusters Inc., 26.5-37.5; 13.
Scorers: Judy Krifka, 605; Mary Jennifer Mang, 536; Loretta “Special Olympics”, 26-38; 14.
Kay Stetina, 585; Tricia Survilla, Williams, 536; Alice Gill, 536; Git-R-Done, 25-39; 15. Whack
556; Lee Lawrence, 544; Sandie Lorraine Schultz, 529; Bonnie Jobs, 25-39; 16. Eight Balls & a
Toole, Deanna Yonki, 503; Mary Eddy, 509; Janice Watson- Cookie, 19-45. Top Scorers: John
Pisano, 490; Barbara Slusser, Holmes, 520; Kathryne Camp- Doran, 737; Earl Williams, 728;
486; Sylvia Appel, 473; Debbie bell, 521; Julie Chomicz, 553. Chris Dehaas, 686; Albert Hun-
Anzalone, 452.
Jim McCarthy’s Tavern ter, 508; Jeremy Robaczewski,
Stanton Lanes Mixed League-4/23/11 660; Brittany Russell, 616; Jessi-
Dunay Jewelers Women’s Clas- Standings: 1. Core, 46.5-17.5; 2. We ca Russell, 530; Gail Biniek, 513;
sic-4/20/11 the Broken, 41-23; 3. What About Noel Horwath, 508; Carol West,
Standings: 1. Stanton Lanes, 29.5- Bob?, 40.5-23.5; 4. Doran-Doran, 494.

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172. Minnesota, Brandon Fusco, C, Slipper Rock.


N F L D R A F T 173. Seattle (from Detroit), Byron Maxwell, db, Clem-
PRO FOOTBALL
S E L E C T I O N S son.
174. Miami (from San Francisco through Green Bay),

Amid labor strife, draft concludes


Charles Clay, rb, Tulsa.
(x-compensatory selection) 175. Tennessee, Byron Stingily, ot, Louisville.
Thursday 176. Dallas, Dwayne Harris, wr, East Carolina.
ROUND ONE 177. Washington, Evan Royster, rb, Penn State.
1. Carolina, Cam Newton, qb, Auburn. 178. Washington (from Houston), Aldrick Robinson,
2. Denver, Von Miller, lb, Texas A&M. wr, SMU.
3. Buffalo, Marcel Dareus, dt, Alabama. 179. Green Bay (from Miami), Caleb Schlauderaff, g,
4. Cincinnati, A.J. Green, wr, Georgia. Utah.
5. Arizona, Patrick Peterson, db, LSU. 180. Baltimore (from St. Louis), Tyrod Taylor, qb, Vir-
6. Atlanta (from Cleveland), Julio Jones, wr, Alabama. ginia Tech.
7. San Francisco, Aldon Smith, lb, Missouri. 181. Oakland, Richard Gordon, te, Miami.
8. Tennessee, Jake Locker, qb, Washington. 182. San Francisco (from Jacksonville), Ronald John-
9. Dallas, Tyron Smith, ot, Southern Cal. son, wr, Southern Cal.
183. San Diego, Jordan Todman, rb, Connecticut.
Only a few 1st-rounders able
10. Jacksonville (from Washington), Blaine Gabbert,
qb, Missouri.
11. Houston, J.J. Watt, de, Wisconsin.
184. Arizona (from Tampa Bay through Philadelphia),
David Carter, dt, UCLA. to get playbooks during brief
12. Minnesota, Christian Ponder, qb, Florida State. 185. N.Y. Giants, Greg Jones, lb, Michigan State.
13. Detroit, Nick Fairley, dt, Auburn. 186. Green Bay (from Philadelphia through Detroit
and Denver), D.J. Smith, lb, Appalachian State.
time when lockout was lifted.
14. St. Louis, Robert Quinn, de, North Carolina.
15. Miami, Mike Pouncey, c, Florida. 187. Tampa Bay (from Kansas City), Allen Bradford,
16. Washington (from Jacksonville), Ryan Kerrigan, rb, Southern Cal.
lb, Purdue. 188. Indianapolis, Chris Rucker, db, Michigan State.
17. New England (from Oakland), Nate Solder, ot, Col- 189. Denver (from New Orleans through New En-
orado. gland), Mike Mohamed, lb, California. By RICHARD ROSENBLATT
18. San Diego, Corey Liuget, de, Illinois. 190. San Francisco (from Seattle), Colin Jones, db,
19. N.Y. Giants, Prince Amukamara, db, Nebraska. TCU. AP Sports Writer
20. Tampa Bay, Adrian Clayborn, de, Iowa. 191. Philadelphia (from Baltimore), Jason Kelce, c,
21. Cleveland (from Kansas City), Phil Taylor, dt, Bay- Cincinnati. NEW YORK — One fourth-
192. Atlanta, Matt Bosher, p, Miami.
lor.
22. Indianapolis, Anthony Castonzo, ot, Boston Col- 193. Philadelphia (from New England), Brian Rolle, lb, round draft pick won’t be ready
Ohio State.
lege.
23. Philadelphia, Danny Watkins, g, Baylor. 194. New England (from N.Y. Jets through Philadel- to run until August. Another
24. New Orleans, Cameron Jordan, de, California.
25. Seattle, James Carpenter, ot, Alabama.
phia), Markell Carter, lb, Central Arkansas.
195. Chicago, J.T. Thomas, lb, West Virginia.
wasn’t ready to talk to his new
26. Kansas City (from Atlanta through Cleveland), 196. Pittsburgh, Keith Williams, g, Nebraska.
197. Green Bay, Ricky Elmore, lb, Arizona.
team because he was in the mid-
John Baldwin, wr, Pittsburgh.
27. p-Baltimore, Jimmy Smith, db, Colorado. 198. x-N.Y. Giants, Tyler Sash, db, Iowa. dle of his graduation ceremony.
28. New Orleans (from New England), Mark Ingram, 199. x-Kansas City, Jerrell Powe, nt, Mississippi.
rb, Alabama. 200. x-Minnesota, Ross Homan, lb, Ohio State. Those were the least of the
29. Chicago, Gabe Carimi, ot, Wisconsin. 201. x-San Diego, Stephen Schilling, ot, Michigan.
30. N.Y. Jets, Muhammad Wilkerson, dt, Temple. 202. x-N.Y. Giants, Jacquian Williams, lb, South Flor- complications Saturday at the
ida.
31. Pittsburgh, Cameron Heyward, de, Ohio State.
32. Green Bay, Derek Sherrod, ot, Mississippi State. 203. x-Carolina, Zack Williams, c, Washington State. NFL draft, which completed its
p-Passed on selection No. 26.
Friday
ROUND SEVEN
204. Denver (from Carolina through Green Bay), Virgil
three-day run at Radio City Mu-
ROUND TWO Green, te, Nevada.
205. Seattle (from Denver through Detroit), Lazarius
sic Hall against a backdrop of a
33. New England (from Carolina), Ras-I Dowling, db,
Virginia. Levingston, de, LSU. restored lockout. Right now, no
34. Buffalo, Aaron Williams, db, Texas. 206. Buffalo, Justin Rogers, db, Richmond.
35. Cincinnati, Andy Dalton, qb, TCU. 207. Cincinnati, Korey Lindsey, db, Southern Illinois. one is sure when clubs will be
208. N.Y. Jets (from Arizona), Greg McElroy, qb, Ala-
36. San Francisco (from Denver), Colin Kaepernick,
qb, Nevada. bama. ready to let any players walk
209. Detroit (from Cleveland through Seattle), Johnny
37. Cleveland, Jabaal Sheard, de, Pittsburgh.
38. Arizona, Ryan Williams, rb, Virginia Tech. Culbreath, ot, South Carolina State. back in to team headquarters.
210. Atlanta (from Detroit), Andrew Jackson, g, Fres-
39. Tennessee, Akeem Ayers, lb, UCLA.
40. Dallas, Bruce Carter, lb, North Carolina. no State. “With the lockout, there’s so
41. Washington, Jarvis Jenkins, de, Clemson. 211. San Francisco, Bruce Miller, rb, Central Florida.
212. Tennessee, Zach Clayton, dt, Auburn.
much uncertainty,” said tight AP PHOTO
42. Houston, Brooks Reed, lb, Arizona.
43. Minnesota, Kyle Rudolph, te, Notre Dame. Dallas Exercised in Supplemental Draft
213. Washington, Brandyn Thompson, db, Boise
end Kyle Rudolph, a second- Fans look on during day three of the NFL draft Saturday. The final day of the draft was the first full
44. Detroit, Titus Young, wr, Boise State.
45. Denver (from San Francisco), Rahim Moore, db, State. round pick of the Minnesota Vik- day that players were locked out again from their teams’ headquarters after a brief respite Friday.
UCLA. 214. Houston, Derek Newton, ot, Arkansas State.
46. Denver (from Miami), Orlando Franklin, ot, Miami. 215. Minnesota, D’Aundre Reed, de, Arizona. ings. “I’m just focused on getting
47. St. Louis, Lance Kendricks, te, Wisconsin. 216. St. Louis, Mikail Baker, db, Baylor.
48. Oakland, Stefen Wisniewski, c, Penn State. 217. Washington (from Miami), Maurice Hurt, g, Flor- myself in the best shape as pos- next and picked Mississippi The draft concluded with the hard time handling him last year.
ida.
49. Indianapolis (from Jacksonville through Washing-
ton), Ben Ijalana, ot, Villanova. 218. Green Bay (from Jacksonville through Miami), sible and being ready whenever State linebacker K.J. Wright. Houston Texans picking Rice li- “Clay had some success
Ryan Taylor, te, North Carolina.
50. San Diego, Marcus Gilchrist, db, Clemson.
51. Tampa Bay, Da’Quan Bowers, de, Clemson. 219. New England (from Oakland), Malcolm Williams, we are allowed to” show up. General manager John Schneid- nebacker Cheta Ozougwu. As against them,” Casey Matthews
52. N.Y. Giants, Marvin Austin, dt, North Carolina. db, TCU.
220. Dallas (from San Diego), Shaun Chapas, rb, Ge-
A total of 254 players were se- er gave Wright a call in Starkville the final pick, he will be honored said. “At the conclusion of my
53. Chicago (from Indianapolis through Washington),
Stephen Paea, dt, Oregon State. orgia.
221. N.Y. Giants, Da’Rel Scott, rb, Maryland.
lected over seven rounds. But on- and was puzzled why the player as “Mr. Irrelevant,” a weeklong visit when I was out there, Coach
54. Philadelphia, Jaiquawn Jarrett, db, Temple.
55. Kansas City, Rodney Hudson, c, Florida State. 222. Tampa Bay, Anthony Gaitor, db, Florida Interna- ly a few lucky first-rounders were had so little to say. Well, it turns celebration in Newport Beach, (Andy) Reid said, ’Tell your
56. New England (from New Orleans), Shane Vereen, tional.
rb, California. 223. Kansas City, Shane Bannon, rb, Yale. able to pick up playbooks Friday out Wright was just about to re- Calif., that began in 1976. brother we’re going to get him
57. Detroit (from Seattle), Mikel Leshoure, rb, Illinois. 224. Washington (from Indianapolis), Markus White,
58. Baltimore, Torrey Smith, wr, Maryland. lb, Florida State. during a brief time when the ceive his diploma at his gradua- The Arizona Cardinals, trying next year with you on the team.’
225. Baltimore (from Philadelphia), Anthony Allen, rb,
59. Cleveland (from Atlanta), Greg Little, wr, North
Carolina. Georgia Tech. lockout was lifted. tion ceremony. to improve their pass rush, se- And I told Clay that. I don’t think
226. New Orleans, Greg Romeus, de, Pittsburgh.
60. Houston (from New England), Brandon Harris, db,
Miami. 227. N.Y. Jets (from Seattle through Philadelphia), The Carolina Panthers opened “As soon as I got off the phone, lected Texas linebacker Sam they have the Packers on the
61. San Diego (from N.Y. Jets), Jonas Mouton, lb, Mi-
chigan.
Scotty McKnight, wr, Colorado.
228. St. Louis (from Baltimore), Jabara Williams, lb,
the fourth round by selecting two minutes later I had to go up Acho in the fourth round. The schedule, but hopefully we get
62. Miami (from Chicago through Washington), Da- Stephen F. Austin.
229. St. Louis (from Atlanta), Jonathan Nelson, db,
West Virginia cornerback Bran- there and walk across the stage,” 6-1, 257-pounder in December them in the playoffs.”
niel Thomas, rb, Kansas State.
63. Pittsburgh, Marcus Gilbert, ot, Florida. Oklahoma.
230. Atlanta (from New England), Cliff Matthews, de,
don Hogan. The 5-foot-10, 192- Wright said. won the Campbell Trophy and a Minutes later, the Eagles
64. Green Bay, Randall Cobb, wr, Kentucky.
ROUND THREE South Carolina. pounder not only has off-field is- Day 3 of the draft was the first $25,000 scholarship given by the made Nebraska All-American
Chicago Exercised in Supplemental Draft
65. Carolina, Terrell McClain, dt, South Florida.
66. Cincinnati, Dontay Moch, lb, Nevada. 231. Miami (from N.Y. Jets through Detroit, San Fran- sues, but he’s recovering from full day that players were locked National Football Foundation Alex Henery the first kicker tak-
cisco and Green Bay), Frank Kearse, dt, Alabama
67. Denver, Nate Irving, lb, N.C. State.
68. Buffalo, Kelvin Sheppard, lb, LSU. A&M. ligament surgery on his left knee. out again after a brief respite Fri- and College Hall of Fame as the en with the 23rd pick of the
232. Pittsburgh, Baron Batch, rb, Texas Tech.
69. Arizona, Rob Housler, te, Florida Atlantic.
70. Kansas City (from Cleveland), Justin Houston, lb, 233. Green Bay, Lawrence Guy, dt, Arizona State. Hogan won’t be able to begin day. That night, however, an ap- nation’s top scholar athlete. fourth round. Henery hit 18-of-19
Georgia. 234. x-San Diego, Andrew Gachkar, lb, Missouri.
235. x-Miami, Jimmy Wilson, db, Montana. running full speed until August. peals court decision allowed the Acho’s parents emigrated from field goal attempts (10-of-11 from
71. Dallas, DeMarco Murray, rb, Oklahoma.
72. New Orleans (from Washington), Martez Wilson, 236. x-Minnesota, Stephen Burton, wr, West Texas
A&M.
“My knee is ahead of sched- league to reinstate the lockout Nigeria, and each summer he re- 40 yards or longer) and all 54 ex-
lb, Illinois.
73. New England (from Houston), Stevan Ridley, rb, 237. x-Philadelphia, Greg Lloyd, lb, Connecticut.
238. x-Tampa Bay, Daniel Hardy, te, Idaho.
ule,” he insisted. “It’s getting that had been lifted earlier in the turns to the country with his fa- tra points last season. He also
LSU.
74. New England (from Minnesota), Ryan Mallett, qb, 239. x-San Francisco, Mike Person, g, Montana State. stronger and getting used to do- week. ther and brother on a medical punts.
240. x-Philadelphia, Stanley Havili, rb, Southern Cal.
Arkansas.
75. Seattle (from Detroit), John Moffitt, g, Wisconsin. 241. x-Oakland, David Ausberry, wr, Southern Cal. ing things.” But the draft carried on be- mission. Eagles longtime kicker David
242. x-Seattle, Malcolm Smith, lb, Southern Cal.
76. Jacksonville (from San Francisco), Will Rackley,
g, Lehigh. 243. x-New Orleans, Nate Bussey, lb, Illinois. The Panthers, who chose quar- cause it is protected under the Another Matthews joined the Akers is a free agent, but the
244. x-Carolina, Lee Ziemba, ot, Auburn.
77. Tennessee, Jurrell Casey, dt, Southern Cal.
78. St. Louis, Austin Pettis, wr, Boise State. 245. x-Buffalo, Michael Jasper, dt, Bethel (Tenn.). terback Cam Newton with the old collective bargaining agree- NFL when Oregon linebacker team has placed a transition tag
79. Washington (from Miami), Leonard Hankerson, 246. x-Cincinnati, Jay Finley, rb, Baylor.
247. x-Denver, Jeremy Beal, de, Oklahoma. No. 1 overall pick to open the ment, which expired March 11. Casey Matthews was picked by on him and would have a chance
wr, Miami.
80. San Francisco (from Jacksonville), Chris Culliver, 248. x-Cleveland, Eric Hagg, db, Nebraska.
249. x-Arizona, DeMarco Sampson, wr, San Diego
draft Thursday night and added Dan Lauria, who stars as the Philadelphia Eagles with the to retain him.
db, South Carolina.
81. Oakland, DeMarcus Van Dyke, db, Miami. State.
250. x-San Francisco, Curtis Holcomb, db, Florida
a pair of defensive tackles Friday, Green Bay coach Vince Lombar- 19th pick in the fourth round. The Cleveland Browns, with a
82. San Diego, Vincent Brown, wr, San Diego State.
83. N.Y. Giants, Jerrel Jernigan, wr, Troy. A&M. are hoping Hogan recovers and di in the Broadway show “Lom- He’s the brother of Packers All- pick from Atlanta, chose Stan-
84. Tampa Bay, Mason Foster, lb, Washington. 251. x-Tennessee, Tommie Campbell, db, California
85. Baltimore (from Philadelphia), Jah Reid, ot, Cen- (Pa.). stays out of trouble to bolster a bardi,” ended the sixth round by Pro linebacker Clay Matthews. ford fullback Owen Marecic, a
252. x-Dallas, Bill Nagy, c, Wisconsin.
tral Florida.
86. Kansas City, Allen Bailey, de, Miami. 253. x-Washington, Chris Neild, nt, West Virginia. secondary in need of depth. making the Packers’ pick — Ari- The Eagles are well aware of two-way player who also played
254. x-Houston, Cheta Ozougwu, lb, Rice.
87. Indianapolis, Drake Nevis, dt, LSU.
88. New Orleans, Johnny Patrick, db, Louisville.
The Seattle Seahawks went zona linebacker Ricky Elmore. Clay Matthews — they had a linebacker.
89. San Diego (from Seattle), Shareece Wright, db,
Southern Cal.
90. Philadelphia (from Baltimore), Curtis Marsh, db,
Utah State.
91. Atlanta, Akeem Dent, lb, Georgia.
92. Oakland (from New England), Joe Barksdale, ot,
LSU.
93. Chicago, Chris Conte, db, California.
94. N.Y. Jets, Kenrick Ellis, dt, Hampton.
95. Pittsburgh, Curtis Brown, db, Texas.
96. Green Bay, Alex Green, rb, Hawaii.
97. x-Carolina, Sione Fua, dt, Stanford.
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