Successful Soccer Season for Lady Bucks Comes to an End

SOCCERR

By Emily Fedor

Dunmore High School senior Gillian Coar and the rest of the Lady Bucks soccer team have scored one goal after another this year. Literally.

Over the course of her four-year soccer career, Coar — a striker — has scored more than 90 goals, slashing the previous school record of 41 goals set back in 2008. This season alone, she scored 34.

The Division MVP is also one of the soccer team’s four co-captains.

DHS Girl's Soccer - Gillian Coar

Senior striker Gillian Coar now holds the record for most career goals scored at Dunmore High School.

The Lady Bucks finished their regular season with a record of 9-2-2 — a stat that earned them the Division IV championship title. Coached under Dunmore High School graduates and former soccer starters Matt DeVivo and Megan Dempsey, the girls then went on to battle for the District 2 AA title.

This level of play was nothing new to the Lady Bucks. Last year, they were the PIAA District 2 runner-ups and advanced to the first round of state playoffs.

This year, the girls were ranked second going into district play, earning them an automatic spot in the quarterfinals.

That October 26th match against the Western Wayne Wildcats went into overtime, after neither team scored during the first two halves of regular play. But that overtime didn’t last very long. Less than a minute in, Coar shot and she scored, bringing home the ‘W’ for the Lady Bucks with a final score of 1-0.

Two days later on October 28th, the girls faced Montrose in a semi-final match-up. With a high-scoring machine in Coar, they had a good chance, no doubt. But the Lady Meteors had a weapon of their own in Maddy Gilhool. The Montrose junior striker scored once in each half of Saturday’s game — handing the Lady Bucks a heartbreaking 2-0 loss.

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The Lady Bucks’ finished the 2017-2018 season with a record of 10-3-2. While all involved hoped the journey would last a little longer, ending the season as one of the top four teams in their district is not too shabby. Not too shabby at all.

Multiple members of the team have also been acknowledged by being named first and second team all-stars. Those players named first team all-stars include Gillian Coar, fellow seniors Lexi Fangio and Olivia Ortiz, junior Emma Coar and sophomore Mia Chiaro.

The second team picks include junior Tommi Jane Golden and freshman Olivia Leo.  

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Marywood Students Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer's Walk - 1Marywood University’s Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA) recently volunteered at the two-mile Walk to End Alzheimer’s that was held at PNC Field.

Through the efforts of more than 800 participants, the walk raised nearly $130,000. Money raised will provide funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

Pictured are Marywood University student chapter members of the NSSLHA. Kneeling from left: Sara Moore, Antonia Russo, Brielle Peters, Brooke Reiner, and Maya Lasalle.

Second row: Anne Johnson, Brianna Mallia, Maggie Carter, and Madison Horwath.

Third row: Kristen Meyer, Nicole Coombs, Laura Farley, Katie Dearborn, and Alexzandra Ramirez.

Leadership Lackawanna’s New Board Members

Lackawanna Leadership board

Leadership Lackawanna, the region’s premier community leadership and development organization, recently installed several new board members. Incoming board members will serve a three-year term.

Front row, from left: Brian Loughney, The University of Scranton; Brad Kovaleski, Penn State Worthington Scranton, and Thomas DePietro, DePietro’s Pharmacy.

Back row: Robbie Risley, Leadership Lackawanna board chair; and Nicole Morristell, Leadership Lackawanna director.

Lackawanna County Italian Flag Raising

Italian Flag Raising just Keystone Members 2017-10-1

Members of Keystone Chapter UNICO National participated in the Lackawanna County Italian Flag Raising, in conjunction with recognizing Christopher Columbus as the discoverer of America and recognizing October as being Italian Heritage and Culture Month.

Commissioner Pat O’Malley read the proclamation recognizing the contributions of Christopher Columbus and the many Italian Americans through the years and throughout our county.

The proclamation was signed by Lackawanna County Commissioners Pat O’Malley, Laureen Cummings and Jerry Notarianni.  Each Italian American Organization present received a copy of the Proclamation.

Pictured at the Lackawanna County Italian Flag Raising from left are Mark McDade, Carmen Scrimalli, Rocco Mack, James Mack, Anthony Mack, Michele McDade, Tom Carlucci, Dunmore Councilwoman Carol Scrimalli, Ann Summa, Mary Rinaldi, Theresa LaNunziata, Chapter President Cathy Gerard, Keystone Board Chairwoman Cathy Bianchi, Marisa Scalese, Marilyn Vitali, Tess and Ray Tropeano, all Keystone Chapter UNICO members, and Lackawanna County Commissioner Pat O’Malley.