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Volleyball Academic All-Stars Named

Six members of the Wyalusing Valley girls’ volleyball team were named to the Northern Tier League East academic all-star team.

Seniors Erin Dean-Swank, Laci Holdren and Elesha Schulze were recognized as were juniors Renee Bouch, Christina Hons and Sara Huffman.


Moosic Mets Seeks Players

The Moosic Mets baseball 17U showcase team is accepting online registrations for upcoming winter tryouts for the 2012 season. Players graduating in the years 2013 to 2015 are eligible.

The team is a summer/fall commitment for players intending on continuing their playing career at the college or professional level.

For more information and to register, visit www.moosicmets.net.


Elks Hoop Shoot Slated

Towanda Elks 2191 will host the 40th Hoop Shoot free-throw competition on Saturday, Dec. 17, at St. Agnes School in Towanda. Registration and warm-ups begin at 9 a.m. with competition to begin at 10.

The Hoop Shoot is for boys and girls in three age-groups—8-9, 10-11 and 12-13.

For more information, call (570) 744-2188.


Green Ridge Mile Held

Frankie Redmond won Andy Gavin’s Green Ridge Mile run in Scranton on Nov. 26 with a time of 4:27. Matt Byrne was second in 4:30, followed by Michael Bryer.

Jennifer Pierce topped the women’s field with a time of 5:22, followed by Kate Reilly in 5:31 and Jillian Dunn in 5:47.


PA Bear Harvest Ranks Second

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s preliminary figures, the 2011 bear harvest was the second highest ever with 3,968 bear taken during the three recently concluded seasons. Only the 2005 season, when 4,164 bear were taken, was larger.

During the five-day archery season, 257 bear were harvested; 3,154 were killed during the four-day statewide season; and 557 were killed in the extended season in selected Wildlife Management Units.

In Sullivan County, 177 bear were killed. There were 122 reported kills in Bradford County. Wyoming and Susquehanna Counties had 55 and 51 reported kills, respectively.

The largest bear taken in the state was a 767-pounder in Monroe County during archery season.


North Rome Hoops Underway

The North Rome Christian School’s boys’ basketball team, coached by Wyalusing Valley graduate David Jennings, has begun its season with four players on the roster from the Wyalusing area—Ben Haefka, Nick Stanton, Zach Hiduk and Monty Sickler.

North Rome will host Triboro Christian from Old Forge at the Wyalusing Elementary School on Friday, Dec. 9. Previously, the squad hosted Summit Christian on Dec. 6, losing 65-52. The North Rome girls defeated Summit Christian, 36-10.

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