Marc Minichello, Abby Norwillo receive more track honors

By Tom Robinson - For Sunday Dispatch
Wyoming Area’s Marc Minichello won the 3A javelin during the PIAA Trackand Field Championships at Shippensburg University May 26. - Sunday Dispatch file photos
Pittston Area pole vaulter Abby Norwillo was recognized when the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association announced its all-state selections for the 2018 outdoor season. - Sunday Dispatch file photos

MOOSIC – Wyoming Area javelin thrower Marc Anthony Minichello and Pittston Area pole vaulter Abby Norwillo were each recognized when the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association announced its all-state selections for the 2018 outdoor season.

Minichello and Norwillo were each voted in as third-team members on the team, which selects just one athlete per event per team regardless of classification.

Both athletes competed in Class 3A where Minichello won a state title and Norwillo finished second.

ALL-STAR GAMES

Old Forge had five players selected for the County roster for the 84th annual Scranton Lions Club Dream Game.

The all-star game for graduating players from Lackawanna Football Conference teams is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 18 at Valley View’s John Henzes/Veterans Memorial Stadium in Peckville.

Running back/linebacker Brendan Mozeleski and four lineman will represent Old Forge in the game. The two-way linemen are King Shakim-Rose, Lexus Souryavong, Nick D’Andrea and Michael Hopkins.

Delaware Valley has eight players on the County squad. Old Forge matches host Valley View for the second-most with five.

The team will be coached by Valley View’s George Howanitz.

The sixth annual Field of Dreams Games, pitting senior baseball all-stars from the Wyoming Valley Conference against the Lackawanna League, will split into two games for the first time this season. The event will move to a Small/Big School format with a doubleheader scheduled for June 24 at 1:30 p.m. at PNC Field in Moosic.

The Big School game is expected to start at about 3 p.m.

Rosters are expected to feature about 15 players on each team.

Wyoming Area players will be part of the Small School game in which GAR’s Kyle Paul will coach the WVC. Pittston Area players are part of the WVC Big School team coached by Tunkhannock’s Gary Custer.

Old Forge players are eligible for the Lackawanna Small School team coached by Sandy Menichetti from Holy Cross.

TIMES LEADER WINTER TEAMS

The Times Leader recently announced its all-star sections for winter sports teams in the Wyoming Valley Conference.

Senior guards Sarah Holweg from Wyoming Area and Alexa Noone from Pittston Area were first-team choices in girls basketball.

Holweg, a West Chester University commit, became Wyoming Area’s all-time leading scorer. Noone set Pittston Area records for 3-pointers made in a game, season and career.

Pittston Area sophomore center Leah Hodick made the second team.

Wyoming Area senior forward Sam Greenfield was a first-team choice in boys basketball. Teammate Aaron Zezza, a senior guard, made the second team.

Justin Joseph, a senior 182-pounder, and Corey Mruk, a sophomore 160-pounder, represented Wyoming Area on the wrestling team.

BOYS LACROSSE

Ivan Balavage, a Scranton Prep senior from Avoca, was a first-team choice on defense when Wyoming Valley Conference coaches named their all-star team.

Wyoming Area’s Marc Minichello won the 3A javelin during the PIAA Trackand Field Championships at Shippensburg University May 26.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_052618-cgk-PIAAtrackfield23-1.jpgWyoming Area’s Marc Minichello won the 3A javelin during the PIAA Trackand Field Championships at Shippensburg University May 26. Sunday Dispatch file photos

Pittston Area pole vaulter Abby Norwillo was recognized when the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association announced its all-state selections for the 2018 outdoor season.
https://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_Track2.CMYK_.jpgPittston Area pole vaulter Abby Norwillo was recognized when the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association announced its all-state selections for the 2018 outdoor season. Sunday Dispatch file photos

By Tom Robinson

For Sunday Dispatch

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