HANOVER TWP. – In two weeks, Jason Miller will be serving as a head high school golf coach for the first time at Pittston Area.
Monday, he demonstrated his ability to play the game he will be teaching.
Miller shot 77 at Wyoming Valley Country Club to win the men’s 30-39 age group at the Keystone State Games.
“I haven’t been playing a lot of competitive golf lately,” Miller said.
Finishing at 6-over proved to be a challenge.
“The rough was real high,” Miller said. “The greens were fast. I didn’t play as well as I had hoped. But I did well in my age group.”
Cole Cherkas, who is going into his junior year at Pittston Area, was the top hitter on the Pocono-1 team that reached the Keystone Games Scholastic Division baseball championship game.
Cherkas went 7-for-13 to finish the tournament with a .538 average.
The third baseman/pitcher was particularly effective in two games played at his high school team’s home field at the Pittston Area Primary Center in Hughestown. In two games there, Cherkas was 6-for-6 with two walks and six RBI.
Cherkas was 4-for-4 with a home run, triple, four RBI and three runs scored in a 9-7 win over Lehigh Valley during pool play.
“He just hit the daylights out of it,” Pocono-1 manager Sean Foley said.
Cherkas had one of the team’s four hits in a 3-1 loss to West in the championship game.
Jerry Langan from Pittston was the Male 55-59 age group winner during the 5K for the United Way held in conjunction with the Keystone Games.
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