Top sports of 2010

Montrose’s Julia Koloski won PIAA Class AA state gold in the triple jump at 39-feet. She also finished top seven in three other events. PHOTO COURTESY OF ED KING

JANUARY

EL’s Eastman Kiwanis Champ

Elk Lake’s Jake Eastman was crowned a Tunkhannock Kiwanis Wrestling Tournament champion with a pin of Lackawanna Trail’s Eric Laytos at 4:54 in the 215-pound weight class. He also hit the 100-win milestone durting the prelims.

Taylor lives snow dream

Blue Ridge senior Cody Taylor saw his snowboarding dreams come true as he got the chance to snowboard with X Games champion Andreas Wiig at Keystone Resort in Denver, Colo.

Lass hits 1,000 points

Marywood University senior Amanda Lass, a Montrose graduate, notched her 1,000th career college basketball point in a 76-53 victory over Cedar Crest College.

FEBRUARY

Caines tops 1,000

Elk Lake senior Karley Caines dropped in her 1,000th career point as the Lady Warriors beat Forest City.

Snee enjoys Pro Bowl

Montrose graduate Chris Snee, a right guard for the New York Giants, enjoyed his second straight year of playing in the NFL Pro Bowl.

Koloski signs with Pitt

Montrose Area track and field star Julia Koloski signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Pittsburgh.

Meteors win LL crown

Montrose Area’s boys’ basketball team survived a four-overtime thriller with Elk Lake to win the Lackawanna League Div. III all-season title, 72-67.

MARCH

EL ties for Dist. 2 gold

Elk Lake’s wrestling team took top honors in the PIAA District 2 wrestling tournament, tying with Western Wayne as each school had a trio of wrestlers bringing home gold.

BR history is made

Blue Ridge wrestler Alex Stanton made school history as he advanced to the PIAA Class AA championships in Hershey where he took fourth place in the state.

EL cheerleader All American

Elk Lake sophomore Brittany Delancey won the All-American Cheerleader Award while cheering with Keystone Extreme All Stars in Washington, D.C.

APRIL

Kimsey headed to Kutztown

Montrose track and field jumper Sarah Kimsey signed on to attend Kutztown University.

Sisters slug at Cornell

Sisters and Blue Ridge grads Erin Keene, 19, and Dayna Keene, 18, competed for Cornell University’s NCAA Div. I softball program.

EL’s Darling perfect

Elk Lake softball pitcher Brooke Darling notched a perfect game against Susquehanna, tossing 20 strikeouts over seven innings. She struck out all but one better en route to a 10-0 victory.

MAY

Warriors top Jordan

Elk Lake’s boys’ and girls’ track and field teams took top honors at the 55th annual Jordan Relays in Scranton.

County mines D2 gold

At the District II Class AA track and field championships, Susquehanna County tracksters brought home many gold medals. Montrose’s Julia Koloski (triple jump, 4×100 relay, high jump), Blue Ridge’s Jared Conklin (discus), Zach Kruger (300 hurdles), Kaitchen Dearborn (javelin) and Allison Hall (800) Elk Lake’s Maria Trowbridge (1600 and 3200), Caitie Good (200 and 1600 relay), Sean Carney (400), Mike Bedell (1600) and 1600 and 3200 relay team of (Carney, Bedell, Tyler Williams and Bryan Grosvenor) and  Susquehanna’s Nick Vales (pole vault).

Koloski wins state gold

Montrose senior Julia Koloski finished out her high school track and field career with a gold medal in the triple jump at 39-feet, and finished in the top seven in three other events.

Whipple lifting champion

Montrose’s Tyler Whipple topped the 123-pound weight class at the IPF World Lifting Championships in Kileen, Texas.

JUNE

MV drops wrestling

Amidst an ongoing budget crisis at Mountain View, the school board announced that its wrestling program was no more.

Clifford man triathlete

Chaz Ross of Clifford Twp. grabbed the Great Island Adventure Triathlon near Lock Haven.

JULY

Luff, Salva win race

Sam Luff, 23, of Emmaus, won the ‘Race for Independence’ 10K in Montrose while John Salva, 18, of Conklin, was the 5K winner with a time of 17:15.

Darling named All-State

Elk Lake’s Brooke Darling, who pitched a pair of perfect games and multiple no-hitters, bolstered a stifling 0.14 earned run average and amassed 200-plus strikeouts, was awarded second-team honors in Class AA.

Susquehanna AD dies

Denise Reddon, the Susquehanna Community athletic director and a former coach passed away. She served as a girls’ basketball coach, a volleyball coach and a cheerleading coach.

Locals in Dream Game

Montrose Area’s Dalton Smith, Rob Volk and Bryan Castrogiovanni along with Susquehanna’s Chris Kimble helped lead the City team coached by Montrose’s Jack Keihl to a victory in the 76th annual Dream Game in Scranton.

AUGUST

EL grad coaches Marywood

Elk Lake grad Megan Bullock, 24, now of Wilkes-Barre, was tabbed as the head coach of Marywood University’s field hockey program after the previous coach resigned.

Smith 2nd at Jackman

Montrose Area’s Jordan Smith took second place at the 47th annual Jackman Memorial Golf Tournament in Scranton. He shot a 36 and a 38 for a 74 stroke total on the par 72 course.

Demmer champion archer

John Demmer III, 30, of Kingsley, grabbed the World Champion Title in the Traditional Bow category in mid-August at Ellicotville, N.Y.

SEPTEMBER

Novak wins Apple Fest race

David Novak of Tunkhannock took first place in the Pro 1/2/3, 26 mile Montrose Apple Festival Bike race, missing the course record by 10 seconds with a 65:10 finish. He also won the King of the Mountain for the 26 mile race.

MV dedicates field

Mountain View dedicated its new soccer field/ to former coach, teacher and principal Robert W. Klenk at a ceremony held before a Mountain View girls’ soccer game.

FC’s Thomas gets hole-in-one

Forest City’s Seth Thomas notched a hole-in-one on the 265-yard, par 4 second hole at Memorial Links in an 8.5-.5 victory over Susquehanna.

OCTOBER

Sabers top Montrose

In an annual local high school football rivalry game, Susquehanna, led by ace quarterback Dan Kempa, took a 35-0 victory over the Meteors at Montrose.

Jr. Warriors take gold

Elk Lake’s girls’ junior high cross country team took first place overall at the District II Class AA championship at McDade Park as Jenny VanEtten took fist overall at 11:01.

EL hosts D2 meet

Elk Lake hosted the District II cross country championship for the first time as both the boys’ and girls’ teams took second overall in the team standings while Luke Jones took first overall in Class AA at 16:06, after teammate Mike Bedell collapsed just shy of the finish line.

NOVEMBER

Warrior XC state champs

Both Elk Lake’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams took home gold as PIAA Class AA state champions. Maria Trowbridge finished sixth and Mike Bedell bounced back with  a seventh place. Varsity coach Will Squier later honored as state ‘Coach of the year.’

Sabers grab Div. 3 title

Susquehanna’s varsity football team celebrated its first Lackawanna Football Conference Division III title since 1995 as it defeated Old Forge 28-13.

MV soccer makes state run

Mountain View’s boys’ soccer team stormed through the first round of the PIAA Class A tourney with a victory over Berwick’s Bulldogs before falling i to South Williamsport.

Darling goes with Columbia

Elk Lake softball pitcher Brooke Darling committed to attending NCAA Division I Columbia University in New York, playing in the Ivy League.

Scrimmage honors Caines

Elk Lake held an alumni basketball game to honor retiring coach and educator Al Caines for his years of service to the Dimock campus.

DECEMBER

Kiehl resigns

Montrose Area school board accepted the resignation of high school football coach Jack Kiehl.

EL grad swims for Lyco

Elk Lake graduate Jehiel Boner, now a sophomore at Lycoming College, in Williamsport, walked onto the school’s swim team as a freshman and is now playing a big role for the team as a utility swimmer.

Girls join wrestling teams

Montrose’s Heather Traver and Lackawanna Trail’s Mackenzie Rosiak are both wrestling for their respective varsity teams.