Temperino: A Three-Sport Stalwart at Dunmore

By Steve Svetovich

He was All Regional in football and averages over 11 points and eight rebounds in basketball, yet baseball is his best sport.

That is Dunmore senior three-sport standout Dom Temperino. 

Son of June and Jack Miles, Dunmore, Dom is all about Dunmore High School, having great friends and playing sports.

” I love it here,” he said. 

After being named first team Lackawanna Conference all-star and to the All Regional football team as a defensive end, Dom wasted no time getting ready for the basketball season. 

He made his presence known on the hardwood when he scored seven of his game high 18 points in the fourth quarter of Dunmore’s come from behind win, 57-54, over Riverside Saturday, January 30. He added 10 rebounds in the big win. 

The All Regional senior defensive end recorded 30 tackles and five and one-half sacks in just a five game season for Dunmore. 

He was a four-year member of the Dunmore football team. Dom, 18, is a member of the French Club, TACT and has a 90 academic average. He is a four-year member of the basketball team and also plays baseball for the Bucks.

And with all of his football and basketball accolades, he said baseball is his best sport. Dom plays first and third base for Dunmore and hit .335 as a sophomore. His team was unable to play in his junior year due to COVID-19. 

“I really like baseball the best and look forward to playing this year,” he said. 

Dom said he enjoys playing football for Dunmore coach Kevin McHale. ” He is a great coach and I learned a lot from him.”

A forward averaging 11.2 points per game on the basketball team, Dom said his coach Kevin Clark teaches him about the value of hard work. “Coach Clark tells us we can accomplish anything with hard work. With hard work, it pays off in the end.

“Hard work beats talent.”

The senior scholar-athlete said he will attend West Chester University and study criminal justice in the fall. “I would like to play baseball there. Eventually, I want to become a state policeman or a corrections officer.”

Humble and hard working, Dom said he enjoys listening to music in his spare time and would like to see Motley Crue in concert. 

He talked about goals. “I want to help Dunmore win district titles in both basketball and baseball this year. I want to graduate with honors and go on and do well in college.” 

Dom said he will never forget his experience at Dunmore High School. 

“It is the greatest school and I love being a part of it all,” he said. “Everyone is great here. 

“I would not trade it for anything else in the world.

“Dunmore is the best place to grow up. There is nothing better.” 

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