Another Successful Football Season for Double “R” Twirlettes


The Double “R” Twirlettes were well represented this football season as 20 group members twirled with six different high schools, including Dunmore, at games, pep rallies, and other events throughout the fall.

The performers are all students of Kathleen Y. Mercatili who is director of the Double “R” Twirlettes.

Shown seated from left: Natalie Nareski, feature twirler at Old Forge High School; Natalie Buchinski, Miss Spartan at Mid Valley Secondary Center; Nina Sampogne, Miss Comet at Abington Heights High School; Meghan Murray, Miss Trojan, and Alexandra Taffera, feature twirler, both at North Pocono High School. 

Kneeling, same order: Lauren Zajaczkowski, Lily Lucsky, twirlers at North Pocono; Sara Swavola, Scranton twirler; Madison Waltz, Dunmore High School twirler; Eliyana Kubelis, Scranton twirler; Jordan Gioupis, North Pocono twirler, and Autumn Major, North Pocono captain.

Standing, same order: Sadie Solensky, Jocelyn Bringhurst, Tiana Searfoss, Lindsey Kausmeyer, all Mid-Valley twirlers; Olivia Major, North Pocono twirler; Madison Doyle, Morgan Tullio, and Sahara Searfoss, all Mid Valley twirlers.

Area Twirlers Dazzle at PNC Field

Sherry's Royalettes

Sherry’s Royalettes performed at a Railriders game at PNC field this baseball season. The twirlers range in age from 3 to 18. Classes are held at the Dunmore Community Center and will be starting on Monday, September 30, 2019 under the direction of Sherry Nicolais.

For more information call 570-961-3635.

Local Twirlers Perform Show at Sea


Members of the Double “R” Twirlettes, including two Dunmore residents, recently celebrated the group’s 70th anniversary during a cruise to Bermuda. While in Bermuda, the Twirlettes performed at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Kings Wharf.

The Twirlettes are under the direction of Kathleen Mercatili.

Group members who performed in Bermuda include, front row from left: Skylar Sherrer, Brielle Esken of Dunmore, Rylee Sherrer, Brielle Desousa and Kali Mercatili.

Back row, same order: Rachelle Watts, Madison Waltz of Dunmore, Madison Chickey, Alexandra Taffera, Lydia Monroe and Natalie Nareski.

For more information on the Double “R” Twirlettes or to register for fall lessons,  call 570-489-1935 or visit