Local youngsters compete in fishing derby at McDade Park

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Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley and Parks & Recreation staff members participate in the presentation of trophies to the winners in the 4 – 8 age category at the 24th annual fishing derby held recently at McDade Park.  Over 80 children participated in the event.

Front from left Oliver Stewart, Old Forge, first fish caught; Noah Smith, Dunmore, fifth place for largest fish; Madison Kilmer, Carbondale, first to limit caught; Willow Ritter, first place largest fish, and Harmony Ritter, fourth place largest fish caught, both of Scranton; Gianna Loyek, Olyphant, second place largest fish caught; and Sarah Williams, Scranton, third place largest fish caught.

Back row: Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, John DeNunzio, Rich DeStefano, Norm Coupland, Jerry Melvin and Bennie Pritchyk, Parks & Recreation staff; and William Davis, Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation.


Local gymnasts earn competition honors

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Level 10 gymnasts from the United Sports Academy in Dunmore include from left: Mackenzie Black, a sophomore at Dunmore High School; Emma Firmstone, a senior at Honesdale High School; Adeliner Rieder, a sophomore at Scranton prep; and Taylor Osterhout, an 8th grade student at Abington Heights.

Two Dunmoreans in the Junior Olympic team program at United Sports Academy, located in Dunmore, who participated in competitions over the weekend of February 12-14 brought home honors.

Ten-year-old, Maura Michalczyk, a fourth grader at Dunmore Elementary Center, is a level 4 gymnast who competed in the Dalmatian Classic in Wales, Pa., over the weekend and took home first place on Vault, first place on Bars, first place on Beam, second place on Floor, and first place All Around.

The second gymnast is 16-year-old Mackenzie Black, who is currently a sophomore at Dunmore High School., She is a  level 10 gymnast at United Sports Academy and  just competed in the Presidential Classic in Disney World. Mackenzie took home first place on Vault, first place on Floor, third on Beam and third place All Around.