Crusaders defeat Bucks for Intra Borough Basketball Championship

The Intra Borough Boys Basketball Championship Game between Dunmore and Holy Cross High Schools was held on Jan. 17 at Holy Cross High School, sponsored by the Dunmore Lions Club to help defray its College Scholarship Program which is now in its 42nd year of existence.

This year the Holy Cross Boys defeated the Dunmore Boys by a score of 58 to 27. Holy Cross is ranked third by the Scranton Times sport writers and have beaten five straight Division III opponents.

Holy Cross team members and staff are shown, front row from left: Kaeden Carr, Nick Calciano, Logan Tierney, D.J. Smith, Gabe Gonzales, Hayden Hosie, Lion Renee Iezzi, and Lion Stephanie Juarez-Ventura.

Back row, same order: Assistant Coach Corey Joyce, Assistant Coach Kyler Kovaleski, Charlie O’Malley, Assistant Coach Rich LaRussa, Austin Bicking, Michael Hughes, Mario Matrone, Joshua Lentowski, Matt Lyons, Joseph lalli, Head Coach Al Callejas, Lion President Sam Sebastianelli, Brayden Moran, Cullen Moran, Gavin Monahan, Steve Yorkovic, Conor Farrell, Lucas Urban, Lion Gino Tempesta, event chairman; Assistant Coach Al Callejas, and Lion Angelo Martarano.


Members of the Dunmore High School Boys Basketball Team who participated in the Intra Borough Boys Basketball Championship Game include, front row, from left: Lion Stephanie Juarez-Ventura, Brayden Canavan, Nate Aviles, Nico Ruggiero, Cal Talutto, Evan Capooci, and Jimmy Clark.

Back row, same order: Cullen Smith, Max Forgione, Lion Renee Iezzi, Bobby Hoban, Lion Angelo Martarano, Assistant Coach Paul Biagioli, Lion President Sam Sebastianelli, Assistant Coach Sal Marchese, Domenic Desando, Thomas Bowen, Jack McNeff, Assistant Coach Pat Clark, and Lion Gino Tempesta, Event Chairman.

Absent from photo is Head Coach Kevin Clark.

Lions Club’s annual benefit show

The Dunmore Lions Club held its annual benefit show featuring “The Magic of Damian,” Pennsylvania’s foremost magician. This marks the 29th year the Lions have featured Damian’s magic to elementary students in Dunmore Elementary Schools, including Saint Mary’s Elementary Center, this year’s host. All proceeds will be utilized for scholarships to help defray college expenses for Dunmore and Holy Cross High Schools.

Pictured below with students are, from left: Principal Maryelizabeth Shattin, School Nurse and Lion  Member Renee Iezzi, Damian the Magician, and Lion Sam Sebastianelli, event chairman.

Lions hold installation

Pictured at an installation ceremony are, from left: Sam Sebastianelli Sr., president of the Dunmore Lions Club; new Lion Stephanie Juarez-Ventura, and Lion sponsor James Aita.

The Dunmore Lions are extremely proud that Stephanie Juarez-Ventura has accepted membership in the organization. Stephanie is a recent graduate from Marywood University, where she earned a bachelor of fine arts degree, double majoring in graphic design and advertising and public relations. She will be pursuing a master’s degree in communication and leadership through Gonzaga University starting in the fall. 

Ms. Juarez-Ventura currently works for the greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce as Communication Manager. Lion Stephanie volunteers with the NEPA Youth Shelter and the Endless Mountain Hot Air Balloons. She is currently training to run in the Steamtown Marathon in October. 

The installation was recently held at the club headquarters in Dunmore. Over the years members have found that the Lions Club offers many opportunities for personal growth in the largest service organization in the world. An added benefit is the incomparable feeling you receive from volunteering. 

For information on becoming a member contact our membership chairman Jim Colangelo at 570-466-5058