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9/6/2007 —

The expectations are high as the Wilkes-Barre Nittany Lions look to improve on last year’s performance. The Men’s Baseball team returns starting pitchers Zack Artim and Mike Peterson from Wyoming Area. Both pitchers will provide strong leadership on the mound. According to Head Coach Joe Lohin, “Infielders Matt Drumheller and Dayton Ward, along with outfielders Rich Kaminski and Randy Wholaver—all from Nanticoke Area High School—will provide the defense needed to make a run at the playoffs in 2007.”

The Women’s Volleyball squad will start their home schedule on September 25th against Penn State Worthington Scranton. Returning Head Coach Regan Palfey wants to improve on last season’s re-building year, as the Lady Nittany Lions of Wilkes-Barre bring four starters back to the line-up. Amanda Supey, Elizabeth Kemmerer, Jill Chocallo and Michelle Yosh will supply the power required for the Nittany Lions. Palfey says, “I’m very confident that this team has the ability, skill, and drive to take us back into the post season and the PSUAC playoffs.”

The Wilkes-Barre Men’s Golf team had an impressive season coming off a 3rd-place finish at the 2006 State Championship. This year, the Golf team will count on former Wyoming Valley West standout and current team captain Zack Stull to lead them to a PSUAC title. Head Coach Ed Keil in his 18th year at Wilkes-Barre says that “If everyone can play up to their potential, we could be in the hunt for the 2007 title.”

Men’s Varsity Soccer will be loaded with exciting players to watch, as they compete for the 2007 PSUAC championship. Defensive stand-outs include Grant Roberts (Lake-Lehman High), Reese Smith, Max Winters (Dallas High) and Chris Deeters.  Freshman goalkeeper Gerard Cebulski and returning keeper Sarah Tomulatis from Holy Redeemer will anchor the defensive unit. When the Nittany Lions go on the attack, Head Coach Paul Callahan will rely on All-Conference player Phillip Baumunk to be the main scoring threat. Controlling the mid-field will be Mario Oliveri (Dallas High), Ryan Mauser and Steve Huffsmith from Tunkhannock High. Callahan will also supplement the attack with a talented group of local freshmen including Ian Carpenter, Mike Snyder, Ryan Grabinski and Mike Ortiz.

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