Three local field hockey standouts were selected by USA Field Hockey to participate in the 2013 Futures Elite program.
Coughlin's Brigid Wood was selected following an appearance at the U17 Junior National Camp this summer. She will be a freshman this season for the Crusaders.
Crestwood will be represented by Chandler Ackers, a senior. She was a first-team all-state selection last season.
Julia Grosek of Wyoming Seminary completes the trio. The midfielder missed a significant part of her sophomore season last year due to injury.
WILKES-BARRE -- Chase Makowski took medalist honors Friday as Holy Redeemer defeated Meyers 141-169 in high school golf action at the par-32 Hollenback Golf Course.
Meyers was led by Will Amesbury's 33.
Wyoming Area also downed Meyers, 156-169. Zach Malhern led the Warriors with a 37.
Holy Redeemer 141, Meyers 169
Wyoming Area 156, Meyers 169
Redeemer (141): Chase Makowski, 32; Mariano Medico, 35; Matt Slavoski 37; Ryan Crossin, 37.
Wyoming Area (156): Zach Malhern, 37, Madeline Wharton, 42; Courtney Melvin, 35; Bill Peck, 40.
Meyers (169): Lee Falzone, 52; CJ Szafran, 47; Will Amesbury, 33; Dan Conrad, 37.
After a week of hitting teammates, high school football teams get a chance to do the same against an opponent.
All 17 Wyoming Valley Conference teams will be in action this morning in their first scrimmages of the season.
The day begins at 9:30 a.m. when Wyoming Area hosts Tunkhannock in the only all-WVC scrimmage on the schedule.
Slated for 10 a.m. are: Abington Heights at Wyoming Valley West; Central Columbia at GAR; Coughlin at Carbondale; Dallas at Dunmore; Holy Redeemer at Lackawanna Trail; Honesdale at Nanticoke; Meyers at Western Wayne; North Penn at Hazleton Area; Northwest at Mid Valley; Riverside at Hanover Area; Valley View at Lake-Lehman; and West Scranton at Pittston Area.
At 11 a.m., Berwick will host Central Mountain and Williamsport will host Bethlehem Liberty.
The schedule is subject to change. Teams will scrimmage again next weekend before the season kicks off on Aug. 31.