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Home Course: Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Club (Par 36)

Coach: Mike Galli, 6th year

2011 Record: 5-4

Key Losses: Tom Donato

Key Players: Shamus Gartley, Sr.; Michael Post, Sr.; Corey Hauser, Jr.; Daulton Lentini, Jr.; Alex Andersen, Jr.

Coach's Outlook: "We have a lot of experience. They've played a lot together at practice and outside practice in their own free time. If we're going to make any noise it's going to be this year. We have the talent we just need the consistency. We feel like we have the ability to beat anybody."


Home Course: Irem Golf Club (Par 36)

Coach: Tom Kilduff, 23rd year

2011 Record: 10-1 (North Division co-champion)

Key Losses: None

Key Players: Rudy Georgetti, Sr., Ryan Georgetti, Jr., Justin Brojakowski, Jr.; Nigel Stearns, Jr.; Chad DeBona, Jr.

Coach's Outlook: "It's going to be tough to make up for some losses from last year. We may not contend for a championship, but, I'm confident we'll have a winning record this year. We've got a good, solid five starters and once someone steps up for the sixth spot we'll be in ok shape."

Pittston Area

Home Course: Fox Hill Country Club (Par 35)

Coach: Len Benfante, 23rd year

2011 Record: 9-1 (East Division Champion)

Key Losses: Brandon Matthews

Key Players: Ryan Tracy, Sr.; Matt Carroll, Sr.; Chris Lynch, Sr.; Calvin O'Boyle, Sr.; Matt Pierantoni, Sr.; Connor Mitchell, Sr.; Tyler McGarry, So.; David Zydko, So.; Braulio Garcio, So.

Coach's Outlook: "We have four letterman back, but we have some tough matches. Ryan Tracy is a solid top five player in the league and Chris Lynch is really playing well early on this season. I'm looking forward to see how they react to this loss (to Coughlin)."


Home Course: Stonehedge Golf Course, (Par 36)

Coach: Andy Neely, 7th year

2011 Record: 6-4

Key Losses: Ryan Potuck

Key Players: Brent Christy, Sr.; Race Sick, Sr.; Jim DeWitt, Sr.; Sean Soltysiak, Jr.; Jim Lyons, Jr.; Jake Shaffer, Sr.

Coach's Outlook: "We can't start slow with just 10 matches. We're playing courses we've never played before. It's going to be difficult to play new courses."



Home Course: Berwick Country Club (Par 36)

Coach: Joe Nespoli, 13th year

2011 Record: 9-3 (Southern Division co-champion)

Key Losses: Ben Bower

Key Players: Ty Morzilla, Jr.; Brian Bridge, Sr.; Matt Dalo, Jr.; Kyle Miller, Sr.; Eric May, Sr.; Ryan Stashko, Jr.

Coach's Outlook: "We have a good team, but we're in a very, very difficult division. We have a lot of really good matches to look forward to. There's not one match you can go into saying ‘we should win this one.' This is going to be fun. I'm optimistic. We have a nice team."


Home Course: Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club (Par 36)

Coach: Mark Jarolen, 25th year

2011 Record: 9-3 (Southern Division co-champion)

Key Losses: Zach Ciavarella, Joe egg, Keith Novatnak

Key Players: Jake Popowycz, Sr.; Thomas Goyne, Sr.; Dave Supko, Sr.; Drew Munisteri, Sr, Bill Dombroski, Jr.; Joe Hurn, Jr.; Jason Dotzel, So.

Coach's Outlook: "This year's team has the experience to be very competitive. The team hopes to contend for the division title and to qualify for the playoffs."

Hazleton Area

Home Course: Sugarloaf Golf Club (Par 36)

Coach: Mike Dulina, first year

2011 Record: 5-7

Key Losses: Jared Piskorick, Matt Alshefski, T.J. Chirico, Tyler Rubasky

Key Players: Rick Kuzmitsky, Sr.; Dave McHolick, Sr.; Miranda Matz, Sr.; Rich Gawel, Jr.; Anthony Sidari, So.; Nicholas Thrash, Sr.; Joe Baran, So.; Josh Provost, Fr.; Taylor Burns, Fr.; Geran Triano, Fr.

Outlook: Dulina is a longtime golf pro and is a veteran of the game. The Cougars lost some top players from last year, but they should be able to hang in the new division with some of the top teams.

Wyoming Valley West

Home Course: Irem Golf Club (Par 36)

Coach: Gary Mack, 5th year

2011 Record: 10-1 (North Division co-champion)

Key Losses: Ryan Hettes

Key Players: Chris McCue, Sr., Colin Harrison, Sr.; Chris Nixon, Sr.; Andrew Crossin, Jr.; Evan Pirillo, Sr.; Dave Chacke, Sr.; Nick Ostrowski, Sr.; Leanne Dellarte, Jr.; Derek Heffelfinger, Jr.; Dan Miller, Jr.; Tyler Yankosky, Fr.

Outlook: "We have five starters back from last year. If we play well we can really put up some impressive scores. It's a tribute to the kids with how hard they worked to be competitive. If we play well, we can win our division and we will compete for the conference title and that's our goal. They put themselves in this position with how hard they have worked."



Home Course: Hollenback Golf Course (Par 36)

Coach: Chris Buzinkai, 7th year

2011 Record: 0-10

Key Losses: Ryan Pavone

Key Players: Brian Klapat, Sr.; Alec Niemiec, Sr.; Michael Rowe, Jr.; Sean Paul Williamson, So.; Jeremy Klapat, So.

Coach's Outlook: "Hopefully we can be more competitive and maybe surprise somebody. I'm very proud of the players who have stuck with it even though winning hasn't been the most important thing. They're really dedicated."

Holy Redeemer

Home Course: Wilkes-Barre Municipal Golf Club (Par 36)

Coach: Art Brunn Jr., 23rd year overall; 6th at Holy Redeemer

2011 Record: 10-0 (Central Division and WVC Champion)

Key Losses: Will Fulton, Ryan DeRemer

Key Players: Mariano Medico, Jr.; Chase Makowski, Jr.; Matt Slavoski, Sr.; Mike Bollinger, Jr.; Ryan Crossin, So.; John Yurkoski, Jr.; Alex Rowan, So.

Outlook: With two of the top players in the whole league in Medico and Makowski, the Royals have a lot of experience, which is starting to trickle down to the other golfers, according to Brunn.

"I'm looking forward to see how Ryan Crossin picks it up knowing how good the other two guys are," the coach said. "(Medico and Makowski) play off each other and the other guys see that and they got better off that."


Home Course: Hollenback Golf Club (Par 36)

Coach: Sean McLaughlin, 4th year

2011 Record: 4-6

Key Losses: Tony Morrash

Key Players: Will Amesbury, Sr.; Dan Conrad, Sr.; C.J. Szafran, Sr.; Lee Falzone, Fr.

Coach's Outlook: "We're looking to be competitive in every match and for Will and Dan to be two of the better players in the league…We're looking to make some noise and see where it ends up."

Wyoming Area

Home Course: Fox Hill Country Club (Par 35)

Coach: Gordon Williams, 3rd year

2011 Record: 3-6

Key Losses: Nick Rydzewski, Connor Mangan

Key Players: Zach Mulhern, Sr.; Courtney Melvin, Jr.; Madeline Wharton, Fr.; Billy Peck, Fr.; Gavin Kross, Fr.

Coach's Outlook: "Within our division, I'm hoping to take second. Redeemer has it wrapped up."

Wyoming Seminary

Home Course: Huntsville Golf Club (par 36)

Coach: Matt Occhiato, first year

2011 Record: 5-6

Key Losses: None

Key Players: Frank Henry, Sr.; John Zirnheld, Jr.; Andrew Golden, So.; Gabi Coslett, Jr.; Jared Godlewski, Fr.; John Bath, Sr.; Malcolm Lumia, So.

Coach's Outlook: "A record above .500 would be good. Moving into 2A, it's a good chance to get a couple wins. If we could finish second or third behind Holy Redeemer it would be great."

Division IV (Class 2A)
Hanover Area

Home Course: Wyoming Valley Country Club (Par 35)

Coach: Brian McDermott, 3rd year

2011 Record: 4-6

Key Losses: none

Key Players: Chris Jones, Sr., Kyle Cunard, Sr.; Matt Kuhl, Jr.; Matt Kocher, Sr.; Mike Steve, Jr.; Fred Schiel, Jr.; Steve Dokas, Sr.

Coach's Outlook: "With the aligning of our divisions we really think we can contend for the division title.

These kids have all been playing together since they were freshmen. Every year we've gotten better. I couldn't be prouder of them. I think we can definitely contend."


Home Course: Huntsville Golf Club (Par 36)

Coach: Tom Motovidlak, 5th year

2011 Record: 1-10

Key Losses: Jeff Heath

Key Players: Robert Ide, Sr.; Jeff Carter, Sr.; Ben Pilch, So.; Nick Egan, Jr.; Mike Murphy, Sr.; Kenny Kocher, Sr.

Coach's Outlook: "I feel like we're going to fare pretty well this year. We have a pretty good team. I feel like we should fare out pretty well."


Home Course: Valley Country Club (Par 35)

Coach: Mike Morrison, 4th year

2011 Record: 3-9

Key Losses: None

Key Players: Jeff Lotz, Sr.; Casey McCoy, Sr.; Sam Harmon, So.; Sean Ducaki-Reap, Sr.; Cassie Caldwell, Sr.;

Coach's Outlook: "We have a bunch of returning players and a bunch of seniors and I'm looking for a division title with the realigned divisions."


Home Course: Edgewood in the Pines (Par 36)Coach: Nina Matzoni, 6th year

2011 Record: 0-12

Key Losses:

Key Players: Mike Malshefski, Jr.; Shaun Boyle, Sr.; Justin Lewis, Sr.; Joe Olszyk, So.; Anthony Seiwell, Sr.; Ricky Ultsh, Sr.; Nick Butczynski, Jr.

Coach's Outlook: "I feel that now that we're playing in 2A instead of 3A it will be a little more competitive. I think they've come a long way from last year and I think they can carry us to some wins this year."

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