Tara Macciocco has been hired as the new head coach of women’s basketball at Wilkes, becoming the 14th head coach in the program’s 57-year history.
Macciocco coached the past 14 seasons at Marywood, leading the Pacers to 10 straight Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) postseason appearances and seven Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Tournaments.
Macciocco is well-known throughout the area for her time as a player. At Dunmore High School, Macciocco scored 2,211 career points and led the Lady Bucks to the 1994 state Class 2A title game.
She went on to earn a Division I scholarship to Penn State and was a member of the Lady Lions 1994 Big Ten Championship team and was an integral part in the Lady Lions NCAA “Sweet Sixteen” run in 1996.
H.S. BOYS TRACK
Hazleton Area 86, Wyo. Valley West 64
Joe Grula won all three jumping events and Sabastian Rojas won the 100 dash and 300 hurdles to pace Hazleton Area.
H.S. GIRLS TRACK
Hazleton Area 90, Wyo. Valley West 60
Isabella Coyler (100 hurdles, pole vault), Keturah LeGette (discus, shot put) and Jillian Bachman (100, 200) were double winners for Hazleton Area.
Ashley Blannard won the triple jump and long jump for Valley West.
H.S. BOYS LACROSSE
Wyoming Area 15, North Pocono 7
F.J. Braccini and Ethan Hosier scored four goals each for Wyoming Area. Jakob Switzer added two goals and five assists.
Jason Parola and Elias Gray each scored three goals to pace North Pocono.
Dallas 10, Abington Heights 6
Samantha Banks and Lauren Delamater each finished with four goals as Dallas rallied for a victory.
Crestwood 14, Hazleton Area 0
Natasha Koslop scored four goals, Mackenzie Kile added three and goalie Julia Filchak posted a shutout to pace Crestwood.
Hazleton Area 3, Coughlin 0
The Cougars won in a sweep 25-14, 245-16, 25-19.
Pacing Hazleton Area were Matt Boretski (19 assists, 4 digs, 10 points, 2 aces, 2 kills), Everett Fritz (12 kills, 4 blocks, 6 points, 3 aces, 2 digs) and John Wolk (20 service points, 4 aces, 2 kills, 1 dig).
Jose Cantoran had 11 digs and two service points for Coughlin. Erik Javick had five kills and three points.
Berwick 3, Crestwood 0
Berwick swept past Crestwood 25-18, 26-24, 25-16.
For Berwick, Zach Evans had 16 kills and nine digs, Shawn Powell had six kills, five digs and two blocks, Joe Norce had 13 service points, seven kills and 12 digs, and Santiago Segura had 27 assists and 10 digs.
Leading Crestwood were Adam Williams (22 assists, 7 points, 3 kills), Michael Williams (12 kills, 2 points, 6 digs) and
Liam Martincheck (8 kills, 2 points).
Holy Redeemer 3, Dallas 0
Jared Piontkowski (14 kills, 2 blocks) and his brother Matt Piontkowski (7 kills, 4 blocks, 8 points) were big for the Royals in their 25-13, 25-17, 25-11 victory.
Zach Walker (4 kills, 6 blocks) and George Beck (27 assists, 7 points, 2 kills) also contributed to the win.
Mike Huntington had eight points, an ace and six digs for Dallas. Logan Evanofsky had seven kills and a pair of blocks.
Wilkes 16, Delaware Valley 12
Nicholas Ruggiero and Nico Lorenzo combined for 10 points and John Luna added a career-high four goals to lead host Wilkes.
Misericordia 8, King’s 6
Paul Hanrahan had three goals and an assist to pace Misericordia.
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