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Baptist Bible edges Keystone College in five-set volleyball tilt

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Baptist Bible College staved off three match points in the fifth set of Tuesday night’s Colonial States Athletic Conference match against Keystone College before emerging with a 20-18 decision in the frame to claim a, five-set battle between the local rivals. The Defenders improve to 8-17 overall and level their conference record at 4-4 while the Giants slip to 9-14 this fall and 3-6 in league play.Hannah Zuchowski recorded a match-high 26 kills on the night, setting a new Keystone single-season record for kills. The sophomore now has 367 kills this fall to eclipse the mark of 356 that she set last fall.


Keystone College plays to 1-1 tie against Cedar Crest in women’s soccer

Brittany Sugalski scored in the 84th minute off an assist from Summit Christian Academy graduate Olivia Kashuba to help Keystone College salvage a 1-1 tie at Cedar Crest College in Colonial States Athletic Conference women’s soccer action on Tuesday afternoon. The Giants are now 5-7-3 on the season and 3-3-3 in conference play heading into their final two games of the regular season.Sugalski’s goal was her first of the season and the sophomore’s sixth of her caree...

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Abington Heights shuts out Wyoming Area in District 2 Class AA girls soccer opener

SOUTH ABINGTON TWP. — Wyoming Area goaltender Caitlin Butchko did her best to keep thirteen-seeded Wyoming Area in the game against third-seeded Abington Heights, but the Comets offensive attack proved to be too strong.Despite controlling the ball for much of the first 4o minutes, Abington Heights was held scoreless, due to solid defensive play and several excellent saves by Butchko, until Michaelina Holmes chipped a cross from Ally Christman into the back of the net with 18:...

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Keystone College inducts 10th Athletics Hall of Fame Class

Keystone College inducted its 10th Athletics Hall of Fame class during a ceremony on Oct. 18 as part of Homecoming Weekend events on campus. Five former Giants student-athletes were honored as members of the class: Dennis Coffinberger ’68 (wrestling), Debra Tylutki Curmaci (field hockey and women’s basketball), Chris Homer (baseball), Todd Keith (men’s soccer), and Nicholas Scandale (football).About Keystone’s College’s 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees:...

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Pet of the Week: Meet Lilith

Name: LilithAge: AdultSex: FemaleBreed: Domestic shorthairAbout me: I’m very friendly and like other cats. I came to the shelter one year ago when my owner passed away.Remember to contact the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter at 570-586-3700 if your pet is lost or goes astray.The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., is open for the adoption of pets from noon to 4 p.m., six days a week (closed...

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Pieces of the Abingtons

How well do you know the streets where you live? The Abington Journal puts your powers of observation to the test with our “Pieces of the Abingtons” contest. Every other week within the paper, we’ll feature a photograph of a landmark, architectural structure or other local item in public view in the Abingtons. We’ll ask you to submit a guess as to where the photo was taken and what’s featured in the photo. Then we’ll enter each correct answer in a drawing t...

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Alley Cats bowling league scores released

Alley Cats bowling league scores from Oct. 14 are as follows:Team standings: Manx-18, Panthers-18, Lynx-16, Bobcats-16, Siamese-14, Tigers, 14, Wildcats-12, Ghost-4High individual game: Judy Wolfe-190, Anna Aten- 173, Maxine Gilligan- 168High individual series: Barb Borek-468, Judy Wolfe -463, Bette Connell- 446High team game: Manx-697, Tigers-668, Lynx-656High team series: Manx-2005, Tigers-1958, Lynx-1928

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Sen. Baker supports bill that strikes balance between responsible development and environmental protection

The Senate on Oct. 14 approved an amended version of House Bill 1565 and sent it back to the House for a concurrence vote. The 27-22 vote included the support of Sen. Lisa Baker, R-20, who fought for its passage because of the impact existing legislation has had on parts of her district, especially Pike, Wayne and Monroe counties.She noted the language in the current law has a disproportionately negative impact in Northeastern Pennsylvania.“While 34 percent of this...

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Jack Williams Tire supports Ryan’s Run

Allied Services Integrated Services announce that for the fourth year, Jack Williams Tire is supporting children and adults with disabilities as a major sponsor of Ryan’s Run. The campaign led by WNEP-TV’s Ryan Leckey involves area runners competing in the New York City Marathon to raise funds and awareness for individuals with disabilities and life-changing injuries at Allied Services.Since Jack Williams Tire joined the Ryan’s Run campaign in 2011, the family-own...

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Keystone College athletes claim CSAC Weekly Awards

Keystone College men’s cross country runner Justin Clarke, a Lackawanna Trail graduate, and women’s soccer player Jem Crockford were honored by the Colonial States Athletic Conference Monday, Oct. 20 as the league announced their weekly award winners. Clarke was named the CSAC Runner of the Week while Crockford was selected to the conference’s Player of the Week Honor Roll.

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Hickory Project to open Arts at First Presbyterian concert series

The Hickory Project, an NEPA-based bluegrass band, will open the Arts at First Presbyterian concert series at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26 at 300 School St. in Clarks Summit.Founded in 2001, the band features Anthony Hannigan, a national mandolin banjo champion and Dave Cavage on banjo. They have performed at the Kennedy Center and many bluegrass festivals worldwide. Other members include Josh Segulia on banjo and vocals, Steve Belcher on acoustic bass, and Jillian Hannigan on flute, pen...

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Dalton native hopes film inspires, motivates others to cherish time with family

About four years ago, Dalton native Yogi Roth was sitting on his couch when he came across the film, “The Way.”One of the lead characters in that film takes a walk along the Camino De Santiago, or the Way of Saint James, to honor his late son after originally traveling to France to retrieve his son’s body, who was killed while taking the same walk.“I’m always looking for something off the beaten path,” Roth said. “That’s wh...

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Rep. Flynn conducting coat, blanket drive

State Rep. Marty Flynn asks residents to drop off used or gently worn coats and blankets from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at his district office, 409 N. Main Ave., Scranton, for his annual winter coat drive to benefit area children and adults.Flynn’s office will collect the coats and blankets during the next several weeks and then donate them to local shelters.

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Veterans outreach available Wednesday at Rep. Flynn’s office

State Rep. Marty Flynn, D-Lackawanna, will host a monthly veterans’ support program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at his constituent service office at Jay’s Commons, 409 N. Main Ave., Scranton.A representative from the American Legion Service Office Outreach program will provide information on services available to veterans and their families. The representative is available to discuss pensions and other compensation, education, health care and death bene...

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West Scranton aerial attack too much for Abington Heights

SCRANTON — For West Scranton senior wide receiver and defensive back Kyle Kroptavich, the Invaders 23-20 win over Abington Heights, Friday, Oct. 17, on Homecoming stirred up a lot of emotions.“This is the best feeling I’ve ever had in my entire life,” Kroptavich said. “All the hard work finally paid off, everyone is just working together and we finally got a win.”The victory didn’t come easy. Abington Heights outgained West Scran...

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Keystone College cross country teams enjoy strong performances at Gettysburg Invitational

Keystone College’s men’s and women’s cross country teams enjoyed strong showings at the Gettysburg College Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 18 in the final tune-up before the Colonial States Athletic Conference Championships. The Giants men’s squad finished 25th out of 34 teams in an 8K race while the women’s team placed 26th out of 35 teams in the 6K event.Lackawanna Trail graduate Justin Clarke finished 13th out of 355 runners to lead the men’s s...

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Six in running for director of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

A firm hired to find a new director for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport has interviewed six candidates this week and soon plans to narrow down that list and do a second round of interviews, Lackawanna County Solicitor Donald Frederickson said Monday.He said the airport board expects to hire Barry Centini’s replacement at the Nov. 20 meeting.Centini, 65, of Plains Township, who has worked at the airport for 43 years, the last 25 as director, announce...

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Pittsburgh beats Scranton in ugliest accent tourney

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburghers talk funny.The city has “won” Gawker.com’s ugliest accent tournament, besting the other finalist — Scranton — in a readers’ poll with more than 54 percent of the vote.The gossipy news site set up a tournament bracket pitting what it deemed the 16 ugliest city accents in the United States against one another.Pittsburgh advanced to the finals by winning readers’ votes over Atlanta, P...

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