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Berwick Bulldogs

Coach: Don Plyer

2013 Record: 2-10

Home Court: Berwick Middle School

Key Returners: Dayton Droyan, Garrett Potter, Reese Musselman, Dan Galfey, Nate Daily, Bryce Kersey.

Coach’s Outlook: “We have some experience mixed in with inexperience. We’re trying to just blend them together and be very competitive and hopefully win some matches.”

Coughlin Crusaders

Coach: Shayne McGrady

2013 Record: 9-3

Home Court: Coughlin High School

Key Returners: Danny Sales, Christopher Dennis, Eric Williams, Timmy Werkheiser.

Coach’s Outlook: “We’re a veteran team. I have high expectations this year. The big thing here is trying to play with heart. We have a great team, but sometimes we lack motivation. Hopefully we can hit our stride early and take it from there.”

Crestwood Comets

Coach: Mike Williams

2013 Record: 5-7

Home Court: Crestwood Middle School

Key Returners: Kyle Price, Chet Manship, Corey Manship, Jake Newisnki, Kyle Sanders, Luke Casey.

Coach’s Outlook: “Our goal is to make playoffs. Last year we missed playoffs by two games, but we had the league MVP in Nick Banos. Losing him is a big deal and it’s not easy to replace someone like him.”

Dallas Mountaineers

Coach: Nick Diaco

2013 Record: 7-5

Home Court: Dallas High School

Key Returners: Bryce Mattson, Patrick Madaya, Steve Darling.

Coach’s Outlook: “This season we have a young, athletic team looking to make the run back to the playoffs like last year.”

Hanover Area Hawkeyes

Coach: William Kane

2013 Record: 1-11

Home Court: Hanover Area High School

Key Returners: Tom Bogarowski, Robert Brenner, Derek Broeginski, Jason Leipthart, Chris Herrera, Brandon Mishanski.

Coach’s Outlook: “We had one win last year. We’re looking to build and be better. The challenges that faces this team is that some of the bigger teams are dropping so some of these teams are more competitive. We’re just looking to be competitive this year.”

Hazleton Area Cougars

Coach: Greg Cechak

2013 Record: 5-7

Home Court: Hazleton Area High School

Key Returners: Brett Barron and Alex Gregoire.

Coach’s Outlook: “Our team is made up of a lot of first year players so we are in the process of creating a unified vision. Having Brett and Alex anchor our team will allow us to be competitive in every match this season. Our main goals are to improve each match and always stay positive. I know that we have a bunch of hard working young men that have a lot of potential. If we practice and implement the little things, I believe we have a chance to create something special.”

Holy Redeemer Royals

Coach: Jack Kablick

2013 Record: 11-1 (State Semi-finals)

Home Court: Holy Redeemer High School

Key Returners: Mike Prociak, Mike Gatusky, Mike Conlan, Alex Kotch, Kenny Rexer.

Coach’s Outlook: “I’m expecting us to try and replace our three front row players … that’s the task this year. We have five people with a lot of experience from a final four team. That’s the bottom line here.”

Lake-Lehman Black Knights

Coach: Josh Scarbriel

2013 Record: 4-8

Home Court: Lake-Lehman High School

Key Returners: Joe Wojcik, Eric Masters, JK Karlowicz, Charles Hennebaul.

Coach’s Outlook: “This year’s a big rebuilding. It’s my first year, I played for Lehman when I was in High School between 2004 to 2007. It’s changed a lot since then and we’re in a building mode. We graduated a lot of seniors last season so we’re trying to recruit and we’re depending on a lot of younger players, but we have a lot of good things going for us and I’m really excited.”

Nanticoke Trojans

Coach: Debbie Gavin

2013 Record: 8-4

Home Court: Nanticoke High School

Key Returners: Austin Siegel, Joe Shimko, Jordan Williams, Ed Lukowski, Robert Burke, Matt Winters, Jake Bevan.

Coach’s Outlook: “We’re gonna be stressing defense, and basically my philosophy is always one practice and game at a time. Long term is to make playoffs, but we’re a lot more experience than last year, I have a lot of returning people and I have a reliable bench.”

Tunkhannock Tigers

Coach: Jeffrey Howell

2013 Record: 0-12

Home Court: Tunkhannock High School

Key Returners: Adam Billings

Wyoming Valley West Spartans

Coach: Joe Czopek

2013 Record: 4-8

Home Court: Wyoming Valley West High School

Key Returners: Mark Burrdige, John Butchko, Sean McQueen.

Coach’s Outlook: “We’re gonna hope to fight for over .500 this season. A break here, a break here and we can be on the good side of that deal.”

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