As Pittston Area’s season continues into the District 2 playoffs and beyond, the Wyoming Valley Conference recently selected its 2014 Coaches All-Stars.
The coaches also selected first-team and second-team all-stars and honorable mentions.
On the boys side, Pittston Area senior Mason Gross earned his second straight selection to the Division 1 first team. Tyler McGarry, Pittston Area’s top swing man, was selected to the second team. Senior Hassan Maxwell earned an honorable mention in Division 1.
A bright spot in Wyoming Area’s 0-23 season was junior do-it-all player Jeremy Zezza. He was selected to the Division 2 second team. Teammate Evan Musto was an honorable mention.
And while the boys put up impressive marks on the all-star team, Kathy Healey’s girls team had just as much recognition in the selection.
On the first team in Division 1 was hot-shooting senior guard Eastin Ashby. Pittston Area’s Liz Waleski picked up a first-team selection as a junior.
Athletic junior Allie Barber was named to the second team, while senior Jackie Rabender got a third-team selection. For Wyoming Area, junior Emily Wolfgang was an honorable mention in Division 2.
The coaches selected the senior boys to play in the 45th Annual Dr. George P. Moses Senior All-Star Classic set for 8 p.m. Friday, April 4, at Holy Redeemer High School. The girls game will start at 6:30 p.m.
The teams weren’t split up along geographical lines as in the past to make for a more competitive game. Team names haven’t been selected.
Holy Redeemer’s Paul Guido and Lake-Lehman’s Brian Cutter will coach one team. Players on that team will be: Mike Boutanos, John Kane, Mike Prociak, Holy Redeemer; Pete Borum, Adam Dizbon, Cody Paraschak, Lake-Lehman; Isaiah Francis, Jahlil Harvey, James Holmes, GAR; Larry Anderscavage, Jamie Calloway, Evan McCue, Mike Sands; Wyoming Valley West; Mike Malshefski, Tyler Myers, Nanticoke; Chad DeBona, Dallas; Darik Johnson, Coughlin; Brad Sedor, Wyoming Seminary.
Hanover Area’s Steve Harnischfeger and Northwest’s Jerry Blazick will coach the other team. Their players are: Ronnie Moreno, Hanover Area; Charlie Margelevicz, Arlo Mauer, Northwest; Dominic Pittman, Tyriek Steward, Tyon Thomas, Meyers; Luke Casey, Brady Gallagher, Chris Fazzini, Crestwood; Brett Barron, Sal Biasi, Jon Fogarty, Kyle Karmonick, Hazleton Area; Mason Gross, Hassan Maxwell, Pittston Area; Charlie Karchner, R.J. Kupsho, MMI Prep; Matt Dalo, Berwick; Sean Soltysiak, Tunkhannock.
NOTE: The Sunday Dispatch has not received information on the girls all-star game.