Holy Cross football players Jordan Nicholoff, Joe Merli, Jared Nicholoff and John Rafferty all participated in the annual Abington Heights Powerlifting Meet. Merli and Rafferty both medaled.
On March 20, four Old Forge residents who attend Holy Cross High School in Dunmore participated in the annual Abington Heights Power Lifting Meet. This was the first time the students participated. Over 100 athletes competed in the Bench Press and Dead Lift Competition.
In the 180-pound division, Joe Merli finished first in the Bench Press. John Rafferty finished second overall in the heavyweight division as he bench pressed 300 pounds and dead lifted 500 pounds.
Some of the schools that sent teams to participate in this year’s competition included Jim Thorpe, Wallenpaupack, Wyoming Area, Valley View and Glen Mills which is near Philadelphia.