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Local field hockey standouts win KSG medals

A group of Wyoming Area and Pittston Area girls played in the Pennsylvania Keystone State Games this year as part of the Pocono Field Hockey Team which won two silver medals and a gold medal.

Among the girls that played on the Pocono teams were, pictured from left to right, Madison Mulhern, Sally DeLuca, Abby Thornton and Elana Platukas.

Mulhern of Wyoming Area, and Platukas of Pittston Area, both played for the gold medal winning Pocono Youth 1 team. DeLuca and Thornton – both of Wyoming Area – played for the silver medal winning Pocono Junior team.

Other local girls that participated included, Wyoming Area’s Serra Degan (Pocono Senior, silver medal); Grace Angelella, Emily Wanko and Alexis Crossley (Pocono Youth 2, fourth place); and Victoria Braccinni who played for the Delaware/Metro Youth team.

Pittston Area was represented by Rebecca Weinstock who played for the Delaware/Metro Junior team that finished fourth.

Greater Pittston residents Melanie, Mallory and Marni Kusakevich also participated. Melanie and Mallory played for the Delaware/Metro Junior team which finished fourth, and Marni played for the Delaware/Metro Senior team which also finished fourth. The three girls attend Holy Redeemer High School in Wilkes-Barre.

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