Abington Heights eighth-grade boys basketball team claims Lackawanna League North Division Championship


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The Abington Heights eighth-grade boys basketball team finished with a 41-3 record over two years and placed first during the Newark Academy in New Jersey on Jan. 17. From left, first row, Corey Perkins. Second row, Jake Sullivan, Michael Pusateri, Michael Malone, James Lefchak, Zachary Bednarz, Chance VanSickle. Third row, Zachary Wheeland, Ryan O’Malley, Peter Egan, Bryce Reiner, Daniel Flickinger, Nicholas Davenport, Philip Johnson and head coach Philip DeSarno.


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The Abington Heights eighth-grade boys basketball team claimed the Lackawanna League North Division Championship. From left, first row, Erick Simakaski (team manager), Ryan O’Malley, Daniel Flickinger, Chance VanSickle, Bryce Reiner, Peter Egan. Second row, Philip Johnson, Zachary Bednarz, Nicholas Davenport, Michael Pusateri, Michael Malone, Corey Perkins, Jake Sullivan, Zachary Wheeland, James Lefchak and head coach Phil DeSarno. Absent at the time of photo was assistant coach Doug Boersma.


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CLARKS SUMMIT — Members of the Abington Heights eighth-grade boys basketball team finished their junior high career with a record of 41-3. Their accolades include an undefeated seventh-grade season, 23-0, with a Backcourt Hoops Holiday Tournament Championship, a second-place finish in this year’s eighth-grade Backcourt Hoops Holiday Tournament, an eight-grade Lackawanna North Division Championship, and a Newark Academy eighth-grade championship in Newark, New Jersey on Jan. 17.

The Abington Heights eighth-grade boys basketball team finished with a 41-3 record over two years and placed first during the Newark Academy in New Jersey on Jan. 17. From left, first row, Corey Perkins. Second row, Jake Sullivan, Michael Pusateri, Michael Malone, James Lefchak, Zachary Bednarz, Chance VanSickle. Third row, Zachary Wheeland, Ryan O’Malley, Peter Egan, Bryce Reiner, Daniel Flickinger, Nicholas Davenport, Philip Johnson and head coach Philip DeSarno.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-AH-Basketball-Champs-1.jpgThe Abington Heights eighth-grade boys basketball team finished with a 41-3 record over two years and placed first during the Newark Academy in New Jersey on Jan. 17. From left, first row, Corey Perkins. Second row, Jake Sullivan, Michael Pusateri, Michael Malone, James Lefchak, Zachary Bednarz, Chance VanSickle. Third row, Zachary Wheeland, Ryan O’Malley, Peter Egan, Bryce Reiner, Daniel Flickinger, Nicholas Davenport, Philip Johnson and head coach Philip DeSarno. Submitted photos

The Abington Heights eighth-grade boys basketball team claimed the Lackawanna League North Division Championship. From left, first row, Erick Simakaski (team manager), Ryan O’Malley, Daniel Flickinger, Chance VanSickle, Bryce Reiner, Peter Egan. Second row, Philip Johnson, Zachary Bednarz, Nicholas Davenport, Michael Pusateri, Michael Malone, Corey Perkins, Jake Sullivan, Zachary Wheeland, James Lefchak and head coach Phil DeSarno. Absent at the time of photo was assistant coach Doug Boersma.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_ABJ-AH-Basketball-Champs-2.jpgThe Abington Heights eighth-grade boys basketball team claimed the Lackawanna League North Division Championship. From left, first row, Erick Simakaski (team manager), Ryan O’Malley, Daniel Flickinger, Chance VanSickle, Bryce Reiner, Peter Egan. Second row, Philip Johnson, Zachary Bednarz, Nicholas Davenport, Michael Pusateri, Michael Malone, Corey Perkins, Jake Sullivan, Zachary Wheeland, James Lefchak and head coach Phil DeSarno. Absent at the time of photo was assistant coach Doug Boersma. Submitted photos

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