2013 TIMES LEADER WVC ALL STARS


First Posted: 7/19/2013

Editor’s note: The following are local athletes selected as all-stars for the 2013 season by The Times Leader.

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD

RONNIE D’ELISEO – MVP

Pittston Area senior Hurdler

D’Eliseo earned four gold medals at the District 2 Class AAA championships. He was the only senior on two relay teams to finish first. D’Eliseo wasn’t short-winded after the 400 and 1,600 relays. He had enough in the tank for gold in the 110 hurdles and a district record in the 300 hurldes. At the PIAA championships, D’Eliseo ran a time of 14.31 in the 110 hurdles and a 38.83 in the 300 hurdles, both good for a fourth-place finish and state medals. He was two-hundredths of a second short of a bronze in the 110. D’Eliseo will attend East Stroudsburg University and will look to take down another Jack Goldowski record in the outdoor 400 hurdles. D’Eliseo shelved both high school records in a span of two weeks this spring.

NICK O’BRIEN

Wyoming Area senior

Sprints/Throws

The Wyoming Area all-around athlete medaled in several events at districts but submitted his only state qualifying mark in the javelin. His 165-feet, 1-inch javelin throw took 16th at states. At districts, the Bucknell football-bound O’Brien came in sixth in the 100 dash, third in the 200 dash and third in the javelin.

TRENT GROVE

Wyoming Area senior

Throws

In just a matter of three weeks, Grove went from being the Warriors’ catcher on the baseball team to state track medalist. Shortly after picking up the sport, Grove finished fifth at districts and was one of six District 2 athletes with qualifying throws. The Temple-bound Grove tossed the javelin 180 feet, 8 inches to secure a fourth-place finish at the PIAA Class 3A championships.

Second team All-Stars: Angelo Aita, Pittston Area; Michael Harth, Pittston Area; John John, Pittston Area; Austin Naples, Pittston Area; Colin Tracy, Pittston Area.

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD

Second team All-Stars

Marcyssa Brown, Wyoming Area; Olivia Giambra, Pittston Area; Tara Johnson, Pittston Area; Catherine Lombardo, Pittston Area; Samantha Mayers, Pittston Area; Taylor Powers, Pittston Area; Madison Mimnaugh, Pittston Area; Haley Stackhouse, Wyoming Area.

BASEBALL

JAKE GRANTEED

Wyoming Area senior

Pitcher/infielder

One of the most reliable pitchers in the league, Granteed took over as the Warriors workhorse this season and helped lead them to the district semifinals. He went 6-1 in the regular season and also won twice in the D2 tournament, going the distance in both. He finished the regular season with 34 strikeouts and an ERA of 1.37. Granteed allowed just eight earned runs in 41 innings. At the plate, he finished second on the team in hits.

JOSH RAZVILLAS

Pittston Area junior

Infielder

A fixture in the Patriots lineup since his freshman season, Razvillas’ experience was critical for the team in 2013. His junior numbers included a WVC-leading four home runs and the slugger added a fifth in the district quarterfinals. Well-suited as a middle-of-the-lineup hitter, Razvillas was asked to bat in the leadoff spot for much of the season out of necessity. He handled the challenge and succeeded at the plate.

Second team All-Stars: Nick O’Brien, Wyoming Area

SOFTBALL

ADRIENNE PRZYBYLA

Wyoming Area junior

Outfielder

Pryzybyla led the Warriors in RBI with 16 as the fourth hitter in the lineup. She hit .438 on the season with a pair of doubles and scored eight runs. She was a stellar defender in center field.

NICOLE TURNER

Wyoming Area junior

Catcher

Turner paced the Wyoming Area with a .481 batting average in 2013. She had six doubles, two triples and a home run on the season. She had six RBIs and scored12 runs.

Second team All-Stars: Serra Degnan, Wyoming Area; Alex Holtz, Wyoming Area

BOYS TENNIS

TRENT WOODRUFF

Pittston Area junior

Woodruff was ranked No. 3 in District 3 Class A singles and ranked No. 8 in District 3 Class A doubles. He participated in the District AAA singles quarterfinals ranked as the No. 4 seed and reached the second round of the doubles tournament ranked No. 8.

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