The Keystone State Games and Pennsylvania Senior Games continued Saturday at several venues in Luzerne County.
KEYSTONE STATE GAMES
The Electric Surge’s four teams remained undefeated by the end of Saturday’s match.
Club teams from Kingston top each division.
ES Bolts are 4-0 in the U12s, ES Monsoon are 3-0 in the U14s, ES Freeze are 2-0 in the U16s and ES Cyclones are 3-0 in the U19s.
U14: ES Rain over ES Thunder, 3-2; ES Monsoon over NEPA Force FUJI, 7-0.
U16: Firestyx draw with ES Snow, 1-1; ES Freeze over ES Hurricane, 4-0; ES Hurricane tied with ES Snow, 2-2; ES Freeze over Firestyx, 4-0.
U19: Knights over ES Tital Wave, 3-2; NEPA Force Everest over Jakstyx, 2-0; ES Cyclones over Firestyx, 4-1; ES Cyclones over NEPA force Everest, 10-1; Firestyx over ES Title Wave, 7-1; Knights over Jaxtyx, 2-0; ES Cyclones over Yaxtix, 7-1; Firestyx over Knights, 10-0; NEPA Force Everest over ES Title Wave, 2-0.
The Lebanon Longshots won twice to finish pool play 3-0 for the only perfect record that advanced four teams to Sunday’s semifinals.
Lebanon won the 19U Keystone division. The Keystone Lights went 1-2 and beat two other teams in a tiebreaker for second place.
Post 1 and the Dauphin County Stars exit the 19U Commonwealth Division with 2-1 records.
The semifinals are scheduled for Sunday morning to determine the two teams for Sunday’s final at 2 p.m.
Saturday’s results: Lebanon over Keystone Lights, 9-2; Schuylkill Vipers 16U over Swoyersville Breaker Boys, 8-7; Wilkes-Barre/Plains over Post 1, 2-1; Dauphin County All-Stars over Schuylkill Vipers 19U, 8-0; Swoyersville over Keystone, 8-4; Lebanon over Schuylkill Vipers 16U, 14-0; Post 1 over Dauphin County, 2-1; Schuylkill County 19U over Wilkes-Barre/Plains, 4-3.
In Saturday’s final pair of games, five teams – one in each division – improved to 2-0 with wins.
Four of those teams were South Region teams in the 12U Bantam, 16U Midget, 18U Midget and 19U Female divisions.
Another 2-0 team was Central in the 14U Bantam.
The West 18U Midget team was up 1-0 with a chance to make it 2-0 late in the game.
12U Bantam: South over Central, 11-0; West over East, 7-1.
14U Bantam: Central over South, 2-1.
16U Midget: South over Central, 11-4; West over East, 7-1.
18U Midget: South over Central, 5-2.
19Women’s: South over Central, 7-3; East over West, 4-2.
PA. GAMES FOR THE OLD
PA Spike Force won the 50-54 division, Old School was second and Akamai was third.
The Nittany Legends won the division 55-59.
Brewers Alley won 60-64, Berks Pioneers won 65-69 and Divers 70s won 70-74.
All seven teams qualified for the 2023 Senior Championship in Pittsburgh.
In the 3-on-3 competition, the Shooting Stars won the 55-59 age group and the Franklin All-Stars won the 60-64 age group.
The Lancaster Warriors were first and the Beatles second in the division 65-59.
All four teams qualified for the 2023 Senior Championship in Pittsburgh.
Women’s singles champions in age groups were: 50-54, Melanie Scott; 55-59, Susan Stacks; 60-64, Kathleen Campbell; 75-79, Nancy Williams; 80-84, Darlis Simonton.
The best men’s singles players by age group:
18-29, first, Josh Craft; second, Nick Hart; third, Zach Hammond.
30-39, first, Michael Augsberger; second, John Flynn.
60-64, first, Brian McLaughlin.
65-69, first, George Dieffenbach; second, Terry Farley; third, Bernie Mackas.
80-84, first, David Steinbach.
85-89, David Kern.
The best participants of mixed doubles by age groups:
Open: First, Fred Hockenberry-Theo Hockenberry.
19-39, first, Nick Hart-Camryn Cassetori; second, Zach Hammond-Tea Amerise.
50-54, first, David Kern-Melanie Scott.
Men’s Doubles Age Group Champions: 18-29, Adam Wasniewski-Nate Cable; 25-30, Brian McLaughlin-Sachin Patel; 30-39, Stephen Craik-John Flynn; 40-45, Bernie Makos-Josh Craft; 55-59, Nick Toma-Terry Farley.
Age Group Women’s Doubles Champions: Open, Tea Amerise-Camryn Cassetori; 50-54, Melanie Scott-Kathleen Campbell.
Richard Gay, who competes in the 60-64 division, had the longest throw of 125-9.
Brian Salsman of the 60-64 division had the longest throw of 192-2.
James Gatzella, a competitor in the 60-64 division, finished first in the 1,500 meters in 13:26 and the 5,000 meters in 45:13.