January 11, 2023
Dempsey joins NEPA Elite coaching staff

By Tom Robinson, Tommy Dempsey lived his coaching dream and now the veteran of 16 seasons as a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I head coach is ready to share his experience with aspiring players and coaches. Dempsey is returning to Lackawanna County to serve as coach of the NEPA Elite 15U boys team…

December 23, 2022
Small receives early offer from Boston College

By Tom Robinson, Zya Small from the highly successful NEPA Elite Clark 2027 AAU girls basketball team has landed her first National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I women’s basketball scholarship offer. Boston College made the first offer to Small, who has received a series of honors and landed on several rankings lists of top…

December 9, 2022
ALUMNI REPORT: Back-to-back career-highs for Marion

Clair Marion posted her first career double-double Dec. 7 for Dickinson University (6-2) when she had 28 points and 10 rebounds in the team’s fifth straight victory, 46-31, over Susquehanna. It was the second straight game with a career scoring high for Marion, who had 21 points in a 59-40 victory over Swarthmore. Marion is…

December 9, 2022
ALUMNI REPORT: Vigil responds to starting chance

Caleb Vigil earned a promotion at Marywood University, then went about confirming he was worthy of the additional playing time. The NEPA Elite Coyle 17U alum and Lakeland High School graduate boosted his production in his second full week in the starting lineup and earned a spot on the Atlantic East Conference Weekly Honor Roll…

December 7, 2022
ALUMNI REPORT: Rose conference’s top player in November

Wofford College got something special when it landed Rachael Rose as an offseason transfer. The Terriers added the first player in program history to land a Southern Conference Player of the Month award. Rose was named Tuesday as the SoCon Player of the Month for November. “I am really excited and happy for Rachael to…

December 5, 2022
ALUMNI REPORT: Shields scores first college points

Jason Shields made the most of his first significant playing time. The NEPA Elite Coyle 17U and Scranton High School alum had been limited to just one minute in one appearance in the first six games of this season at Thomas Jefferson University, a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II team in Phiadelphia. When Shields…

December 1, 2022
ALUMNI REPORT: Rose has Wofford rolling

The Wofford College Terriers were hitting their shots Wednesday and Rachael Rose was leading the way. Rose made 10 of 13 shots and Wofford hit half its attempts as a team while rolling to its fifth straight women’s basketball victory, 72-51, over visiting Davidson. The former NEPA Elite Clark 17U and Scranton Prep point guard…

November 30, 2022
Murray commits to Penn State scholarship

By Tom Robinson, Moriah Murray is getting ready to make a return to the court, choosing an even higher level of competition for her return to basketball. Murray committed Tuesday morning to a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I scholarship from Penn State University. The NEPA Elite Clark 17U guard is making plans to…

November 29, 2022
ALUMNI REPORT: Finarelli showing off all-around game

Austin Finarelli came off the bench to make significant contributions to both Elizabethtown University men’s basketball victories during the first 15 days of his college career. The NEPA Elite Coyle 17U and Dallas High School alum had 11 points, 8 rebounds and 2 steals in 25 minutes Nov. 17 during an 81-65 victory over Cabrini….