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Dallas’ Paczewski Makes Grand Entrance, Wins Tryba

August 21, 2018
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Dallas’ Paczewski Makes Grand Entrance, Wins Tryba

EXETER — Logan Paczewski played spectacularly. Brett Ostroski was every bit as excellent. If coach Jane Kilduff had it her way, the Dallas teammates who each shot 2-under-par 69 would have shared Monday’s championship at Fox Hill’s Tryba Preseason Tournament. Even Paczewski and Ostroski approached Kilduff, hoping they could share the top spot as a team win. “The rules of golf don’t really afford that,” Kilduff acknowledged. “But I was really touched when they said, ‘Do we really have to do this against one another?’” After recording four birdies in the first 18 holes, Paczewski, a freshman, made par on the first playoff hole to win the individual title. Paczewski is the first freshman to win the Tryba championship in a decade, following in the footsteps of Pittston Area state champion Brandon Matthews, who won every year from 2008-11. “Just hitting the driver well — I hit every fairway, every green,” Paczewski said. “Putting was a little shaky, but it worked obviously. Overall game, I was pretty impressed. It was pretty good.” Having won his first tournament ever at the high school level, Paczewski will inevitably wear somewhat of a “phenom” title in Wyoming Valley Conference golf circles. However, anyone paying attention to Paczewski’s performance in leagues like the PGA Junior League and Anthracite Golf Association could have seen this coming. “It’s not the typical freshman scenario,” Kilduff said. Paczewski’s day was highlighted by a 60-foot birdie putt he drained on No. 15, as well as birdies on hole Nos. 7, 12 and 18. Due to all the recent rain, Kilduff said her team did not play any qualifying rounds ahead of Monday. So, she went with her gut and picked six players — Paczewski, Ostroski, Ethan Zawatski, Cooper Kelley, Colin Bowanko, Kyle McAndrew — to represent Dallas, which has a roster of about 20 golfers. With a 69 from Paczewski and Ostroski, as well as a 75 from Zawatski and 76 from Kelley, Dallas easily won the team championship. “It’s an honor to coach my kids,” Kilduff said. “I’m very blessed and I know how hard they work, I know the sacrifices they make.” Dallas’ score of 289 was 15 strokes better than last year, when it shot 304 and finished second behind Crestwood. This time around, Dallas won the team title by a whopping 20 strokes over Holy Redeemer. The 2013 state champion Redeemer team shot 298 at the Tryba, so Dallas’ 289 is among the best — if not the best — score ever at the tournament. “I was kind of fist-pumping a little bit, which is something I don’t normally do,” Kilduff said. “And I had a whole lot of excitement, which I don’t normally show. But it feels really good to see all their hard work come to fruition.” Following Paczewski and Ostroski were a bunch of familiar names, including Crestwood’s Jeremy Harper (third place, 70); Holy Redeemer’s Derek Answini (fourth, 73); Lake-Lehman’s Bobby Lugiano (tied fifth, 74); and Holy Redeemer’s Martin Cryan (tied seventh, 75). But Paczewski was not the only freshman whose high school career started with a first-place finish, as Hanover Area freshman Kyleen McCance topped the girls leaderboard. McCance shot an 82 and tie for 20th overall. “She grinded today,” said Hanover Area head coach Bob Shoemaker. “She played really well. We’ve been waiting for her to come up in the program for a few years now. She’s finally here.” Contact the writer: mbufano@citizensvoice.com; 570-821-2060; @CVBufano on Twitter INDIVIDUAL SCORES 1. *Logan Paczewski, Dal 35-34-69 2. Brett Ostroski, Dal 34-35-69 3. Jeremy Harper, Cre 35-35-70 4. Derek Answini, HR 38-35-73 5. Bobby Lugiano, L-L 38-36-74 5. Tyler Faux, Tunk 38-36-74 7. Ethan Zawatski, Dal 34-41-75 7. Martin Cryan, HR 38-37-75 9. Mike Sholtis, L-L 39-37-76 9. Cooper Kelley, Dal 36-40-76 11. Cole Coolbaugh, WA 37-40-77 11. Nicholas Budner, Tunk 37-40-77 13. Jordan Pick, Haz 39-39-78 14. Danny Polacheck, VW 39-40-79 15. Colin Bowanko, Dal 41-39-80 15. Sergei Scaramastro, HR 38-42-80 17. Kyle McAndrew, Dal 42-39-81 17. Sean Boland, HR 41-40-81 17. Greg Godlewski, Sem 39-42-81 20. Matt Hamell, Cou 39-43-82 20. Kyleen McCance, Han 41-41-82 20. James Mayernik, MMI 41-41-82 23. Drew Barno, Cre 42-41-83 23. Kip Miller, HR 39-44-83 23. Andrew Maddock, Sem 40-43-83 23. Jeremy Callahan, Sem 43-40-83 27. Matt Macurak, Cre 40-44-84 27. Jonathan Joseph, Haz 44-40-84 27. Adam Rogers, Sem 38-46-84 30. Casey Davidson, Cre 44-41-85 30. Joe Rebarchak, Haz 39-46-85 30. Noah Long, MMI 43-42-85 30. Nick Scavo, PA 40-45-85 30. Dylan Mislevy, Tunk 41-44-85 35. Noah Stankinas, Cou 42-44-86 35. Tanner Harry, L-L 44-42-86 35. Bobby Wilson, Sem 41-45-86 38. Olivia Donnini, Cre 45-42-87 38. Jessica McClellan, MMI 41-46-87 38. Morgan Long, MMI 41-46-87 38. Cody Rondinella, Tunk 43-44-87 38. Chase Yochem, WA 45-42-87 38. Harrison May, Sem 42-45-87 44. Evie Williams, Cre 44-44-88 44. Collin Kulsa, Haz 42-46-88 44. Austin Norton, Nan 44-44-88 44. Jeremy Grodzicki, Nan 45-43-88 48. Jack Gilgallon, Mey 45-44-89 48. Coby Gilpin, Tunk 48-41-89 50. Zach Evans, Ber 41-49-90 51. Evan Serafin, Cou 46-45-91 51. Dylan Burwell, PA 45-46-91 53. Auggie George, Han 48-44-92 54. Brian Bartel, Haz 44-49-93 54. Zack Valeski, PA 46-47-93 54. Mike Orleski, WA 46-47-93 54. Zachary Buzinkai, VW 46-47-93 58. Jacob Yacobuski, Ber 45-49-94 58. C.J. Cercone, L-L 47-47-94 60. Jack Gallis, HR 43-52-95 61. Julian Sperazza, Mey 49-46-96 62. Wes Arndt, Ber 49-48-97 62. Karl Pecha, PA 50-47-97 62. Alex Yadlasky, Tunk 46-51-97 62. Joe Petrillo, WA 48-49-97 66. Zack Young, MMI 51-47-98 67. Bryce Burgit, L-L 44-55-99 68. Derek Cunius, PA 49-51-100 69. Matt Barber, Han 45-56-101 69. Tyler Wassel, PA 51-50-101 69. Sam Saporito, VW 50-51-101 72. Christian Badamo, MMI 50-52-102 72. Joe Chiampi, WA 51-51-102 74. Ian Gartley, Cou 47-56-103 74. J.T. Gober, WA 55-48-103 76. Jakob Razvillas, VW 51-54-105 77. Frank Degaetano, Haz 53-54-107 78. Henry Novicki, Ber 50-58-108 78. Jeffrey Falcheck, VW 54-54-108 80. Claudia Geiser, Ber 55-57-112 80. Christian Shubzda, Cou 57-55-112 82. Ryan Pavidus, VW 54-62-116 83. Sam Kaleta, Ber 57-61-118 84. Darren Clarke, Cou 58-63-121 84. Brook Martin, L-L 66-55-121 * denotes player won playoff hole TEAM SCORES 1. Dallas 289 2. Holy Redeemer 309 3. Crestwood 322 4. Tunkhannock 323 5. Lake-Lehman 330 6. Wyoming Seminary 331 7. Hazleton Area 335 8. MMI Prep 341 9. Wyoming Area 354 10. Coughlin 362

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