AROUND TOWN: News Turns Out Twice As Good

August 19, 2018

How much better could it get after you found out that your school has inducted you into its Sports Hall of Fame? Well, for Amy Hughes Dyson, the former Bishop Hannan standout basketball player, it got immeasurably better after the birth Tuesday of the third son for she and hubby, Pete. Reid Montgomery Dyson checked in at 7:27 p.m., weighing 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and at 21 inches, a potential four-star recruit. Joining mom and dad, Reid makes it three boys with older brothers Nolan and Graham at home. Guess it’s a good thing a lot of teams are running three-guard offenses. Speaking of good guard play, Misericordia University announced just four days before Reid checked in that Amy would be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame as part of Homecoming weekend, Oct. 5. A four-year starter for the Cougars, Amy was three times an All-Pennsylvania Athletic Conference selection, and was the PAC Player of the Year in 2008. She ranks in the top 10 in points, points per game and assists, as well as field goals and free throws. She probably ranks number one when it comes to grit and determination. And one Apparently, this is the summer of basketball babies. Scranton Prep boys assistant coach Larry Reagan and his bride, North Pocono girls assistant coach Ellen Fallon Reagan, welcomed their first child, Laurence James, on Aug. 10. At 9 pounds, 3 ounces and 20¾ inches, Laurence is being projected as an important addition in the family’s future 3-on-3 plans. Just remember, your mom is going to be taking most of the shots. Classroom star, too We knew North Pocono’s Lacey Rinaldi was pretty good at putting the ball in the net as a forward for the Lady Trojans. But apparently, Rinaldi had other goals in mind, too, other than becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer. Recently, Rinaldi was selected as a scholar All-American by the United Soccer Coaches. Rinaldi was just one of 55 girls nationwide to receive the award, which is based on soccer skill and grade point average, which saw Rinaldi check in at 3.86 on a 4.0 scale. Kudos to you Congratulations going out to former Scranton Prep standout Tricia Byrne, who just wrapped up her collegiate career at Holy Cross College. Now, Byrne will head to Ireland to work on her master’s degree and continue to play basketball in a program there. Also, a tip of the hat to Frank Galli of Throop, who has donated plenty of time and energy over the summers to Little League baseball. His efforts and skill were rewarded by the organization in the form of being selected to umpire the Little League New England Regional in Connecticut last week. Fundraiser planned A volleyball tournament and fundraiser has been set for Sept. 1 at Waldorf Park to benefit the Matatics family. Gerry Matatics is a big part of the Scranton volleyball community, and his wife, Leslie, the mother of 10, was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Play begins at 10:30 a.m. for the four-man, two-woman teams. Donation is $120 per team. For more info on playing, donating, or making food for the event, check out the Matatics Volleyball Fundraiser on Facebook. Contact the writer: mmyers@timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100, ext. 5437; @mmyersTT on Twitter

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