Coby Gilpin from Tunkhannock Area High School played on the silver medal winning Pocono 1 baseball team at the Keystone State Games this past week. 2017 Tunkhannock Area grad Jack Fenwick served as an assistant coach on the squad.
Tunkhannock residents Skylar and Samantha Roerig stood tall on the podium throughout the swimming competitions.
Skylar,15 and a rising sophomore at Wyoming Seminary, swam in the 15-16 age group and finished with a first place finish in all five of her events. Skylar also broke four Keystone State Games records. Her record breaking times were: in the 50 free was a 24.34, a 5:09.80 in the 500 free, and a 53.43 in the 100 free.
She also broke the 100 back record with a 56.49. In the 200 back, she swam a 2:10.97 which was not a record breaker, but remarkable nonetheless.
The week before, on Saturday July 21, Skylar swam in the NEPA Summer Swim League championships at Dallas School District and broke two pool records at that pool. She broke the 50 free with a time of 23.99 and the 100 back with a time of 56.77.
Tunkhannock Area Middle School student Samantha,11, swam in the 11-12 age group. She took a silver and three bronzes home in her five events.
She finished second in the 50 back with a time of 32.97, and collected bronze medals in the 50 breast (36.80), 100 free (1:03.99), and 50 fly (31.17). Samantha took fourth in the 50 free with a 28.69.