Below the headlines there are many efforts that contribute to team success. NEPA Sports Nation takes a weekly look at some of those contributions. Here are the Key Contributors from the week of Oct. 4-10:
HANNA ADONIZIO-FAITH BENNETT, Abington Heights girls tennis
Adonzio and Bennett won, 6-0, 6-0, at first doubles as Abington Heights shut out Scranton, 5-0, to complete an unbeaten, championship season in the Lackawanna League. Adonizio and Bennett handled the bulk of the work as Abington Heights went unbeaten at first doubles during the season and they also joined third singles player Susan Arp as being the only ones to win in both of the 3-2, late-season victories – against Riverside and Scranton Prep – that assured the Comets of becoming champions.
COLIN BAILER, Carbondale football and Forest City boys soccer
The sophomore was already leading a struggling Forest City soccer team in scoring when he decided to give football a try at Carbondale, an opportunity available because of the cooperative sponsorship between the two schools. The first time he stepped on the field, the left-footed Bailer booted a 35-yard field goal with plenty to spare. Bailer then went 7-for-7 on extra points and added a tackle after one of his kickoffs.
COLBY KLINETOB, Dallas football
The junior two-way tackle helped the Mountaineers average almost six yards per carry and allow less than two during a 28-6 victory at Pittston Area. Klinetob made five tackles, two of them for losses, and assisted on two more to share the team tackles lead.
JON SEAMANS, Lakeland football
Seamans was the third-leading receiver, the same status he holds in a versatile passing attack on the season for the once-beaten Chiefs, who held off Western Wayne, 26-21. The 3 catches for 20 yards were just the start of his contributions. Seamans is also the team’s leading tackler and was again against the Wildcats with eight tackles and five assists. He also plays on the special teams where his only kickoff return in the game went for 33 yards.
KATE SPENCER, Blue Ridge girls volleyball
Spencer, one of the juniors on a championship team without any seniors, helped the Lady Raiders through a busy week that included clinching the Lackawanna League Division 2 title. Spencer had 100 digs while Blue Ridge was going 3-0 in the league and 4-1 overall. She also provided 21 kills, 6 service aces, a block and an assist.
PREVIOUS KEY CONTRIBUTORS
Sept. 27-Oct. 2: https://nepasportsnation.com/key-contributors-6/.
Sept. 20-26: https://nepasportsnation.com/key-contributors-5/.
Sept. 6-12: https://nepasportsnation.com/key-contributors-3/.
Aug. 30-Sept. 5:https://nepasportsnation.com/key-contributors-2/.
MORE WEEKLY STANDOUTS
Center City Print District 2 Athlete of the Week: https://nepasportsnation.com/rosenthal-blanked-wvc-opponents/.
District 2 Honor Roll: https://nepasportsnation.com/district-2-honor-roll-7/.