EPC Champs: Congratulations to the following Pocono Mountain athletes who earned medals at the Eastern PA Conference Track & Field Championship:
PM West Junior Maurice Whittle - gold medals in the long jump, 100-meter dash and the 400-relay;
PM West Sophomore Kenson Thomas - gold medals in the 200-meter dash and the 400 relay, bronze in the 100-meter dash;
PM West Senior Juanita Wiggins - gold in the long jump, silver in the 200-meter dash;
PM East Senior Drew Altemose - gold in the javelin throw;
PM East Sophomore Isabella Horvath - silver in the high jump;
PM West Freshman Jaden Bowens and Junior Kaled Monaco - gold in the 400-meter relay (along with Whittle and Thomas)
2018-2019 Girls Basketball Mountain Division Champions
Kaleb Monaco and Josh Altemose 1st Team All conferenceRyan Krisiak - Scholar AthletePM West junior forward Chris Tambasco named to the Pennsylvania All-State Soccer TeamCongratulations to Caroline Weirich and Chris Tambasco for earning first team all EPC honors in Girls and Boys Soccer.Junior Chris Tambasco scored his 50th career goal against Dieruff High School on Sept 25th. He went on to add goals 51 and 52 in the game as well. Chris is the all time leading scorer at PM West.2017-2018:Congratulations Greg Bensley!Greg Bensley became the first person in school history to finish 3rd at PIAA AAA states last weekend. He on his way he beat Ian Elenfeld of Laurel Highland, 1st seed, 1st ranked in state, 19th in the nation, #2 ranked Cole Forrester of Shippensburg, and #3 ranked Jake Slinger of Upper Saint Clair. Also, he broke the school record of 90 wins set by James Gonzalez of 90 wins. He finished his career with 97 wins and 19 losses. Lastly, he holds the most medals for regionals, 3, state medals 2. Congratulations to Greg Bensely on a record setting 2 weeks of competition.Congratulations go out to GREG BENSLEY!Greg won the District XI wrestling championship at 220 this past weekend @ Liberty High School.Greg is only the 2nd wrestler in PMW history to win this prestigious award!He will advance to the Northeast Regional tournament this weekend.
Also....The Pocono Mountain wrestling team was nominated by the referees for the 2017-2018 Sportsmanship award and won.Congratulations to Senior Captain Diego Mendieta who has broken 3 records so far this season.He broke his 100 yard backstroke record again on Thursday, 12/28 at home against Dallas with a time of 56.90This past Saturday, 1/6, Diego broke 2 more records - 5:07.88 in the 500 and 54.58 in the 100 yard butterfly.
Congratulations go out to Greg Bensley - he was recently awarded the Scholar Athlete Award in football for the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.Greg has developed his athletic skills at Pocono Mountain West High School through his dedication to the varsity football, track, and wrestling teams. He distinguished himself among other players when he was named 1st team EPC linebacker in 2015, 2016, and 2017, as well as 1st team EPC tight end in 2017. In 2012 Greg was the PJW state wrestling champion, and in 2017 he earned the EPC Defensive MVP award. Recognizing the importance of combining personal integrity with athletics, he also works on the Student Athlete Character Council. Greg is an accomplished athlete who also strives for academic excellence. While challenging himself to take Advanced Placement and Honors courses, Greg has earned a 98.47 GPA, has attained Distinguished Honor Roll status throughout high school, and has earned a class rank of #4 out of 388 seniors. Recognizing the importance of community involvement, he has worked as a volunteer coach for youth basketball and baseball, and serves as a mentor for younger students in the PM school district. Greg is employed by Moyer’s Country Kitchen in Pocono Lake, PA.Ralph Valentin.....Greg Bensley.....alum Patrick LaBella......Rebecca Lotito.........and Ela BuczekCoach Lawrence presents the game ball from 10/4/17 vs. Stroudsburg to Kathrynn Gonzalez.Kathrynn became the all-time leading goal scorer in PM West history surpassing Nikki Brigante.