Local Third/Fourth Graders Get a Taste of Victory!

West Hills and Lenape Elementary third and fourth grades combined their students for multiple teams in each grade for basketball this season.

Coach Eric Petrosky coached one of three teams of third graders and was pleased with their accomplishments.

“Our Third Grade team went 12-1 for the season, which was pretty impressive,” Petrosky said. “They played in different schools – Elderton, West Shamokin, Apollo, and played the other two Third Grade teams. We have all third graders, and two Second Graders that played up on our team. So we were the youngest team that played.”

Fourth grade had three in-house teams and also a travel team. They played Apollo, West Shamokin, and Elderton as well. Travel teams begin in the Fourth grade, going to various tournaments throughout the season that included Marion Center, Derry, West Allegheny, and the Drugs Kill Dreams tournament.

The players and coaching staff was treated to a pizza party and bowling at Falcon Lanes in Ford City on Tuesday night to celebrate the success of both grades.


Third Grade: (back to front) Carter Schotting, Xavier Williams, Randall Cloak, Sammy Hiler, Colvin Adkins, Jackson Ament, Kaleb Slagele, Chase Corban, Andrew Yaskula, Michael Raoeigh, Vinnie Marnczi, Noah Amoko, Kendall Bailey, Brody Hodak, Anthony Petrovic, Oaim Badac, Jaxsen Fiscus, Luke Davis, Ryan Whelan, Easton Chapman, Max Stull, Adam Sellers, Max Panchik, Max Petrosky, Evan Heilman, Kole Krafic, and Gavin Nixon.


Fourth Grade: (front to back) Zane Jordan, Jaydon Oliver, Quinn Olsen, Antonio Chavira, Thomas Zeigler, Aidden Walter, Cameron Smith, Nicholas Watler, Jacob Sullivan, Mason Cogley, Kaz Duncan, Christian Harclerode, Gabe Schreckengost, Benjamin Fennell, Kove Pore, Garrett Brumbaugh, Dominic Hutchens, Brody Shafer, Damian Wadding, Preston Walls, Cameron Bartley, Maddox Flanigan, Avery Bearer, Colton Schlicklin, Andrew Bailey, and Donovan Hutchens