Carbondale Area Senior football players were honored at their final home game of the season. Pictured left to right are the following: Debbie Owens, Davon Reams, Vincent Voglino, Jacob Ulmer, Justin Toy, Kyle Zantowsky, Brenden Richardson, Quintin Naro, Jonathan Orta, Matthew Tarchak, Chaz Kovaleski, Jamar Kizer, Gavin Connor, Nathanial Cruz, Vincent DePalma, Noah Kilmer, Sean Reilly, James Iwanowski, and Mr. Lawrence Gabriel III, Athletic Director and Acting High School Principal. Back Row: Coach Jeff Arthur, Chase Arthur, Tammy Arthur, Rick Karev, Jessica Voglino, Dale Ulmer, Mary Jude Ulmer, Earl Toy, Kimberly Loftus, Jack Lester, Robin Doherty, Ken Richardson, Jonathan Naro, Darcy Lasavage, Stephen Lasavage, Crystal Johnson, Carlos Orta, Javier Orta, Amy Tarchak, Matthew Tarchak, Cindy Kovaleski, Erik Kovaleski, Sara Utter, Gina Colon, Rob Naro, Tami Naro, Jon Connor, Megan Rowe, Alexis Cruz, Jaime DePalma, Marino Depalma, Amber Kilmer, Dan Kilmer, Frances Reilly, Mike Reilly, Justin Reilly, Ava Iwanowski, Jadwiga Krajewski, Chris Krajewski, and Mrs. Holly Sayre, Superintendent of Schools.
Carbondale Area Hosts Football, Cheerleading, Marching Band/Drill Team, Cross Country, and Volleyball Senior-Parent Recognition Night
On Friday, October 28, in the final home football game of the season against Old Forge, the Carbondale Area School District honored its senior football players, cheerleaders, marching band/drill team members, cross country runners, and volleyball players and their parents in their annual Senior-Parent Recognition Night.
Senior Football Players and their parents are highlighted below.
“I am going to miss football and the entire team experience- I wouldn’t change a thing,” explained senior Chaz Kovaleski, who played Defensive End and Offensive Tackle in his career.
“When it comes to football you make many memories that you will remember for the rest of your life,” noted senior captain Chase Arthur, who was a Lackawanna League All-Star at Center last season. “In the three years that I played high school football, even though we did not have a lot of wins, I still wouldn’t change my experience for the world. I made memories that some people will never have the chance to make and I was even luckier that I got to share some of these memories with my own father. Even though he was hard on me I knew it was only because he wanted me to do great things. This really helped me when it came to football; it helped me become tougher and want to play better for my teammates because he was really big on the word family which is what he made our team. And I made many friends because of this and I wouldn’t change the way I was coached or the kids that I played with because they helped me not only on the field but in life. Now I know if I ever need something I can call my Charger family and they would be there.”
“This is a great group of guys,” stated Head Coach Jeff Arthur. “They worked hard and set the standard to help the program move forward. I owe these guys a lot, most of them having been with me since I got back into coaching in 2017 with the Jr. Chargers. I will miss coaching these guys every day at practice, especially my son Chase. I thank all of them for their hard work. I love these guys.”
Senior Cheerleaders and their parents are highlighted below.
“It’s a bittersweet feeling as the football cheer season comes to an end,” explained Diamond O’Dowd. “I’m going to think back on these days and remember all the away game bus ride, home games, team eats and cheering with friends that will forever make me happy. These memories I’ve made under those Friday night lights will definitely last a lifetime.”
Marching Band/Drill Team and their parents are highlighted below.
“I enjoyed being in the Marching Chargers. Friday Nights are something I will never forget,” explained Corinne Haley, who played the Flute.
Joshua Berg (cross country) and Ashley Escott and Madison Kelsch (volleyball at Forest City) are recognized below.
The Carbondale Area School District congratulates these seniors and wishes them the best of luck in their future endeavors.