Tamaqua's Jordan Nowacki and Emily Zancofsky were both members of the Wyoming Valley Vipers softball team that recently participated in the Eastern Nationals in Dayton, Ohio.

The Vipers are a 16u team based in Dallas, PA. The team finished fifth out of 32 at the Eastern Nationals. The team was competing against top teams from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

The team also took a second-place finish at the state tournament, which was held in York.