Tamaqua hoopsters aid Heart Association
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS 7th grade boys pictured from front left are Josh Gordon, Dakota Boyer, Matt Swan, Kyle Schmoyer and Ryan Moyer. Middle row from left are Zeke Wassell, Adam Melnick, Raymond Kinder, Josh Derrick and Billy Deer. Third row from left are Jacob Banditelli, Zach Filloy, Gavin Seip, Eddie Titus and Adam Klatk.
A total of 91 sixth, seventh and eighth grade Tamaqua Area Middle School students held a Hoops For Hearts contest, in which students raised funds while enjoying basketball-related activities.
The students raised a total of $4,085 for the American Heart Association.
The top three "players" in the contest - seventh grade students Zeke Wassell, Josh Derrick and Adam Melnick - were featured in a previous edition of the TIMES NEWS.