Mapletown selects Donley, Dusenberry as Spring Scholar-Athletes

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Brandon Donley, who has a 4.3 GPA, is a three-year letterman in baseball under coach Dom DeCarlo. He played a key role in both of the Maples' wins over Geibel Catholic this season with a double and three RBIs on May 3 and the pitching win on May 8. He also was a four-year letterman in football. Hannah Dusenberry is a four-year letterman in softball and basketball and helped lead both of those teams into the WPIAL playoffs the past two seasons. Dusenbarry also lettered in volleyball.

Previous Scholar Athletes

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Madelyn "Maddie" Van Divner, the daughter of Ralph and Nicole Van Divner, is a four-year starter in softball for the Lady Rockets. She helped J-M qualify for the postseason in 2016 and is hoping to do so again this season as the team is off to a 3-1 start in section play. Van Divner, who has…

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Shelbee McCann, the daughter of Lanny and Tracy McCann, is a four-year starter in softball for a Lady Mikes team that has made the WPIAL playoffs each year. McCann also is a multi-letterwinner in basketball. Collin Reynolds, the son of Sheldon and Michelle Reynolds, is a four-year letterman …

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Madison Lampe is a four-year starter in softball, basketball and cross country and was a key part in postseason success for each of those teams. One of the top players in the WPIAL, her Lady Pioneers softball team has won back-to-back PIAA titles as well as three straight WPIAL and section c…

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Nathan Brudnock is a four-year starter and a 1,000-point scorer in basketball who helped the Pioneers reach the playoffs four straight years. He was a four-year letterman in football whose teams earned two playoff spots and a conference title. Kaitlyn Rizor is a 1,000-point scorer in basketb…

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Hannah Dusenberry, a four-year letterman in basketball, was a key player on last season's playoff team but her year was cut short by a knee injury. The senior has returned from ACL surgery to help the Lady Maples make another playoff push this season. She also has lettered in volleyball and …

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Jacob Hair is a member of coach Don Williams' basketball team and has a 4.0 GPA. He is also a starter on the Mikes baseball team which won a section title last season, and a member of the Carmichaels team that won the Penn State Envirothon last spring. Gina Ranieri is a four-year letterman i…

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Matthew Barrish led Carmichaels' golf team to a section title and into the WPIAL team championships for the first time, while individually qualifying for the PIAA finals where he placed 16th. He was named to the H-S all-area team. Micaela Ricco helped the Lady Mikes volleyball team complete …

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Madison Kuis, an outside hitter in volleyball, was named to the Herald-Standard All-Area Volleyball Team this past season. Kuis, who has a 4.1 GPA, also has lettered in basketball and was selected as homecoming queen in 2017. Brandon Donley was a four-year letterman in football and was selec…

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Ida M. Battistoni Clements

Ida M. Battistoni Clements passed away peacefully Thursday, September 12, 2019, in Parkhouse Nursing and Rehab in Royersford. She was 85. Mrs. Clements was a resident of Trooper. She earned her licensed practical nurse license from the former Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing. Ida was a member of Visitation Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Norristown. She belonged to a bike club while living in Florida and she enjoyed creating stained glass.

Born in Mather on September 28, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Angelo and Adeline Vivian Battistoni. Ida was the wife of the late Carl Clements, who died in 2009. Surviving is her loving family including two sons, Carl (Judy) Clements, Jr. of North Fort Myers, Fla. and Charles A. (Carol) Clements of Crossville, Tenn.; two daughters, Pamela J. (William) Valerio of Norristown and Martha A. (Boyd) Waychoff of Schwenksville; grandchildren Krystle and Concetta Valerio, Nicole (Peter) Hartenstine, Amy Jo and Andrew Waychoff, Adam Clements and J.T., Joseph and Luke Clements; a sister, Mary Rice of Washington; a brother, P. Roger (Darlene) Battistoni of Florida; sisters-in-law Johnetta, Virginia, Irma, Ruth and Janet; and many other loving family members. She was preceded in death by brothers Charles, Angelo, Raymond, Richard and Ronald Battistoni.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Monday, September 30, in Visitation Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 196 North Trooper Road, Trooper, PA 19403, with her Funeral Mass starting at 11 a.m. Interment will be at 10:30 am. Tuesday, October 1, in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ida's memory to Kindred Care Hospice.

Arrangements are by The Bacchi Funeral Home & Crematory, Ltd., Bridgeport.

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