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Luzerne County teens prepare for Junior Olympics

The Junior Olympics begin on Monday in Texas and several field hockey players from the area are getting ready to go for gold

LUZERNE COUNTY, Pa. — While the Olympics continue in Tokyo, some local field hockey players can now call themselves Junior Olympians.

Bella DeCesaris and Sophia Lenza are heading to Houston, Texas for the 55th AAU Junior Olympic Games next week. The incoming freshmen at Lake-Lehman are both from Shavertown. Joining the Black Knights in Houston are Ella Barbacci of Harvey's Lake, Olivia Yelen of Kingston and Milaw Clause of Stroudsburg. Just over 100 players were selected to take part in the six-team field – over a quarter of them are from Pennsylvania, including these two excited and deserving 14-year-olds. 

The Junior Olympics consists of ten events.  The field hockey portion begins Monday and runs through Thursday, in Texas.

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