Nick Tolomeo's feature on the Deer Lakes boys' basketball team:
"With a last-second coaching change there was a chance for things to go south quickly for the Deer Lakes boys basketball season.
But with a group of eight seniors including five starters there was a chance for things to go equally as well also.
So far the Lancers are on the move up and it has a lot less to do with a move from Class AAA to Class AA as it does with work ethic.
After one season coach Joe Lewandowski resigned in September for family reasons. By mid-October his assistant, Jon McKay, stepped in and by late December Deer Lakes was 6-2, 2-0 in Section 1-AA and one of the surprise stories of the young WPIAL season."