The Beacon

Luke Modrovsky
Luke Modrovsky leads The Beacon staff as Editor-in-Chief and is in his senior year double majoring in sport management and communication studies.


Luke started at The Beacon as staff writer for opinion and quickly moved up, becoming assistant opinion editor in Spring 2016. He then served as assistant sports editor for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters. Most recently, he served as the sports editor for the 2017-18 academic year.


He can also be found at Wilkes athletic events working as a member of the home athletic event staff.


A five-sport PIAA Official, Modrovsky serves as an official for PIAA baseball, basketball, football, softball and volleyball. He also calls games for USA Softball, American Legion Baseball, and various Little League organizations.


Luke has served as a public address (PA) announcer for Crestwood Football, the Mountain Top Blitz, the Wyoming Valley American Legion playoffs and a PIAA State Playoff baseball game. He continues to be the voice at select Mountain Top Area Little League All-Star games in the summer.


A 2015 graduate of Crestwood High School, Modrovsky collected five varsity letters during his time as a student-athlete.

Luke Modrovsky, Editor-in-Chief.

Apr 20, 2018
Online Exclusive: Dwight “Doc” Gooden speaks at the Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit presented by Wilkes (Story)
Apr 12, 2018
Report — WBB: Marywood’s Tara Macciocco to be hired as next Wilkes women’s basketball coach (Story)
Apr 11, 2018
UPDATED — AOTY: Male and Female Championship Rounds set (Story)
Apr 10, 2018
3-on-3: Champions need “if” game in charity basketball tournament (Story)
Apr 10, 2018
AOTY: Action concludes in Quarterfinal Round, Semifinal Round matchups set (Story)
Apr 09, 2018
3-on-3: Champions need “if” game in charity basketball tournament (Story)
Apr 09, 2018
AOTY: First Round concludes, Quarterfinal Round match-ups set (Story)
Apr 07, 2018
AOTY: Preliminary Round concludes, First Round matchups set (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
MTEN & WTEN: Tennis teams travel to Hilton Head, S.C. (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
UPDATED: Beacon Sports team announces first “Athlete of the Year” tournament (Story)
Mar 27, 2018
SB: Gibson’s home run powers Lady Colonels in game one (Story)
Feb 28, 2018
SOFT: Spring Preview (Story)
Oct 07, 2016
Luke Modrovsky (Media)
Jan 31, 2018
Ben Mandell (Media)
Jan 31, 2018
Alex Kielar (Media)
Feb 26, 2018
WREST: Grossmann gets back to NCAA tournament (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
Colonel Athletics in brief 2/26 (Story)
Feb 19, 2018
This past week: Colonel Athletics in Brief 2/20 (Story)
Feb 16, 2018
AOTW: Kelsey Yustat, sophomore basketball player (Media)
Feb 16, 2018
Colonel Athletics in Brief (Story)
Feb 11, 2018
FOOT: Hobart assistant introduced as new coach (Story)
Feb 05, 2018
Colonel Athletics in Brief 2/6 (Story)
Feb 02, 2018
Sources: Wilkes hires Jon Drach as new football coach (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
Female AOTW: Chelsea Erkes, sophomore basketball player (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
Male AOTW: Jake DiMarsico, super senior wrestler (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
Colonel Athletics in brief — Jan. 30 (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
AOTW: Nicolette Towlen, junior soccer player (Media)
Nov 13, 2017
AOTW: Matt Grossmann, senior wrestler (Media)
Nov 07, 2017
FB: Colonels drop Senior Day affair 44-14 rout to Stevenson (Story)
Nov 07, 2017
WSOC: 103rd minute heartbreaker sinks Wilkes in final (Story)
Nov 06, 2017
WSOC: Wilkes collects program’s first at-large NCAA tournament bid (UPDATED) (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
AOTW: Jared Byrne, freshman swimmer (Media)
Oct 09, 2017
Colonel Athletics in Brief 10/9 (Story)
Oct 02, 2017
New women’s ice hockey coach hired, program growing (Story)
Sep 25, 2017
Colonel football leads, but falls in rout to Misericordia (Story)
Sep 19, 2017
Rippeon’s first collegiate start spoiled by Delaware Valley (Story)
Sep 19, 2017
Top five ‘can’t miss’ Colonel sporting events each year (Story)
Sep 12, 2017
Wilkes recruiting efforts bring 84 student athletes to fall teams (Story)
Apr 11, 2017
Local sports officials encourage Wilkes students to “get in the game” (Story/Media)
Apr 04, 2017
Winter Storm Stella still wreaking havoc for Wilkes athletics (Story)
Mar 29, 2017
Held’s 100th goal lifts Lady Colonel Lacrosse in home opener (Story)
Mar 21, 2017
Women’s fútbol team spends spring break in Spain (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Colonel Lacrosse looking to gain experience with young group (Story)
Feb 28, 2017
Officiating: Perfection in a imperfect world (Story)
Feb 21, 2017
O’Hara lands role with MAC committee (Story)
Feb 07, 2017
Bruised, but still cruising; Wilkes Wrestling continues to grind (Story)
Jan 31, 2017
Men’s volleyball begins action as 21st Wilkes varsity sport (Story/Media)
Nov 15, 2016
Young returns to Westfield State due to “unforeseen circumstances” (Story)
Nov 15, 2016
Wilkes men’s swimming pulls it together for a winning streak (Story)
Nov 07, 2016
Springfield College’s Dr. Delahanty presents lecture on Irish history at Wilkes (Story)
Oct 25, 2016
Wilkes hires coaches for new men’s and women’s ice hockey teams (Story)
Oct 04, 2016
Judgement calls scrutinized as video technology use rises (Story)
Oct 04, 2016
Getting to know… Marissa Surdy (Media)
Sep 27, 2016
Long-time sports officials find way to “stay in the game” (Story)
Sep 20, 2016
Wilkes athletic programs find team unity through superstition (Story)
Sep 12, 2016
Wilkes football falls to Muhlenberg in home-opening thriller (Story)
Apr 18, 2016
Nine year old reports news faster than competitors (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
New sports management major making waves (Story)
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