First Posted: 8/13/2013
Three former Greater Pittston athletes were inducted to the Luzerne Country Hall of Fame, the John Louis Popple Chapter, last Sunday at the Ramada Inn in Wilkes-Barre.
James Pizano, Dominick Cassetori, and Bill Noone were honored for their accomplishments in their respective sports throughout the past several decades.
Jim Pizano played running back for Wyoming Area for four seasons. Through that time, he scored 63 touchdowns and ran for over 4,000 yards. He went on to play at the University of Massachusetts, where he was a four-year letter winner and holds the record for the longest run from scrimmage.
Cassetori won over 30 singles titles and 38 doubles title in his time on the court. He is currently the winningest player in Wyoming Valley tennis. Cassetori has won 11 season-ending Wyoming Valley Grand Prix Championships.
At Seton Catholic, Noone was a three-sport MVP in soccer, basketball and baseball. In 1990, he was a member of Greater Pittston’s Wyoming Valley League American Legion title team. He went on to play baseball at Wilkes University where he was named the Middle Atlantic Conference MVP in 1994. Post graduation, Noone was a 37th-round selection of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Receiving the Sam Falcone Award was Peggy Burke, a Greater Pittston mainstay for her dedication to sports and community service. Burke helped establish The Care and Concern Free Health Clinic, along with the Knitting Ministry.