Upon Further Review: Wyoming Area knocked off Lake-Lehman, 7-0, in 1995


By Nick Wagner - nwagner@timesleader.com



Wyoming Area’s Jessica Rydzewski hits a tee shot at Fox Hill Country Club during her all-star season in 2005.


Pittston Area’s Carmen LoPresto breaks loose for a touchdown run against Meyers in 1975.


Pittston Area’s John McHale, left, paves way for running back Ken Scalpi in a win over Dallas in 1985.


Wyoming Area’s Ben Kopka runs for yardage against Lake-Lehman during a 7-0 win in 1995.


November 2005

Wyoming Area junior Jessica Rydzewski finished 14th in the rain-shortened Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Golf Championships, which were held at Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York.

Rydzewski, the District 2 runner-up, carded a 15-over-par 87 and was eight strokes off the lead when officials decided to cancel the final round because of rain. Rydzewski was also selected to the first-team Northern Division Wyoming Valley Conference All-Star team.

November 1995

Wyoming Area’s football team took down Lake-Lehman, 7-0, in the semifinals of the District 2 Class AA championships.

Running back Ben Kopka carried the ball 31 times for 145 yards. As a team, Wyoming Area rushed for 210 yards on 51 carries. Only eight of those runs went for more than 5 yards.

The game’s only touchdown came on a Joe Spencer 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. That touchdown was sparked by a Kopka 21-yard run. Wyoming Area would play Dunmore for the district championship the following week.

November 1985

Pittston Area used a 24-0 halftime lead to eventually top Dallas, 24-2, to improve to 7-3 on the football season.

The Patriots had 244 yards of total offense, including 73 punishing yards on the ground. Quarterback Mike Ristagno racked up 90 yards passing on just three completions. Ristagno hit John Baloga for a 49-yard touchdown. Ken Scalpi and John Wojcik each scored touchdowns. Lou Scarantino added a 23-yard field goal.

Dallas averted the shutout when Pittston Area fumbled the ball into the end zone for a safety in the fourth quarter.

November 1975

On Pittston Area quarterback John Adonizio’s birthday, the Patriots upset Meyers, 28-8 in high school football acion.

Pittston Area used 22 second half points to halt the Mohawks. The Patriots held Meyers to just 37 yards rushing in the second half. Carmen LoPresto ripped the Mohawk defense for 153 yards on 21 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns. Adonizio gained 43 yards on eight carries and also scoring two touchdowns.

Wyoming Area’s Jessica Rydzewski hits a tee shot at Fox Hill Country Club during her all-star season in 2005.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Rydzewski.jpgWyoming Area’s Jessica Rydzewski hits a tee shot at Fox Hill Country Club during her all-star season in 2005.

Pittston Area’s Carmen LoPresto breaks loose for a touchdown run against Meyers in 1975.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_LoPresto1975.jpgPittston Area’s Carmen LoPresto breaks loose for a touchdown run against Meyers in 1975.

Pittston Area’s John McHale, left, paves way for running back Ken Scalpi in a win over Dallas in 1985.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Scalpi1985.jpgPittston Area’s John McHale, left, paves way for running back Ken Scalpi in a win over Dallas in 1985.

Wyoming Area’s Ben Kopka runs for yardage against Lake-Lehman during a 7-0 win in 1995.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_Kopka1995.jpgWyoming Area’s Ben Kopka runs for yardage against Lake-Lehman during a 7-0 win in 1995.

By Nick Wagner

nwagner@timesleader.com

Reach Nick Wagner at 570-991-6406 or on Twitter @Dispatch_Nick

Reach Nick Wagner at 570-991-6406 or on Twitter @Dispatch_Nick

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