The Old Forge boys basketball team won a pair of come-from-behind games to capture the Warriors Holiday Hoops Classic.
The Devils trailed Northwest most of the game but came back to win, 58-49. Old Forge then posted a 54-38 win over Wyoming Area. Bret Sokirka, Chris Pellegrini, Tyrell George and Guy Fasciana combined for eight 3-pointers for Wyoming Area. The Old Forge defense held the Warriors without a score on 13 consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter to secure the win.
The Seton Catholic girls basketball team won the third annual Greater Pittston Holiday Girls Basketball Tournament with a 69-43 win over Wyoming Area.
The Eagles raced out to a 13-3 lead in the first quarter and built that to a 36-19 advantage at the half. Seton’s Laine Sheerer scored 14 of her game-high 24 points in the first half. The tournament Most Valuable Player was Kelly Tracy, who had 19 points in the title game against Wyoming Area.
Wyoming Area took home the title in the annual Tunkhannock Kiwanis Wrestling Tournament with a strong showing from heavyweight Marv Gilpin.
Gilpin, the defending district champion, recorded three pins en route to his gold medal. Pat Heck, Jim Coolbaugh and Frank Klein each won silver medals. Pittston Area’s Dave Herbert was voted the tournament’s Most Valuable Wrestler by coaches from the 17 teams.
Herbert won his third straight gold medal and second consecutive MVW at the tournament.
The Rostkowski twins – Mark and Mike – paced Pittston Area to a 71-68 win over Wyoming Valley West in the championship game of the WARM Invitational Tournament held at King’s College.
The duo combined for 41 points and 25 rebounds in the game. Pittston Area earned its berth in the title game with a win over Wyoming Area, 96-62. Mark Rostkowski was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. He finished with 27 points against WVW and 30 against Wyoming Area.
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