Upon Further Review: Wyoming Area’s Marv Gilpin won Tunkhannock Kiwanis tourney in 1985


By Nick Wagner - nwagner@timesleader.com



Pittston Area’s Mark Rostkowski goes up for two against Wyoming Area in the opening game of the WARM Invitational Basketball Tournament in December 1975 at King’s College.


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Seton Catholic’s Melissa Reynolds pulls down a rebound against a Wyoming Area player during the Greater Pittston Holiday Tournament in December 1995.


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Wyoming Area’s Bret Sokirka controls the ball against an Old Forge defender during the Warrior Holiday Hoops Classic in December 2005.


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December 2005

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.

December 1995

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.

December 1985

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.

December 1975

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.

Pittston Area’s Mark Rostkowski goes up for two against Wyoming Area in the opening game of the WARM Invitational Basketball Tournament in December 1975 at King’s College.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_PSDRostkowski.jpgPittston Area’s Mark Rostkowski goes up for two against Wyoming Area in the opening game of the WARM Invitational Basketball Tournament in December 1975 at King’s College. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Seton Catholic’s Melissa Reynolds pulls down a rebound against a Wyoming Area player during the Greater Pittston Holiday Tournament in December 1995.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_PSDReynolds.jpgSeton Catholic’s Melissa Reynolds pulls down a rebound against a Wyoming Area player during the Greater Pittston Holiday Tournament in December 1995. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Wyoming Area’s Bret Sokirka controls the ball against an Old Forge defender during the Warrior Holiday Hoops Classic in December 2005.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_PSDSokirka.jpgWyoming Area’s Bret Sokirka controls the ball against an Old Forge defender during the Warrior Holiday Hoops Classic in December 2005. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

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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