Upon Further Review: Wyoming Area’s girls swim team dominated Pittston Area in 1996


By Nick Wagner - [email protected]



Wyoming Area’s Tyrell George drives to the basket in a loss to Hazleton Area in January of 2006. George scored his 1,000th point in the game.


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Wyoming Area’s Lauren Olerto dives against Wyoming Valley West in January of 1986.


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Pittston Area’s Mark Rostkowski (shooting) scored 19 points in the Patriots’ win over Bishop Hoban in January of 1976.


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Pittston Area’s Lauren Sobuta swims in the 500-yard freestyle event in a loss to Wyoming Area in January of 1996.


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January 2006

Wyoming Area’s Tyrell George scored his 1,000th career point in boys basketball as the Warriors fell to Hazleton Area, 66-54.

George scored 16 points for the Warriors. Wyoming Area’s Guy Fasciana had a game-high 22 points, while Nate Brooks finished with 10. The Warriors were hot early, making their first 11 attempts from the field, including George’s 1,000th point.

January 1996

Wyoming Area’s girls swim took care of business against rival Pittston Area with a 127-59 win.

The Warriors won all three relay events and the diving event to earn the win. Helene Sabola and Nicole Skesavage were first and second in the 200 freestyle. In the 200 IM, Courtney Fenner was first with Pittston Area’s Rebecca Pitcavage second.

Wyoming Area’s Michelle Nerozzi won the diving with a score of 169.15. With the win, WA improved to 4-0.

January 1986

The Wyoming Area girls swim team suffered its first loss of the season with an 89-85 decision against unbeaten Wyoming Valley West.

The Warriors, however, captured first places in eight of 11 events. After dropping the first two events, Wyoming Area rattled off eight of the next nine. Karen Winsock as a triple winner for Wyoming Area, while Cindy Butcofski, Deanna Cassetori and Theresa Shimko were double winners.

January 1976

Pittston Area’s boys basketball team posted a pair of wins to open the Wyoming Valley Conference A Division. The team beat Bishop Hoban, 72-52, and Coughlin, 62-47.

In the rout of Bishop Hoban, Pittston Area’s Jim Blaskiewicz scored a game-high 22 points. Mark Rostkowski added 15 points and Joe Yanchis had 14 points.

On the same night, St. John’s upset a powerful Dallas team, 67-65. Bob Hannon scored 19 points, while Joe LoBrutto added 17.

Wyoming Area’s Tyrell George drives to the basket in a loss to Hazleton Area in January of 2006. George scored his 1,000th point in the game.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_PSDTGeorge-1.jpgWyoming Area’s Tyrell George drives to the basket in a loss to Hazleton Area in January of 2006. George scored his 1,000th point in the game. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Wyoming Area’s Lauren Olerto dives against Wyoming Valley West in January of 1986.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_PSDOlerto-1.jpgWyoming Area’s Lauren Olerto dives against Wyoming Valley West in January of 1986. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Pittston Area’s Mark Rostkowski (shooting) scored 19 points in the Patriots’ win over Bishop Hoban in January of 1976.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_PSDpatshoban-1.jpgPittston Area’s Mark Rostkowski (shooting) scored 19 points in the Patriots’ win over Bishop Hoban in January of 1976. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Pittston Area’s Lauren Sobuta swims in the 500-yard freestyle event in a loss to Wyoming Area in January of 1996.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_PSDsobuta-1.jpgPittston Area’s Lauren Sobuta swims in the 500-yard freestyle event in a loss to Wyoming Area in January of 1996. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

By Nick Wagner

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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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