Pittston Area wrestlers entered the final bout of the match against Berwick trailing 28-27. The rest was up to Pittston Area 145-pounder Damien Kratz.
Kratz picked up a pin against Berwick’s Josh Snyder to give the Patriots a 33-27 win to keep Pittston Area unbeaten in WVC wrestling. Pittston Area’s Steve Stoss, Gino Ardo and Robbie Robinson each picked up wins against Berwick.
Pittston Area’s Tom Biscotti and Jason Tribbet combined to score 34 points as the Patriots took down Wyoming Valley West, 62-55 in boys basketball action.
Biscotti scored a game-high 20 points, while Tribbet added in another 14. Jared Rehill scored nine points, while Matt Dessoye and Dave Kivak combined to score 14 points.
Wyoming Area earned a 50-12 win over Pittston Area to remain unbeaten in Wyoming Valley Conference wrestling action.
Picking up pins for Wyoming Area were John Lukash, Mark Pocceschi, Frank Klein and Marvin Gilpin. All four grapplers pinned their opponents in less than three minutes.
Pittston Area’s Dave Orlosky won by decision, while teammate Dave Herbert picked up the fastest pin of the night in 40 seconds.
The Pittston Area boys basketball team finished the first half of the Wyoming Valley Conference Division A play with a 6-1 record after taking down Wyoming Area, 71-55. The Patriots finished second to undefeated Nanticoke.
Pittston Area’s Joe Yanchis led the scoring attack for Pittston Area with 30 points. He was aided by the 21-point effort from center Mark Rostkowski. Chick McAndrew chipped in 10 points in the win.
Wyoming Area had three players in double figures: Joe Klimchak, Jerry Fedorsha and Dave Witkoski.
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