Upon Further Review: Wyoming Area’s Donny Morgan took bronze at 1996 wrestling championships


By Nick Wagner - nwagner@timesleader.com



The Pittston Area freshman boys basketball team finished the 1976 season 20-4 to win the Luzerne County Championship. From left, foreground, Principal John Donovan and coach Ron Rinaldi. First row, Bob Ames, Bob Miller, Joe Giamber and Gino Cadden. Second row, Joe Guarilia, Sam Berto, Migsy Ardoline, Jim O’Malley and manager Kenton Roberts. Third row, Dave Bernoskie, Tony Rossi, Steve Haluschak, Bobby Donovan and Ralph Clapps. Absent from photo: John Giambra and Joe Maurizi.


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Wyoming Area’s Donny Morgan won the bronze medal in the 125-pound class at the PIAA Class AA Championships in March 1996.


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Alison Wolfgang, left, was inducted into the Susquehanna University Athletic Hall of Fame in March 2006. At right is SU Athletic Director Pam Samuelson.


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March 2006

Wyoming resident Alison (Hepler) Wolfgang, the eighth all-time leading scorer in Susquehanna University women’s basketball history, was inducted into the Susquehanna Athletics Hall of Fame.

Wolfgang, the current Wyoming Area girls assistant coach, finished her career with 1,090 points and was also named to Susquehanna’s All-Century Team in 2003. In her senior season, she averaged 18 points and five rebounds. Wolfgang graduated from North Schuylkill High School and then Susquehanna in 1995.

March 1996

Wyoming Area’s Donny Morgan became the first Warriors wrestler to bring home a state medal in a decade when he took third place in the 125-pound category at the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AA Championships in Hershey.

Morgan defeated Sayre’s Gabe Webster, 6-4, to earn his bronze. The last time a Wyoming Area wrestler won a state medal was when Brian Hines and Mark Amato won fourth and fifth, respectively, in 1987.

March 1986

The GAR boys basketball team, coached by Pittston resident John Hopkins, fell to Washington, 68-50, in the PIAA Class AA state championship game at Hershey Park Arena.

GAR finished 20-3 for its best season to date.

March 1976

The Pittston Area freshman boys basketball team finished the season with a 20-4 record after taking care of Bishop Hoban, 42-41, to win the Luzerne County Championship.

High scorers for the Patriots were Ralph Clapps and Steve Haluschak. The team was coached by Ron Rinaldi.

The Pittston Area freshman boys basketball team finished the 1976 season 20-4 to win the Luzerne County Championship. From left, foreground, Principal John Donovan and coach Ron Rinaldi. First row, Bob Ames, Bob Miller, Joe Giamber and Gino Cadden. Second row, Joe Guarilia, Sam Berto, Migsy Ardoline, Jim O’Malley and manager Kenton Roberts. Third row, Dave Bernoskie, Tony Rossi, Steve Haluschak, Bobby Donovan and Ralph Clapps. Absent from photo: John Giambra and Joe Maurizi.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_PSD_76Patriots.jpgThe Pittston Area freshman boys basketball team finished the 1976 season 20-4 to win the Luzerne County Championship. From left, foreground, Principal John Donovan and coach Ron Rinaldi. First row, Bob Ames, Bob Miller, Joe Giamber and Gino Cadden. Second row, Joe Guarilia, Sam Berto, Migsy Ardoline, Jim O’Malley and manager Kenton Roberts. Third row, Dave Bernoskie, Tony Rossi, Steve Haluschak, Bobby Donovan and Ralph Clapps. Absent from photo: John Giambra and Joe Maurizi. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Wyoming Area’s Donny Morgan won the bronze medal in the 125-pound class at the PIAA Class AA Championships in March 1996.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_PSDMorgan96.jpgWyoming Area’s Donny Morgan won the bronze medal in the 125-pound class at the PIAA Class AA Championships in March 1996. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Alison Wolfgang, left, was inducted into the Susquehanna University Athletic Hall of Fame in March 2006. At right is SU Athletic Director Pam Samuelson.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_PSDWolfgang.jpgAlison Wolfgang, left, was inducted into the Susquehanna University Athletic Hall of Fame in March 2006. At right is SU Athletic Director Pam Samuelson. 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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