Upon Further Review: Pittston’s Joe Cosgrove named Notre Dame ‘Leprechaun’ in 1976


By Nick Wagner - nwagner@timesleader.com



Pittston resident Joe Cosgrove was named the University of Notre Dame’s “Leprechaun” for the 1976-77 school year. Here, Cosgrove is with then-head football coach Dan Devine.


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Seton Catholic’s Sean Rooney makes a play at second base against Bishop Hafey in April 2006.


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Pittston Area’s Nicole Blasko slides into second base as Wyoming Area’s Erica Zermane awaits the throw in April 1996. Backing up on the play are Warriors Michelle Falzone and JoAnn Bohn.


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April 2006

The Wyoming Area softball team took down Pittston Area, 3-2, in the Class AAA softball opener. The team broke a three-season, 48-game losing streak with the win.

Pitcher Erin Bell tossed a complete game two-hitter with 11 strikeouts. Michelle Falzone drove in the winning run with single in the bottom of the fifth, scoring bell.

Pittston Area scored two runs in the top of the fourth.

April 1996

Seton Catholic’s baseball team handed Bishop Hafey its first loss of the season with an 8-3 decision in WVC Division 3 play.

Sophomore pitcher Chris Iorio, in his first varsity start, pitched 6.2 innings, giving up three runs on six hits while striking out six. Seton Catholic scored four runs in the third to back Iorio.

Driving in runs for the Eagles were Brian Simko, Rob Sutkowski, TJ Melone and Dan Pellegrini.

April 1986

Pittston Area’s Sue Charney tossed a no-hitter to lead the Lady Patriots softball team to a 6-0 win over GAR.

Charney, a senior, walked just two batters an struck out eight Grenadier hitters. Lindo Musto hit a two-run single in the third inning, while Amy Salerno also drove in a run. Sue Cziernakowski and Lori Butler each had RBI doubles in the fourth inning.

April 1976

Joe Cosgrove, a resident of Pittston, was named the next “Leprechaun” for the University of Notre Dame athletic department for the 1976-77 school year.

Cosgrove, a St. John’s graduate, was selected from a field of 11 candidates. Notre Dame head football coach at the time, Dan Devine, said, “Joe Cosgrove is one of my best friends… to me, he’s Mr. Notre Dame.”

Pittston resident Joe Cosgrove was named the University of Notre Dame’s “Leprechaun” for the 1976-77 school year. Here, Cosgrove is with then-head football coach Dan Devine.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Cosgrove.jpgPittston resident Joe Cosgrove was named the University of Notre Dame’s “Leprechaun” for the 1976-77 school year. Here, Cosgrove is with then-head football coach Dan Devine. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Seton Catholic’s Sean Rooney makes a play at second base against Bishop Hafey in April 2006.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Rooney.jpgSeton Catholic’s Sean Rooney makes a play at second base against Bishop Hafey in April 2006. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Pittston Area’s Nicole Blasko slides into second base as Wyoming Area’s Erica Zermane awaits the throw in April 1996. Backing up on the play are Warriors Michelle Falzone and JoAnn Bohn.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_Softball.jpgPittston Area’s Nicole Blasko slides into second base as Wyoming Area’s Erica Zermane awaits the throw in April 1996. Backing up on the play are Warriors Michelle Falzone and JoAnn Bohn. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

By Nick Wagner

nwagner@timesleader.com

Reach Nick Wagner at 570-602-0178 or on Twitter @Dispatch_Nick

Reach Nick Wagner at 570-602-0178 or on Twitter @Dispatch_Nick

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