Upon Further Review: Wyoming Area beat Pittston Area, 6-5, to win Ashby Game in 2006


By Nick Wagner - [email protected]



Amanda Darbenzio helped pitch Pittston Area’s softball team past Bishop Hoban in May 1996.


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The Wyoming Area baseball team won the annual Ashby Game with a 6-5 decision over Pittston Area in May 2006.


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Pittston Area was the champion of the Jordan Relays in May 1976. From left, first row, Carlton Hurtt, Mike Corcoran, Mike Lokuta and John Poli. Second row, Mike Meade, manager Diane Durkin, manager Tish Hoban, manager Amy Colarusso and John Strellish. Third row, Sam Granteed, Jim Graziosi, Mark Justick, Tom Sabetta, Greg Alba and Charles Daczka.


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Wyoming Area’s Scott Pimental readies himself for a discus throw in a track and field meet against Wyoming Valley West in May 1986.


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May 2006

The Wyoming Area baseball team won the annual Ashby Game, 6-5, over Pittston Area and Kyle Shamnoski was named the Most Valuable Player of the game.

Shamnoski drove in three runs, including the game-tying and game-winning RBI. The winning pitcher for Wyoming Area was Lou Falzone. Carmen LoPresto and Sam Parente each had two hits for the Patriots.

May 1996

Pittston Area’s pitching duo of Amanda Darbenzio and Jen Borget, along with first inning home runs from Amber Hubert and Jen Rebovich, lifted the Patriots past Bishop Hoban.

The Argents managed just two hits off the PA pitchers. Rebovich finished with three hits, while Tara Weech had two hits, including a double. Carolyn Dulney was 3-for-4 and scored on Rebovich’s homer.

May 1986

The Wyoming Area boys track and field team clinched the 1986 Wyoming Valley Conference championship with a 105-46 win over Crestwood and a 78-72 triumph over Wyoming Valley West.

The Warriors improved to 14-0 on the season. It was coach John Zwirek’s first career WVC title. Against Valley West, Rob Yochem won the high jump to clinch the event, whileJoe Curley won the 1,600 and Len Hromek won the 3,200. Paul Paczowski won the shot put, Joel Skursky won the javelin and Gordon Simerson won the long jump.

May 1976

The Pittston Area track and field team won the Jordan Relays with a 27-17 margin over Wyoming Valley West.

The Patriots won the gold in the 440 sprint relay with the team of Mark Justick, Jim Graziosi, Sam Granteed, Tom Sabetta and Mike Corcoran. The half-mile relay was won by Justick, Graziosi, Corcoran and John Poli. A silver medal was won by Mike Lokuta, Greg Alba, Charles Daczka and Carlton Hurtt in the two-mile relay.

The Patriots also won a bronze in the mile relay and a fourth place finish in the mile medley.

Amanda Darbenzio helped pitch Pittston Area’s softball team past Bishop Hoban in May 1996.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_PAsoftball.jpgAmanda Darbenzio helped pitch Pittston Area’s softball team past Bishop Hoban in May 1996. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

The Wyoming Area baseball team won the annual Ashby Game with a 6-5 decision over Pittston Area in May 2006.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_WAbaseball.jpgThe Wyoming Area baseball team won the annual Ashby Game with a 6-5 decision over Pittston Area in May 2006. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Pittston Area was the champion of the Jordan Relays in May 1976. From left, first row, Carlton Hurtt, Mike Corcoran, Mike Lokuta and John Poli. Second row, Mike Meade, manager Diane Durkin, manager Tish Hoban, manager Amy Colarusso and John Strellish. Third row, Sam Granteed, Jim Graziosi, Mark Justick, Tom Sabetta, Greg Alba and Charles Daczka.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_PAtrack_Jordans.jpgPittston Area was the champion of the Jordan Relays in May 1976. From left, first row, Carlton Hurtt, Mike Corcoran, Mike Lokuta and John Poli. Second row, Mike Meade, manager Diane Durkin, manager Tish Hoban, manager Amy Colarusso and John Strellish. Third row, Sam Granteed, Jim Graziosi, Mark Justick, Tom Sabetta, Greg Alba and Charles Daczka. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Wyoming Area’s Scott Pimental readies himself for a discus throw in a track and field meet against Wyoming Valley West in May 1986.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_WAtrack_86.jpgWyoming Area’s Scott Pimental readies himself for a discus throw in a track and field meet against Wyoming Valley West in May 1986. 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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