Upon Further Review: Pittston Knights of Columbus defended little league title in 1976


By Nick Wagner - nwagner@timesleader.com



Meghan Torbik, left, of West Wyoming, and cousin Olinka Walsh, participated in the Bernie’s Memorial 3-mile run on July 4, 1996.


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Brian Delaney of Jenkins Township fires a pitch in 2006.


Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Paul Rushefski and Sandy Selenski were presented the Sunday Dispatch Student-Athlete Award during the Wyoming Area All-Sports Banquet.


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Members of the 1976 championship Pittston Little League Knights of Columbus were, from left, first row, Byron Smith, Ryan Walsh, Carlos Concha, Brian Quinn and Nick Scarantino. Second row, Ricky Shillabeer, Brian Webb, Marty Walsh, Mark Skutack and Dan Noone. Third row, coach John Walsh and coach Tom Smith.


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July 2006

Cody Rowan pitched a complete-game, three-hitter as Pittston City advanced in the District 16 Major Baseball elimination bracket with a 9-5 win over Heights.

Angelo Lussi went 3-for-3 at the plate. Bobby Oliver added two hits and two RBI for the winner. John Peterson chipped in with a double. Evan Hahn and Eric Rychleski also had singles for Pittston.

July 1996

Meghan Torbik, 11 from West Wyoming, took first place in the 10-12 age group at the Greater Wilkes-Barre YMCA’s Bernie Memorial 3-mile race held on July 4. She ran in a time of 21:20.

At the time, Torbik was a student at Wyoming Area Catholic School. Her cousin, Olinka Walsh, who was visiting from Ponte Verde, Flordia, came in sixth.

July 1986

The Knights of Columbus defended their title, and finished off a storybook season, with a 3-2 win over The First Bank. The win gave the Knights a 17-0 mark in the Pittston Little League.

Marty Walsh belted a three-run home run in the second inning. Pitcher Mark Skutack struck out 15 batters and scattered just four hits.

Brian Richards had a home run for The First Bank, which finished the season 12-5.

July 1976

At the annual Wyoming Area All-Sports Banquet, Paul Rushefski and Sandy Selenski came home with most of the hardware.

Both received the Sunday Dispatch Student-Athlete Award. Rushefski was given a special award by the West Pittston American Legion post 904.

Meghan Torbik, left, of West Wyoming, and cousin Olinka Walsh, participated in the Bernie’s Memorial 3-mile run on July 4, 1996.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Running1.jpgMeghan Torbik, left, of West Wyoming, and cousin Olinka Walsh, participated in the Bernie’s Memorial 3-mile run on July 4, 1996. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Brian Delaney of Jenkins Township fires a pitch in 2006.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Delaney.jpgBrian Delaney of Jenkins Township fires a pitch in 2006. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Paul Rushefski and Sandy Selenski were presented the Sunday Dispatch Student-Athlete Award during the Wyoming Area All-Sports Banquet.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Rushefski1.jpgPaul Rushefski and Sandy Selenski were presented the Sunday Dispatch Student-Athlete Award during the Wyoming Area All-Sports Banquet. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Members of the 1976 championship Pittston Little League Knights of Columbus were, from left, first row, Byron Smith, Ryan Walsh, Carlos Concha, Brian Quinn and Nick Scarantino. Second row, Ricky Shillabeer, Brian Webb, Marty Walsh, Mark Skutack and Dan Noone. Third row, coach John Walsh and coach Tom Smith.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Knights.jpgMembers of the 1976 championship Pittston Little League Knights of Columbus were, from left, first row, Byron Smith, Ryan Walsh, Carlos Concha, Brian Quinn and Nick Scarantino. Second row, Ricky Shillabeer, Brian Webb, Marty Walsh, Mark Skutack and Dan Noone. Third row, coach John Walsh and coach Tom Smith. 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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