Upon Further Review: Gary Vogue set Dupont Little League home run record in 1976


By Nick Wagner - [email protected]



Members of the Avoca/Dupont 9-10-year-old Little League team from 1986 were, from left, first row, Rob Lopata, Chris Patterson, Stephen Duckhone, Garvin Wadas and Mark Warunek. Second row, James Jumper, Allan Kresinger, Joe Walsh, Chris Merithew and John Slusark. Third row, Jason Piontkowski, Eric Durko and Jeff George. Back row, tournament chairman Bernie Lazevnick, coach Joe Walsh, coach Stanley Swarek, coach John Piontkowski, coach Joe Fritz, co-chairman Artie Savokinas, and representing Pittsotn Mall Mike Savokinas.


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Members of the 1996 Jenkins Township softball all-star team were, from left, first row, Pam Chernavsky, Katie Pryor, Nicole Lombardo, Alida Saxon, Melissa Kovac and Christina Collins. Second row, Leann Loftus, Jessica Tribbet, Melissa Salijko, Katie Conlon and Jaime Tribbet. Third row, coaches Art Lombardo, Jean Mudlock and Pat Collins. Absent from photo: Susan Giarratano and Rachel Smith.


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State Rep. Tom Tigue was honored at the 2006 Tomato Fesitval 5K.


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Gary Vogue set a new Dupont Little League home run record in 1976.


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    August 1996

    The Jenkins Township softball all-stars completed a season in which they participate in the District 16 playoffs and the Kingston fast pitch tournament.

    Members of the team were Pam Chernavsky, Katie Pryor, Nicole Lombardo, Alida Saxon, Melissa Kovac, Christina Collins, Leann Loftus, Jessica Tribbet, Melissa Salijko, Katie Conlon, Jaime Tribbet, Susan Giarratano and Rachel Smith.

    Coaches were Art Lombardo, Jean Mudlock and Pat Collins.

    August 1986

    The Avoca/Dupont 9-10 all-star team captured the Mall Merchant’s Tournament be taking down Jenkins Township, 12-5, in a game played at the Avoca/Dupont Little League field.

    Members of the Avoca/Dupont team were Rob Lopata, Chris Patterson, Stephen Duckhone, Garvin Wadas, Mark Warunek, James Jumper, Allan Kresinger, Joe Walsh, Chris Merithew, John Slusark, Jason Piontkowski, Eric Durko and Jeff George.

    Coaches of the team wereJoe Walsh, Stanley Swarek, John Piontkowski and Joe Fritz.

    August 1976

    Gary Vogue, playing for the Dupont Little League champions, Dupont VFW, pitched a no-hitter and stuck out 15 batters in a game earlier in the season against Komensky’s.

    Three days later, Vogue struck out another 15 batters. He would go on to set a new home run record for Dupont Little League with 17 home runs during the season. The previous record was set by Mark Kulick and Ray Rosato at 13.

    The VFW won its third title in four years.

    Members of the Avoca/Dupont 9-10-year-old Little League team from 1986 were, from left, first row, Rob Lopata, Chris Patterson, Stephen Duckhone, Garvin Wadas and Mark Warunek. Second row, James Jumper, Allan Kresinger, Joe Walsh, Chris Merithew and John Slusark. Third row, Jason Piontkowski, Eric Durko and Jeff George. Back row, tournament chairman Bernie Lazevnick, coach Joe Walsh, coach Stanley Swarek, coach John Piontkowski, coach Joe Fritz, co-chairman Artie Savokinas, and representing Pittsotn Mall Mike Savokinas.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_AvocaDupont1.jpgMembers of the Avoca/Dupont 9-10-year-old Little League team from 1986 were, from left, first row, Rob Lopata, Chris Patterson, Stephen Duckhone, Garvin Wadas and Mark Warunek. Second row, James Jumper, Allan Kresinger, Joe Walsh, Chris Merithew and John Slusark. Third row, Jason Piontkowski, Eric Durko and Jeff George. Back row, tournament chairman Bernie Lazevnick, coach Joe Walsh, coach Stanley Swarek, coach John Piontkowski, coach Joe Fritz, co-chairman Artie Savokinas, and representing Pittsotn Mall Mike Savokinas. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

    Members of the 1996 Jenkins Township softball all-star team were, from left, first row, Pam Chernavsky, Katie Pryor, Nicole Lombardo, Alida Saxon, Melissa Kovac and Christina Collins. Second row, Leann Loftus, Jessica Tribbet, Melissa Salijko, Katie Conlon and Jaime Tribbet. Third row, coaches Art Lombardo, Jean Mudlock and Pat Collins. Absent from photo: Susan Giarratano and Rachel Smith.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Jenkins1.jpgMembers of the 1996 Jenkins Township softball all-star team were, from left, first row, Pam Chernavsky, Katie Pryor, Nicole Lombardo, Alida Saxon, Melissa Kovac and Christina Collins. Second row, Leann Loftus, Jessica Tribbet, Melissa Salijko, Katie Conlon and Jaime Tribbet. Third row, coaches Art Lombardo, Jean Mudlock and Pat Collins. Absent from photo: Susan Giarratano and Rachel Smith. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

    State Rep. Tom Tigue was honored at the 2006 Tomato Fesitval 5K.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Tigue1.jpgState Rep. Tom Tigue was honored at the 2006 Tomato Fesitval 5K. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

    Gary Vogue set a new Dupont Little League home run record in 1976.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Vogue1.jpgGary Vogue set a new Dupont Little League home run record in 1976. 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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