Lakeland High School senior Mark Bucklaw won the annual Pittston Tomato Festival 5K run with a time of 16:47. Wilkes-Barre’s Jeff Refach was second.
Wyoming Area runner Frankie Redmond finished in bronze position with a time of 17:37. Moosic resident Heidi Wolfberger was the top female finisher with a time of 17:44. Over 200 participants entered the race. State Rep. Tom Tigue served as the honorary starter.
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.
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.
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.
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