Upon Further Review: Heidi O’Brien lifted Warriors past Patriots in 2006 softball action


By Nick Wagner - nwagner@timesleader.com



Pittston Area’s Sam Greenfield, left, is awarded the first place trophy from the U.S. Marine Corps Physical Fitness Competition held in 1976 along with his coach Jon McHale. At right is Sgt. Michael Vaccaro, a recruiter of the Greater Wilkes-Barre area.


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Pittston Area’s Danielle McAndrew sets to take a cut against Wyoming Area in May 2006.


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May 2006

For the first time since 1996, the Wyoming Area softball team beat Pittston Area — a 6-2 decision to end the 11-game losing streak against the Warriors.

Wyoming Area’s Kayla Pizano, Sarah Maheady and Heidi O’Brien each picked up RBIs in a three-run seventh. Melissa Washney also drove in a run. O’Brien was the winning pitcher for Wyoming Area.

Earlier in the season, Pittston Area beat Wyoming Area 12-2.

May 1996

In a rivalry game, Wyoming Area and Pittston Area played in a 4-4 tie in girls soccer action.

Wyoming Area’s Meghan Calpin scored her second of two goals midway through the fourth quarter to tie the game at four, but that’s the way it ended. Also scoring for the Warriors were Jen Gadomski and Chrissy Polak.

Pittston Area’s Gina Testa scored four goals in the second period to give PA a 4-2 lead.

May 1986

Wyoming Area’s softball team edged Seton Catholic, 2-1, to stay in the Wyoming Valley Conference title hunt.

Simba Harris picked up the win for the Warriors, while Kim Schultz closed out the game in the circle. Patricia Ventre allowed just two runs in the circle for Seton.

May 1976

Sam Greenfield, a sophomore at Pittston Area, placed first at the annual U.S. Marine Corps Physical Fitness Competition. Greenfield ran a 46-second, 300-yard dash to garner the title at the event held in Hershey.

Pittston Area’s Sam Greenfield, left, is awarded the first place trophy from the U.S. Marine Corps Physical Fitness Competition held in 1976 along with his coach Jon McHale. At right is Sgt. Michael Vaccaro, a recruiter of the Greater Wilkes-Barre area.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_History_Greenfield.jpgPittston Area’s Sam Greenfield, left, is awarded the first place trophy from the U.S. Marine Corps Physical Fitness Competition held in 1976 along with his coach Jon McHale. At right is Sgt. Michael Vaccaro, a recruiter of the Greater Wilkes-Barre area. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

Pittston Area’s Danielle McAndrew sets to take a cut against Wyoming Area in May 2006.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_History_McAndrew.jpgPittston Area’s Danielle McAndrew sets to take a cut against Wyoming Area in May 2006. 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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