Upon Further Review: Duryea Little League copped Pittston Mall Merchants tourney in ‘85

By Nick Wagner - nwagner@timesleader.com | August 13th, 2015 10:15 am

August 2005

Marissa Chiampi, West Pittston, and Brooke Keller, Exeter, won gold medals for the Wyoming Valley Flames in U12 softball during the Keystone Games in York.

Chiampi and Keller helped the Flames win gold by beating Pittsburgh Freedom, 5-4, in extra innings. The Flames finished the season undefeated.

August 1995

Members of the Pittston Area football team got ready for the season by joining the “1,000-Pound Weight Club.”

Members of the team who achieved the goal prior to the season were Ron Dietrick, Mike Owens, Nick Zaleski, Paul Tabone, Chuck Montagna, Guy DePascale, Sal Morganti, Pat Engleman, Ron Aukenbrand, Chris Lenza and Ricky Joseph. John Garibaldi was the strength and conditioning coach was John Garibaldi.

August 1985

Duryea Little League defeated Wyoming-West Wyoming, 10-2, to capture the Pittston Mall Merchants 9-10 year-old tournament.

In the title game, Pat Ratchford didn’t allow a hit through three innings and Mike McHale allowed just two hits the rest of the way. Paul Biscontini led the offense with three hits and two runs, while Larry Shotwell had two hits and two runs.

August 1975

St. Rocco’s Teeners Team captured the championship of the Tri-Boro league with an unbeaten mark of 10-0. The team also qualified for the playoffs of the Shautz-Gallagher Memorial Tournament.

Coaches of the team were Streaky Dardes and Gus Turonis.

Members of the Pittston Area ‘1,000-Pound Weight Club’ in 1995 were from left, first row, Ron Dietrick, Mike Owens, Nick Zaleski and Paul Tabone. Second row, Chuck Montagna, strength coach John Garibaldi, Guy DePascale, Sal Morganti, Pat Engleman, Ron Aukenbrand, Chris Lenza and Ricky Joseph.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_SDhistory95.jpgMembers of the Pittston Area ‘1,000-Pound Weight Club’ in 1995 were from left, first row, Ron Dietrick, Mike Owens, Nick Zaleski and Paul Tabone. Second row, Chuck Montagna, strength coach John Garibaldi, Guy DePascale, Sal Morganti, Pat Engleman, Ron Aukenbrand, Chris Lenza and Ricky Joseph. Sunday Dispatch File Photo
Members of the 1975 St. Rocco’s championship teeners team were, from left, first row, Streaky Dardes, Sam Berto and John DeGraba. Second row, manager Streaky Dardes, Peter Gatti, Tom Kirkpatrick and Lou Sebia. Third row, Dave Bernoskie, Sebby Amico, Lou Acernese, Gus Turonis and coach Gus Turonis. Absent from photo: Jackie Casper and business manager Lee Marcino.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_SDhistory75.jpgMembers of the 1975 St. Rocco’s championship teeners team were, from left, first row, Streaky Dardes, Sam Berto and John DeGraba. Second row, manager Streaky Dardes, Peter Gatti, Tom Kirkpatrick and Lou Sebia. Third row, Dave Bernoskie, Sebby Amico, Lou Acernese, Gus Turonis and coach Gus Turonis. Absent from photo: Jackie Casper and business manager Lee Marcino. Sunday Dispatch File Photo
Members of the Duryea Little League team, which won the 1985 Pittston Mall Merchants tournament, were, from left, first row, Ken Collins, Scott Chromey, Paul Biscontini, Eric Brennan, Mike Brennan, Mark Marcini and AJ Martinelli. Second row, John Haas, Pat Ratchford, Larry Shotwell, Jeff Kashuba, Rob Sepelyak, John Groblewski and Mike McHale. Third row, coaches Larry Shotwell and Pat Ratchford.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_SDhistory85.jpgMembers of the Duryea Little League team, which won the 1985 Pittston Mall Merchants tournament, were, from left, first row, Ken Collins, Scott Chromey, Paul Biscontini, Eric Brennan, Mike Brennan, Mark Marcini and AJ Martinelli. Second row, John Haas, Pat Ratchford, Larry Shotwell, Jeff Kashuba, Rob Sepelyak, John Groblewski and Mike McHale. Third row, coaches Larry Shotwell and Pat Ratchford. Sunday Dispatch File Photo
Members of the Wyoming Valley Flames, which won a gold medal at the Keystone Games in 2005, were, from left, first row, coach Lottie Chippego, Sarah Bertoni, Lindsey Roberts, Samantha Gow, Jenn Harnesvegar, Amanda Cardone and coach Tom Gow. Second row, coach Steve Knooren, Brooke Keller, Nenie Knooren, Kristen Pack, Reni Organdnik, Katie Brown, Marissa Chiampi and coach Robert Bertoni.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_SDhistory05.jpgMembers of the Wyoming Valley Flames, which won a gold medal at the Keystone Games in 2005, were, from left, first row, coach Lottie Chippego, Sarah Bertoni, Lindsey Roberts, Samantha Gow, Jenn Harnesvegar, Amanda Cardone and coach Tom Gow. Second row, coach Steve Knooren, Brooke Keller, Nenie Knooren, Kristen Pack, Reni Organdnik, Katie Brown, Marissa Chiampi and coach Robert Bertoni. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

By Nick Wagner

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