Upon Further Review: Pittston Area’s Chris Tonte named Wyoming Valley Conference MVP in 2005

July 7th, 2015 3:30 pm

By Nick Wagner


Fresh from a tour win, Art Wall, center, took part in the Don Allan Memorial Pro-Am at Fox Hill Country Club in 1975. From left, Aldo Franconi, Jr., Sesto Santarelli, Wall, Fox Hill pro Tony Cella and Don Allan, Jr.
Pittston Area’s Chris Tonte was named WVC MVP in 2005.

July 2005

Pittston Area shortstop Chris Tonte was named the Wyoming Valley Conference Division 1 Most Valuable Player by league coaches.

Tonte helped the Patriots to a 16-2 record, a WVC title and a District 2 Class AAA championship. He batted .465 with 20 RBI and 26 runs scored. He also had four triples, four doubles a home run and 10 steals.

July 1995

Joe Coleman, Stanley Machachunas and Rich Champi won their respective divisions in the club championship at Emanon Country Club.

Coleman won the men’s regular championship with a 74. Rich Laneski shot a 75. Machachun won his first seniors title with a two-day total of 157. Rich Champi won his first Super Seniors championship in a four-person playoff. Champi outlasted Joe Berti, George Mazur and Joe Laneski.

July 1985

Pittston’s 13-year-old baseball team extended its winning streak to eight games with three victories in seven days.

Pittston took down West Pittston, 15-5; Parsons, 12-2; and Kingston, 4-1. Against West Pittston, Sal Montagna threw a complete game and provided four hits. Tony Kampus, Al Antonello and Frank Cawley combined for six hits to pace Pittston’s 12-hit attack.

July 1975

The Don J. Allan Memorial Pro-Am was held at Fox Hill Country Club in Exeter.

Touring Pro Art Wall, who captured a win at the Milwaukee Open just weeks earlier, was on hand and played in the event. Fox Hill pro Tony Cella, Len Coleman, Philip Roth and Lee Kurtz took home the title with 61.

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