Editor’s note: This week in sports in the year 1975 was a little slow, which is why that date is missing from this sports history column.
Former Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Baron and current Los Angeles Angels outfielder Shane Victorino visited the West Pittston Library and read to kids of all ages.
Victorino stuck around to sign autographs following his reading. The then-24-year-old and Maui, Hawaii native, hit a game-winning home run for the Barons the night before.
Arlene Warunek, Pittston, and her golfing partner Kathy Goeringer, Tunkhannock, won the Anthracite Golf Association’s Women’s Coal Scuttle Championship at Elmhurst Country Club.
The annual better ball of partners tournament attracted 64 golfers. The champs shot even-par to win by two strikes. The duo played out of Shadowbrook Golf Course.
The Polish-American Citizens Club of Dupont captured the second annual Savo’s Tournament of Champions with a 4-3 win over Pittston Knights of Columbus.
Brian Brady drew a one-out, bases loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth inning to force home the winning run.
Members of the team were: Jeff Lopata, John Lizak, Jim Luckasavage, Rob Lopata, Mike Baloga, John Luckasavage, Jessie Tetlak, Cody Klucko, Brian Brady, Dave Turkos, Nick Darbenzio and Ed Brady. The team was coached by John Luckasavage, Bob Lopata and Jack Tetlak.
Happy Valley Country Club, which is now known as Four Seasons Golf Club in Exeter, expanded to 18 holes. Members of the club and area business people were on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the 18th green.
The course opened in 1960 as a nine-hole course.