Upon Further Review: Former Red Baron Shane Victorino visited West Pittston Library in 2005

By Nick Wagner - nwagner@timesleader.com | July 31st, 2015 3:00 pm

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.

August 2005

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.

August 1995

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.

August 1985

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.

August 1965

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.

Arlene Warunek, Pittston, right, and her golfing partner Kathy Goeringer, Tunkhannock, won the 1995 Anthracite Golf Association Women’s Coal Scuttle Championship at Elmhurst Country Club.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_82history2.jpgArlene Warunek, Pittston, right, and her golfing partner Kathy Goeringer, Tunkhannock, won the 1995 Anthracite Golf Association Women’s Coal Scuttle Championship at Elmhurst Country Club. Sunday Dispatch File Photo
Former Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Baron Shane Victorino made a stop at the West Pittston Library in 2005. Here, he signs a hat for Maria Pesta.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_82history3.jpgFormer Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Baron Shane Victorino made a stop at the West Pittston Library in 2005. Here, he signs a hat for Maria Pesta. Sunday Dispatch File Photo
Members of the 1985 Polish-American Citizens Club of Dupont Savo’s Tournament of Champions were, from left, first row, Amanda Darbenzio and John Tetlak. Second row, Jeff Lopata, John Lizak, Jim Luckasavage, Rob Lopata, Mike Baloga and John Luckasavage. Third row, Jessie Tetlak, Cody Klucko, Brian Brady, Dave Turkos, Nick Darbenzio and Ed Brady. Fourth row, coaches John Luckasavage, Bob Lopata and Jack Tetlak.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_82History1.jpgMembers of the 1985 Polish-American Citizens Club of Dupont Savo’s Tournament of Champions were, from left, first row, Amanda Darbenzio and John Tetlak. Second row, Jeff Lopata, John Lizak, Jim Luckasavage, Rob Lopata, Mike Baloga and John Luckasavage. Third row, Jessie Tetlak, Cody Klucko, Brian Brady, Dave Turkos, Nick Darbenzio and Ed Brady. Fourth row, coaches John Luckasavage, Bob Lopata and Jack Tetlak. Sunday Dispatch File Photo
In August 1965, Happy Valley Country Club expanded to 18 holes. The club is now called Four Seasons Golf Club. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony, from left, Catherine Oliveri; Angelo Musto, Exeter Councilman representing the mayor; Rev. Enrico Giovetti, assistant pastor of St. Anthony’s Church; Joseph O’Malia; Catherine Oliveri; James Oliveri, club owner; Joseph Tomasura, golf chairman; William R. Petro, golf chairman, cutting the ribbon; Sam Ferraro; Ralph Ferraro; John Korpusik, West Wyoming Councilman; and Val Nevadonski.
http://www.psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_82history4.jpgIn August 1965, Happy Valley Country Club expanded to 18 holes. The club is now called Four Seasons Golf Club. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony, from left, Catherine Oliveri; Angelo Musto, Exeter Councilman representing the mayor; Rev. Enrico Giovetti, assistant pastor of St. Anthony’s Church; Joseph O’Malia; Catherine Oliveri; James Oliveri, club owner; Joseph Tomasura, golf chairman; William R. Petro, golf chairman, cutting the ribbon; Sam Ferraro; Ralph Ferraro; John Korpusik, West Wyoming Councilman; and Val Nevadonski. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

By Nick Wagner

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