Upon Further Review: Matt Edwards belted a grand slam to lead Duryea American Legion to Savo’s win in ‘96


By Nick Wagner - nwagner@timesleader.com



Jenkins Township pitcher Steve Kivak gets ready to deliver a pitch in the Section 3 Little League title game in 1986.


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Members of the Pittston Township Little League team celebrate the 2006 Januzzi’s Tournament.


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Duryea American Legion’s Chris Sobeski was the winning pitcher in the Savo’s Tournament final in 1996.


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Members of the Seton Catholic girls basketball team attended the Cathy Rush Basketball Camp in 1976. From left, Patty Deguglielmo, Diane Insalaco, former Penn State women’s coach Rene Portland, former NBA player and coach Doug Collins and Juliann Ristagno.


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    August 2006

    Pittston Township held off a late rally from Northwest to capture the annual Januzzi’s Tournament at Wyoming/West Wyoming Little League by a score of 9-7.

    Winning pitcher Mike Domarasky came on in relief and recorded seven strikeouts. Pittston Township scored four runs in the second on singles by Quinn Tracy, Steve Sklanka and Justin Martinelli. Ron Musto and Sklanka drove in runs in the four-run fourth.

    Twenty-two teams participated in the annual tournament.

    August 1996

    With the help of a Matt Edwards grand slam, Duryea American Legion held off Pagnotti Funeral Home, 9-5, to win the annual Savo’s Tournament.

    Edwards had an RBI double in Legion’s three-run first prior to hitting his slam in the second. Chris Sobeski picked up the win for the Legion by tossing all six innings. Sobeski struck out six. Pagnotti’s Mark Mattie had two of the team’s five hits, while striking out 14 on the mound. Ryan Fox scored two runs for Pagnotti.

    August 1986

    Jenkins Township left the bases loaded in the Section 3 Little League title game against Camp Hill, and eventually lost 4-1 at John Drouse Memorial Park.

    After Camp Hill took a 3-0 lead in the top of the third, Jenkins Township scored its first run when Steve Kivak’s single scored Steve Barnic. In the final inning, John Drouse, who’s grandfather was the field’s namesake, came to the box with the bases loaded and the locals down 4-1.

    Drouse worked a full count before going down swinging.

    August 1976

    Members of the 1976 Seton Catholic girls basketball team attended the Cathy Rush Basketball Camp in Mountainhome. Guest speakers at the camp were former NBA player Doug Collins, Basketball Wizard “Crazy” George Schauer and former Philadelphia University head basketball coach Herb Magee.

    Rush, a coach in the Philadelphia area, was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000, the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, and the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.

    Jenkins Township pitcher Steve Kivak gets ready to deliver a pitch in the Section 3 Little League title game in 1986.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Kivak.jpgJenkins Township pitcher Steve Kivak gets ready to deliver a pitch in the Section 3 Little League title game in 1986. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

    Members of the Pittston Township Little League team celebrate the 2006 Januzzi’s Tournament.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_PIttstonTownship.jpgMembers of the Pittston Township Little League team celebrate the 2006 Januzzi’s Tournament. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

    Duryea American Legion’s Chris Sobeski was the winning pitcher in the Savo’s Tournament final in 1996.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_Sobeski.jpgDuryea American Legion’s Chris Sobeski was the winning pitcher in the Savo’s Tournament final in 1996. Sunday Dispatch File Photo

    Members of the Seton Catholic girls basketball team attended the Cathy Rush Basketball Camp in 1976. From left, Patty Deguglielmo, Diane Insalaco, former Penn State women’s coach Rene Portland, former NBA player and coach Doug Collins and Juliann Ristagno.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_CathyRush.jpgMembers of the Seton Catholic girls basketball team attended the Cathy Rush Basketball Camp in 1976. From left, Patty Deguglielmo, Diane Insalaco, former Penn State women’s coach Rene Portland, former NBA player and coach Doug Collins and Juliann Ristagno. 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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