Dolbear All Star Tournament honoring senior softball players is June 27

By Tom Robinson - For Sunday Dispatch

Wyoming Area had five players selected and Pittston Area had two when the rosters for the 39th annual Robert L. Dolbear Senior Girls All-Star Game were announced.

The game will be played Wednesday, June 27 at the Back Mountain Little League Field at either 6 or 7:30 p.m., depending on district Little League tournament schedules.

The Dallas Kiwanis Club sponsors the game for graduating Wyoming Valley Conference players. It follows an East-West format.

Wyoming Area’s John McNeil is one of the coaches for the West team, which features five players each from his team and Berwick.

Gwen Glatz, Annie Karcutskie, Julia Kopetchny, Jess Parente and Kristi Skok will represent the Lady Warriors.

Glatz went 7-5 with a save and a 2.50 earned run average as a pitcher while also batting .421 and scoring a team-high 16 runs this season. For her career, she pitched 10 shutouts and struck out 296 while winning 42 games and posting a 1.98 ERA.

Karcutskie did not commit an error all season while batting .250.

Kopetchny and Parente each batted .344.

Skok led the team with a .433 batting average, 17 RBI and nine doubles.

Dallas head coach Joyce Tinner and assist Jennifer Yanuskavich are also coaching the West, which will also have players from Dallas, Northwest and Wyoming Valley West.

Vito Quaglia from Pittston Area will be one of the East coaches and will have two players from his District 2-11 Class 5A Subregional championship team on the roster.

Nina Cencetti and Mackenzie Gable are the Lady Patriots on the roster.

Cencetti went 9-3 with a 2.33 ERA and two shutouts while also batting .323 and serving as one of the team’s top run-producers.

Gable went 8-for-14 (.571) at the plate in 10 games.

Jessica Ras from Wyoming Valley West will coach the East with Quaglia and Nanticoke’s Ryan Stetz.

The East team will feature players from Crestwood, Coughlin, Hazleton Area, Meyers, Nanticoke and Pittston Area along with Samantha Rajza from Holy Redeemer’s state finalist team.


Wyoming Area’s Carl DeLuca was selected as co-Coach of the Year in conjunction with the all-star selections by Wyoming Valley Conference coaches.

DeLuca shared the honor with Becky Davis from Abington Heights.

Wyoming Area had attacker Emma Kelleher, midfielder Cassidy Orzel and defenders Bella Waltz and Hannah Hinkle named to the second team.

Pittston Area midfielder Becky Davis received honorable mention.
Event honoring senior softball players to be held June 27

By Tom Robinson

For Sunday Dispatch

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