Remember When - January 1970: Football’s Best

September 9, 2018

The Times-tribune honors high school football stars of the Big 9 and Suburban Conference at the Sheraton Inn. Front from left: Ed Paradis, Pittston Area; Jim Welch, Tunkhannock; Carl Lasandrelli, North Pocono; Mark Semkew, Valley View; Rich Dempsey, Dunmore; Phil Bochnovich, Lakeland; Harry Burns, Lakeland; Jack Cassetori, Wyoming Area; Bob Belardi, Old Forge; Gerald Hoban, Abington Heights; and John Mazzolla, Lackawanna Trail. Second row: Judd Fitze, Tunkhannock; Ken Riccini, Central; Gerard Grandinetti, Carbondale Area; Dave Lucarine, North Pocono; Bob Burns, North Pocono; Bob Crimmel, Abington Heights; Tony Matreselva, Wyoming Area; Randy Schimelfenig, Abington Heights; Charlie Kroll, Central; Nick Donato, Dunmore; Charlie Raymond, Dunmore; and Mark Shebby, Riverside. Third row: George Hayduk, Lackawanna Trail; Dave Tomaine, Carbondale Area; Willie Smith, Tech; Gary Demyan, Old Forge; Dan Pollock, Abington Heights; Tom Kozlosky, Valley View; Roman Taschuk, Lakeland; Jim Yozwiak, Wyoming Area; Doug Farnham, Lackwanna Trail; Dan Case, Valley View; Dave Landslide, Lackawanna Trail; and Jim Pavlik, Wyoming Area.

30 years ago

Bryan Engvaldsen and Adam Brody shot 39 at Cricket Hill as Wallenpaupack beat Delaware Valley, 10½-7½, to give coach Bob Simons his 200th career win. ... Rob Pazzaglia scored two touchdowns for Valley View in a 12-8 win over Scranton Central. ... Mike Marichak threw a 49-yard touchdown to give Scranton Tech a 15-8 win over Scranton Prep. ... Jim Tricarico ran for 201 yards and three touchdowns for Old Forge in a 34-7 win over Western Wayne. ... Tom Keegan ran for 152 yards and a touchdown in Mid Valley’s 12-6 win over Wallenpaupack.

20 years ago

Jason Pantzar of Forest City made a double-eagle on the 470-yard par 5 fourth hole at Memorial Links in a league match against Western Wayne. ... Josh Anns shot 2-under at Cricket Hill in Wallenpaupack’s 6-3 win over Mountain View. ... Mark Jones scored two touchdowns and had an interception for Riverside in a 21-7 win over Nanticoke. ... Tom Hughes ran for two touchdowns in West Scranton’s

19-14 win over Dallas. ... Mark Nat ran for two touchdowns in Western Wayne’s 21-8 win over Wyalusing.


10 years ago

Brandon Kearney of Holy Cross shot a league-record 6-under 28 in a match against Scranton Prep at Sleepy Hollow. ... Michael Perry ran for 179 yards and four touchdowns for Dunmore in a 48-12 win over Carbondale Area. ... Fabby Desir ran for 155 yards and a touchdown and had five tackles and a sack for Scranton in a 28-0 win over Pittston Area. ... Joe DeFebo ran for 213 yards and five touchdowns for Wallenpaupack in a 41-21 win over East Stroudsburg North.


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