Editor’s note: The Dallas Post is rich in all kinds of history, especially sports history. Each week, the Post will bring you several different highlights from a particular decade. For this week, we chose to highlight the decades ending in “5.”
The Lake-Lehman wrestling team held a ceremony to honor the 1981 state championship wrestling team. The ceremony took place before the Black Knights’ match with Dallas.
Under head coach Floyd Hitchcock, Lake-Lehman produced three individual state champions in 1981 en route to capturing the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AA title. Ricky and Rocky Bonomo and Mike Leskowski each took gold medals.
On had for the event were wrestlers Mike Leskowski, Scott Oakley, Que Walczak, Rocky Bonomo, John Zaleskas, Mark Harshberger, Ricky Bonomo, Rusty Coolbaugh and Fred Appenzeller.
Matt Muldoon scored 12 points to lead Virginia to a thrilling 28-26 overtime win over Duke in the Dallas Youth Basketball third and fourth grade division.
Gene Lispi scored eight points, while Doug Zaruta had six points and 10 rebounds. Matt Hoser had eight rebounds. Tim Crossin had a game-high 18 points for Duke. Crossin also contributed 11 rebounds.
The Dallas girls basketball team picked up a 49-34 win over Northwest in the opening game of the Wyoming Valley Conference girls basketball slate.
However, the Lady Mounts made just five out of 24 foul shots in the win. Lori Brokenshire set the pace for Dallas with 11 points. Karen Vloedman, Kim Rinehimer and JoAnn Cook each had six points for Dallas.
Bruce Riefenstahl led Dallas basketball with 16 points as the Mountaineers edged Bishop O’Reilly, 58-45.
Riefenstahl added another 14 rebounds to go with his eight field goals. Jeff Supulski and Brian Sickler picked up 14 points and Supulski accounted for 10 rebounds.