Upon Further Review: Lori Brokenshire led Dallas girls past Northwest to open WVC play in 1985


By Nick Wagner - [email protected]



Lake-Lehman’s Paul Andes goes up for two points in a win over Seton Catholic in December of 1985.


The 1981 Lake-Lehman state championship wrestling team was honored before a match in 2005. From left, first row, Mike Leskowski, trainer Jeff Pace, Scott Oakley, Que Walczak, Rocky Bonomo. Second row, John Zaleskas, Mark Harshberger, Ricky Bonomo, Rusty Coolbaugh, Fred Appenzeller and Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Hontz.


Dallas’ Mike McGroarty goes up for two points against Bishop O’Reilly during a game in December of 1975.


By Nick Wagner

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Lake-Lehman’s Paul Andes goes up for two points in a win over Seton Catholic in December of 1985.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_TDPhistoryKNIGHTSS.jpgLake-Lehman’s Paul Andes goes up for two points in a win over Seton Catholic in December of 1985.

The 1981 Lake-Lehman state championship wrestling team was honored before a match in 2005. From left, first row, Mike Leskowski, trainer Jeff Pace, Scott Oakley, Que Walczak, Rocky Bonomo. Second row, John Zaleskas, Mark Harshberger, Ricky Bonomo, Rusty Coolbaugh, Fred Appenzeller and Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Hontz.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_TDPLLwrestling.jpgThe 1981 Lake-Lehman state championship wrestling team was honored before a match in 2005. From left, first row, Mike Leskowski, trainer Jeff Pace, Scott Oakley, Que Walczak, Rocky Bonomo. Second row, John Zaleskas, Mark Harshberger, Ricky Bonomo, Rusty Coolbaugh, Fred Appenzeller and Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Hontz.

Dallas’ Mike McGroarty goes up for two points against Bishop O’Reilly during a game in December of 1975.
http://mydallaspost.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_TDPMcGroarty.jpgDallas’ Mike McGroarty goes up for two points against Bishop O’Reilly during a game in December of 1975.

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.”

December 2005

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.

December 1995

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.

December 1985

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.

December 1975

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.

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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