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On Oct. 21, the Plains Sports Hall of Fame Association will induct five new members.


The five are Paul Gosiewski, James Jesikiewicz, Stephen Krushnowski, Heather Susek and Alfonso Zangardi.



Paul Gosiewski is a graduate of Plains Memorial High School, class of 1957. He was a starting guard for the Red Raiders. After graduation, Paul served in the United States Marine Corps for 12 years and in 1959 played football for the Naval Communication Station football team while stationed on the island of Guam and was a member of the Marine Corps wrestling team.



James A. Jesikiewicz is a 1983 graduate of Coughlin High School, where he participated in golf and basketball. During his basketball career, he scored 1,069 points for the Crusaders and recorded 624 assists. In 1982 and 1983, he was a Wyoming Valley Conference All Star and in 1983 earned honorable mention all-state honors.



Stephen R. Krushnowski graduated from Coughlin High School in 1960, where he was a three sport athlete participating in football, wrestling and baseball. After high school, he attended Mansfield University, where he continued his wrestling career. After coaching wrestling at Plains Solomon Junior High, he restarted the Wallenpaupack High School wrestling program, where he continues to coach and teach English.



Heather Susek graduated from Coughlin High School in 2007. A three-sport athlete (soccer, field hockey, and track and field), she achieved her greatest honors and performances in field hockey. She set a school record for freshman goals in 2004 with 23, and in her senior year had 15 goals and 17 assists. After graduation, Heather received a scholarship to Syracuse University, where she was all-Big East in 2010 and Co-Offensive Player of the Year in 2011.



Alfonso Zangardi is a graduate of Seton Catholic High School. He participated in golf, basketball and baseball for the Eagles. He participated in American Legion baseball in 1995-96. After high school and his stint with American Legion baseball, he matriculated to King's College, and then on to earn his medical degree from Penn State University Hershey Medical Center.


The dinner and induction ceremony will be held at the Plains American Legion. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from the members of the board of directors of the Hall of Fame Association: Nathan Fritz, Francis Gavin, John Kelly, Joe Kropiewnicki, Lou Luchetti, Clarence Ozgo, Dom Pape, Don Stark III, Francis Wallace, Dan Wallace and Gary Vanderburg.

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