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Chrissy Walker and Tara Toomey

Swartz (33) and Tritt (44)

"Peanut Butter and Jelly"

Lebanon Catholic
"Dynamic Duos" from Pennsylvania Basketball History-two player wrecking crews that propelled their teams to extraordinary basketball success-  (listed in alphabetical order by school)

the guys

Altoona 1979- 7'1"  Ricky Tunstall and 6'8 Lou Schmidt dominated Lebanon and Sam Bowie in a pre-season scrimmage and had a great season before injuries ended their quest for PIAA gold! 

Ambridge 1967
-Dick DeVinzio and Dennis Wyucik.  They led Ambridge to a 93-61 win over Chester for the AAA State Championship.  But don't forget Frank Kaufman.

Bishop Hannan 2006-Chris Osborne and Brian Siemion.  They led Bishop Hannan to the 2006 Class A State Title Game. Osborne  averaged 16ppg and 20ppg in the playoffs. Siemion was a dominant defensive force in the middle  averaging 7 blocks per game and 10ppg and 10reb.   

Cameron County 1972-Bill Leonard and Jeff Lloyd, both 1,000 point scorers.  From 1969 to 1973, Cameron County won the District Nine title four straight years.

Camp Hill 1983-Mike Reilly and Steve Santor.  They led Camp Hill to a fantastic 1982-83 season before both being chosen to play in the Mid State Roundball Showcase All-Star Classic

the girls

Big Spring 1993-Melissa Swartz and Cindy Tritt led big Spring High School to the Mid-Penn IV Championship in 1993.  Both were named to play in the Seventeenth Annual Mid-State Roundball Classic.

Bishop McDevitt - Breann  Hill and Monet Cunningham combined for 50 points in a victory over Littlestown in the York Suburban Tournament (12/27/05)

Cumberland Valley 2006-Megan Sollenberger and Mahala Thomas were both Patriot News "Big 15" selections and both were chosen to play in the Mid State Roundball All-Star Showcase.

Cranberry 1995.   Susan Blauser and Sabrina Agnew, during their 4 year reign at Cranberry from 1991-1995, the  "Berries"   went 124-3 (32-0 AA State champs, 31-1 AA State champs, 31-1 AA State champs, 30-1 AA Western Finalists).

Conestoga Valley 1999 -  Meaghan Roe and Angie Wyble were both named to the Sportsfever Supreme Team; both averaged over 14 ponts per game; both made the District III All Star team; four year record of 97-20.


Trinity 1993: Walker and Sholtis

Prep Charter

York Suburban

Carlisle 1985-Jeff Lebo and Billy Owens. They led Carlisle in it’s AAAA Championship victory over Pittsburgh Brashear 74-64.  Carlisle won the next three years as well.

Chester 1983-
Steve Miller and Eric Jones .  These guards led Chester to its first-ever state title in 8 tries back in 1982-83 according to Dave Burman, the sports director at  WCTX in Lewistown.


Chester 2012-13,  Chester Clipper dynamic duo guards, Rashan Dorsey and Conrad Chambers.

Clarion-Limestone 1976-
Steve Booth and Jim Towse led Coach Rich Stanczak's team during the regular season, into the PIAA State playoffs,  and both played for the east in the 5th Annual Northwest Pennsylvania All Star Game.

Farrell, 1960: Brian Generalovich and Willie Somerset, both first-team all-staters, led the Steelers to their fifth state championship under Coach Ed McCluskey and a 31-1 record.
(Credit: Jim Raykie, The Sharon Herald)

Farrell, 1972.  They won the State Championship behind the dynamic duo of
Daniel Stewart  and  Michael Prince.  (Credit: Gloria Stweart)


Fox Chapel, 1967: the Nelson twins, Gary and Barry each 6'10 led their team prior to both going to Duquesne on scholarship (Credit: Peter Hayashi)

Hazleton 2007-Mike DeMarco and Mark Scarcella "started their friendship in Miss Gallagher's 3rd grade" and were teammates through the program till 2006-2007 when opposing defenses were trying to stop them as they led Hazleton to over 20 wins. (Dave Seamon (Hazleton Standard Speaker)

Kane 1956-Gary Smith and Tommy Thompson led the Wolves to a 19-6 record and the District 9 Class A title.  They lost in the state playoffs to Meadville 55-52, after defeating Oliver from the Pittsburgh City League in their first state playoff game.  Thompson had 25 and Smith 14 in that game.


Lebanon Catholic 2006-Zach Hoover and Randy Pierre were co-captains, both named to the Patriot News Big 15 Team both three year starters, and District Champions.


Lebanon High 1998-  Patrick Daly and Mike Bechtold both made the Patriot News Big 15 Team as both Juniors and Seniors -  both made the DISTRICT 3 AAAA first teams- competing on the AAAA level-played against the likes of Christ the King, Calvert Hall of Baltimore. finished their careers with a record of 76-9.

Lower Merion 2006-  They  helped lead the Lower Merion Aces to back to back state playoff appearances in 04-05 and 05-06.  Garrett Williamson and Ryan Brooks who are Playing at St. Josephs University and Temple University  As Seniors they were the first aces to make the All State team as a pair since 1942. 
(Credit:Ben Kamens).

Midland 1965-Norm VanLier and Simmy Hill.-They led Midland over Steel High 90-61 to win the AAA state championship.

Millersburg 1988-Lance Gelnett (6'4) and Matt Roadcap (6'9) both "Patriot News Big 15" picks, both chosen to the Mid-State Roundball Showcase All-Star Game and the leaders for Coach Terry Manning's Indians.

Neshannock 1984-1987- Eddie Covert and Bob Kwiat -they led the Lancers to the WPIAL.  Kwiat  won the Lawrence County scoring crown in 86 and 87 and Covert was right behind.  Kwiat was named WPIAL Class A MVP by the Pittsburgh Press and Covert was named Class A MVP  in Lawrence County. They led the team to over 20 wins in '86 and in '87.

Neshannock 1989-1993- Dave Kwiat, and Kevin Covert.  They went to the PIAA playoffs twice in their careers and had 20 win seasons.  Both players scored over 2000 points and Kevin Covert was the WPIAL leading scorer surpassing Don Hennon in his senior year.   Jim Smiley was the coach at  Neshannock for both sets of brothers.

Delone Catholic 1989-Michelle Sneeringer (16 ppg) and Kristin Schneider (17ppg) both were two year BML All Stars, both were 1,000 point scorers and both were chosen to play in the Mid State Roundball Showcase All-Star Classic.

Downingtown 1992-  Tina Nicholson '92 and Tora Suber '93.   Both were  2,000 points in their high-school careers.  They led the Whippets to back-to-back Class AAAA District 1 and state titles in 1991and 1992. In those two years, the Whippets did not lose to a school located in Pennsylvania. Nicholson became an all-American at Penn State and Suber at Virginia, and both later played in the WNBA.  (Contributed by Tim Neeley)

Greenwood 1994-Yvette Rousch and Laurie Shea.  Both were recognized by the Tri Valley League, both had over 1,000 career points, and they led their team to an undefeated TV League Championship.

Halifax 1989-Mel Bowman (#32) and Denise Headdings (#22).  Both were recognized by the Tri-Valley League, both were recognized by the Patriot News, they acted as senior co-captains, and both were chosen to play for the West in the 13th Annual Mid State Roundball Showcase.

Indian Valley 2009-The Lewistown Sentinel (1/31/09) said, " Indian Valley has the dynamic duo of Steph and Steph — Zewe and Corbin — you simply can’t count the Warriors out of a game until the game is over. Zewe recorded a game-high 25 points and Corbin finished with 12 to lead Indian Valley to a 56-39 Mountain League victory."

Line Mountain 1998-Megan Marquette (#21) and Jennifer Thew (#34), both were named to Shamokin K of C All-Star teams, both were recognized by the Tri-Valley League, they acted as co-captains, and both were named to the 22nd Annual Roundball Showcase All-Star Game.

Line Mountain 2012- two girls hit 1,000 points in the same game. Mikhail Whitcomb finished with 1212 and Kasey Long finished with 1231. They had an undefeated regular season and were Tri Valley League Champs. Kasey was league MVP, made the Big 15 and played in the shootout and 1st team in 3 local newspapers. Mikhail was 1st team TVL and second team in the local papers.

Susquehanna Twp 2005-Courtney Brooks and Christine Olarte, "Miss Outside" and "Miss Inside" for the Indians, Courtney ran the floor and Christine swatted opponents shots into the seats, before both were chosen to play in the Mid State Roundball Showcase All-Star Classic.

Susquehannock 2003-Jennifer Hoover and Hilary Lucas-They led the Warriors during the regular season before both being chosen to play in the Mid State Roundball Showcase All-Star Classic.

Manheim Township


Heather Conway and Cortney Campbell

Prep Charter 2007(Philadelphia, Pa.) The twins Markieff (6'10) and Marcus (6'9) Morris.  This duo teamed up to give Prep Charter the Class AA state title in 2006. Marcus averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds per game, while Markieff recorded 15 points, 13 boards and six blocks per contest. They signed with Memphis.

Schenley, 1967: Ed "Petie" Gibson and Kenny Durrett. The onlt thing that stood between them and a state championship was the great Ambridge team.
(Credit: Jim Raykie, The Sharon Herald)

Schenley, 1971: Maurice Lucas and Ricky Coleman.
(Credit: Jim Raykie, The Sharon Herald)

Steelton 2005-Tremayne Hawthorne and Tristan Crawford, both 2,000 point scorers. Team went 32-3, winning the 2004-2005 Class AAA State title beating Johnstown 70-48.

St. Mary's Area 1960-Ricky Renwick and Denny Anderson.  They helped lead St. Mary's Area to an undefeated season in 1959-60,
(22-0) losing in the district championship playoff game.  Other  starters were   Lee Taylor, Jim Cole and Gordy Evert.

1950-John and Joe Holup.  In the 1950 State Championship Game, John Holup scored 27  and Joe Holup jumped center and scored 8 points for Swoyersville.  They lost 48-42 to Homestead.  But that year, John was named First Team All-State  and brother Joe was named First Team All-State the next two years.  Swoyersville History      All-State Teams

Uniontown 1962 -Don Yates and Ron Sepic were the team leaders taking the Uniontown “Red Raiders” to a State Championship in 1962 according to Edward A. Owens, the webmaster for the Red Raider Nation Website.  That year, Uniontown defeated Norristown 90-57 for the AAA title.

University of Pittsburgh 1928-Lester (Benny) Cohen and Charles Hyatt both from Uniontown High School helped lead the University of Pittsburgh to its first National Basketball Championship.  The 1927-28 University of Pittsburgh team coached by Dr. H. C. Carlson went 21-0 and won the National Championship.  Incidentally, the 1929-30 team also won the National Championship.  Those were Pitt’s only Basketball National Championships.

Valley (New Kensington), 1976: B.B. Flenory and Benji Pryor.
(Credit: Jim Raykie, The Sharon Herald)


Susquehanna University 1982-84, , Michele Blanner and Ruth Athey led the team to the MAC Winners  and a 24-0 season. (michele0633@gmail.com)
Susquenita 1999- Heather Conway and Cortney Campbell both were selected Mid Penn All Stars, first team; both were Big 15 Honorable Mentions; and they along with teammate Kristin Wiemer were selected to the Roundball Showcase All Star Game.

Trinity 1986-Treanne Burch and Gail Beatty were three year starters on Trinity "Shamrock" teams that had a combined 79-12 record over three years and captured the AA State Championship in 1986.

 Trinity 1993.  Amy Walker and Heather Sholtis were both named to the Patriot News Big  15, both named to the District All-Star  team.  They led Coach Harry DeFrank's Trinity girls to their seventh straight Mid Penn Division I Title.

Trinity 1999.  Chrissy Walker and Tara Toomey.  Both made the Patriot News Big 15 Team; Tara started 3 years and Chrissy started 4 years.  Both were chosen to play in the 1999 Pennsylvania/Maryland All-Star basketball game at the end of the season.

York Catholic 2006-2007-Megan Stewart & Amanda Weaver from York Catholic   led their team to the state championship in 2006, coming back from 19 points down. In addition, helped led the team to the state championship in 2007 and in the process, having an undefeated season. This duo, helped led the York Catholic team to a 69-1 record from 2005-2007. Stewart ended her high school career with 1,778 points and Weaver ended her high school career with 1,780.

York Suburban 2003-Kendra Tribue (#14) and Allie Koblitz (#20)-They led the Trojans during the regular season before both being chosen to play in the Mid State Roundball Showcase All-Star Classic


Batman and Robin

   Dorsey and Chambers  with Dave Burman
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(Credits: Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, Mid-State Roundball All-Star Programs, Steve Lloyd (Scranton WNEP TV), Dave Seamon (Hazleton Standard Speaker), Jim Raykie, (The Sharon Herald), Amy Zeigler, bigdaddy573@netzero.net, Michael Reed (Line Mountain Coach).