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(1948-1949)
Etna Lambs Win GPL Championship
Capture Section I Title

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Etna Lambs - GPL Section I Champs, 1949
Sun-Telegraph Photo            
BASKETBALL CHAMPS . . . Etna Lambs, who won the Section I championship in the Greater Pittsburgh League.
Left to right: Back row -- Bob JACOBS, Charles GANSTER, Charles MESIANO, Ted JACKSAMIN, Ed SKUNORICH,
Jack GANSTER, Bob SCHWILLE, and Frank LAMB, Sponsor.  Middle Row -- Ed IOZAKOVICH, Howard KLEBER, Bill DRINSKI, Joe BUSH, Ray GUBANIC and Al ZIMMERMAN.  Front Row -- Ralph WALZER, Bob SMITH, Matt ZUGAY and John VRESH.



Willie Drinski

William (Willie) DRINSKI  played center for the Etna "Little" Lambs  and 
was the leading high scorer
during the 1948-1949 year, which lead to the Section I title victory for the Lambs in the
Greater Pittsburgh League.
(shown holding trophy in 1st photo above)





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Team Photo
(Willie Drinski holding championship ball)
(Al Zimmerman, front row far right, was the team's sports writer)



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Newspaper sports column clippings from this year can be found here



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