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Etna Lambs Win GPL Championship
Capture Section I Title

Copyrighted & contributed by Tom Perka,, 2007
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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)


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


Newspaper sports column clippings from this year can be found here