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Venango Catholic/St. Joe
Evolution of Scoring Records

CAREER

Boys

1,749 -- Maxx Rynd, 2011

1,657 -- Dave Lynch, 1969

1,470 -- Mark Garbacz, 1971

1,408 -- Scott Eckert, 1982

1,318 -- Jay Schill, 1989

1,258 -- Eric Guth, 2008

1,224 -- Andrew Burda, 2021

1,217 -- Devin Zagar, 2015

1,185 -- Joe Anderton, 1984

1,180 -- Ryan Rhoades, 2001

1,156 -- Alex Eckert, 2008

1,086 -- Scott Toy, 2015

1,086 -- Brady Kingston, 2016

1,049 -- Ben Guth, 2012

978 -- Joe Homan, 1966

956 -- Tony Schill, 1965

952 -- Dave Hall, 1971

896 -- Mike Moorhead, 1982

879 --Tom O'Connor, 1972 

848 -- Joe Fonzo, 1967

841 -- Joe Caffrey, 1975

829 -- Mark "Skip" Homan, 1978

828 -- Ted Niederriter, 1967

828 -- Jim Prenatt, 1968

785 -- Bill Hall, 1978

771 -- Ben Gillespie, 2019

760 -- Tom Slater, 1976

724 -- John Hogue, 1984

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St. Joe

1,323 -- Tom Carroll, 1958

1,173 -- Dan Stubler, 1962

1,105 -- Jack Eckert, 1952

984 -- Bill Jarosz, 1961

858 -- George "Blaze" Kelley, 1940

825 -- Bill Eckert, 1942*

* -- short a few games

 

NOTE -- Missing six games from "Mary Kay Lynch Era" (four seasons from 1978-81, including one (Elk CC) her senior year; five in the other three, which might put Jan McNamara over 900 and Julie Carson (665) over 700

 

Girls

1,711 -- Mary Kay Lynch, 1981

1,303 -- Lindsay Homan, 2014

1,290 -- Taylor Moltz, 2015

1,230 -- Ava Homan, 2016

1,145 -- Theresa Galletta, 2001

1,122 -- Sarah McNelie, 2008

1,007 -- Jean Ruby, 1984

857 -- Sharon Eckert, 1985

850 -- Jan McNamara, 1979*

780 -- Julie Welsh, 1984

746 -- Peggy Hogue, 1986

712 -- Nicole Hammond, 1991

* -- 728 at VC; played at Franklin as freshman

Season

Boys

648 -- Dave Lynch, 1968

615 -- Dave Lynch, 1969

610 -- Mark Garbacz, 1971

609 -- Maxx Rynd, 2011

599 -- Joe Anderton, 1984

592 -- Joe Homan, 1966

582 -- Scott Eckert, 1982

562 -- Mike Moorehead, 1983

546 -- Mark "Skip" Homan, 1978

526 -- Scott Eckert, 1981

525 -- Jay Schill, 1988

501 -- James Henry, 2023*

482 -- Tom Slater, 1976

474 -- Brady Kingston, 2016

467 -- Scott Eckert, 1981

451 -- Joe Anderton, 1983

450 -- Devin Zagar, 2015

438 -- Eric Guth, 2008

429 -- Joe Fonzo, 1967

426 -- Devon Zagar, 2014

419 -- Tom O'Connor, 1972

419 -- Ben Gillespie, 2019

418 -- Jim Prenatt, 1968

417 -- Bill Hall, 1978

413 -- Ben Guth, 2011

410 -- Alex Eckert, 2008

409 -- John Hogue, 1984

*Henry is credited with 501 points here, but 18 of them came against the Clarion-Limestone junior varsity team. 

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St. Joe

706 -- Tom Carroll, 1958

489 -- Dan Stubler, 1962

438 -- Tom Carroll, 1957

Girls

653 -- Mary Kay Lynch, 1981 (all games included)

468 -- Jean Ruby, 1983

449 -- Taylor Moltz, 2015

446 -- Lily Homan, 2022

438 -- Ava Homan, 2015

36 or more...

Boys

52 -- Mark Garbacz, 1971

52 -- Andrew Burda, 2021

50 -- Dave Lynch, 1969

46 -- Mark Garbacz, 1971

44 -- Tom O'Connor, 1972

43 -- Joe Caffrey, 1975

42 -- Maxx Rynd, 2010

41 -- Dave Lynch, 1967

41 -- Dave Lynch, 1968

40 -- Joe Caffrey, 1975

38 -- Tom Slater, 1975

38 -- Scott Eckert, 1980

38 -- Maxx Rynd, 2010

37 -- Mark Garbacz, 1970

37 -- Dave Lynch, 1967

36 -- Mark Garbacz, 1971

36 -- Maxx Rynd, 2010

St. Joe

49 -- Tom Carroll, 1958

44 -- Tom Carroll, 1958

43 -- Dan Stubler, 1962

41 -- Tom Carroll, 1957

38 -- Jack Eckert, 1952

37 -- Tom Carroll, 1957

36 -- Jack Eckert, 1951

36 -- Tom Carroll, 1956

36 -- Tom Carroll, 1958

Girls

None

Rebounds

Game

55 -- Mark Garbacz, 19, 1970 (national record)

35 -- Mark Grabacz, 1971

Season

Boys

622 -- Mark Garbacz, 1970

438 -- Skip Homan, 1978

331 -- Devin Zagar, 2013

325 -- Scott Eckert, 1982

272 -- Scott Eckert, 1981

240 -- Bill Hall, 1978

221 -- Joe Lynch, 1978

217 -- Chuck Stubler, 1974

214 -- Scott Eckert, 1980

202 -- Mike Stubler, 1975

Girls

360 -- Mary Kay Lynch, 1981

248 -- Vicki Schwabenbauer, 1975

215 -- Kathy Lynch, 1974

173 -- Barb Deemer, 1975

167 -- Nancy Campagna, 1975

143 -- Annie Straub, 1974

102 -- Barb Tompkins, 1975

Career

Boys

1,059 -- Mark Garbacz, 1971

811 -- Scott Eckert, 1982

683 -- Skip Homan, 1978

418 -- Bill Hall, 1978

Girls

1,132 -- Mary Kay Lynch, 1981

Blocked shots

Career

42 -- Joe Lynch, 1978 

Season

126 -- Devin Zagar, 2013

Free throw shooting

Joe Caffrey -- 82% in 1974; 16 straight 2X

Joe Fonzo, 14 straight circa 1966

Dan O'Connor -- 14 straight, 1969

Tom O'Connor -- 80% in 1972 including 14 straight

Odds and Ends

Tom Carroll's 706 points in 1958 ranked third in state

Skip Homan, Bill Hall and Joe Lynch teamed for 899 rebounds in 1978; rest of team (11 players): 381

Mary Kay Lynch -- 26 points, 21 rebounds, 14 assists and six blocks in playoff game

Bill Hall -- school record 75 games played

Girls totaled 81 three-pointers in 2013.

FROM THE SPIRES: The new scoreboard at the St. Joe gym donated by Purity Milk -- just before St. Joe became Venango Christian and moved across town.

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Bill Bryan shoots a free throw the old-fashioned way.

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Other Numbers of Note

Mark Garbacz's 52-point game came against St. Mark and his 55-rebound game (a national record that still stands) came against East Forest when he was a junior in 1970...Garbacz grabbed 622 rebounds in 1970, and 1,059 for his career. Garbacz also had a 35-rebound game including 35 against Erie Tech in 1971...

More boards: Scott Eckert 811, Mark Homan 683, Bill Hall 418...Homan, Hall and Joe Lynch teamed for 899 rebounds in 1978; the rest of the team (11 players) combined for 381.

Mary Kay Lynch had a 27-rebound game against Homer Center...She really stuffed the stat sheet on March 20, 1981, in a playoff game against DuBois CC, with 26 points, 21 boards, 14 assists and six blocks...1,132 career rebounds, including 360 as a senior for Lynch...

Joe Caffrey shot 82% from the line in 1974 and made 16 straight free throws twice, once as a junior in 1973 and the other time as a senior. Previous records of 14 shared by Dan O'Connor and Joe Fonzo...Tom O'Connor drained 12 in a row against Kanty Prep during the 1971-72 campaign. He shot a school record 80% for the season, but Caffrey bettered that...

Tom "Dino"" Carroll's 706 points in 1958 ranked No. 3 in the state. Len Chappell of Portage was No. 1 with 977 points. He averaged 37.7 ppg and later played in the NBA...Carroll was 6-4 when he lettered at Gannon in the early 1960s...

Tha VC boys won 25 straight games during the 1983-84 season...The Vikings scored 30 straight points against Linesville in 1975 when Tom Slater netted 38 points, hitting 18 of 29 from the field...Jack Eckert was 17 of 29 when he scored 36 points against DuBois St. Catherine in 1951...The Vikings'  22-0 start in 2010-11 not only was the best in school history but completed an undefeated regular season.. They made it 23-0 with a win in the KSAC championship game before North Clarion upset and eliminated them in the first round of the District 9 tourney...

St. Joe won school record 19 straight games in 1935, broke it with 20 straight in 1936

VC girls ended a 29-game losing streak by beating Tidioute, 57-29, on Dec. 13,1988...

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