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September 17, 2013

Vargo to be honored by East Stroudsburg

By The Daily Item

EAST STROUDSBURG -- Danville High graduate Jim Vargo will be inducted into the East Stroudsburg University Sports Hall of Fame on Nov. 2.

Vargo was a four-time NCAA Division I qualifier for East Stroudsburg. He was a four-time Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association place-winner, a three-time finalist and the EIWA champion at 167 pounds in 1979. He was also a four-time PSAC finalist and the 167-pound champion, also in 1979.

He is just one of three wrestlers in East Stroudsburg history with 100 career victories and is currently third all-time with 104 wins.

Vargo graduated from East Stroudsburg in 1980 and spent four years in the United States Army. Vargo currently resides in Stafford, Va., and works for the federal government. He is a volunteer wrestling coach at Colonial Forge High School in Virginia.

Vargo was one of three collegiate athletes in his family. His brother Joe was a three-year varsity football player at Penn State, and his brother Tom was an NAIA wrestling runner-up at Bloomsburg.

Vargo will be recognized during the Warriors' home football game vs. Lock Haven, which kicks off at 3 p.m. on Nov. 2.

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Mansfield played its first home football night game in 121 years this past Saturday night against Princeton.

The Mountaineers played Wyoming Seminary to a scoreless tie after a half of football back on Sept. 28, 1892 under the lights at the Great Mansfield Fair. The game was stopped at halftime due to poor lighting.

The Mountaineers play sprint football after dropping the original football program in 2006. Sprint football rules state a player can weigh no more than 172 pounds.

A record crowd of 6,223 attended the game in which Mansfield won 24-14.

Several local players are playing for the Mountaineers. Warrior Run graduates Jon Badman and Doug Bird, and Milton graduate Jacob Drummond are freshmen for Mansfield.

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