Down Sports Memory Lane
20 Years Ago (1994)
Winners in the Tyler 8K Race last Saturday were Joe Cresko for the males and Michelle Oakes for the females.
Tunkhannock Little League softball hurler Erin Antosh struck out 13 batters to qualify for the District 15 finals Thursday against RTL.
Christy Mathewson has won the major softball District 17 pennant with a 12-11 win over Tri-County behind winning pitcher Julie Lasher.
Tunkhannock Senior Teener all-stars are also in the District 15 finals against Southern Tioga, after Patrick Regan struck out 10 batters from Potter-McKean on Tuesday.
Robin Davies, of Tunkhannock, playing for the Binghamton, N.Y.-based Lady Orioles fast pitch softball team, helped them win the New York state tourney this past weekend and qualify for the ASA National Tourney in Illinois in August.
Stacey L. Schoonover of Centermoreland has been appointed head coach of men’s and women’s cross country at College Misericordia, athletic director Michael Mould announced.
Pittston’s John Dymond tossed a four hitter on Tuesday to hand Tunkhannock’s Legion team a 6-4 loss and eliminate them from postseason play.
Cody McAndrew, son of Frank and Terri McAndrew, has a lot of growing to do before he can wear the new practice shoes he got from Red Barons player/coach Gregg Lane, following a recent benefit at Lackawanna Trail Elementary Center.
40 Years Ago (1974)
The Robert Horlacher League used the long ball to eliminate Tunkhannock from Little League tournament competition with a 25-13 shellacking.
A total of nine home runs were put out of Art Keefer Park, seven by Horlacher sluggers. Thane Bullock and Dave Cerep accounted for the Tigers’ homers, while Allen Wells, Adam Robinson, Taylor, Clark, Spencer, Wendel and Ely were the Horlacher sluggers. Horlacher will now face RTL next Tuesday in the District 15 playoffs.
In senior league action, Tunkhannock (consisting of Yogi Wiernusz, Gary Marbaker, Gene Blaisure, Jim Brown, Dennis Fitzgerald, Kelly Landon, Scott Folsom, Terry Button, Hank Schuster, Dave Panek, Eric Colangelo, Joe Colangelo, Nick DeLeo, Donnie Shelton, manager Russ Gunton and coach Don Cragle), knocked off Towanda, 3-2, behind winning pitcher DeLeo.
That win was followed by an 11-5 win over Allegheny Mtn. Berwick was next up in Sectionals.
The evening was cool, but the racing was hot as 77 cars appeared at the Harvey Speedway in Lemon Sunday night.
In the Tiger feature, Harry Marvin outcharged Doug Pascoe. In the Sportsman feature, it was Frank Doll first, with Al Isbacker second. In the Hobby feature, Frank Sabol was followed by Mark Keene.
Trauger’s Hardware extended its winning streak to six by defeating Quick’s Cafe, 10-2. Rex Lott was the winning pitcher as Joe Franko, Ray Franko and Dave Evans were each three time hitters.
60 Years Ago (1954)
Joe Glenn Jr., THS sports standout of the last three years and a resident of Stonecrest, was signed Sunday to a professional baseball contract with the New York Yankees farm system.
The signing, arranged by the Yankees scout Paul Kirchell, came a quarter century after the same scout signed Joe’s father in 1929.
Catcher Wimp Kinney’s bases-loaded double in the sixth inning, combined with five-hit pitching by Frank Love, gave Meshoppen a 6-3 win over Mehoopany in a Susque-Wyo League game played Sunday.
Gay-Murray blasted Turrell, 23-6, in the last intra-borough game of the Little League season. Teddy Marabell had a big night for the winners with four hits, while Backowski collected three. For Turrell, Billy Van Duzer blasted three hits.
Tournament time has rolled around again for Little League baseball, with the Roosevelt Trail League All-Stars playing their first game Friday evening at Noxen.
The RTL stars’ first opponent will be the Bob Horlacher Memorial League, which includes teams from Noxen, Beaumont, Mehoopany and Auburn Center.
Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Bowman, of town, and Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Marsh, of Landsdowne, have returned from a two weeks fishing trip to Charbo Lake, Canada.
The Eatonville Baptists, managed by Jack Montross, became the pennant winners of the Church Softball League by beating Eatonville Methodists, 10-9. Second place Osterhout was upset by Noxen Methodist, 15-8.
80 Years Ago (1934)
Better than a ring-side seat: the official motion pictures of the heavyweight contest between Primo Carnera and Max Baer, Monday and Tuesday at the Savoy.
Fishing in the river is said to be good lately. A number of fine catches are reported.
Complaints of fishing with dynamite in the river this side of Ransom are made. One man who went to the river early reported seeing scores of dead fish floating down stream.
Quite a delegation of Forkston people attended the baseball game at Lovelton Saturday evening.
Saturday night, the boys of St. Stephens Camp at Vosburg were guests of their neighbors, the boys of Pittston YMCA Camp, adjoining. They spent time singing, led by Director Kieth of the Y. camp, and Paul Pritchard, of the church camp, and enjoying Clarence Hoke, an amateur magician.
Majorie Gorman, Betty Mae Crawford, Norma Treible and Kathryn Connell, all Girl Scouts, have been enjoying the past two weeks at Camp Onawandah, Whites Ferry.
Because the number of wild bear is decreasing, the State Game Commission has decided to have no open season for killing them this year.
The daily kill of rabbits has been reduced from five to four and seasonal limit from 30 to 24. The season will also be closed on Hungarian partridges, Reeves pheasants, beaver, antlerless deer and elk.
No open season on wild turkeys in Wyoming County either. There is no bag limit on blackbirds, red squirrels, mink, opossum, skunk, otter and muskrats.
100 Years Ago (1914)
A good fish story comes from Falls. George Euth, a camper from Wilkes-Barre, was crossing the river in a skiff, when a large bass flopped into the boat. Mr. Euth took it to the shore and weighed it, finding that it tipped the scales at four pounds.
J. Herbert Leighton has gone to Lake Asquam, N.H., where he will act as an instructor in the Camp Aloha summer school.
G.L. Jacoby of Union Hill killed a rattle snake near his mail box on Sunday that had seven rattles.
Dr. and Mrs. W.H. Smith stopped at Watkins Glen, N.Y., en route home from a National Dental Association meeting. There they witnessed a trial flight of the ‘America,’ the monster hydroaeroplane that is being prepared to cross the Atlantic Ocean.
There were a number of smaller flying machines there, in which one might take a flight of about seven minutes for $15.