20 Years Ago (1997)
Tunkhannock Area boys track coach Norm Sisle took his 300th win Tuesday as the Tigers beat Wyoming Area, 99-45, and Lake-Lehman, 86-64. The Lady Tigers also swept Wyoming Area, 80-61, and Lake-Lehman 92-49
Lackawanna Trail’s Charlie Evans pitched a perfect game Wednesday with a 12-0 win over Sacred Heart. The Lions also beat Forest City, 7-2.
Patrick Regan fired a 3-hit 9-0 shutout over Westside Tech Friday.
Trail’s Liz Marionni fired a 1-hot 17-0 win over Susquehanna Tuesday, and a 3-hit 9-0 softball shutout of Sacred Heart on Wednesday. Elk Lake avenged an earlier season loss to Montrose, 6-1.
Shannon Heyden belted three doubles but it wasn’t quite enough as Dallas nipped the Lady Tigers 6-5.
The Tiger volleyball squad beat Coughlin Tuesday as Justin McBain had 18 service points.
TA’s Ann Kutney recorded 21 saves but the Lady Tigers succumbed, 2-0 to GAR in girls’ soccer.
Mountain View junior Maggie Tolerico, 16, of Nicholson, has won the Level 9 Pennsylvania All-Around Gymnastics title.
Mike Goldsmith of Tunkhannock bowled his first ever 300 game at Shadowbrook April 4. Dave Dorman of Springville rolled his first 300 at Maplewood Lanes.
One happy fisherman on the first day of trout season was Rosie Goble, 3, of East Lemon, who took in a nice palomino trout.
40 Years Ago (1977)
The volleyball team of Tunkhannock High School has won the Suburban League title for the 19th consecutive year. On Saturday, they also won their 19th consecutive District 12 title, beating North Pocono in the finals.
A community salute to the championship team and cheerleaders of the Elk Lake School brought 480 parents, teachers, friends, and fans to the State Championship Basketball Banquet sponsored by the Booster Club.
Scott Ramsey placed fourth in four events as the Tiger track team smothered Susquehanna, 125.5-24.5, and Blue Ridge, 123-27.
It was a good opening week for new Tiger head baseball coach Stew Casterline, beating back Bishop Hannon, 10-2, and Carbondale, 8-2, but the wind got knocked out of them against Bishop Hannon which won, 4-2
The Tunkhannock Baseball Association announced it has 38 teams playing ball in Tunkhannock this season a rapid growth since some five years ago there were only 10 teams competing.
The Robert Horlacher Little League season opens May 3 with six teams competing in the league.
The public is again invited to attend a training session featuring boxers from Joe Horvath’s Edwardsville gym at the Lovelton Hotel April 30. Participants will include Joe Taffe of Dushore, Porky and Mark Salsman, Cal Moon and Carl Brown of Wyalusing.
60 Years Ago (1957)
Facing a big rebuilding job, Tunkhannock Hi will compete in the first of four tune-ups in defense of the PIAA District 12 track championship when the Tigers meet West Pittston Monday.
Somehow overlooked when Jimmy Hudock was receiving Tiger basketball honors was the fact that he was selected to the third team of the United Press Little All State Squad.
Friday and Saturday have been designated as Little League registration days in Tunkhannock. All boys who plan to play in the Little League or Squidget League this summer must report to Turrell’s garage, accompanied by either parent, and must have a birth certificate which shows the boy is at least eight years old but under 13 on August 1.
The Susque-Wyo League looks to have a couple of very good teams this summer. Tunkhannock manager Pete Kester says he has signed several former Meshoppen stars. Nicholson landed two prize plums from the South Montrose roster in Lou Johnson and Jud Bush.
The Tunkhannock Beagle Club will sponsor an AKC-sanctioned all-age beagle field trial at Lake Carey on April 27 in memory of Alex Scrimgeour, an early organizer of the club.
Local kegler Polly Tomek is ranked among the Top 10 bowlers in the Inter-County League sectionals recently completed at Montrose.
80 Years Ago (1937)
Puittston turned back the Tunkhannock Tritons here Tuesday night, 20-17, and won the 1937 Penn State League Basketball title.Pittston had previously defeated the Tritons at home on Friday.
Nicholson defeated Factoryville in the opening game of the Wyoming County High School League at Factoryville, 5-3, in an exciting game. Batteries: Nicholson, Ventre, Stevens; Factoryville: Hyduk and Gevert.
Tunkhannock played its first game at Mill City and easily managed to come out on the winning end, 11-4. George Frempter, a sophomore, hit a home run, bringing in three runs.
Eight teams have signed up for the Susque-Wyo League this season, with the first game to be played Saturday, May 8. Kenneth Norris of South Montrose was elected president. The eight teams of the league are Laceyville, Meshoppem. Dimock, Franklin Forks, Springville, Harford, Rush and South Montrose.
A great many fishermen from away took advantage of the Sunday fishing law, but no local fishermen were seen along the streams.
A little son of Lee Gregory was accidentally struck by a baseball bat at the Springville school one day. The boy was brought down to Dr. Dailey’s office.
All girls who attended Camp Onawandah last summer were invited to a camp review on Saturday, April 17, at 2:30 p.m. in the Wilkes-Barre YMCA.
100 Years Ago (1917)
Shook Hardware Company, Tunkhannock, reminds that it has the latest fishing tackle and baseball goods.
The carriage of the body may determine the condition of one’s health. Bad poise is often responsible for the failure of the vital organs to perform their functions properly. Daily exercise, well regulated, will not only prevent but will correct many faulty postures. Dancing is one of the most wholesome and most effective ways of cultivating good carriage. It calls into play muscles in all parts of the body and tends to produce gracefulness. Of great value for similar reasons are many of the outdoor sports such as swimming, skating, tramping, rowing and horseback riding.
An assemblage of 75 boys enjoyed the second picture show given by Hon. J.F. Ogden at the Presbyterian Church Friday night. The pictures which numbered over 100, were descriptive of the Civil War, and with the accompanying explanations given by Mr. Ogden, proved very interesting and instructive to the lads.