20 Years Ago (1997)
Lackawanna Trail won its Invitational Boys Tourney, downing Lakeland, 71-59. Mark Gable was MVP, and John Glenn and Yogi Roth were named to the All-Tourney Team. The Lady Lions lost to Wyoming Sem, 42-34.
The Elk Lake Lady Warriors rallied to defeat visiting Wyalusing, 49-39, on Friday, then beat Montrose, 53-44. Becky Caines had the hot hand with 22.
The EL boys split on the week, downing Wyoming Seminary, 78-51, but losing to Dunmore, 53-41, and to Montrose, 41-36.
Tunkhannock’s Tigers lost to West Scranton, 60-53, in the opening round of the Jerry Finan Tourney, but beat Carbondale, 72-66. They then beat Riverside, 67-49.
The Lady Tigers dropped three: 65-31 to Abington Heights; 57-48, to Meyers; and 45-34, to Wyoming Area.
Tunkhannock picked up impressive wrestling wins over Mountain View, 55-12, and Elk Lake, 50-15, on Saturday. John Belcher at 119 had pins in both events. Lackawanna Trail also knocked off Northeast Bradford, 56-11.
Josie Sands of Tunkhnnock bagged a 12-point buck Wednesday in north Eaton.
Rich Sands finished second in the Thanksgiving Day Run for the Diamonds in Berwick, just 14 seconds off the winning pace. Tina Bartholomew captured second in the female division missing first place by 1:23.
40 Years Ago (1977)
The Tunkhannock basketball team opened its season against Lake-Lehman with a 76-51 win. That was followed by a rout of Wyalusing, 90-21, with 15 players scoring.
Three players had double figures against Hughesville, 99-57. They were Paul Rhodes-25; Terry Button-23, and Kevin King-20.
The Tiger wrestling team got a 37-15 season opening win at Kingston over Bishop O’Reilly. Greg Shupp got the fastest pin of the night at 1:39 as the Tigers claimed nine bouts. Coach Frank Wadas said seniors Todd Visneski and Scott Farrar were on the injured list but hoped to be ready for the holiday tourney at Lackawanna Trail.
At the recent Tiger cross country banquet, Tom Richardson was named MVP for boys and Lisa Thompson MVP for girls.
Top winning team in the recent Endless Mountains Bowling Tournament was Reese’s Florist consisting of Alice Warner, Theresa Zola, Dawn Walker, Barb Burger, and Carmen Gurney.
The Tigersharks age group swim team lost to Hazleton but several young athletes turned in bright performances. Double first place winners for the boys were Mike Hudock, Joe Cresko and Bill Host; and for the girls were Nicole Lefchak, Kellie Quick and Patti Ball.
George Morek scored a high of 51, 49, 47-147 to lead the dart throwers at the Wagon Wheel.
60 Years Ago (1957)
Tunkhannock High, with Coach Ed Serfass, beat an unmanned Benton Township team, 77-28, and then turned back Forty Fort, 62-31. Leading all scorers in the latter game was Jim Hudock with 31.
Thanks to businesses and loyal fans, the THS Tiger football team will be shoving off this Sunday to New York City and the Giants-Browns game.
John Bookman, N.Y. Giants halfback, spent last Saturday at Mike Hudock’s home in Tunkhannock
Falls-Overfield suffered double defeat at Mountain View, with the boys losing 62-23 and the girls succumbing 24-14. Elk Lake knocked off Blue Ridge, 56-41.
Hunters who got bucks:: Bob Adams, Perle and Edward Goodwin, Tom Severcool, Jack Baker, Burt Lewis, Cap Henning, Betty Lou, Clifton and Reg Furman, from Forkston; and George Baker, and Larry Arrowood of Mehoopany; Robert Ellsworth and Stephen Mowry of Carney Flat; Paul Baker Jr. of Plains; and Harold Goodwin of Ohio.
Shook Hardware opened up a 3-game lead and clinched at least a tie for the Triton Bowling League title last week sweeping Penn Electric. Joe Solanick paced the victors with a 517.
With Liz Ayre blasting a booming 200, 163-520, and Eileen Mahanna a 161-442, Sinclair grabbed a wee bit more breathing room in the Triton Women’s League event last Thursday.
80 Years Ago (1937)
With Binghamton already in their circuit and Elmira on the way, the Penn State League name changed to New York-Penn League. Tunkhannock’s chief import will be Willie Rubenstein.
A red coyote, four and a half feet in length and weighing forty six pounds, was killed on Lane Hill last week by a hunter from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Among those who shot deer last week: Cyril Adams, Kenneth Kintner, Harold Williams, Harold Jennings, Del Crispel, Leslie Swetland, Carl Bliss and F.M. Dunlap of Mehoopany; Wilson Place, East Lemon; Joe Kovalick, Center Moreland; Theodore Burgess, Orville Johnson, Ralph Robinson, Edward Goodwin, David Fassett and Cluyde Kester of Forkston; Lester Whipple, Rolly Pickett and Carlton Repsher of Laceyville; and Nelson, Urbane and Edward Dymond, Herbert Goodwin, Allen Dymond Jr., Joe Gavek, Walter Evans, and Wayne Brace of Beaumont. Ralph Burgess of Forkston also killed a fox.
The following girls will represent THS for the first basketball game of the season at Dalton: V. Wynd, N. Treible, J. Proper, D. Wynd, D. Ayre, M. Weldy, E. Rowe, M. Bedell, K. Sherwood, I. Jenkins, P. Shoemaker, R. Baker, H. Jenkins, R. Steven, and I. Aumick.
The Falls-Overfield girls won their first game at Meshoppen, 12-11; the F-O boys lost, 16-10.
100 Years Ago (1917)
The high school football team beat the Factoryville boys to a frazzle at a game on the home grounds Thanksgiving day.
The seasons for hunting birds closed with the month of November.
While hunting in the woods, Sylvester Williams, 14, of Hawley, accidentally discharged his gun, mangling his wrist so that it had to be amputated.
J.A. Valentine, of Vose, brought to town Monday the pelt of a white weasel, which he killed on his premises a few days ago, and upon which he entered a claim for $1 bounty.
Ralph Marcy and James Lockbill were down in Columbia County bear hunting last week, succeeded in getting a couple of shots at a bear but made its escape into the state game preserve and the law did not allow them to follow there. Bear hunting without a dog is no good, they say.
Rex Denison and Clyde Robinson of Forkston are camping at South Mountain hunting big game.
A private operation of some of the boys at Camp Meade, Md., when they have a little spare time is to go into the high grass on the outskirts of camp and catch rabbits. About 20 or 30 fellows form a circle and then close in, hemming in as many of the animals as they can. The boys have clubs and when the rabbits are kicked out, they are whacked on their heads. Some 15 or 20 rabbits have been brought in and they are cleaned, cooked and eaten in the barracks.