20 Years Ago (1997)
The Tunkhannock Area golf team has made it 7-0 with a 166-181 win over Crestwood with Chris Fitze’s 37 taking medalist honors. He will be joined by Jason Brown, Jason Pozniak and Sean Alden at districts.
Wyoming Valley West took a convincing 63-21 football win over the Tigers Friday at Memorial Park. Ryan Crispell connected in 18 of 31 passes for 188 yards but had three interceptions.
Western Wayne blanked Lackawanna Trail, 20-0, in a game that saw the Lions just muster 24 yards rushing and 20 yards passing.
For the first time in three years, the Lady Tigers took a cross country win over Pittston Area, led by Mary Summa in second and Erica Spangenburg in third. The boys, led by Jon Weaver, took the first eight spots to easily defeat the Patriots, 15-50.
TA’s Keri Beckhorn scored three goals en route to am 8-0 field hockey win over Northwest.
Elk Lake’s Erica Nasser scored all four goals in a 4-2 field hockey win over East Stroudsburg Notre Dame.
Trail also nudged a 2-1 field hockey win over Montrose with goals by Tara Caughey and Chrissy Antoine.
The Lady Tigers spiked Meyers and are 3-1 on the young volleyball season.
TA’s soccer boys took a convincing 7-2 win at home against GAR with seven Tigers making goals.
40 Years Ago (1977)
A consistent running attack let by North Pocono quarterback, Mark Fruehan spoiled the home opener for the Tunkhannock Tigers, 12-6. The Tigers’ only highlight came in the second quarter when defensive end Vince Scavazzo fielded a fumbled pitch out and carried it 52 yards for a Tiger score.
Honesdale Hornets beat Trail, 22-0, on Friday. They won it decisively when they scored three TDs and two 2-point conversions in the second half.
Tunkhannock defeated Delaware Valley, 15-3, in a golf match at Shadow Brook. Tiger medalist Jeff Walker carded a two-over-par 49 for 12 holes.
The THS cross country team, coached by Stan Markinas, traveled to Clarks Summit Friday where they suffered their first defeat of the young season,19-42. Tiger Tommy Richards took third with a time of 17:01. Sid Lyons took sixth and Bob Fitch ran tenth.
Local youngsters will be dusting off their footballs for the annual Punt, Pass and Kick competition Oct. 1 at Gateway Ford. Ken Jackson of Beaumont, who has been with the program since its inception 17 years ago at Turrell Ford Company, will again coordinate the contest.
Tunkhannock’s George Urbanis played a Pro-Am segment of the B.C. Open with professional golfer Juan ‘Chi-Chi’ Rodriguez last week.
60 Years Ago (1957)
Tunkhannock High School got off to a winning start in football last Saturday night by taking a 20-0 decision from St. Michael’s School for boys at Memorial Park.
It was the first Saturday night game in the School’s history necessitated when a substantial downpour Friday caused a 24-hour postponement. Fred Frey led the way on the ground with 56 yards in 22 tries. Frey also connected on four of five passes for 46 yards.
Bartron’s Toggery jumped out to an opening Triton Men’s Bowling season win over Penelec behind Bill Eggleston’s 537 and Ozzie Rogers’ 502.
Passmore Style Shop and Sinclair shared the honors last Thursday night as the Triton Women’s Bowling League inaugurated its 1957-58 season on the local alleys.
A golfing dream-come-true for Dr. A.B. Davenport recently when he sunk a hole-in-one at the tough course at the Scranton Country Club.
Forkston: The ball team is having a hard struggle in these last games of the playoffs. A large crowd attended the game at Beaumont Sunday they played 18 innings, since the score was tied 3-3.
Junior baseball to provide for boys too old for Little League, but too young for high school,was assured for the region for 1958 following a meeting last week at Turrell Motor Company in Tunkhannock.
80 Years Ago (1937)
Coach George Bunnell has been practicing his football charges during this past week. The number of boys out for the squad is the largest in the history of the school. Mr. McLaren and Mr. Karshner are assisting in the coaching this year. The first game is Sept. 24 against Dallas Borough. Last year they played to a 6-6 tie. A good game is expected.
The men from last year’s squad are as follows: Hardman, Roesky, Massaker, Miller, Lane, Dillmore, Moss, Billings, Jaquish, Custer, Ferguson, and Walters.
Coach Bunnell will build his squad around these men and will choose from among the following candidates: Wiggins, Keyes, Miller, Bowman, Brown, Stevens, H. Reynolds, Rufe, B. Stevens, J. Rowe, B. Sherwood, Kromelbein, Kintner, Lybolt, Moyer, Pratt, Johnson, Skovronsky, Space, Cornell, Brunges, Lawrence, C. Rowe, and Morris.
The Wyoming Country Fair is in full swing with a larger midway and more exhibits than ever before.
A plan to link reclamation and fishing facilitated into the state’s flood control program was advanced Thursday night by James F. Bogardus, secretary of forests and waters.
Splendid horse racing programs have been arranged at the Bloomsburg Fair,including both harness events and running races.
100 Years Ago (1917)
If you wish to behold the greatest of great things, or biggest of big things, the choiciest of choice things, the most useful of useful things, the most interesting of interesting things, the most attractive of attractive things,the most amusing of amusing things, in fact, a little of everything, and the climax of all the great and good things, worthy of visiting and studying, the Wyoming County Fair is the place to go.
The county fair will be held Sept. 25-28. Get something ready for it.
The Montrose Fair management has arranged with Uncle Sam, has arranged to have Army officers present at the fair, Sept. 11-13, as a matter of convenience to the local young men, who desire to enlist in either the regular Army or National Guard.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Sorle of Johnson City, N.Y., visited at E.R. Burgess’s last week. Thursday, they all went fishing at the Jenningsville ponds, Mrs. Sorle proving the champion fisher, landing all the worthwhile fish. Mr. and Mrs. Sorle made the trip from Johnson City in their Elkhart car, belonging to the latter’s father, R.S. Atherton.