20 Years Ago (1997)
The Tiger football squad blanked Pittston 21-0, with three second period scores. Before missing part of the second half with a sprained ankle, Ryan Crispell rushed for 82 yards and completed 7 of 17 passes for 93 yards.
Bishop O’Hara shut Lackawanna Trail down 33-7 in football Saturday
The Tiger golf team finished second to Wyoming Sem in the WVC playoffs. Its season is over except for Chris Fitze competing at states next week.
Tunkhannock clinched a District 2 field hockey spot with a pair of 3-0 wins over Nanticoke and Hazleton,
Heather Gow’s second half goal gave Trail’s field hockey team a 1-0 win over Delaware Valley. The Lady Lions also beat Elk Lake, 2-0, and Montrose, 3-0.
Trail’s Adam Carpenetti and Bethany Leonard led their cross country teams to wins over Mountain View: 23-32 for the boys and 15-50 for the girls.
The Tigers finished second to Hazleton at the WVC cross country championships at Kirby Park. Colin Tracy was the Top Tiger with a time of 16:46, good for eighth overall. Top Lady Tiger was Erica Spangenberg in 37th overall.
TA’s Tara Smith served 22 points to help the 10-1 girls volleyball team to a win over Lake-Lehman.
Winless Elk Lake tied undefeated Montrose, 1-1, in soccer with EL’s goalie Nick Handl stopping 18 Meteor shots. The Warriors then went on to beat Forest City, 3-0.
The Tiger boys’ soccer team beat GAR, 5-1, but lost to Nanticoke, 3-2.
40 Years Ago (1977)
Billy Nast led Tunkhannock to its first victory of 1977 with a record 292 yards rushing in 39 attempts, leading the Tigers to a 25-0 rout of Scranton Tech.
Nast got the first three touchdowns on runs of six, two, and one yard, with the final TD from a 14-yard aerial from John Mikelaitis to Kelly Landon.
Trail’s football squad tied Crestwood, 12-12, Scott Dixon’s TD passes to Dennis Johnson and Dave Jenkins were bright spots, but attempts at 2-point conversions failed.
Trail’s field hockey squad is 6-0-2 after a 4-0 win over Abington Heights, and Wallenpaupack, 3-0.
Sue Layaou and Kathy Price of Elk Lake won the District 12 Doubles Tennis Tourney at Western Wayne on Saturday. They will compete this weekend at state finals in Harrisburg.
Tommy Richardson moved two steps closer to an undefeated cross country season as the Tigers turned back Mountain View, 13-49, at Kingsley and Lackawanna Trail, 23-33 at Tunkhannock.
The Lady Tigers picked up their first cross country win at Mountain View as Lisa Thompson, Roberta Host, and Jennie Lee took the first three places.
A big black bear spotted strolling through Lemon and Tunkhannock Townships last week, is apparently aware that he and his fellows won’t be hunted in Pennsylvania this year.
60 Years Ago (1957)
Tunkhannock barely managed to maintain its undefeated status with a 19-18 victory over Wyalusing Valley in the stinging cold at Memorial Park. Fred Frey had 70 yards rushing on 18 carries.
Two more modern day disciples of Robin Hood have been listed as successful bow and arrow deer hunters this year: Tom Monsey and Dale Lewis.
Sporting vacationers now look toward Tunkhannock’s opening of turkey and goose shoots next weekend.
Gov. George M. Leader has issued a statement urging Pennsylvanians to “hunt safely.”
Members of the Tunkhannock Boy Scout Troop went to Kamp Kewanee near Factoryville on Saturday for an afternoon of games, out-door supper and campfire.
Tunkhannock Beagle Club concluded its running of a 4-day AKC licensed beagle championship at Lake Carey. Winning the 13-inch bitch class was Smith’s Nancy Faye, William Smith, Moscow. First in 13-inch dog went to Park Road Sunny, Jacque Owen, Binghamton.
Sinclair moved to within two points of first place in the Triton Women’s Bowling League last Thursday, sweeping four points from the Passmore Style Shop while league-leading Keystone Shoe was settling for a 3-1 victory over Faux’s Restaurant. Eileen Mahanna paced the refiners.
80 Years Ago (1937)
Wyoming County sportsmen and landowners are up in arms over the antlerless deer season mess which they claim is being illegally handled by the State Game Commission.
The Game Commissioners reduced the bounty on weasels from $1 to 50 cents. The $15 bounty on a pelt of the wildcat also was removed as the animal is fast disappearing from Pennsylvania forests. A new bounty was placed on the great horned owl.
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Horlacher and Mr. and Mrs. Horace Sick attended the World Series in New York City last week.
Last Friday, Duke Bunnell’s charges won their second victory of the season when they defeated Lehman, 20-7. Tunkhannock had lots of pep in the third period and scored two touchdowns in quick order. This Friday afternoon, the local high school football team will play at home against the Dallas team. A special feature is that the mothers of all students will be admitted to the game without charge.
Bobby McDermott of New York City, former star of the Penn State League’s Tunkhannock basketball team, but last year was with the Celtics, arrived in town Tuesday night for a visit with friends. He was accompanied by John Harrison, also of New York, who made many trips to Tunkhannock with McDermott when he was playing with the local team.
100 Years Ago (1917)
Tunkhannock and Nicholson met on the home grounds Saturday, the latter aggregation being defeated, 16-0. The Tunkhannock boys went to Towanda yesterday.
The Binghamton bowling team will come to Tunkhannock Saturday evening to bowl the Triton team. This is the fifth time the Bingos have played the Tritons, losing each game. Now they are determined to take Tritons’ scalp. But Saturday is the 13th. You all know what that means. Ladies will accompany the gentleman with a banquet served before the game.
During the Wyoming County Teachers Association meeting Oct. 19-20 at Factoryville, Miss Mildred Keith will talk on ‘Athletics for High School Girls’ and Prof. H.O. Stewart will speak on ‘How May We Strengthen the Wyoming County Athletic Association?’
Notice is hereby given that it is illegal to kill in a wild state, in the county of Wyoming, a deer before 1919; said county having been closed by the State Board of Game Commissioners. The penalty for killing a deer – in a wild state – contrary to these regulations is $200.
D.D. Layton, Storm Kilts, and Tennyson Meserole of Springville left on Monday for Los Angeles, Calif., travelling by automobile, and camping along the way, doing their own cooking. They took the Southern route and expect to stop at the Grand Canyon.