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TUNKHANNOCK STATE CHAMPS!

A state softball championship came home to Tunkhannock on Sunday night. Throughout the 2018 All-Star season, the squad of 11- and 12-year-olds allowed only one loss in thirteen games, a stunning showing in Little League softball. These young women illumin (read more)

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Smiles abound at Tewksbury

On a beautiful night at Tunkhannock Area High School’s Memorial Field last Wednesday night, the Walter B. Tewksbury developmental track meet season kicked off.Athletes across our local area were able to compete in many events, including races, jumps, hurd (read more)

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Road to Eastern Regionals

The Tunkhannock majors girls softball team continued to dominate at the state tournament, taking first round, quarterfinal, and semifinal wins at the Caln Athletic Association complex, in Chester County. In the first round on Tuesday, the girls faced off (read more)

Christy hosts state tournament

The 2018 girls’ minors softball state championship tournament got underway yesterday at the Christy Mathewson field in Benton. Representing Section 5, our local section, is Back Mountain Little League. First round brackets were completed after this paper (read more)

TA Tiger wrestlers make mark

The D2 Mighty Ducks wrestling team at the Bloomsburg Duals, coached by Tom Traver, dominated all competition over the weekend of July 6 and 7. The team was undefeated at Bloomsburg University with an 8-0 mark, facing teams from Maryland, New York, New Jer (read more)

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Lions Pride youth cheerleaders start early

Over the whistles and counts on the football field at Lackawanna Trail’s junior football camp last week, echoes of cheers could be heard. In conjunction with the camp on the gridiron, Trail varsity cheer coach Otylia Dugan and some of her football cheerle (read more)

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Meet the State Champs

#00 Ella McNeff Nickname: EllaPosition: ShortstopHometown: TunkhannockParents: Stephanie and KennySchool: Tunkhannock Area Middle School (just finished 7th)Favorite food: Mac ‘n CheeseFavorite movie: Greatest ShowmanFavorite team: Florida GatorsFuture pla (read more)

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All-American experience

Paige Marabell returned from her stint as a member of the Region 1 softball team at the 12U All-American games a better player than when she left.She played against better competition and learned some tough lessons that athletes twice her age still have t (read more)

Little Leagues end season

The post season has concluded for all but one of the teams in the local area. District 15Majors Softball Tunkhannock’s girls won the District 15 title, the Section 3 title, and are currently competing at States. (See separate stories.) Minors Softball The (read more)

Tunk Am. Legion season concludes

In a one game, single elimination playoff at Pittston Area Primary Center, Tunkhannock senior legion’s season came to a close with a 4-0 loss to the home team on Friday. Post 457 had six hits in the contest, off the bats of six different hitters-Dylan Mis (read more)

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Post 154 games over for the year

The Montrose American Legion baseball team began its post season play on Monday with a one game play in series against second place Carbondale/Lakeland. Montrose built a 10-run lead, then held off a furious rally from Carbondale/Lakeland to notch a 13-10 (read more)

Down sports memory lane

20 Years Ago (1998) The first Walter B. Tewksbury Award was presented posthumously to Tunkhannock track and field coach (from 1944 to 1957) David Sechrist. Mike Tellip fired a 73 and Kathy Goeringer an 81 defend the men’s and women’s crowns in the Harold (read more)

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Man vs. Marathon at PNC Field

In the third annual Man vs. Marathon event at PNC Field, The National Running Center, based out of Clarks Summit, came in first place with an unofficial time of 2 hours 20 minutes. The Uncharted Zone Team came in second place with an unofficial time of 2 (read more)

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Around the links

Holes-in-one At the Scranton Canoe Club, the seventh hole served up a pair of aces. Larry Simon hit the perfect shot with a 6-iron. Witness was Dave Maddock. Michael Behr used a pitching wedge and was able to keep the putter in the bag. Witnesses were Ed (read more)

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Charges in Ambulance Co. theft

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The long-time financial secretary of the Forkston-Windham-Mehoopany (FWM) Ambulance Association was arraigned Tuesday morning on several felony charges which suggested she bilked the volunteer agency of more than $190,000 over the past 16 years. Cathy Lyn (read more)