20 Years Ago (1999)
Tunkhannock Area quarterback Ryan Crispell threw for 327 yards Friday as the Tigers beat Hanover, 39-13. Leading target for Crispell was Jamey Reese with five passes/128 yards.
Lackawanna Trail’s Josh Tylutki scored three touchdowns Friday as the Lions stayed unbeaten by blanking host Delaware Valley, 32-0.
In field hockey action, the Lady Tigers beat Abington Heights, 1-0, and Wallenpaupack, 3-1, before battling to a 0-0 standoff at Coughlin. Trail also tied Coughlin, 2-2, and beat Montrose, 8-0, and Honesdale, 3-2. Elk Lake beat Bishop O’Reilly, 3-1, but lost to Wyoming Valley West, 7-0, and Dallas, 8-0.
Jeff Sands took medalist honors in a 174-193 golf win over Meyers; and Neil Lane led the way for the Tigers in a 162-177 win over Coughlin.
In volleyball action, Trail won its opening match over Western Wayne; and the Lady Tigers spiked Crestwood.
The Tigers beat Bishop Hafey, 4-1, in soccer; while Elk Lake fell to Dunmore, 3-2, and Bishop O’Hara, 4-2.
In cross country, Kevin Kloss set a course record of 18:15 as the Lions ran past Bishop O’Hara.
In tennis, Elk Lake blanked Sacred Heart, 7-0, with Aurelie LaMalle winning her No. 1 match.
Keystone AD Terry Wise was elected president of the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference.
40 Years Ago (1979)
Lackawanna Trail coasted to a 21-6 victory over Montrose.
Tunkhannock’s football Tigers lost their second game of the season, 46-7, on Friday, to West Scranton. The Tigers gained just 37 yards rushing and 87 yards passing.
The Tigers travel to Olyphant this Saturday afternoon for a football contest with Mid Valley, while Lackawanna Trail will be making a rare appearance under the lights Friday when it travels to Wyalusing.
Now in its second year, Tunkhannock girls are out to compete in field hockey for the first time, according to coach Holly Pesluck.
Lackawanna Trail on the other hand is hoping to defend its Suburban Conference title, according to Coach Janet Flinn.
Those attending night games in Memorial Stadium will certainly notice a big change in the lights with the old 1,500-watt lights being replaced with the Halite fixtures and 1,000 bulbs.
The Shadowbrook Women’s Golf League finished its second season with Judy Mead and Marge Kalmanowicz receiving recognition for low net scores.
Winners of all of the honors in the Women’s Softball League was Bob’s Bar.
New York Yankee pitching ace Ron Guidry is making a pitch for the sportsmen’s role in conservation this year.
60 Years Ago (1959)
Seeking to regain some of the prestige lost during a 2-7-1 football season last fall, Tunkhannock High hopes to make Westmoreland its first victim in a comeback season Saturday afternoon. The Tigers will travel to their host’s field at Dallas.
The rest of the season includes: Sept. 26 Scranton Central, Oct. 2 Taylor, Oct. 10 Archbald, Oct. 16 Forty Fort, Oct. 24 South Catholic, Nov. 6 Towanda, Nov. 14 West Pittston, Nov. 21 Lackawanna Trail, Nov. 26 Clarks Summit.
Early indications show that the Tigers should be greatly improved, although we hardly expect them to return to undefeated status while playing such a rough schedule.
Also this Saturday, Carbondale will travel to Lackawanna Trail for a football contest.
In the first games of the Bi-County League playoffs, Mehoopany upset Forkston, 13-10, and Beaumont downed Silvara Sunday. The twin series will resume this Sunday with games at Mehoopany and Silvara.
An undetermined number of good-sized mouth bass were scheduled to be stocked in Lake Winola Tuesday evening, according to fish warden Steve Shabbick.
Hartley Cruver of Laceyville showed movies of Alaska at the meeting of the Tunkhannock Rotary Thursday at the Prince Hotel.
80 Years Ago (1939)
With the opening of school found the first call for football candidates with 38 boys answering the call and reporting for the first practice. The first game is Sept. 22 at Forty Fort.
On the squad: N. Stevens, R. Rife, H. Lybolt, G. Jaquish, C. Davidson, O. Jaquish, F. Miller, G. Collins, J. Macialek, D. Harding, G. Robinson, R. Lawrence, B. Sherwood, F. Dobrinski, L. Prevost, B. Gabriel, R. Shaffer, D. Rosengrant, O. Skovronsky, B. Jackson, R. Harvey, A. Reynolds, C. Marsh, Kelley, Myers, Emery, Johnson, Ray Rife, Giberson, Wilson, Rosengrant, Setser, Lewis, Bonner, Passmore, Katkevich, Baker, Anderson, Miles Anderson.
The benefit all-star game of the Saturday afternoon league is now Sept. 17 at Meshoppen. A team managed by Earl Jones and made up of players from Fairdale, South Montrose, Silver Lake and Laceyville will meet a squad selected from Springville, Tunkhannock and Meshoppen, managed by George Gay. Tunkhannock will be represented by Arch Austin, Frank Dolbear, Paul Custer and George Frempter.
Friday night a fire was discovered in a large frame structure at Alderson occupied by Sen. Andrew Sordoni’s Riding Academy.
Richard Vaughn left on Saturday for the Gatineau Rod and Gun Club where he will spend six weeks.
100 Years Ago (1919)
The management of the Tunkhannock Fair has secured a match game of baseball between Wyalusing and Noxen for Thursday afternoon, Sept. 18. Those are without a doubt the strongest amateur clubs in northeast Pennsylvania. One in Bradford and Tioga counties while the Noxen club is composed of strong players from the big tannery over there; and they have many victories over fast teams in the Wyoming Valley to their credit. It will certainly be some game and worth going many nights to see.
The members of the Athletic Association of Tunkhannock High School held a meeting Friday afternoon for the purpose of electing officers for the coming year. The following were chosen: Pres., Waldo Hufford ‘20; V.Pres., Harriet Camp ‘20; Secy., Fred Newman ‘21; treas., Merle Ellsworth ‘23; reporter, Lucinda Lyman ’20.
Among the various activities which will be engaged in this year, are football, baseball, girls and boys basketball, and track. It is hoped that there will be the greatest cooperation on the part of every officer and member in making this the biggest year for athletics that THS has ever seen.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Collins, who with W.H. Jarvis, conducted a boys camp at Lake Carey known as Camp Carey, left for their farm at Newark, N.J., the latter part of the week.