20 Years Ago (1998)
Elk Lake turned some brilliant half-court defense into a 41-30 girls basketball win over Wyomissing in Class AA state tourney action. Becky Caines had a game high 11 points and five steals. The Lady Warriors will take a 13-game winning streak into Friday’s state quarterfinals against Eastern Lebanon County.
TAHS seniors Jamie Wildrick, John Grigas and Jarrad Pencek have been selected to play in the senior all-star basketball games April 3 at Bishop Hoban.
Five members of the TA boys’ swim team will be at Penn State this weekend competing in the PIAA state swim meet. Steve Fisher is the lone individual performer, and qualified in the 50 free and 100 free. The 200 medley relay team of Nick Boehmer, Justin Elick, Bill McDonough, and Fisher, will also be there as well as the 400 free relay team of Rob Johnson, Fisher, Elick and Boehmer.
Donna Yarasavage of Tunkhannock captured the gold medal racing in the female 46-55 age category at Bromley Mountain, Vt., on Feb. 16.
Tunkhannock Area eighth grader Kim Murley earned two golds and two silvers in Level 6 gymnastics at Hershey to qualify her for the state Junior Olympics.
The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has named Deputy William J. Kropa as ‘Officer of the Year’ for 1997.
40 Years Ago (1978)
Led by Paul Rhodes’ 23 amd Keith King’s 21, Tunkhannock moved a step closer to the state AA championship with a 68-66 win Tuesday over Middletown, to make for a 24-game winning streak. Next up is Pottsgrove on Friday.
That was on the heals of a 66-51 win for the District 12 title over Honesdale, where King led with 21.
WBRE Radio has announced it will cover any games remaining that feature the Tunkhannock basketball squad.
Tunkhannock’s wrestling season came to an end at Williamsport last weekend when Jeff Schaefer, Bob Beamer, Scott Farrar and Vince DeRobertis lost out in regional competition. Coach Frank Wadas said he was very proud of his wrestlers’ performances.
The Russell Hill Sportsmen’s Club has a hunter education course on March 31-April 1 at the Agriculture Dept. building.
Eight Tunkhannock boys received trophies and ribbons in the northeastern Pennsylvania Boys Swim League Championships Sunday at Kings College with Chad Hazleton getting the only first place tile, it being in the 25 breaststroke.. Other placings came from B. Host, M. Hudock, R. Lefchak, J. Cresko, J. Harding, and E. Sharpe.
Scoring a high individual single in the Wyoming County Women’s Bowling League was Naomi Zack with 204.
60 Years Ago (1958)
Basketball teams representing Tunkhannock and Montrose high schools will meet tonight at Lackawanna Trail High School to determine the Class B championship of PIAA District 12. This will be the third meeting of the season with Montrose with the Meteors winning at Tunkhaannock, 55-54, on Jan. 3, and at Montrose, 58-53, on Feb. 24. The winner of tonight’s game will play the winner of District 4 next Tuesday night.
The Tigers got to the District finals by beating Honesdale, 69-42, and Montrose got there by beating Elk Lake, 59-56.
The PIAA District 12 volleyball tournament originally scheduled for next Wednesday has been postponed until Thursday, March 27, at Elk Lake.
Under the sponsorship of the Tunkhannock Sportsmen’s Club, 33 members of the local Boy Scout troop are enrolled in a 6-week course in hunter safety. Scoutmaster Claude Sherwood said the interest of scouts is greater in this program than in anything ever before attempted at scout meetings.
Shook Hardware climaxed a 9-week battle to regain top place in the Triton Bowling League, by sweeping Bartron’s Toggery.
Keystone State Shoe edged league-leading Sinclair by one pin in the Triton Women’s League. Barb Casterline, Muriel Sherman and Janet Roth were Keystone guns.
80 Years Ago (1938)
The Tunkhannock High School Junior Varsity and Varsity basketball teams played each other in the high school gymnasium Tuesday evening. The winner of this game will go to Montrose tonight to play the Hallstead High School team for the PIAA District 12 championship.
The winner of that game will play the winner of District 2 on March 16.
Another game Tuesday of unusual interest was when the high school faculty played the Fassett Mill Rats. This team was composed of P.L. Eheart, Arthur Davenport, F.W. Church, Gerald Frey, Dick Hefferan, Harry Brown, Alvah Fassett and many other noted basketball artists.
The local girls’ varsity will play Waverly Friday afternoon.
The boys’ junior varsity basketball team had a party on Saturday evening at Stevens’ cabin.
Leslie Ellsworth of Meshoppen and Rowland Tewksbury attended the Keystone Junior College vs. Wyoming Seminary basketball game Saturday.
The men of Forkston are enjoying target shooting at Goss’s shooting gallery these days.
Lehigh Valley track patrolmen Floyd Harding and Cecil Welch were called to help rescue a deer which was imprisoned in a pit on the tannery property. After the boost, no time was lost in it making a speedy departure westward.
100 Years Ago (1918)
Time for the festive shad to appear.
Corey R. Vaughn and James Frutchey are each embarking in the rabbit-raising business on their own premises as a sideline. They are purchasing New England hares as breeding stock, which grow to weigh 14-16 pounds. They are very prolific and grow quickly, and the flesh is as white as the breast of a chicken and said to be excellent eating.
Wanted raw furs. Highest market price at John Loftus’ barn, Tunkhannock, every Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. H.R. Tague. Bell Phone 87-0, Tunk, Exch. P.O. Tunkhannock, Pa. RD2.