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CSAC suspends spring season Effeectively ends Keystone College’s athletic activities

The Colonial States Athletic Conference, with unanimous support from its Board of Directors, has announced the suspension of all athletic activity, including contests and championships, for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester. This suspension went i (read more)

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Sunseri and Trail part ways

When Christian Suneri took over the Lions’ boys basketball program six years ago, they were a losing program. In fact, the Lions hadn’t had a winning season since the 2010-11 season under Coach Andrew Kettle. But Sunseri, a Lackawanna Trail graduate and a (read more)

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Laxers looking forward as team

The Tigers are working on teamwork, making an impact, and regrouping this season. Tunkhannock Area boys lacrosse coach, and program alum, Eric Janiszewski feels his team knows they have a lot of holes to fill. “But if we can stay focused, we should be slo (read more)

PIAA: Start of season delayed more

Pennsylvania high school sports suffered another setback Monday due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The PIAA said in a press release that it is following Governor Tom Wolf’s lead, thus postponing the start of spring sports another two weeks while fur (read more)

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New coach putting puzzle together

(Ed. Note: Most of this story is based on interviews that took place before the schools closed down March 13, and all spring practices were suspended by PIAA.) As Darrin Chesner stepped up from the Tunkhannock Area girls lacrosse assistant coach position (read more)

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PGC: Deer harvest best in 15 years

Pennsylvania hunters posted their highest overall deer harvest in 15 years when they took 389,431 deer during the state’s 2019-20 hunting seasons, which closed in January, the Pennsylvania Game Commission reported on Mar. 19. The 2019-20 deer harvest topp (read more)

Cancellations and postponements

In response to the COVID-19 shutdowns by Gov. Tom Wolf, who called for mandatory shutdown of all non-life-sustaining businesses, the following events and signups have been postponed or cancelled. If there are any questions about a particular event, please (read more)

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TA Basketball Awards

The Tunkhannock Area boys basketball team held its end of the year awards banquet on Thursday, Mar. 5. Awards were given to, from left to right, Ben Chilson (Coaches Award), Jake Frisco (Defensive Player of the Year), Jack Chilson (Offensive Player of the Year), Ryan Harder (Most Valuable Player), and Jaren Robinson (Tiger Award). For the JV team, Shane Macko (Coaches Award), Chris Trochak (MVP) Dylan Mateus (Offensive POY), and Mike Kuzma (Defensive POY) also were awarded for their seasons. Senior recognition was also given to Coby Gilpin, Paul Binner, David Baltrusaitis, Frisco, and Robinson. (read more)

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Cook run postponed

The Run to Remember in memory of Kara Cook, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28, has been postponed. “It is postponed, not cancelled,” clarified race contact Adam Edwards. “We want to continue to honor Kara.” The 5K run/ walk is partnered with All (read more)

Sports Shorts

LIAA all-star game postponed The LIAA boys and girls basketball senior all-star games remain postponed with nothing settled regarding new dates. Richard Helbing, Nico Berrios, and Josh Rzucidlo were to represent Lackawanna Trail while Brant Marshall and M (read more)

Down Sports Memory Lane

20 Years Ago (2000) Lackawanna Trail scrimmaged against Montrose in track and field last Tuesday. It was on their new track, and it was the Lions’ first home meet in 24 years. The boys tennis season at Tunkhannock Area began last week with a 5-2 loss to W (read more)

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Virus threat leads to Peruvian nightmare

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On March 10, Elk Lake grad and Tunkhannock resident Corey Podminick was about to see a dream become reality as be started out on a 4-day hike into the Andes Mountains of Peru in search of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site built in the 1400s that (read more)

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