20 Years Ago (1998)
Steve Fisher was a 4-time winner in a 112-73 Tunkhannock Area boys swim win over West Scranton. TA also beat Valley View, 98-74.
Led by triple winner Meredith Post, the TA girls swim team downed Valley View, 93-87, but that was on the heels of a 138-47 loss to Bishop Hoban.
Elk Lake trounced Lackawanna Trail in boys’ basketball, 62-49, Tuesday, and, 49-35, in the girls’ game on Monday.
The Warriors’ Ben LaRue also had 29 in a 62-58 win over Blue Ridge. The EL girls downed Blue Ridge, 59-27. Trail’s boys beat Sacred Heart, 42-41, and its girls also winning 61-35.
The Tigers lost twice to Wyoming Valley West, with the boys losing, 54-39, and the girls, 72-47; and to Nanticoke, with the boys losing, 66-58, and the girls 60-47. The boys did bounce back with a 70-57 wimn over Crestwood, led by John Grigas and Matt Davis with 21 points each.
Tunkhannock Area’s wrestling team lost, 39-27, to Hanover, but beat Westside Tech, 66-6. Recording pins in the latter meet: Alan Brown (103), Ken Janiszewski (112), Chris Yatsko (130), Gary Silfee (135), Ed Rought (152), Allan Reid (160), and Luke Swick (hwt).
West Scranton pinned Elk Lake, 48-23, and so did Blue Ridge, 48-30; and Trail dropping a 32-26 match to Montrose, as well as a 47-12 loss to Honesdale.
40 Years Ago (1978)
Terry Button had his finest ball game ever with 36 points to lead Tunkhannock to an 81-46 trouncing of Lackawanna Trail on Friday. Also having fine offensive games were Kelly Landon with 14 points and six rebounds, and Paul Rhodes with 10 points and nine assists. The Tigers are 10-0 on the season, with games this week against Susquehanna and Mountain View.
The Lady Tigers handily beat the Lady Bucks of Wallenpaupack, 50-34, using a 1-2 zone defense. Kathy Payne led with 18.
The Tunkihannock boys’ swim team, coached by Don Davis, holds a 2-3 record in competition. Included are Bruce Biggs, Greg Wall, Tony Clate, Dan Frear, Todd Morgan, John Parsons, John Parsons, John Phillips, Don Roberts, Summer Dimmick, Tom Hill, Larry Walker, Bob Whitlock, Kevin O’Connor, Bill Sprague, Jay Montross, Mike Thomas, and Jim Phillips.
Again this year, the Endless Mountains Wrestling Club will conduct an Invitational Tournament for wrestlers in grades 1-9, with ivitations sent to all District 12 schools as well as Towanda, Sullivan County, Abington Heights and Wyalusing.
In Wyoming County Women’s Bowling League action, Comstock’s Garage blanked Bostwick Insurance, led by Gerry Fassett’s 132, 190-442.
60 Years Ago (1958)
A 4-game losing streak of the Tunkhannock Hi basketball team finally came to a halt Friday night as the Tigers coasted to an 84-51 victory over Lake-Noxen. Jimmy Hudock scored 36 points before sitting out the last quarter.
Elk Lake remained just a half game off the pace in the Susquehanna Basketball League by downing Newton-Ransom Friday night, 49-42, as Del Wooden was the game’s high scorer with 16. Falls-Overfield was walloped by Montrose, 98-26; and Lackawanna Trail lost two games: a 39-29 decision to Mountain View, and 38-32 to Susquehanna.
The 1957 Tunkhannock High School football team is pictured in the January Pa’thlete of the Penna. Interscholastic Athletic Association. Included with the photo is the notation that in their last 48 games the Tigers have lost only once and was tied once.
Triton Bowling League second-half action began with Gay Robinson’s 510 getting first half champion Shook Hardware off to a flying start over Horlacher & Sherwood.
In the Triton Women’s League, front-running Keystone State Shoe Company was handed a 3-1 decision by Faux’s Restaurant as Marge Fitch fired a 166-444, and Emmie Gaylord a 406 to pace the uprising.
Lou Michaels, brother of Walt Michaels of West Tioga Street, has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Rams.
80 Years Ago (1938)
The Tunkhannock Conservation Club held what was probably the first coyote hunt ever to be held in Pennsylvania last Sunday morning, when the entire Avery Mountain and Lane Hill territories were hunted over. 109 men took part in the hunt and although no coyotes were killed, several were shot at, and a total of 14 were seen.
Failure to covert foul shots caused Tunkhannock’s defeat by Pittston here Monday night. The local mteam out shot Pittston from the field, 10-8but Pittston made seven out of 10 fiel tries while Tunkhannock made only five of 15. Schuckman and Bainbridge each had seven for Tunkhannock.
The local high school basketball team will entertain the Factoryville team this Friday evening. Last year the locals took a decisive trimming at Factoryville and they has all that they could do to win on the local court when the game went into an extra period. The question is, ‘Can this year’s team do any better?’
The THS junior varsity beat the Meshoppen varsity, 17-16. The girls’ varsity met their second defeat against Hallstead.
Pinochle, ping pong, and checker tournaments are now being played at the Tunkhannock Recreation Center.
A winter sports carnival consisting of skating races and exhibitions is planned for Montrose to be presented on Sunday, Jan. 16, at Lake Montrose.
100 Years Ago (1918)
Dog owners should take notice that next Tuesday, Jan. 15, is the last day for obtaining dog licenses. Every dog not wearing a tag after this date is to be shot without exception. You can get tags from your nearest justice of the peace or county treasurer, and also information with regard to filling out the blank. Homeless or unclaimed dogs will be a rarity soon after this law goes into effect.
Learn Aeroplane building at the Pennsylvania State School of Aero-Mechanics at Wilkes-Barre.
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.