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20 Years Ago (1999)

Molly O’Malley was named a first team Division 1 All-American in field hockey where she played for Princeton.

Tunkhannock Area seniors Levi Bonnice and Caleb Shiffer won four events to propel the Tigers to a swim win over Scranton. The Lady Tigers, however, lost every event except diving.

Berk Bademli and Kristian Lunger each won four events to lead the Elk Lake boys to an 89-75 swim win over Hanover Area.

Elk Lake finished fifth in its own Zurn-Bush wrestling Tournament with the lone EL championship claimed by Reed Shave at 125 pounds.

West Scranton took a non-league wrestling win from Tunkhannock, 35-21, However, Tigers Steve Franko (103) and Bob Daniels (145) got pins.

EL’s Rhi Shingler tossed in a game high 17 to silence Carbondale, 43-36. Elsewhere, the Lady Lions lost to Bishop O’Hara, 50-44, and the Lady Tigers lost to Coughlin, 38-36.

The TA boys also got clipped by the Crusaders, 52-46, and O’Hara also beat Trail’s boys, 54-45.

Jason Pensack, 13, of Tunkhannock, bagged his first deer near Factoryville on the opening day of doe season. Clayton Miller, 16, of Tunkhannock, got a 4-point buck on the first day of buck season.

40 Years Ago (1979)

The Tunkhannock boys’ basketball team won two games last week, tripping Seton Catholic, 45-35, and Blue Ridge, 47-44. Scott Parkison was leading Tiger scorer in both games.

Lackawanna Trail opened its bid for the Susquehanna League on Friday night at Susquehanna and came home with a 65-57 win.

Tunkhannock’s wrestlers walloped Wallenpaupack, 58-6 Saturday night. Pins were recorded by Joel Field (105), Vince DeRobertis (112), Marty Migliori (119), Norm Fassett (145), Doug Farrar (167), Roger Daniels (185), and Bob Rowe (hwt).

Lake Carey was a popular spot for ice fishing Saturday. Although cold, the sun was bright and fishermen were catching trout, blue gills and calico.

The Wyoming County Sportsmen Federation elected new officers for 1979: William Kalinauskas, president; Ed Ancas, v.p.; Jack Gilpin, treas.; Ralph Anderson, secy.; Glen Lewis, delegate; and Frank Soger, alternate delegate.

Now in full swing, Lackawanna Trail School District’s community recreation program currently has activities booked six days each week.

Wagon Wheel at 6-2 is atop the Wyoming County Women’s Bowling League. Top performers: Carol Rice (152, 180-465); Mary Shook (151, 165-460); Judy Seay (182, 150-460; and Carol Williams (160, 152-453).

60 Years Ago (1959)

Frank Clause, one of the nation’s leading bowling instructors,will be at the new Shadow Brook Bowling Lanes this Thursday and Friday.

Elk Lake repeated its Abington tourney victory over Tunkhannock High last Tuesday at Elk Lake, the Warriors posting a 64-38 win over the Tigers in a regularly scheduled game. Four Warriors were in double figures led by Fred Light with 13. Dick Montross’ 11 was the best offering by the Tigers. Officials were Bob Snyder and Arden Tewksbury.

Tunkhannock’s next game is Jan. 13 at Wyalusing.

Elk Lake also downed Newton-Ransom, 67-31, last Friday for its third straight win. Meanwhile, Montrose posted an 81-47 win over Falls-Overfield.

Engaging in only their third day of interscholastic competition, Tunkhannock High wrestlers won two championships last Saturday in the novice tournament held at Central YMCA, Wilkes-Barre. John Sickler won an all-Tunkhannock final in the 133-pound division when he stopped Lou Marabell in 2:32, and Bob Eggleston won the 165-pound title by decisioning Riley of Meyers, 3-0.

Two other Tunkhannock boys were eliminated in the finals: Harry Sands lost to Mangan of West Catholic (95); and Rick Stevens was the victim of Mathers of Westmoreland in 6:35 at 138.

80 Years Ago (1939)

On Friday evening in the high school the first basketball games of the Keystone League will be played. The junior varsity plays the Springville varsity, which will be followed by a game between Tunkhannock and Nicholson varsity teams.

A good game can be looked for. The record of the last two years shows that three of the last four games played were won by 2-point margins.

The men of the faculty, battling a very determined junior varsity five, turned back the JV’s on Friday, 44-46. This game was a thriller with the faculty playing their heads off.

Establishing two New York-Pennsylvania League records, Tom Millon, a Gotham artist performing in the ranks of Tunkhannock’s representative quint, helped the Wyoming County team move into third place, ahead of Archbald and Pittston, via a 45-25 conquest of Plymouth. Next, Tunkhannock will entertain Elmira.

Game Protector Flaugh calls upon all hunters in Wyoming County who killed deer or bears to send their large game tags to the Game Commission offices at Harrisburg immediately, if they have not already done so. According to Protector Flaugh, a great many hunters have fulfilled the requirement of the law, but the county kill, which totals 1,150, indicates there are still a lot of hunters in this section who have not yet complied.

100 Years Ago (1919)

Boys who were engaged in setting traps along the Susquehanna River discovered the body of suicide victim Hatty Brenchley at Ulster.

Wanted: Raw Furs. Highest Market Price. At John Loftus’ bran, Tunkhannock, Pa., every Saturday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. H.R. Tague. Bell Phone 87-0, Tunkhannock Exchange P.O., Tunkhannock, Pa., R.D.2.

Ship your hides, skins, tallow, raw furs, etc. to the Keystone Hide Company, Lancaster, Pa., S.H. Livingston, Supt.