20 Years Ago (1999)
Lackawanna Trail presented head wrestling coach Keith Youtz with his 100th career win Saturday, beating Delaware Valley, 49-19. Earning Lion pins were Jeff Phillips (119) and John Williams (hwt).
Trail also took advantage of 10 forfeits to outman Elk Lake, 71-0, on Wednesday.
Tunkhannock Area won its final eight bouts to defeat Dallas, 49-13, on Wednesday. TA pins on the night came from Bob Daniels (140), Neil Lane (!60), Lynn MacMillan (171), Marc Johnson (189), and Luke Swick (hwt).
Andrea Wilson fired in 27 and Sandy Grigas added 22 to lead the Lady Tigers to a 71-70 win over Coughlin. On the boys’ side, the Crusaders swamped the Tigers, 82-41.
Dunmore defeated Lackawanna Trail, 44-33, in girls basketball Monday.
Sacred Heart boys knocked off Elk Lake 57-47 on Tuesday. Leading the Warriors was Jason Shingler with 11.
Scranton Prep swamp past Elk Lake Wednesday, 93-73, despite Berk Bodemli and Kristian Lunger each being triple winners.
Trail honored Bill Jenkins recently for his basketball career that saw him earn 2,271 points across four years. He gave his jersey to the school.
Thomas Cawley of Nicholson won a fifth place medal on the high bar at an International Gymnastics Invitational in Bartonsville in December.
40 Years Ago (1979)
Tim McCarver, catcher of the Philadelphia Phillies, will be in Tunkhannock Feb. 10 to sign autographs at Shep’s Sports, 39 Tioga Street.
The Elk Lake Warriors took a giant step toward recapturing the Susquehanna League championship by blasting Montrose, 74-51 in a playoff for the first-half championship last Wednesday. Ken Johnson led the Warriors with 19.
The Tunkhannock boys’ basketball squad stretched its winning streak to three, after downing Blue Ridge, 65-64.
The girls squad used its ‘hawking defense, to outclass Blue Ridge, 62-27, and also Elk Lake, 51-30. Mary Costello was the leading scorer in both games for Coach John Mingos’ Tigresses.
Tunkhannock took a 45-8 wrestling win over Montrose Wednesday. Pins were recorded by Vince DeRobertis (114), Norm Fassett (147), Doug Farrar (169), and Roger Daniels.
Lackawanna Trail outwrestled Bishop O’Hara, 41-18. Mike Burak stretched his unbeaten streak to 15 matches.
Plans for the Noxen-Monroe Sportsmen’s Association eighth annual snake hunt in June will be discussed Sunday afternoon with Charles Kovalick presiding.
Among those locals attending the Super Bowl last month in Miami were Digger Jones, John Hovan, Jim Orasin, Charley Charles and Paul Marranca.
60 Years Ago (1959)
Hope for a professional football career glowed anew for Mike Hudock when he was assigned as a free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles.
David Dobrosielski led with 26 points as Elk Lake took command of Newton-Ransom, 81-61. The Warriors also bested Lackawanna Trail, 64-46, , as EL’s Fred Light led with 22, and Lion Bucky Goodrich had 16. Trail also lost to Mountain View, 42-34.
Wyalusing avenged an earlier loss at the hands of Tunkhannock, 72-59, with the Tigers’ leading scorer Tom Ross out of action because of illness. Dick Montross was the night’s top THS scorer with 19.
THS wrestling team made two good showings last week, losing 23-20 to an experienced Clarks Summit, and bouncing back with a 37-14 win over the Forty Fort JVs. Coach Charley Shaw’s Tigers pinned seven of their opponents (Woody June, John Sickler, Tom Keefe, Lou Marabell, Rick Stevens, Bob Eggleston, and Marshall Ball). But THS also lost to Wyalusing, 35-15, with Al Backowski, Stevens, Marabell and Phil Shannon shining with wins.
In Tri-County Women’s Bowling League action, Helen Lochen’s 155, 156-460, Stacia Mordent’s 160-415, and Elva Saranchuk’s 407 pulled Riker Electric to within two points of first place after a sweep of West Nicholson. Harriet Vargo had 393 for the losers.
80 Years Ago (1939)
Postmaster General James Farley has announced that he plans to issue a stamp commemorating 100 years of organized baseball, and if present plans are carried out, the face of the late Christy Mathewson will appear on the stamp.
Tunkhannock beat Tamaqua in NewYork Penn League action Tuesday night at the armory, 29-13. Joe Cavanaugh led the scorers with 12. Next week, Plymouth will be the guest.
Tunkhannock High lost to Montrose Friday and is now in a first place tie in the Keystone League with Nicholson, with a game between the two set for Friday. The THS junior varsity defeated Meshoppen, 25-15.
The ballgame Friday night between Springville and Mill City was successful for both the Springville boys and girls.
The shooting contest between Factoryville and Tunkhannock on Thursday night in the basement of the Ben Franklin score resulted in a victory for Factoryville.
The Tunkhannock, Clarks Summit, Laceyville, Nicholson and Montrose Rotary Clubs are planning a Father and Son banquet on Feb. 23 with Ira Thomas, coach of the Philadelphia Athletics among the speakers.
A crowd of young sportsmen of Beaumont spent a couple of evenings last week coasting at the Country Club.
100 Years Ago (1919)
Mrs. Moses H. Cone recently sold the herd of deer on her Blowing Rock estate to the state of Pennsylvania, and last week a representative came, had corrals built and made the first drive on Saturday, catching 29, and others followed, until more than 50 of the beautiful animals were in captivity, only one getting killed in the entire round up. The animals, many of them very fine specimens,were crated and shipped north Tuesday, going by way of Shulls Mills and Johnson City.
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.