20 Years Ago (1999)
The Tunkhannock Area softball team won its first ever District 2 softball championship Wednesday, by defeating Hazleton, 11-0. Sandy Grigas hurled a no-hitter, and the Lady Tigers are set to face Drifton in the state tournament.
The TA Baseball team also won a District 2 crown by beating Hazleton, 10-3. Jeff Papi took the win and the Tigers now advance in the state tournament against Montoursville.
Tunkhannock’s volleyball team won one set in the PIAA state tournament but it was not enough to advance to the second round of play. They dropped decisions to both Hempfield and Mount Lebanon. Junior Ty Zurn was the only underclassman on the court.
Lackawanna Trail football standouts Mark Gable and Tim Ronchi have been selected to play in the 65th Annual Scranton Lions Club Dream Game in August.
TA boys soccer players Carson Hawke, Ryan McGrady, David Snell, Jason Yablonski and Lady Tiger Carol Seyler will take part in the NASCUP All-Star Game in Wilkes-Barre.
Trail junior Jesse Penedos was named to the Lackawanna League volleyball all-star team.
To help raise money for its ‘Blitz Build’ at the Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair, the Endless Mountains Habitat for Humanity will hold a 5K Run/Walk on June 26.
40 Years Ago (1979)
Elk Lake beat Mountain View, 1-0, with a run scored by Tony Blaisure in the bottom half of the 13th inning and will be heading to the PIAA District 12 championship game against Western Wayne. Against the Eagles, Jack Newhart hurled the first seven innings, and Ken Johnson hurled the final six frames.
Lackawanna Trail’s baseball season ended with an 8-1 loss to Blue Ridge. Trail managed just two hits, one each by Jim Huffsmith and Mike Green.
Tukhannock placed three players on the Lackawanna Scholastic Baseball League Northern Division’s All-Star Team: shortstop Terry St. Clair, outfielder Jim Harding and pitcher Dana Colavitti.
Cindi Cresswell and Larry Rossi were honored as Lackawanna Trail’s outstanding senior athletes.
Gary Tewksbury took second in the Sixth Annual Canoeing and Kayaking Championship (part of the Bradford County Canoe-a-thon June 3) in a trip on the Susquehanna River from Sayre to Hornbrook.
Plans are being completed for the eighth annual snake hunt in Noxen, June 16-17.
Brian Gay socked a 2-run homer to put Gay’s out front of Bartron’s, 4-3, in Little League action. In other action, J. Williams homered in a 15-2 romp for Harvestore over Sherwoods which got a solo home run from Mike Hoge. On Wednesday, Wayne Jasinski got a 2-run homer as Colnon downed Gateway, 8-4.
60 Years Ago (1959)
Eight runs in their last three times at bat brought the Tunkhannock High Tigers the baseball championship of PIAA District 12 last Friday with a 9-2 win ver Elk Lake at the Factoryville school field. Doug Gay had three hits, and Dick Montross two to lead the Tigers, who went 13-2 on the season and were undefeated in Suburban League play.
Two newcomers from Monroe Township, pitcher Walt Weiss and first baseman Percy MacMillan, shared batting honors on the THS baseball team this spring with lusty .417 averages.
Noxen came from behind to take a 6-4 lead in the Bi-County League game last Sunday, but Falls fought back with four runs in the fifth and went on to win, 9-6. Russ Gunton and Del Durland had three hits apiece for Falls.
A delayed steal of home by Norm Harding in the 10th inning on Sunday decided a brilliant pitching duel between Bill Kintner and Edmmett Coolbaugh as Mehoopany beat Falls, 1-0.
Fish Warden Steve Shabbick announces that weather permitting, trout will be stocked in the North Branch of the Mehoopany Creek Thursday. Unless there is some rain by that time, however it will be necessary to postpone the stocking.
In Tunkhannock Women’s Bowling League action, Jessie Davenport rolled a 459 to outdistance Polly Rail’s 436 as Gay-Murray upset Keystone Shoe Company, Thursday.
80 Years Ago (1939)
Front page news in the city papers Sunday and Monday told of a railroad car wreck in Dover, N.J., involving Tunkhannock Girl Scouts who were returning from being at the New York Worlds Fair.
At a meeting of the Lake Carey Yacht Racing Association, Fleet Captain A. Harden Coon appointed Nat Stevens, Robert Quin and John Farr with Byron Sleppy as alternate, to be the Race and Protect Committee.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dean and daughter Priscilla and son Robert, were guests on Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Chase Herrick and Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Fassett at the Neoscoletta Yacht Club.
The General Assembly has given licensed hunters in each county the right to decide whether there should be an antlerless deer season in their county.
Among the fishing licenses issued last week at the local court house was one to Mrs. Harriet Freeman, of Dalton RD, who is 92. Her daughter, Mrs. John Dailey, who is 72, also secured a license to fish.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sherwood of Nicholsonm and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Cole of Meshoppen are fishing in Canada.
Raymond Malone, Glen Chamberlain and Boyd Carter of Meshoppen spent the weekend on a fishing trip to Canada.
Pennsylvania game lands were increased to 604,035 acres after taking over 7,241 acres of land in Wayne County.
100 Years Ago (1919)
The fishing season for bass, pickerel, and perch will not open until July 1 this year. The usual time has been June 15 for a number of years.
The Forkston ball team went to Meshoppen Friday afternoon and trimmed them nicely. Only seven innings were played and the score stood, 5 to 26.
The Camp Fire Girls at Laceyville, under the management of Mrs. Harrison, sold doughnuts and coffee to assist the Salvation Army drive clearing $50.