20 Years Ago (1999)
Lackawanna Trail won its first home night football game ever, rolling over Mid Valley, 40-12. Richard Jackson had three touchdown runs and got 101 yards on 11 carries. John Glenn completed an even 7-for-7 and 110 yards.
Coughlin crusaded past Tunkhannock in football in a 31-12 decision at Wilkes Barre. Tiger QB Ryan Crispell tosses 8-for-18 but had three interceptions.
The Tunkhannock volleyball team remains unbeaten at 9-0 with wins over Bishop O’Reilly and Nanticoke. Trail also lost to Mountain View.
The Lady Tiger cross country team assured its first winning season since 1993 with a 17-46 win over Berwick. Abbey Valvano finished first at 21:39.
Tunkhannock’s stick gals beat Berwick, 6-0, and GAR, 1-0, before losing to league leading Wyoming Valley West.
The Tiger golf team beat Dallas and lost to Wyoming Valley West and Wyoming Valley West to find themselves on the bubble for playoff with one regular season match left.
Elk Lake boys soccer team beat Bishop Hannan, 3-1, and Lakeland, 5-0.
The Tiger soccer squad also knocked off Bishop Hafey, Pittston Area, and GAR.
Elk Lake downed Riverside, 7-0, in tennis with Aurelie LaMalle starting the Lady Warriors off with a win. The Lady Tigers beat Crestwood, 7-0, but lost to Bishop Hafey, 4-3.
40 Years Ago (1979)
Trail coasted to a 21-0 victory at Carbondale. Quarterback Greg Schubert ran for two touchdowns and threw for another, but the defense was also tough as Wayne Mitchell, Colin Furneaux and Ken Pugh each recovered three Charger fumbles.
Tunkhannock football looked brilliant in its first offensive series, led by Steve Davis with a touchdown pass, but then got gobbled up by Scranton Central, 28-7.
Returning veteran to the Keystone Junior College field hockey squad is Lisa Fornicola whose Giants face Camden County College this weekend during Homecoming festivities.
Leading Lackawanna Trail’s field hockey team this fall are tri-captains Marybeth Clarke, Pam Spencer and Lynn Nehila. The Lady Lions beat Tunkhannock 2-0 Monday to boost its record to 6-2.
The number of Wyoming County doe licenses available have been cut from 2,400 to 1,800 which represents the lowest number ever received by the county.
Wagon Wheel is atop the Wyoming County Women’s Bowling League with the high individual single this week, a 212, by Carol Rice.
Kunkles is atop the Tri-County Men’s Bowling League as Allie Warner led the way at 509.
The Endless Mountain Archers tied for third place at the recent Bowhunters Festival in Forksville.
60 Years Ago (1959)
Tunkhannock’s TV football fans watched proudly Saturday afternoon as THS grad Ed Shaw played a big part in Penn’s 18-0 victory over Princeton.
Still haunted by their first-half bugaboo, Tunkhannock’s Tigers scored three late touchdowns Saturday for a somewhat unimpressive 21-0 win over Archbald at Blakely Stadium. In the final quarter, Doug Gay found himself in the kind of position a lineman dreams about. As Archbald set up a screen pass he grabbed the interception and ran 32 yards for a TD.
This week the Tigers meet Forty Fort in a non-conference battle at Forty Fort Stadium. On Saturday South Catholic travels to Lackawanna Trail
Winners of the regular season and playoff titles in the Bi-County Baseball League was Beaumont behind pitchers Alex Wilson and Charles Everetts.
Robert Eggleston of Vernon, who is a freshman at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., plays fullback on its soccer team.
Gov. Lawrence signed an amended Frog and Terrapin law which reduces the daily limit on frogs and tadpoles from 25 to 15 but removes entirely the season limit of 50 bullfrogs and allows 10 turtles to be taken in one day while adding hook standards.
The FWM Athletic Association has a covered dish supper on Saturday, at the Forkston Grange.
80 Years Ago (1939)
A heavy Exeter machine scored a 26-0 victory over a game but far lighter Tunkhannock High School eleven at West Pittston on Friday. Coach Bunnell’s protégés never seriously threatened but played a spectacular defensive game during the first half. Next Friday finds THS at home against the Scranton Tech JVs.
The first meeting of the THS Girls Athletic Club was held Monday. Helen Shaffer was elected president and Mary Cleveland secy-treasurer.
A Factoryville High School football squad of 18 has reported for the opening game of the season, Oct. 13, away at Lehman Twp. Coaches are Mr. Sechrist and Mr. White.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Boston of Nicholson, and Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Fassett attended the Syracuse-Cornell football game at Ithaca, N.Y., Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Titman, Mr. and Mrs. Chase Herrick, and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dunn will attend the Princeton-Cornell football game at Princeton Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles McKown spent several days last week in New York City attending the Worlds Fair and the World Series baseball games.
Leave a few rows of cornstalks standing and don’t remove the nubbins if you want pheasants and other birds around your farm, Penn State wildlife specialists remind.
100 Years Ago (1919)
The football game which took place last Saturday on Triton Field between Towanda and Tunkhannock high schools went in favor of Towanda, 16-9. Not withholding the fact that the game went against us, the boys did excellent work and there are bright hopes for games in the future.
Those who played for Tunkhannock: RGuard, F. Camp; LGuard, Skinner; LTackle, B. Farr; RTackle, L. Platt; Rend, Morgan; Lend, A. Platt; Fullback, H. Camp; LHalf, Bartell; RHalf, Madden; Quarterback, W. Huff. The game for next Saturday will be at Triton Field against Montrose High School.
In the dead hours of the night at Sugar Hollow, people are awakened by a big buzz and a chug- 15 or 20 autos starting up country on a coon hunt.
Notice is hereby given that it is illegal to kill a Virginia or Hungarian Quail in a wild state in the county of Wyoming before the open season of 1920.
The various devices for fishing, such as outlines, spears, eel weirs, nets, etc., which have been alternately legal and illegal for the past 20 years, are again legal according to the last session of the legislature.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pryer are among those that came up from Nicholson to attend the ballgame between Nicholson and Springville. Springville had to rest on her past laurels as Nicholson came out best.