20 Years Ago (2000)
Rhi Shingler of Elk Lake got her 1,000th career point in an 87-20 win over Sacred Heart. The Lady Warriors also beat Lakeland, 66-43.
At Trail, the Lady Lions lost to Montrose, 60-36, and Dunmore, 44-39.
The Lady Tigers dropped a pair of games, 78-64, to Coughlin, and 68-44, to Hazleton.
Meyers Mohawks prevailed, 43-26, over Trail in the District 2 AA team wrestling duals, after the Lions took wins over Nanticoke, 48-21, and Hanover, 36-30.
Tunkhannock lost in the District 2 AAA team dual wrestling semifinal, 41-24, to Wyoming Valley West.
In swimming action, the Tigers beat Berwick, 113-43, but lost to Scranton Prep, 109-723; while the Lady Tigers lost twice, to Berwick 126-59, and to Prep, 115-68.
Toby Ciprich and Kristian Lunger were 4-time winners as Elk Lake outswam West Scranton, 100-55, last week.
In boys basketball, Trail beat Scranton Prep, 58-53, with John Glenn getting the 1,500th point of his career, but the Lions also lost to Dunmore, 67-64.
The Tigers lost to Coughlin, 63-44, in the seniors’ last home game, and to Hazleton, 60-47.
Elk Lake dropped to 3-10 with a 45-37 loss to Lakeland, and to Sacred Heart, 42-38.
TA grad Chris Fitze is a member of the nationally ranked men’s golf team at Emory University.
40 Years Ago (1980)
Tunkhannock Area wrestlers are 6-2 after a 54-6, home win over Bishop O’Hara. The Tigers also lost to Abington Heights, 39-6, before beating Trail, 38-12. In the latter matchup Tigers claiming wins: Tim Posten (101), Scott Marabell (108), Marty Migliori (115), Vince DeRobertis (122), Jim Miller (129), Mike Field (148), Mike Roth (158), Jim McKennas (188), and Dave Rought (hwt). Trail wins were by Frank Ross (135), Todd Zukowski (141), and Ken Pugh (170).
The Elk Lake grapplers also beat Mountain View, 33-26.
Tunkhannock basketball suffered a 49-38 defeat to Scranton Tech after its two big men, Stan Bracey and Len Vermeulen, fouled out.
The Warrior basketball team clubbed Trail, 95-61, then knocked off Mountain View, 65-45, in a game called early after first year Eagle Coach Bob McGoff got a pair of technicals and was ejected from the game. Against the Lions, Jerry Guiton and Clint Tyler led the scoring parade with 24 and 23 points respectively.
Trail’s Lions also were nipped at the buzzer by Blue Ridge, 39-37
The Lady Warriors also knocked off Mountain View, 50-33, with Red Lunger pacing the attack with 18; and Trail, 53-36.
The Lady Lions bounced back with a win over Blue Ridge, 56-37
The Tigresses suffered two losses, to West Scranton, 52-41; and to Bishop Hannan, 74-31.
60 Years Ago (1960)
Tunkhannock High tied for third place in the Susquehanna Basketball League in a 70-54 victory over Falls-Overfield in the Orioles gym Friday. Tom Ford led the Tigers with 23 points.
Lackawanna Trail finally hit the win column with a 50-39 victory over Benton Township, but then lost to Moosic, 74-72. In the latter match-up, Dave Nichols led with 18 and forced the game into overtime with a bucket at the 15 second mark.
Montrose got its 18th straight victory with a 55-54 nudging of Elk Lake, despite the Warriors’ biggest boost from Frank Kropa with 15. John Dean led the Meteors with 19.
Meshoppen rallied with 27 points in the last period for an 80-75 win over Bendix in a town team basketball league game at Tunkhannock High School. Bones Newhart led the scoring for Meshoppen with 39, and Fred Storey and Regan led Bendix with 18 each.
Meyers High School proved a little too strong for the Tunkhannock High wrestlers Saturday as Coach Charley Shaw’s Tigers lost a 27-19 decision to the Mohawks.
The Tigers have a home appearance next Wednesday when they meet Clarks Summit for the PIAA District 12 wrestling championship.
Harlem Globetrotters will appear in the Kingston Armory March 18. There will also be a tennis exhibition between Althea Gibson and Carol Fageros.
80 Years Ago (1940)
Tunkhannock lost on its home court, 39-36, to Nicholson. Miller was leading scorer for the home team with 17, and Ruble led Nicholson with 11. The JVs lost to Dimock, 26-21.
On Feb. 19, there will be a winter completion with the schoolmen of Susquehanna County and the Suburban League at Tunkhannock High School with volleyball, badminton, basketball and foul shooting contests.
Lew Carey, of Bardwell, last week discovered a litter of coyote puppies in a den among the ledges on the Roy Baker farm between Bardwell and German Hill. There were five of them, so young that their eyes had not opened yet. This brings the total coyote catch in Wyoming County, to 22.
Charles F. Sands, of Redfield Street, shot a fine gray fox up Shupp Hill way Tuesday morning. He has been trying to outwit this fox for some time, and by studying his habits, finally met with success. The state pays a bounty of $4 on a gray fox.
Determined to stamp out the unlawful killing of deer through the use of artificial lights on motor vehicles, the State Game Commission recently invoked the powers granted in 1937 when a vehicle can be seized, impounded and ordered forfeited.
Myron Baker entertained members of the Tunkhannock Riding Club at breakfast Sunday before an early morning horseback ride.
100 Years Ago (1920)
Falls Vocational School won from Factoryville, 15-1, Friday night, Jan. 30. Vern Dickinson led Mill City with 12, and Hobbs scored the only point for Factoryville.
The State Game Commission has been informed by reports that sportsmen were carrying some food to birds game organization has been formed by the sportsmen and farmers to cooperate with state game wardens in feeding quail and pheasants during the heavy snows. Hundreds of dollars worth of grain have been contributed and have been taken into the woods while in some of the north central counties, sportsmen have taken hay to deer.
There have been as high as 13 deer seen in a drove in Nimble by the men in the deer park.
A handsome doe was killed by dogs this week near Marshalls Falls, Monroe County, after having been run for a mile over the section.
The State Department of Fisheries at Harrisburg has received a shipment of 100,000 landlocked salmon eggs from the state of Washington. The eggs will be hatched in the state hatchery at Mount Pleasant and the fish placed in three lakes of Pennsylvania.
Walter D. Young, state game protector, received this week 100 Mexican quail from Laredo, Texas. Some 30 were dead on receipt of
shipment, due to the fact that they had been neglected en route.