20 Years Ago (2001)
Blue Ridge won the team title of the 16th Annual Zurn-Bush Memorial Wrestling Tourney at Elk Lake with Warriors Tim Newhart (140) and Jared Traver (160) emerging as champions.
Lackawanna Trail swamped Wyoming Area, 65-3, in wrestling, earning pins for the Lions were Jeff Phillips (130), Alex Josephite (135), and heavyweight Bly Gerauld.
Riverside Park Commission has opened its ice skating rink, and since Dec. 22, some 500 people have used it.
Elk Lake’s Alicia Mowry contributed eight points to the Lady Warriors 70-36 basketball win over Lackawanna Trail. Earlier in the week, Elk Lake routed Lakeland, 66-19, and Trail lost a 60-42 verdict to Montrose.
Elk Lake won its first Lackawanna League boys’ game as they handed host Trail an 55-49 loss.
The TA boys won two basketball games last week, downing Nanticoke, 52-49, and also picked up a 72-54 road win at Lehman in a makeup game.
The Tiger wrestling squad downed Nanticoke. 45-30, while on Saturday, Meyers turned the tables on the Tigers, 48-12. Tigers taking wins in the Nanticoke match were Steve Franko (112), Jake Mattioli (117), Andy Franko (125), Rob Wilson, Lou MacMillan (160), Tim Leber (171).
40 Years Ago (1981)
Tunkhannock successfully opened its 1981 Lackawanna League Southern Division schedule with a 62-35 drubbing of West Scranton on the Tigers’ home court. In double figures were Brent Long (16) and Al Cerep (15). Next Tuesday they take advantage of an open date as the Tunkhannock Basketball Backers host a Meet the Team night.
In other roundball action, Elk Lake boys knocked off Bishop Klonowski, 72-64, and the Trail girls lost to West Scranton, 51-45.
Montrose won the Fifth Annual Elk Lake Holiday Wrestling Tourney, with the Warriors’ Atwood Lunger (132) voted outstanding wrestler.
Coming off a rugged exhibition schedule, the wrestling Tigers of Coach Frank Wadas launch their Lackawanna Conference campaign Saturday against Scranton Central, followed by an exhibition contest with Wyalusing.
Hunters who have neglected or refused to pay their fines for violating the state’s game laws will have their hunting privileges suspended as the result of new legislation enacted in 1980.
Shadow Brook Resort has announced the grand opening of its Racquet and Fitness Center, Jan. 17-18.
Gymnasts from the Mill City area will perform their new routines from this year’s gymnastic class from grades 1 to 3 on Jan. 19 in the Mill City school.
60 Years Ago (1961)
Montrose High School completely humbled Tunkhannock, 71-51, in a battle of unbeatens Friday night at Montrose. Lynn Brown led the Tigers with 14. Charley Cantone and Mal Douglas led the Meteors with 17 each.
Elk Lake posted an easy 48-34 victory over Newton-Ransom; Falls-Overfield was nudged by Susquehanna, 57-55; and Blue Ridge took a 50-48 win over Lackawanna Trail.
Idle since being clobbered by Forty Fort on Jan. 7, the Tunkhannock High wrestlers finally return to the mats next Monday, when they travel to Wyalusing for a meet that was postponed from Monday of this week.
The Scrantonian this past weekend rumored that former Tunkhannock athletic director George Bunnell, now at Wellsville, N.Y., is being in serious consideration to join the athletic staff at Clarks Summit.
Steve Garnecki of Scranton on Oct. 27 caught one of 51 tagged trout that had been placed in Lake Winola March 23. It weighed three and a half pounds, warden Walter G. Lazusky said.
80 Years Ago (1941)
The first league basketball game to be played is scheduled for Friday evening when the local boys meet the strong Clarks Summit team. Coach McLaren’s boys have had several pre-league games and getting ready for the regular league season. The varsity game will start at 7:30. The band will give a short demonstration following which the Rotary Club, managed by George Gay, will play the team from the post office, managed by Stan DeWitt.
Vic Berlus (Barziloski), student of the University of Idaho returned to Idaho on Jan. 7 after a 15-day trip to New Orleans where he competed in three boxing matches in the Sugar Bowl. Vic and the rest of the boxing team were honored guests at the Boston-Tennessee football game in the Sugar Bowl.
Montrose has put in its bid as a possible site for training of ski troops of the United States Army.
Game Protector A. Wargo encourages hunters to submit their 1940 game-kill reports to the game commission Harrisburg office by Jan. 16.
Olin Miner of Eaton Township shot a red fox on New Year’s Day over in Sugar Hollow. He was surprised to find a leather collar tightly buckled about the animal’s neck.
It is not clear to us why a rabbit’s foot should be considered a good luck charm. It had its beginning in bad luck when the rabbit, who was its original owner, lost it with its life.
100 Years Ago (1921)
Nicholson easily defeated an all-star aggregation of collegian basketball players, 31-5. MacConnell, fast forward for Nicholson, put up a wonderful game. The lineup: MacConnell (12); Wheeler (6); Pedrick (4); Decker (7); and Proper (2).
Babe Ruth’s basketball team, in a game with the Nicholson team, was the attraction at Carpenter’s Ball Saturday afternoon, Jan. 1.
Challenge Issued: Nicholson basketball team seems unable to secure any team that will make any kind of a showing against them, and are open to games away from home or will play any first class team on their floor. In order to secure better teams, write manager, or phone, 552, Nicholson.
Louis Kanjorski of Nanticoke, must pay a fine of $150 for illegally having six ferrets in his possession, according to a decision of Judge Fuller yesterday, and he is given until Feb. 1, to pay the fine otherwise suffer 150 days imprisonment in the county jail.