20 Years Ago (2000)
Lackawanna Trail’s punishing ground attack, led by backs Richard Jackson and Jim Colvin, and linemen Morris Jackson and Aaron Slick, ran roughshod over Susquehanna Friday, 28-8.
West Scranton marched over the Tunkhannock Area Tigers, 40-19. A highlight of the evening for the Tigers was a 90-yard scoring pass play from quarterback Bill Hampton to Jamey Reese.
TA runners Abbey Valvano and Damon Young qualified for the state cross country tourney at Bucknell. Valvano was the third girl in the District 2 AAA race at 19:50, and Young was seventh at 16:56. In the D2 AA races, Lions Kevin Klos (10th boy at 16:58), and Krista Kobeski and Rachel Henneforth qualified for the girls.
The Lady Tigers closed out the volleyball season with wins over Meyers and Pittston Area, but missed the District 2 playoffs for the first time since 1980.
Lady Warriors Ashley Zapolski and Robyn McMicken made it all the way to the third round of the girls tennis doubles tourney at Kirby Park Saturday. TA’s Bonnie Jadick and Sara Gannon made it to the second round. Not getting out of the first round were Jen Grillo and Blaire Lord of Elk Lake and Lady Tigers Amy Davis and Jennie Perhacs.
Trail is competing tonight for the Dist. 2 AA finals in field hockey.
40 Years Ago (1980)
Rob Deremer ran for one touchdown and passed 34 yards to Bruce Oxley on Monday afternoon to engineer a 27-12 Lackawanna Trail victory over Kingston Westside Tech.
The Lackawanna Trail Girls Field Hockey Team will play the Delaware Valley girl’s team on Wednesday afternoon for the scholastic league title.
Brian Ball of Tunkhannock finished fourth in the District AAA cross country meet at 16:54 and Janine Franko won the varsity girls division in 13.42 for two miles.
The TAHS girls tennis team coached by Art Hinklie, closed out a successful 1980 season by capturing dual meets form Montrose and North Pocono.
Pennsylvania’s regular small game hunting season opens on Saturday, Nov. 1. The trapping season for skunks, opossums, raccoons foxes and weasels will begin Nov. 5.
High Scores in the Tunkhannock Women Bowling League this week go to Millie Sands, 177-436, and Barb Marabell, 159-457.
High scores in the Tri-County Men’s League go to George Laird, 216-620; Dick Cleveland, 232-612; and Harold Titman, 225-565; Doug Giberson, 201-546; and Gene St. Clair, 211-544.
Adult tennis lessons for beginners and and advanced beginners will begin Nov. 4, taught by Ann and Bob Reidmiller.
60 Years Ago (1960)
Hitting the road for the last time of this football season, Tunkhannock High goes up against Towanda at 8 p.m. Friday at Towanda Memorial Park.
Making a comeback bid after successive losses to South Catholic and Jessuo, Lackawanna Trail traveled to Moosic Saturday afternoon and returned home with an 18-7 victory. Quarterback Joe Simoncelli figured in both of two second period touchdowns.
St. Michael’s also lost to Athens, 32-0. This Saturady Clarks Summit will be at Trail, and St. Michael’s will be at Avoca.
The two Tunkhannock representatives on the University of Pennsylvania football team had a poor day last Saturday in Boston, where Harvard defeated Penn, 8-0.
Liz Ayre was crowned women’s match game bowling champion of NEPA at Abington Lanes, Clarks Summit.
For the first time in 15 years, Tunkhannock will be represented by two teams in the American Bowling Congress tournament when the 1961 event is held in Detroit. A preliminary roster for the Sohns squad includes Bill Gaylord, Larry Lane, Ted Sohns Sr., Freddie Clemens, and Polly Tomek. The Shadowbrook quintet is composed of Nails Labori, Kenny Shupp, Art Shaw, Clarece Soup Dailey, and Jack Remakis.
The Lake Winola Sportsmen’s Club has released 220 pheasants.
80 Years Ago (1940)
After suffering a defeat at the hands of the Tunkhannock boys last week, the Tiger lads are looking forward to a game against Dallas Township. Dallas will be out to atone for a 19-6 defeat the Tunks gave them a year ago.
The game is on the local field at 3 p.m. Friday. This promises to be a good game as the teams seem to be evenly matched.
Our high school band, by the way, has been making marked improvement causing favorable comments from our own people as well as outsiders. Come out and see the game and the colorful parade.
The Senior Hi-Y held is induction with new senior members Vernon Gardner, Don Lathrop, Aaron Herrick, Sam Harding, LeRoy Baker, Dick Rife, and Edwin Myers.
Hunting season opens tomorrow. The Game Commission has made an urgent plea that hunters take every precaution for safety.
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Titman were among those from Tunkhannock who attended to Cornell-Ohio State game at Ithaca, N.Y. on Saturday.
Miss Clara Stankowich and Miss Mae Weiss went to Philadelphia on Saturday to attend the Temple-Penn State football game. Miss Stankowich’s brother is a student at Temple University.
100 Years Ago (1920)
Tunkhannock High School, scheduled to play the Dunmore High eleven failed to appear on Memorial Field Saturday afternoon the management stating it was impossible to assemble the players of the school.
The Montrose High School team will play Tunkhannock Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The team would be very much encouraged by a large attendance of town people – rooters! Come and help do your part to win the game.
A game of football will be played on the home grounds Saturday between Nicholson and Honesdale.
There will be a game of basketball in Relay Hall on Saturday evening between the Meshoppen team and the Johnson City, N.Y., team.
Dr. Walter Tewksbury of Tunkhannock returned recently from Philadelphia where he attended a dinner given in honor of Olympian athletes having competed in Antwerp this summer. He competed in the 1900 Olympics in Paris.
Trains on the DL&W were well filled with gunners this morning bound for stations in the outlying districts.
Ray Capwell and Charles Tourjie of Factoryville expect to go bear hunting near Forkston next week.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bailey, Mrs. Saledin, and Clyde Pratt of Lake Sheridan spent last Tuesday at Sickler’s Pond where they enjoyed a day’s fishing.