20 Years Ago (2000)
Returning at Tunkhannock Area as head coaches are Dick Daniels (cross country), Jan Cechak (football), Kevin Baumes (boys soccer), Don Cragle (golf), Tom Stone (girls tennis) and Don Davis (girls volleyball).
Youngsters from all over Wyoming County honed their soccer skills last week as they attended Brittania Soccer Camp in Tunkhannock. In its sixth consecutive year, professional soccer players from Great Britain come to share their expertise.
Congratulations to Tina Bartholomew for placing second overall female in the Nescopeck Biathlon July 29.
Don’t forget tomorrow is the 15th annual B&R Jack Daniels Mile Run in Tunkhannock just ahead of the Triton Parade.
Mile Hill locked up a playoff berth and inched closer to the second place Lake Carey Inn by defeating the Lakers, 12-8, in Cliff Kingston Memorial Softball League action.
Laumeyer’s Landing defeated A&C Milk Hauling, 10-4, last week to clinch second place in the Tunkhannock Women’s Softball League.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission recently announced that nine orphaned black bear cubs were released back into the wilderness within the northcentral region.
The 2000 Keystone State Games open today in the Johnstown area. Local athletes will represent the Pocono Region.
40 Years Ago (1980)
The Tunkhannock Little League All-Star major boys team was eliminated from District 15 play with losses to Roosevelt Trail, 7-0, and to Canton, 4-3. RTL pitcher Doug Oswald threw a no-hitter, and helped his cause with a home run, as did RTL’s Caines. Against Canton, Dave Williams struck out 11 batters, and Brian Gay led the offense with two hits.
In the District 15 Senior League tourney, Tunkhannock lost a pair of games to Susquehanna, 10-3, and 4-3.
Mile Hill Auto Parts is hosting a softball tourney at Bartron’s field Aug. 2-3.
Factoryville staged its second annual Run for Your Life race last weekend. First male to cross the 5K finish line was Tom Richardson, and first female was Kathleen Kuhn. In the 15K, first male was Ed Osborne, and first female was Nan Scheuch.
Winners of the East Lemon Sportsmen’s Club Fishing Derby were 1st (Barbara Karp); 2nd (Adam Rorig); 3rd (D.J. Henry); 4th (Donna Kingston and Tommy Green tied).
Babe Ruth action saw Tunkhannock lose to Valley View, 3-0; and to Green Ridge, 16-13.
Tunkhannock Endless Mountains Archers Ed Kozlaski and Lossie Mackey took first at a tourney in Berwick.
In many small communities especially in Wyoming County, public parks and outdoor rec facilities for young people are badly needed.
60 Years Ago (1960)
Lining five home runs (Tony Litwin, Dave Brown, John Armitage, Theron Hitchcock and John Welles) behind the tidy confines of Art Keefer Park, the RTL All-Stars wrapped up the District 15 title last Wednesday with a 12-3 win over Potter-McKean. The RTL boys advanced to the second round of the state playoffs where they beat Big Valley, champions of District 13, 8-1. In that game, Litwin got another home run.
The Tri-County all-stars in the Teener League came from behind to beat Hyde Park, led by Bob Montross with two hits. Tri-County also beat Anthracite, 6-1, in the first of a 3-game series with the winner going to the state semifinals.
Tunkhannock’s town team finished the regular season in the Susque-Wyo League in second after a 5-1 loss to Nicholson. Ernie Wheelock took the win and Doug Gay scored the Tunks lone run. In an exhibition game, the Tunks beat Mehoopany, 8-4, with Doug Gay getting three hits.
In Bi-County League action Falls defeated Sugar Hill, 10-2. Sickler, Brown, Frank Monachino and Rocky DeLeo each accounted for two hits.
Fish warden Steve Shabbick notes the game fish, muskellunge, will be stocked in local waters this week. Fingerlings, 5-8 inches long, will go in the Susquehanna River in Bradford and Wyoming counties.
80 Years Ago (1940)
The Tunkhannock Indians were forced to forfeit the game to Osterhout Sunday because of illegal players.
Meshoppen won the baseball game it hosted Sunday afternoon with Noxen, 9-2.
The ball game which Beaumont hosted with Jenks was won by the visitors, 7-2.
Creekshore Park, on the Tunkhannock Creek, entertained nearly a thousand people from surrounding cities Sunday.
In diving from a ledge of rocks at Kintner Swimming Hole in Mehoopany Creek, John Pratt of Susquehanna Avenue, suffered a broken nose and sprained shoulder.
Earl Savino, 18, of Scranton, drowned while swimming at Lake Winola Monday evening.
The following men from Tunkhannock enjoyed a deep sea fishing trip off the coast of Brielle, N.J.: Felix Frioni, Tracey Mansfield, Richard Holton, Wallace Dunlap, James Brown, and Robert Kromelbein.
Ernest Dickinson of Lemon caught an 8 and a half pound big mouth bass while fly fishing at Mud Pond.
Pictures of the Comet sailboats of Stevens, Henry Dunn, and Robert Selingo at Lake Carey were in the Scrantonian July 28.
A coon hound field trial will be held at the farm of Frost J. Burgess in Tunkhannock Township, Sunday, Aug. 4. The public is invited.
100 Years Ago (1920)
One of the fastest and best ball games of the season was that played on the home grounds last Saturday. The home team succeeded in carrying off the honors, 1-0. The game was ended at the seventh inning to permit the Towanda men to catch the train for home. Clayton pitched for Tunkhannock and Sullivan for Towanda. Each pitcher allowed two hits. Tunkhannock made the only score of the game in the sixth inning. That shows that the teams were evenly matched and played splendidly. The third game in a series reported last week then had no final score. Tunkhannock won at Towanda, 8-5. The teams are so evenly matched that arrangements have been made to continue the series.
More than 15,000 permits have been issued by the department of fisheries for fishing with outlines this summer under the special licenses act of 1919. The same number of spear and gig permits have been issued. More than 5,000 permits for drip nets and 2,000 for ‘burr’ hook fishing have been issued. In all, more than 40,000 permits have been issued with the season not yet open for fish baskets and eel racks.
The Boy Scout band gave a pleasing concert on the courthouse lawn Monday evening.
AD: Atlantic City excursions Aug. 6 and 20, $8.40 round-trip coach fare on the Lehigh Railroad, the Route of the Black Diamond.