20 Years Ago (2000) Sherwood’s clinched the regular season title of the Tunkhannock Women’s Softball League by defeating Laumeyer’s Landing, 11-1.
Second Wind nearly pulled the biggest upset of the year in the Cliff Kingston Memorial Softball League but Park Place came back to pull out a 4-2 win.
Three Tunkhannock Area girls soccer team members were honored by being named to the Wyoming Valley Conference Division II all-star squad, including MVP Jessica Kalmanowicz, Katie Gabriel, and Erin Wiernusz.
Recent TA grad Jeff Papi, who is bound for Mansfield University, tossed a 2-hit shutout for the Minooka Mets in the Tri-County League.
Tunkhannock Area track awards: Dave McGovern, boys MVP track; Bob Lesinski, boys MVP field; Damon Young, distance award; Veto Barziloski, most improved; Mike Dziak, unsung hero. For the ladies: Jessie Didier, MVP; Angela Franko, outstanding performer; Ella Daniels, outstanding freshman; Sarah Keller, outstanding performance; and Mary Summa, coaches award.
The 7th Annual Lake Carey 5K Race to benefit the Red Cross is Aug. 5.
Penn State linebacker coach Al Golden donated a Penn State autographed football to be auctioned in support of the new library.
40 Years Ago (1980) Tunkhannock majors Little League team continues to advance in the postseason tourney with a 14-2 win over Bridgewater-Montrose. Dave Williams struck out 15.
Susquehanna County West took the 15-year-old District 15 Little League title game from Tunkhannock, 5-0, at Bocar Filed. Winning team members included Shawn Barney, Mark Legg, Fred Storey, Jack Raynor, Wayne Bennett, Terry Legg, Jim Bray, Rich Ormsby, Jeff Fardner, Alan Champluvier, Art Stevens, Kevin Mahoney, Carlton Taylor, Steve Hinkley, and Tom Champluvier.
The Beaumont Braves, managed by Bill Patton and coached by Dale Wright and Harry Zacharias claimed the Bob Horlacher Little League title, but were beaten, 9-8, by the Dupont All Stars July 16.
Mike Metcalf was honored recently for driving horse Casey G. to the 3rd Annual Jim Tallman Memorial Race at Pocono Downs. Presenting the winner’s award was Lucretia Tallman.
Jim Borden of Tunkhannock is a world record holder in rifle competition most recently at Mainville.
In the Shadow Brook Ladies Summer Bowling League, high game for the week went to Gerry Fassett (201) followed by Jeannie Brady (177) and Sharon Kalinowski (173).
The White Oak Open Horse Show is Aug. 2 at the Dalton fair grounds.
60 Years Ago (1960) Nicholson beat Tunkhannock 7-4, in the Susque-Wyo League pennant race despite Jim Hudock’s 10 strikeouts.
Roosevelt Trail All-Stars won the Area 3 Little League championship Tuesday by downing Bob Horlacher, 12-1. Tony Litwin of Meshoppen and Jesse Kisner of Camptown each had a pair of runs for the winners. Earlier, Litwin had a 2-run homer in a 5-3 win over Susquehanna.
The Horlacher all-stars also beat Falls-Overfield, with Crispell the winning pitcher. Singer’s home run was the big blow for Falls-Overfield.
Lake Wilderness, in North Eaton, will officially open this Sunday. The public is invited to attend and admission is free. Experts will be on hand to teach children the proper methods of fishing and several professionals will demonstrate their skills with the fly, artificial hair and spinning rods.
Cpl. Warren ‘Barney’ Singer, of Lymanville, was named administrative secretary of the Pennsylvania Fish Commission at a reported starting salary of $7,407.
Harry Galloway and Elwood Patton Jr. have been making some big catches of halibut while in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Among those attending father-son Camp Fun Day at Camp Acahela from Pack 681 were George and Tommy Kukuchka, and Clarence and Judd Fitze.
80 Years Ago (1940) In one of the most thrilling games of the 1940 season, Manager George Gay’s Tunkhannock town team came from behind to beat Fairdale, 11-8, in the 13th inning. Successive hits by Wall, Deubler, Brown, and Besteder in the 13th, accounted for the winning markers. Other League games: Meshoppen 12, Harford 2; and South Montrose 4, Noxen 1.
Cornelius Manning of Clarks Summit died at his home Monday. He raced horses many years on the Wyoming County fair grounds and also raced on grand circuit tracks.
Admiral Harold Stark was at Lake Carey Saturday. He prefers water to land sport, even on vacation, and finds his greatest sport at the helm of a sailboat.
Lake Carey yacht races held Sunday, July 21, resulted as follows: Selingo, first; Stevens, second; and Coon, third.
The Game Commission has announced its calendar of hunting and trapping dates in Pennsylvania. Deer season is Dec. 2-14, with hunting permitted in all counties for both does and bucks, except those with only a visible spike antler or antlers without points. A 3-month open season on woodchucks or groundhogs has been underway since July 1. Major gunning periods will start Nov. 1 with small game season.
Burt Lewis killed a real large rattlesnake on his side hill at Lovelton Sunday. This is the first to be seen on the place in 50 years.
100 Years Ago (1920) The Tunkhannock ball team went to Towanda yesterday to play the team there. Each club had won a game with an even score before, and the game yesterday was looked forward to with considerable interest. We went to press too early to give the result.
On Saturday, July 24, there will be an exciting game of ball on the fairgrounds between Tunkhannock and Towanda. The following week the strong Coxton shop team will come and try titles with the boys here. The home team is putting up some pretty good games and should be well patronized.
More than 100 non-resident fishing licenses have already been applied for in Susquehanna County this year.
Rattlesnakes seem to be more numerous in Forkston than usual, a number having been killed.
Complaint is made of boys who play crap games on the street corners on Sunday. The borough officer is liable to take a hand in the matter, if it is continued.
Retiring Penn State President E.E. Sparks wrote, ‘The Tunkhannock Boy Scouts who camped here last week are a fine and courteous group of boys, and are to be highly commended on their activities, especially their fine band.’ Three troops from Phillipsburg were also in camp, and baseball teams from each split even in a two-game series.