20 Years Ago (2000)
Logomaster won the 2000 championship of the Cliff Kingston Memorial Softball League with a 4-0 record and Charlie Piekanski was tourney MVP after hitting four home runs.
Jeff Sands and Larry Abrams were co-medalists in Tunkhannock Area’s home opening golf win over Pittston, 170-181.
Robbie Hotchkiss fired a medalist 38 at Tall Pines but it wasn’t enough for Elk Lake to hold off Honesdale, 5-4.
The Tigers and Warriors took part in the 36th Annual Jackman Golf Tourney at the Scranton Municipal Golf Course. Hotchkiss fired a 78 to lead the Warrior field at 12th, and Sands had a 79 to top the Tiger field at 18th.
The Tiger football squad will be renewing a 63-game rivalry that ended in 1982 with Clarks Summit/Abington Heights this Friday at Memorial Park. Junior Bill Hampton is on cue to take over at quarterback from Ryan Crispell.
Lackawanna Trail returns senior Rich Jackson and junior Jim Colvin to headline a season opening game at Western Wayne. Senior Norm Wright and freshman Devin Myers are battling it out to see who replaces quarterback John Glenn, who graduated after leading the 11-2 Lions.
Glenn had a hot night in basketball on the week, leading the Pacesetters to a 102-78 win over Lehigh Valley. Glenn had 16 points and
40 Years Ago (1980)
For only the third time in 46 years, the football head coaching reins has changed at Tunkhannock as THS standout Stew Casterline debuts Saturday in Olyphant. Among those counted on to get the Tigers off on the right foot are seniors Tom Stevens, Kris Henning, Jay Montross, John Smalanskas, Jim Sick, Dave Bush, Andy Jubinski, Jim Cooper, Brant Schaedler, Matt Ostrowsky, John Brozusky, Bob Felker, Mike Germain, John Antosh, Ron Laniewski, Tim Stark, and Norm Tallada.
Trail Lions under Coach Rich Ronchi open the football season, also on Saturday, against Montrose. Rob DeRemer gets the call at quarterback and will be handing off to Wayne Mitchell and Brian Drak.
Jo Ann Machuga, a Mansfield State College grad, will be the Tigers field hockey coach this fall. Booie Shicktanz is senior halfback and Teresa Tyler senior manager.
Frances (Bubs) Marcy and Shirley Marcy, Tunkhannock, have qualified their American quarter horse, Three Star Cody, and four year-old stallion for the 1980 World Champion Quarter Horse Show to be held in Oklahoma City.
The Russell Hill Sportsmen’s Club will sponsor a Hunter Education course Sept. 12-13 at the Department of Agriculture building Route 92, south of Tunkhannock.
60 Years Ago (1960)
Dr. Walter Tewksbury of Tunkhannock stepped off a jet airliner in Rome, Italy, yesterday to observe the Summer Olympics festivities- for the first time in person since winning five medals at the Paris games of 1900.
Arthur Bud Faust, a summer resident of Meshoppen, finished second in the Giants Despair Hillclimb in Wilkes-Barre.
Noxen clinched at least a tie for the Bi-County Baseball League Sunday with an 8-7 win over Sugar Hill. With a 15-1 record, Noxen still has two games to make up. Beaumont, if it wins its last three games, is the only team that has a chance to tie Noxen.
Nicholson won its second game of the Schautz Memorial Tournament Monday, defeating Throop, 9-4,
Three baseball benefit ballgames will get underway Labor Day to raise funds for Kenny Monsey and medical and hospital treatment that kept him from competing in Little League this summer. The Gay’s team will compete against their dads; the Turrell team will compete against their dads; and there will be a public unveiling of the girls counterpart to the Little League, playing against a team of boys.
The fifth annual horse show of the Tunkhannock Kiwanis Club will be held this Sunday, at the grounds adjacent to the former thermaflow plant, along Route 92.
80 Years Ago (1940)
The Admiral Harold D. Stark trophy races will be held over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31- Sept.2, at Lake Carey.
Tommy Bitler and Eddie Wishneski of Carney drove to New York on Sunday and took in the big ball game.
On Saturday, Aug. 31, will be the annual Odd Fellows Field Day at Rush. A fox chase starts the program at 9 a.m., and a coon chase follows at 9:30. A ball game between Rush and Camptown will start at 2 p.m. The Fairdale Girls League Softball Team will play The Olde Fairdale Tigers Team. There will be a pie-eating contest, quoit match, hog-calling contest and other forms of entertainment. There will be clay pigeon shooting all day, a new trap having been secured for the benefit of marksmen.
The ballgame played between Beaumont and Dallas at Vernon Sunday resulted in a 6-0 victory for Beaumont, whose famous pitcher Ralph Taylor, pitched a no-hit, no-run game.
Forkston hosted Orange with a ball game on Sunday and won.
Ralph Robinson killed a rattlesnake near his home one day last week and Ed Burgess killed a large one Sunday on the Bowman Hollow Road.
Miss Marguerite Bedell has returned home from the Girl Scout Camp at Madison, Ind., where she worked as a counselor with Mrs. Ruth Lane Sinnard, formerly of Tunkhannock.
100 Years Ago (1920)
In a hotly contested game at the Grange Picnic at Lake Carey, Springville carried off the honors, beating Lemon, 8-4. The crowd present showed their appreciation by contributing $12 to help pay their expenses toward the game.
The railroaders here picked up a bunch of men Friday and beat the tannery men in a game of ball, 9-8.
Editor Jesse L. Tiffany of Nicholson spent Tuesday night here and took in the baseball game yesterday.
Game protectors George H. Waters of Montrose and Walter D. Young of Tunkhannock were here Tuesday and yesterday to enforce the dog law.
Frank O’Boyle. 16, of North Scranton, drowned Monday evening at Lake Winola when he attempted to change seats in a canoe with a companion.
Samuel Jayne of Wilkes-Barre spent last week around Union Hill. Sammy is a welcomed visitor and loves to fish.
Lester Dymond shot a crane, a wonderful bird, on Robert Collbaugh’s place at Lockville last week.
Miss Dorothy Dietrich will go to a camp near Albany on Saturday next to spend a couple of weeks before going back to Columbia University.
A tennis court at Eatonville is now open to
the people of the community. Thanks to those who have aided the girls in their enterprise.