20 Years Ago (2000)
Lackawanna Trail won a battle of first-place teams Friday night as the Lions defeated visiting Old Forge, 14-12. Rich Jackson picked up 146 yards on 26 rushes.
Scranton High School spoiled Tunkhannock’s homecoming, 47-30. The Tigers have now lost 15 straight over two years. QB Bill Hampton passed for 195 yards and rushed for 56 more.
The Trail field hockey team also improved its Wyoming Valley Conference playoff chances after shutting out Elk Lake, 3-0, Wednesday. Kristy Kropa, Kacy Parry, and Vanessa Rhodes each had a goal.
Tunkhannock’s girls ran past Berwick last week to claim the WVC cross country championship regular season title. The boys also downed Berwick but finished second in the WVC title to Hazleton.
Trail harrier Kevin Kloss set a record of 16:11 on the school’s 2.9 mile course, as the Lions beat West Scranton, Riverside and Valley View. The Lady Lions lost to Valley View. Tim Nowakowski was the top junior high male.
TA boys soccer team is on a 6-game win streak after beating Nanticoke, 1-0, in overtime, and Hanover, 5-0.
TA stickgals downed Berwick, 3-0, and in the running for a final playoff berth.
Elk Lake split a pair of boys soccer games, beating Scranton 4-2 but losing to Mountain View, 2-0.
40 Years Ago (1980)
Rob Deremer scored all 15 points and intercepted two passes as Lackawanna Trail beat Crestwood, 15-8. Steve Colvin, Mitchell, Drack and Deremer were defensive standouts for the Lions.
Scranton Tech downed Tunkhannock, 29-14, at Scranton Memorial Stadium.
Tunkhannock Area High School tennis coach, Art Hinkley, congratulated his ace doubles team consisting of Paula Jedlica and Michelle Reichel. The girls qualified for the state championship PIAA Tournament by placing second in the District 2 Tourney this week at Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre.
Running on its home course Tuesday, the TAHS cross country team improved to 6-2 with a 20-43 victory over the Lakeland Chiefs.
Triton Hose Company in Tunkhannock sent James Welch Sr., Robert Stevens, Jr. and Bill Gaylord to the annual Golf Tournament at the Valley Forge Country Club.
Eaton Township supervisors say they can’t speculate much about the future of a parcel of land along the Susquehanna river at White’s Ferry which they expect to include boat access for fishermen, parking lots, maybe a tennis or badminton court, softball field and playground.
In the Good Times Mixed Bowling League, Mixed men’s high series belongs to John Whytashek at 570.
60 Years Ago (1960)
Tunkhannock High thwarted a late Forty Fort bid Friday night and scored a last-minute touchdown of its own for a 12-0 victory in a non-conference football thriller before 2,000 fans at Memorial Park. This was the Tigers first ever victory over a Forty Fort football team. In the next to last play of the game, fullback Butch Keller broke a 6-0 lead when he intercepted a flat pass and raced 58 yards for a touchdown.
Lackawanna Trail gave South Catholic a good battle for nearly three periods Saturday before being blasted from the undefeated ranks by the Dons in a 32-7 game at the new Trail field.
Eddie Shaw and Buzz Joyner were contributors to the University of Pennsylvania 36-7 win over Brown. Fred Frey played the entire game at halfback as Bloomsburg knocked Lock Haven from the ranks of the unbeaten, 13-7.
No fish; one gray squirrel; was the box score compiled by two Plymouth men fishing on the Susquehanna River at Vosburg that Sunday.
Fish Warden Steve Shabbick announces the stocking of fingerling rainbow trout today in Lake Winola, and tomorrow in Lake Carey and Oxbow Lake. The Fish Commission truck will arrive at Lake Winola at 2:30 and at Tunkhannock Post Office at 2:30 Friday. The public is invited to ‘Operation Rainbow.’
80 Years Ago (1940)
Thursday afternoon at 3:30 on the Tunkhannock athletic field the football teams from Tunkhannock and Factoryville high schools will meet in one of the national Knute Rockne games. These games are being played throughout the country in tribute to one of the finest coaches football has ever had.
There will be a short program before the game starts at which time each high school principal in Wyoming County will speak in tribute to Rockne.
Nat Stevens went with the Wyoming Seminary football team to Pennington, New Jersey, where the boys beat Pennington Prep School, 12-7.
Mr. and Mrs. Webster Keefe of Somers, New York, will visit Mrs. Keefe’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry M. Lewis, on Friday, en route to Ithaca to attend the Syracuse-Cornell football game.
John Walatka of Overfield Township was arrested by District Game Protector Albert Wargo, charged with permitting his dog to chase deer. Before Justice of the Peace Roy Englemier he was found guilty and fined $25 and costs.
Dean Harpe, who is a teacher and athletic coach in the schools at Englehard, North Carolina, spent the weekend at his home here.
Football-playing in the streets is hit by the Keystone Automobile Club in a statement warning parents of their responsibility for the safety of their children.
100 Years Ago(1920)
Don’t forget the football game on Triton Field Saturday. Plains High School will play Tunkhannock High.
A pickup football team lost a game to a strong team from Plymouth on the home grounds Saturday afternoon.
The season for hunting game birds and squirrels opens on Wednesday, Oct. 20. The rabbit season does not open until Sept. 1.
Mrs. H.A. Mack of Putnam Street is something of a sportsman, and enjoys fishing and hunting. She is the holder of Hunter’s License No. 1 in the county for the present season and her husband is No. 2.
Having read that candidate Cox had received a rabbit’s foot for luck from one of his supporters, Mrs. Mack decided that our Warren Gamaliel should have one, too, and proceeded to mail a foot taken from the first rabbit she shot last season. She will vote for Senator Harding.