20 Years Ago (2000)
Tunkhannock Area freshman Matt Blaisure took a sixth place medal at states in Shippensburg with a high jump of 6-3, a bit under his personal best of 6-7.
The Tigers took second in the PIAA District 2 boys volleyball tournament at Kings College, and advance to the state tourney at Shippensburg.
Elk Lake softball team beat Bishop O'Hara, 4-3, and is the top seed in the upcoming PIAA District 2 Class A tourney.
The TA girls soccer team lost a heartbreaking 2-1 contest to Coughlin, and are eliminated from the District 2 playoffs.
The Lady Tiger softball team lost to Lake-Lehman, 2-0, in a first round District 2 playoff match. They finished the season with a best ever 14-2 mark.
The Lady Lion softball team was eliminated from the District 2 Class A playoffs by a 9-0 shutout to Seton Catholic.
Elk Lake also lost a first round baseball game to Blue Ridge, 4-1, with the Warriors only bright spot a solo homer by Seth Button in the fourth inning.
TAHS senior Sandra Grigas is the 2000 recipient of the Ron Hobbs Memorial Scholarship given to the male or female basketball player who best exemplifies qualities of sportsmanship, leadership and scholarship by the late co-captain of the Tigers' 1964 team.
Logomaster is atop the Cliff Kingston Memorial Softball League at 5-0.
40 Years Ago (1980)
Elk Lake defeated Mountain View, 9-4, to clinch the championship of the Suburban Baseball League, Ken Johnson was the winning pitcher, and also produced some wins with a triple and a single. Clint Tyler added a double.
However, without Johnson on the mound, the Warriors dropped an 8-5 game to Blue Ridge. Coach Dick Nasser had given his ace pitcher a rest, as he had pitched every inning of every game for the previously 9-0 team. He said Johnson would be ready Monday against the unbeaten Wayne League champs, Forest City, for the District 12 title.
Lackawanna Trail ended its season with a 4-3, 10-inning verdict over Blue Ridge. Winning pitcher was Dale Gerfin. Steve Jeffrey and Ken Pugh had two hits each. With the its two League losses to Elk Lake, Coach Bruce Coyer's sluggers ended the season in second place
Blue Ridge will be the new team on the Lackawanna Trail Lions' football schedule this year.
In Babe Ruth Senior League action, Tunkhannock split on the week, losing to Green Ridge, 6-5. But it was a different story against Mountain View when the Tigers belted a 27-1 win. Bill Fassett, Rick Gay, and Bill Sesson each hit homeruns, and T.J. St. Clair was responsible for three hits. Gay was winning pitcher. The lone score for Mt. View was a homer by Kilmer.
60 Years Ago (1960)
THS swamped Newton-Ransom, 18-0, to finish its first three years of Suburban League baseball with a 26-0 record. In PIAA District 12 Playoffs, the Tigers blanked Elk Lake, 6-0, and meet Preston, the Wayne County champ, on June 3 at Nicholson.
At the PIAA Class B state track meet, Jim Evans of Trail took second in the 220; and Duane Bishop took third in the broad jump.
Judge Robert Trembath rededicated the Little League ball fields off Sunnyside Road as Art Keefer Memorial Park after the late businessman.
The two local majors squads were announced: Turrell Motors (Dale Wagner, Frank Durling, Phillip Howell, William Gaylord, Francis Howell, Dale May, Steve Bonner, Paul Zaleppa, Robert Hains, Kenny Monsey, David Brown, David Kintner, Chippy Smales, Charles Corby, Alvin Vogrin); Gay-Murray (Billy Stang, Martin Swartwood, Earl Vivian, Leslie Hobbs, Bobby Hoffman, Richard Keefe, James Solanick, Dennis Boice, David Brandon, David Puza, Stewart Casterline, Gary Eveland, Howard Montross).
Jerry Grimaud and Jim Sulzinski were honored with those from other schools in Scranton Times ‘Athlete of the week' banquet at Charl-Mont Restaurant in Scranton. Speaker was Joe Shaute, pro baseball veteran.
80 Years Ago (1940)
At the recent Boy Scout Court of Honor, Henry Lee gained the coveted rank of Eagle Scout, Troop 681's first. Harold Deubler and Charles Davidson also were at Camp Acahela last weekend getting instruction in overnight hiking.
Al Wargo, game warden in Wyoming County, spoke at the local Rotary Club meeting at Hotel Graham. He showed pictures of soil and tree conservation, and impacts on good and poor hunting.
Lake Carey: Many report having made some large catches of bullheads, some weighing from three to five pounds at the lake recently.
At its class picnic, Tunkhannock sixth graders received prizes for winning track events: Boys broad jump, Ellson Davidson; 100-yard dash, Lewis Maxwell; softball throw, Howard Phillips; Girls broad jump and 50-yard dash, Gerry Cook; softball throw, Winifred Ayre.
The boys of Mr. Plessinger's class went for a fishing trip Sunday afternoon. Jesse Merson was chief cook. They took a frying pan to fry the fish.
Camp Onawandah, at South Eaton, sponsored by the Wyoming Valley Girl Scout Council, will be open for another 8-week session, June 23. The camp is divided into units for girls to work and play with other girls their own age and with similar interests. Older girls will also have opportunities for a Susquehanna River canoe trip and primitive camping.
100 Years Ago (1920)
A meeting of citizens interested in baseball was held at Triton Hose House Monday and a baseball association formed by the election of Percy S. Stark, chairman, and the following committees: Financial, H.S. Harding, Wm. Shimanski, J.R. Titman; Grounds: Prof. John E. Morgan, E.N. Stone, Will Peuterbaugh; Exec. Comm.: Stark, Eustis, Clayton.
The first thing will be the gathering together of the players. There is plenty of good material and it is hoped to be able to pull off a game on Memorial Day. Tunkhannock has had some pretty good ball teams in years past, and there is no reason to doubt this year it will sustain its reputation.
We regret that we did not receive any official report of the Saturday Wyoming County track meet at the fairgrounds.
Bowmans Creek was lined Saturday with fishermen from Stull to Jenks, mostly out-of-county people. Not many fish were caught.
Mr. Callahan and Dr. Longstreet of Scranton have been spending their vacation fishing at East Lemon.
People from Dimock attended the ball game at Harford last Saturday.
Peter Dumuski, an unnaturalized foreigner living in Overfield Township, was arrested by Deputy State Game Protector Warren Blossom and brought before Justice Vose charged with keeping an unlicensed dog.