20 Years Ago (2000)
Senior Rich Jackson piled up 220 yards as Lackawanna Trail’s football team roared past visiting Northwest last Friday, 62-14.
Coughlin used a solid ground attack and took advantage of several big plays to beat Tunkhannock, 42-26, at Meyers Stadium. Tiger quarterback Bill Hampton had 153 yards passing, completing 10 of 21 passes.
The Lady Lion field hockey squad prevailed on its home turf, 2-1, over the Lady Tigers Wednesday, but got stopped by Crestwood. The Tunks followed up with a big 11-0 win over first-year opponent Pittston Area. Elk Lake stickgals put forth a gallant effort of Friday before losing to Dallas in overtime, 4-2.
TA cross country squad swept Pittston with the girls winning 21-34, and the boys winning, 26-33.
Lady Tiger volleyball split on the week, losing to Nanticoke but beating GAR. Trail knocked off foes Western Wayne and Susquehanna, while Elk Lake lost to Susquehanna and Delaware Valley.
In tennis, Emily Evans was the lone Tiger to pick up a singles victory against Coughlin, 4-3. TA doubles winners were Bonnie Jadick and Sara Gannon, and Hillary Dowling and Evans.
In boys soccer, Elk Lake picked up wins over Scranton, 2-0, with Jay Shingler and Ben Lyne scoring goals; and Mountain View, 3-2.
40 Years Ago (1980)
Lackawanna Trail grabbed a 13-6 come-from-behind win over Carbondale. Lion Bob Deremer had touchdowns in the third and fourth innings.
The Tunkhannock football squad was totally demoralized at Dunmore Stadium Friday as the Bucks routed the Tigers, 42-14.
This week the Tigers are up against Valley View, a team they have never defeated in football.
Playing under the lights before a Parents Senior Night crowd, the TA field hockey team scored a thrilling 1-0 win over Montrose with Bucky Dymond putting the ball in the net with 10 seconds remaining in overtime.
TA cross country team suffered its first conference defeat against Abington Heights, 19-41. Brian Ball led the Tigers in 16:12.
Frank Krea of Kingsley, a second-year Mountain View grad, is playing a key role for the Keystone Junior College Little Giants soccer squad. Dennis Mishko is KJC coach.
In the Women’s Wyoming County Bowling League, high individual triple was Marion Hoffman with 493; and high individual single was Mary New at 175.
Finishing 1-2-3 in the Forkston summer league tourney were Durland’s Market, Kintner Milling and Tug’s Tavern.
Antlerless deer license applications will be accepted from resident hunters starting on Oct. 6.
60 Years Ago (1960)
Tiger football player Allen ‘Butch’ Keller was recognized by the Globe Store and WEJL as the Athlete of the Week for his instrumental role in the Tigers 12-10 win over Scranton Central.
This week, however, rugged defensive line play enabled Taylor to give the Tigers an upset 6-0 beating of their own. Next Friday, Tunkhannock will be at home against Archbald.
Olyphant became the third victim of Lackawanna Trail’s undefeated football team last Thursday night when Dave Nichols scored three touchdowns to pace the Lions to a 19-0 victory over the Greyhounds at Blakely Memorial Stadium. Trail will be idle this week.
St. Michael’s also beat Wyoming Seminary, 13-6.
Falls won its Bi-County League semifinal series from Mehoopany in two straight games, Emmett Coolbaugh pitching his second five-hitter Sunday for a 3-0 win at Falls. For Mehoopany, Norm Harding struck out 12.
Player shortages eliminated two Susque-Wyo League teams – Nicholson and Tunkhannock — from the Schautz Memorial Tourney in Dunmore last week.
At its Sept. 26 meeting, the Tunkhannock Sportsmen’s Club voted to help landowners with hunter trespass problems.
Shadowbrook Country Club now open. See and hear the World Series in Color Television installed by Fred Unguteit.
80 Years Ago (1940)
The Tunkhannock Tigers suffered their second defeat of the season at the hands of the Canton High School team. The local lads took a 12-0 lead during the first part of the second quarter. But Canton worked its way back and moved ahead to 14-12 in the fourth quarter. The home team made a gallant try to score late in the last quarter but couldn’t make it. One of the largest first game crowds was on hand and enjoyed the Canton band and the Tunkhannock band. There was plenty of spirit on both sides.
The high school warriors play at home again this Friday against the Scranton Tech JV team. The kickoff is scheduled for 3. Come out and enjoy the game.
Scranton Keystone Junior College’s Little Giants will meet the Syracuse University freshman ‘B’ football squad at Factoryville on Oct. 12.
The ball game played at Vernon with Swoyersville, was won by the visitors, 2-1. Mac Taylor of Beaumont pitched for Vernon.
Members of the Tunkhannock Riding Club were entertained for breakfast Sunday at the home of Dr. and Mrs. E.T. Evans on Putnam Street. Following the breakfast, they rode to Miller Mountain and South Eaton.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Boston moved back to Nicholson Monday after spending several weeks at the Neoscoletta Yacht Club at Lake Carey.
100 Years Ago (1920)
The football season is opening.
F.M Hadsall of Sugar Hollow was fishing Tuesday.
Forester J.N. Nulton, who is in charge of the Wyoming State Forest, with headquarters at Dushore, Sullivan County, is visiting the local high schools throughout his district which includes parts of Wyoming County. He is giving short talks on forest fire prevention, and is distributing circulars that explain the damage that forest fires do. He believes that the attitudes of boys and girls will determine the future of forestry.
Weather permitting, the Boy Scout band will give a brief concert Saturday evening on the main street, Tunkhannock. – James Lawson, Scoutmaster.
The Tenderfoot degree was conferred on several candidates at Troop No. 1, Mehoopany, last Monday.
The Camp Fire Girls will meet on Thursday afternoon at the M.E. Church; all girls who expect to be on the movement be on hand. Girls 10 years old and over are eligible.
All records for rigid enforcement of the Dog Law of 1917 will be shattered this year, according to reports reaching the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Up-to-date, there have been 1,538 prosecutions successfully terminated against persons violating the dog law, and by the end of the year this number will be increased considerably.