20 Years Ago (2000)
Tunkhannock Area seniors Ryan Crispell, Mike Dziak, Todd Boice and Dave Macarski all expect to see some action in Thursday’s UNICO all-star football game.
TA seniors Rebecca Gaines and Kevin McCann were recently named Academic All-Americans in swimming.
TA standout Ty Zurn has been named the Most Valuable Volleyball Player in the Wyoming Valley Conference. He and Dustin Shedlarski were significant in the West teams 3-1 win over the East in the annual All-Star Game.
Rattlesnakes were the main attraction at last weekends annual Rattlesnake Roundup that coincided with the Noxen Fire Company Carnival.
The Tunkhannock Kiwanis Club is sponsoring a semi-pro football game in Tunkhannock featuring the Scranton Eagles and the Milford Scorpions on July 8.
Bob Shupp, a Lackawanna Trail product, will be joining the Lackawanna Junior College football team later this summer. The 1999 Lion captain will likely be an outside linebacker.
Former Montrose High School outfielder Rich Thompson, a junior at James Madison University in Virginia, was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the recent major league draft.
Jeff Papi was the 20th recipient of the Norman Ball Jr. TA baseball scholarship.
40 Years Ago (1980)
Four Lady Warriors from Elk Lake made the Suburban League All-Star team: Eileen Warner, Margaret Lunger, Mary Ellen Price and Debbie Teetsel.
Tunkhannocks entrant in the Babe Ruth Senior League took two wins during the week: 13-4 over Sloan; and 2-0 over Old Forge. Rick Gay pitched the earlier win, and Tim Stark the latter against Old Forge. Harry Antosh saved the latter game with a spectacular catch near the center field in the seventh inning.
The Whistle Stop softball team of Factoryville came from behind to beat John Ks Pub of Clarks Summit, 11-6, to win the Hotel Niver Slo-Pitch Softball Tourney June 15.
Fun-loving area sports fans are in for a treat when the Hotel Niver softball team takes on a donkey baseball team out of Sayre as a benefit for the Nicholson Little League on June 20.
Stanley Brussock of Kingston caught the largest bass in Lake Carey on Saturday during the opening of bass season. Brussocks catch measured 25 inches long and weighed in at eight and one-quarter pounds, a new record for the lake.
The Noxen-Monroe Sportsmens Club will hold its 8th Annual Rattlesnake Roundup June 21-22 on the sportsmens club grounds. Proceed support the club co-op trout nursery.
60 Years Ago (1960)
Making his first start since the end of the school year at the University of North Carolina, Jim Hudock pitched 2-hit ball Sunday and struck out 14 as Tunkhannock defeated Dimock, 13-1 in Susque-Wyo action.
A run-scoring double by Wayne Brown climaxed a 5-run uprising in the eighth inning Sunday as Falls beat Beaumont, 6-5 in Bi-County League action.
Elsewhere in Bi-County action, Jenks took an easy, 11-2, victory over South Auburn on Sunday at Meshoppen. Walt Weiss, while hit hard in the opening innings, retired the last 13 South Auburn batters in rotation to pick up the win. Noxen edged Mehoopany, 5-3, while Forkston romped over Harding, 23-0, and Sugar Hill routed Riverside, 18-3.
Norman Wilkinson of Tunkhannock has accepted a scholarship to the University of Delaware where he will be a candidate for the Fightin Blue Hen football squad.
The Walker Granite Bowling Team, a member of the Nite Owl League at Shadow Brook has taken the prize money from a Cedar Lane, Scranton, tourney. The team consists of Ken Strickland, Lou Johnson, Dick Roberts, Art Walker, and Wimp Kinney.
Top rated harness race men are being lined up to assist with the planning and operation of the proposed $6 million Pocono Raceway, 6 miles east of Wilkes-Barre, which could employ almost 500.
80 Years Ago (1940)
The first official race of the 1940 season was Sunday at Lake Carey where William Quin came in first; Richard Ridgway, second; and Alvah Fassett, third.
The Osterhout Owls won a baseball game over Factoryville Sunday, 24-4.
The ball game Beaumont played at Dallas was won by the latter, 11-0.
For a good time in Osterhout come to the softball games every evening, ladies vs. men.
Staff of Camp Great Neck, St. Stephens Church camp for boys at Vosburg has been announced. Rev. Alexander Rodger will be director. Among the counselors are Robert and Allen Siegfried, George Fry, William Price, Harry Mitchell and Robert Wilner.
George Frempter of Mehoopany has accepted a position as counselor at Camp Norway, N.H., for the summer.
Miss Jennie Jackson of Beaumont is waterfront director at the Wilkes-Barre YMCA camp.
Miss Marion Ace and Miss Berneta Valentine entertained at a moonlight horseback ride and party Tuesday evening at the Holmes Cabin up Sugar Hollow way.
On Tuesday, May 28, the local Boy Scout troop had a cookout on the side of Avery Mountain. On June 7, the scouts went for another overnight hike. They will play ball at the high school this Friday. Several boys are planning to attend Camp Acahela.
100 Years Ago (1920)
The only record broken at the recent Wyoming County Athletic Association track meet was that of Frederick Madden of Tunkhannock, who received a Scout Knife by Shook Hardware for his feat in the high jump, leaping the horizontal bar five feet above the ground.
The ball game between the Tritons and Towanda on the home grounds last Saturday was closely contested and enjoyable, won by home team, 2-1.
Will McKenna had a painful accident Saturday while playing ball. He had the misfortune to wrench his knee so badly that he will be unable to use it for sometime.
The local ball team at Eatonville will cross bats with the Thurston team with the grounds here in the village Saturday afternoon.
State Game Protector Walter D. Young attended a meeting of the Pennsylvania Sporting Association at Harrisburg, its 30th such meeting.
Hundreds of thousands of young pike, perch, and yellow perch have been placed in the streams throughout this state this spring by the state department of fisheries, and it is expected the planting which is about finished will be the greatest on record. Commissioner of Fisheries N.R. Buller, who has supervised the distribution, says the department has the cooperation of numerous fishermen and sportsmens organizations.