20 Years Ago (2000)

Tunkhannock Area’s golf squad is 9-1 and advancing closer to a WVC playoff berth.

In a cross country opener, the Tigers, led by Damon Young, took a 15-49 win over Wyoming Valley West and the Lady Tigers, led by Abby Valvano, prevailed, 20-37.

Wallenpaupack piled up yardage Friday to cruise past Tunkhannock, 57-32. Jamie Gregory led the Tiger offense with 126 yards on 15 carries.

Riverside handed Lackawanna Trail its first loss, 32-7, on Friday and took over first place in the division. Trail’s Rich Jackson was held to 65 yards rushing on 17 carries.

Trail won three field hockey games last week to improve to 5-0-1 on the season. In a 14-0 rout of Bishop O’Reilly, Kacy Parry had five goals.

The Lady Tiger stickgals improved to 2-0, shutting out Hazleton, 8-0. Erika Swierczynski had four goals

Elk Lake’s stickgals lost a 1-0 verdict to Honesdale Friday, but picked up league wins over Northwest, 2-1, and Bishop O’Reilly. Against the Lady Rangers, Aimee Rezykowski had the winning goal.

TA boys soccer beat Pittston Area, 4-0, behind Jeff McCarthy’s hat trick. The team also took a 3-1 home win over Crestwood with Doug Wilson scoring twice.

The Warriors soccer squad knocked off unbeaten DelVal, 2-1.

40 Years Ago (1980)

Wallenpaupack stunned Lackawanna Trail, putting the Lions on the short end of a 22-0 score with three interceptions and two fumbles. Wayne Mitchell and Steve Colvin are co-captains of the varsity football team.

Tunkhannock Area had four fumbles in a 19-0 home opener shutout to Riverside.

The TA field hockey team dropped a 3-2 home opener to Mountain View, followed by a 2-1 loss to Crestwood, but had a big win over Abington Heights on the strength of a second half goal credited to Carol Mucklow, with Felicia McCymont and Bucky Dymond helping push the ball into the net.

Wyoming County, like Lackawanna County, will launch a public lottery this year to distribute antlerless deer (doe) permits.

The TA girls’ cross country team, paced by Janine Franko, scored a 20-37 win over Dunmore Tuesday in the conference opener for each team. Paced by Brian Ball, the Tigers knocked off the Bucks, 20-35.

The Tiger golf team of Coach Don Cragle brought its conference record up to .500 with a win over Mid Valley.

The Lady Tiger tennis team dropped a 5-2 match to Abington Heights, but then beat Delaware Valley, 4-3.

A softball game at Lake Winola Sept. 7 saw the Over the Hill Gang contain Davis Tavern. Former N.Y. York Yankee Joe Glenn served as umpire.

60 Years Ago (1960)

Tunkhannock High took an 18-0 opening night football victory over Westmoreland before an estimated 1,600 fans at Memorial Park. Butch Keller and Rick Stevens accounted for nearly all of Tunkhannock’s yardage on the ground.

Lackawanna Trail’s backfield ran Carbondale into the ground last Friday when Coach Ed Romanowski’s Lions started off their season with a 26-0 win. Four Trail backs shared in the scoring: Steve Finn, Jim Kromer, Joe Simoncelli and Dave Nichols.

According to an announcement made by Fish Warden Steve Shabbick, 200 small mouth bass were stocked last Wednesday in Lake Winola. They are adult bass, weighing up to five pounds, which were transported from Lake Erie.

The Falls-Overfield Fair is over but due to the inclement weather, the final heat for the Go-Kart Races was not held. On Sept. 24, there will be a 20-lap race on the school track. Winners the first two nights included Barry Avery, Wayne Billings, Peggy Leuthe, Joseph Davitt, and Shirley Avery.

Proof that whoppers can be landed in Lake Winola waters comes from Leon Ace with a lake trout weighing 5 and a quarter pounds and 27 and a quarter inches long. Fishing with Ace was Robert Hendrickson Jr., a youngster who ‘netted’ the fish.

80 Years Ago (1940)

Tunkhannock football season opens this week with a night game at Forty Fort.

A squad of 23 boys is working out daily on the Factoryville football field of Coach Roger White. Opening game is Sept. 28 at home against Taylor.

The Beaumont Sunday baseball team defeated Vernon in the last game of the series at Beaumont ball park, 11-5. Ralph (Mac) Taylor, Beaumont’s star pitcher allowed only eight hits while Beaumont collected 16 hits from the combined pitching of Martin and Skronski. The Beaumont boys have shown some real ball.

Veto Barziloski, student at the University of Idaho, will go by plane to Boston, where the Idaho Vandals will compete in the Boston-Idaho game on Oct. 19.

It is reported that Charley Gay expects to soon build a fine large stable for riding horses on his property at the lake.

If you like thrills, hang on to your hat at the Bloomsburg Fair which will have Lucky Teter and his Hell Drivers as well as AAA sanctioned auto races.

Ross Harvey with Francis Crawford of Scranton attended the automobile races at Ackerly Fair Grounds on Sunday.

‘Bicycle fever’ is prevalent with the older youngsters most seriously affected.

For the first time in 20 years, Harveys Lake has passed a summer without a drowning.

100 Years Ago (1920)

W.E. Shoemaker, the Laceyville fish warden, has received notice from the Department of Fisheries that on account of efficient service, he would receive a 25 percent raise in his salary.

Illegal fishing has proved costly to several violators. W.E. and S.G. Shoemaker, state fish wardens, are actively engaged along the Susquehanna and at the lakes back among the hills. Irwin Arthur of Newark, N.J., and Charles Ern of Elizabeth, N.J., have paid $25 and costs for fishing without a non-resident license. James Sullivan of Duryea ped guilty to operating two outlines and paid $20 and costs. George Matusevige and Anthony Savadge paid $20 and costs, the former for operating an outline with an unsigned permit, and the latter for handling to outlines.

Game protector Walter D. Young was over to Forest City last week and in company with Game Protector George Watrous of Montrose made several arrests of parties who were violating the dog license law as well as the fish laws.

Mehoopany: The first lap of the automobile race was won by Mrs. G.M. Sheldon’s class and they were entertained by a committee composed of Rev. Lewis Borneman, Mrs. Elizabeth Hirsch, Mrs. Charles Love, and Miss Gladys Decker.

The Boy Scout band gave a fine concert on the public square Saturday.

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