20 Years Ago (2000)
Lackawanna Trail’s Jim Colvin and Rich Jackson led a punishing ground attack against Bishop O’Reilly on Friday night as the Lions dominated the Queensmen, 28-7. Trail is 5-1, and Jackson had 160 yards on the evening with Colvin packing in 106.
Honesdale scored 14 points in 90 seconds and sealed Tunkhannock Area’s fate Friday night, 30-13.
The TA girls cross country team moved a step closer to a championship as they downed Crestwood, 15-50 in Tigertown. Abbey Valvano finished in 20:49 and remained undefeated in the WVC. The boys downed the Comets, 18-45, led by Damon Young.
Trail used its depth to score a double win in boys cross country, over Mid Valley, 20-35, and over Dunmore, 24-31.
The Lady Tiger volleyball squad knocked of Wyoming Area and Lake-Lehman.
The Tiger boys soccer squad is on a 4-game streak with latest wins over Berwick, 5-1, led by Doug Wilson, and GAR, 8-0, led by Jeff McCarthy’s hat trick.
Lake-Lehman upended Lackawanna Trail in field hockey, 2-1, while Elk Lake and Nanticoke battled to a 1-1 tie. The Lady Tigers succumbed to Wyoming Valley West, 4-0, and Crestwood, 2-0.
Elk Lake tennis split on the week, downing Riverside, 5-2, but losing to Dunmore, 4-3.
40 Years Ago (1980)
Sharon White and Kelly Harvey will compete in the PIAA state golf championships this weekend in Carlisle and Harrisburg.
Valley View overpowered Tunkhannock in football Friday night, 42-6. The Tigers were held to 83 yards total offense as John Hertz was intercepted four times.
Lackawanna Trail and Western Wayne fought a scoreless football game for two and a half quarters Saturday before the Wildcats went on a serious prowl and won 18-0
Elk Lake soccer is at 4-0, with Clint Tyler, Rick Hunsinger, and Atwood Lunger leading the way.
The TA girls tennis team dropped a 6-1 contest to Abington Heights Wednesday at Keystone, and followed that up with a 5-2 win over Western Wayne. Singles leadership on Coach Art Hinklie’s Tigers came from Paula Jedlica and Michelle Reichel.
The Tiger cross country team knocked off Scranton Tech at Nay Aug Park, taking the first seven places (Brian Ball, 16:31; Joe Cresco, 16:40; Lowell Parkison, 16:56; Dave Dymond, 17:17; Neil Williams, 17:20, Rich Wynd, 17:38, and Ken Jordan, 17:47). They also beat Valley View, 18-45.
Under the direction of Coach Janet Finn and assistant Cheryl MacDade, the Lackawanna Trial field hockey squad is tied at 9-1 with Wallenpaupack to lead the Suburban League.
60 Years Ago (1960)
THS rolled up a 26-0 lead in its football game against Archbald at Memorial Park last Friday, then eased off and settled for a 33-19 victory. Rick Stevens rolled up 150 yards in carrying the ball 12 times. Tom Ford completed three of five passes for 69 yards. This Friday, the Tigers are home to Forty Fort, St. Michaels will be at Towanda, and on Saturday, South Catholic will be at Lackawanna Trail.
Two of the bright spots in the University of Pennsylvania 21-0 loss to Princeton were turned in by THS grads Ed Shaw and Buzz Joyner. The press corps called Shaw the outstanding buck of the game while Joyner had a busy afternoon backing up a leaky Penn line.
Local football fans saw Mike ‘Ozzie’ Hudock in action last Sunday with the New York Titans when they met the Dallas Texans in the American League TV Game of the Week.
Young sportsmen up to 16 are invited to participate in fishing, trap shooting and archery during Young Sportsmen’s Day at Lake Wilderness, Eaton Twp., Cecil Brown said.
East Lemon sportsmen have released the wild turkeys they have raised for this season.
Freddie Clemens, the Shadow Brook Lane manager, has returned from his summer in Canada in his first bowling game with Horlacher & Sherwood last Monday blasted a 264 game to lead the team to a night high 980-2773.
80 Years Ago (1940)
Playing one of the nicest games ever seen on the local gridiron, the high school Tigers tore into the Warriors from Scranton Tech and defeated them, 26-0 last Friday afternoon. The blocking, tackling and running was much improved over that displayed in previous games. If the boys continue that style of play, more victories can be looked for during the current season.
Coach Bunnell’s boys will go out after their second victory this Friday on the local high school field at 3, when the team from Athens High School makes its appearance. Many town people are coming out to these games, and enjoying the game and the music furnished by the band, under the direction of Carl Mingos.
Nat Stevens played with the Seminary football team on Saturday.
The Tunkhannock A.C. football team won its first game of the season on the fairgrounds last Sunday afternoon from the Irish eleven of Scranton, 27-0. Next Sunday afternoon Tunkhannock will play the Scranton A.C. on the Tunkhannock fair grounds. The team is off to a good start and will appreciate your support.
Factoryville High School football team will play at home on Friday, meeting the Lehman Township High at 3:30.
6-man football will supplant baseball at Montrose High School pending the opening of the winter basketball season.
100 Years Ago (1920)
The first football game of the season took place on Triton Field last Saturday between Montrose and Tunkhannock high schools.
Although Montrose won, 25-12, our boys made some fine plays, which proved that we have some promising material. The first touchdown was made by Judson Ellis after a run of over half the field. The second was made by the captain, Stuart Herrick, and many other players gave good resistance.
The players on both sides were as follows: Montrose: Titman, Estus, Ayers, Rogers, Lesley, Bennett MacAloon, P. Pross, M. Pross, Conrad, Allen.
Tunkhannock: Herrick, Ellis, Garey, Ace, Russell, Harding, Moyer, Hadsall, Avery, Kester, Kelley.
Next Saturday the boys will play with Nicholson High School at Nicholson.
Mehoopany High School played Meshoppen High School Wednesday at Meshoppen.
B.E. Wakeman, Paul Billings, Guy Titman of this place; and Tom McNamara, Meshoppen, went down to New York on Tuesday to witness the opening of the world series of ballgames.
The high school athletic associations elected officers. For the girls: Eleanor Harding, pres.; Marguerite Lane, v.p.; Agnes Morgan secy.; Jessie Fassett, treas. For the boys: Pres. Russell Ace; v.p. John Morgan; secy. John Russell; and treas. Robert Farr.