20 Years Ago (2000)
Former Tiger all-star Tom Shaver was selected as the Most Outstanding Volleyball player at East Stroudsburg University.
Jason Yablonski, a former Tunkhannock Area standout now a Beaver College freshman, earned a spot on the first-team Pennsylvania Athletic Conference baseball squad as a second baseman.
Lackawanna Junior College has landed one of the premier softball pitchers with the naming of Stacy Newell, an Elk Lake standout. In 411 innings, she struck out 413 batters, and was 56-6 across four seasons.
Little League all-star season is underway with Tunkhannock’s 9-10 boys smoking with a 4-0 record so far.
Logomaster remains atop the Cliff Kingston League with an 11-0 record in the American League. At 8-1, Park Place is leading the National League.
The Tunkhannock Legion baseball team finished its fast and furious season with a pair of losses last week to end the season at 7-15.
Freshman Matt Blaisure received the Walter Tewksbury Track Athlete medal. He took gold in the District 2 high jump at 6-7, and finished sixth at states. Steve Sluck received the Holdredge-Sechrist Award and Jonathan Evans received the Jack Daniels Memorial award.
Charlie Jocelyn got a hole-in-one on No. 14 at Stonehedge.
40 Years Ago (1980)
Members of the Tunkhannock Little League All-Star Team are Jake Vogrin, Mike Gacha, Don Nowells, Chris Kelly, Rich Zika, Bill Schultz, Joe Nally, Todd Howell, Lenny DeWolfe, John Spencer, Brian Gay, Dave Williams, Rick Moyer, coach Don Gacha, manager Doug Gay. They opened with a 12-6 win over Susquehanna County in the District 15 Tourney. Brian Gay took the win.
Members of the Meshoppen Little League are Kevin Howell, Eric Houston, Ty Hinkley, Shane Caines, Mike Dailey, Bobby Bristoski, Vaughn Howell, Theron Smith, Dave Hinkley, Andy Benninger, Scott Newhart, John Caines, and Dave Farr. David Hinkley and Jack Caines are coaches.
In Babe Ruth action, Tunkhannock lost to Green Ridge, 4-2, but defeated Connell Park, 3-2.
Reeves edged Hotel Niver in the Sixth Annual Denny Robinson Memorial Softball Tournament last weekend.
The Second Annual Run for Life road race that begins and ends at the Factoryville Fire Company will get underway July 26.
For the third year in a row, sales of Pa. fishing licenses topped the million mark.
The Pennsylvania Fish Commission has declared lake trout as game fish.
A tennis tournament for men and women of any age is set for the Elk Lake High School tennis court on Aug. 2-3.
60 Years Ago (1960)
‘Skip’Wilsey, 16, of Tunkhannock, won the Shadowbrook Country Club trophy, Sunday with a net score of 31 for the nine-hole tournament. This was the first tournament held by Shadowbrook Country Club since the permanent greens were opened July 3.
The roster of the Roosevelt Trail Little League All-Star Team was chosen last Saturday at Art Keefer Memorial Park. Norman Robinson, manager of the League’s Wyalusing entry will manage the squad assisted by Russ Turner of Gay-Murray.
The team includes from Wyalusing (John Armitage, Randy Welles, Bruce Fowler, John Bodnar, and alt. Royal Champluvier); from Turrell Motors (Chippy Smales, Dave Brown, Bob Haines, and alt. Dale May); from Camptown- Theron Hitchcock, Wesley Skillings, and Jesse Kisner); from Gay-Murray (Stew Casterline, Gary Eveland); from Laceyville (Gary Woodruff); and from Meshoppen (Anthony Litwin).
On Thursday, RTL entertains Christy Mathewson and Bob Horlacher faces Falls-Overfield.
Falls scored early in late innings Sunday to defeat Jenks in Bi-County League action, 13-4, with Emmett Coolbaugh striking out 10. Mehoopany also squeaked by Beaumont at Dunlap’s Grove. Bill Kintner took the win with good relief help from Norm Harding.
80 Years Ago (1940)
The Lake Carey yacht races on Sunday resulted as follows: Selingo first; Folsom, second; and Quinn, third.
Alvah Fassett and Robert Shoemaker attended the glider meet at Elmira, N.Y., Wednesday.
The ball game played between Vernon and Beaumont on Sunday at Vernon ballpark was won by the home team, 3-2.
Ned Coolbaugh, of Suttee, was hit in the face with a ball last Sunday while watching the ball game.
Paul Shiffer Jr. left last week to spend some time at the Pittston YMCA Camp at Vosburg.
Walter Pettebone and Robert Kromelbein are camping for three weeks along the river near Vosburg.
Merton Bunnell and wife, and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Coddington went up along the St. Lawrence River on a fishing trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Chambers, and Mr. and Mrs. Ben Chambers are spending a few days in Canada fishing.
Mr. and Mrs. Rex Denison and Frederick Denison visited the fish hatchery at Mount Pleasant Wayne County, Sunday.
Ralph Sutton of Lynn motored to Lake Canandaigua Sunday to bring his daughter Betty home from camp.
Gay-Murray news: See our sports corner for your hobby: Golf, Tennis, Softball, Guns, Fishing, Badminton, or Archery.
100 Years Ago (1920)
The Wyoming County Grange Picnic, which has been an annual event at Lake Carey for 30 years or more, will be revolutionized by an entirely new program this year. It will be held at the Cooper Grove, Aug. 18, and instead of being a day of merely visiting will reveal activities of farm life in modern times. Chairing a baseball committee is Otto Harvey.
The Boy Scouts arrived home on the Black Diamond Express yesterday afternoon from camp at State College, sunburned, dusty, and tired, but happy and sharing that they were ready to go back at any time.
The Boy Scouts from Lake Carey spent Saturday at Springville, taking in the sights and ballgame.
Joe Miller of Laceyville suffered a broken leg while playing ball during Independence Day at Meshoppen. He was playing with a team from Auburn pitted against the Lemon nine, and was covering second base when a Lemon player slid into him breaking both bones of his leg above the ankle. He was sent to Sayre hospital.
Bears are so numerous in Potter County that the State Game Commission has made a ruling permitting hunters to take two bears during the 1920 season instead of one.
Greenwood’s: Look Boys and Girls. Next Saturday, July 17, we will place on sale 200 scooters at 29 cents. They are far safer than roller skates.