Down Sports Memory Lane (Oct. 3, 2012)

20 Years Ago (1992)

Senior quarterback Steve Jervis ran for two touchdowns, passed for one and kicked four extra points to help lead the Tunkhannock Area football team to a 42-8 home win over visiting Pittston Area on Friday night.

Honesdale routed Lackawanna Trail in football action, 34-0.

The Lady Tigers remained unbeaten and atop the Wyoming Valley Conference standings with a 15-1, 15-7 volleyball win over Wyoming Valley West last Thursday. Randi Pudy led with nine service points, Jody Brown with seven and Nicole Yanora with six.

Mark Durland fired a 44 at Irem Temple on Thursday to win medalist honors in a TA golf team 201-209 win over Wyoming Valley West.

The TA girls’ tennis team whitewashed Pittston Area, 7-0, with Kara Malitsky, Michelle Russell, Erin Baldwin, and Wendy Sisle all winning with relatyive ease.

Freshman Jack Daniels led a spirited Tiger cross country squad, 26-30, over Bishop Hoban.

Sophomore Molly O’Malley and a fired up Tunkhannock defense were enough to put a 1-0 field hockey squeeze on Abington Heights at Clarks Summit.

Dan Luna got two unassisted goals but it wasn’t enough as the TA boys’ soccer team took a 4-2 loss to Bishop Hoban.

Former Tunkhannock and pro football star Mike Hudock will be inducted in the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Oct. 30.

40 Years Ago (1972)

Only a handful of fans braved a steady drizzle to visit North Pocono’s field in Moscow, but those that did witnessed the Tigers singing in the rain as they marched to a 32-0 halftime tally, and ended up shutting ouit the Trojans, 38-0. Senior tailback Paul Robinson was taken out of the offensive lineup early in the second period. By that time he had his hands on the ball six times and had scored three touchdowns. Junior Jim Heydon accounted for the next wto, and sophomore quarterback Steve Schaeffner scored the sixth while running behind the second string line.

Lackawanna Trial beat Kingston Tech, 46-0.

Tunkhannock’s cross country team won its third and fourth straight dual meets by downing Montrose, 18-44, and shutting out Dunmore, 15-48. The top seven Tiger harriers against Montrose were Mark Monsey (1st), Jim Pate (2nd), Frank Brown and Mike Wisnosky (tied for 4th), Corky Bradley (6th), Robin Robinson (8th), and Rich Nast (10th). In the Montrose meet, Monsey with a time of 12:18 broke the old senior record set by Marshall Stobver in 1969 of 13:05. The Tigers also participated in the Chenango Valley Cross Country Invitational, finishing 12th of 23 teams, with Monsey leading the way for the Tigers in sixth place with a time of 13:06.

Keystone Junior College has Homecoming this weekend with its girls’ field hockey team facing Misericordia, and its boys’ soccer team facing Sullivan County Community College.

60 Years Ago (1952)

A pair of second-period touchydowns gave Canton Hi all the lead it needed to hand Tunkhannock’s Tigers their first loss of the young football season, 13-6, in a Saturday game at Canton. Late in the third period the Tigers recovered a fumble on their own 9-yard line and finally got their attackrolling in high gear. By the end of the period, the ball had been moved 83 yards to the Canton eight, and Les Howell hit the line to score on the first play of the last period. The Tigers hit the road again this week with a game against the Lehman-Jackson Scotties on Saturday.

Triton Hose Company bowlers were scheduled to lift the lid on their 1952-53 season Tuesday night at 7, with Shook Hardware facing Turrell Motors.

Mogan’s Diner swept into first place in the opening night’s action in the Triton Women’s Bowling League last Thursday by sweeping all three games from Passmore Style Shop. Eileen Mahanna paced the winners with 182, 182, 163-527.

Dr. Donald S. Avery, a Tunkhannock High grad now residing in Easton, won the Chipman Trophy at the Country Club of Northampton County by scoring a 205 in 54 holes of medal play with full handicap prevailing. He also won the Governor’s Trophy in another event on the Northampton course.

Earl Holbrook of New York won the feature race at Bowmans Creek Speeway with Army-bound Ace Shupp taking first in a qualifying heat and a semi-final race.

80 Years Ago (1932)

Clarks Summit and Tunkhannock High School clashed Sept. 28 for a no-score game.

The World Series baseball games between the Yankees, of New York, and the Cubs, of Chicago, resulted in a complete victory for the New Yorkers, they having defeated their rivals in four straight games. This is the third time the New Yorkers have done that in recent years.

During the past year at the Pleasant Mount fish hatchery, Wayne County, close to 200 million fish, representing practically all species native to this state, were hatched. C. Ross Butler, deputy fish commissioner, states the hatchery is the largest in the United States. It has more than 400 acres under water. Fish are shipped the year around from the Pleasant Mount hatchery. Bass and trout are being planted in the public waters now. The bass average two to four inches in length, while the native brook trout legal size is from six to 10 inches. During the fall months the brown trout will be distributed.

Boy Scouts are planning an overnight trip to Kasson Brook, where they will enjoy the camping life and take tests of a Scout nature. Scoutmaster Edward Holmes has planned to take the boys up by auto and some will leave directly after school Friday and some may leave after the football game. They will spend the night in the Summer Brook club house, which has facilities for such a group, and which has been donated by the members of the club.

100 Years Ago (1912)

A hard winter is predicted by the weather sharps. Muskrats are building early, ground hogs are digging deeper and toad stools have wrinkles. These are some of the sure signs.

Three young men started on a coon hunt Tuesday night. The season opened Sept. 1, but they didn’t have time before. They went all through the hills of old Sugar Hollow. Coons are thicker than blackberries in harvest time, we hear. If you don’t want to see them don’t be out late at night. These three fellows kept the dog fastened to the lantern with a double bow knot and he walked through the brush with a solemn sense of help and protection until they came to a huge hemlock tree, Then they all put on masks and mounted the giant of the woods. There sta three coons. Then the masked men held a revolver to the head of each coon and asked them where they kept the silver.

No public sale of reserved seats will be held for Boston games of the world championship baseball series, according to an announcement made by Robert McRoy of the Boston American league team. Meanwhile, the National league’s New York Giants, featuring Factoryville’s Christy Mathewson, have a 3-game end-of-regular season set with Brooklyn before the big series begins Oct. 8.

David Bruce Brown, the daredevil auto driver of New York, dashed into a fence in the Vanderbilt Cup course at Milwaukee, Wis., while pacing at an average of 80 miles an hour and was killed.