Down Sports Memory Lane (Jan. 9, 2013)

20 Years Ago (1993)

Wendy Sisle’s basket with seven seconds remaining completed a Lady Tiger basketball comeback win, 47-46, over visiting GAR. But they came up on the short end of a 46-45 score to Wyoming Valley West in overtime. Dulci Kintner led the scoring with 14.

Senior Ken Kinney poured in a game-high 20 points as Tunkhannock beat Wyoming Valley West, 66-53.

Ray Antoine and Matt Lewis won four events to lead the TA boys’ swim team to a 109-77 win over West Scranton.

Wyoming Area’s girls’ swim team swept past Tunkhannock102-84 on Friday. Ann Sands and Chrissy Reilly captured two first place finishes for the Lady Tigers.

Lake-Lehman took a 52-12 wrestling win over host Tunkhannock Saturday in the first league match of the season for both squads. TA’s bright moments came from Bob Farber (152), Dave Chmiola (160) and Mike Patton (189). It was a different story just four nights later as the Tigers beat Bishop Hoban, 63-12.

Endless Mountains 50 sled dog race is slated for Jan. 23, weather permitting on state forest roads north of Hillsgrove in Sullivan County.

TAHS gave out football awards recently with Steve Jervis, named outstanding back; Bill Koerpke, outstanding lineman; and Nate Brennan, outstanding receiver. On defense, awards went to Bucky Camburn, outstanding lineman; Jason Wagner, oustanding back; and Shane Stevens, outstanding linebacker.

40 Years Ago (1973)

A strong finish wasn’t quite enough Friday night as Tunkhannock lost in basketball to Honesdale, 55-49. During the exhibition part of the season, the Tigers are 1-7.

Senior co-captains Ed Nauroth and Calvin Otten led the TA varsity wrestling team of Coach Frank Wadas to a 34-19 win over the Honesdale Hornets. In addition to the captains, Tiger wins were recorded by Jack Field (105), Don Schaefer (126), Will Forba (138),  Dave Malkemes (167), and Ted Sohns (hwt.).

Four pins and a forfeit by Lackawanna Trail wrestlers were too much for Elk Lake to contend with last Wednesday as the Warriors lost 37-21. At 98, Doug Kyle (LT) pinned Ron Dickinson (EL); 105, Don Sankey (LT) won by forfeit; 112, Jim Allen (EL) dec. Ray Harmon (LT); 119, Dave Franks (EL) pinned Joe Schneider (LT); 126, Rex Conklin (EL) dec. Dave Hiller (LT); 132, Russ Decker (LT) pinned Keith Dixon (EL); 138, Ray Antoine (LT) dec. Kevin Stockholm (EL); 145, John Weeks (LT) pinned Rich Stone (EL); 155, Blair Purdy (EL) dec. Jay McCracken (LT); 167, Rick Prebish (LT) dec Ron Hicks (EL); 185, Doug Wildoner (EL) pinned Hal Jerauld (LT); Hwt, Paul Hayduk (LT) pinned Kevin Coleman (EL).

Winning for the fifth time in eight tries, Elk Lake got its final tune-up for the Susquehanna Basketball League season last Tuesday with a70-49 win over Wyalusing. Ray Lasher led the Warriors with 25.

More than 35 people from the local area skied with the Endless Mountains Ski Club at Elk Mtn. Wednesday.

60 Years Ago (1953)

Rix Yard, freshman football coach at the University of Pennsylvania, will show movies of the Penn-Notre Dame football game and basketball films in connection with his address at the annual Rotary athletic banquet tonight.

Tunkhannock Hi got its first taste of Back Mountain League basketball last Tuesday at the THS gym and found it bitter, with a 49-41 loss to Dallas Township. But, on Friday Lehman became THS’s first victim with a 73-53 decision. Clayt Ervine led with 19.

Dimock-Springville’s Warriors ruined the THS B Squad debut with a 41-39 win. Tom Bennis was high man for the Tigercubs with 13.

Beaumont’s Bulldogs also played spoiler against the B Squad, with a 42-28 win. Ronnie Jervis had 10 for THS, while Crispell and Traver accounted for most of the winners’ scoring.

American League umpire Joe Paparella will speak to the Tunkhannock Kiwanians at their Thursday evening, Jan. 22, meeting at the Prince Hotel.

The Gibbons powerhouse took up where it left off when the Triton Bowling League recessed for the holidays by hanging a 4-point pasting on A.B. Cole & Son last week.

Cathrall Studebakers, after seeing their Triton Women’s League lead dwindle rapidly the past two weeks, regained their form Thursday and earned a 3-1 win over Keystone Shoe. Regina Celbuski paced the victors while Iris Adams an Pauline McKenzie had high scores for the losers.

80 Years Ago (1933)

Without the services of Chizmadia, the Tunkhannock Tritons lost their first two games of the season, 37-36, to Dunmore, and 42-36 to Archbald. In the latter, Husta, a Metropolitan star, was subbed for Chizmadia, but it was clear he was not used to playing with the others. The Tritons are still atop the Penn State League.

In a preliminary game, town teams from Tunkhannock and Noxen squared off with the Tunks winning, 21-19.

Coach Pauley’s high school basketball team lost to Meshoppen, 21-18 last Friday. Roesky was high scorer for THS with sven counts and VanDyke with five. Other THS players were Skechus, Titus, Wilsey and Dix. For Meshoppen were Fassett, Jennings, Roberts, Hompy, Jayne and Sheret. Referee for the game was Gould.

Boys and girls who own a handsled or skiis had a chance to try them out again this week, with two inches of snow falling on Monday.

One hundred varying or snowshoe hares from Dexter, Me., arrived here by truck this week to be distributed about Wyoming County for stocking purposes.

State gamekeeper Manville Wells counted 44 robins on South Mt., Forkston Twp., a few days ago. A few robins stay in this section nearly every winter, but it is rare they are seen in such numbers.

Associate Judge A.W. Cooke returned last week from a trip to Florida. He was accompanied from Washington, D.C., by his niece and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Newbury. They fished a little, but some days the ocean was too rough.

100 Years Ago (1913)

Lon Hoyle, 83, of Canaan, several days ago shot a silver gray fox. Its pelt is beautifully marked and its pelt will run into enough money to keep the old trapper for at least a couple of winners. Although he has hunted and trapped for 70 odd years, Hoyle says this is the first silver gray to come into his possession.

A $100 fine was received at the office of the State Game Commission in Harrisburg recently, from Dingman’s Ferry having come from a man who said that he had shot a doe and informed on himself.

When Rep. Fred B. Lindsay of Factoryville secured the passage of a game law which made the opening season for shooting as late as Nov. 1, he presumed that he was doing the farmers a great favor. But, H.P. Loomis of Lemon takes the ground that the law prohibited the shooting of squirrels until Nov. 1 which means that he shall be obliged to allow them to fatten through the fall upon his grain, that they may be in prime condition for the city hunter when he comes.

Stanley Sprague, the 12-year-old son of Henry J. Sprague and wife, of Nicholson, was drowned in the mill pond at that place on Tuesday. He was looking after some traps he had set along the shore and ventured upon some thin ice which gave way and let him in. The body was not recovered until next day.

Clinton M. Loomis, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Loomis of Lemon, arrived in Hankinson, N.D., where he will take up gymnasium work with Rev. Getchell.