Down Sports Memory Lane

20 Years Ago (1993)

Moments after their 13-0 victory over visiting Montrose, the members of the Lackawanna Trail football team ran off the field chanting, “Six and one, six and one.” The team came up with several big plays, including three interceptions by Brad Sharpe.

Wyoming Area reversed the tables on Tunkhannock Friday night by using a powerful running attack and an oppportunistic defense to defeat the Tigers, 21-12. Quarterback Patrick Richie completed eight of 21 passes for 199 yards, but had two interceptons. Jeff Flood caught five passes for 164 yards.

The Lady Tiger field hockey team recorded a 3-0 win over Honesdale, and has now outscored the opposition 56-4 across a 13-0-1 record.

The TA girls’ won the Tunkhannock Volleyball Classic Saturday knocking off Forest City in the finals.

Missy Grohs also recorded 10 kills and five service points as the Lady Tigers won their 12th straight in Wyoming Valley Conference action over Coughlin.

The TA boys’ cross country team swept Pittston and Coughlin, to end its regular season at 14-4, while the girls earned a victory over Pittston to end its regular season at 9-6.

Don Adamo’s overtime goal and Mike Boretti’s hat trick were just enough to push the Tunkhannock Area soccer team past Coughlin, 4-3 on Friday afternoon.

Congratulations to former TAHS southpaw Rich Condeelis and his wife Karen (Jacques) on the birth of a son.

40 Years Ago (1973)

The Tunkhannock Area Tigers beat the living daylights out of the Mid Valley Spartans last Friday by a 16-14 score. Through all but two plays of the Big Eleven game at Blakely, the Tigers completely dominated the offensive action. The clincher was a 34-yard field goal by junior quarterback Dan Saxon. But Dan Gruen also proved his emergence as a first-rate power runner with 113 yards. Jim Heydon also had 101 yards in 28 carries.

The TA freshman remained unbeaten with a 33-20 win over Mid Valley. Dan Wisnosky scored two Tiger touchdowns from 30 and 10 yards out. Scott Howell, Dave Keller, Ken Schuster and Nick DeLeo each recovered a fumble for Tunkhannock.

In action across county, Lackawanna Trail blanked Lakeland, 24-0.

The TA Tigerettes ran their basketball record to 3-0 by beating Mountain View, 33-28, last Tuesday and Elk Lake, 45-43, the following Thursday. Jackie Button led in the rebounding department with 18 against the Eagles and 19 against the Warriors. Holly Kintner, Mary Ann Yonchiuk and Mary Beth Guyette led the Tigerettes with eight each against Mt. View, and Guyette had 13 against Elk Lake. Licata had 15 for the Warriors.

Blue Ridge Raiders beat the Tigers 27-28 in cross country. Robin Robinson led all runners with 11:26.

Tunkhannock Area High School Ski Club will meet every second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Officers elected Oct. 10: Claudia Sick, pres.; Lynn Pickett, v.p.; Stella Monsey, secy.; and Pat Antosh, treas.

60 Years Ago (1953)

Back in action after a week’s layoff, Coach ‘Duke’ Bunnell’s THS football team will lay its four-game winning streak on the line Friday night at Wyco Field, with Avoca trying to knock the Tigers from the unbeaten-untied ranks.

Sunday, the Philadelphia Inquirer carried a short article on halfback Joe Glenn Jr., pointing out that he is the son of a former big league catcher. It is generally acknowledged that Joe Sr., who lives at Stonecrest, could have been a star with any team but the Yankees. However, he had the misfortune of coming along at the time Bill Dickey, proclaimed by many as the greatest catcher in history, held forth behind the plate for the New York club.

Telecasts of the recent World Series and the Saturday and Sunday afternoon football clashes this season prove one thing… given an ordinary presentation with alert cameramen and equally alert remote directors, TV provides the stay-at-homers with a picture of the game far better than many top-priced seats in the stadiums.

Vincent’s Jewelers drove by Cathrall’s and Gay-Murray last week in the Triton Bowling League, to take over first place, via a 3-1 win over Massaker Lumber.

The top two teams in the Triton Women’s League ran into stiff competition last Thursday night, with Keystone Shoe Company’s league leaders being held to an even split by last-place Passmore Style Shop, and second-place Cathrall Studebakers being dumped, 3-1, by Mogan’s Diner.

80 Years Ago (1933)

The Dallas boys’ high school football team will be here to battle for their honors with the locals at 3:30 p.m., Friday. Our boys defeated the formidable alumni team last week, 19-7, and will no doubt do themselves credit against Dallas, Come out and help the boys and Coach Hufford. Admission only 25 cents.

The Mehoopany high school soccer team played its first game Friday, Oct. 13, at Mill City, and lost 10-0.

Glenn Frey, son of Mrs. Fred G. Frey, who is a sophomore at Temple University, Philadelphia, made a fine showing on his first chance in a major game with the Haskell Indians. Temple won a decisive 31-0 victory over the Indians. Local people attending were R.R. Henrie, Joseph Morgan, John Luce, ‘Huck’ Daniels and Lawrence Harding.

The Department of Revenue announces that all county treasurers are now supplied with 1933 hunters’ licenses, as well as the 275 agents appointed to work under their supervision. Licenses also may be obtained from the Fishing, Hunting, and Dog License Section of the Department at Harrisburg.

The small game calendar applies to ring-necked pheasants, ruffed grouse, bob-white quail, wild turkeys and hares. Rabbits (cottontail) and squirrels (gray, black and fox) may be hunted every day in November except Sundays. Subject to the usual bag limits: five rabbits for any one day and 30 rabbits for the entire season; and six squirrels (of the combined kinds) in any one day, and 20 for the entire season.

100 Years Ago (1913)

It would be incorrect to say that the world has gone mad over baseball but it is right to say that a considerable percentage of it has. When the Athletics returned to Philadelphia after winning the world’s championship for the present year by defeating the Giants four games out of five, their reception was as tumultuous as if they had done the world the greatest service possible within the power of man. Perhaps some of their worshippers view it in that light.

As a result of a bet on the World’s Series ball games between two Montrose men, the loser was obliged to roll an egg one block with his nose.

A local bowling team defeated a club from Binghamton three straight games of Monday night. A supper was enjoyed afterwards at the new Packer House.

The recent arrangements of a football game with Harvard University has aroused great hope among the student body that Penn State will make a good showing against last year’s champions.

The State Forestry Commission has thrown open the 990,000 acres of state forest reserves of the state to the children of the state for playgrounds and has passed resolutions providing that all forestry service officers afford all reasonable facilities to children of their neighborhoods to enjoy the woods.

The hunting season opened yesterday and a lot of gunners took to the woods.

As the hunting season unfolds, the boys will not find time hanging heavily on their hands.