This week in local history: A good week in local sports


Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



From left, chief mechanic Ed Morristell and driver Rich Stauffer stand behind Stauffer’s then-newest machine, a Van Diemen RF 80, which made its debut at Watkins Glen in October 1980.


Abington Journal file photos

Members of the 1968 Abington Heights High School field hockey team, coached by Ruth Hoffman, work out in a pre-game warm-up.


Abington Journal file photos

Members of the 1971 Faculty-Student Council at Abington Heights Senior High School are, from left, first row, Robert Reidenbach, James Frutchey, Michael Dziak Jr., Joyce Holmes and Jean Crum. Second row, Robert Kent, Lynne Hawley, Karen Hamlett and Aimee Hill.


Abington Journal file photos

1968 — In local sports, the Lackawanna Trail Lions football team beat West Side Area Vocational-Technical School of Kingston 35-6; the Baptist Bible Seminary Defenders scored a 2-0 soccer victory against Nyack Missionary College; Abington Heights Cross Country runners brought an end to Meyers’ 58-meet winning streak, proving themselves best in the land and the Abington Heights field hockey team was preparing for parents day, when mothers of senior team members were presented with flowers.

1971 — The Faculty-Student Council at Abington Heights Senior High School was credited for many changes and improvements.

“According to the school administrator, the council meets monthly to consider the present program, curriculum and operational activities in the school,” read an article in the Abington Journal. “Concerns of both students and faculty are discussed at length in order that both segments of the school population may have a better understanding of each other’s thinking. In addition, revisions are considered for school rules and regulations and the committee acts as a catalyst for change in terms of improvements for the senior high school.”

1980 — Rich Stauffer, of Glenburn, took his then-new sports car, a Van Diemen RF 80 to Watkins Glen, N.Y. for its first competitive race.

“It’s manufactured as one of the most competitive models in racing,” Stauffer was quoted as saying in an Abington Jouranl article. “In fact, it’s probably the top car in the nation in the hands of an experienced driver.”

From left, chief mechanic Ed Morristell and driver Rich Stauffer stand behind Stauffer’s then-newest machine, a Van Diemen RF 80, which made its debut at Watkins Glen in October 1980.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-LH-1014-1980.jpgFrom left, chief mechanic Ed Morristell and driver Rich Stauffer stand behind Stauffer’s then-newest machine, a Van Diemen RF 80, which made its debut at Watkins Glen in October 1980. Abington Journal file photos

Members of the 1968 Abington Heights High School field hockey team, coached by Ruth Hoffman, work out in a pre-game warm-up.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-LH-1014-1968.jpgMembers of the 1968 Abington Heights High School field hockey team, coached by Ruth Hoffman, work out in a pre-game warm-up. Abington Journal file photos

Members of the 1971 Faculty-Student Council at Abington Heights Senior High School are, from left, first row, Robert Reidenbach, James Frutchey, Michael Dziak Jr., Joyce Holmes and Jean Crum. Second row, Robert Kent, Lynne Hawley, Karen Hamlett and Aimee Hill.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_ABJ-LH-1014-1971.jpgMembers of the 1971 Faculty-Student Council at Abington Heights Senior High School are, from left, first row, Robert Reidenbach, James Frutchey, Michael Dziak Jr., Joyce Holmes and Jean Crum. Second row, Robert Kent, Lynne Hawley, Karen Hamlett and Aimee Hill. Abington Journal file photos

Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal

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