TEN YEARS AGO

Jeffersonian Democrat, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007

It’s time to tip off the high school basketball season this weekend as all four Brookville and Clarion-Limestone teams open at the Brookville Tip-Off Tournament. A glance at this year’s teams ... Brookville boys: Mike Ion replaces Brad Geer as head coach. He’ll take over a team with five returning letterwinners, including seniors Gabe Wonderling (7.3 ppg.), Joe Galbraith (6.5 ppg.) and Alex Beatty, junior Garrett Spence and sophomore Chad Brocious. The Raiders were 7-15 last year. ... Brookville girls: Nine letterwinners are back for head coach Mark Powell’s team that went 12-14. Kate Reinsel (7.1 ppg.) is the leading returning scorer. ... C-L boys: The Lions were 8-15 under head coach Joe Ferguson last year. Senior Adam Plucinski (9.4 ppg.) is the leading returning scorer for the Lions. C-L girls: The Lady Lions lost all five starters from their 20-9 team that reached the state playoffs last year. Head coach Gus Simpson’s top players back are seniors Erika Keck, Jamie Wyatt and Nicole Wieszczyk, junior Ashley Klepfer and sophomore Olivia Pinson. ... The Brookville swim team opens the season Monday at Franklin. Head coach Mike Wonderling has 18 swimmers on both rosters combined, led by state-qualifying divers Ian Petardi and Jamie Hays.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO

Brookville American, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1992

The winter sports season gets going soon. Brookville’s varsity basketball tip-off tournaments for both boys and girls has a three-day schedule Dec. 10-12 while the wrestlers open the year at home Dec. 15 against St. Marys. The swimming and diving season begins Dec. 11 at Cambria Heights.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

Brookville American, Monday, Nov. 27, 1967

The Brookville Raiders open their basketball season Friday night when the Franklin Knights come to town. Head coach Larry McManigle has four lettermen back on the roster, building around Bill Mitchell, Brad Hilton, Kerry Heriger and Ed Shields. McManigle is also looking to junior Dick Bowley to help in the playing rotation and also knocking on the door for playing time are Jeff McKinley and Bob Geer, both juniors. Rounding out the varsity roster are Tom Clarke, Joe Green, Dan McManigle, Howard Johnson and sophomore Dick Fenstermaker. McManigle is in his ninth season as head coach of his alma mater. … Construction of a new athletic field for the school district was approved by members of the Clarion-Limestone School Board of Directors last week. The field will include a cinder track with jumping pits with enough space as well to place a football field inside the track oval.

SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO

Brookville American, Thursday, Dec. 3, 1942

The 1942 buck-hunting season opened in Pennsylvania Monday at 8 a.m. but it was drastically depleted army of hunters who manned the guns on the first firing line when the battle opened. Thousands of vehicles loaded with hunters passed through Brookville to the big-game section over the weekend, but the parade of nimrods was far from those bumper to bumper marches of recent years. It is estimated that from one-half to two-thirds of the number hunters who opened the season last year were on hand this year. War’s demands upon manpower is given as the chief reason for the depletion of hunters in the area.

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