TEN YEARS AGO
Jeffersonian Democrat, Thursday, March 13, 2008
Brookville senior wrestler Justin Moore came up one win short on his bid for a first state medal at the PIAA Championships at Penn State University’s Bryce Jordan Center. Moore, at 145 pounds, finished 1-2. He started with a 6-3 win over Shamokin junior Matt Marcheski. Moore was then pinned by Burrell’s Shane Welsh in the quarterfinals. In the consolation bracket, Moore dropped a 5-4 decision to South Park’s David Ivashchenko. Moore’s season finished at 36-7 and capped his career with a 113-44 record. His 113 wins places him fifth on the team’s all-time win list behind Eli Morres (151), Jason Gilligan (118), Brandon Sansom (117) and Jeremy Reitz (114).
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Jeffersonian Democrat, Thursday, March 18, 1993
Brookville’s Chuck Yale and Brock Powell head to this week’s PIAA Wrestling Championships in Hershey. Yale, at 26-0, is the top-ranked wrestler at 145 pounds. During his 20-win regular season, Yale had 13 pins, 11 of them in the first period and no foe scored a point against him. Yale opens with Biglerville’s Donnie Asper in the first round. Powell, at 19-7, opens with Southeastern Regional champion Nate Burrows of Oxford. … Brookville diver Jill Humphrey competed in last weekend’s PIAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Penn State University, finishing 22nd with a score of 81.85 in the preliminary round. No swimmer placed in the pool events, but head coach Rick Smoose said several dropped times.
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Brookville American, Monday, March 18, 1968
The Northwestern Independent Basketball Tournament gets under way tonight at the Brookville Area High School gymnasium and 17 teams make up this year’s field. The Brookville Bank Busters start the schedule against St. Marys Legion at 7 p.m. The Brookville Courtmen, considered one of the pre-tournament favorites, play the St. Marys Elks Club at 9 p.m. with a 10 p.m. game following. The tournament continues throughout the week, with the consolation and championship games Saturday night. It’s the 32nd year of the NWPIBT and tournament director Albert Zufall feels this is one of the best yet. The referees this year are Norm Zwald, Dave Bevevino, Mike Gaydosh and Bob Letso. … From Tom White’s “On the Line” column: It came as no surprise when the Brookville Area School Board of Directors named Al Lefevre the new varsity football head coach. Lefevre takes over for Gary Ripple, who resigned in January. He’s been an assistant the past three years and is looking forward to this fall. Bill Elder is the new first assistant and a new coach was added to the staff, former St. Marys standout Jack Sain who was recently hired to teach physical education. Lefevre was a former standout player at Tarentum High School and then Clarion State College. … Clarion Equipment won the Brookville YMCA City League Basketball title. Clarion beat Edgewood Dairy, 88-77, in a special playoff game to decide the championship. Terry Miller poured in 40 points to lead Clarion to the win. Rich Stanczak scored 39 points for Edgewood. Other members of the championship team were Ray Beary, Bernie Dechant, Howard Rhoades, Bill Brocious, Ron Rensel, Jeff Feldman, Terry Miller and Don Rhoades.
SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
Jeffersonian Democrat, Thursday, March 18, 1943
The Bradford Owls repeated their title ways last Friday night by beating Brookville High School, 61-20, for the Class A title. Brookville had won the Southern Section crown and Bradford won the Northern Section. Bradford led 23-11 at halftime, then pulled away with a 38-9 second-half domination. Ray Law led Brookville with eight points. Whitford led the champs with 13 points. In the first game of the night at Kane, Mount Jewett easily defeated Summerville, 68-18, for the Class B Championship. … The Kiwanis Club is hosting the D9 runner-up Brookville squad this week. Members of the team this year were Chuck Warner, William Wingard, Doug Kroh, George Wood, Ray Law, Dick Mumford, John Mayes, Bill Cooley, Frank Welton, Bob Steele, Bill Hepler, Thomas Johnson and Blake Brenneman. Coach Wilhelm won’t be able to attend the dinner because of being inducted into the U.S. Army last week after the game.