May 4th, 2015
Ty Wasicki (pictured here) and Jared Burkett made the trip to Bradford for Monday's District IX Singles Tournament. Each fell in the first round, though, ending their singles seasons.
In other news, the Chucks baseball team fell to State College for its first loss of the season.
On a bright note, Punxsy's softball team earned a 2-1 victory over Hollidaysburg.
For full recaps, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Today's schedule is limited to a special day for the boys' and girls track teams, as the seniors will be honored.
The following meetings and events will be taking place this week in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas:
Monday: IUP Chalk Walk/Celebration of Learning-3:30 p.m., Sykesville Borough Council-7 p.m., Athletic Committee Meeting-7 p.m.;
Tuesday: Lyme Disease Seminar at PAH-6:30 p.m.;
Wednesday: Special Olympics at PAHS-10 a.m.;
Thursday: National Honor Society Banquet at Cobblestone Hotel-6 p.m.;
Saturday: 2nd annual Kids Fair at Punxsutawney Community Center-10 a.m.
The Chucks and Lady Chucks defended their home turf on Friday, with the girls' squad defeating Clearfield 8-1 and the boys' team picking up an 8-7 walk-off victory over the Bradford Owls.
For full recaps, see Spirit Sports in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
There are no activities scheduled for this weekend at PAHS.
With the 141st annual Kentucky Derby right around the bend, we're bringing you a list of things you might not have known about the iconic horse race.
The Lady Chucks fell short in a pitchers' duel on Thursday at Altoona, with the Lady Lions edging them 1-0 in softball action. For a full recap, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.
Today's schedule includes two home games â€” with baseball hosting Bradford at 4:15 p.m. and softball hosting Clearfield at the same time. The boys' and girls' track teams will be on the road at the West Central Coaches Meet in Altoona.
On Wednesday, the Chucks baseball team played host to the DuBois Beavers for the second game between the teams this year.
The first game went Punxsy's way in a big way, with the Chucks beating DuBois 15-0 in three innings. Wednesday's game was much closer, but in the end Punxsy prevailed 9-6.
In other action, the boys' tennis team fell to Brockway in the team playoff semi-finals, and the Lady Chucks softball team lost 5-1 to DuBois.
Today's only game is a 4:30 p.m. contest for the softball squad at Altoona.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Police have arrested a juvenile in relation to a theft of a handgun that occurred on April 25.
Police have been conducting an investigation into a recent rash of car break-ins. The identity of the suspect came to light through interviews with a number of people. On April 21, police took the juvenile offender into custody. A .45 caliber Glock semiautomatic handgun was recovered at the scene.
Punxsy's boys' tennis team picked up a 4-1 victory over Clearfield in the opening round of the playoffs to advance to Wednesday's semis. For a full report â€” plus plenty of other recaps from Monday â€” see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Other scores from Monday included:
â€¢ Junior High Boys' Track: Punxsy 97, St. Marys 53
â€¢ Junior High Girls' Track: Punxsy 100, St. Marys 48
â€¢ Girls' Track: Redbank Valley 78, Punxsy 72
â€¢ Boys' Track: Punxsy 103.33, Redbank Valley 46.67
â€¢ Softball: Punxsy 17, Bradford 0, 4 innings
â€¢ Baseball: Punxsy at Bradford, no report at press time
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On April 26, the Punxsutawney Borough Police Department investigated a rape allegation of a 19-year-old white female in the Punxsutawney Borough, Jefferson County.
The victim was treated at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Zachary Michael Webb, Philadelphia, was located and taken into custody by patrol officers within the borough.
Webb was charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault.
He was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Chambers on the morning of April 27 and placed in the Jefferson County Jail on $150,000 bail.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” "The Girl Scouts are coming, the Girl Scouts are coming," thought Punxsutawney Phil as he once again made his way up to the Knob on Saturday morning.
Around 170 Girl Scouts and their families converged on Punxsutawney from all over Western Pennsylvania for the first-ever Punxsutawney Phil's Weather Extravaganza, which was put together by the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center and the Groundhog Club.
Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Spirit.