Archive - Dec 14, 2010
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Whether it was shooting beyond the arc, rebounding the ball offensively or defending the Punxsy girls' basketball team, Altoona had the Lady Chucks' number Monday night in Punxsutawney.
Kayla DeCriscio nailed five three-pointers and led all scorers with 19 points during the Lady Lions' 73-31 victory.
Punxsy, which trailed 40-13 at halftime, slumped to 0-3 on the season.
The Lady Chucks were held to single digits during every quarter, including five in the first frame. Altoona was ahead 22-5 entering the second quarter.
INDIANA â€” Indiana won seven of the 12 bouts on the mat and had just enough at the end to surpass the Punxsy junior-high wrestling team last Friday, 47-39.
The Chucks (0-1) were boosted by four-straight wins by fall from 110 to 130 pounds, but Punxsy struggled to win just one match after that once the weight classes grew larger.
Ahead 39-29 with three bouts remaining, Punxsy bumped up Austin Covatch and Troy Peace, giving Indiana a forfeit at 185 pounds. Covatch and Peace, however, each lost by fall, ultimately pushing Indiana ahead for the eight-point win.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”The Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and Southern West Virginia chapterâ€™s â€śLight Up a Childâ€™s Lifeâ€ť week-long wish campaign set forth Monday with day oneâ€™s fund-raising total equaling nearly enough to grant two wishes.
The foundation, which grants once-in-a-lifetime experiences â€” such as vacations, celebrity meetings and shopping sprees â€” to children facing life-threatening illnesses, ages two-and-a-half to 18, calculates the cost of a wish as $3,400.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Council approved the 2011 budget with no tax increase at Mondayâ€™s council meeting.
Council President Susan Glessner said at last monthâ€™s meeting that council did agree to shift 0.15 mills from the recreation department budget to the library fund budget to make up for the short fall in funding from the state.
Glessner has praised the department heads and borough employees for working hard on next yearâ€™s spending plan so that they can continue with all of the boroughâ€™s services without increasing taxes.