Archive - Dec 16, 2010
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsy eighth-grade boys' basketball team evened its record two games into the season with a dominant 46-16 victory over Brockway Wednesday night at home.
The Chucks (1-1) didn't allow a point during the second quarter, and that allowed them to cruise to the victory.
Punxsy led 26-8 at halftime before outscoring the Rovers 20-10 during the second half.
"We did a better job tonight defensively. We still tend to lose our man a little too often," Punxsy coach Glenn Good said. "Offensively, we did score (more), but we still are not running our sets well enough."
MARION CENTER â€” What a difference a year makes.
One year after the Marion Center junior-high wrestling team earned a 54-42 victory in Punxsutawney, the Chucks routed the Stingers Tuesday night, 66-21.
The Chucks (1-1) earned five victories by forfeit over Marion Center, which had just 10 wrestlers. Registering forfeit victories were Kaleb Young (6-0), Stephanie Smith (3-2), Matt Burke (5-1), Troy Peace (5-2) and Andrew Bullers (3-3).
"We earned five forfeits, but for the most part, the kids wrestled well," Punxsy head coach Bill Burke said. "Still lots of room for improvement."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Council said PennDOTâ€™s new traffic signal project should commence in late spring or early summer.
Borough Manager Ben White said in an earlier interview that each of the intersections along Mahoning Street â€” including Hampton Avenue, Jefferson, Findley and Gilpin streets â€” will receive new signals, signal posts and mast arms. The Hampton intersection is the only one that currently has mast arms to support its traffic signals.
The SS.C.D. Childrenâ€™s Choir, under the direction of Arlene Stewart with accompaniment by Toie Neal, shared a number of Christmas carols for residents and guests at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, where the Make-A-Wish Foundation brought its â€śLight Up a Childâ€™s Lifeâ€ť campaign Wednesday. Also, the students presented a $1,584.95 donation â€” realized from its fund-raising â€” to Make-A-Wish. (Photo by Tom Chapin/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Judging by Wednesdayâ€™s bookkeeping, Senior Corps-RSVP Director Janeen Love said more than 415 Jefferson County kids will benefit from the annual Toys for Tots Christmas campaign.
Toys for Tots â€” operated by Community Action on behalf of the Marine Corps Reserve â€” had collection boxes placed at area businesses throughout November and December and provides eligible, registered children with three big toys and a grab-bag.
This yearâ€™s campaign collected close to 1,700 toys in total, Love said.