Archive - Dec 30, 2010
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Marion Center sophomore Brodey Thompson may not have been included on the Carl A. Truance Holiday Classic All-Tournament team, but his three-pointer at the buzzer lifted the Stingers past the Punxsy boys' basketball team Thursday night in front of a near-capacity crowd in Punxsutawney.
The Chucks (3-3) were ahead 49-48 with 9.3 seconds left before Daniel Triponey missed the front end of a one-and-one. As Marion Center's sharp shooting Alex Woodrow, the tournament MVP, raced down court, he was met by one of Punxsy's tallest players â Luke Janocha.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A day after scoring eight second-half points, the Punxsy girls' basketball team scored just 10 during the final two quarters Thursday to drop both games of the Carl A. Truance Holiday Classic in Punxsutawney.
The Lady Chucks (2-6) trailed 28-20 after three quarters, but Hazleton was able to pull away with a 15-5 final quarter to earn a 43-25 victory in the tournament's consolation game.
â˘ After seven years of war, President Obama formally declared the U.S. combat mission in Iraq to be over.
In contesting no victory, Obama concluded the war with 4,400 dead troops, in addition to tens of thousands injured and hundreds of billions of dollars spent.
He acknowledged the future of the nation with a commitment to fixing the exhausted economy.
â˘ Sept. 2, following the explosion of an oil platform off the coast of Louisiana, all 13 crew members were rescued.
This marked the second disaster in the Gulf of Mexico within a five-month period.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Bill Cooper recalled Thursday that his mother used to have a needlepoint pillow bearing the words, âAfter 40, itâs patch, patch, patch.â
âForty sometimes becomes 50, but this year, Iâve had a lot of patches,â said Cooper, 64, who is retiring after a 35-year career with S&T Bank. âI want to retire while I have the health to enjoy it.â
Having undergone quadruple bypass surgery in July 2008, he said, âThat gets your attention.â
His last day at the bank, where he serves as regional vice-president for commercial lending, is Monday.