Archive - 2010
HERSHEY ‚ÄĒ Though the Punxsy girls' cross country team was unable to win its third-straight District IX Class AAA title last Saturday in Ridgway, the Lady Chucks will still send four runners to Saturday's state meet in Hershey.
Punxsy is led by two-time individual district champion and senior Milea Schall. Also to compete Saturday will be senior Shannon Byerly, sophomore Alexis Young and freshman Juliann Boddorf.
Schall claimed Punxsy's fourth individual district crown in a row, following in Kelsey Acre's footsteps as a two-time winner. Acre won the title in 2007 and 2008.
DUBOIS ‚ÄĒ Things could not have started any better for the Brookville Raiders Thursday night during the District IX Class A boys' championship game.
Unfortunately for the Raiders, the game didn't end at halftime.
Brookville jumped out to an early 1-0 lead and held it into the second half before Northern Potter scored two second-half goals to win its second-straight District IX title in DuBois.
The loss leaves Brookville with a bitter taste, as the No. 7-seeded Raiders impressively reached the finals, only to surrender two late goals and miss out on their second title in three years.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Twenty-one years ago, the current CRW Home Center established itself as a small showroom tucked away along Mulberry Alley.
Fast-forward to 2010, when CRW now stretches out in a 35,000-square foot facility with 19 full- and part-time employees, and owners Tim and Cindy Chambers and their store have been named the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce‚Äôs 2010 Small Business of the Year.
‚ÄúA little birdie had said I better make sure I go‚ÄĚ to the annual Chamber banquet Thursday at the Punxsutawney Country Club, Tim Chambers said. ‚ÄúI thought, ‚ÄėOK, now I know why.‚Äô‚ÄĚ
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ Students who attend PAMS and PAHS could have the opportunity to kick off a program that helps them not only get into better physical condition, but to learn to eat better, as well.
PAMS Assistant Principal Michael Guidice recently told the Punxsutawney Area School Board that the National Dairy Council (NDC) and National Football League (NFL) are helping schools across the country score big with Fuel Up to Play 60, a program to tackle childhood obesity by giving young people a voice in changing the school nutrition and physical activity environment.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ According to PAHS Principal David London, West Shamokin has forfeited its football game ‚ÄĒ scheduled for Friday in Rural Valley ‚ÄĒ against the Punxsy Chucks due to lack of players.
London said Thursday afternoon, West Shamokin Athletic Director Tom McClain notified him and Punxsy Athletic Director John Knopick that the Wolves are unable to field enough eligible players for the game.
London said the forfeit moves Punxsy's record to 10-0, and playoff points will be awarded to Punxsy for the win.
Punxsutawney, (the Fordham area), died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, four days short of her 101st birthday, with her family by her side.
She was born Nov. 5, 1909, in Emporium, a daughter of the late John and Addie Piper.
She was married to Clair Schrock, who survives. They were married for 68 years.
After marrying in 1942, the couple moved to the Punxsutawney area, and in 1950, to their home near Valier. There, Mrs. Schrock was a homemaker and helped Clair run their farm where they raised chickens and later beef cattle.
Anita, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at home.
He was born Feb. 12, 1965, in Anita, a son of James and Andrea (Zeedick) Stiver, who survive in Anita.
Mr. Stiver was employed by Brookville Wood Products and enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his ATV and being outdoors. He also enjoyed his granddaughter, Harper, who was the light of his life.
CLARION ‚ÄĒ The Punxsy boys' soccer team fell one magical moment shy of winning a District IX Class AA Championship in its first-ever appearance in the district's final game of the season.
The Chucks (15-4-1) scored midway through the first half, but as the clock continued to roll, Bradford (14-6) came closer and closer to scoring the equalizer.
After the Owls tied the game with eight minutes remaining in regulation, they scored again with seven minutes left in double overtime to earn the district title Wednesday night at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium, 2-1.
A number of upperclassmen were celebrated during Senior Night prior to the Punxsutawney versus Brookville football game last Friday at Jack LaMarca Memorial Stadium. Punxsy won, 37-6. Pictured are the PAHS football senior cheerleaders, followed by their parents (front, from left): Kissy Wright, with Bill and Jodi Wright; Tessa Temchulla, with Terry and Jackie Temchulla; Sara Neal, with Mitch and Janie Neal; Samantha Caylor, with Denny and Sharon Caylor; and Malinda Charles, with Arnold and Tammy Charles.
PUNXSUTAWNEY ‚ÄĒ After Day Three of the Punxsutawney elementary girls' basketball tournament Wednesday, only Pitt remained undefeated going into Friday's final day of competition.
The fourth- and fifth-grade division Panthers improved to 4-0, while the only other previously-undefeated team, the sixth-grade UConn Huskies, suffered its first loss of the tournament, dropping to 2-1 in competition this week.
Pittsburgh 24, UCLA 5
Pitt (4-0) continued its dominance Wednesday, as it took down UCLA (0-3), 24-5.