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Archive - Jan 27, 2011

Phil’s Dancers ready to dance the cold away Feb. 2

January 27, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — An important part of the Groundhog Day festivities is the excitement generated by a group known as Phil’s Dancers, selected each year at PAHS by math teacher and Inner Circle Stump Warden Ron Ploucha.

This year’s dancers were selected in November and include Mia Anderson, Melissa Blose, Tawnee Bowers, Danielle Knopick, Megan Muth, Samantha Osikowicz, Allie Shields and Krystin Vanderpool.

Chucks beat Bradford, Ridgway; fall to Altoona

January 27, 2011

ALTOONA— The Punxsy eighth-grade boys’ basketball team couldn’t keep up with Altoona Maroon during the second half of a 30-20 loss Wednesday in Altoona.

With the game tied at 13 at halftime, Punxsy had kept up with Altoona.

In the second half, Punxy couldn't keep up, and Altoona outscored the Chucks (5-6) 17-7.

Ryan Sloniger scored a team-best nine points for the Chucks, and Dakota Thomas added six points.

Adam Ferko hit the boards for Punxsy and added some extra hustle, and Andrew Fedigan also helped keep Punxsy competitive.

Chucks finish with 3-2 record at Lewistown Duals

January 27, 2011

LEWISTOWN — The Punxsy wrestling team had its share of ups and downs at the Lewistown Duals last Saturday, and by the end of the tournament, the Chucks registered a 3-2 record.

Punxsy started out strong by beating Wellsboro, 42-27, and upsetting host school Lewistown, 37-30. What followed were a pair of losses to Altoona, 45-33, and Greensburg Salem, 35-29.

The Chucks then finished strong at the end of the tournament, blowing by Harrisburg, 51-17, thanks to five forfeits.

During the event, both Kody Young and Neko Cappella went undefeated, as both grapplers finished 5-0.

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