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All their wishes came true: Seniors win Powderpuff game

November 8, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A pair of first-half turnovers proved to be key in the Savage Seniors' victory over the Jaw-Dropping Juniors in Monday night's Powderpuff football game beneath the lights of Jack LaMarca Stadium in Punxsutawney.

Seniors Tori Martin and Cassie Cook each had first-half interceptions that led to touchdowns for the Senior squad and proved to be enough to hold off the Jaw-Droppers 24-8.

Look out states, here come the Chucks!

November 8, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Last week at this time, the Chucks soccer team was preparing for a re-match with District-IX defending champion Bradford and the coaching staff was delivering the message every staff would deliver before a playoff game: Don't look past this game.

Well, the Chucks won that game in an overtime thriller over the Owls, and suddenly the focus switched to looking past the game and preparing for the state tournament, which kicks off tonight with a game against the defending state champion and reigning District-VII champion Hampton.

Scoring abounds on opening night of tourney

November 8, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Elementary Basketball Tournament is officially under way after a slate of five games was held Monday night in Punxsutawney.

In the sixth-grade contests, it became quite obvious that to win the tournament, teams will have to put up large numbers on the scoreboard, as the winning teams scored 32 and 28 points in the two games.

In the first game, between Penn State and Pitt, Kaitlyn Doverspike led the scoring with 12 points for Penn State and led her team to a 32-19 win.

Pitt's Kylie Lingenfelter was close behind in the scoring category with 10 points.

Powderpuff 'Tuff'

November 8, 2011

The Savage Seniors defeated the Jaw-Dropping Juniors 24-8 in Monday night’s Powderpuff game at Jack LaMarca Stadium. At halftime, Matt Rowland (second from right) — escorted by Adrienne Hess — was crowned king of the King’s Court, and Kendall Neal (second from left) — escorted by Abigail Wright — was crowned prince.

Chamber, PRIDE reinforce staying ‘home’ during Home for the Holidays

November 8, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The holiday season will not begin and end with the annual Home for the Holidays parade, the Circle of Trees illumination and the arrival of Santa Claus.

The Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce and PRIDE seek groups, businesses and organization to host current and ongoing holiday activities for Punxsy’s month-long Christmas celebration: From the start of special events Saturday, Nov. 26, through Christmas Day.

Kenneth D. Bush, 55

November 8, 2011

Kenneth D. Bush, 55, of Medina, N.Y., entered into rest Friday, Nov. 4, 2011, at the Strong Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 4, 1956, in Medina, a son of the late Albert and Blanche (Rice) Bush.

Mr. Bush was a 1974 graduate of Medina High School. A lifelong resident of the area, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Medina, an avid Jeff Gordon NASCAR fan and a supporter of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres.

Max D. Reeser, 68

November 8, 2011

Max D. Reeser, 68, Reynoldsville, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

He was born in Williamsport, a son of the late Russell D. and Ruth E. (Knouse) Reeser.

He married Kate E. (Drewer) Reeser, who survives, of Reynoldsville.
He was Protestant in faith.

For 31 years, Mr. Reeser was a member of the Sykesville American Legion Post No. 345.

Mr. Reeser graduated from Westchester Joint Jr.-Sr. High School in 1961. After 30 years of service, he retired from A. Duie Pile Trucking Co., where he worked as a truck driver.

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