Archive - May 2011
ALTOONA â€” The Punxsy girls' track and field team was strong in the field during a 105-41 victory over Bellefonte, but the Lady Chucks couldn't keep up with Altoona during a 116-34 loss during a tri-meet Tuesday in Altoona.
Punxsy (3-4) won 14 events against Bellefonte, including sweeps in the discus, triple jump, 400-meter dash and 3,200-meter run.
Against Altoona, the Lady Chucks won five events, led by a pair of first-place distances by Nickita Martz. Martz had the best throws of all three schools in both the shot put (32-5 1/2) and javelin (106-8).
Gaynelle (Nanz) Borts, 93, Punxsutawney, died Monday, May 2, 2011, at Mahoning Riverside Manor, Punsutawney.
She was born July 1, 1917, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of the late William F. Nanz and Laure (Bhe) Nanz Thomas.
June 17, 1944, she married Marley S. Borts, who preceded her in death Oct. 7, 2008.
Mrs. Borts was a life member of the First English Lutheran Church.
Raymond "Bud" Carl Steele, 85, Smicksburg, passed away Monday, May 2, 2011, while recovering from prolonged surgical problems in the intensive care unit of Armstrong County Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 14, 1952, in South Mahoning Township, a son of the late Alvord and Irene (Johnston) Steele.
June 12, 1948, he married Helen (Pearce) Steele, his wife of 49 years, who preceded him in death in March 1998.
Mr. Steele was a long-time member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, located in Trade City.
Daniel Joseph Shively, 23, Bishop, Calif., formerly of Punxsutawney, died Wednesday, April 27, 2011, in Eureka, Calif.
He was born April 25, 1988, in Punxsutawney, a son of Daniel W. Shively and Stacey R. Serian Love, who survive.
He graduated from Punxsutawney Area High School in 2006.
Mr. Shively was Methodist by faith and attended Calvary United Methodist Church in Rossiter.
He was an accomplished musician who played guitar, drums and keyboard, and he had recently completed recording his first 18-track rap album.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” An inning after it allowed eight runs and lost to District IX Class AAA rival St. Marys 14-3 in five innings, the Punxsy baseball team had another game to play Monday night at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field.
Instead of feeling sorry for themselves and letting a loss affect them, the Chucks responded with a five-run first inning during Game 2 and defeated the Dutch 12-3 to split the season series.
ST. MARYS â€” The Punxsy softball team played one of its most complete games all year during a 6-0 victory over St. Marys Monday night on the road.
The Lady Chucks (7-0) recorded 10 hits, including three triples, and junior Randa Depp provided her finest varsity performance ever to lead Punxsy to a series sweep over its District IX Class AAA rival.
Punxsy was led by Ashley Barenchik, Taylor Powell and Jenna Reitz, who each tallied two hits. Barenchik scored twice and tripled, Powell drove two runners home with a triple and Tia Davis also tripled.
1. The people who maintain Rich Kuntz Memorial Field and the fields at the Frank Fairman Complex deserve a ton of credit for what they do on a day-to-day basis. Throughout April, as rain came down nearly every day, those fields were almost always ready for baseball and softball. Their dedication and time they put into maintaining those fields shouldnâ€™t be overlooked.
Kevin B. Sutter Jr., 22, Timblin, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, in Timblin.
He was born March 31, 1989, in Punxsutawney, a son of Kevin Sutter Sr. and Minnie Duperee, who survive.
Mr. Sutter was a laborer and worked at PW Hardwood in Brookville.
In addition to his parents, surviving relatives include four brothers, Cody Hartzfeld of Punxsutawney, Brandon Duperee of Centerville, Va., Trevor Sutter of Timblin, and Troy Sutter of Timblin; a sister, Angie Davis of Virginia Beach, Va.; one niece; and one nephew.
Harry E. Hibbard, 92, Punxsutawney, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care and Rehabiltation Center, Punxsutawney.
He was born Jan. 7, 1919, in Eleanora, the son of the late Henry and Mary Ann (Scadden) Hibbard.
May 4, 1940, he married Martha (Kovalyak) Hibbard, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Hibbard was a laborer and worked for PennDOT.