Archive - Jul 28, 2011
DUBOIS â Kevin Gnacinski pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just three hits, and the DuBois Rockets beat the approaching storm clouds to win Game 3 of the Federation League championship over the Rossiter Miners, 3-0, Thursday night in DuBois.
With the win, DuBois took a 3-0 series lead, and needs just one more victory to clinch the championship for the second straight season.
Rossiter's inability to muster up any offense frustrated manager Rick Matthews.
CURWENSVILLE â Punxsy's 15- and 16-year old VFW Teener League All-Stars scored 10 runs in the top of the second inning and never looked back, cruising to a 15-5 victory in five innings over Curwensville Wednesday night in Curwensville.
With the victory, Punxsy clinched a berth to the state championships, which will be held Aug. 5-8 in Huntingdon, but Punxsy still has one game to play in the round-robin tournament before it begins practicing for States.
ROSSITER â The DuBois Rockets batted around twice and scored 13 runs in the top of the third inning and held off a late Rossiter Miners push to win the second game of the Federation League championship series, 14-9, and take a 2-0 series lead Wednesday night at Shaffer Field in Rossiter.
Punxsy's 13- and 14-year old VFW Teener League All-Star team. Punxsy will host the State Tournament this weekend, beginning Friday. There will be four games Friday, including Punxsy's game at 7 p.m. There will be an opening ceremony Friday at 6:45 p.m. at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field with the presentation of the flag by the Jefferson County Color Guard. Ruben Taylor, Kuntz's great-nephew, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Tournament action kicks off at 10 a.m. Friday, and runs through the championship game Monday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â A special service thatâs been enjoyed by Christians and non-Christians alike, Church In The Park will be held this weekend in Barclay Square.
Jim Pond, pastor at the First United Methodist Church of Punxsy, said this yearâs theme is âCome Togetherâ to share Godâs love, word, and make disciples.
Pond said those thoughts will all be pulled together during Sundayâs service at 10:30 a.m. in Barclay Square.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The 21st Century Learning Initiative has been quite successful since the implementation of âOne to One Computingâ at PAHS over a year ago, Principal David London said at Wednesdayâs school board meeting.
London presented the new 21st Century Learning handbooks to the board for its approval Wednesday.
The district has had âOne to Oneâ Computing â in which each high school student has his or her own laptop computer â for the last year-and-a-half, London said. But he wanted to make some changes in the handbook.