Archive - Aug 30, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Brockway Bears scored three second half touchdowns after trailing at halftime to spoil the A. J. Parise Youth Football Junior Chucks' home opener and win, 24-16, Saturday evening in Punxsutawney.
"We played well enough to win this one," Punxsy head coach Brian Ishman said. "We gave upÂ too manyÂ big plays, and we couldn't overcome them."
Brockway found the end zone first in the contest when it received the opening kickoff and put together an 11-play, 62-yard scoring drive, capped off when Anthony Glasl connected with Jonathan Wood for a 34-yard touchdown pass.
ST. MARYS â€” St. Marys' girls' tennis team defeated Punxsy, 7-2, in Tuesday's match in St. Marys, one that Punxsy head coach Rose Graffius said was closer than the score indicated.
Punxsy earned wins in two of the nine matches, No. 1 singles and No. 4 doubles.
In the No. 1 singles, Punxsy's Anna Monyak defeated Mary Rosman 6-4, 6-2.
"Anna did a very good job placing the ball in No. 1 singles," Graffius said of her player's performance.
Monday morning, I awoke shivering and cocooned inside three blankets on my bed, which usually happens only as fall approaches, and fall means one thing: Football season has arrived.
In fact, Monday's cocoon incident was just a reminder for me after I spent the majority of my day Saturday at one football field or another.
The first game was an afternoon one featuring my cousin's home team, the Reynoldsville Falcons, and in the evening, I was on the sidelines taking pictures at the Junior and Senior games for the A.J. Parise Youth Football teams in Punxsutawney.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The sun was shining, and most of the students were smiling for the first day of classes in the Punxsutawney Area School District Tuesday.
Superintendent Dr. Keith Wolfe said as far as the bus routes were concerned, there werenâ€™t any problems at any of the levels.
Wolfe said he visited three elementary schools, the middle school and the high school for the first student day and found teachers and students alike happy to be back to work, and students happy to be back with their friends.
BELL TOWNSHIP â€” The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) presented a third workshop on â€śMarcellus Shale Choices: Understanding Legal Issuesâ€ť related to Marcellus Shale drilling at Camp Little Leo Monday.
Gary Lynn Korney, 63, Glen Campbell, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in Banks Township, Indiana County.
He was born Feb. 8, 1948, in Punxsutawney, a son of Dorothy (Brickell) Korney, who survives, and the late Thomas Korney.
Aug. 22, 1970, he married Margaret â€śPeggyâ€ť P. (Janocha) Korney, who survives.
Mr. Korney served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.
For most of his career, he was employed in the coal mining industry, where he had worked for the Don Jury Coal Company; Johnstown Coal & Coke at Bear Run; Barnes & Tucker; and then the Greenwich Collieries.
Robert (Bob) H. Diggory III, 77, Dacula, Ga., died suddenly Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.
He was born in Albany, N.Y., a son of the late Robert H. and Annis (Sykes) Diggory Jr.
He attended Russell Sage College and served in the National Guard.
Mr. Diggory was a long-time member of the Lions Club and a volunteer for Project Share in Carlisle.
He will be remembered for his warm heart and friendship, faith in God and his volunteer contributions to the communities in which he lived.