Archive - Sep 2011
DUBOIS â€”Behind five scores in the 50s, with each of the scorers within two strokes of one another, the Lady Chucks golf team defeated DuBois 227-240 Monday afternoon in DuBois.
With the win, Punxsy improves to 8-0 on the season heading into a rematch with DuBois today which begins the second half of the district schedule.
"I'm really proud of the streak this team is on," Punxsy head coach Katie Irwin said. "They worked hard this summer, and their record is reflecting that."
Lauren Giavedoni and Marisa Stockdale shared the low score for Punxsy with a pair of 56s.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Trailing 4-0 at halftime, the Lady Chucks soccer team controlled the ball for most of the second half, but were unable to score, and Brockway went on to win Monday afternoon's game 7-0.
"We came out in the second half like the score was nothing to us, and we were going to score some goals," Punxsy head coach Kevin Hughes said. "Possession wise, we did dominate, but had we started out like that in the first half, it might have been a different story."
As much as Hughes liked the way his girls jumped out in the second half, he still sees lots of room for improvement.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Lady Chucks volleyball team defeated Union Monday night in Punxsutawney behind strong serving â€” six different girls recorded an ace â€” and good attacks at the net.
Punxsy started the first game a bit sluggish, falling behind in the early stages and trailing 8-13 before using a timeout to turn the momentum.
After the timeout, Punxsy benefited from two separate three-point rallies by Chelsea Engeholm and Sydney Weaver â€” who recorded two aces in her mini-streak â€” to tie the score at 16.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A year ago at this time, Thom and Kambrea Pratt had no idea whether their Web comic, â€śShadowbinders,â€ť would be successful.
The couple, who used to color and design characters such as Mickey Mouse, Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck for Gemstoneâ€™s Disney comics, believe the Internet is the future of comics, so they decided to post â€śShadowbindersâ€ť on the Web Aug. 27, 2010.
The comic really took off this past January, which they believe is because, in part, they use social networking sites such as Facebook and the marketing site Projectwonderful to spread the word.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Work resumed Monday on the downtown traffic signal replacement project, with the replacement of the pedestrian curb ramps.
Kirby Starr, project manager for PennDOT, said the $1.1 million project was delayed was due to a switch to a different type of pole, which requires different anchor bolts, and was also subject to approval by PennDOT.
Starr said the traffic light project on North Findley, Pine and Torrence streets is not a part of the downtown Mahoning Street traffic light project.
BIG RUN â€” Monday, Big Run Mayor Joe Buterbaugh provided information to borough council about hiring a part-time police officer to help slow down speeding vehicles in the borough.
Buterbaugh said at Mondayâ€™s council meeting that he learned from Sykesville Borough Council that it was in the process of hiring another part-time police officer and has a police cruiser for sale. He also spoke with Sykesville Council members about the possibility of hiring one of its officers to patrol in Big Run.
William C. Lingenfelter, 82, Punxsutawney, a guest at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, passed away Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at DuBois Regional Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 3, 1928, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Edward Haag and Ada Lingenfelter.
He was Methodist by faith.
Mr. Lingenfelter was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles and the Army Navy Club. He loved hunting, fishing, playing guitar and country music.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â The Chucks boys' soccer squad continues to increase its record as it is now 4-1 after beating a challenging Brockway, 3-1, Saturday.
"Next to DuBois, (Brockway) was the team I was most worried about on the schedule, so I was very happy to come out with a win," Punxsy head coach Phil Shenkle said.
Shenkle called Trevor Peace the "star of the game" for Punxsy as he set up Tyler Presloid for all three of the Chucks' goals.
STATE COLLEGE â€” The Punxsutawney Lady Chucks cross country team headed to State College Saturday to run in the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational.
All 12 of the Lady Chucks performed their season bests to help the team place eighth overall out of 13 full teams.
"The Penn State golf course is relatively fast, and that coupled with cool weather really helped all the runners perform their best," Punxsy head coach George Wehrle said. "It was an excellent day all around."
STATE COLLEGE â€” The Spiked Shoe Cross Country Invitational was held Saturday at Penn State, and the Punxsutawney Chucks boys' team placed fifth out of 13 complete teams.
"We had a real solid showing on the Blue and White Golf Course at Penn State Saturday," Punxsy head coach John Smith said. "As a team we finished fifth with 183 points with some great performances."
Senior Dane Baker led the Punxsy squad, running the 3.1-mile course in 17:18 and placing 20th overall out of 129 total finishers.
Smith called him "very aggressive" and said it was Baker's best race time on the course.