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Archive - Oct 2012

October 2nd

Horner helps Punxsy honor seniors with win

October 2, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY – In a breakout effort, Lady Chucks' midfielder Emily Horner connected for a 'hat trick' and an assist to help send the hometown seniors away winners, 4-3, over the Lady Rovers of Brockway on Tuesday night in Punxsutawney.

"This was Emily Horner's breakout game," explained Punxsy coach Kevin Hughes. "The movement and effort she had was great. She worked hard for every single one of those goals."

And Punxsy would need every single one of those goals to defeat Brockway.

New equipment spices up Groundhog Lanes

October 2, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you haven't been bowling in Punxsy for a while, you might want to take a trip down to Groundhog Lanes on Pine Street in Punxsutawney, where owner Tim Lowmaster has just completed a major renovation with brand-new state-of-the-art Brunswick pinsetters.

"I've just begun my 13th year of owning Groundhog Lanes; I purchased it in July, 2000," said Lowmaster.

Lowmaster said early on, he had to upgrade the facility, starting with the furnaces that were located on the main concourse and were not very energy efficient.

Halloween Parade night slated for council’s approval

October 2, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The news that all the little ghosts and goblins have been waiting to hear is when Halloween will be observed in Punxsutawney.

Mike Porada, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, said the borough received a letter submitted by the Punxsutawney Fire Department (which has organized the Halloween Parade for many years) proposing that the parade be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, on Union Street.

From abandoned to loved unconditionally

October 2, 2012

Back in June, the Molinari family of Walston generously adopted one of many dogs that had been abandoned and discovered near Stump Creek.

Lauren Molinari, pictured with her dog Annie, took a special liking to her family's new pet, saying, "I like my dog Annie because she is so good. She is a mama's girl. She loves to run around with our other dogs."

Annie seems to be recovering nicely from the incident.

October 1st

Punxsy repeats as D-IX girls' golf champions

October 1, 2012

BROOKVILLE — One of the Allegheny Mountain League's top teams all season, Punxsy continued to show it Monday by repeating as the District IX AAA girls' golf champions. The Lady Chucks claimed their second-straight title by 11 strokes, 466-477, over the Lady Owls of Bradford at Pinecrest Country Club in Brookville.

"Overall, I'm proud of all the girls today," exclaimed Punxsy coach Kasey Dale. "They worked hard to get to districts, and they accomplished their goal that was set at the start of the season."

Lady Chucks VB stings Marion Center, 3-0

October 1, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY – Sweeps are getting to be the norm on the volleyball court in Punxsutawney. For the fourth time in six home matches, Punxsy swept its opponent by stinging Marion Center, 3-0, on Monday night.

Punxsy (8-2) has now allowed its home opponents to win just four games in six matches for a 15-4 game win total and victories in five of six.

Senior Shayla Brink and junior Emilee States powered the Lady Chucks frontline. Both lined six kills apiece with Brink adding a pair of aces and digs while States had one dig.

JV Chucks gridders run away from St. Marys

October 1, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It did not take a last second touchdown pass and two-point conversion Monday night like last Friday's exciting varsity contest.

The Punxsy junior varsity football team ran away with a decisive 38-13 victory over St. Marys in Punxsutawney Monday night.

Dakota Thomas ran a punt back for a score and threw for another, while Perry Arrington and Will Harmon added two rushing touchdowns apiece to help the JV Chucks to a 3-1 record on the year.

After a scoreless first frame, Arrington found paydirt two times in the second quarter.

Zimmerman-led ‘Air Chucks’ sink Flying Dutchmen

October 1, 2012

ST. MARYS – If not by land, turn to the air, and turn to it the Chucks did in a big way. Punxsy quarterback Garrett Zimmerman led the "Air Chucks" for 21 second-half points with the game-winning touchdown and two-point conversion coming with 11 seconds left on the clock to sink the St. Marys Flying Dutch, 21-20, Friday night.

In the shotgun, Zimmerman found Christian Falgout from five yards out to pull Punxsy to within a point, 20-19, to cap an 11-play, 64-yard drive. The touchdown was not enough though, as Punxsy went for the two-point conversion and win.

Allia Scott to represent IUP-Punxsy in Crimson Court

October 1, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — While Punxsutawney Area High School had its Homecoming royalty crowned last weekend, the other campus in town — IUP-Punxsy — has just recently announced its representative for its own Homecoming, coming up this weekend, in Allia Scott of Philadelphia.

Scott will represent the first-year students' campus in what IUP calls its "Crimson Court" as a part of Homecoming 2012 activities.

CCA holds back-to-school event for its students

October 1, 2012

DUBOIS — The Com- monwealth Connections Academy (CCA) hosted a back-to-school picnic for students in Jefferson County at the Edgewood Family Fun Center last Tuesday.

The event was one of eight such back-to-school parties being held across the state by the school, with 32 planned for the two-week span.

The purpose of the event was to kick off the start of a new school year, as well as to allow students and parents the opportunity to meet their peers and teachers in person.

The Jefferson County Farm Bureau held its annual Rural Road Safety Day at Fezell's County Market on Tuesday to bring...
Members of the PAHS Key Club attended the Punxsutawney Area School Board meeting Monday night, at which time they gave...
You won't need your Easter bonnet, but all kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to an Easter party at the New Anchor Inn,...
While it may be spring, the winter weather isn't ready to leave. Because of a mix of snow, cold...
The Chucks will take on the Uniontown Red Raiders tonight at DuBois Area Middle School for its...
After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat...

 

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