Archive - Apr 12, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsy boys' tennis team hosted Elk County Catholic on a windy afternoon Thursday in Punxsutawney, and despite battling through several close matches, the Crusaders came out on top, 6-3.
After the match, head coach Todd Heigley's review of the action was simple: "Overall, we competed."
Punxsy was without one of its singles players in the match â Eddie Serafin â and because of their small numbers this season, the Chucks were forced to forfeit No. 4 doubles.
Heigley said he would like to think with Serafin in the lineup, the match would have been a different story.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â It can be said that the groundhog â and a soldier â saved the day.
A potential tragedy was averted Thursday when one of the National Guardâs IAV Stryker all-terrain vehicles lost its brakes while traveling down Indiana Hill.
But instead of crashing through the ramp toward a restaurant full of people at Joeâs Drive-In, a steel girder supporting the huge wooden groundhog located at the edge of the parking lot stopped the vehicleâs forward progress.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â American Legionnaire Lance Robinson believes Sept. 10, 2001, was âthe last day of freedomâ in the United States, but now, heâs looking to see that date recognized as something else.
Robinson, a U.S. Marine veteran and resident of Export, Westmoreland County, stopped in Punxsutawney Thursday as part of a 300-mile bicycle trek that he calls the âHonor Ride Across America.â
MILWAUKEE, Wis. â Kirk Fergusonâs music career began at a young age, until one day, he made a realization about what he wanted to do with his life.
âWhat kind of happened was, I knew I wanted to go into performance, and my goal was to be the best trombonist in the world,â said Ferguson, a 1999 PAHS graduate visiting family in Punxsy this week. âAnd the best players play in orchestras.â