Archive - May 10, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Things looked bleak for the Punxsy softball team heading into the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday afternoon trailing Bald Eagle 7-1, but after a come-from-behind victory over the Lady Beavers of DuBois last night, Punxsy battled back with six sixth-inning runs to tie the game.
Unfortunately, though, Punxsy's luck ran out, as the Bald Eagles plated a run in the top of the seventh and kept Punxsy off the scoreboard for an 8-7 win.
DUBOIS â€” After falling to DuBois in the District IX team finals Wednesday afternoon, Punxsy had a shot to earn its revenge in the singles title against a difficult foe in DuBois' No. 1 singles player, Trey Gilmore. But the Chucks' top singles players, Michael Blose and Tim Pearce, each fell to Gilmore â€” the eventual champion â€” Thursday in DuBois.
Despite a loss on the score sheet, Punxsy head coach Todd Heigley said Blose battled Gilmore in what was most likely his strongest match of the season. Gilmore just proved to be too much and went on to win 6-4, 6-2.
DUBOIS â€” DuBois' JV baseball team jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the first inning against Punxsy Wednesday in DuBois, but the Chucks battled back to earn an 8-7 victory over the Beavers.
DuBois' five spot in the first came off four walks and three timely hits, and the score remained 5-0 until the top of the fourth, when Hunter Hickok started the inning with a single.
Hickok stole second and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Christian Falgout. Brandon Blose pushed Punxsy's first run across the plate with a fielder's choice.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Tuesday, Borough Manager Ben White presented Punxsutawney Borough Council with an estimated cost to pave and place new sewage lines along Dinsmore Avenue at half a million dollars.
A couple of months ago, council asked him to move forward with an estimated cost to upgrade Dinsmore Avenue, one of the last two brick covered streets in the borough. The other brick- covered road is Grace Way.
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” Thursday, Dr. J. Stephen Cleghorn staged a little rebellion of his own, but it was an emotional one.
â€śNow I feel empowered by a bond of love,â€ť he said following an event he hosted Thursday on his Paradise Gardens & Farm. â€śNo drill will ever penetrate this land, and Iâ€™m prepared to stand behind that.â€ť
Cleghornâ€™s rebellion came with a declaration without weapons, and as well as with the spirit of his No. 1 confederate â€” his wife, Dr. Lucinda Hart-GonzĂˇlez, who died of cancer in November 2011.