Archive - Jul 10, 2012
STATE COLLEGE â With the level of competition elevated, and the tournament down to the final eight teams in the state for the Punxsy Little League softball All-Stars, the squad knew it would have to minimize errors and play at its best to earn a win against a tough West Point squad Tuesday afternoon in the tournament's opening game. Unfortunately for Punxsy, though, four errors helped West Point score six runs over two separate innings, and Punxsy fell 9-2 in the opening round.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Tuesday evening in Punxsutawney, top-seeded I-Medical hosted the Indiana Black Sox in the first game of the best-of-three finals for the Indiana County Youth League, and the home team earned yet another come-from-behind victoryÂ â downing the Sox 7-6 â to open up a 1-0 series lead and set up the potential series-winning game tonight in Indiana.
The Sox made things interesting with a five-run fifth, giving them a late lead, but the Punxsy squad showed no signs of quitting, tying it in the bottom of the fifth and going ahead in the sixth.
ROSSITER âÂ The Rossiter Miners followed a seven-run second-inning surge to a 9-5 victory Tuesday night in Rossiter to open up a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-three opening round of the Federation League playoffs.
With the win, Rossiter hopes to advance to the second round, where it would meet the Brookville Grays, with a victory over Bigler on its own field today. If Bigler wins this evening, it will force a third game, winner-take-all, Thursday in Rossiter.
BROOKVILLE â It wasnât a tornado or a microburst, just high, straight-line winds, the result of severe thunderstorms that caused widespread property damage in the Sykesville/Henderson Township area Saturday.
Two separate severe thunderstorms warnings were issued for Jefferson County, the first at 4:45 p.m., the second at 6:15 p.m., according to Tracy Zents, director of emergency services for Jefferson County.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Punxsutawney Borough Council approved a request to sponsor the Punxsutawney Memorial Library for a grant in order to perform some much-needed renovations to the building, which is part of the Mahoning East Civic Center.
Monday, library Director Coral Ellshoff asked councilâs permission for the library board to change the buildingâs layout and to sponsor the library for a Keystone Grant, which is a matching grant, so the library board must match dollar-for-dollar what the state gives.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Itâs hard to believe, but actions taken by the Punxsutawney Area School Board during its Monday meeting indicate that the start of the 2012-13 school year is just around the corner.
Monday, the board approved several purchases in the areas of food service and technology, including a combination (or combi) oven from U.S. Foods for $18,954.
Terry Hollenbaugh, 48, R.D. 1 Dayton, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.