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Lady Chucks VB breezes past the Lady Raiders

September 18, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Playing back-to-back days in any sport is tough. Punxsy proved to be successful on both ends of the matches as it breezed past rival Brookville, 3-0, Tuesday night.

Behind 15 service aces and strong serving in the sets, the Lady Chucks (5-1) claimed the three games by scores of 25-13, 25-10 and 25-11.

"Any time you win a match in three sets it is a good thing. It is a feat for any team any time," said Punxsy's coach Heather Good. "Sydney Phillips and Chelsea Engeholm served extremely well, while Taylor Newcome had a solid night on our front line."

Bush earns NBC World Series All-American Team Honors

September 18, 2012

By Chris Myers
Of The Spirit

NEVADA (MO) — Punxsy native Tommy Bush put together an outstanding summer season on the mound to earn 2012 National Baseball Congress World Series All- American team honors.

Bush played for the Nevada (Mo.) Griffins of the M.I.N.K. Collegiate Summer Baseball League.

The M.I.N.K. League is a summer wooden bat league for collegiate players to gain valuable experience in a minor league baseball type setting.

PAHS to crown Homecoming royalty during Friday’s game against A-C Valley

September 18, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The senior class at PAHS chose six senior girls to be on the Homecoming Queen's Court.

This year’s court includes Chelsea Engeholm, Sydney Weaver, Caroline Dunkel, Mary Sloniger, Alexa Shaffer and Sydney Dubensky.

The senior girl with the highest number of votes will be crowned queen, and the girl with the second highest number of votes will be crowned princess at Friday’s Homecoming football game against A-C Valley.

Chelsea Ann Engeholm is the daughter of Ron and Janet Engeholm of Punxsutawney. She is enrolled in the academic curriculum at PAHS.

Sprankle handed 8 to 29 years for attempted homicide

September 18, 2012

BROOKVILLE — A Reynoldsville woman was sentenced to eight to 29 years in state prison after pleading guilty to two counts of attempted criminal homicide — one count each against her ex-husband and his girlfriend — along with other charges in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday.

According to Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, the shooting occurred around 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011, when Judy Sprankle fired six shots from a .22 caliber revolver at Elmer

IUP-PUNXSY DOING ITS PART IN VOTING EFFORT

September 18, 2012

Monday and Tuesday, students, staff and volunteers at the IUP-Punxsy campus did their part to help out their community and the community of Punxsutawney by holding a voters’ registration drive.

Monday, 96 voters were registered, with four absentee ballot applications filled and a few party changes, event coordinator Carol Asamoah said.

Some of Tuesday’s volunteers (from left) Maria Ziesche, Asamoah and Tom Crumlish pause for a photo between taking time to talk to students about the importance of being registered.

Bertha M. Dubensky, 92

September 18, 2012

Bertha M. Dubensky, 92, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Jan. 29, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Antonio and Angelina Fernichio, and was the last surviving member of her family.

On June 5, 1937, she married Fred Dubensky, who preceded her in death on April 30, 1996.

She was a member of SS.C.D. Church.

Mrs. Dubensky worked as a supervisor at Punxsutawney Sportswear for 24 years and retired after 50 years as Judge of Elections for the Board of Elections.

She enjoyed bingo and cooking.

Germaine "Gerrie" Boschini Dubensky, 75

September 18, 2012

Germaine "Gerrie" Boschini Dubensky, 75, a resident of Toby Terrace in Brockway, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, at her residence.

She was born Nov. 4, 1936, in DuBois, a daughter of the late Louis and Adele (Kolash) Boschini.

She was a member at St. Tobias in Brockway.

Gerrie was a member of the S.O.I Club in Brockway and the Eagles Club in Falls Creek.

She was a past member of the Jefferson County Democratic Committee.

She also enjoyed swimming, walking, being outdoors and going to camp.

She was a Mary Kay Cosmetic consultant.

Dubensky boots Punxsy girls' soccer past Brockway

September 18, 2012

BROCKWAY — Sports seasons many times have signature wins, and the Punxsy girls' soccer squad hopes Monday night was one of its 2012 moments. Sydney Dubensky booted the game-winner for the Lady Chucks to give them a 2-1 victory over the Lady Rovers of Brockway.

"It was the best game I have seen the them play yet," Punxsy head coach Kevin Hughes said about the match. "We started using what we have been working on in practice, and it showed on the field today."

Lady Chucks down Damsels volleyball

September 18, 2012

RIMERSBURG — After dropping the first full match of the year, the Lady Chucks ran their win streak to four with a 3-1 road volleyball victory over the Damsels of Union Monday night in Rimersburg.

Punxsy (4-1) came out hot off the bus with a 25-10 first game win before Union was able get its footing.

The Lady Chucks captured the second contest, 25-20, before dropping a tight, 23-25, third game.

The Damsels were unable to keep the momentum as the visitors came back to end the match with a 25-21 win on the fourth affair.

Punxsy boys' XC runs strong at the Bradford Invitational

September 18, 2012

BRADFORD — The top six Punxsy boys' cross country runners medaled as the team ran a strong race last Saturday at the 9th Annual Bradford Invitational.

The Chucks had a strong showing in fourth place of the 10-team field. Punxsy posted a score of 85 points, just one point behind third placed Kane (84), while Oswayo Valley claimed the top spot of 53 with Northern Potter second with 65.

"Overall, we did a nice job considering none of our runners have been on this course before," said Chucks coach John Smith.

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