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Lady Chucks girls' tennis dominates Lady Owls

September 25, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If a tennis team allows the opponent eight total games in eight matches, the chances are good for a win. The Lady Chucks gave up those eight games on their way to cruising past the Lady Owls of Bradford, 8-1, Tuesday afternoon.

"The PAHS girls played well tonight," noted Punxsy coach Rose Graffius.

And played well they did from top to bottom. At the top singles, the Lady Chucks' Amber Ward took care of the Lady Owls' Nicole Henderson, 6-2 and 6-0.

Chucks' XC depth enough to sweep Owls and Beavers

September 25, 2012

DuBOIS — In a partial preview of the District IX AA race, Punxsy again showed its boys' cross country running depth to get past Bradford and complete the Tuesday sweep over DuBois.

Punxsy (6-0) pushed across three of the first five finishers against Bradford and saw its fifth and final scoring runner end up two spots ahead of the final Owl for a 26-30 win.

Against DuBois, Punxsy recorded three of the top four spots and five of the first eight runners in a team score final that had a bit more breathing room in a 22-35 win and sweep of the day.

Punxsy posts second-straight boys' soccer shutout Tuesday

September 25, 2012

CURWENSVILLE — The Chucks no sooner stepped off the bus before they started to pelt the Tide net with goals. Punxsy netted four goals in the opening 12 minutes to post its second-straight boys' soccer shut out with a 5-0 victory at Curwensville Tuesday afternoon.

Senior forward Trevor Peace produced a 'hat trick' with the final three Punxsy (7-3) scores. Ty Zimmerman produced a goal and an assist.

Tanner Evans accounted for the other goal.

Kevin Hughes assisted on the game's first two goals, and Tyler Baer passed the ball for the fourth tally.

Hall of Fame committee seeking Class of 2013 nominations

September 25, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame Committee is asking for nominations of former athletes in the Punxsutawney Area School District to be considered for induction with the next class.

JOC approves HVAC, plumbing/heating programs

September 25, 2012

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP — The Jeff Tech Operating Committee (JOC) voted to approve HVAC and plumbing and heating as the new courses to be added to replace the lumbering and marketing/retailing course programs which were eliminated back in May.

"I've checked with other vo-tech schools around the state which said don't make the testing in these programs separate, combine the plumbing and heating with HVAC," said Marsha Welsh, director of Jeff Tech at Monday's meeting that was held in the Health Assisting Area.

'Just me doing nails:' Grisso living out lifelong dream with her own shop

September 25, 2012

ANITA – Many would say that it's a lifelong dream to one day be their own boss and do exactly what they've always loved doing. Jamie Grisso, former California resident and current Anita resident, is among those. And now, she can say she's living that dream.

Last week, Grisso started her own business – Atlantis Nail Spa – at 258 Main St. in Anita, right beside the post office.

Grisso said that her journey to the Punxsutawney area had no set plan, and that she just sort of ended up here.

Just passing through: Denniss stops in Punxsy on way to world record

September 25, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On Jan. 1, Australian Tom Denniss officially set out on the first leg of a journey that literally no man or woman has ever completed – running around the world, and doing so following the Guinness Book of World Records' guidelines – and nearly 10 months later, his journey carried him through the Weather Capital of the World.

Eleanor "Ellie" M. Havrilla, 80

September 25, 2012

Eleanor "Ellie" M. Havrilla, 80, Punxsutawney, died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, at home.

Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.

Karen Lynn Shaffer, 54

September 25, 2012

Karen Lynn Shaffer, 54, of Glen Campbell, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Feb. 3, 1958, in Punxsutawney, the daughter of the late Sam and Ellen Marie Haslego.

She was married to Theodore Shaffer, who survives.

In addition to her husband, surviving relatives include a son, Scott Mohney; and a brother, Dusty Haslego, both of Punxsutawney; and two granddaughters.

At the family's request, there will be no visitation, and services will be at the convenience of the family.

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