Archive - Sep 7, 2012
RIMERSBURG â€“ Even with an hour-long lightning strike delay, the Union Knightsâ€™ momentum could not be stopped Friday night.
Brody Shick snatched three interceptions, and Kaden McGregor found the endzone on two runs to sack Punxsy on the gridiron, 21-6.
On the first play after a 14-play, 72-yard Chucks' scoring drive to tie the game 6-6, McGregor took a reverse from his slot position and burst through the defense for a 72-yard touchdown.
BROCKWAY â€” The AJ Parise senior football team evened its record at 1-1 on the season with a convincing 30-6 win over Brockway last Saturday night at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway.
â€śThis was a nice team effort in all phases of the games,â€ť said senior head coach Joel Martin. â€śThe offense put points on the board and had no turnovers; the defense caused some turnovers; and special teams scored a touchdown. There were a lot of positives all around.â€ť
The long road trip and the threat of inclement weather couldnâ€™t stop Punxsyâ€™s sea of red from making the trip to Rimersburg to watch the varsity football squad take on Union Friday night.
Despite Mother Natureâ€™s intervention causing an hour-long lightning delay, the show went on. But it was far from a happy ending for Punxsy, as Union earned a 21-6 victory over the Chucks, dropping Punxsyâ€™s record to 1-1 on the young season.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough is requesting that residents talk with the borough before adding to its compost pile on Beyer Avenue.
"If anyone is going to be dumping compost or tree limbs on the pile, please call the Public Works Department or the borough office to schedule a time that it can be taken up to the pile," said Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager at Tuesday's Public Safety Committee meeting.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Kindness and compassion are a pair of traits that every parent hopes his or her child picks up and runs with, and one local youngster has certainly displayed both qualities with a recent act.
Daniel Billick, the son of John Billick and Amy Cowburn, both of Punxsutawney, saved up his hard-earned allowance for a very good cause: to purchase a backpack full of school supplies for an elementary student who may not be as fortunate as he is.