Archive - 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Despite what resembles a disappointing night on the scoreboard, Punxsy head coach Eric Eddy was well pleased with his team's performance in a 50-20 loss to the DuBois Beavers Thursday night in Punxsutawney â the Chucks' regular season finale.
"Overall, it was a very good match tonight," Eddy said. "The guys wrestled very well. There were some tight matches, and overall, I'm very pleased with our performance."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Chucks' seventh-grade basketball team put up an impressive 50 points, and the defense played almost equally as impressively Monday night at Brockway helping the Chucks cruise to a 50-21 victory over the Rovers.
BROOKVILLE â Senior Night is always an important night for everyone involved. But Brookville's game Wednesday night was meaningful for a much bigger reason â the Raiders needed a win for a share of the D-IX League title.
Unfortunately, they were matched up against the DuBois Beavers, who had already secured their share of the title, and DuBois stormed to a 39-30 victory and became the lone title champions.
BROOKVILLE â For 11 4-H members, Tuesday will be the most critical day of a six-week endeavor that began in January.
Last month, 11 4-H students from Jefferson and Clearfield counties began building a robot to compete in a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) â marking the first time 4-H members in the area became involved in this national project.
âItâs coming along,â team member Matt Vipond said. âWeâre going to be going right up to the buzzer here, but I think weâll make it.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Two members of Punxsutawney Borough Council have voted against advertising a new FEMA flood map ordinance.
But Monday, Solicitor Jay Lundy said council is obligated to approve the ordinance or risk losing flood insurance.
With a 5-2 vote, council approved a motion to advertise Ordinance No. 1115, with council members Eric Story and Toby Santik voting no.
Story said he read the new ordinance handed down by FEMA, which he said is word-for-word the same as the boroughâs current ordinance, with the exception of two parts.
It looks as if the school bullies âruleâ this school in the PAHS Drama Clubâs production of âOnce Upon a High School,â but in the end, things change, and good does conquer evil. Tonight is the last chance to see the clubâs show, which begins at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Punxsutawney Area High School.
David N. Griffin, 50, Valier, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012, at UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.
He was born Oct. 27, 1961 in Salisbury, Md., a twin son of Shirley Ann (Autten) Griffin Bennett, who survives, of Delmar, Md., and the late Norman Elliott Griffin.
Mr. Griffin worked as a painter and performed odd jobs, most recently selling items on eBay.
He enjoyed working with his hands and doing mechanical jobs such as tearing down, fixing and reselling motorcycles and parts.
Mr. Griffin really liked to spend time with his little daughter, Audrey.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â From the very first day of practice this season, Punxsy head coach Dirk Neal said one of the Chucks' top goals was to protect their own house and win their home games this season.
Wednesday night, the Chucks played their final home game of the season and did just that, picking up a 49-37 victory over District IX foe Clearfield to finish the season 9-2 at home.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â In a similar tale to the varsity match that took place after it, the dual meet between Punxsy and Bradford's junior high wrestling teams Tuesday in Punxsutawney was a tale of numbers, a common occurrence for the Chucks this season. But in this case, Punxsy's numbers were better than Bradfords, as the Chucks outdid the Owls both on and off the mats for a 47-15 victory.
With Bradford being a larger school, Punxsy head coach Bill Burke said he was surprised and a bit disappointed to see the Owls' numbers down, as they brought just seven grapplers.
Some weeks when I sit down to write my column, I struggle to find a way to communicate an idea I've been bouncing around in my head and, since it's a sports column, to find a way tie sports into it.
Other weeks, the story itself just falls into my lap and begs me to write about it. This week's column falls into the latter category.
Growing up as a Christian and a huge sports fan, I heard the word "miracle" used in two very different contexts quite often, and the seeming double meaning has caused me to frequently ponder the miraculous over the years.