October 5th, 2011
Punxsy's Shaina Reddinger and Anna Monyak (shown here), pictured during a Sept. 1 home match against Bradford, participated in the individual singles district championships Wednesday in DuBois. Reddinger defeated Clearfield's Yashuasui Patel 6-1, 6-0, in the first round before falling to DuBois' Jenna Kirk, 1-6, 0-6, in the second round. Monyak also won her first round match over Clearfield's Jennifer Grenus, 6-0, 6-0, before being eliminated by DuBois' Jenny Reese, 3-6, 3-6, in the second round.
BROOKVILLE â€” Punxsy running back Perry Arrington led his team to victory as he scored two touchdowns, including a 96-yard interception return with 30 seconds left in the game, and the Chucks' ninth-grade squad beat the Brookville Raiders, 12-0 Wednesday night on Brookville's home field.
"(Perry) has had some big plays this year," Punxsy head coach Jason Grusky said following the game. "He's been a leader, and we expect big plays from him, and he delivered again today as he has most of the year."
Today marks the beginning of a very important season to me: Hockey season.
Although, I will admit that last week's chilly temperatures and rain/snowy mix came a little too early, it's never too early for hockey season to begin.
Hockey is a special sport for me as I grew up playing the indoor version on roller skates.
Yes, I said roller skates, not those silly in-lines that came along much later, but good old-fashioned roller skates.
The majority of my free time, and the majority of my parents' vacation funds, was poured into this hobby.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Prior to Tuesdayâ€™s Public Safety Committee meeting, members of Punxsutawney Borough Council were given a tour of the Elk Run Volunteer Fire Companyâ€™s new fire engine that was delivered last week.
The bright yellow and white engine was delivered last Thursday from the Ferrara Fire Apparatus Company in Louisiana, and has already been tested.
Firefighters have also received training sessions on the new apparatus.
BROOKVILLE â€” If you want to vote in the Nov. 8 general election, but youâ€™re not currently registered, you have only until Tuesday to do so.
In order to vote in any election, you must first be a registered voter. If youâ€™re not, you need to register by Tuesday, according to Karen Lupone, chief clerk for Jefferson County.
How do you know if you need to register?
Lupone said if you are a first-time voter, have recently moved to a different area or changed your name, you may need to register â€” or re-register â€” to vote.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Tuesday, Punxsutawney Borough Councilâ€™s Public Safety Committee received requests for two separate nights of trick-or-treating, one from East End residents and another from the Punxsutawney Fire Department.
Jaime Sherry, of Highland Avenue, requested council approve a request from East End residents to hold its own separate trick-or-treat from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.
Sherry said people in that area of town do a lot of extra things that make the event better on Saturday than during the week.
WALSTON â€” At last, the recycling bins formerly located at Walston Community Park have moved to the Young Township Municipal building, Walston Road.
Township Supervisor Andrew Meterko said the main reason the recycling bins were moved was due to the lack of security at the playground location.
â€śWe wonâ€™t have to go up and gather all the garbage that people brought to the old recycling location at the park,â€ť he said. Township workers regularly picked up a variety of items from the former site, including televisions, mattresses and garbage.
KANE â€” After another convincing victory Tuesday in Kane, the Lady Chucks' golf team is still undefeated, but Tuesday's victory was a bit sweeter than the first 16, as Tuesday's win meant Punxsy was the District IX champion.
"We've had our hopes set on this win all season, but we knew going into today's match that we would have some serious competition," Punxsy head coach Katie Irwin said. "The course has some very tricky holes, and Kane had a definite advantage playing on their own course. But our girls played smart, focused rounds and deserved the win."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsy's boys' cross country team hosted Kane and DuBois Central Catholic for a three-team meet Tuesday afternoon and in mucky conditions, the Chucks prevailed over both visiting squads.
In both meets, Punxsy had several runners between its fifth-place finisher and its opponents' final finishers, displacing the points so that Punxsy earned a 22-37 win over Kane and a 16-47 victory over DCC.
Punxsy's Dane Baker was the first-place finisher in the meet with a time of 18:02.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Lady Chucks' volleyball team led the first set 18-27 and was tied 20-20 in the third set, but the Bradford Lady Owls finished strong in each game, earning a three-game sweep, 25-18, 25-15, 25-22, Tuesday in Punxsutawney.
In the first set, Punxsy jumped out to an early lead behind a good hit by junior hitter Sydney Weaver, but the Lady Owls bounced back with some impressive hitting of their own to take a three-point lead.
After exchanging serve for several points, Punxsy moved ahead again when Cassie Cook went on a four-point service run, including three aces.