July 1st, 2012
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Momentum can be a strong driving force, because momentum can lead to confidence. And confidence pushes a team to play at its best. Sunday afternoon in Punxsutawney, Punxsy's 11- and 12-year-old All-Star softball team turned its momentum from a win-or-go-home victory over DuBois Friday into a District X championship with a 5-4, eight-inning victory over DuBois.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsy nine- and 10-year-old Minor League softball All-Stars bounced back from a disappointing 12-11 loss to DuBois that bounced them into the losers bracket with a convincing 35-11 victory over Bradford Sunday afternoon in Punxsutawney.
"Well, I said we would bounce back, and we certainly did in a big way," Punxsy manager Rob Gemmell said after the game. "I'm just really proud of the girls and the way they played, and I'm glad that Bradford came down to play us today. Now, well, I guess we're moving on. So, we'll see what happens."
DUBOIS- The Punxsy Minor League All-Star team was defeated by DuBois, 6-1 Sunday for its second loss of the tournament. With the loss, Punxsy was eliminated from the losers' bracket.
Punxsy opened the tournament with a 10-5 loss to a tough Brookville club. It bounced back from the loss to defeat St. Marys then Johnsonburg in the losers' bracket.
It took on DuBois Sunday for a chance to play Brookville again in the championship game, but was unable to get past a solid DuBois squad.
â€˘ 10 a.m. to noon â€” Childrenâ€™s Workshops, Boom Town-era childrenâ€™s activities (ages six to 12) at the Lattimer House, sponsored by the Punxsutawney Historical & Genealogical Society.
â€˘ 11 to 11:30 a.m. â€” Registration for Diaper Derby (Crawling Babies) and for Tot Trot (12 to 18 months on padded course).
â€˘ 11:30 a.m. to noon â€” Diaper Derby Race followed by the Tot Trot Race.
â€˘ Noon to 12:45 p.m. â€“ Sadeckyâ€™s Puppets, â€śThe Prince and the Pauper.â€ť
â€˘ 1 to 1:30 p.m. â€” Dennie Huber, magic.
â€˘ 2 to 2:45 p.m. â€” Sadeckyâ€™s Puppets, â€śAesopâ€™s Fables.â€ť
Old Home Week Parade winners
Best equipped and appearing pumpers
â€˘ 1750 gpm or more: Clearfield.
â€˘ 1250 gpm to 1500 gpm: McCalmont, first; Ringgold, second.
â€˘ Under 1250 gpm: Sigel, first; Glen Campbell, second.
â€˘ Rescue: Ringgold.
â€˘ Aerial: Black Lick.
â€˘ Tanker: Glen Campbell.
â€˘ EMS unit: Sigel.
â€˘ Brush Truck: Jay Township, first; Sandy Township, second.
â€˘ Oldest Motorized Fire Apparatus: Glen Campbell.
â€˘ Judgesâ€™ Choice Award: Mahaffey.
â€˘ Bikes: Breanna Delanne, Skyler Garzoni.
â€˘ High School Bands: West Branch, first; Marion Center, second.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th century as originally reported in past issues of the newspapers. These reproduced stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
(July 29, 1896)
David Gillespie, Rossiter, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Shumaker Funeral Home Inc., Punxsutawney.
Paul Edward Montgomery, 84, Punxsutawney, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 30, 2012.
He was born Oct. 16, 1927, in Pittsburgh, a son of the late William H. and Edith (Ely) Montgomery.
Mr. Montgomery was employed for numerous years by Currys Supply Depot, located near Pittsburgh.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Montgomery resided in Pittsburgh for most of his life and was an avid sports fan of the Pirates and Penguins.
He enjoyed volunteering at food banks, gardening and meeting new people.
Ethel P. Smith White, 86, Indiana, died Friday, June 29, 2012, at Maple Valley Personal Care Home.
She was born Oct. 8, 1925, in Indiana, a daughter of the late Homer C. and Vera V. (States) Smith.
Mrs. White was a graduate of Laurel Lamar High School.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, cooking and baby-sitting her grandchildren.
Mrs. White was a member of the Alliance Church in Indiana and its Senior Citizenâ€™s Ladies of the Church.
DUBOIS â€” After earning home field advantage as the king seed in a thrilling, 3-2 victory Monday, DuBois' Little League softball All-Stars knew they'd be getting everything Punxsy had to throw at them Friday night in the first of what the visiting squad hoped would be a two-game weekend.
Punxsy got its wish, defeating DuBois 11-3 and earning a rubber match on Punxsy's turf Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. for the title of District X champion â€” even though the victory didn't guarantee a home game.