June 30th, 2011
HYDE â€” John J. Fisher Post 62 of Punxsutawney finished the Jefferson County American Legion regular season strong and is prepared for the postseason following a 10-1 victory Thursday night at Clearfield.
Punxsy scored during every inning but one and received solid pitching from Braedon Pennington and Jamie Bush to complete the regular season on a five-game winning streak.
Punxsy's last regular season game was scheduled for tonight, but Reynoldsville forfeited the rest of its season, giving Punxsy a final record of 12-4.
DUBOIS â€” DuBois jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning and scored at least one run every inning after that to defeat Punxsy, 11-0, in Senior League All-Star action Thursday night in DuBois.
With the win, DuBois advances to the winners' bracket final and will play at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Bradford.
Punxsy will play in the losers' bracket against Brockway at 4 p.m. Saturday in Punxsutawney.
Punxsy's Lauren Wolfe pitched all five innings, allowing 11 runs, but most of the damage was done in the first inning when each DuBois hitter made solid contact, and DuBois batted around.
Esther Arlene Henry, 85, Lake Wales, Fla., died Wednesday, June 22, 2011, at the Winter Haven Hospital.
She was born Nov. 1, 1925, in Marion Center, a daughter of the late Clair and Gaye Griffith.
She was married to her husband, John Henry, who survives, for 69 years.
Mrs. Henry moved to Florida from Michigan 27 years ago.Â She retired from K-Mart as a cashier, and was a member of the South Lake Wales Church of God.
Those who knew her loved her smile and sweet spirit.
Angela (Restifo) Smith, 85, Punxsutawney, formerly of Smithville, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center in Punxsutawney.
A daughter of the late Guy and Maggie (Irato) Restifo, she was born July 14, 1925. in Rossiter.
Aug. 1, 1952, she married her husband, Carlton â€śBabeâ€ť Smith, who preceded her in death March 19, 2000.
Hazel M. Smith, 89, formerly of Hamilton, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at AM/PM Personal Care Home, DeLancey.
She was born March 12, 1922, in Coolspring, a daughter of the late Lucas S. and Alma H. (Wonderling) Hall.
Nov. 17, 1939, she married Dwight S. Smith, who preceded her in death Dec. 9, 1994.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church.
DUBOIS â€” DuBois scored 11 runs on seven hits in the fifth inning, and Riley Assalone allowed only four hits to defeat Punxsy, 17-5 in five innings Wednesday, and advanced to the District 10 Little League softball All-Stars final against the winner of tonight's Ridgway/Bradford game.
Punxsy had three errors in the fifth inning and could have gotten out of the high-scoring inning much earlier, but DuBois took advantage of the errors with three hits and aggressive base running.
RIDGWAY â€” Punxsy scored 11 of its 13 runs during its final three at-bats to defeat Ridgway, 13-9, to move on to the winners' bracket final in Little League baseball All-Star action Wednesday night in Ridgway.
With the win, Punxsy advances to the winners' bracket final where it will play at 4 p.m. Sunday at DuBois. Ridgway falls to the losers' bracket where it will travel to Reynoldsville/Sykesville for a game Friday. Punxsy committed a number of errors in the game, but it still held on for the four-run victory.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Brookville Minor League softball All-Stars was taken down by DuBois, 11-8, in a competitive game Wednesday night in Brookville.
Brookville came back from a five-run deficit to tie it at eight in the fourth, but DuBois added three additional runs in the bottom of the fourth.
"I was real impressed with the way we fought," Brookville manager Carl McManigle said. "We never got down; we kept fighting, and I think the final score shows that."
James Richard Pifer, 90, Punxsutawney, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
He was born Nov. 24, 1920, in Punxsutawney, a son of the late Merle Philip and Ida Elizabeth (Smith) Pifer.Â
He is the last member of his family.
Mr. Pifer was a corporal with the U.S. Army Air Force, having served during World War II. He earned the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, the American Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Nov. 15, 1946, he married Doris Ruth Bair, who survives.
Lloyd F. Stover, 90, DuBois, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at the DuBois Nursing Home.
He was born May 25, 1921, in Luthersburg, a son of the late J. Frank and Iva (Marshall) Stover.
Oct. 1, 1949, he married June (Gillung) Stover, who preceded him in death Dec. 18, 1997.
Mr. Stover graduated from Luthersburg High School and joined the U.S. Army Air Force, in which he served during World War II.
He was employed with Rockwell Manufacturing as an electrician until he retired in 1983.