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October 21st, 2011

Punxsutawney Cheerleaders Senior Recognition night

October 21, 2011

The Punxsy varsity cheerleading squad honored its seniors in a ceremony prior to the Chucks' football game against Redbank Valley Friday night in Punxsutawney. Pictured are seniors (from left): Erin Butler with parents Cindy and Dick and boyfriend Pvt. James Neal; Mariah Hicks with parents Marquittee and Brian; Lindsay Huey with father Gale; and Kristen Mack with parents Greg and Deanna.

One-point win for Raiders over Clarion

October 21, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Two touchdowns were all the Brookville Raiders needed Friday night to pose a 13-12 win over the Clarion Bobcats.

Despite trailing by 12 at halftime, the Raiders maintained their composure and came out strong in the third quarter.

"No one was panicking; no one was yelling at each other; no one was swearing at halftime," Raiders head coach Chris Dworek said. "The big thing was just being patient and keeping our mental focus. That was a big step."

Virginia M. Kaylor, 72

October 21, 2011

Virginia M. Kaylor, 72, Rossiter, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Altoona Regional Health System.

She was born March 21, 1939, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Charles and Hazel (Grube) Pearce.

She was married to Harry L. Kaylor, who survives, of Rossiter.

In addition to her husband, surviving relatives include a son, Charles Kaylor and wife Valerie of Rossiter; a daughter, Virginia May Geers and husband Danny of Michigan; two brothers, John Pearce and Frank Pearce, both of Rossiter; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

October 20th

GOP: This is the new ‘occupation’

October 21, 2011

REYNOLDSVILLE — Jefferson County Republican Committee President Troy Harper told party supporters Thursday that just as around the country, there is a movement growing close to home: It’s called Occupy Jefferson County.

But, he noted, it’s not like the other “occupied” cities such as New York and Pittsburgh.

DA, defense spar over how Italy could have helped Rega

October 21, 2011

BROOKVILLE — The Philadelphia Italian General Consulate testified in a special hearing Thursday at the Jefferson County Courthouse in the post-conviction appeal for Robert G. Rega of Punxsutawney, saying he possibly could have received additional legal assistance as an Italian National during his state appeal from February 2003 through Jan. 15, 2008.

Seniors shine bright in Lady Chucks' win on Senior Night

October 21, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Lady Chucks' volleyball team honored its seniors prior to Thursday night's game against the Lady Raiders of Brook-ville, and all four seniors — Cassie Cook, Janie Depp-Hutchinson, Brooke Doney and Tori Martin — were put in positions they weren't used to as they played the entire way around.

But the seniors stepped up and played incredibly well against the Lady Raiders, sweeping them in three games, 25-15, 25-14, 25-14.

Chucks hope to honor seniors with a win

October 21, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Chucks will honor the senior members of their squad in a ceremony tonight at Jack LaMarca Stadium, but Punxsy hopes to honor them in another manner, as well: With a victory.

Chucks take on muddy course conditions

October 21, 2011

SLIPPERY ROCK — The Punxsy boys' cross country team concluded its regular season Thursday by participating in the Tri State Cross Country Meet in Slippery Rock — a meet that hosted 58 teams in the boys' category.

Punxsy finished 37th in the meet, and although Punxsy head coach John Smith said he would have liked to finish around 30th, he noted that muddy course conditions made for tough sledding for his team.

October 19th

Strong serving powers Lady Chucks to win

October 20, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — While Punxsy's varsity volleyball team defeated the Curwensville Lady Tide Tuesday night in Punxsutawney, the junior varsity team picked up a victory of its own in two games, 25-20, 25-13.

Punxsy was strong at the net, which has become a regular occurrence, both offensively and defensively.

Nicole DiPietro had three kills in the first game, and Bella Gallina picked up a block.

Punxsy's serving has been a strong suit all year, and Tuesday, Alyssa Reitz and Ivy Phillips each had four aces in the first game to continue the trend.

DuBois hands Punxsy first loss of the season

October 20, 2011

DUBOIS — The DuBois Beavers ninth-grade football team took advantage of an early Punxsy turnover and a quick three-and-out on the Chucks' second drive to score twice in the first four minutes of the game, and the Beavers' defense pitched a shutout as DuBois went on to win 54-0.

After receiving the opening kickoff, Punxsy started its first drive at its own 35-yard line, but fumbled on the first play, and DuBois took over at the 24.

DuBois running back Devin Clark opened the game for the Beavers with a 14-yard run for a first down.

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