September 27th, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsy's seventh- and eighth-grade girls' basketball teams faced off against Altoona-Maroon Tuesday in Punxsutawney, and the Lady Chucks' seventh-grade team defeated Altoona-Maroon 30-20.
"A total team effort by all ten of my Lady Chucks resulted in this extra special, feel-good win for them against Altoona," Punxsy head coach Darrin Kriebel said.
Altoona jumped out to an early 15-9 lead in the first half before Punxsy turned it on in the second to come back and secure the win.
BROOKVILLE â€” The post-conviction appeal hearing for Robert G. Rega of Punxsutawney resumed Tuesday at the Jefferson County Courthouse, when Regaâ€™s attorneys requested a continuance on his contention that he would have been entitled to some type of legal assistance from the Italian consulate in Philadelphia because heâ€™s an Italian national.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Sept. 8, the PAHS senior class chose six senior girls to represent the 2011 Homecoming Queenâ€™s Court.
This yearâ€™s court includes Cenneca Dilts, Brooke Doney, Adrienne Hess, Alexandria Magill, Keaton Mohney, and Alissa Vite.
The senior girl with the highest number of votes will reign as queen, and the senior girl with the second highest number of votes will reign as princess, after the official crowning during halftime of Fridayâ€™s homecoming football game against Karns City.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Career Womenâ€™s Club named Colleen Means as its Career Woman of the Year during a dinner Tuesday evening.
Means, who teaches fifth-grade reading and language arts at Punxsutawney Area Middle School, has been a teacher for the past 28 years.
She is also the co-chairperson of the clubâ€™s Girl of the Month Committee.
Also, for the past 20 years, Means has been in charge of the groupâ€™s annual Teddy Bear Picnic, which is held as part of the Groundhog Festival.
Means said she was very surprised to receive the award, and she is very thankful.
Timothy Mark Heckman Sr., 52, Big Run, died Tuesday, Sept, 27, 2011, at home in the loving care of his children, who were by his side.
He was born Feb. 13, 1959, in Brookville, a son of the late Albert Charles and Constance Hope (Teats) Heckman.
He worked as a laborer, making windows at Thermal GardÂ in Punxsutawney for 25 years.
Mr. Heckman's true enjoyment was spending time with his children and grandchildren.Â He was a man of few words, but showed his love in his actions with his family. He also enjoyed his dogs, which were like children to him.
Eleanor Jean Bennett, 84, Big Run, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.
She was born Sept. 30, 1926, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Elmer and Opal (Kauffman) Freedline.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Bennett was a member of Paradise United Church of Christ Church.Â
She was a hard-working woman.Â She would pick and sell vegetables with her son at Bennettâ€™s Farm.Â She also enjoyed being with her grandchildren.Â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Lady Chucks' golf team hosted their second home meet of the season, and the end result was the same as the first meet, as Punxsy swept Brookville, Brockway, DuBois and Ridgway to improve to 14-0 on the season and 12-0 in AML play.
The Lady Chucks' team total was 223 â€” a whopping 38 strokes better than their closest competitor in Brookville.
As is normal for home meets, Punxsy was given a record of 4-0 for the host meet, and each team it played received one loss for the day.
Punxsy's low scorer was Lauren Giavedoni with a 54.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Chucks' defense kept Clarion-Limestone's junior varsity squad without an offensive touchdown and the running game wore down the Lions' defense leading Punxsy to a 20-6, lightning-shortened win.
The lightning struck with just under eight minutes to play in the fourth quarter with the Chucks inside the Lions' 30-yard line, and Limestone conceded the game to avoid the 30-minute delay.
The Lions received the opening kickoff and picked up two quick first downs, but a nice tackle by Christian Falgout stopped the Lions in their tracks and forced them to punt.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Despite only trailing 1-0 with 10 minutes to play Monday afternoon, the Lady Chucks' soccer team allowed three goals in the final 10 minutes against DCC, making the score look worse than it was and giving DCC a 4-0 win.
"Defensively, we looked good for most of the game, and then at the very end, we had girls getting tired," Punxsy head coach Kevin Hughes said. "When you're tired, you rely on the next wing to come out and help, but that wasn't happening tonight."
Hughes also said that a big part of the fatigue factor is mental fatigue.
BRADFORD â€” Behind a pair of 79s and a pair of 87s, the Punxsy boys' golf team shot a team score of 332 to win the District IX championship Monday in Bradford. The Chucks even surprised their own coach a bit.