November 2nd, 2011
BROCKWAY â In a District IX boys' soccer rematch of last year's championship game between the Punxsy Chucks and the Bradford Owls, the script looked very similar to 2010 with Punxsy scoring a first-half goal and Bradford answering with a second-half goal to send the game into overtime. This year, though, the Chucks were the ones who earned the overtime winner and took home the D-IX Championship trophy with a 2-1 win Wednesday night in Brockway.
Early Sunday afternoons this time of year, you can usually find me curled up nice and warm on the couch at my parents' house, preparing to watch the Steelers in the one o'clock round of NFL games.
Last Sunday, though, with the Steelers meeting the Patriots, the game was given a prime-time slot, and I instead found myself at work â well, sort of.
Albert W. Mack, 89, Punxsutawney, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Wellington Heights in Punxsutawney.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Deeley Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
Margaret G. Simpson, 89, Rossiter, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at The Village of Laurel Run, Fayetteville.
She was the daughter of the late Felix and and Carmella (Cataldo) Truance.
Mrs. Simpson was a lifelong resident of Rossiter and was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for more than 30 years.
She was a member of the Church of the Resurrection of Rossiter.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Sure, Punxsy is mere days removed from Halloween, but the music and movement of Van Dyke & Company and the Mahoning Valley Balletâs production of âDraculaâ might make one feel otherwise.
Based on the original story by Ed Zatsick with original choreography by Joan E. Van Dyke and Denny Sovich, âDraculaâ is scheduled for one performance Friday at the Punxsutawney Area Community Centerâs Jackson Theater. See the accompanying box for details.
The Punxsy boysâ soccer team had to wait a year to do it, but the Chucks avenged a 2-1 double-overtime loss in last yearâs District IX championship game with a 2-1 overtime win to clinch the 2011 D-IX title Wednesday night in Brockway. Pictured here are the Chucks players, coaches and trainers posing with their championship plaques. For more, click on Sports.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â After getting a late start with planning, the Home for the Holidays parade will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, in downtown Punxsutawney.
The Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce encourages those groups, organizations, individuals and businesses that wish to be in the parade to get their registration in as quickly as possible.
Entry information and forms are available for download online at Punxsutawney.com or by calling the Chamber at 814-938-7700, ext. 2. Entry forms are requested to be completed and turned in by Nov. 18.
This Saturday, 32 former Punxsy Chucks football players spanning 20 years â from the Class of 1991 to the Class of 2011 â will play in a full-contact alumni game against rival Brookville at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Jack LaMarca Stadium in Punxsutawney. The game was organized by Alumni Football USA, which organizes approximately 300 games each year across the country, according to Pennsylvania director Robert Bishop.
BROCKWAY âÂ The Lady Raiders of Brookville played a hard-fought, defensive game Tuesday in the District IX Class A soccer semi-finals against Curwensville.
Brookville had been on the losing end of two one-goal games to the Lady Tide during the regular season, and it turned out the same way for the Lady Raiders Tuesday. Curwensville found the back of the net just once, but that was enough to carry the Lady Tide to the championship game.
HIGH POINT, N.C. â High Point University head coach Mike Esposito was named Big South Coach of the Year in women's cross country, it was announced after the Panthers won their first-ever team championship Saturday in Conway, S.C.
HPU's top five runners all placed in the top 10 as the Panthers beat two-time defend- ing champion Liberty University.
Originally from Punxsutawney, Esposito is in his seventh season as head coach of men's and women's cross country and track & field at High Point University.