July 17th, 2011
BROOKVILLE â Punxsutawney Little League took home the 9-and-10 year old bracket championship Saturday at the Craig Lewis Memorial Tournament. It beat Elk County Tool and Die I from St. Marys, 14-4 in four innings, to win the title.
Punxsy's eight-run second inning led it to the victory. Punxsy totaled 14 runs on 18 hits throughout the game.
"That second inning was one of the best innings we've seen all year," Punxsy manager Mark Ewing said. "The boys really came to life with the bats."
BROOKVILLE â The Punxsutawney Bombers went into Saturday's Craig Lewis Memorial Tournament 11-and-12 championship game undefeated, meaning they needed just one victory over Brookville's Team Skittlez to secure the trophy.
It took only four innings to finish off Team Skittlez, 21-7, before the Bombers swarmed the field in celebration.
Dylan Huey led Punxsy's offense, going 3-for-5 at bat, scoring twice and recording three RBIs. He hit two doubles and a single.
ROSSITER â The Rossiter Miners topped the Brookville Grays, 1-0, Sunday in game one of the second round of the Federation League playoffs.
The Miners notched the second-seed in the league, guaranteeing themselves home-field advantage in their second round against the Grays.
The round is a best-of-seven series format, with the next game being played in Brookville Tuesday.
Both teams received a first-round bye.
The Miners recorded one run on just three hits throughout the ball game, but that, combined with impressive defense and pitching, was enough to win them the ball game.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Some people groan about hitting the big 4-0, but Kevin Aul has scratched and clawed for 32 years of his life to hit it.
Aul â relaying with the Grace Gigglers of Grace United Methodist Church â was among those taking part in Punxsy's Relay for Life Saturday in Barclay Square.
The Relay for Life committee recognized Aul's 40th birthday with a park-wide sing-along of âHappy Birthdayâ and saluted him for his battle against cancer â which he has been waging for most of his life.
(The Spirit is pleased to share with our readers vignettes of life in the 19th Century as originally reported in past issues of the newspaper. These reprinted stories include their original headlines and spelling.)
March 18, 1896)
From the Transvaal
This yearâs Jefferson County Fair Queen is Logan Taylor Snell (left), 19, of Brookville. Logan sang the country song "Leave the Pieces" while also playing guitar. She is joined by Danielle Jean Troutman, who took second place in the pageant.
Vincent P. Hill, 69, Kiski Township, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at home.
He was born Nov. 22, 1941, in Kittanning, a son of the late Ernest and Henrietta (Kriser) Hill.
Mr. Hill lived in Kiski Township for the past 30 years.
He married Darcia Lynn (Hyrtanski) Hill, who preceded him in death March 18, 2003.
Mr. Hill was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served from 1958 through 1964 as an equipment mechanic.
For most of his life, Mr. Hill was a heavy equipment operator for various companies in the Kiski Valley.
Walter Pollock, 93, Hood River, Ore., passed away of natural causes Dec. 19, 2010, at home.
He was born June 2, 1917, in Rochester Mills, a son of the late Robert J. and Flora (Jordan) Pollock. He was the oldest of four children.
Mr. Pollock was a World War II veteran who served in the Army Air Corps in Africa as a weather forecaster.
He was married to Virginia Reese Pollock for 58 years. She preceded him in death in March 2003.
Dean âDinoâ Allen Yohe, 75, Big Run, died Saturday, July 16, 2011, at home.
He was born Feb. 2, 1936, in Big Run, a son of the late Edward B. and Helen M. (Vanetta) Yohe.
Feb. 6, 1955, he married the former Wilma âWinkâ LaRue Peace, who survives.
Mr. Yohe was a member of the First Christian Church in Big Run.
He was also a member of the John W. Jenks Masonic Lodge in Punxsutawney and the United Mine Workers/construction.
He worked as a carpenter constructingÂ mine shafts for the Williamson family company in Ebensburg.Â He retired from Central Cambria Drilling Company in 1991.
Punxsutawneyâs 10-& 11-year old baseball All-Stars pose with the District 10 banner after winning the District title with a 12-2 win in four innings over St. Marys Thursday night in Punxsutawney.