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July 21st, 2011

Punxsy bats stay hot in opener at Sectionals

July 22, 2011

CRANBERRY — Already leading 4-1, Punxsy's 10- and 11-year old All-Stars batted around in the fourth inning and scored seven runs to defeat McLane 11-1 in four innings in the opening round of the Section 1 tournament Thursday in Cranberry.

"We've been off for a whole week and were anxious to get going," manager Brad Gigliotti said. "We've been pounding the ball at batting practice and bringing in faster pitchers to get them used to it. It's paying off."

Punxsy pours on early and often, wins 33-3

July 22, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsy scored 10 runs in the home half of the first and fourth innings and batted around in all four innings en route to a 33-3 win over Curwensville in 15- and 16-year old VFW All-Star action Thursday night in Punxsutawney.

"We hit the ball when we had runners in scoring position," manager Mike Klingensmith said. "That's what we hadn't been doing, and I told the guys, 'We have got to continue to hit the ball when we have opportunities to score.'"

Miners fall to Grays, 5-4, despite strong start

July 22, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Despite coming out strong and taking a 4-1 lead, the Rossiter Miners lost to the Brookville Grays, 5-4, in Game 4 of the Federation League semi-finals Thursday.

Game 5 will be played at 6 p.m. Saturday in Rossiter.

The series has become quite a heated one, and it is now even at two games apiece.

Police arrest suspect in hit-and-run

July 21, 2011

FALLS CREEK — The person who police said struck a jogging Falls Creek woman and fled the scene Tuesday evening has been apprehended and placed in jail.

Wednesday, DuBois-based Pennsylvania State Police reported the arrest of Felicia Marie Steele, 48, Reynoldsville, after the incident occurred around 8:04 p.m. Tuesday on Route 950, about a mile south of Falls Creek, Washington Township.

Police said the jogger, Cindi A. Lingenfelter, 32, Falls Creek, was jogging south on Route 950 and was struck by Steele’s southbound 2003 GMC Sierra pick-up. Police said Steele then fled the scene.

"Moore" Music, Please

July 21, 2011

Despite the good attendance — amid the terribly warm temperatures — Thursday night at Music in the Park in Barclay Square, not too many of the attendees were wearing sport coats. But that’s just what The Moore Brothers show band did for their renditions of classic rock and country songs.

Carla Gigliotti doesn’t call it garden ‘work’

July 21, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Caring for four small children and managing a home on a daily basis does not let Carla Gigliotti of Punxsutawney turn away from her English-inspired flower garden, nor neglect the fact she’s the recipient of the Punxsutawney Garden Club’s “Garden of the Month” award for July.

“I did not feel worthy of the award because it’s not done yet,” she said. “I have a picture in my mind of what it is supposed to look like. There’s so much more that needs to be done with it.”

Ruth Helen Neal, 87

July 21, 2011

Ruth Helen Neal, 87, DeLancey, formerly of Hamilton, died Wednesday, July 20, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born Jan. 25, 1924, in New Paris, a daughter of the late Rev. Jesse and Minnie (Doverspike) Smith.

She was married to Leon Neal, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Neal was a telephone operator at Punxsutawney Area Hospital and retired in 1984.

She was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church in Hamilton.

July 20th

Punxsy follows two big innings to 18-8 win

July 21, 2011

CURWENSVILLE — Punxsy's 13- and 14-year old VFW Teener League All-Stars scored seven runs in the third inning and six runs in the seventh en route to an 18-8 win over Curwensville in round-robin play in the Area 6 tournament Wednesday night in Curwensville.

Miners take back series lead, win Game 3

July 21, 2011

ROSSITER — The Rossiter Miners now hold a 2-1 series lead over the Brookville Grays after winning Game 3, 13-5, Wednesday.

Game 4 will be played at 6 p.m. tonight in Brookville.

"It was huge to come out and get a win like that," Miners manager Rick Matthews said. "We starting hitting the ball again, so that was huge."

The Miners combined for 10 hits — four better than their first two games combined.

Dean “Dino” Allen Yohe, 75

July 21, 2011

Dean “Dino” 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 “Wink” 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 constructing  mine shafts for the Williamson family company in Ebensburg. He retired from Central Cambria Drilling Company in 1991.

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