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May 12th, 2011

Chucks lose to DuBois, finish season 6-5

May 12, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy boys' tennis team lost its final match of the season Thursday, 5-4 in DuBois, but the Chucks completed the year with a 6-5 record, which was an improvement over last year's 4-8 mark.

Punxsy went from a 4-8 team in 2010 that had no upperclassmen to a squad that finished above .500 in 2011.

Neal homers, Depp twirls shutout, 5-0

May 12, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Randa Depp pitched her third-straight shutout, Hannah Neal hit a two-run home run, and the Punxsy softball team avenged an earlier loss when it defeated State College Thursday afternoon at Harry Noerr Field, 5-0.

"We wanted to exact a little revenge (on State College)," Punxsy manager Alan Pifer said. "We were flat over there when we played them. We were pumped up today."

Chucks blow by DCC, 16-1

May 12, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy baseball team scored early and often to climb back to .500 with a 16-1 victory in four innings over DuBois Central Catholic Thursday at Rich Kuntz Memorial Field.

Punxsy (7-7) scored 10 times during the first two innings before it finished off the Cardinals with one run in the third and five in the fourth.

The Chucks snapped a three-game losing streak with the victory. DCC fell to 0-10 on the season.

"It was kind of workmanlike," Punxsy manager Mike Dickey said. "We did what we needed to do."

Kerri Presloid takes her educational games to the next level: The consumer

May 12, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As written on the family chalk board in the den, “Dream Big” has always been the motto for Kerri Presloid.

After winning Penn State-DuBois’ B.I.G. (Business Ideas Gone Wild) competition in 2009, Presloid has been able to begin her dream of becoming an entrepreneur. The idea she submitted to the competition was a children’s game entitled “Treasure!” which is intended to help each player learn letter recognition while collecting the treasure of gold coins.

The game “Treasure!” has several ways to play for different age levels, from advanced toddler to kindergarten.

PAH hails employees during National Hospital Week

May 12, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Because National Hospital Week is a celebration of people, Punxsutawney Area Hospital is honoring its employees by recognizing the role each of them plays in extending a sense of trust to their patients and members of their community.

“A hospital is more than a place where people go to heal, it is a part of the community that fosters health and represents hope,” hospital CEO Dan Blough said. “From providing treatment and comfort to the sick, to welcoming new life into the world, hospitals are central to a healthy and vibrant community.”

Jeffrey Hamilton King, 65

May 12, 2011

Jeffrey Hamilton King, 65, step-son of Donald M. MacIsaac of Rochester Mills, died unexpectedly of natural causes March 15, 2011, at his home in Gaithersburg, Md., after visiting his terminally- ill brother, Timothy H. King, locally three days before.

Mr. King was born Dec. 21, 1946, in White Plains, N.Y., a son of the late Hamilton and Bettye (Huntley) King, both of whom were trained as teachers at Oswego State College, Oswego, N.Y.

Helen Rosman Koromaus, 96

May 12, 2011

Helen Rosman Koromaus, 96, DeLancey, died Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.

She was born June 15, 1914, in Vintondale, Cambria County, a daughter of the late Wassil and Ann (Danch) Rosman.

Feb. 1, 1936, she married Joseph Koromaus, who preceded her in death March 31, 1986.

Mrs. Koromaus was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church. She belonged to the Rosary Altar Guild at the church.

May 11th

DuBois defeats Punxsy on walk-off, 4-3

May 11, 2011

DUBOIS — Twice Wednesday, the Punxsy baseball team scored the go-ahead run or runs in the top of an inning. Also twice, DuBois was there to answer soon thereafter.

Unfortunately for the Chucks, DuBois' final go-ahead runs came in the last inning, as Dom Kriner's two-run, walk-off single pushed the Beavers past Punxsy at Showers' Field in DuBois, 4-3.

Beavers top Chucks to claim team district title

May 11, 2011

DUBOIS — Wednesday's 4-1 score doesn't fully represent how close the DuBois boys' tennis team's victory over Punxsy in the District IX Class AAA Team Tournament Finals in DuBois.

After the Chucks fell behind 2-0, they won a doubles match and were ahead during the No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles matches. Punxsy couldn't hold onto either lead and had to settle for runner-up distinction for the third time in four seasons.

Lady Raiders split doubledip with Bradford

May 11, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Senior Night was bittersweet for senior outfielder Chey Ross and the rest of Brookville softball team Wednesday afternoon in Brookville.

Ross was happy she tripled and drove in a run and helped the team win Game One 8-2, but was equally as frustrated that the Lady Raiders (3-8) fell to Bradford 15-4 in six innings in the Game Two.

"It felt really good to be able to hit and score off it, too," Ross said. "I thought the first game would be a booster. I don't know what changed (in the second game). We need to pick it up."

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