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April 13th, 2015
It was another installment of the Route 36 Rivalry on Monday â€” one that went quite well for Punxsy. Punxsy's baseball team used five different pitchers (including John Matthews, pictured here) to breeze past the Raiders on a windy day â€” 11-0 in six innings. Meanwhile, just up the road, Punxsy's softball team was handing the Lady Raiders a 9-0 defeat. For full coverage from the games, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.
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Punxsy's Braxton Giavedoni (pictured here) put the exclamation point on a convincing win for the Chucks in their season opener against St. Marys when he hit a long, towering home run to cap a 20-5, four-inning mercy rule victory over the Dutch.
Punxsy's softball team didn't fare as well against the Lady Dutch, falling 6-1 in a five-inning, rain-shortened affair.
See Friday's print edition for full recaps.
The Chucks and Lady Chucks track and field teams got things rolling on the spring sports season on Wednesday at Brookville, with the boys taking all three of their meets and the girls winning two of three.
For a full report on the event, see today's print edition of The Spirit.
Today's schedule includes a baseball game at home against St. Marys at 3 p.m. and a softball game against the Lady Dutch at 4:15 p.m.
The Midwest Regional final was held at Quickens Loan Arena this year. The undefeated Kentucky Wildcats came in as heavy favorites to move on to the Final Four in Indianapolis. That didnâ€™t stop Daxter Miles of West Virginia to proclaim that Kentucky will be 36-1 after the two teams meet Thursday night. That certainly did not happen. The Wildcats completely overwhelmed the Mountaineers and doubled them up 78-39. In the early game, Notre Dame topped Wichita State 81-70. This marked the first time the Irish have reached the Elite 8 since 1979.
Sunday evening, March 15, Plan B of the State College Area Rollers (SCAR) traveled to Skate Station in Clearfield to take on the Backwoods Bruisers of Northern Allegheny Roller Derby (NARD). This was the first game of the 14-event season for the Bruisers and the first road game for Plan B. Plan B was able to take the victory over the Bruisers, 230-155, thanks to a dominating first-half performance.