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Meterko, Baker headed to states

October 31, 2010

RIDGWAY — The Chucks may not have taken first place at this year's PIAA District IX Cross Country Championships in Ridgway Saturday afternoon, but the performances of A.J. Meterko and Dane Baker certainly qualify as a successful trip to districts.

Meterko was strong, finishing second overall while Baker took fourth to qualify for the state championships next weekend in Hershey.

Meterko's time of 17:27 made him district runner-up, while Baker clocked in with a time of 17:56.

Schall wins second-straight title

October 31, 2010

RIDGWAY — To say that the Punxsutawney girls' varsity cross country team just missed out on winning its third-straight PIAA District IX Cross Country Championship would be a vast understatement.

The Lady Chucks finished in a tie with Bradford with 30 points, but the championship went the way of the Lady Owls as Bradford's sixth runner finished four places ahead of Punxsy's sixth runner, giving Bradford the edge.

Chucks primed for first-ever playoff victory

October 31, 2010

BROCKWAY – Two boys’ soccer squads that were destined to meet again will face off with a District IX Class AA Final berth on the line for the second-straight season at 7 p.m. tonight in Brockway.

The Punxsy Chucks (14-3-1), who were eliminated by St. Marys in last year’s playoffs in a shootout, enter tonight’s game coming off their best regular season in school history. The St. Marys Flying Dutchmen (13-3-2) have just as impressive of a 2010 resume, and they’re in search of advancing to yet another district championship game.

October 29th

Punxsy's passing game, turnover-creating defense lead to win over Raiders

October 30, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you can't stop the pass and turn the ball over three times in the second half, you won't win many games.

The Raiders found that out the hard way Friday night, as Punxsutawney turned a 9-6 halftime lead into a 37-6 drubbing of Brookville to not only win the Route 36 Gridiron Cup, but also claim the first-ever KSAC Large School Division championship.

Punxsy Sports Schedules:

October 29, 2010

Saturday
• Girls' cross country at District IX Class AAA Championships in
Ridgway, 11:45 a.m.
• Boys' cross country at District IX Class AAA Championships in
Ridgway, 1:15 p.m.
• The following ABC Youth Football playoff games will take place at
Jack LaMarca Memorial Stadium in Punxsutawney:
10 a.m. — Grove City vs. Slippery Rock (Juniors Consolation) Noon — Punxsutawney vs. Slippery Rock (Seniors Consolation) 2 p.m. — Prospect vs. Brookville (Juniors Super Bowl) 4 p.m. — Karns City vs. Prospect (Seniors Super Bowl)

Monday

Football team squares off against West Shamokin

October 29, 2010

Punxsy senior Zak Dickey looks up field after making a catch. Dickey
and the Chucks head to West Shamokin for 7 p.m. start Friday for their
final game of the 2010 regular season. (File photo by Dan Walk/The
Punxsutawney Spirit)

Soccer team heads to playoffs

October 29, 2010

Soccer team heads to playoffs
Punxsy junior Tyler Presloid (8) and the Chucks will compete in their
second-ever District IX Class AA playoff game at 7 p.m. Monday in
Brockway. Punxsy faces St. Marys, which eliminated the Chucks in last
year's playoff semifinals. (File photo by Dan Walk/The Punxsutawney
Spirit)

October 20th

Woonsocket's Gardner fights for EBA New England title on Nov. 12

October 20, 2010

PROVIDENCE -- The good news for Joe Gardner is that he’s going to fight for the EBA (Eastern Boxing Association) New England light heavyweight championship on Nov. 12 at the Twin River Event Center.
The bad news is that the Woonsocket fighter is going to have to battle a very familiar boxer to him, his trainer, Bob Moreau, and his corner -- his favorite sparring partner, Keith Kozlin of West Warwick.

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Thursday was a busy one on the links, as Punxsy's boys' and girls' golf teams were both in action,...
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples and Brian Hamilton analyze the Big Ten entering the 2014 season.

 

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