Archive - Dec 3, 2010 - Sports Article
CINCINNATI â€” The 2010 success of Punxsy native Devin Mesoraco has earned the baseball player some Cincinnati Reds hardware.
Mesoraco, who swiftly advanced from Class A to Class AAA this past summer, won the Chief Bender Award as the franchise's Minor League Player of the Year for 2010 at Redsfest Friday night in Cincinnati.
Mesoraco, a 2007 first-round draft pick of the Reds, started the year at the Class A Advanced Lynchburg Hillcats. After hitting .335 with 10 home runs and 31 RBIs through 43 games, he was promoted to the Class AA Carolina Mudcats.
WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y. â€” A trio of Punxsutawney Area High School cross country runners traveled to Wappingers Falls, N.Y., to compete in the Nike Cross Country Regional meet Nov. 27.
This was the fourth year for the event, which serves as a qualifying race for the Nike Cross Nationals, which take place today in Portland, Ore.
Competing in the open race were Punxsy seniors A.J. Meterko and Milea Schall, along with sophomore Alexis Young.
Members of the 2010 Punxsy girls' cross country team were recognized for their contributions at the annual banquet Nov. 22. Pictured are (front, from left) Kayla Carpenter; Heidi Rodgers, most improved; Juliann Boddorf, most seasonal bests and second team all-district; Tamera Anthony; Alexis Young, most improved and first team all-district; (back) Kirsten Dean; Hannah Rummel; Bethany Beatty; Heather Heitzenrater; and Milea Schall, most outstanding runner and first team all-district. Missing from the photo is Shannon Byerly, first team all-district. (Photo submitted)