Archive - 2010 - Sports Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Basketball is in the air, as the Punxsutawney Elementary Girls' Basketball Tournament kicked off Monday night at the high school.
Overall, nine teams are taking part in the tournament, with five squads made up of fourth- and fifth-graders, and four teams in the sixth-grade grouping.
Pittsburgh 10, Ohio State 8
Pitt got started on the right foot Monday and moved to 2-0 on the day, beginning with a 10-8 win over Ohio State.
Leading the way for Pitt was Kate Horner with six points.
Keyana Ehause and Taylor Covatch both added two points in the win.
RIDGWAY â€” 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.
RIDGWAY â€” 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.
BROCKWAY â€“ Two boysâ€™ 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 yearâ€™s playoffs in a shootout, enter tonightâ€™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 theyâ€™re in search of advancing to yet another district championship game.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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.
â€˘ Girls' cross country at District IX Class AAA Championships in
Ridgway, 11:45 a.m.
â€˘ Boys' cross country at District IX Class AAA Championships in
Ridgway, 1:15 p.m.
â€˘ The following ABC Youth Football playoff games will take place at
Jack LaMarca Memorial Stadium in Punxsutawney:
10 a.m. â€” Grove City vs. Slippery Rock (Juniors Consolation) Noon â€” Punxsutawney vs. Slippery Rock (Seniors Consolation) 2 p.m. â€” Prospect vs. Brookville (Juniors Super Bowl) 4 p.m. â€” Karns City vs. Prospect (Seniors Super Bowl)
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
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
PROVIDENCE -- The good news for Joe Gardner is that heâ€™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.