Archive - Jan 14, 2011 - Sports Article
Punxsy senior wrestler Kody Young's Gene Mills high half-nelson on Ridgway's Zac McKnight was this week's Play of the Week. Young's use of the move led to a win by pin in just 27 seconds Thursday night in Punxsutawney. (Photo by Dan Walk/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
HOLLIDAYSBURG â€” Numerous turnovers by the Punxsy girls' basketball team led to Hollidaysburg earning a 67-33 victory Friday night.
Punxsy (3-8) trailed 22-4 after the first quarter before the Lady Tigers extended their lead to 37-15 by halftime. During the second half, the Lady Chucks were outscored 30-18.
"We have to learn to handle the pressure," Punxsy head coach Randy Reitz said. "To start the game, we had too many turnovers. We got behind the eight-ball, and we're not a good enough team to overcome that."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Sickness left Ridgway with just nine wrestlers Thursday night, and the Punxsy junior-high wrestling team took advantage of the Elkers' small squad while registering a 61-18 victory at home.
Punxsy (5-1) still out-wrestled Ridgway, earning a slim 19-18 victory on the mats. After that, the Chucks ended the match with seven-straight forfeit wins.