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AML Golf Championship secured for Punxsy

October 16, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The course was covered. The wind was blowing. The rain clouds were threatening.

But despite all that, the Punxsutawney Chucks' won the Allegheny Mountain League Championship, 363-374, over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders.

"Weather was an extreme factor," Punxsy head coach Josh Conrad said. "We were the only people on the course because the wind was so bad. Hitting a green in regulation was an incredible accomplishment."

Conrad also said the two teams had to deal with the large amount of fallen leaves, which had flooded the course.

Lady Chucks satisfied with third-place effort

October 16, 2011

WEST SHAMOKIN — After playing seven tough matches in West Shamokin at a tournament, the Lady Chucks varsity volleyball squad walked away with third place.

Punxsy eventually fell in the semi-finals to Elderton, but Punxsy head coach Lisa Kephart was pleased with her team throughout the day.

"We definitely put fourth great effort," she said.

Saturday's tournament began with the Lady Chucks in the East Pool, playing two sets of 21 against both St. Joseph and West Shamokin.

Punxsy swept St. Joseph, 25-17, 25-12, for its first game of the day.

Presloid's hat trick leads Punxsy to victory

October 16, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Chucks boys' soccer team met a tough opponent in Philipsburg Saturday in Punxsutawney, but Tyler Presloid notched another hat trick, earning his team the 3-2 victory.

"We were able to hold them off," Punxsy head coach Phil Shenkle said. "They were a very quality opponent, so we were very happy to come away with a win."

Punxsy led 2-0 at halftime after Presloid scored two goals; the first was assisted by Tanner Evans, and the second came from Trevor Peace.

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