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Another close one: Punxsy edged on Senior Night

October 18, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy girls' soccer team honored its seniors in a ceremony prior to Tuesday night's game against Redbank Valley, and despite strong performances from many of the seniors, Redbank scored the only goal of the evening to win 1-0.

After the ceremony, the Lady Chucks seemed pumped up and ready to play, but it was Redbank that controlled the time of possession early and managed the first scoring opportunities.

Redbank's first scoring chance came in just the second minute, but Punxsy keeper Aly Dickey intercepted a cross to thwart the threat.

END OF THE LINE: CHUCKS 4TH AT REGIONALS

October 18, 2011

The Punxsy boys' golf team played in the PIAA Regional Tournament Tuesday afternoon and placed fourth of six teams. The tournament was the final one for Punxsy this year, as only the top two from regionals advanced to states. Punxsy head coach Josh Conrad said that although it would have been nice to play better than they did, he was proud of his players. "I'm definitely proud of them," he said.

They're on a roll: SS.C.D still unbeaten in October

October 18, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The SS.C.D. elementary girls' basketball program concluded a successful week — during which it went 6-0 — Friday evening in Punxsutawney by defeating Indiana's fifth- and sixth-grade teams to earn a pair of wins.

In a low-scoring fifth-grade contest, SS.C.D. held Indiana to just two points and managed to score 10 to earn a 10-2 victory.

Cassidy Reed led the way for SS.C.D. with four points, five steals and five rebounds in an all-around effort.

All in a day's work: Punxsy 2nd overall

October 18, 2011

ST. MARYS — The Lady Chucks junior varsity volleyball team traveled to the home of the Elk County Catholic Crusaders for their volleyball tournament Saturday and put on an impressive show. Punxsy went 11-1 in pool play and finished second overall in the tournament.

The Lady Chucks opened pool play against Redbank earning two close victories, 25-20, 25-20. Punxsy head coach Megan Decker said it was a "sleepy, early game," and her team members didn't communicate as much as they usually do, but they did finish strong to earn the win.

Second-best for Lady Chucks at districts

October 18, 2011

ST. MARYS — The Lady Chucks tennis team met the Lady Beavers of DuBois Monday afternoon in blustery conditions at Benzinger Park in St. Marys for the District IX team championship, and DuBois won 5-0 to earn the title.

Despite the loss, Punxsy head coach Rose Graffius was happy with finishing second in the district and saw great improvement in her team throughout the year, especially since DuBois handed the Lady Chucks a 9-0 loss in their first match of the season.

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