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Strong serving powers Lady Chucks to win

October 20, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — While Punxsy's varsity volleyball team defeated the Curwensville Lady Tide Tuesday night in Punxsutawney, the junior varsity team picked up a victory of its own in two games, 25-20, 25-13.

Punxsy was strong at the net, which has become a regular occurrence, both offensively and defensively.

Nicole DiPietro had three kills in the first game, and Bella Gallina picked up a block.

Punxsy's serving has been a strong suit all year, and Tuesday, Alyssa Reitz and Ivy Phillips each had four aces in the first game to continue the trend.

DuBois hands Punxsy first loss of the season

October 20, 2011

DUBOIS — The DuBois Beavers ninth-grade football team took advantage of an early Punxsy turnover and a quick three-and-out on the Chucks' second drive to score twice in the first four minutes of the game, and the Beavers' defense pitched a shutout as DuBois went on to win 54-0.

After receiving the opening kickoff, Punxsy started its first drive at its own 35-yard line, but fumbled on the first play, and DuBois took over at the 24.

DuBois running back Devin Clark opened the game for the Beavers with a 14-yard run for a first down.

Nobody left out in pair of junior high wins

October 20, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In a pair of full-team efforts, the Lady Chucks middle school basketball teams each defeated the Lady Raiders of Brookville Wednesday afternoon in Punxsutawney.

Punxsy's eighth-graders trailed 4-2 after the first quarter, but outscored Brookville 11-3 in the second and never looked back, going on to win 30-19.

While everyone didn't score for the eighth-grade squad, every team member played a contributing role, Punxsy head coach Mike Carlson said.

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