Archive - Oct 26, 2011 - Sports Article
STRATTANVILLE â€” Braxton Giavedoni took the first play from scrimmage 80 yards for a touchdown run, and Punxsy's defense kept up its rugged reputation by holding a shutout deep into the fourth quarter in the Punxsy ninth-grade football team's 34-8 win over Clarion-Limestone Wednesday in Strattanville.
Kaleb Young also returned a kickoff after C-L's only touchdown for a 72-yard score, wrapping up the three-pronged attack by Punxsy's offense, defense and special teams.
Over the past two weeks, I had the opportunity to attend a plethora of Senior Nights for the sports of boys' and girls' soccer, boys' and girls' cross country, volleyball, cheerleading, band and football, and one thing stood out about the seniors who represent Punxsutawney via athletics: These kids have heart.
Not every Senior Night went as those who plan these things would have probably liked.
NEW BETHLEHEM â€” Despite falling in their first set against Redbank Valley, the Lady Chucks bounced back to win three straight sets and earn a four-game victory â€” their fourth in victory in a row â€” 22-25, 25-14, 28-26, 25-22, in New Bethlehem Monday.
The junior varsity squad stayed true to form and won its matchup with the Lady Bulldogs in two sets, 25-14, 25-16.
In the varsity game, it was the Lady Bulldogs who earned the first set victory, edging out Punxsy in a back-and-forth contest, 25-22.
In this photo, Punxsy nine-year old Allie Meko proudly displays her first buck, which she shot with a crossbow Oct. 5 while hunting with her father on the Shenosky farm in Gaskill Township Allie's deer, the first submitted to The Spirit for this year's season, along with the increased deer traffic at night, is a reminder to local residents that deer season is in full swing. Archery season kicked off Oct. 1 across the state; muzzleloader season started Oct. 15; and traditional rifle season is slated to begin Nov. 28, the Monday after Thanksgiving. (Photo submitted)
RIDGWAY â€” Labeled as the underdog heading into Tuesday's playoff game may have been an advantage for the Lady Raiders. Keeping focused and playing hard for the full 80 minutes proved to be the key, and Brookville advanced to the District IX Class A semi-finals after a 1-0 shutout victory over the Lady Elkers of Ridgway.
"Like I told my girls after the game, I'm not sure that maybe the best team won, but I know that the team that had the most heart did today," Lady Raiders head coach Chip Mason said. "I was very happy with the effort they put forth."