Archive - Oct 4, 2011 - Sports Article
KANE â€” After another convincing victory Tuesday in Kane, the Lady Chucks' golf team is still undefeated, but Tuesday's victory was a bit sweeter than the first 16, as Tuesday's win meant Punxsy was the District IX champion.
"We've had our hopes set on this win all season, but we knew going into today's match that we would have some serious competition," Punxsy head coach Katie Irwin said. "The course has some very tricky holes, and Kane had a definite advantage playing on their own course. But our girls played smart, focused rounds and deserved the win."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsy's boys' cross country team hosted Kane and DuBois Central Catholic for a three-team meet Tuesday afternoon and in mucky conditions, the Chucks prevailed over both visiting squads.
In both meets, Punxsy had several runners between its fifth-place finisher and its opponents' final finishers, displacing the points so that Punxsy earned a 22-37 win over Kane and a 16-47 victory over DCC.
Punxsy's Dane Baker was the first-place finisher in the meet with a time of 18:02.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Lady Chucks' volleyball team led the first set 18-27 and was tied 20-20 in the third set, but the Bradford Lady Owls finished strong in each game, earning a three-game sweep, 25-18, 25-15, 25-22, Tuesday in Punxsutawney.
In the first set, Punxsy jumped out to an early lead behind a good hit by junior hitter Sydney Weaver, but the Lady Owls bounced back with some impressive hitting of their own to take a three-point lead.
After exchanging serve for several points, Punxsy moved ahead again when Cassie Cook went on a four-point service run, including three aces.
MARION CENTER â€” Marion Center's girls' volleyball team defeated the Lady Chucks in three sets, 25-16, 25-14, 25-22, behind strong serving and hitting from senior Kristen Yeomans.
Yeomans' serve was kryptonite to Punxsy's returners as she served a seven-point streak in the first set, a seven-point streak in the second and an eight-point streak in the third and deciding set.
Each run came early in the game, giving the Lady Stingers some breathing room in the contest. Without Yeomans' streaks, the sets would have been very close from start to finish.
ST. MARYS â€” The Lady Chucks eighth-grade team basketball team outscored St. Marys 13-6 in the final quarter of Monday afternoon's game in St. Marys to earn a 31-14 win.
"All the girls played well in the second half to help us pull away," Punxsy head coach Mike Carlson said. "After St. Marys cut it to six point in the fourth quarter, the girls executed perfectly."
Punxsy's scoring was led by Hope Bridge, who scored 15 points. Bridge was followed by Emma White, who scored eight.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The A. J. Parise Youth Football Team Senior team scored on three of its firstÂ four offensive possessions of the game, and for the second straight game, dominated on the defensive side of the ball to earn a 34-8 victory over Clarion-Limestone Saturday on a rainy after-noon in Strattanville.
Punxsy started its first drive atÂ the 40-yard line. Joey DiPietro had runs of 11 and eight yards to rev up the offense.
Patrick Fedigan's 17-yard run three plays later moved Punxsy to the 25.