Archive - Sep 2011 - Sports Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On a cold and drizzly Homecoming evening Friday at Jack LaMarca Stadium in Punxsutawney, the Gremlins of Karns City edged out the Chucks 21-20 to put a damper on the celebration.
Despite the loss, though, Punxsy head coach Alan Nichol said he was very pleased with his team's 48-minute effort.
"You can't ask for more from a group of young men then to go out and play 48 minutes, and they sure did that, because we were right where we wanted to be," he said. "At the end, we had an opportunity to win the game against a very good football team."
BROOKVILLE â€” The Brookville Raiders suffered a 35-0 shutout defeat Friday night at their Homecoming game against the DuBois Beavers.
Despite shutting down DuBois' passing attack for most of the night, the Raiders could not control the Beavers' ground game, which totaled 276 yards and three touchdowns.
KNOX â€” Amid chilly and dreary conditions Thursday evening, the Punxsy Chucks soccer team travelled to Knox to take on the Keystone Panthers, and the Chucks came out on top in the contest, 8-0.
Punxsy wasted absolutely no time jumping out to an early lead by scoring just 11 seconds into the game when Tanner Evans scored a goal assisted by Trevor Peace.
After that, there was a 27-minute scoring lull before Peace put Punxsy ahead by two with a goal of his own.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Once a year, the football game is more than a football game: It's Homecoming. Tonight is that night, when in addition to a larger crowd and the crowning of the Homecoming Queen, the Chucks will take on the Karns City Gremlins in a 7 p.m. kickoff.
"It's great excitement," Punxsy head coach Alan Nichol said of the homecoming atmosphere. "It's nice to have a big crowd up there, and we're so fortunate to be supported. There's always a nice crowd, and this just heightens it and makes it more enjoyable for the players."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Lady Raiders of Brookville travelled to Punxsy to take on the Lady Chucks soccer team Thursday afternoon, and although the muddy conditions from the hard rain earlier in the day equalized the playing field, Brookville came out on top with a 1-0 win.
"I think the field seemed to be a bit of an equalizer for us," Brookville head coach Chip Mason said after the game. "When we walked onto the field, we figured it'd be a game where we had to dump and run, because we just didn't think we could carry the ball very well on it."
BROCKWAY â€” The Lady Chucks golf team travelled to Brockway Thursday afternoon for a match they knew they would win before they even teed off, as Brockway's team fielded only three girls and was forced to forfeit.
Still, Punxsy head coach Katie Irwin saw lots of promising signs from her players on a course they were unfamiliar with.
"We had a great day," she said. "It was the first time we've ever seen the course at Scottish Heights, and they all played so well. The scores were down where we've wanted to see them all season."
Golf: It seems like such a simple game in its concept, doesn't it?
You take a club â€” quite the primitive term â€” and hit a ball, as in many other sports.
First, you usually hit it as far as you can. They call that the drive.
Then comes the approach, which usually means hitting it pretty hard, but not as hard as you can.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Already leading 3-0 at halftime, Punxsy scored three goals within 1:40 early in the second half to put the game away, and Punxsy cruised to an 8-0 win over Curwensville Tuesday in Punxsutawney.
It was a full squad effort for the Chucks, with the lineup looking a bit different in the first half than Punxsy is used to, giving the midfielders a chance to play defense and the fullbacks a chance to run the offense.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Lady Chucks' volleyball team earned a three-game victory over DuBois Central Catholic, 25-14, 25-15, 25-20, Tuesday in Punxsutawney to push its record back to .500 at 4-4.
DCC kept the game very close in the first set, and Punxsy's lead was just three points at 16-13 before Cassie Cook went on a seven-point serving run that included kills by Sydney Weaver, Janie Depp-Hutchinson and Taylor Newcome and a solid block by Weaver.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsy's seventh- and eighth-grade girls' basketball teams faced off against Altoona-Maroon Tuesday in Punxsutawney, and the Lady Chucks' seventh-grade team defeated Altoona-Maroon 30-20.
"A total team effort by all ten of my Lady Chucks resulted in this extra special, feel-good win for them against Altoona," Punxsy head coach Darrin Kriebel said.
Altoona jumped out to an early 15-9 lead in the first half before Punxsy turned it on in the second to come back and secure the win.