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Chucks look to tame the Lions tonight

September 22, 2011

STRATTANVILLE — Tonight, two 1-2 teams will face off as the Punxsy Chucks travel to Strattanville to take on the Clarion-Limestone Lions — a team that plays a defensive style quite familiar to the Chucks, as it mimics that of the St. Marys Dutchmen, who Punxsy faced last Friday.

"On defense, they play a similar style to St. Marys," Punxsy head coach Alan Nichol said. "So, that's a concern. We'll have to come out and execute the game plan, and it's up to us to make those adjustments.

Kickin' it under the lights, Chucks win

September 22, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In a rare night game at Jack LaMarca Stadium in Punxsutawney, the Punxsy boys' soccer team defeated Redbank Valley 7-0 Thursday evening, breaking Redbank's three-game winning streak over the Chucks.

Punxsy comes up short in a pair at Altoona

September 22, 2011

ALTOONA — Punxsy's seventh- and eighth-grade basketball teams were each on the losing end against Altoona-White Thursday afternoon in Altoona.

In the seventh-grade contest, Punxsy was outscored 20-9 in the second half as Altoona went on to win 40-21, but Punxsy was at a disadvantage from the jump.

"We battled extra hard against a much, much taller Altoona team," Punxsy head coach Darrin Kriebel said. "Even though the final score is no indication, the girls put up a valiant effort against a very good team."

Chucks take 4th of 14 at Invite

September 22, 2011

DUBOIS — The Punxsy boys' golf team travelled to DuBois Wednesday for the fifth annual DuBois Area High School Invitational Tournament and scored a combined 342 to earn a respectable fourth place, given the level of competition.

"Fourth place isn't that bad considering we were playing some huge schools out of our district," Punxsy head coach Josh Conrad said after the tournament.

Among the larger schools that competed was State College, which took first place in the tournament with a combined total score of 325.

Punxsy splits deep Invite field

September 22, 2011

DUBOIS — The Lady Chucks golf squad travelled to DuBois for the second time this week Wednesday, but for a much different appearance this time around, participating in the 18-team DuBois Invitational Tournament at the Silver Course in Treasure Lake.

Punxsy placed right in the middle of the field, which consisted of several much-larger schools, in ninth place.

To put things in perspective, Punxsy placed first among the five AML teams it usually competes against with a team score of 484.

Bulldogs' bite too much for junior team

September 22, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The A. J. Parise Youth Football junior team couldn't overcome four turnovers, and the East Brady Bulldogs scored two touchdowns in both the second and the fourth quarter to defeat the Chucks 36-6 last Saturday at Jack LaMarca Stadium in Punxsutawney.

Punxsy took the opening kickoff and was able to move the ball to midfield but fumbled at the 44.

East Brady drove to the 20, and on a fourth-and-seven, Punxsy's Andrew Wehrle deflected a pass attempt headed for the Bulldogs' Devin Ryan, giving the Chucks the ball.

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