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Punxsy cruises to 8-2 win over DuBois Central in season opener

September 6, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After leading 3-1 at halftime, the Punxsy boys' soccer team scored five goals in the first 20 minutes of the second half and went on to win 8-2 over DuBois Central Catholic.

"DuBois Central has a new coach and a few new players, and I really think they're on the verge of being a much better team this year," Punxsy head coach Phil Shenkle said. "Fortunately, we came in with several returning starters and a decent bit of offensive firepower. It was nice to see my guys get some goals today."

Varsity falls in home opener, JV picks up win

September 6, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy girls' volleyball team lost its home opener to Ridgway in three games Tuesday night in Punxsutawney.

Ridgway jumped out to an early 16-7 lead in the first game, forcing Punxsy to take a timeout.

Punxsy bounced back after the timeout, and Chelsea Engeholm went on a serving run. By the time it was over, Punxsy trailed by just four points, 18-14.

Ridgway answered back with a run of its own, though, and went on to take the first game, 25-18.

Lady Chucks fall to Brookville

September 6, 2011

BROOKVILLE — The Punxsutawney Lady Chucks soccer squad traveled through the rain Tuesday to take on Brookville in the Lady Raiders' first game of the season. Despite a strong second half start, Punxsy gave up three goals in the second half and ultimately lost 4-1.

Punxsy head coach Kevin Hughes said there were many positives he saw throughout the game.

"I thought we possessed the ball well at times; we passed well," Hughes said. "I'm happy with the intensity most of the game, but ... we need to be moving for the full 80 minutes."

Lady Chucks make it to Slippery Rock semis

September 6, 2011

SLIPPERY ROCK — The Punxsutawney Lady Chucks volleyball squad headed to Slippery Rock Saturday to play in an all-day tournament. The Lady Chucks made it all the way to the semi-finals before being knocked off by Knoch.

The varsity squad began in pool play, playing each team to 25 twice.

It started with Karns City, which it beat 25-11 in the first game but then lost 25-21.

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