Archive - Sep 2011 - Sports Article
DUBOIS â€” 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The A. J. Parise Youth Football junior team couldn't overcome four turnovers, andÂ 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 attemptÂ headed for the Bulldogs' Devin Ryan, giving the Chucks the ball.
DUBOIS â€” The Punxsy boys' soccer team won its third straight and improved its record to 5-1 with a 4-1 victory over DuBois Central Catholic Tuesday evening in DuBois.
The Chucks jumped out to an early lead just 10 minutes into the contest when Tanner Evans buried one in the back of the net to give Punxsy a 1-0 lead.
Two minutes later, Trevor Peace struck a ball toward the net, and after a few deflections in front of the net, the ball ended up across the goal line.
The goal was scored an own-goal, though, so Peace wasn't given credit.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Punxsutawney volleyball squad traveled to Brookville Junior-Senior High School Tuesday night to take on the Lady Raiders, and the Lady Chucks reigned victorious in straight sets, 25-16, 25-9, 25-8.
"I think that we did really well as a team," Punxsy head coach Lisa Kephart said. "We had some switches in our rotation, but they did a really good job and worked to pull out the win."
The Punxsy girls had Brookville's number from the beginning of the match as they notched an early 10-point lead in the first set before dropping a point to the Lady Raiders.
BROOKVILLE â€” Punxsy needed a victory over Brookville to clinch the southern tier of the Allegheny Mountain League, and the Chucks did exactly what they needed to, defeating the Raiders 162-180 in Brookville Tuesday.
Punxsy was led to victory by Ian Miller, who was the tournament's low-medalist with a 35 including a chip-in birdie on No. 3 and another birdie on the par-five eighth hole.
DUBOIS â€”Behind five scores in the 50s, with each of the scorers within two strokes of one another, the Lady Chucks golf team defeated DuBois 227-240 Monday afternoon in DuBois.
With the win, Punxsy improves to 8-0 on the season heading into a rematch with DuBois today which begins the second half of the district schedule.
"I'm really proud of the streak this team is on," Punxsy head coach Katie Irwin said. "They worked hard this summer, and their record is reflecting that."
Lauren Giavedoni and Marisa Stockdale shared the low score for Punxsy with a pair of 56s.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Trailing 4-0 at halftime, the Lady Chucks soccer team controlled the ball for most of the second half, but were unable to score, and Brockway went on to win Monday afternoon's game 7-0.
"We came out in the second half like the score was nothing to us, and we were going to score some goals," Punxsy head coach Kevin Hughes said. "Possession wise, we did dominate, but had we started out like that in the first half, it might have been a different story."
As much as Hughes liked the way his girls jumped out in the second half, he still sees lots of room for improvement.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Lady Chucks volleyball team defeated Union Monday night in Punxsutawney behind strong serving â€” six different girls recorded an ace â€” and good attacks at the net.
Punxsy started the first game a bit sluggish, falling behind in the early stages and trailing 8-13 before using a timeout to turn the momentum.
After the timeout, Punxsy benefited from two separate three-point rallies by Chelsea Engeholm and Sydney Weaver â€” who recorded two aces in her mini-streak â€” to tie the score at 16.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â The Chucks boys' soccer squad continues to increase its record as it is now 4-1 after beating a challenging Brockway, 3-1, Saturday.
"Next to DuBois, (Brockway) was the team I was most worried about on the schedule, so I was very happy to come out with a win," Punxsy head coach Phil Shenkle said.
Shenkle called Trevor Peace the "star of the game" for Punxsy as he set up Tyler Presloid for all three of the Chucks' goals.
STATE COLLEGE â€” The Punxsutawney Lady Chucks cross country team headed to State College Saturday to run in the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational.
All 12 of the Lady Chucks performed their season bests to help the team place eighth overall out of 13 full teams.
"The Penn State golf course is relatively fast, and that coupled with cool weather really helped all the runners perform their best," Punxsy head coach George Wehrle said. "It was an excellent day all around."