Archive - Sep 2011 - Sports Article
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."
STATE COLLEGE â€” The Spiked Shoe Cross Country Invitational was held Saturday at Penn State, and the Punxsutawney Chucks boys' team placed fifth out of 13 complete teams.
"We had a real solid showing on the Blue and White Golf Course at Penn State Saturday," Punxsy head coach John Smith said. "As a team we finished fifth with 183 points with some great performances."
Senior Dane Baker led the Punxsy squad, running the 3.1-mile course in 17:18 and placing 20th overall out of 129 total finishers.
Smith called him "very aggressive" and said it was Baker's best race time on the course.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Leading 12-6 entering the third quarter, St. Marys broke free for three big running plays that led to three touchdowns and pulled away for a 34-12 win over the Chucks Friday night in Punxsutawney.
The first big play came just two minutes into the fourth quarter on a third-and-inches. The Chucks appeared to have St. Marys quarterback David Aul stuffed at the line of scrimmage, when he bounced outside the pile and scampered 84 yards down the sideline to the Chucks' five. Three plays later, Justin Quiggle scored on a three-yard sweep to put St. Marys ahead 19-6.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Brookville Raiders hosted their home-opener Friday night and suffered a disappointing loss, 43-21, at the hands of the Moniteau Warriors.
The Raiders gave up more than 500 yards to a team that is now 3-0 on the season, and Brookville head coach Chris Dworek said he was disappointed with the overall team effort.
"These guys really upset me today, and the coaches and the coaches' office upset me, so I put out a challenge to them, and hopefully, they'll respond (today in practice) and fix some things up next week," Dworek said. "If we get to that point, I'll be happy."
BROOKVILLE â€” Punxsy senior Tyler Presloid was the main presence for the Chucks, scoring five goals and leading his team to a dominating 7-3 victory over the Brookville Raiders Thursday afternoon in Brookville.
"Tyler makes us go," Punxsy head coach Phil Shenkle said. "We have a lot of guys that can score, but he's just a special player. We can move him all over the field. ... Where ever I have him, he's the best player on our team."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Behind a 227-yard, three touchdown rushing performance by Perry Arrinington, the Chucks ninth-grade football team defeated St. Marys 36-6 Wednesday evening in Punxsutawney.
Punxsy struck first in the contest with 4:41 remaining in the first quarter on a 32-yard touchdown run by quarterback Dakota Thomas, who followed up Arrington's 227 yards with 68 of his own on the day.
"Our 328 team rushing yards is the kind of statistic that a college or professional team would be envious of," Punxsy head coach Jason Grusky said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The eighth-grade Lady Chucks basketball team put up 19 points in the first quarter of Thursday's game against DuBois Central Catholic and led 27-6 at halftime, cruising to a 35-10 win in Punxsutawney.
Six different Lady Chucks put points on the board, led by Emma White with 11.
Beth Barnett, Claire Smith and Ivy Ferko each had six points, while MiKeelee Brink added four, and Hope Bridge chipped in with two.
Punxsy head coach Mike Carlson was very pleased with his girls' performance.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” For many, Saturday is a day to sleep in and catch up on rest after a long work week, but 77 runners from six states â€” including one from Missis-sippi â€” awoke early last Saturday to take advantage of what many would consider less-than-ideal running conditions at the 13th annual Groundhog Fall 50K Trail Race.
This year's race was hosted by Big Run VFW Post 9044. Previously, the race had been hosted by the Punxsy Road Runners Club.