Archive - Sep 2011 - Sports Article
SLIPPERY ROCK â€” 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.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Lady Chucks hosted a soccer tournament Saturday with Clarion, Smethport and Keystone. Punxsy tied for third with Keystone. Clarion took first place, and Smethport rounded out the tournament in second.
The Lady Chucks were beaten by Clarion 3-0, which helped Clarion to win the overall title.
"It is sometimes a struggle in a loss to take away anything positive from the situation," Punxsy head coach Kevin Hughes said. "However, in our 3-0 loss to Clarion on Saturday, a lot of great stuff happened for us."
MONROEVILLE â€” The Punxsy girls cross country team traveled to Monroeville on Saturday to take part in the 23rd annual Gateway Invitational, held at Boyce Park.
Hot and humid weather conditions and a difficult course made for slower race times, but overall the team came away with some satisfying results.
DUBOIS â€” After scoring two touchdowns and leading 14-7 at halftime, DuBois' varsity football team scored 28 points in the first eight minutes of the second half to defeat Punxsy, 42-7, Friday night in DuBois.
"We missed a lot of tackles right off the bat in the second half," Punxsy head coach Alan Nichol said. "I don't think anything really changed. It was just a grind-it-out game on a hot night, and fatigue probably played a factor. Their skill definitely played a part, but I think fatigue did, too."
ST. MARYS â€” The Brookville Raiders football squad opened its season as it headed to Dutch Country Stadium Friday night to take on the St. Marys Flying Dutchmen.
The Raiders were ousted by a final score of 34-28.
Brookville's quarterback Steven Kennedy led the team with 151 passing yards and three touchdowns.
Ryan Kerr was also a standout for the Raiders, rushing for more than 130 yards and scoring a 21-yard touchdown.
Brookville head coach Chris Dworek said after the game that his team was just not quite ready for the season-opener.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The forecast for DuBois, 7 p.m. tonight: Sunny and 78 degrees.
Perfect weather for Punxsy's opening game against the Beavers.
Punxsy head coach Alan Nichol hopes that means a good turnout to support his team on the road.
"It looks like we'll have a nice night, and we're not very far away," he said. "We have won 18 games in a row, and that doesn't happen often. There's no other sport like it where you can get that nice large crowd to come out and support you."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsy girls' tennis team opened its home schedule for the 2011 season by blanking Bradford's squad, 9-0, Thursday afternoon in Punxsutawney.
In the No. 1 singles category, Punxsy's Anna Monyak handled hard-hitting Emily Hardy's serves and defeated her 6-2, 6-3 to earn Punxsy's first point in a match that contained several close games that frequently went to multiple deuces.
In the No. 2 singles, Shaina Reddinger defeated Brad-ford's Amina Sosic handily, 6-1, 6-2.
DUBOIS â€” Punxsy's boys' golf team shot a 159, its lowest score of the season, at the Silver Course's back nine at Treasure Lake in DuBois, earning a 159-200 victory over DuBois Central Catholic Thursday afternoon.
Punxsy's win makes things interesting in the Allegheny Mountain League's northern division after Brookville defeated DuBois Tuesday afternoon.
"Today was a really great day," head coach Josh Conrad said after the match. "Everyone just played really well."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” After losing 11 seniors from last year's district-champion squad, Punxsy's much-younger girls' volleyball team isn't changing its expectations heading into the 2011 season.
"Everyone's goal is to win the district championship," head coach Lisa Kephart said after Punxsy's preseason scrimmage Wednesday. "With us working hard toward that goal, the girls are definitely motivated for this season."
Punxsy's starting squad will return just one player, setter Cassie Cook, on a new-look team that hopes to turn some heads with some new plays.
INDIANA â€” Indiana's boys' golf team had five different players score in the 30s on the front nine at the Indiana Country Club to defeat Punxsy, 188-211, Wednesday afternoon.
"It's tough to beat a team when they have five guys play in the 30s," head coach Josh Conrad said. "That's unheard of in District IX. Indiana always has a tough team."
Indiana was led by Matt Holuta, who shot an even-par 36 and Colton Wiggins and Steve Sanderson, who each shot one-over 37s.