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PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Chucks will honor the senior members of their squad in a ceremony tonight at Jack LaMarca Stadium, but Punxsy hopes to honor them in another manner, as well: With a victory.
SLIPPERY ROCK â€” The Punxsy boys' cross country team concluded its regular season Thursday by participating in the Tri State Cross Country Meet in Slippery Rock â€” a meet that hosted 58 teams in the boys' category.
Punxsy finished 37th in the meet, and although Punxsy head coach John Smith said he would have liked to finish around 30th, he noted that muddy course conditions made for tough sledding for his team.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” While Punxsy's varsity volleyball team defeated the Curwensville Lady Tide Tuesday night in Punxsutawney, the junior varsity team picked up a victory of its own in two games, 25-20, 25-13.
Punxsy was strong at the net, which has become a regular occurrence, both offensively and defensively.
Nicole DiPietro had three kills in the first game, and Bella Gallina picked up a block.
Punxsy's serving has been a strong suit all year, and Tuesday, Alyssa Reitz and Ivy Phillips each had four aces in the first game to continue the trend.
DUBOIS â€” The DuBois Beavers ninth-grade football team took advantage of an early Punxsy turnover and a quick three-and-out on the Chucks' second drive to score twice in the first four minutes of the game, and the Beavers' defense pitched a shutout as DuBois went on to win 54-0.
After receiving the opening kickoff, Punxsy started its first drive at its own 35-yard line, but fumbled on the first play, and DuBois took over at the 24.
DuBois running back Devin Clark opened the game for the Beavers with a 14-yard run for a first down.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In a pair of full-team efforts, the Lady Chucks middle school basketball teams each defeated the Lady Raiders of Brookville Wednesday afternoon in Punxsutawney.
Punxsy's eighth-graders trailed 4-2 after the first quarter, but outscored Brookville 11-3 in the second and never looked back, going on to win 30-19.
While everyone didn't score for the eighth-grade squad, every team member played a contributing role, Punxsy head coach Mike Carlson said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsy girls' soccer team honored its seniors in a ceremony prior to Tuesday night's game against Redbank Valley, and despite strong performances from many of the seniors, Redbank scored the only goal of the evening to win 1-0.
After the ceremony, the Lady Chucks seemed pumped up and ready to play, but it was Redbank that controlled the time of possession early and managed the first scoring opportunities.
Redbank's first scoring chance came in just the second minute, but Punxsy keeper Aly Dickey intercepted a cross to thwart the threat.
The Punxsy boys' golf team played in the PIAA Regional Tournament Tuesday afternoon and placed fourth of six teams. The tournament was the final one for Punxsy this year, as only the top two from regionals advanced to states. Punxsy head coach Josh Conrad said that although it would have been nice to play better than they did, he was proud of his players. "I'm definitely proud of them," he said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The SS.C.D. elementary girls' basketball program concluded a successful week â€” during which it went 6-0 â€” Friday evening in Punxsutawney by defeating Indiana's fifth- and sixth-grade teams to earn a pair of wins.
In a low-scoring fifth-grade contest, SS.C.D. held Indiana to just two points and managed to score 10 to earn a 10-2 victory.
Cassidy Reed led the way for SS.C.D. with four points, five steals and five rebounds in an all-around effort.
ST. MARYS â€” The Lady Chucks junior varsity volleyball team traveled to the home of the Elk County Catholic Crusaders for their volleyball tournament Saturday and put on an impressive show. Punxsy went 11-1 in pool play and finished second overall in the tournament.
The Lady Chucks opened pool play against Redbank earning two close victories, 25-20, 25-20. Punxsy head coach Megan Decker said it was a "sleepy, early game," and her team members didn't communicate as much as they usually do, but they did finish strong to earn the win.
ST. MARYS â€” The Lady Chucks tennis team met the Lady Beavers of DuBois Monday afternoon in blustery conditions at Benzinger Park in St. Marys for the District IX team championship, and DuBois won 5-0 to earn the title.
Despite the loss, Punxsy head coach Rose Graffius was happy with finishing second in the district and saw great improvement in her team throughout the year, especially since DuBois handed the Lady Chucks a 9-0 loss in their first match of the season.