Archive - Jan 25, 2012 - Sports Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Not every win goes exactly as planned. Wednesday night was one of those victories for the Chucks basketball team, which hosted Keystone and squeezed by the Panthers, 50-47, in overtime to improve to 10-4 this season.
Punxsy head coach Dirk Neal said after the game that he knew from the beginning his team had to jump on Keystone or the Panthers would be dangerous if allowed to hang around.
For as long as I can remember, there are two men I could have been speaking of when I simply called someone Coach: My former hockey coach Doc Snyder and Joe Paterno.
This week, the world lost one of those men in the same manner I lost one of my other greatest mentors a year-and-a-half prior when my pap's battle with lung cancer came to a close.
Since I was a young lad, I have always respected and even loved JoePa. From the beginning, I was a PSU fan because Dad was one, and it didn't take me long to realize Coach was a man worth respecting.
Punxsy picks up win, but struggles on the mat
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Although some follow the old adage, "The numbers never lie," Tuesday night's wrestling match between the Chucks and the Clarion Bobcats proved to be a counterexample to the theory, with the Bobcats falling 30-21 to Punxsy despite only losing one match on the mat.
Marred by injuries, Clarion's squad dressed just five grapplers Tuesday, and four of the five earned victories.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Over the weekend, the town of Punxsutawney â€” more specifically the Punxsutawney Area Community Center and SS.C.D. â€” hosted 14 different sixth-grade basketball teams, both boys' and girls' for an annual tournament.
Four different Punxsutaw- ney teams participated, and others traveled from Marion Center, Brookville, Penns Manor and as far away as Butler to participate.
No tournament champion was crowned in either division, but each team was guaranteed three to four games to gain valuable experience.
A synopsis of the Punxsy teams' games follows: