Archive - Oct 2012 - Sports Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â With the home stretch of the season set to begin, Punxsy equaled its volleyball win total from last year with the 10th victory of the fall, 3-0, over visiting Brockway on Monday night.
The Lady Chucks (10-3) started slowly winning the first game, 25-21, put things together a bit better in the second contest, 25-18, and finished strong, 25-10, for the sweep of the Lady Rovers. The win completes the season sweep of Brockway as Punxsy won, 3-1, on Sept. 6 on the road.
DuBOIS â After a solid 32-18 win over St. Stephens Friday night, the eighth-grade Punxsy girls' basketball team edged Marion Center, 25-23, before falling to host DuBois Central, 25-12, in the championship game of the 27th Annual Father Gregory Leopold Tournament.
"It was nice for the kids to play in the finals of the DCC Tournament," said Punxsy coach Mike Carlson. "We wish we could have played a better first half. The girls took second and should be happy with how they played most of the weekend."
With the 2-1 weekend, the Lady Chucks even out their record at 7-7.
BROOKVILLE â An impressive performance by the Brookville Raiders' dynamic offensive trio helped power them to a 48-24 victory over A-C Valley Friday night, improving to a 5-1 record.
Running backs Zach Vroman and Brodie Zacherl and quarterback Cameron Yard combined for 409 rushing yards.
"The more weapons you have the tougher you are to defend, and that's what we're evolving into," said Chris Dworek, Raider varsity coach.
Vroman rushed for 129 yards on 10 carries with a 56-yard TD run and a 70-yard punt return.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Favored to soundly defeat their opponent, the Punxsy Chucks did just that as they dominated the Clarion-Limestone Lions from the opening moments to roll to a 41-7 victory Friday night at Jack F. LaMarca Stadium.
âIt was very important to come out and play the way we did,â said Chucks head coach Alan Nichol. âClarion-Limestone had a good game plan. They ran after our run-ning backs, and we had some tough sledding inside.â
âWe prepared for it and kept hanging in there, and we came out alright,â Nichol added.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Winners of its past two contests, the Punxsy Chucks will seek to continue its 2012 gridiron improvement tonight when the Clarion-Limestone Lions come to Jack F. LaMarca Stadium.
âWe look at one week at a time. A team that improves becomes a good team,â said Chucksâ head coach Alan Nichol. âIt is important we come out and play well.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â When you don't play your best the outcome is not usually good. The Punxsy boys' soccer team found this scenario out on Thursday afternoon when they were outplayed by Brookville in a 2-1 home loss.
"They wanted it more than we did," said frankly Chucks' coach Phil Shenkle. "You can't have one team want it and the other not or you lose."
DuBOIS â After the tournament was pushed back a day, Punxsy's Amber Ward captured second place in the District IX girls' tennis singles championship held Wednesday in DuBois.
Both Ward and fellow senior Lauren Wolfe had solid outings in the singles playoffs.
In the first round, Ward enjoyed a bye, while Wolfe recorded an impressive 10-0 shut out of Bradford's Hannah Burgoon.
For her first court action in the semi-finals, Ward defeated DuBois' Kristen Adamson in two sets, 6-1 and 6-2.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â On a nice afternoon for football, Punxsy's seventh-and eighth- grade team tackled Clarion, 27-6, from start to finish on Wednesday afternoon.
"The kids are improving and getting better each week," pointed out Chucks coach Brad Constantino. "The entire coaching staff feels the kids are going in the right direction in their growth as players."
The improvement and growth was evident from the first quarter. Punxsy's Jacob Weaver pulled in a 55-yard scoring strike from quarterback Ethan Riley to get the home team on the board, 7-0.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â After taking a double figure lead into the final quarter, the Punxsy seventh-grade girls' basketball team had to hang on for the win, 28-22, against a charging DuBois Central squad on Wednesday afternoon in Punxsutawney.
The pair of Leah Miller and Kaitlyn Doverspike led the Lady Chucks' (10-1) effort with six points apiece.
Only a point behind, Elyse White and Kylee Lingenfelter added five points each.
Alyse Whitman chipped in four tallies, while Toya Jones had two points to complete the Punxsy scoring line.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â In what could be described as a see saw battle all night between two of the areaâs best, Punxsy was able to record the last strike on a Trevor Peace boot 1:42 into overtime for the 5-4 boysâ soccer win over Brockway.
âIt was great game of hustle, effort and guts,â said Chucks coach Phil Shenkle right afterwards. âThis was a game of playoff training, as you have to have these types of games going into the playoffs.â
Peace produced a âhat trickâ trick to highlight the Chucks (9-3) offense. Tanner Evans added a goal and assisted on Kevin Hughesâ header off a corner kick.