Archive - Dec 2012 - Sports Article
BROOKVILLE â After holding a lead the entire game, the ninth-grade Chucks recorded their third-straight win of the week to defeat the Raiders, 43-36, in Brookville on Friday afternoon.
"It was a nice win and great effort," Punxsy head coach Todd Heigley said.
Dylan Huey finished with top honors for the visitors with 15 points and seven rebounds. Braxton Giavedoni also posted double digits in points with 11 to go with seven steals.
BROOKVILLE â For the second night in a row, the Route 36 Rivalry took to the hardwood. The location moved to the north location, but the result remained the same.
After netting the nightâs first 12 points, Punxsy kept the advantage wire-to-wire to prevail, 53-42, over Brookville in boysâ basketball Friday in Brookville.
The Chucks (3-1) would be challenged for only a two-minute brief burst by the Raiders midway through the fourth frame before the visitors regained control the final three minutes.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Just as their elder peers did, Punxsy's junior high wrestlers took to the mats for their first official dual meet on Wednesday evening. Unfortunately for the younger team, the result wasn't quite the same, as the Stingers downed the Chucks 51-30 to earn the victory.
"It was a bit of a rough start for our junior high wrestlers in our first dual meet of the season," Punxsy head coach Bill Burke said. "Marion Center has a nice team with some well-seasoned wrestlers. Although they were missing a few guys for this match, we still didn't match up with them very well at all."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â In the latest edition of the Route 36 Rivalry, the red and white team from the south breezed its way to the winnerâs circle.
The Punxsy girls basketball blistered Brookville with its relentless defense and balanced scoring in a 63-27 romp.
âDefensive pressure,â bluntly said Punxsy coach Randy Reitz. âThe kids are relentless. They play hard four quarters for 32 minutes.â
Reitz continued, âWeâre deep and we bring in one (player) in after another to keep that pressure on and wear teams down.â
MARION CENTER â It is always nice to live up to preseason billing, which is what the Punxsy middleweight grapplers did Wednesday night.
The middle of Punxsyâs wrestling lineup reeled off six straight victories to take the team past Marion Center, 46-28, in the dual season opener in Marion Center.
âI am happy with the match. We did a lot of good things. We were sharp on our feet and decent on the bottom,â explained Chucks head coach Eric Eddy. âIt is our goal to start a run at 126 each match with Joel Bowers, Kaleb Young, Josh Shuckers and Perry Arrington.â
NEW BETHLEHEM â After suffering a disappointing Saturday night loss, Punxsy turned a potential letdown situation into feeding off the defeat instead.
The Chucks doubled up and took a bite out of the Bulldogs of Redbank Valley, 60-31, on Tuesday night in New Bethlehem.
Brandon Mancuso pumped in three triples and recorded a game-best 15 points. Devin Nicholson joined Mancuso in double figures with 12 points, including a pair of treys.
Forward Garrett Zimmerman missed a double-double by a single point, as he finished the night with nine points and 10 rebounds.
PUNXSUTAWNEY Ââ Resilient and tough proved to be the mix Tuesday night for the Punxsy girlsâ basketball team. The Lady Chucks were both but the talented Lady Panthers of Keystone had just enough to fend off the pesky home team, 55-47, in Punxsutawney.
âIf we could have had a jumper fall there a couple times, then we could have had a chance,â commented Punxsy coach Randy Reitz. âPlaying a very good basketball team like Keystone will make us a better basketball team.â
MARION CENTER â Mounting a furious comeback, Punxsy erased a 15-point deficit to begin the fourth quarter to tie but saw A-C Valley hit four of four free throws in the final 50 seconds to pull out a 46-44 win in the Marion Center Tip-Off Championship game.
âWe dug ourselves too big of a hole,â noted Chucks head coach Dirk Neal. âWe played hard-nosed defense to get out of it â we trapped, pressed and forced the issue and tried to keep the ball out of (Ryan) Bartleyâs hands who is a package player.â
MARION CENTER â It took seven games and a New Year for Punxsy to find the win column last year. The 2012-13 version of the Lady Chucks would not wait that long this season.
Punxsy used its stifling defense to build a large cushion advantage before working the clock for the 52-46 victory over West Shamokin in the Marion Center Tip-off Tournament Consolation game on Saturday morning.Â
âOur defense is the reason we were able to win today and how we were able to be in the game last night,â pointed out Lady Chucks coach Randy Reitz.
MARION CENTER â The young, aggressive Punxsy girls' hoops team clawed its way the entire contest, but fell short as Westmont-Hilltop rode Erin Rogersâ 23-point night to a 50-45 victory in the Marion Center 3rd Annual Cancer Awareness Tip-off Tournament Friday night.
The Lady Chucks pulled to within a point, 44-43, with 59 seconds remaining, but Rogers connected on all six of her free throws from there to seal the Lady Hilltoppers close win.