Archive - Dec 2012 - Sports Article
MARION CENTER â The switching of the scholastic sports season will be complete tonight. Both Punxsy girls' and boys' varsity basketball teams don game uniforms and lace up the high tops to start the winter sports madness at the Marion Center Tip-off Tournament.
The two Chucks squads will be part again this year of the two-day, 16-team tournament down Route 119.
Tonight's four-game docket features four varsity contests and determines Saturday's eight-game slate. Starting at 4:30 p.m., A-C Valley faces West Shamokin in boys action before the local action begins.
RINGGOLD â Our interests are formed early on in life to what we enjoy doing. Most times, these interests are formed and developed through our families influence naturally become ours too.
This was the case for Mayportâs Joe Martin, and his early love of local racing. The 27-year driver has turned this affection into his own racing career and growing success by the season on the FASTRAK Northeast Late Model Touring Series.
LOCK HAVEN â While in college, many like to venture out and try new things to expand their horizons. Former PAHS soccer striker, Khris Cleary, wanted to stay involved in athletics but pursued a different, much rougher route when he joined the Lock Haven rugby club team during his sophomore year at the school.
The PAHS 08' grad is weeks away from finishing his last classes at Lock Haven before he starts an internship in High Point, North Carolina in a couple of months to complete his Sports Administration degree.
In 2009, Cleary's sophomore year, he decided to join the rugby team.
DuBOIS â All athletic teams work hard and want their opportunity to be successful, gain notoriety and claim championships. Through the years, the high school cheerleading ranks have always seen their members work as hard on their cheers, dances, stunts and tumbles as any of the other athletic teams on campus.
In Pennsylvania, the cheerleading teams, though, were always listed as having to be consider an âother categoryâ of sport. The cheer squads never had their chance for due honors and district and state title acclaim.
SLIPPERY ROCK â Every road starts somewhere. The road to âThe Showâ has many routes, turns, stops and bumps to get to it. Punxsy has another potential âBig Leaguerâ ready to start his own road next fall on a not-so-distant collegiate baseball diamond.
Slippery Rock University has inked Punxsyâs Ty Zimmerman as a member of its Rock baseball team next season.
âWe are excited to get him,â commented Slippery Rockâs head baseball coach Jeff Messer. âHe is the first player we have had from Punxsutawney with its rich tradition of baseball players coming out of there.â