Archive - Jan 2012 - Sports Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Entering Wedneseday night's contest with the DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals without a victory, the Punxsy Lady Chucks basketball team did what it needed to do to secure its first win of the season with another solid defensive outing, holding DCC to eight points or fewer in each quarter en route to a 33-30 victory.
Although his team earned its first win of the season in its first game of the calendar year, Punxsy head coach Randy Reitz said his team wasn't going to dwell on the win too long.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Over the Christmas holiday Dec. 28-29, the Punxsy Chucks wrestling squad traveled to Wheeling, W.Va., for the Wheeling Park Duals, and despite a 2-5 overall record, Punxsy head coach Eric Eddy said his team "wrestled well in all the matches," as all but one of the losses was decided by one match.
The tournament was highlighted for Punxsy by four wrestlers winning each of their seven matches over the two-day tournament, including Neko Cappella, who reached the 100-win milestone during the tournament.
Although it seems a bit late to be saying this, "Happy New Year, everyone!"
Five days into 2012, I hope all your New Year's resolutions are still going strong. Only 361 days left after today, thanks to the extra one thrown in for the leap year.
Personally, I'm not much for making resolutions, because for the most part, I stink at following through with them.
For myself, the turning of the page on the calendar and in my life is more about reflecting on the things that have happened over the past year and looking forward to what lies ahead in the next chapter.
DUBOIS â€” Entering Tuesday night's contest with Punxsy, DuBois Central Catholic's record was 1-7, but Punxsy head coach Dirk Neal and his squad knew that meant the Cardinals would be gunning for a win to kick off the 2012 calendar year's schedule. The Chucks fought hard to earn a 25-22 halftime lead and outscored DCC 14-6 in the third quarter to open the game up and went on to grab a 50-38 win.
Nittany Lion safety Drew Astorino (left) poses with teammate Devon Still after they both won awards at the Penn State University Football Senior Awards Banquet Dec. 11 at the Penn Stater. Astorino, whose father is a Punxsy local, was presented the Ridge Riley Award for "sportsmanship, scholarship, leadership and friendship." Astorino ended his collegiate career Monday at the TicketCity Bowl, during which Penn State fell 30-14. Monday's game was Astorino's 40th career start, making him the leader on the Penn State team in starts.