Archive - Feb 27, 2012 - Sports Article
In Monday's edition of Spirit Sports, the two Punxsy wrestlers who won the District-IX title in their respective weight classes Saturday at Clarion University â€” Seth Spack at 152 pounds and Perry Arrington at 138 pounds â€” were highlighted, but a record number of Chucks' wrestlers advanced to the regional tournament this weekend in Altoona.
CLARION â€“ Saturday, the Punxsy wrestling team took 11 grapplers to the District IX Individual Wrestling Championships at Clarion University, and with 10 of the 11 advancing to the regional tournament this coming weekend in Altoona, the Chucks set a school record for individuals advancing beyond Districts.
Of the 10 advancing, the highlights of the tournament for the Chucks came in a pair of District IX champions being crowned in senior Seth Spack, at 152 pounds, and freshman Perry Arrington, at 138 pounds.
BRADFORD â€” A young Punxsy squad did everything it could this season, making improvements and changes on its way to the District IX Class AAA semi-finals.
But Friday, the Lady Chucks (9-14) met a match they could not handle in the undefeated Bradford (23-0), and the Lady Owls advanced to the championship 54-26.
"Their overall strength (was the difference)," Punxsy head coach Randy Reitz said. "Bradford is very athletic and very strong."
From the opening quarter, during which Punxsy was outscored 13-8, the young team struggled to keep the game competitive.
CLARION â€” A successful tournament would be an understatement for the Brookville Raiders' domination at the District IX Class AA Championships Friday and Saturday at Clarion University.
The list of accolades goes on and on: Four Raiders earning District titles; two coming in second place; sophomore Brock Zacherl receiving the Outstanding Wrestler award; Raider head coach Dave Klepfer being named Class AA Coach of the Year; the team placing first overall with 219.5 points; and 13 of 14 grapplers advancing to Regionals.