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March 2nd

Brookville drops tough final against Smethport

March 2, 2012

CLARION — Brookville has had just one thing on its mind since the beginning of the 2011-2012 season: To be three-peat District IX Class AA champions.

The Raiders stormed to a successful 18-6 season, worked their way into the final for the third consecutive year and gave themselves the opportunity to achieve that goal.

But Friday night at Clarion University, Brookville met its match in the Smethport Hubbers (18-5), and the Hubbers captured their first District IX Class AA championship in school history by taking down Brookville, 47-38.

March 1st

Five Chucks' seniors take one last run at States

March 1, 2012

10 Punxsy grapplers set to participate at Regional tourney today

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Last weekend, a record 10 Chucks' wrestlers qualified for the Regional Tournament, which begins today and runs through Saturday in Altoona.

Of the 10 qualifying Punxsy grapplers, five — Neko Cappella at 132 pounds; Seth Spack at 152 pounds; Carl Langley at 170 pounds; Josh Neal at 182 pounds; and Tyler Titus at 220 pounds — will be making their final runs at States, as it is their senior season.

February 29th

JH hoops teams end seasons on high notes

March 1, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — While the Punxsy Chucks varsity basketball team prepares for its District IX championship game Saturday at Clarion University, the junior high basketball teams' seasons have come to a close.

The ninth-grade squad closed on a high note, winning two of its last three games, with the only loss being a close overtime loss to the Bradford Owls in the last game of the season.

The Zak Zone

March 1, 2012

I hate to admit this, but I used to be a little bit ashamed to call Punxsutawney my hometown.

I learned from an early age, as I traveled to roller hockey tournaments across the country, that telling people you were from Punxsutawney quickly drew the same question no matter where you found yourself visiting: "Hey, that's where that groundhog is from, right?"

Now, the embarrassment grew stronger as a teenager, after Bill Murray put Punxsutawney on the map for folks outside the quirky circle who had already heard of our little, local holiday.

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