Archive - Apr 2012 - Sports Article
While open season for spring gobbler doesn't begin in Pennsylvania until Saturday, junior hunters were allowed an opportunity to get an early start with a mentored youth hunt last Saturday. Fifteen-year-old Hailey Brady was among those who cashed in on the head start, bagging this 19-pound gobbler with a 9 1/2-inch beard while hunting with her step-father, John Yenzi, near her home in Knox Township.
BRADFORD â With a two-hour-plus bus ride to Bradford, the Lady Chucks softball team headed north Wednesday evening and made the trip well worth it, as pitchers Ashley Bacha and Monica Cameron combined to pitch a perfect game in Punxsy'a 18-0, four-inning win.
Bacha pitched the first three innings to earn the win, striking out all nine batters she faced, and Cameron pitched the final inning in relief, striking out one to preserve the perfect game.
DUBOIS â Tuesday afternoon, the Punxsy boys' track team headed to DuBois to take on the best athletes District IX has to offer in the same meet, and despite a fifth-place team finish, the Chucks again had a number of strong individual performances.
The Chucks, with 66 points, finished just three points behind the fourth-place squad, Elk County Catholic, with DuBois winning with a score of 149 1/3-points.
Last week, I wrote about the importance of realizing that sometimes, in life, you're going to lose âÂ or, your favorite professional team is going to lose.
Sunday, I found myself slumped on my couch, staring at the wall thinking, "The Penguins can't be done."
Tuesday, I awoke with the initial thought, "It's a great day for hockey," and sent my mom a text saying, "It just feels like the Penguins should be playing today."
But, alas, the NHL season â at least for my favorite team âÂ has come to an end.
Punxsy's Hannah Rummel competes in the field portion of the Lady Chucks' performance at the All-League Meet Tuesday afternoon in DuBois. Rummel competed in the long jump, the triple jump and the 100-meter hurdles for Punxsy.
WEST MIFFLIN â According to Punxsy girls' head coach Barry Young, it was a "cold, wet, windy and miserable" day weather-wise Saturday at the Tri-State Track and Field Coaches Associa-tion's (TSTCA) outdoor championships in West Mifflin â but the show went on.
The meet hosted a number of the top track programs in the state â including a large sampling of Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) schools known for their strong athletics programs.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Despite trailing 5-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Chucks JV baseball squad never quit battling and came back to earn a 7-5 victory over Williamsport behind a sixth-inning grand slam by Hunter Hickok Saturday afternoon in Punxsutawney.
"Wow, what a game," Punxsy coach Rodney Thompson said after the game. "Coach (Jeremy) Hospodar and I are very proud of these guys and their effort to stay positive and find a way to win. It was a great team effort, and everyone contributed in some way.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Despite looming rain clouds, Punxsy hosted the Williamsport Millionaires Saturday afternoon, and with a strong combined shutout by starting pitcher Dane Baker and relief pitcher Cory Geer, the Chucks earned a 6-0 victory to close out a successful week against AAAA schools.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â In a game that saw a number of zeroes on the scoreboard â 12 to be exact âÂ it was a pair of big half innings that told the offensive story in Punxsy's varsity softball game against State College Friday in Punxsutawney.
Unfortunately for the Lady Chucks, their big inning came up just short of matching State College's, and they fell 4-3 to the Little Lions.
One of the things that stood out about State College's big inning âÂ the third, during which it scored four runs â was that while the Little Lions had three hits, Punxsy also helped them with a pair of fielding errors.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â While the varsity squad dropped a heart-breaking game to the Little Lions of State College Friday, the JV team continued to roll with an 8-1 victory over the same foe.
Punxsy pitchers Sarah London and Lauren Wolfe tag teamed the pitching effort, with London pitching the first four and Wolfe closing out the game.
London allowed just one run on four hits, while walking one and striking out three, and Wolfe allowed one hit in her three shutout innings. She struck out one and walked one.