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April 8th

Opening season win for the Chucks' junior high track program

April 8, 2012

ST. MARYS — The Punxsy boys' middle school track team opened its season last Wednesday with its first win over the St. Marys Flying Dutch — 78-72 — in St. Marys.

The meet opened with the 3200-meter relay, which St. Marys claimed for an early 5-0 lead.

The Chucks rebounded with a sweep at 110-meter hurdles, though, to take a 9-5 lead, and while the meet grew close, Punxsy never trailed again.

Ryan Jones took first in the hurdles event with a time of 21.39 seconds.

Derek Cameron (22.30 seconds) and Brendon Stinson (22.9 seconds) completed the Punxsy sweep.

April 4th

Chucks' strong pitching overpowers Dutch

April 4, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Strong pitching was a theme during Punxsy's baseball game against St. Marys Wednesday afternoon in Punxsutawney, with each pitching staff holding the other team to just six hits. But the deciding factor proved to be finding the strike zone, as Punxsy walked just one hitter while managing six free passes from Dutch starter Justin Beimel in a 5-2 victory.

Punxsy starter Jamie Bush pitched five innings, allowing just two runs, to earn the win for the Chucks, and reliever Cory Geer closed the deal with two no-hit innings.

The Zak Zone

April 4, 2012

Well, it's finally the day for which we've all been waiting so long, and by that I mean for which at least I have been waiting so long: Opening Day.

Unfortunately, this means finally giving up on any last-second trades sending PAHS grad and Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco to my beloved Buccos.

It's time to face the music and admit that from start to finish this year, I'll be rooting for the Reds.

While the checklist of career firsts winds down for Mesoraco, the first he will face today — his first Opening Day in the Majors — is definitely one worth recognizing.

April 3rd

Punxsy strong on both sides, picks up dual win over Raiders

April 3, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On another perfect day for a track meet weather-wise, Punxsy hosted the boys' track teams from Altoona and Brookville, and despite being out-powered by the Lions, 128-22, Punxsy picked up a dual win over the Raiders, 98.5-51.5.

While the team score didn't look so good against Altoona, Punxsy head coach John Smith said their well-tuned team overshadowed a lot of individual performances for the Chucks.

Lady Chucks out-dualed by both Lady Lions, Lady Raiders

April 3, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Hosting a pair of impressive track squads in the Brookville Lady Raiders and the Altoona Lady Lions, Punxsy knew it'd have to work for a victory in either dual meet Tuesday night in Punxsutawney. Unfortunately for the Lady Chucks, they fell short in each match.

The Brookville meet was the closest, with Punxsy being edged 81-69.

OH BOY, DID THEY EVER EARN IT

April 3, 2012

Tuesday evening, the 2011-12 Punxsy Chucks boys' basketball team gathered for a well-deserved final meal at their banquet at Neko's Restaurant & Lounge in Punxsutawney. Along with earning the final recognition, the players who earned letters this season were also honored. Pictured here are letter-winners (from left) Daniel Triponey, Tim Pearce, Brandon Mancuso, Garrett Zimmerman and Luke Janocha. Missing from the photo are fellow letter winners Alex Fedigan, Ian Miller, Michael Rosenberger and Jesse Venturini.

April 2nd

Chucks picking up the pace, down Bison

April 2, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsy and Clearfield's pitching staffs combined for 17 walks, and Punxsy head coach Mike Dickey said after the game, "It wasn't a pretty one." But the Chucks did what they needed to in order to pick up a 12-6 victory over the Bison's baseball team Monday evening in Punxsutawney.

Punxsy's offense was productive, and the Chucks took advantage of a few well-timed errors by the Bison, including two attempted pickoff plays which led to Punxsy runs, to put up their 12 runs.

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