Archive - May 17, 2012 - Sports Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” It had all the ingredients of yet another Lady Chucks' come-from-behind, thrilling victory. But unfortunately, not every story has a happy ending, and the Lady Lions of Altoona eked out an 11-10, eight-inning victory over Punxsy Thursday afternoon in its home finale.
"That was a tough loss today," Punxsy head coach Alan Pifer said. "We had a lot of chances and left too many girls on base. We battled back, and that was encouraging. But it is definitely disappointing that we had our chances and just couldn't seem to score when we really needed to."
BROOKVILLE â€” Both the boys' and girls' track and field squads took home second place at the District IX Class AA Championships in 2011, but today, they are hoping to overcome that hurdle and win it all.
The Raiders have qualifiers in every event except shot put and discus, while the Lady Raiders will be represented in all 18 events except the shot put and javelin.
The month of May is an interesting, busy month for the soon-to-be-graduated seniors of the Class of 2012. And for those involved in athletics, the month is an even busier one.
The tennis team was the first to complete its playoffs, and while most of the seniors ended their track and field careers yesterday, senior thrower Brody Morgan will continue to prepare for next weekend's PIAA State Championships.