Archive - May 28, 2012 - Sports Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Entering the season, the Punxsy Chucks baseball team put the number out there from the start: Nine.
In 2011, the Chucks earned their eighth-consecutive District IX title, and this year, the expectation was to put themselves in a position to pick up number nine.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A torrential downpour knocked down branches across town Sunday evening and chased the Lady Chucks softball team inside for practice.
But despite the rain, Punxsy head coach Alan Pifer said the squad had one very good reason to squeeze in the practice while it still could: A very worthy opponent.
The Lady Chucks will face St. Marys today in the D-IX Class AAA Softball Championship.
Punxsutawney senior Brody Morgan was the only competitor for the Chucks during the second day of the PIAA Class AAA Track and Field Championships. Going into the event, Morgan was seeded 16th, as his best throw of the season 179-7.Saturday, Morgan threw the javelin 160-9 for 21st overall. The winner of Morgan's event was Billy Stanley, of South Park, who threw 246-9, setting a new state record in the event. His throw was farther even than the NFHS record of 244-2, set by Sam Crouser, of Central Dauphin.