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Punxsy walks off after trading leads with DuBois

May 9, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A six-inning pitcher's duel between Punxsy starter Randa Depp and DuBois starter Samantha Kirk got messy — as did the field — when the skies opened up and the rain made it difficult to pitch Wednesday afternoon in Punxsutawney.

But after a lengthy delay, the Lady Chucks made it worth the wait with Ivy Phillips scoring after a single by Mary Sloniger to give Punxsy a 9-8 victory in nine innings.

Phillips led off the inning with a single back up the middle, but after a failed sacrifice bunt attempt, she was still at first with one out.

Chucks tennis finishes runner-up at team districts

May 9, 2012

DUBOIS — With a different format at the District IX Team Championships, the Punxsy boys' tennis team came just one point short of a D-IX title, falling to the Beavers of DuBois 3-2.

With no players repeating, Punxsy's first point came at No. 2 singles, where Tim Pearce downed DuBois' Matt Fultz 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.

Then, at No. 1 singles, Punxsy's top pair for the day — and a probable pairing heading into District IX doubles finals next week, Eddie Serafin and Nick Roberts — earned a convincing 6-2, 6-3 win over Colton Ames and Aaron Lines.

The Zak Zone

May 9, 2012

Over the course of the past week-and-a-half, I've been doing a lot of thinking about dandelions.

I suppose lot of us have had dandelions on the brain over that time period given the fact that it is grass cutting season, and dandelions have caused much more frequent mowing than is usual due to their persistent growth and unappealing visual nature once they turn from flower to seed pod.

And with it being dandelions' prime growth season, some of us have even been fortunate enough to cut our lawns more than once in a week to keep them from looking similar to undiscovered jungles.

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