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May 11th

STEPHENS LANDS TROPHY TURKEY

May 11, 2012

Clayton Stephens, 11, of Coolspring, bagged this 18.8 pound gobbler with 7/8-inch spurs and a nice 9 1/2-inch beard April 28 while hunting in Coolspring.

May 10th

Lady Chucks' late magic runs out in loss to Eagles

May 10, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Things looked bleak for the Punxsy softball team heading into the bottom of the sixth inning Thursday afternoon trailing Bald Eagle 7-1, but after a come-from-behind victory over the Lady Beavers of DuBois last night, Punxsy battled back with six sixth-inning runs to tie the game.

Unfortunately, though, Punxsy's luck ran out, as the Bald Eagles plated a run in the top of the seventh and kept Punxsy off the scoreboard for an 8-7 win.

Gilmore knocks off Chucks' top pair for title

May 10, 2012

DUBOIS — After falling to DuBois in the District IX team finals Wednesday afternoon, Punxsy had a shot to earn its revenge in the singles title against a difficult foe in DuBois' No. 1 singles player, Trey Gilmore. But the Chucks' top singles players, Michael Blose and Tim Pearce, each fell to Gilmore — the eventual champion — Thursday in DuBois.

Despite a loss on the score sheet, Punxsy head coach Todd Heigley said Blose battled Gilmore in what was most likely his strongest match of the season. Gilmore just proved to be too much and went on to win 6-4, 6-2.

Three HRs power Punxsy JV baseball past DuBois

May 10, 2012

DUBOIS — DuBois' JV baseball team jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the first inning against Punxsy Wednesday in DuBois, but the Chucks battled back to earn an 8-7 victory over the Beavers.

DuBois' five spot in the first came off four walks and three timely hits, and the score remained 5-0 until the top of the fourth, when Hunter Hickok started the inning with a single.

Hickok stole second and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Christian Falgout. Brandon Blose pushed Punxsy's first run across the plate with a fielder's choice.

May 9th

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.

May 8th

Chucks stay with Owls on track, fall short

May 8, 2012

BRADFORD — Despite a strong showing on the track after a long trip to Bradford Tuesday afternoon, the Chucks track and field team fell to a worthy opponent in the Owls, 90-60, in their final regular season meet.

Punxsy head coach John Smith said he was pleased with his team's effort, adding that a few key pieces on the field were ailing, which can make a big difference in swinging the points.

Lady Chucks bested by Bradford in finale

May 8, 2012

BRADFORD — After a convincing win over Redbank Valley last Monday, the Punxsy girls' track team struggled Tuesday afternoon in its final tune-up meet before the District IX Championships next Wednesday at Kane in a 115.5-33.5 loss to the Lady Owls in Bradford.

Despite the tough loss, Punxsy head coach Barry Young told his squad there was just one thing it needed to do: Move on.

"I just told them we need to let well enough alone, forget this meet and move on to preparing for districts," he said.

ALBERT NABS HIS FIRST TURKEY

May 8, 2012

Danny Albert, 13, of Reynoldsville, proudly displays this 15-pound jake — Albert's first turkey — which he bagged while hunting in the Anita area Saturday with his grandfather.

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