Archive - May 2012 - Sports Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The future of PAHS athletics lies in the junior high ranks, and if Monday's junior high boys' track meet is any indication, Punxsy's track program has a bright future. The Chucks played host to Elk County Catholic and DuBois Wednesday afternoon in the season's final home meet and picked up a pair of convincing victories, 110-39 over ECC and 84-65 over DuBois.
In the Elk County dual, Punxsy was especially dominant on the track, outscoring the Crusaders 72-14.
Elk County managed just one first-place finish in the 11 track events.
Sitting around the dinner table at a family dinner hosted by my grandparents Sunday afternoon, the topic of cheating came up.
Despite the different sports news surrounding cheating lately, though, it wasn't any of the NFL scandals that brought the topic to the forefront. In fact, I was the culprit.
I was telling a story about my brother chasing me through the front yard when we were children after a game of baseball went wrong, playing the victim card quite well. My family knows me too well, though, and my aunt asked, "Well, how badly were you cheating to cause him to do that?"
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Entering the home half of the seventh inning tied 3-3 with St. Marys Tuesday night in Punxsutawney, the Lady Chucks softball team knew the worst case scenario was extra innings if it didn't score. The Lady Chucks also know a team should never put the bats back in its opponent's hands, and Punxsy prevented that from happening in dramatic fashion with a walk-off single by leadoff hitter Chelsea Engeholm sending it to a 4-3 victory over the Lady Dutch.
JOHNSONBURG â Facing another long ride â this time to Johnsonburg âÂ the Punxsy boys' tennis team had another concern entering Tuesday afternoon's match, as the Rams have had the Chucks' number over the past few seasons, Punxsy head coach Todd Heigley said.
But Punxsy overcame its slump in a big way, sweeping the Rams 9-0 to pick up its second consecutive sweep after a 9-0 victory over DuBois Central Catholic Saturday.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsy junior varsity softball team scored at least one run in each inning, and Nicole DiPietro pitched a five-inning, two-hit shutout as the Lady Chucks cruised to a 10-0, five-inning victory over the Lady Dutch of St. Marys Tuesday afternoon in Punxsutawney.
Perhaps the most impressive fact about the Lady Chucks' 10-run offensive output was the fact that they scored them while picking up just six hits.