Archive - Aug 2012 - Sports Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Rivalries are always the most anticipated contests of each year for sports teams. No matter what type of season a team is having, if the most heated foe can be defeated, all adversity that is faced can be forgotten.
The 2012 version of the Route 36 Trophy contest will not have to wait and be anticipated for weeks to come.
The Brookville Raiders will invade Jack F. LaMarca Stadium this evening starting at 7 p.m. to kick-off the 2012 campaign against the Punxsy Chucks on the gridiron.
DUBOIS â€” For the second time in the early fall season, the Punxsy boys' golfers took care of rival DuBois in impressive fashion, 159-200, on Monday at DuBois Country Club.
The trio of Mike Blose, Brandon Mancuso and Logan Reed continued to pace the Chucks finishers by posting rounds of 38, 39 and 40 on the par 35 front nine holes. Along with the top three finishers, Eli Thompson (42) and Austin Couser (44) gave Punxsy the top five golfers of the day, all hitting under 45.
Wednesday afternoon, the First and Ten Club hosted a "Meet the Chucks" event, where local fans could come to the high school, enjoy some food and meet this year's football and cheerleading squads. The event was a huge success, and now the teams turn to preparations for next Friday's season opener against Brookville.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Brookville Raiders varsity boys' golf squad was able to top the Punxsy Chucks for the first time since 2006 Wednesday in Brookville.
The Raiders narrowly defeated the Chucks with a 167-172 win at the Pinecrest Country Club.
Brookville's No.1 golfer, Jack Huggins, captured the lowest score Wednesday with a 37.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The 2012 Punxsy boys golf team will strive for another solid season after a 6-3 regular season last year that earned it a District IX title.
Punxsy's season kicks off today with a match against DuBois at the Punxsutawney Country Club.
By Zak Lantz
Of The Spirit
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” These days, you may best recognize him as "Big Chill," a member of Punxsy Phil's Groundhog Club Inner Circle, but long before he was such an integral part of Punxsy's biggest party, Jason Grusky was on the radar of members of the community for a different reason: his impressive athletics career at Punxsutawney Area High School.
These 27 A.J. Parise Senior football players are all smiles at the end of their evening practice this week in Punxsutawney. They are ready to take the field for the first time this season Saturday evening at 7:15 p.m. at the Jack LaMarca Stadium. The Bantam team will play at 4 p.m. followed by the Junior team playing at 5:30 p.m. Come and cheer our local youth against the Grove City Eagles.
The White team became the 2012 Punxsy Community Center Summer Basketball League champions with a hard-fought 55-52 win over the Green team Monday night. The White team is (front row, from left): Erickson Amundson, Jeff Smith, Mike Carlson; (back row) Dan Long, Dennis Manges, Joe Long and Mike Cook. (Photo provided by Dan Long/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
While for some, the summer season seems to have just started, the telltale sign of the PAHS students' summer nearing an end showed itself Monday when the fall sports teams opened their practice season. Pictured here is Punxsy assistant coach Jeremy Hospodar working with a group of linemen during the football team's opening day practice. Practices will continue over the next few weeks before each individual team kicks off its season.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The future PAHS football stars have been sweating out practice in the A. J. Parise youth football program since July 25 in anticipation for the 2012 season. The youngsters started working in full pads two weeks ago and have been hitting hard ever since.
The 75-plus youngsters, 15 coaches and many parents watching, pack into the Punxsy Borough Police firing range, which serves as the practice field, Monday to Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. to work on drills for the upcoming season.
Their first game will be held Aug. 18 in Punxsy against Grove City.