Archive - Sep 18, 2012 - Sports Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Playing back-to-back days in any sport is tough. Punxsy proved to be successful on both ends of the matches as it breezed past rival Brookville, 3-0, Tuesday night.
Behind 15 service aces and strong serving in the sets, the Lady Chucks (5-1) claimed the three games by scores of 25-13, 25-10 and 25-11.
"Any time you win a match in three sets it is a good thing. It is a feat for any team any time," said Punxsy's coach Heather Good. "Sydney Phillips and Chelsea Engeholm served extremely well, while Taylor Newcome had a solid night on our front line."
By Chris Myers
Of The Spirit
NEVADA (MO) â€” Punxsy native Tommy Bush put together an outstanding summer season on the mound to earn 2012 National Baseball Congress World Series All- American team honors.
Bush played for the Nevada (Mo.) Griffins of the M.I.N.K. Collegiate Summer Baseball League.
The M.I.N.K. League is a summer wooden bat league for collegiate players to gain valuable experience in a minor league baseball type setting.
BROCKWAY â€” Sports seasons many times have signature wins, and the Punxsy girls' soccer squad hopes Monday night was one of its 2012 moments. Sydney Dubensky booted the game-winner for the Lady Chucks to give them a 2-1 victory over the Lady Rovers of Brockway.
"It was the best game I have seen the them play yet," Punxsy head coach Kevin Hughes said about the match. "We started using what we have been working on in practice, and it showed on the field today."
RIMERSBURG â€” After dropping the first full match of the year, the Lady Chucks ran their win streak to four with a 3-1 road volleyball victory over the Damsels of Union Monday night in Rimersburg.
Punxsy (4-1) came out hot off the bus with a 25-10 first game win before Union was able get its footing.
The Lady Chucks captured the second contest, 25-20, before dropping a tight, 23-25, third game.
The Damsels were unable to keep the momentum as the visitors came back to end the match with a 25-21 win on the fourth affair.
BRADFORD â€” The top six Punxsy boys' cross country runners medaled as the team ran a strong race last Saturday at the 9th Annual Bradford Invitational.
The Chucks had a strong showing in fourth place of the 10-team field. Punxsy posted a score of 85 points, just one point behind third placed Kane (84), while Oswayo Valley claimed the top spot of 53 with Northern Potter second with 65.
"Overall, we did a nice job considering none of our runners have been on this course before," said Chucks coach John Smith.