Archive - Sep 2012 - Sports Article
DuBOIS â€” The Lady Chucks golfers continued their early season run of success by defeating DuBois, 228-242, behind Audrianna Delacour's round of 53 on Tuesday.
Punxsy improved to 4-0 and 2-0 in AML play.
Delacour recorded the best round of 53 in the dual match by a stroke over DuBois' Sarah Snyder. Her teammates, Lauren Giavedoni and Morgan McFarland were the next finishers with rounds of 56 and 58.
Finishing the Lady Chucks scorers on the day were Caroline Dunkel, with a 61, and both Lauren McGee and Sarah London posted scores of 63.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Following a strong Saturday season-opening performance, Bo Dinger led the Punxsy boys' cross country squad over Elk County Catholic Tuesday. Dinger took the top spot by a commanding 34 seconds, as the Chucks claimed the dual meet by a score of 24-45.
Dinger crossed the final line by the top time of 18:08, 34 seconds ahead of runner-up Ryan Detsch's 18:42 of ECC. Following ECC's second finisher, Punxsy claimed the next three spots with a fourth place from Matt Burke (19:30), fifth by Eric Ingros (19:45) and 6th from Seth Burkett (20:16).
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” After putting together two solid Saturday contests, Punxsy could not make it three in a row on the girls' soccer field. Brookville netted the first goal in the opening five minutes and never looked back on its way to blanking the home team 3-0 on Tuesday afternoon in Punxsutawney.
"We came out too flat against a very aggressive Brookville squad," said Lady Chucks head coach Kevin Hughes.
The Lady Raiders aggressive play led to them finding the back of the net just 4:11 into the affair.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ The 2012 girls' soccer season kicked off Saturday with Punxsy controlling two matches of its own tournament to earn a split with a 0-0 (1-3 on penalty kicks) loss to Keystone before blanking Smethport, 2-0, in the afternoon.
â€śOur team played great today,â€ť excitedly told Lady Chucks head coach Kevin Hughes. â€śWe controlled possession, and our passing was very good in both matches.â€ť
In the second match, Ashley Bacha found the net for the first time in the Punxsy season with an unassisted effort 12 minutes into the contest.
INDIANA â€” Trevor Peace powered the Punxsy boysâ€™ soccer team to its first victory of the season on Saturday. Peace assisted on two scores and blasted two goals of his own to defeat DuBois, 4-2, in the second day of the Indiana Tournament.
Host Indiana claimed a 2-0 win over Punxsy in the season opener Friday.
After a Beavers' goal just under six minutes into the contest, the Chucksâ€™ Kevin Hughes netted the first goal of the year at 31:57 off a pass from Peace for a 1-1 halftime score.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsy Chucks once again hold the Route 36 title after defeating the Brookville Raiders in a hard fought 26-23 season opener behind a strong rushing effort by Jamie Bush and Christian Falgout.
"It was nice to have (senior quarterback) Garrett Zimmerman and Jamie Bush in there to lead, and I thought Falgout and (Caesar) Maruca did a nice job of blocking from their running back spots," said Punxsy head football coach Alan Nichol.
Punxsy took the first go at offense after Brookville's Cameron Yard kicked off the ball to officially start the Chucks' season.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A young, but what is expected to be a highly competitive Punxsy girls' cross country team, will toe the starting line for the first time of the 2012 season this morning at the annual Big Valley Invitational.
â€śIâ€™m excited to get the season started after three solid weeks of practice, and I assume the girls are ready to go as well,â€ť said head coach George Wehrle. â€śYou can find out a lot of things about your fitness at practice, but thereâ€™s nothing like a race to really let you know just where you stand.â€ť