Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Another week and another perfect outcome was the order of business for the Punxsy seventh-grade girls' basketball team.
The Lady Chucks won three of four quarters on the way to their third win of the week, 21-14 over Altoona-Maroon on Thursday afternoon in Punxsutawney.
"What a nice, hard-earned win against another quality opponent in Altoona-Maroon," said Punxsy coach Darrin Kriebel. "The girls definitely showed everybody in attendance including the visiting team just how far they've come as a team this year."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The Punxsy middle school cross country runners have been showing great progress this fall.
The young harriers had two runners, Brady Young and Alexis Vite, in the top 10 at last Saturday's Ridgway Invitational before closing the home slate with a good showing Tuesday afternoon.
Last weekend on the boys' side, Young ran to a sixth place finish on the 1.7-mile middle school course. His time of 10:17 was fast enough to earn him one of the T-shirts given to the top 10 finishers.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â If you missed the first quarter, you missed the game. The Punxsy Chucks ninth-grade football team stomped the Brookville Raiders with 41 first quarter points on the way to a 43-6 decisive victory Wednesday night.
Alex Young scored three of the Chucks (6-0) six touchdowns with a 60-yard opening kickoff to go with two long scoring runs of 40 and 35 yards.
Braxton Giavedoni found the end zone on both sides of the ball. He raced into it from 45 yards and intercepted a Raiders' pass to take it 42 yards.
The Punxsy girls cross country team ran its record to 7-1 with a 15-50 shut out win over visiting Brockway yesterday on a beautiful fall day that was ideal for running. Â
The team also recognized its lone senior, three-time state qualifier Alexis Young.
âAlexis has had a great career so far, and I know she would like to end her senior cross country with a district team title and her fourth consecutive trip to the state meet,â said Punxsy girls coach George Wehrle. Â
DuBOIS â For the second time this fall, the Punxsy girls' tennis claimed a District IX runner-up. Amber Ward and Lauren Wolfe teamed up for a second place finish in the double championships held in DuBois on Tuesday afternoon.
In the opening round, Ward and Wolfe received a bye into round two. The other Punxsy double entree of Kylie Krise and Jaelene Burkett picked up first round victory. The Krise/Burkett pair claimed a 10-3 pro-set win over the Bradford duo of Nicole Henderson and Ashley Stoltz.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â For the seventh time in eight home matches, the Punxsy volleyball dispatched its opponents in three games.
The Lady Chucks calmly blanked their second opponent in as many night in a 3-0 defeat over the Lady Wolves of Kane on Tuesday night.
The Lady Chucks (11-3) disposed of their opponent by scores of 25-21, 25-19 and 25-22.
With the win, Punxsy has now won 21 of 24 games played on its home court this season with the lone defeat coming at the hands of AAAA powerhouse Altoona.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â With the home stretch of the season set to begin, Punxsy equaled its volleyball win total from last year with the 10th victory of the fall, 3-0, over visiting Brockway on Monday night.
The Lady Chucks (10-3) started slowly winning the first game, 25-21, put things together a bit better in the second contest, 25-18, and finished strong, 25-10, for the sweep of the Lady Rovers. The win completes the season sweep of Brockway as Punxsy won, 3-1, on Sept. 6 on the road.
DuBOIS â After a solid 32-18 win over St. Stephens Friday night, the eighth-grade Punxsy girls' basketball team edged Marion Center, 25-23, before falling to host DuBois Central, 25-12, in the championship game of the 27th Annual Father Gregory Leopold Tournament.
"It was nice for the kids to play in the finals of the DCC Tournament," said Punxsy coach Mike Carlson. "We wish we could have played a better first half. The girls took second and should be happy with how they played most of the weekend."
With the 2-1 weekend, the Lady Chucks even out their record at 7-7.
BROOKVILLE â An impressive performance by the Brookville Raiders' dynamic offensive trio helped power them to a 48-24 victory over A-C Valley Friday night, improving to a 5-1 record.
Running backs Zach Vroman and Brodie Zacherl and quarterback Cameron Yard combined for 409 rushing yards.
"The more weapons you have the tougher you are to defend, and that's what we're evolving into," said Chris Dworek, Raider varsity coach.
Vroman rushed for 129 yards on 10 carries with a 56-yard TD run and a 70-yard punt return.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Favored to soundly defeat their opponent, the Punxsy Chucks did just that as they dominated the Clarion-Limestone Lions from the opening moments to roll to a 41-7 victory Friday night at Jack F. LaMarca Stadium.
âIt was very important to come out and play the way we did,â said Chucks head coach Alan Nichol. âClarion-Limestone had a good game plan. They ran after our run-ning backs, and we had some tough sledding inside.â
âWe prepared for it and kept hanging in there, and we came out alright,â Nichol added.