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October 4th

Chucks seek to continue improvement against Lions

October 5, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY – Winners of its past two contests, the Punxsy Chucks will seek to continue its 2012 gridiron improvement tonight when the Clarion-Limestone Lions come to Jack F. LaMarca Stadium.

“We look at one week at a time. A team that improves becomes a good team,” said Chucks’ head coach Alan Nichol. “It is important we come out and play well.”

Raiders outplay Chucks for 2-1 win in boys' soccer

October 5, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY – When you don't play your best the outcome is not usually good. The Punxsy boys' soccer team found this scenario out on Thursday afternoon when they were outplayed by Brookville in a 2-1 home loss.

"They wanted it more than we did," said frankly Chucks' coach Phil Shenkle. "You can't have one team want it and the other not or you lose."

October 3rd

Punxsy's Ward runner-up in D-IX girls' tennis singles

October 4, 2012

DuBOIS – After the tournament was pushed back a day, Punxsy's Amber Ward captured second place in the District IX girls' tennis singles championship held Wednesday in DuBois.

Both Ward and fellow senior Lauren Wolfe had solid outings in the singles playoffs.

In the first round, Ward enjoyed a bye, while Wolfe recorded an impressive 10-0 shut out of Bradford's Hannah Burgoon.

For her first court action in the semi-finals, Ward defeated DuBois' Kristen Adamson in two sets, 6-1 and 6-2.

7/8th Chucks football tackles Clarion in 27-6 victory

October 4, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — On a nice afternoon for football, Punxsy's seventh-and eighth- grade team tackled Clarion, 27-6, from start to finish on Wednesday afternoon.

"The kids are improving and getting better each week," pointed out Chucks coach Brad Constantino. "The entire coaching staff feels the kids are going in the right direction in their growth as players."

The improvement and growth was evident from the first quarter. Punxsy's Jacob Weaver pulled in a 55-yard scoring strike from quarterback Ethan Riley to get the home team on the board, 7-0.

Punxsy 7th-grade girls' hoops hangs on against DCC

October 4, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY – After taking a double figure lead into the final quarter, the Punxsy seventh-grade girls' basketball team had to hang on for the win, 28-22, against a charging DuBois Central squad on Wednesday afternoon in Punxsutawney.

The pair of Leah Miller and Kaitlyn Doverspike led the Lady Chucks' (10-1) effort with six points apiece.

Only a point behind, Elyse White and Kylee Lingenfelter added five points each.

Alyse Whitman chipped in four tallies, while Toya Jones had two points to complete the Punxsy scoring line.

October 2nd

Chucks hit OT winner to down Rovers boys’ soccer

October 2, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — In what could be described as a see saw battle all night between two of the area’s best, Punxsy was able to record the last strike on a Trevor Peace boot 1:42 into overtime for the 5-4 boys’ soccer win over Brockway.

“It was great game of hustle, effort and guts,” said Chucks coach Phil Shenkle right afterwards. “This was a game of playoff training, as you have to have these types of games going into the playoffs.”

Peace produced a ‘hat trick’ trick to highlight the Chucks (9-3) offense. Tanner Evans added a goal and assisted on Kevin Hughes’ header off a corner kick.

Horner helps Punxsy honor seniors with win

October 2, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY – In a breakout effort, Lady Chucks' midfielder Emily Horner connected for a 'hat trick' and an assist to help send the hometown seniors away winners, 4-3, over the Lady Rovers of Brockway on Tuesday night in Punxsutawney.

"This was Emily Horner's breakout game," explained Punxsy coach Kevin Hughes. "The movement and effort she had was great. She worked hard for every single one of those goals."

And Punxsy would need every single one of those goals to defeat Brockway.

October 1st

Punxsy repeats as D-IX girls' golf champions

October 1, 2012

BROOKVILLE — One of the Allegheny Mountain League's top teams all season, Punxsy continued to show it Monday by repeating as the District IX AAA girls' golf champions. The Lady Chucks claimed their second-straight title by 11 strokes, 466-477, over the Lady Owls of Bradford at Pinecrest Country Club in Brookville.

"Overall, I'm proud of all the girls today," exclaimed Punxsy coach Kasey Dale. "They worked hard to get to districts, and they accomplished their goal that was set at the start of the season."

Lady Chucks VB stings Marion Center, 3-0

October 1, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY – Sweeps are getting to be the norm on the volleyball court in Punxsutawney. For the fourth time in six home matches, Punxsy swept its opponent by stinging Marion Center, 3-0, on Monday night.

Punxsy (8-2) has now allowed its home opponents to win just four games in six matches for a 15-4 game win total and victories in five of six.

Senior Shayla Brink and junior Emilee States powered the Lady Chucks frontline. Both lined six kills apiece with Brink adding a pair of aces and digs while States had one dig.

JV Chucks gridders run away from St. Marys

October 1, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It did not take a last second touchdown pass and two-point conversion Monday night like last Friday's exciting varsity contest.

The Punxsy junior varsity football team ran away with a decisive 38-13 victory over St. Marys in Punxsutawney Monday night.

Dakota Thomas ran a punt back for a score and threw for another, while Perry Arrington and Will Harmon added two rushing touchdowns apiece to help the JV Chucks to a 3-1 record on the year.

After a scoreless first frame, Arrington found paydirt two times in the second quarter.

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