Archive - Jan 24, 2013 - Sports Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€“ When your opponent cannot get a shot off and sees two defenders in their face at every turn, it is difficult to find the basket.
The Punxsy Lady Chucks used this exact type of smothering defense to force 32 DuBois Lady Beavers turnovers and allowed only seven buckets in a 35-20 victory Thursday night in Punxsutawney.
BELLEFONTE â€” After only having five bouts on the year through last Friday, Punxsy doubled its wrestling match total in a single day.
Last Saturday, the Chucks took part in the Bellefonte Red Raider Rumble.
Punxsy claimed two wins in five team matches as it defeated Crestwood (39-32) and State College (38-34).
In the other action of the all-day event, Punxsy dropped decisions to Hazleton (51-22), Downingtown (45-27) and Exeter (49-15).
The Punxsy 6th-grade boys' basketball tournament team posted three wins in four games during last weekend's two-day event hosted by the Punxsutawney Community Center.
The Punxsy team members are (front row, from left) Carter Newcome, Cameron Smith, Evan Humble, Andrew Britton, Caden Barrick; (back row) coach Mark Ewing, Austin Ewing, Alex Gianvito, Ethan Blose, Derek Huey and coach Eric Britton.
CLARION â€” After recording its first win of the season, the Punxsy junior high wrestling team could not make it two in a row on Tuesday night.
In a match of seven scoring bouts and nine forfeits, the junior Chucks garnered only two victories to drop their meeting with the Bobcats of Clarion, 49-33.
Alex Young (165) and Levi Campbell (145) picked up the pair of visiting wins. Young pinned his opponent, while Campbell won by decision.