Archive - Mar 2013 - Sports Article
On Tuesday evening at The Spirit, Alexis Young (front, right) signs her official letter of intent to run for the St. Bonaventure University women's cross country team this fall.
Young is joined by her mother, Tianda (front, left), and father, John (back, left), along with Punxsy head coach Geore Wehrle (back, right).
Helman's Boxing held a Golden Gloves Amateur Boxing event at the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) last Saturday night and raised $2,200 that was donated to the center.
Pictured is Rob McCoy (right), executive director of PACC, receiving the check from Alex London (left), 12, who was the winner of his 95-pound bout, which was stopped by the referee in the second round because he was dominating the match.
Helman's Boxing recently moved its practice facility into the second floor above the PACC Fitness Center in the old school board meeting room.
To see how the Lady Chucks did to wrap up their season play, pick up a copy of Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
HERSHEY â Many times, one can use a first-time experience to build upon in the future.
To see how Punxsy's Kaleb Young faired at Day 2 of the PIAA AAA State Championships, see Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.
While their varsity counterparts are competing at the state championships, Punxsy's next wrestling generation prepares for the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Area V Tournament. The 13 Chucks qualifying for the PJW Area V will test their mettle on March 16 at Clarion University.
HERSHEY â The wrestling competition does not come at any higher scholastic level than at the Pennsylvania state championships.
Punxsyâs state qualifying duo proved it belonged on the first day of the PIAA AAA Championships at Hershey.
On Thursday, Kaleb Young (126) rebounded from down a point with 40 seconds left for five points to pull out a 10-6 win over Boyertownâs Eddie Kriczky.
Young's elder teammate, Joel Bowers, produced a pair of solid efforts but came up just short in his run at states.
ALTOONA â After making the trip by himself last season as the lone state qualifier, Punxsy wrestler Joel Bowers will have some company for next weekâs trip across the state.
In his first season, the Chucksâ Kaleb Young not only became a state qualifier but also won the 126-pound weight class of the AAA Northwest Regional in Altoona Saturday night.
Bowers (120) matched his regional finish from a year ago when he secured a consolation final pin.
CLARION â There are usually many reasons why a team loses only two games in an entire season.
On Saturday, two of the biggest reasons were guards Keserra Owens and Ali Rinfrette, who propelled the Bradford Lady Owls to their second District IX AAA girlsâ basketball title in a row with a 56-31 final score over the Punxsy Lady Chucks.
âBradfordâs two guards â Owens and Rinfrette â were the key today,â said Punxsy head coach Randy Reitz. âThey played very well. Bradford is a solid basketball team.â
CLARION â If you have never felt something slip through your fingers, the Punxsy Chucks boysâ basketball team can tell you how it feels.
With control of the game throughout, Punxsy had the worst time to lose its mojo in the fourth quarter of the District IX title game and gave the championship to Bradford, 49-42, on Saturday at Clarion University.
ALTOONA â As was the case last weekend, the Chucks' district champion duo led the team in the first night of the AAA Northwest Regional Tournament on Friday.
Top-seed Joel Bowers (120) and Kaleb Young (126) paced the Punxsy effort with a combined three wins to move into the regional semifinals held at Altoona High School.
âWe had a couple big wins. We had Bowers and Young get through to the semis. It is big matches now of all or nothing,â noted Punxsy head coach Eric Eddy.