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April 30th

Lady Chucks blister Lady Owls softball

April 30, 2013

BRADFORD — A long road trip always goes faster and is much more enjoyable after a resounding victory.

The Lady Chucks blistered the host Lady Owls, 20-1 for the 15-run four-inning mercy rule in Bradford on Tuesday.

Punxsy produced four scores to open the contest before each team pushed across a single second-inning tally for a 5-1 score.

The Lady Chucks exploded for nine runs in the third before adding a decisive six more to earn the going away 20-1 win.

Punxsy (8-2) posted 15 hits coming from nine different players on the roster.

Beavers volley past Chucks in tennis

April 30, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The battling Chucks gave it a valiant effort, but a good and deep Beavers boys' tennis squad volleyed to the win, 9-0, on Tuesday in Punxsutawney.

"DuBois has an incredible program. They are solid from the top to the bottom of their roster," noted Punxsy head coach Lisa Good.

The two biggest Chucks' match highlights came at the second and fourth doubles matchups.

In the second doubles pairing, Jared Burkett and Josh Smith hung tough throughout the match and stayed tight with DuBois. The Punxsy pair took four games but fell short, 4-8.

April 25th

Lady Dutch take Round 1 from Lady Chucks softball

April 25, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — One game does not make a softball season.

In what could be the first of three rounds, the St. Marys Lady Dutch scored a trio of runs in the top of the fifth and held off the Punxsy Lady Chucks to take Round One, 5-2, on Thursday afternoon in Punxsutawney.

The Lady Chucks (6-2) produced four hits and plated single scores in the first and second innings for a 2-0 lead.

The home team could not put together more than one hit in an at bat over the final five innings, including none in the sixth or seventh.

April 22nd

Lady Chucks cruise past Lady Raiders for third shutout in a week

April 22, 2013

BROOKVILLE — A tuneup game before facing your toughest district foe is always good.

The Punxsy softball team used its Route 36 rivalry game with Brookville as preparation for Wednesday’s showdown with St. Marys by cruising to a 14-0 five-inning run-rule victory in Brookville.

“It was nice to see some girls in different positions. A lot of the girls put the bat on the ball today,” noted Punxsy head coach Alan Pifer. “We have St. Marys on Wednesday, which is a big rival and a big game for us. We will have to play well as they are one of the toughest games on our schedule.”

Cardinals slide past Chucks boys' tennis, 5-4

April 22, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — An inexperienced team goes through growing pains, which is what the Punxsy boys' tennis spring season has been.

The young Chucks fell just shy of capturing their first victory on Monday afternoon.

DuBois Central Catholic prevailed in one more match, 5-4, to edge Punxsy.

"It was nice to get some more match wins tonight than we have been. The team played well and should be proud of their efforts," pointed out Chucks coach Lisa Good.

In the top singles slot, Joe Roberts came out on fire against the Cardinals' Ben Trinkley. Roberts blazed to a 6-1 first set win.

Chucks' early hitting frenzy seals a 14-7 victory over rival Raiders

April 22, 2013

BROOKVILLE — The Chucks' early hitting frenzy built a large enough lead to hold off the surging Raiders in a 14-7 win Monday at McKinley Field in Brook-ville.

"We hit the ball really well today early on. Our approaches late weren't as aggressive as I'd like them to be; I think that's why we cooled down a little bit. A lot of the credit goes to the guys swinging the bats early and getting us a big lead," said Mike Dickey, Chucks coach.

April 21st

HONORING OUR ATHLETES

April 21, 2013

On Saturday night in the Punxsutawney Area High School cafeteria, the 12th class of the Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame was inducted.

The class of 2013 included (from left) Cliff Thompson; Ed Decker; Kim Duke; Mike Ishman accepting posthumously for his father, Robert Ishman; Gary Garzoni; and Jack Stuchell.

Read the full story in Monday's print edition of The Spirit.

April 19th

Thompson to be named to Punxsy Sports Hall of Fame

April 19, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — This evening, Punxsutawney Area High School's Athletic Department will host its Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony at the Punxsutawney Area High School.

In anticipation of the event, The Spirit has featured the biography of one member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 each day.

Today's featured athlete is Cliff Thompson.

Thompson earned eight letters while attending PAHS, including three in football, three in wrestling and two in baseball.

April 18th

Dale hits first homer of the season Thursday for Chucks

April 18, 2013

Clayton Dale (11) is congratulated by Punxsy head coach Mike Dickey as he rounds third base, after his second-inning solo home run, which put his team ahead by a run.

To see if Dale's home run was enough insurance to give Punxsy the win, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.

Stuchell to be named to Punxsy Sports Hall of Fame

April 18, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Saturday, Punxsutawney Area High School's Athletic Department will host its Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony at the Punxsutawney Area High School.

In anticipation of the event, The Spirit will feature the biography of one member of the Hall of Fame Class of 2013 each day.

Today's featured athlete is John (Jack) Stuchell.

Stuchell is a 1953 graduate, and he lettered two years in both football and track and field.

He was an All-District guard and played in the All-Star game in DuBois.

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