Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” 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 Ed Decker:
Ed Decker is a 1978 graduate and was the first football player in the history of PAHS to set a record of 1,000 yards rushing.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” As a coaching staff, it is always rewarding to see your players take your instruction and produce results on the field with them.
On Thursday afternoon, the Punxsy softball team put the instructions into motion.
The Lady Chucksâ€™ bats came alive in the third inning to power past and tame the Lady Lions of Altoona, 10-5, in Punxsutawney.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” A solid all-around softball team is always a challenge, but even more so when a team has limited outside and game time before the matchup.
Despite being on its way to being a good softball club, Punxsy could not match the quality Williamsport squad on Saturday and dropped a close game for the majority of the day, 10-1.
â€śThat was a good quality team over there. They have offense with the pitching to go with it,â€ť noted Lady Chucks coach Alan Pifer. â€śI told the girls from the start they had to share the hitting load."
The Lady Chucks won their opening game against Bradford in convincing fashion, and the Chucks baseball squad downed the Owl boys' squad to improve to 2-0 on the season.
For the full recap of each story, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.
The votes have been tallied, and the winners of The Spirit's third annual Outstanding Player Awards have been named.
To see who came out on top, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
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.