Archive - Sports Article
May 5th, 2015
Senior members of the PAHS boys' track and field team (pictured here), the girls' track and field seniors and Punxsy boys' coach John Smith were all honored prior to Tuesday's home meet against Bradford â€”Â the final home meet of the season. Neither result went Punxsy's way, with Bradford putting together strong performances on the track in both meets.
For a full recap, see Spirit Sports in Wednesday's print edition.
Ty Wasicki (pictured here) and Jared Burkett made the trip to Bradford for Monday's District IX Singles Tournament. Each fell in the first round, though, ending their singles seasons.
In other news, the Chucks baseball team fell to State College for its first loss of the season.
On a bright note, Punxsy's softball team earned a 2-1 victory over Hollidaysburg.
For full recaps, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Today's schedule is limited to a special day for the boys' and girls track teams, as the seniors will be honored.
The Chucks and Lady Chucks defended their home turf on Friday, with the girls' squad defeating Clearfield 8-1 and the boys' team picking up an 8-7 walk-off victory over the Bradford Owls.
For full recaps, see Spirit Sports in Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
There are no activities scheduled for this weekend at PAHS.
The Lady Chucks fell short in a pitchers' duel on Thursday at Altoona, with the Lady Lions edging them 1-0 in softball action. For a full recap, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.
Today's schedule includes two home games â€” with baseball hosting Bradford at 4:15 p.m. and softball hosting Clearfield at the same time. The boys' and girls' track teams will be on the road at the West Central Coaches Meet in Altoona.
On Wednesday, the Chucks baseball team played host to the DuBois Beavers for the second game between the teams this year.
The first game went Punxsy's way in a big way, with the Chucks beating DuBois 15-0 in three innings. Wednesday's game was much closer, but in the end Punxsy prevailed 9-6.
In other action, the boys' tennis team fell to Brockway in the team playoff semi-finals, and the Lady Chucks softball team lost 5-1 to DuBois.
Today's only game is a 4:30 p.m. contest for the softball squad at Altoona.
Punxsy's boys' tennis team picked up a 4-1 victory over Clearfield in the opening round of the playoffs to advance to Wednesday's semis. For a full report â€” plus plenty of other recaps from Monday â€” see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Other scores from Monday included:
â€¢ Junior High Boys' Track: Punxsy 97, St. Marys 53
â€¢ Junior High Girls' Track: Punxsy 100, St. Marys 48
â€¢ Girls' Track: Redbank Valley 78, Punxsy 72
â€¢ Boys' Track: Punxsy 103.33, Redbank Valley 46.67
â€¢ Softball: Punxsy 17, Bradford 0, 4 innings
â€¢ Baseball: Punxsy at Bradford, no report at press time
On Saturday, April 18, the Susquehanna Valley Derby Vixens (SVDV) traveled to Clearfield to take on the Backwoods Bruisers of the Northern Allegheny Roller Derby (NARD). This game was the third meeting between the teams since NARD was founded in 2012. The Bruisers were able to achieve a hard-fought and decisive victory over SVDV. The final score was 225-150.
On Tuesday, the Chucks and Lady Chucks were the road warriors, with the junior high track team being the only team to play host.
In baseball action, Punxsy defeated Curwensville in a game originally scheduled for Monday, while the Chucks and Lady Chucks track teams split with Elk County â€” the boys won.
Today's schedule includes a home baseball game against Altoona and an away softball game at Altoona, plus tennis travels to Brockway in a re-scheduled meet.
For plenty more local sports coverage, pick up a print edition of The Spirit!
Chicago Bulls 103
Milwaukee Bucks 91
The Bucks came out in the first half and played tough. The much stronger Bulls restored order in the second half behind the strong play of Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose. This was the first playoff game Rose has played in since 2011 when he tore his ACL. He scored 23 points on an efficient 9-16 shooting from the field.
Look for the Bulls to control this series. They are simply way too talented for this Bucks team to match up with them. The Bucks might steal a game, but donâ€™t look for this series to go much longer.