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April 9th, 2015
We break down the NCAA finals matchup of Duke and Wisconsin
Punxsy's Braxton Giavedoni (pictured here) put the exclamation point on a convincing win for the Chucks in their season opener against St. Marys when he hit a long, towering home run to cap a 20-5, four-inning mercy rule victory over the Dutch.
Punxsy's softball team didn't fare as well against the Lady Dutch, falling 6-1 in a five-inning, rain-shortened affair.
See Friday's print edition for full recaps.
The Chucks and Lady Chucks track and field teams got things rolling on the spring sports season on Wednesday at Brookville, with the boys taking all three of their meets and the girls winning two of three.
For a full report on the event, see today's print edition of The Spirit.
Today's schedule includes a baseball game at home against St. Marys at 3 p.m. and a softball game against the Lady Dutch at 4:15 p.m.
The Midwest Regional final was held at Quickens Loan Arena this year. The undefeated Kentucky Wildcats came in as heavy favorites to move on to the Final Four in Indianapolis. That didnâ€™t stop Daxter Miles of West Virginia to proclaim that Kentucky will be 36-1 after the two teams meet Thursday night. That certainly did not happen. The Wildcats completely overwhelmed the Mountaineers and doubled them up 78-39. In the early game, Notre Dame topped Wichita State 81-70. This marked the first time the Irish have reached the Elite 8 since 1979.
Sunday evening, March 15, Plan B of the State College Area Rollers (SCAR) traveled to Skate Station in Clearfield to take on the Backwoods Bruisers of Northern Allegheny Roller Derby (NARD). This was the first game of the 14-event season for the Bruisers and the first road game for Plan B. Plan B was able to take the victory over the Bruisers, 230-155, thanks to a dominating first-half performance.
On Monday, the District IX Basketball League â€” which consists of Bradford Area, Brookville Area, DuBois Area, Elk County Catholic, Punxsutawney Area and St. Marys Area school districts â€” named its District All-Star Teams. Three Lady Chucks and two Chucks found themselves among the honorees (top, from left): Hope Bridge, Jensen Constantino, Nicole DiPietro, (bottom) Dylan Huey and John Matthews.
Saturday, March 7th 2015
(#1) Kentucky (31-0) 67
Florida (15-16) 50
Kentucky went about business as usual. They beat an in conference foe thoroughly as they should. Karl Anthony towns had 13 points and 9 rebounds as they Wildcats finished their first undefeated regular season in program history.
(#2) Virginia (28-2) 57
(#16) Louisville (24-7) 59