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April 22nd, 2013

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.

April 17th

Three-run seventh powers Chucks over Beavers

April 17, 2013

DUBOIS — A close game can change in a hurry.

Trailing 1-0 since the first inning, the Punxsy baseball offense produced five hits and saw three of the runners score to power past host DuBois, 3-1, on Wednesday in DuBois.

Garrett Zimmerman led off the visiting seventh with a single to center and moved to third two batters later when Cory Geer singled. The Chucks tied the contest, 1-1, when Dakota Thomas reached on a fielder's choice to plate Garrett Zimmerman.

Punxsy was not finished there.

Defense and timely hitting enable Punxsy to shutout DuBois softball

April 17, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Defense should never have an off day, and it was on display on the varsity softball diamond on Wednesday afternoon.
Behind a pair of double plays and various other top glove showings, Punxsy received three timely fifth- inning hits to score the lone run and shutout rival DuBois, 1-0, in Punxsutawney.

“It was a great game, as the players made the plays. A tremendous game to watch, as both sides played very well defensively,” noted Lady Chucks head coach Alan Pifer. “They didn’t beat themselves but we got the break (to score the one run).”

April 16th

Chucks hang first track and field defeat of the spring season on Beavers

April 16, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The finally tally was close but the Chucks swept the final 14 points in the last two events to seal the victory.

After falling behind midway through the meet, Punxsy finished off strong to hand the first track and field defeat to DuBois, 89-61.

"At times, DuBois was ahead as it was a lot closer than people thought. We had a game plan going in. One where we wanted to win, and we put our guys in strategic spots to do so," explained Punxsy head coach John Smith. "We picked up second and third places we needed to as those points make a difference at the end."

Garzoni to be named to Punxsy Sports Hall of Fame

April 16, 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 Gary Garzoni.

Garzoni was a two-year letter winner in high school football, playing from 1964 to 1968.

April 15th

Personal bests highlight Punxsy track and field at 15th Annual DeMan’s Invitational

April 15, 2013

BROOKVILLE — On a chilly day along Interstate-80, Punxsy was still able to record many personal best efforts amongst a 22-team field at Saturday’s 15th Annual DeMan’s track and field invitational.

The Chucks boys, highlighted by Kevin Hughes' and Will Harmon’s days, totaled four first places, while the Punxsy girls had three top- three placings in the non-team scoring event.

Punxsy boys

As a whole, the Punxsy boys had a good day with various personal best performances recorded.

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