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July 4th, 2013

'Comeback Kids': Minor SB All-Stars stay the course

July 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It was a pitchers' duel in Punxsutawney on Wednesday evening, and if it wasn't for some late action by the Punxsy's bats in the 9- and 10-year-old softball All-Stars game, St. Marys' Brianna Grotzinger would have come out on top. But thanks to a three-run fifth, Punxsy's Kendal Johnston, who pitched a complete game for the home team, earned the win in the 3-1 contest.

After the game, Punxsy head coach Brad Gigliotti was especially proud of his team's resiliency, as the players battled right to the end.

July 2nd

Still rollin': Punxsy wins opener at Sectionals

July 2, 2013

It was an all-around solid performance for the Punxsy 11- and 12-year-old softball All-Stars Tuesday night in Saegertown, as they opened the tournament with a 5-0 win over the host.

Grace Aikens (pictured here) belted a two-RBI double and pitched two scoreless innings to help her team earn the victory.

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

July 1st

Tyger's clutch walk-off double keeps Punxsy Junior All-Stars alive

July 1, 2013

Jacob Tyger (right) celebrates with his teammates after slugging a clutch walk-off double to award the Punxsy Junior All-Stars the 7-6 eight-inning comeback win Monday night in Punxsy. Tyger went 2-for-5 from the plate with a double, an RBI, three stolen bases and two runs scored. Tyger also picked up the win at the mound for Punxsy, throwing five innings with one strikeout, one walk and one run allowed on five hits.

For a full write-up on the game, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit

June 30th

A banner weekend for Major SB All-Stars

June 30, 2013

Punxsy's 11- and 12-year-old softball All-Stars "raised the banner," so to speak, as is the common tradition after earning a district title.

Behind a four-run fifth inning, the Punxsy squad sneaked past St. Marys 9-8 to earn the title and a trip to Sectionals.

For more on the game, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.

June 28th

Ishman fires no-hitter to help Punxsy Major Baseball All-Stars bounce back, 9-0

June 28, 2013

MT. JEWETT — After suffering through one of the most difficult nights any team could endure, the Punxsy Major Baseball All-Star's Dylan Ishman had the perfect elixir.

Ishman fired a no-hitter to lead Punxsy to a shutout victory, 9-0, over host Smethport/Mt. Jewett in the losers' bracket quarterfinals in Mt. Jewett Friday evening.

Punxsy started slowly, but Ishman was a constant the whole contest.

After a visiting scoreless top of the first, Ishman walked the second Smethport/Mt. Jewett hitter, who would turn out to be the lone base runner against him.

June 23rd

Miners fall to Grays, but strike it big for Lisa's Ladybugs

June 23, 2013

Miners' shortstop Pete Meterko slugs one of Rossiter's two hits Sunday night.

The Miners were bested, 6-0, by the Brookville Grays during the final game of the 2-day Cancer Awareness Tournament at Shaffer Field.

The Rossiter players donned pink uniforms in support of the event, which raised $4,126 for Lisa's Ladybugs.

The full story will be featured in Tuesday's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

Punxsy Major softball All-Stars breeze past Warren into D-X Championship round

June 23, 2013

Kassidy Graham slides across home plate with one of the dozen Punxsy Major softball All-Star team's runs on Sunday afternoon in Warren.

Leading 6-1, Punxsy scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to finish off host Warren, 12-1, by the 10-run rule to advance to Thursday's District X Championship.

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

June 17th

It’s time to shine: Punxsy All-Star season underway

June 17, 2013

The Groundhog Little League’s All-Star season got underway Monday evening in Punxsutawney, and Kylee Lingenfelter was on fire from the circle as the Punxsy 11- and 12-year-old Major League Softball All-Stars earned a 7-0 win over Brookville.

Lingenfelter struck out 11 batters in a row and had just one walk during Monday night's contest.

For a full recap, see Tuesday's issue of The Spirit.

June 12th

Spring Sports Outstanding Player ballots available now!

June 12, 2013

Thursday's edition of The Spirit officially announces the nominees for The Spirit's Spring Sports Outstanding Player Awards.

Pick up a copy to see who's on the ballot and to cast your vote!

June 9th

Bears’ looping single ends Chucks' state run in 10th inning

June 9, 2013

Seniors Jamie Bush and Ty Zimmerman (not pictured) both made their final appearance in a Chucks' uniform during Punxsy's 4-3, 10-inning loss to Upper Moreland in the PIAA AAA semifinals in Scotland, Pa., on Saturday.

From the plate, Bush tallied three hits and Zimmerman smacked a single and scored a run.

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

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