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March 7th, 2015
Punxsy grappler Kaleb Young fell to Pittsburgh Central Catholic's Vincenzo Joseph in the semi-final round of the PIAA State Wrestling Championships. After the loss to the WPIAL wrestler, Young will square off against Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi for the second time in the tournament in the consolation semis. Young defeated Bonaccorsi 6-1 in his first bout on Thursday.
Two members of the Chucks wrestling team made the trip to Hersheyâ€™s Giant Center to kick off the PIAA State Wrestling Championships on Thursday. Punxsy junior Kaleb Young (pictured in the left photo) picked up a 6-1 decision over Bethel Parkâ€™s Nino Bonaccorsi â€” who defeated Bob Endy of St. Josephâ€™s Prep in the first round, 15-0 â€” to advance to todayâ€™s quarter-finals. There, Young will face Downington Eastâ€™s James Meyer. That round begins at 1:30 p.m. today. Like Young, Meyer received a bye in the first round, and in Round 2, he defeated Exeter Townshipâ€™s Ethan Stever in a 3-1 decision.
Punxsy's Kaleb Young (pictured here) and Perry Arrington traveled Wednesday to the PIAA State Wrestling Championships in Hershey, Pa., where they will open action Thursday. The preliminary round and first round will be wrestled Thursday night.
The Punxsy girls' basketball team will play its first-round state playoff game this Saturday, March 7, at 1 p.m. at Clarion University.
Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $3 for students, but only if tickets are bought in advance in the athletic office.
Al tickets at Clarion university will be $6, so students are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance.
The school district is reimbursed for all advance sale tickets, so the office is asking that tickets are purchased before 1 p.m. on Saturday.
CLARION â€” With the two-day District 9 Individual Wrestling Championships reduced to one day for the AAA classifications, the Chucks wrestlers, who would have been opening the tournament tonight had District 4 not removed itself from the tournament, will spend today making one final round of preparations.
For a full preview of the brackets, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit, and for results from the bout, check out Monday's edition.
The Punxsutawney Area High School wrestling team honored its seniors prior to Tuesday's match against Bradford â€”Â a match the Chucks won 53-18.
Pictured here are the seniors with their families (from left): Tristen Herndon, Walter Foster, Perry Arrington, Austin Covatch, Keegan Fisher and Travis Perry.
For a full recap, see Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
Tonight's PAHS schedule includes:
â€˘ JV/Varsity Boys' Basketball vs. DCC, 6/7:30 p.m. (Senior Night)
â€˘ JV/Varsity Girls' Basketball at Clarion, 6/7:30 p.m.
Each week we will be taking a look at the best games around the country.
Arizona State (12-11) 81
(#6) Arizona (20-3) 78
The Arizona Wildcats traveled to Tempe to face in state rival Arizona State for what they expected to be an easy game. Arizona State came into the game at the bottom of the PAC 12 at 3-6 in conference play. The Sun Devils came out firing as they shot 50% from the field (26/52) and 46.7% from 3 (7/15). Guard Bo Barnes paced the Sun Devils with 18 points including a perfect 8 for 8 from the charity stripe.
(#8) Kansas (19-4) 62
Oklahoma State (16-7) 67