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May 23rd, 2014
Athletes from Punxsutawney and Brookville competed at the PIAA State Championship track and field meet this Friday. Among the more noteworthy competitors was Brandi Cooper, who placed seventh overall in the pole vault. Check out the full story in Saturday's edition of the Punxsutawney Spirit.
A day after the Chucks allowed 11 runs in the fourth inning against Altoona, Punxsy will take the field once again against the Clearfield Bison. While the Bison's record may not show it, they've had a number of one-run losses on the year. The Chucks will look to rebound from their 13-4 loss on Thursday with a win to kick the weekend off right.
While it may be spring, the winter weather isn't ready to leave. Because of a mix of snow, cold weather and rain, Punxsy was forced to reschedule tennis, baseball and softball this week. The bright spot, however, was that the boys' tennis team was able to take to the courts on Thursday, which provides hope that warmer weather is right around the corner.
The Chucks will take on the Uniontown Red Raiders tonight at DuBois Area Middle School for its first-round game of the PIAA state playoffs. Grab a copy of The Spirit today for a full preview of the game.
After having its Senior Night delayed multiple times, the Punxsy wrestling team will hit the mat tonight against DuBois, and it will honor its senior wrestlers. The match will be the last team match of the season for the Chucks.
Tonight is a big night for the Lady Chucks. Not only will they battle the Lady Owls of Bradford for a tie for the regular season D-IX title, but they'll honor three players for Senior Night â€”Â Emily Horner, Taylor Newcome and Ashley Reitz â€” as well. The boys' basketball team will also be in action, as it'll travel to Bradford to conclude its regular season.
The Punxsy Chucks wrestling team will head to Bradford today for their second to last dual meet match of the season.
Both the girls' and boys' basketball teams will be in action tonight, as they'll take on the respective DuBois teams for the second time this year. Both the girls and boys both won their previous matchups against DuBois this season. The girls will be at home, while the boys will travel to DuBois.
While the girls' basketball team will travel to St. Marys for their final road game of the season, the boys' basketball team will play host to the Dutch. Seven Chucks â€” Will Curtis, Clayton Dale, Cory Geer, Michael Klingensmith, Brycen Lunger, Brandon Mancuso and Tyler Young â€” will be recognized prior to the game for Senior Night.
The Punxsutawney basketball programs are on a roll, as both the boys' and girls' basketball teams have won three straight games. Both teams will be in action tonight against Elk County Catholic, as the girls will play host, as the boys will travel out to Elk County.