Archive - Sports Article
March 16th, 2015
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
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.