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Friday night, the Lady Chucks opened their season with a 40-26 victory over Westmont Hilltop in the Marion Center Tip-Off Tournament. In this photo, Punxsy's Nicole DiPietro (20) rises above the Westmont defense to hit a three-pointer â€” the one that would give Punxsy the lead for good in the third quarter. DiPietro finished with a team-high 10 points in a balanced Lady Chucks attack.
For more on the game, see Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.
Today's PAHS sports schedule includes:
â€¢ Varsity Wrestling at Philipsburg Tournament, 10 a.m.
Cleveland (6-3) 24 @
Cincinnati (5-3-1) 3
The Battle of Ohio had some playoff implications for the first time in years. Cleveland took sole possession of first place in the AFC North after a dominating victory over Cincinnati. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton had the worst performance of his career as he went 10-33 for 86 yards and 3 interceptions. This resulted in a quarterback rating of 2. As for Cleveland, this marks the latest in the season they have been in first place since 1994.
Arizona (8-1) 31 vs
St. Louis (3-6) 14
Punxsy's Luke Shiock has been named the 2014 KSAC Large All-Conference Lineman of the Year. The honor for Shiock comes after a successful season by the Chucks and comes at a position where it can be hard to recognize a player's strengths.
Punxsy Head Coach Alan Nichol said that lots of teams the Chucks faced this year had to implement game plans to work around Shiock, which speaks to his strength, both offensively and defensively.
Punxsy filled 11 spots on the first-team All-Conference list, as well.
28 New Orleans (4-4) @ 10 Carolina (3-5-1)
New Orleans took over sole possession of first place in the NFC South, as running back Mark Ingram continued his strong season as he ran for 100+ yards and 2 touchdowns. The New Orleans defense was able to stymy Carolina QB Cam Newton, who was 10-28 passing for 151 yards.
22 Cleveland (5-3) vs. 17 Tampa Bay (1-7)
On Monday, the girls' elementary basketball tournament held annually at PAHS tipped off with four games â€” two 4th- and 5th-grade and two 6th-grade. Pictured here are Ryley Casaday and Elliott Ferrent fighting for the ball in the opening tip of the final game of the night.
The tournament continues Tuesday night with four more games, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Pictured here is Punxsy linebacker Blake Bizousky keeping his eye on the ball before intercepting a pass to turn over the Clearfield Bison offense early in the second half of the District 9 Championship game Saturday at DuBois.
The Punxsy defense shut out Clearfield in the second half, but it wasn't enough to overcome a 35-0 halftime deficit, and the Bison cruised to the championship behind a strong running attack.
For a full recap, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.
Punxsy and St. Marys put on a show for all in attendance at the District 9 finals, held in DuBois on Thursday night. The Lady Chucks and Lady Dutch split the first four sets to force a fifth-and-deciding one, then took that one to extra points, as well. Unfortunately for Punxsy, St. Marys earned the title to eliminate Punxsy from the postseason.
For more from the game, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.