Archive - Sports Article
July 7th, 2014
The 2014 Punxsutawney Sr. League All-Stars defeated the Bradford All-Stars in a 3-2 comeback victory. Pitcher Lucas Burkett opened for the Punxsy team and Peyton Graham closed for the win. For the full story check out page six of The Punxsutawney Spirit.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” After their defeat to DuBois on Monday night, the Punxsy Minor League Softball All-Stars were in desperate need of a win in order to stay alive in their All-Star tournament.
Apparently, they were well aware of the dire consequences riding on this game, because they took no chances when they faced off against Fox Township on Wednesday night, whom they beat 11-1 in four innings of play.
If you mention DuBois around a Punxsy All-Star parent, chances are you'll notice a vein or two pop out of their neck as a rivalry fueled rage builds up inside of them. DuBois has defeated one All-Star team, and knocked out another thus far in an otherwise successful Punxsy All-Star season. They've been the thorn in Punxsy's side, the rain on their parade and the dirty band-aid in their ice-cream.
DuBOIS â€“ A roster of five runners will make up the Penn State DuBois Men's and Women's Cross Country Team this year.
Runners are currently training for the fall season. Team members include Juliann Boddorf, Matthew Burke and Tamera Anthony, all from Punxsutawney; Micah Shaffer of DuBois, and Austin Hawkins of Philadelphia.
The team members bring a wide variety of athletic experiences and accomplishments to the table.
You voted, and we tallied! The 2014 Outstanding Spring Sports Athletes are Alyssa Reitz and Dakota Thomas. Reitz won with a total of 329 votes, and finished her softball season with the Chucks holding a .364 batting average and boasting 16 hits, eight RBI and 11 runs scored. Dakota Thomas received an impressive 457 votes, and ended his high school baseball season with a .386 batting average, 17 hits, seven RBI and nine runs scored. Congratulations to both of these athletes on all their achievements, and a special thanks to everyone who submitted votes.
The Punxsutawney Sr. Legion team faced off against Indiana Legion at home on Thursday night. Despite a solid defensive performance from both teams, Punxsy lost the game 5-1. Pictured here, Dakota Thomas unleashes a pitch from the mound during Thursday night's game. Thomas pitched five innings for Punxsy.
For a full recap, see Friday's print edition of The Spirit.
The Punxsutawney boys' baseball team brought home the D-IX title for the eleventh straight year. A more exciting game these boys have not played all season! For a full recap of all the action, check out Wednesday's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.
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.