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May 22nd, 2015
Friday, the members of the Chucks track team who qualified for States posed for a picture with Head Coach John Smith â€” front row, second from left â€” at the meet. Smith is retiring after this year. Punxsy's 4x800-meter relay team and Eric Ingros (running the 800) participated Friday but failed to advance.
The Chucks baseball team claimed the District IX title with a 4-1 win over Bradford on Thursday night in DuBois. Now, the Chucks will play Obama Academy of District VIII next Tuesday at Showers Field in DuBois at 5:30 p.m. That game will follow Punxsy's softball team's game against St. Marys for its respective D-9 title, which will be played in DuBois at 3:30 p.m.
On Thursday, the Punxsy Chucks baseball team will square off against the Bradford Owls in a 5:30 p.m. contest at Shower's Field in DuBois for the District IX Championship. The winner of the game will advance to a play-in game for the PIAA State Championship tournament.
The handshake line at the end of a game this time of year means a bit more. Pictured here are the Lady Chucks shaking hands with the Lady Bison of Clearfield, who Punxsy eliminated from the District IX playoffs with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday. Punxsy will now play St. Marys next Tuesday for the District IX Championship.
This week's Punxsutawney Spirit Sports Feat of the Week is the Punxsy Chucks baseball team earning the top seed in District IX entering Thursday's championship game at DuBois against Bradford. Good luck Chucks!
The Bradford Owls defeated the Clearfield Bison on Tuesday in District IX baseball action, setting up the District IX Championship Game, which will be played on Thursday at Showers Field in DuBois between the Chucks and the Owls.
On Monday night, the members of the Lady Chucks donned their fanciest attire for the annual softball banquet. On Wednesday, they'll don the red and the white as they play host to Clearfield to open the District IX playoffs in a semi-final bout beginning at 3:30 p.m.
In the process of qualifying for the PIAA State Championships at the District IX Championship Meet on Wednesday, Ethan Riley also broke the school record in the long jump, recording a score of 21-09.25. Eric Ingros and the boys' 4x800-meter relay team also qualified for next week's state championships.
The Lady Chucks softball team picked up some momentum with a big win over St. Marys on Thursday night with the District IX playoffs looming just around the corner. The Lady Chucks won 9-1. For a full recap, plus a boys' track story, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.
Friday's PAHS sports schedule includes a trip to St. Marys for the baseball team and a Senior Night home game for softball against Elk County Catholic.