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July 18th, 2014
Punxsyâs Minor League Softball All-Stars were playing in their second winner-take-all championship game on Friday night â this time at the Sectional Tournament hosted in Punxsutawney.
And once again, Punxsy ran away from the decisive game a champion, defeating Union City 3-1.
Pictured here are the members of the team carrying their Section 1 championship banner on the traditional victory lap.
With the win, the girls have advanced to the state tournament, which will begin on Thursday in Greensburg.
For more from the game, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.
The 2014 Punxsutawney Minor League Softball All-Stars defeated a tough Union City team, 1-0 on Tuesday night. For a full recap of the game, check out Wednesday's edition of The Spirit
After fighting their way back through the bracket to the championships, Punxsyâs Minor League Softball All-Stars earned a 5-1 victory on Friday to win the District 10 championship.
In addition to earning the title of District 10 champs, though, the girls also earned the chance to shave their coachesâ heads after the game (see THAT photo in Saturday's print edition of The Spirit).
Punxsy will now advance to Sectionals, which will be played right here in Punxsutawney and will begin on Monday.
On Tuesday, the Punxsy Major League Baseball All-Stars traveled to Brookville for the second consecutive night, where they battled both Mother Nature and the Brookville squad for the District 10 championship. Punxsy came out on top in the game, which got off to a late start, defeating Brookville 14-10.
Members of the team are pictured here with their championship banner.
The banner was the first Punxsy has earned in the 2014 All-Star campaign.
In what was their second meeting of the All-Star season, the 2014 Punxsutawney Minor League Softball All-Stars defeated DuBois, 5-0 on a rainy Monday night. For the full story check out page six of The Punxsutawney Spirit
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.