April 23rd, 2015
On Saturday, April 18, the Susquehanna Valley Derby Vixens (SVDV) traveled to Clearfield to take on the Backwoods Bruisers of the Northern Allegheny Roller Derby (NARD). This game was the third meeting between the teams since NARD was founded in 2012. The Bruisers were able to achieve a hard-fought and decisive victory over SVDV. The final score was 225-150.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” On Wednesday evening, the Punxsutawney Area School Board met and discussed a variety of topics. Included in those topics was the vote for a replacement board member for Francis J. Molinaro's seat. Molinaro passed away last month but was remembered by the board at the April 13 meeting.
On Tuesday, the Chucks and Lady Chucks were the road warriors, with the junior high track team being the only team to play host.
In baseball action, Punxsy defeated Curwensville in a game originally scheduled for Monday, while the Chucks and Lady Chucks track teams split with Elk County â€” the boys won.
Today's schedule includes a home baseball game against Altoona and an away softball game at Altoona, plus tennis travels to Brockway in a re-scheduled meet.
For plenty more local sports coverage, pick up a print edition of The Spirit!
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” One vehicle was towed from the scene in a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 5:21 p.m. on Monday at the intersection of North Gilpin Street and West Mahoning Street, Punxsutawney.
According to reports from the scene, a Ford Mustang convertible and a Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck somehow collided in the intersection of North Gilpin and West Mahoning streets.
The Mustang came to rest on the sidewalk near the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Headquarters and the truck on Mahoning Street.
Chicago Bulls 103
Milwaukee Bucks 91
The Bucks came out in the first half and played tough. The much stronger Bulls restored order in the second half behind the strong play of Jimmy Butler and Derrick Rose. This was the first playoff game Rose has played in since 2011 when he tore his ACL. He scored 23 points on an efficient 9-16 shooting from the field.
Look for the Bulls to control this series. They are simply way too talented for this Bucks team to match up with them. The Bucks might steal a game, but donâ€™t look for this series to go much longer.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€”Â On Saturday evening, members of the 2015 class of the Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame â€” joined by their families, their friends, members of the hall's committee, former inductees and their families and Punxsy sports fans in general â€”Â gathered to for their official induction ceremony and banquet and to "celebrate the athletic experience."
TIME Magazine has revealed the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of what it considers the 100 most influential people in the world.
The Lady Chucks made it three wins in a row on Wednesday with a 9-3 victory over Hollidaysburg in Punxsutawney. Kylee Lingenfelter (pictured here) hurled a complete game to pick up a win in her first varsity start.
Boys' tennis also picked up its first win of the season on Wednesday against Johnsonburg. For these recaps and plenty more, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.
Thursday's sports schedule is as follows for PAHS:
â€¢ Boys' Tennis vs. Bradford, 3:30 p.m.
â€¢ Baseball vs. Elk County, 4:15 p.m.
â€¢ Varsity Track & Field at Hollidaysburg, 3:30 p.m.
On Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Police were called to the Punxsutawney Area High School for the report of a bomb threat.
With the assistance of the state police, the school was evacuated, and a bomb dog was requested. The state police sent two bomb dog handlers, and the school was searched, with nothing being located.
It was another installment of the Route 36 Rivalry on Monday â€” one that went quite well for Punxsy. Punxsy's baseball team used five different pitchers (including John Matthews, pictured here) to breeze past the Raiders on a windy day â€” 11-0 in six innings. Meanwhile, just up the road, Punxsy's softball team was handing the Lady Raiders a 9-0 defeat. For full coverage from the games, pick up Tuesday's edition of The Spirit.