July 10th, 2012
STATE COLLEGE â€” With the level of competition elevated, and the tournament down to the final eight teams in the state for the Punxsy Little League softball All-Stars, the squad knew it would have to minimize errors and play at its best to earn a win against a tough West Point squad Tuesday afternoon in the tournament's opening game. Unfortunately for Punxsy, though, four errors helped West Point score six runs over two separate innings, and Punxsy fell 9-2 in the opening round.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Tuesday evening in Punxsutawney, top-seeded I-Medical hosted the Indiana Black Sox in the first game of the best-of-three finals for the Indiana County Youth League, and the home team earned yet another come-from-behind victoryÂ â€” downing the Sox 7-6 â€” to open up a 1-0 series lead and set up the potential series-winning game tonight in Indiana.
The Sox made things interesting with a five-run fifth, giving them a late lead, but the Punxsy squad showed no signs of quitting, tying it in the bottom of the fifth and going ahead in the sixth.
ROSSITER â€”Â The Rossiter Miners followed a seven-run second-inning surge to a 9-5 victory Tuesday night in Rossiter to open up a 1-0 series lead in the best-of-three opening round of the Federation League playoffs.
With the win, Rossiter hopes to advance to the second round, where it would meet the Brookville Grays, with a victory over Bigler on its own field today. If Bigler wins this evening, it will force a third game, winner-take-all, Thursday in Rossiter.
BROOKVILLE â€” It wasnâ€™t a tornado or a microburst, just high, straight-line winds, the result of severe thunderstorms that caused widespread property damage in the Sykesville/Henderson Township area Saturday.
Two separate severe thunderstorms warnings were issued for Jefferson County, the first at 4:45 p.m., the second at 6:15 p.m., according to Tracy Zents, director of emergency services for Jefferson County.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney Borough Council approved a request to sponsor the Punxsutawney Memorial Library for a grant in order to perform some much-needed renovations to the building, which is part of the Mahoning East Civic Center.
Monday, library Director Coral Ellshoff asked councilâ€™s permission for the library board to change the buildingâ€™s layout and to sponsor the library for a Keystone Grant, which is a matching grant, so the library board must match dollar-for-dollar what the state gives.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Itâ€™s hard to believe, but actions taken by the Punxsutawney Area School Board during its Monday meeting indicate that the start of the 2012-13 school year is just around the corner.
Monday, the board approved several purchases in the areas of food service and technology, including a combination (or combi) oven from U.S. Foods for $18,954.
Terry Hollenbaugh, 48, R.D. 1 Dayton, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Arrangements are incomplete and under the direction of the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” After downing Derry in the opening game of the Indiana County Youth League playoffs Sunday afternoon in Punxsutawney, I-Medical traveled to Derry for the second game of the best-of-three series. And in come-from-behind, dramatic fashion, Punxsy's squad clinched a berth to the finals against the Indiana Black Sox, who also won Tuesday, with a 9-7 victory Monday evening.
I-Medical jumped out to a great start in the contest, putting up a three-spot in the opening frame to put the pressure on Derry in its go-or-go-home game.
While Punxsutawney hosted its Machine Pitch Tournament last weekend, this group of Punxsy youngsters saw success at the recent Tim Weaver Memorial Tournament in Brookville the previous weekend. Pictured here with their trophies are team members and coaches (front, from left): Josh Tyger, Peyton Hetrick, TJ Wildman, Evan Reitz, Owen Wood; (middle) Jacob Henretta, Jake Sikora, Kiersten Riley, Chloe Presloid, Ty Caylor, Carter Savage; (back) and coaches Paul Hetrick, Brian Henretta, Dean Wood and Tim Caylor.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” As has been the case for the last several years, Music in the Park again resumes on the heels of the Groundhog Festival, starting Thursday in Barclay Square and running through Thursday, Aug. 23.
Kicking off the free series for 2012 is the band that kicked off the 2011 series, Midlife Crisis. For the rest of the schedule, see the accompanying box.
Music in the Park was first established a number of years ago by John Serian, who always believed that as long as Punxsy had its own natural setting in which to enjoy music, it would be a shame not to use it.