October 4th, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsy's boys' cross country team hosted Kane and DuBois Central Catholic for a three-team meet Tuesday afternoon and in mucky conditions, the Chucks prevailed over both visiting squads.
In both meets, Punxsy had several runners between its fifth-place finisher and its opponents' final finishers, displacing the points so that Punxsy earned a 22-37 win over Kane and a 16-47 victory over DCC.
Punxsy's Dane Baker was the first-place finisher in the meet with a time of 18:02.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Lady Chucks' volleyball team led the first set 18-27 and was tied 20-20 in the third set, but the Bradford Lady Owls finished strong in each game, earning a three-game sweep, 25-18, 25-15, 25-22, Tuesday in Punxsutawney.
In the first set, Punxsy jumped out to an early lead behind a good hit by junior hitter Sydney Weaver, but the Lady Owls bounced back with some impressive hitting of their own to take a three-point lead.
After exchanging serve for several points, Punxsy moved ahead again when Cassie Cook went on a four-point service run, including three aces.
John Edward Kline, 73, of Brookville, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at McKinley Health Center.
He was born Dec. 8, 1937, in Brookville, a son of the late Bernard â€śBunâ€ť and Kathryn (Baker) Kline.
June 17, 1961, he married Helen Esther Reed, who preceded him in death Nov. 17, 2008.
He served in the U. S. Army.
Mr. Kline worked as diesel shop foreman for the Pittsburgh Shawmut Railroad.
He helped start the â€śHit and Miss Engine Society,â€ť which later became the Coolspring Power Museum.
MARION CENTER â€” Marion Center's girls' volleyball team defeated the Lady Chucks in three sets, 25-16, 25-14, 25-22, behind strong serving and hitting from senior Kristen Yeomans.
Yeomans' serve was kryptonite to Punxsy's returners as she served a seven-point streak in the first set, a seven-point streak in the second and an eight-point streak in the third and deciding set.
Each run came early in the game, giving the Lady Stingers some breathing room in the contest. Without Yeomans' streaks, the sets would have been very close from start to finish.
ST. MARYS â€” The Lady Chucks eighth-grade team basketball team outscored St. Marys 13-6 in the final quarter of Monday afternoon's game in St. Marys to earn a 31-14 win.
"All the girls played well in the second half to help us pull away," Punxsy head coach Mike Carlson said. "After St. Marys cut it to six point in the fourth quarter, the girls executed perfectly."
Punxsy's scoring was led by Hope Bridge, who scored 15 points. Bridge was followed by Emma White, who scored eight.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The A. J. Parise Youth Football Team Senior team scored on three of its firstÂ four offensive possessions of the game, and for the second straight game, dominated on the defensive side of the ball to earn a 34-8 victory over Clarion-Limestone Saturday on a rainy after-noon in Strattanville.
Punxsy started its first drive atÂ the 40-yard line. Joey DiPietro had runs of 11 and eight yards to rev up the offense.
Patrick Fedigan's 17-yard run three plays later moved Punxsy to the 25.
REYNOLDSVILLE â€” Monday night, 4-H members and leaders were recognized at the annual 4-H Leader Recognition Dinner and 4-H Awards Program.
The program was held at the Foundry in Reynoldsville; Susan Alexander, Penn State Cooperative Extension educator, welcomed everyone in attendance.
The ceremony celebrated 4-H volunteers â€” those who just started, and those who have contributed most of their lives to the program.
Lois Pifer, who has served for Jefferson County's 4-H program for 40 years, was recognized for her significant service.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” In rainy, windy and soggy conditions Saturday at Jack LaMarca Stadium, the Punxsy boys' soccer team was able to maintain an upbeat tempo en route to a 5-0 win over the Elk County Catholic Crusaders.
The Chucks jumped on the Crusaders early when Brycen Lunger fired a shot at the net in the first minute of the game. Elk County's keeper came out to play the ball, but Punxsy's Tyler Presloid beat him to it and headed it just out of his reach, and the ball rolled into the cage giving Punxsy a very-early 1-0 lead.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsy Lady Chucks soccer team jumped out to an early 1-0 lead against Elk County Catholic Saturday morning in Punxsutawney, but after evening the score just before halftime, the Lady Crusaders scored three second-half goals to earn a 4-1 victory.
"We came out good, and I don't know if it was the field or what," Punxsy head coach Kevin Hughes said after the game. "We drew first blood, but then we just kind of lost it. I don't know if it was conditioning or what happened."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Once again, it was another successful year for Fox's Pizza Den's "Pizza and Prevention" fund-raiser, as more than $31,000 was raised for the Punxsutawney Fire Department Saturday.
Despite the rainy weather, the locally owned Punxsutawney pizza shop sold 3,444 Big Daddy Pizzas â€” a record breaker â€” 12 percent more than last year, which also broke records with sales of 3,072 pizzas, said Scott Anthony, owner of Fox's in Punxsy.