October 14th, 2011
WEST SUNBURY â€” After the Chucks matched the Moniteau Warriors' first scoring drive with one of their own, Moniteau's defense answered the bell and shut out the Chucks for the rest of the first half, while the Warriors' offense scored three touchdowns in the second quarter. The Warriors went on to win the game 45-6.
KARNS CITY â€” With 23 seconds left on the clock, the Brookville Raiders attempted their first field goal of the season. Cam Yard stepped up to the line, and his kick was just a few inches low, allowing Karns City to block it.
The missed field goal sent the Raiders home packing with a 24-21 loss Friday night in Karns City.
In hindsight, Brookville head coach Chris Dworek said he thought he made the right call on fourth down with the game on the line.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Donâ€™t blink, or youâ€™ll miss what could be the best weekend to see fall foliage in this part of western Pennsylvania.
Most trees are in full color with deep reds and bright yellows prevailing, said Eric Leister, a meteorologist with AccuWeather in State College.
This weekend will be better than next weekend, as thereâ€™s the possibility of more leaves dropping due to windy weather conditions today and tomorrow, Leister said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” What could be better than being the fiddle champion of your home state? Being the fiddle champion of three states: Pennsylvania, Maryland and Ohio.
After starting to play the fiddle at age five, Julia Voris, now 13, is a four-time champion in Pennsylvania alone. This would be an impressive feat for any musician, let alone one who is not even old enough to drive. It is hard to look around the Voris household and not see a trophy with her name on it.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsutawney Salvation Armyâ€™s Harvest Auction has a new radio home this year.
The auction, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, can be heard this year on WECZ AM 1540, said Capt. Keith Jache, co-commander of the Punxsy Salvation Army.
Jache said the community has been very generous to the corps this year, as there is more than $10,000 in merchandise that has been donated to this yearâ€™s auction.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Lady Chucks avenged a five- set loss to DuBois earlier this season by bouncing back on their home court and sweeping the Lady Beavers in three sets, 25-22, 25-20, 25-20, Thursday evening in Punxsutawney.
From the beginning of the game, the Lady Chucks came out swinging with confidence and defending well when they needed to as Punxsy jumped out to an early 6-1 lead in Set No. 1 behind five service points by senior setter Cassie Cook.
During Cook's run, she recorded an ace, and Punxsy hitter Sydney Weaver recorded two blocks.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Lady Chucks tennis team finished its regular season on a high note Thursday by defeating Brockway 9-0, capping a successful week that saw two team victories and a District IX doubles championship.
"All of the girls played well tonight," Punxsy head coach Rose Graffius said. "It was a nice ending to a good season."
The No. 1 and No. 2 sin-gles contests were the closest of the evening, with Punxsy's Anna Monyak defeating Brittany Johnson 6-3, 7-6 (7-5) and Shaina Reddinger defeating Abigail Larson 5-7, 6-2, 10-5.
BROCKWAY â€” The scoreboard may not reflect it, but the Lady Chucks turned in an impressive performance Thursday night at Brockway, according to Punxsy head coach Kevin Hughes.
The Lady Chucks fell to the Lady Rovers 4-0, but Hughes said he was impressed with the way his team responded, especially given the fact that they were playing on Brockway's home turfâ€”literally.
Brockway plays on field turf, which often allows for a faster game, and Hughes said he was glad to see his team pick up the pace and contend with the older Lady Rovers.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Borough and state police agencies are investigating a series of burglaries that have occurred within just days of each other.
In the Borough of Punxsutawney, borough police are investigating two burglaries, including one that occurred sometime overnight between Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, at Nekoâ€™s Restaurant & Lounge, Elk Run Avenue.
Police said someone forcibly entered the business and removed a cash register containing an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene undetected. The incident was reported Sunday morning, police said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The commonwealth agreed to a continuance for Thursdayâ€™s scheduled preliminary hearing for a Pittsburgh man accused of shooting two Punxsy men last month.
Christopher L. Thornhill, 24, faces two counts each of attempted criminal homicide; aggravated assault; recklessly endangering another person; and weapons violations stemming from the Sept. 22 incident near a residence along Cranberry Alley.