January 21st, 2011
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Whenever one team appeared to put a stronghold on Friday night's girls' basketball game, the other squad was ready to make a run.
After a 9-0 run put Punxsy ahead 21-13 during the second quarter, Bradford's 21-2 surge during the next 10 minutes helped the Lady Owls leap ahead 34-23.
What followed was the Lady Chucks' game-ending 25-9 burst during a 48-43 victory.
BRADFORD â The Punxsy boys' basketball team held Bradford under 50 points, and junior Logan Weaver scored 17 points, but the Chucks couldn't score as a team during a 44-27 loss to the Owls Friday night.
The Chucks (4-8, 0-5 District IX League) trailed 18-15 at halftime before being outscored 26-12 during the second half of another league defeat.
Bradford improved 5-10 overall and 1-3 in the league.
Weaver had 12 of Punxsy's 15 first-half points. He added 11 rebounds (four offensive) for the double-double.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Rossiter resident Lisa Campbell and her fiance didnât expect to meet a future TV star on their summer vacation to Mexico.
But by what Campbell terms âjust a fluke,â the duo did just that, encountering the unexpected.
While on a retreat at the Iberostar Paraiso del Mar resort in Rivera Maya, Campbell unsuspectingly struck up a casual conversation with a young woman accompanied by her father.
Little did Campbell know that her shoot-the-breeze companion, Lindsay Hill, would be a future contestant on season 15 of ABCâs television series âThe Bachelor.â
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Whether buttons, old coins, baseball cards or dolls, everyone has a collection that he or she cherishes.
Ever since Douglas Bartlebaugh was a little boy, he had a fascination with license plates. When he was young, he took the plates off old cars at his PaPaâs junk yard, whereas they all were special to him, and still are.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Filling nearly every weight class has benefitted the Punxsy junior-high wrestling team all season, and Wednesday night against Redbank Valley was no different, as the Chucks earned a 72-13 victory at home.
Punxsy would have won 36-13 on the mat if not for six forfeits, but with those easy wins, it registered the 59-point win. The Chucks (11-1) all but clinched their 11th-straight victory by scoring the first 36 points of the match.
BROOKVILLE â Senior wrestler Dylan Buffington temporarily lost his confidence Thursday night after he was taken down by St. Marys' Ben Cheatle in the first period of their 160-pound bout.
Buffington doesnât wrestle varsity much, but it didnât show, as he didnât panic, reversed Cheatle, and ended up scoring a pin before the end of the first period to earn his first win of the season. Buffington earned the Clint Puller award for outstanding wrestler of the match.
It was the first time he won a Puller Award for wrestling. He previously won one for track and field.
BROOKVILLE â Informative data collected in 2009 through the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) was presented Tuesday by the Clearfield-Jefferson Drug Free Communities Coalition (DFCC) and Jefferson County Children & Youth Services (CYS).
The PAYS is submitted to students in grades six, eight, 10 and 12 every two years. The data was received late last year, and the two agencies have now designed a new program to target the key risk factors.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â Today will conclude the submissions for this yearâs Lilâ Mr. and Miss Groundhog. However, today is not too late to register.
To be nominated, the child must be a kindergarten student in the Punxsutawney Area School District, SS.C.D. or the Punxsutawney Christian School. Pictures of the child may be sent to the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center or dropped off during business hours, which are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â The shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Jan. 8 in Tucson, Ariz., shocked many people around the world and caused other public officials to possibly be more cautious when they make public appearances.
U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, who served in the House in Washington with Giffords, said he wonât allow that incident to stop him from meeting constituents.