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July 8th, 2011

Punxsy rolls past Warren in four to advance

July 8, 2011

WARREN — Leading 6-1 entering the bottom of the fourth inning, Punxsy's 10-&11-year old baseball All-Stars scored seven runs in their half of the inning to defeat Warren, 13-2 in four innings, via the ten-run rule Thursday night in Warren.

With the win, Punxsy advances in the losers' bracket for a re-match with DuBois, which lost to St. Marys Thursday, today at 4 p.m. in Punxsutawney.

Punxsy's John Serian drove in four runs and finished off the game with a walk-off grand slam in the fourth.

Matt Blose and Alexander Neal led off the seven-run inning for Punxsy with a pair of walks.

Groundhog Festival 2011

July 8, 2011

Today's Schedule

• 9 to 10 a.m. — Registration for Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull, sponsored by London Farm and in memory of Dave London. Barclay Square.
• 10 to 11 a.m. — Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull. The tractors are supplied by the sponsor. Prizes for winners in age groups four and five; six and seven; and eight and nine.
• 10 a.m. to noon — Bike Rodeo at Harmon Field. Sponsored by Jefferson County EMS, STAT MedEvac, Punxsutawney Borough Police, the Punxsutawney Fire Department and UPMC Pre-Hospital Care Services (see Page 3 for more information).

Board OKs Fusco taking over juvenile witness program

July 8, 2011

BROOKVILLE — Friday, the Jefferson County Salary Board unanimously approved Michelle Fusco, the current adult victim witness coordinator, to take over as coordinator of the juvenile victim witness program.
The program’s current coordinator, Dan Leonard, is retiring.

District Attorney Jeff Burkett made the motion, which was seconded by Jeff Pisarcik, county commissioner, to add the juvenile position to Fusco’s job description.

Once again, today — 07.09.11 — is Odd Day

July 8, 2011

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — That’s right: It’s here again, and according to the now-retired teacher who keeps track of such, well, oddities, there are only two more such dates left in this century.

Once again, today — July 9, 2011 — is Odd Day, according to Ron Gordon, who recently retired as a teacher in the Sequoia-Union School District in Redwood City, Calif.

If you’re still confused: Today is Odd Day because the date — 07.09.11 — is a correct sequence of odd numbers.

Gary Lee Cooper, 76

July 8, 2011

Gary Lee Cooper, 76, Glen Campbell, died Thursday, July 7, 2011, at Miners Medical Center, Hastings.

He was born May 20, 1935, in Sunbury, a son of the late Rev. Albert C. and Elizabeth “Betty” S. (Clark) Cooper.

Feb. 23, 1963, he married Irene C. (Androsky) Cooper, who survives, of Glen Campbell.

Mr. Cooper served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and then with the Combat Engineers.

Carolyn B. Phillips, 84

July 8, 2011

Carolyn B. Phillips, 84, Punxsutawney, formerly of Mahaffey, passed away July 8, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.

She was born March 3, 1927, in Bell Township, a daughter of the late Bruce R. and Linda (Passmore) Young.

She was married to A. Ray Phillips, who preceded her in death.

Rose M. Tote, 84

July 8, 2011

Rose M. Tote, 84, Punxsutawney, passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, Punxsutawney.
Mrs. Tote was born Aug. 23, 1926, in Frostburg, a daughter of the late Sam and Ann (Yorio) Barber.

April 15, 1950, she married John J. Tote, who survives, of Punxsutawney. They were married 61 years.

She was a member of Ss. Cosmas & Damian Roman Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters of America and the Ladies’ Rosary Altar Society.

Mrs. Tote sang in the choir for many years. 

July 7th

Pennington's one-hitter propels Punxsy to king seed

July 7, 2011

DUBOIS — Two months removed from his first collegiate baseball season, Punxsy's Braedon Pennington was nearly unhittable Thursday night during the Jefferson County American Legion playoffs.

Pennington, who will begin his sophomore year at Allegany College of Maryland this fall, allowed just one hit and an unearned run during John J. Fisher Post No. 62 of Punxsutawney's 2-1 victory over DuBois at Showers Field.

DuBois piles on late, defeats Punxsy, 7-1

July 7, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Leading 2-1, DuBois added five insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning after a controversial call seemed to change the momentum, and it went on to win 7-1 in Junior League softball All-Star action Thursday in Punxsutawney.

DuBois' No. 8 hitter, Shelbie Jamison, led off the seventh with a double to the left field fence.

The next hitter, Emily Krise, hit a ground ball in the hole between the shortstop and the third baseman.

DuBois eliminates Punxsy with 13-2 win

July 7, 2011

DUBOIS — Punxsy's Little League baseball All-Stars were tied 2-2 with DuBois going into the fourth inning of the brackets' final, a rematch from earlier in the tournament, but DuBois scored 11 runs in the final three innings to cruise to a 13-2 win and claim the District 10 southern tier baseball championship.

DuBois starting pitcher Noah Schneider picked up the win, pitching four innings and allowing two runs.

Schneider allowed only three hits, struck out six and walked one.

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