November 19th, 2010
PITTSBURGH â€” Nine-year-old Blaise Carneyâ€™s been on a football field for so many years, he knows what to expect this Sunday in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition.
Carney, a fourth-grader at C.G. Johnson Elementary School in Reynoldsville, and son of Doug and Courtney Carney, is among 40 other youngsters taking part in the Pittsburgh Steelers PPK Team Championship Sunday at the Steelersâ€™ training complex in the South Side of Pittsburgh. Heâ€™ll compete in the eight-to-nine-year-old boysâ€™ division.
PITTSBURGH â€” When you first lay eyes on 11-year-old Abby Jo Northey of Brookville, her bright red hair and small stature would lead you to believe that she was preparing for just about anything other than the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition.
Then you sit back and watch Northey do her thing, and it all starts to make a lot of sense.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Following every sports season, Punxsutawney Area High School coaches and players decide which player is most valuable to their own teams.
Now, for the first-time ever, you, the public, have an opportunity to vote for The Punxsutawney Spirit's 2010 Fall Sports Male and Female Most Valuable Players.
Upon consideration from The Spirit's sports staff, two athletes have been chosen from each of the high school's nine fall varsity sports, providing voters a chance to pick from 10 girls from five sports and eight boys from four sports.
CLARION â€” The Raiders knew heading into the District IX Class AA Championship Game at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium that they had to be nearly flawless to keep pace with the undefeated Brockway Rovers Friday night.
Four turnovers, an inability to capitalize on limited opportunities and an ineffective defense against one of the best quarterbacks statistically in the history of Pennsylvania, and Brookville was in for one long night.
Christopher S. Limrick, 40, Punxsutawney, died at his residence in Gaskill Township.
He was born Dec. 16, 1969, in Punxsutawney, a son of Robert D. Limrick of Altoona and the late Judith A. (Firment) Limrick, who preceded him in death in 1998.
Mr. Limrick was a 1988 graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and earned an associateâ€™s degree in drafting design from Triangle Tech.
He was the former proprietor of The Right Sound in Punxsutawney.
W. Wayne Irwin, 84, Punxsutawney, departed this earth, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, to be with his dearly departed wife, Betty Lou (Alabran) Irwin.
He was born June 9, 1926, in Rossmoyne, a son of the late Joseph W. and Zoe (Hawk) Irwin.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II assigned to Company C 17th Armored Infantry Battalion â€śHellcatsâ€ť serving in the European Theater as a rifleman.
Before retiring, Mr. Irwin worked as a coal driller for Northern Cambria Fuel for more than 30 years.
Donna Marie Adams, 66, Punxsutawney, died Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, at Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born Nov. 26, 1943, in Punxsutawney, a daughter of the late Denver and Hilda Marie (Hartle) Knisely.
June 19, 1955, she married Charles T. Adams, who preceded her in death June 7, 2002.
Mrs. Adams was a member of the St. Anthonyâ€™s Roman Catholic Church in Walston.
She was a homemaker.
BROOKVILLE â€” The Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority Wednesday released a report that documented the authority's positive effect on the environment.
According to the report, which was issued by the North East Recycling Council, the authority's recycling programs collected 17,086.2 tons of waste, such as paper, glass, metals, plastics, wood and computers that were used during production of new items.
Jason Fallara (second from left) was crowned the King, and Joe Neal (far right) was named Prince during halftime of the Powderpuff football game Thursday night at Jack LaMarca Memorial Stadium. Fallaraâ€™s escort was Corri Snyder (far left) and Nealâ€™s was Lauren McGarvey. The Seniors won, 34-8. (Photo by Dan Walk/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Stompin' Seniors ignored an 8-0 deficit within the first four minutes of the game and scored 34-straight points during a 34-8 victory over the Jersey Juniors during PAHS' annual Powderpuff football game Thursday night at Jack LaMarca Memorial Stadium.
Five different seniors were able to score a touchdown, as after cutting the Juniors' lead to 8-6 entering the second quarter, the Seniors managed 14 points during each of the second and third quarters.