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November 4th, 2010

Chucks finish a goal away from district titleChucks finish a goal away from district title

November 4, 2010

CLARION — The Punxsy boys' soccer team fell one magical moment shy of winning a District IX Class AA Championship in its first-ever appearance in the district's final game of the season.

The Chucks (15-4-1) scored midway through the first half, but as the clock continued to roll, Bradford (14-6) came closer and closer to scoring the equalizer.

After the Owls tied the game with eight minutes remaining in regulation, they scored again with seven minutes left in double overtime to earn the district title Wednesday night at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium, 2-1.

PUNXSY CHEERLEADING SENIORS

November 4, 2010

A number of upperclassmen were celebrated during Senior Night prior to the Punxsutawney versus Brookville football game last Friday at Jack LaMarca Memorial Stadium. Punxsy won, 37-6. Pictured are the PAHS football senior cheerleaders, followed by their parents (front, from left): Kissy Wright, with Bill and Jodi Wright; Tessa Temchulla, with Terry and Jackie Temchulla; Sara Neal, with Mitch and Janie Neal; Samantha Caylor, with Denny and Sharon Caylor; and Malinda Charles, with Arnold and Tammy Charles.

Pitt improves to 4-0 at elementary tournament

November 4, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — After Day Three of the Punxsutawney elementary girls' basketball tournament Wednesday, only Pitt remained undefeated going into Friday's final day of competition.

The fourth- and fifth-grade division Panthers improved to 4-0, while the only other previously-undefeated team, the sixth-grade UConn Huskies, suffered its first loss of the tournament, dropping to 2-1 in competition this week.

Pittsburgh 24, UCLA 5

Pitt (4-0) continued its dominance Wednesday, as it took down UCLA (0-3), 24-5.

Leaf collection runs until Nov. 12 in Punxsy borough

November 4, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Haven’t raked your leaves for collection yet? That’s OK; borough residents have until next Friday, when the collection ends.

Roger Steele, chairman of the Public Works Committee, announced at Tuesday’s meeting that the collection continues on schedule at this time, and Borough Manager Ben White said crews hope to have all leaves collected by Friday, Nov. 12.

“Those frosty nights we’ve been experiencing knocked most of the leaves onto the ground this past week,” White said.

Oregon woman’s horseback trek isn’t for a cause, but for a dream

November 4, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Kathleen Dodds isn’t riding her two Appaloosas across the United States for a political cause, a social movement or to bring attention to a common or uncommon medical phenomena.

If she’s riding for any cause, it’s to encourage people to follow their dreams.

Party chairmen react to elections

November 4, 2010

BROOKVILLE — Republican candidates did very well in Jefferson County, collectively gaining more than 70 percent of the vote.

One U.S. Senate seat and five U.S. House of Repre-sentative seats from Penns-ylvania switched from Democrat to Repub-lican, and every Republican candidate — Pat Toomey, Tom Corbett, Glenn Thompson and Sam Smith — carried Jefferson County.

November 2nd

Chucks one win away from district crown

November 3, 2010

CLARION — After an emotional 4-3 victory in overtime Monday night in which the Punxsy boys' soccer team didn't play its best ball, the Chucks will face Bradford at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium with the 2010 District IX Class AA Championship on the line.

Punxsy (15-3-1) hopes to add yet another first to a record-breaking season — a district banner.

It'll first have to get past the Owls, a squad that it hasn't played since Oct. 3, 2007, when Bradford earned a 4-3 win in double overtime in Punxsutawney.

PUNXSUTAWNEY FOOTBALL SENIOR NIGHT

November 3, 2010

A number of upperclassmen were celebrated during Senior Night prior to the Punxsutawney versus Brookville football game last Friday at Jack LaMarca Memorial Stadium. Punxsy won, 37-6.

Elk Run chief: Residents ‘lucky to be alive’ after fire

November 3, 2010

PUNXSUTAWNEY — A duplex along Graffius Avenue that was the home to 14 people sustained severe damage from a fire that erupted around 10:40 a.m. Tuesday.
The house located at 210 1/2 and 211 Graffius Ave. and owned by Richard Shaffer of Rossiter was fully involved when the alarm was turned in by Central Fire Department Chief Scott Depp, who was helping with borough leaf collection not far from the scene.
According to Punxsutawney Elk Run Fire Chief Bryan Smith, the two-story wood frame structure was fully involved when firefighters arrived.

Raiders down Rovers, advance to title game

November 3, 2010

DUBOIS — Brookville head coach Dan Smith has won his share of memorable games during his five-year run as the leader of the Raiders.

It's safe to say that Tuesday night's 2-1 win over Brockway just moved near the top of that list.

In a game that the Raiders clearly wanted to win about as much as a team could display, Brookville got the better of the Rovers after failing to beat them in two previous meetings this season during a District IX Class A semifinal playoff game at Clarion University's Memorial Stadium.

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