PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Punxsy eighth-grade boys' basketball team evened its record two games into the season with a dominant 46-16 victory over Brockway Wednesday night at home.
The Chucks (1-1) didn't allow a point during the second quarter, and that allowed them to cruise to the victory.
Punxsy led 26-8 at halftime before outscoring the Rovers 20-10 during the second half.
"We did a better job tonight defensively. We still tend to lose our man a little too often," Punxsy coach Glenn Good said. "Offensively, we did score (more), but we still are not running our sets well enough."
MARION CENTER â€” What a difference a year makes.
One year after the Marion Center junior-high wrestling team earned a 54-42 victory in Punxsutawney, the Chucks routed the Stingers Tuesday night, 66-21.
The Chucks (1-1) earned five victories by forfeit over Marion Center, which had just 10 wrestlers. Registering forfeit victories were Kaleb Young (6-0), Stephanie Smith (3-2), Matt Burke (5-1), Troy Peace (5-2) and Andrew Bullers (3-3).
"We earned five forfeits, but for the most part, the kids wrestled well," Punxsy head coach Bill Burke said. "Still lots of room for improvement."
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Monday, Punxsutawney Borough Council said PennDOTâ€™s new traffic signal project should commence in late spring or early summer.
Borough Manager Ben White said in an earlier interview that each of the intersections along Mahoning Street â€” including Hampton Avenue, Jefferson, Findley and Gilpin streets â€” will receive new signals, signal posts and mast arms. The Hampton intersection is the only one that currently has mast arms to support its traffic signals.
The SS.C.D. Childrenâ€™s Choir, under the direction of Arlene Stewart with accompaniment by Toie Neal, shared a number of Christmas carols for residents and guests at Mulberry Square Elder Care & Rehabilitation Center, where the Make-A-Wish Foundation brought its â€śLight Up a Childâ€™s Lifeâ€ť campaign Wednesday. Also, the students presented a $1,584.95 donation â€” realized from its fund-raising â€” to Make-A-Wish. (Photo by Tom Chapin/The Punxsutawney Spirit)
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Judging by Wednesdayâ€™s bookkeeping, Senior Corps-RSVP Director Janeen Love said more than 415 Jefferson County kids will benefit from the annual Toys for Tots Christmas campaign.
Toys for Tots â€” operated by Community Action on behalf of the Marine Corps Reserve â€” had collection boxes placed at area businesses throughout November and December and provides eligible, registered children with three big toys and a grab-bag.
This yearâ€™s campaign collected close to 1,700 toys in total, Love said.
Joseph R. Gigliotti, 86, Walston, passed away Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at his home.
He was born July 9, 1924, in Walston, a son of the late Frank and Mary Gigliotti.
Nov. 8, 1947, he married Mary Jane (Astorino) Gigliotti, who preceded him in death Dec. 2, 2003.
He was a veteran of World War II, having served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army in European, Africa, Middle Eastern and Asiatic Operations.
Mr. Gigliotti was a member of St. Anthony Roman Catholic Church.
Phyllis Jean Anderson, 79, Pembroke Pines, Fla., died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010.
She was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Clearfield, a daughter of the late Fred and Mildred (Miller) Lippart.
Mrs. Anderson was married to Donald E. Anderson, who preceded her in death July 1, 2005.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Valier United Methodist Church.
MARION CENTER â€” Though the 55-9 score indicates a blowout, the Punxsy wrestling team hopes Tuesday's performance against Marion Center is its worst of the season.
Due to Marion Center having just seven wrestlers on the varsity roster, Punxsy received six forfeits to total 36 points. Aside from the forfeits, Punxsy (1-0) would have earned a 19-9 victory on the mat, but head coach Eric Eddy wasn't pleased with his team's sluggish performance.
NEW BETHLEHEM â€” For the first time since Jan. 6, the Punxsy boys' basketball team exited the court with a victory Tuesday night.
Thanks to a defense that forced turnovers and allowed just two third-quarter points, the Chucks (1-1) ended their 15-game losing streak with a huge 62-34 victory over Redbank Valley in New Bethlehem.
Early in the contest, when Punxsy was ahead just 14-12 after the first quarter, the Bulldogs were getting to all of the loose ball first.
DUKE CENTER â€” It wasn't the best game the Raiders have played in recent years, but it was still a win.
Brookville traveled all the way to Duke Center Tuesday to take on Otto-Eldred, and though it returned with a 59-28 victory, Brookville head coach Bud Baughman wasn't too thrilled with his team's performance.
"I didn't think we played real well in any phase of the game tonight," Baughman said. "It was a long trip though, and we're happy to get the win."
Leading the way for Brookville offensively was Zane Hackett, who netted 16 points on eight baskets from the field.