May 25th, 2015
CINCINNATI (AP) â€” The Reds put catcher Devin Mesoraco on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a sore left hip that limited him to pinch hitting and filling in as an interleague DH for the past six weeks.
They'd been hoping that Mesoraco â€” an All-Star last season â€” could get better without going on the DL. The hip bothered him when he went through catching drills over the weekend, prompting the move.
Friday, the members of the Chucks track team who qualified for States posed for a picture with Head Coach John Smith â€” front row, second from left â€” at the meet. Smith is retiring after this year. Punxsy's 4x800-meter relay team and Eric Ingros (running the 800) participated Friday but failed to advance.
The following Memorial Day events will be taking place on Memorial Day in Punxsutawney and the surrounding areas:
10:30 a.m.â€”Punxsutawney Memorial Day Parade;
11 a.m.â€”Memorial Day Service at Barclay Square in Punxsy,
Big Run Memorial Day Service at Fairview Cemetery then move to Oaklawn Cemetery in Cloe.
The Chucks baseball team claimed the District IX title with a 4-1 win over Bradford on Thursday night in DuBois. Now, the Chucks will play Obama Academy of District VIII next Tuesday at Showers Field in DuBois at 5:30 p.m. That game will follow Punxsy's softball team's game against St. Marys for its respective D-9 title, which will be played in DuBois at 3:30 p.m.
With the Chucks baseball team set to face off against Bradford for the District IX title this evening, we felt it would be appropriate to flash back 20 years to this week in 1995, when the senior members of that year's Punxsy Chucks baseball team were honored with a dinner at Astorino's. Pictured are (from left) Doug Mankovich, Eric Miller, Brian Henretta, Bill Cuba, Brett Farmery, Jay Aldinger and Brandon Sprankle.
On Wednesday, the members of Punxsutawney Area High School's Class of 2015 held the annual Class Night, where scholarships and other awards are issued. Jonathan Ingham (pictured here with PAHS principal Dave London) was awarded the 2015 Class Heart.
On Thursday, the Punxsy Chucks baseball team will square off against the Bradford Owls in a 5:30 p.m. contest at Shower's Field in DuBois for the District IX Championship. The winner of the game will advance to a play-in game for the PIAA State Championship tournament.
The handshake line at the end of a game this time of year means a bit more. Pictured here are the Lady Chucks shaking hands with the Lady Bison of Clearfield, who Punxsy eliminated from the District IX playoffs with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday. Punxsy will now play St. Marys next Tuesday for the District IX Championship.