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Spring season finally underway!

April 1, 2015

The Chucks and Lady Chucks track and field teams got things rolling on the spring sports season on Wednesday at Brookville, with the boys taking all three of their meets and the girls winning two of three.

For a full report on the event, see today's print edition of The Spirit.

Today's schedule includes a baseball game at home against St. Marys at 3 p.m. and a softball game against the Lady Dutch at 4:15 p.m.

College Basketball Round Up — Sweet 16 Edition

March 30, 2015

Midwest Region

The Midwest Regional final was held at Quickens Loan Arena this year. The undefeated Kentucky Wildcats came in as heavy favorites to move on to the Final Four in Indianapolis. That didn’t stop Daxter Miles of West Virginia to proclaim that Kentucky will be 36-1 after the two teams meet Thursday night. That certainly did not happen. The Wildcats completely overwhelmed the Mountaineers and doubled them up 78-39. In the early game, Notre Dame topped Wichita State 81-70. This marked the first time the Irish have reached the Elite 8 since 1979.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet?

March 27, 2015

Roller Derby Update

March 23, 2015

Sunday evening, March 15, Plan B of the State College Area Rollers (SCAR) traveled to Skate Station in Clearfield to take on the Backwoods Bruisers of Northern Allegheny Roller Derby (NARD). This was the first game of the 14-event season for the Bruisers and the first road game for Plan B. Plan B was able to take the victory over the Bruisers, 230-155, thanks to a dominating first-half performance.

Five from Punxsy named D-9 All-Stars

March 16, 2015

On Monday, the District IX Basketball League — which consists of Bradford Area, Brookville Area, DuBois Area, Elk County Catholic, Punxsutawney Area and St. Marys Area school districts — named its District All-Star Teams. Three Lady Chucks and two Chucks found themselves among the honorees (top, from left): Hope Bridge, Jensen Constantino, Nicole DiPietro, (bottom) Dylan Huey and John Matthews.

College Basketball Round Up — March 9, 2015

March 9, 2015

Saturday, March 7th 2015

(#1) Kentucky (31-0) 67
Florida (15-16) 50

Kentucky went about business as usual. They beat an in conference foe thoroughly as they should. Karl Anthony towns had 13 points and 9 rebounds as they Wildcats finished their first undefeated regular season in program history.

(#2) Virginia (28-2) 57
(#16) Louisville (24-7) 59

BREAKING: Young falls to Vincenzo

March 7, 2015

Punxsy grappler Kaleb Young fell to Pittsburgh Central Catholic's Vincenzo Joseph in the semi-final round of the PIAA State Wrestling Championships. After the loss to the WPIAL wrestler, Young will square off against Bethel Park's Nino Bonaccorsi for the second time in the tournament in the consolation semis. Young defeated Bonaccorsi 6-1 in his first bout on Thursday.

Young still undefeated, advances in PIAAs

March 5, 2015

Two members of the Chucks wrestling team made the trip to Hershey’s Giant Center to kick off the PIAA State Wrestling Championships on Thursday. Punxsy junior Kaleb Young (pictured in the left photo) picked up a 6-1 decision over Bethel Park’s Nino Bonaccorsi — who defeated Bob Endy of St. Joseph’s Prep in the first round, 15-0 — to advance to today’s quarter-finals. There, Young will face Downington East’s James Meyer. That round begins at 1:30 p.m. today. Like Young, Meyer received a bye in the first round, and in Round 2, he defeated Exeter Township’s Ethan Stever in a 3-1 decision.

Young, Arrington open at PIAA Tournament Thursday

March 4, 2015

Punxsy's Kaleb Young (pictured here) and Perry Arrington traveled Wednesday to the PIAA State Wrestling Championships in Hershey, Pa., where they will open action Thursday. The preliminary round and first round will be wrestled Thursday night.

Pre-sale tickets available for PIAA Girls' opener

March 2, 2015

The Punxsy girls' basketball team will play its first-round state playoff game this Saturday, March 7, at 1 p.m. at Clarion University.

Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $3 for students, but only if tickets are bought in advance in the athletic office.

Al tickets at Clarion university will be $6, so students are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance.

The school district is reimbursed for all advance sale tickets, so the office is asking that tickets are purchased before 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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