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Staying strong at States

July 10, 2013

Punxsy 11- and 12-year-old All-Star Kate Horner (pictured above during a game last week) hit a go-ahead inside-the-park home run in the second inning of Punxsy’s game against West Point on Wednesday to help lead the Punxsy squad to a 4-0 victory in the opening round of the Little League Softball State Tournament. Punxsy looks to improve to 2-0 tonight against Bald Eagle. For a full recap, see Page 6 of Thursday's edition of The Spirit.

Smiling big and bound for States!

July 7, 2013

On Friday, the Punxsy 11- and 12-year-old softball All-Stars completed a three-game sweep of the Section I Tournament to earn a berth to States, which are set to begin on Wednesday in Stroudsburg.

Pictured here are the members of the team beaming with big smiles after the traditional banner presentation Friday in Corry.

The road continues to be kind to JLSB All-Stars

July 7, 2013

In this file photo from last Tuesday, Punxsy's Jordyn Powell takes a cut at a pitch in a game against Brookville. Powell had what Punxsy coach Ange Giavedoni called a "huge single" in Punxsy's 12-1 victory over Brookville Sunday in Brookville. With the win, Punxsy gets to take its show on the road again on Tuesday to St. Marys.

For a full recap, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Lingenfelter fans 15 as Punxsy completes sweep

July 5, 2013

Punxsy 11- and 12-year-old All-Star Kylee Lingenfelter delivers a pitch during Punxsy's 5-0 win over Corry Wednesday night in Saegertown at the Section I Tournament. Friday, Lingenfelter fanned 15 in a re-match against Corry in the championship game. Punxsy came out on top, 8-0, and earned a trip to States.

For a full re-cap, see Saturday's edition of The Spirit.

'Comeback Kids': Minor SB All-Stars stay the course

July 4, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It was a pitchers' duel in Punxsutawney on Wednesday evening, and if it wasn't for some late action by the Punxsy's bats in the 9- and 10-year-old softball All-Stars game, St. Marys' Brianna Grotzinger would have come out on top. But thanks to a three-run fifth, Punxsy's Kendal Johnston, who pitched a complete game for the home team, earned the win in the 3-1 contest.

After the game, Punxsy head coach Brad Gigliotti was especially proud of his team's resiliency, as the players battled right to the end.

Still rollin': Punxsy wins opener at Sectionals

July 2, 2013

It was an all-around solid performance for the Punxsy 11- and 12-year-old softball All-Stars Tuesday night in Saegertown, as they opened the tournament with a 5-0 win over the host.

Grace Aikens (pictured here) belted a two-RBI double and pitched two scoreless innings to help her team earn the victory.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Tyger's clutch walk-off double keeps Punxsy Junior All-Stars alive

July 1, 2013

Jacob Tyger (right) celebrates with his teammates after slugging a clutch walk-off double to award the Punxsy Junior All-Stars the 7-6 eight-inning comeback win Monday night in Punxsy. Tyger went 2-for-5 from the plate with a double, an RBI, three stolen bases and two runs scored. Tyger also picked up the win at the mound for Punxsy, throwing five innings with one strikeout, one walk and one run allowed on five hits.

For a full write-up on the game, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit

A banner weekend for Major SB All-Stars

June 30, 2013

Punxsy's 11- and 12-year-old softball All-Stars "raised the banner," so to speak, as is the common tradition after earning a district title.

Behind a four-run fifth inning, the Punxsy squad sneaked past St. Marys 9-8 to earn the title and a trip to Sectionals.

For more on the game, see Monday's edition of The Spirit.

Ishman fires no-hitter to help Punxsy Major Baseball All-Stars bounce back, 9-0

June 28, 2013

MT. JEWETT — After suffering through one of the most difficult nights any team could endure, the Punxsy Major Baseball All-Star's Dylan Ishman had the perfect elixir.

Ishman fired a no-hitter to lead Punxsy to a shutout victory, 9-0, over host Smethport/Mt. Jewett in the losers' bracket quarterfinals in Mt. Jewett Friday evening.

Punxsy started slowly, but Ishman was a constant the whole contest.

After a visiting scoreless top of the first, Ishman walked the second Smethport/Mt. Jewett hitter, who would turn out to be the lone base runner against him.

Miners fall to Grays, but strike it big for Lisa's Ladybugs

June 23, 2013

Miners' shortstop Pete Meterko slugs one of Rossiter's two hits Sunday night.

The Miners were bested, 6-0, by the Brookville Grays during the final game of the 2-day Cancer Awareness Tournament at Shaffer Field.

The Rossiter players donned pink uniforms in support of the event, which raised $4,126 for Lisa's Ladybugs.

The full story will be featured in Tuesday's edition of The Punxsutawney Spirit.

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