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DUBOIS — If you were at the DuBois Country Club on Saturday night, then you were lucky enough to see a spectacle of international proportions as WPAL DuBois hosted Team Ireland from Cork County in the St. Paddy’s Day Showdown.

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The Knoch varsity girls basketball team had to battle in probably their toughest game of the season yet on Saturday afternoon in the Chuck Daly Memorial Gym against the Punxsy Lady Chucks in the first round of the PIAA 4A Tournament. With a 53-44 win, Knoch just overcame the Lady Chucks to a…

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REYNOLDSVILLE — Hearts were burning, eyes of the tiger were hungry, and fighters went the distance on Saturday as Golden Gloves came to the Bellamauro in Reynoldsville on Saturday.

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Carter Savage, a member of the Punxsutawney Chucks baseball team, recently signed a declaration of intent to play college baseball at Penn State Harrisburg. Pictured are (front row, from left) Carrie Savage, Carter Savage, Chris Savage, (back row) Randy Reitz (PAHS athletic director), Jim Sl…

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ALTOONA — The Punxsutawney Chucks wrestling team took part in the second day of the AAA Northwest Regionals Tournament in Altoona, where the Chucks had eight wrestlers taking part in the second day’s action. The team took 11th out of 23 teams with a score of 66.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — A Punxsutawney Chucks football player, Nick Wisnesky, recently claimed first at the Ironman Teen Bench Press and Deadlift Challenge sponsored by Sons of Thunder Powerlifting in East Brady.

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A number of Punxsutawney athletes have qualified for the TSTCA Championships and will head out to compete at Edinboro University on Saturday. Among them are: Mary Grusky, shot put; Rebekah Miller, shot put; Matthew Grusky, shot put; Sawyer Hall, high jump; Madison Momyer, triple jump; Adam M…

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GOBBLER’S KNOB — Following a discussion of what happens on Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney, Pittsburgh’s The Fan Morning Show with Colin Dunlap, Chris Mack, Dorin Dickerson, Andrew Crowley and Colin Dunlap was invited by a member of the Inner Circle last summer to come to Punxsy on the big day.

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On Saturday evening, the Punxsutawney Chucks and Brookville Raiders meet for the second time this season, with this game being played for the Chuck Daly-Larry McManigle Traveling Basketball Trophy. With a strong start and consistent scoring throughout, the Raiders beat the Chucks 49-31 to cl…

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The Punxsutawney Lady Chucks basketball team took home the Route 36 rivalry trophy Friday night following a 74-19 victory over Brookville’s Lady Raiders.

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The Punxsutawney Chucks wrestling team honored their senior members on Tuesday evening in the match against Curwensville. The 2022/2023 senior members of the team include Grant Miller (Mark and Leigh Anne Miller), Joel Mehalic (Stacy and Tom Mehalic), Jared Meeks (Jammie and Carrie Meeks), B…

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Having a younger or older sibling in a sport is a pretty common thing. But to see four sisters, within a pretty close age range, compete in multiple sports and rise to the top with a close bond is something special.

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The Punxsutawney Lady Chucks basketball team honored their seniors on Tuesday evening with a home game against Brookville. The 2022/2023 Lady Chucks basketball seniors included Chloe Presloid (John and Patricia Presloid) and Jolena Wintermyer (Devin and Joanne Wintermyer). 

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The Punxsutawney Chucks basketball team honored their four seniors on Monday evening before the game against visiting North Clarion. Pictured are (from left) the 2022/2023 Chucks basketball seniors, including Charles Patrick B. Connell (David Dickey), Cole Brooks (Cathy and Mike Brooks), Rye…

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DUBOIS — Local boxer Aviana Gillaugh faced many trials and tribulations at Nationals in Lubbock, Texas, this year, and had triumphs and heartbreaks in equal measure. But above all, she learned many lessons on her first trip on the national stage.

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BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Area School Board has accepted, with regret, the resignation of Scott Park, the longtime head coach of the Brookville Raiders football team, at the conclusion of the 2022-2023 season.

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Editor’s note: The Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will be inducted during a ceremony tonight. Until then, The Spirit will be featuring articles highlighting each of the inductees. Today’s article focuses on Carl Truance, who will be awarded the Chuck Daly Lifetime Contributor…

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Editor’s note: The Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will be inducted during a ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 19. Until then, The Spirit will be featuring articles highlighting each of the inductees. Today’s article focuses on Daniel Reitz.

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Editor’s note: The Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will be inducted during a ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 19. Until then, The Spirit will be featuring articles highlighting each of the inductees. Today’s article focuses on James Barilar

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Editor’s note: The Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will be inducted during a ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 19. Until then, The Spirit will be featuring articles highlighting each of the inductees. Today’s article focuses on Joe Martin

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Editor’s note: The Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will be inducted during a ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 19. Until then, The Spirit will be featuring articles highlighting each of the inductees. Today’s article focuses on Frank German.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — In the mid-to-late 1970s, William “Bill” Clemento was a regular face and a leader on the Punxsutawney Area High School football, basketball and baseball teams. He went on to the next level after high school to take part in collegiate athletics. And for all that, Clemento will …

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The Punxsutawney Chucks’ football season came to a close Friday evening after a loss to the St. Marys Flying Dutchman in the District semifinals. The Chucks put up a fight, keeping the score within a single possession, but fell 12-7 in the end. The Chucks finished with a 6-5 record on the se…

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The Punxsutawney Chucks and Lady Chucks cross country teams took part in the District 9 AA Championships on Saturday in Ridgway, with both squads placing third and advancing some athletes to States. The boys took third with a team score of 48, while the girls had a score of 70. For the for C…

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Chucks football team honored its senior members during Friday night’s ultimately victorious contest against Union/AC Valley. 

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The Punxsutawney Lady Chucks volleyball team held their annual Pink Night last Wednesday, and on Monday, the team presented a check of $4,471 to (far right) Lori Ebel of Lisa’s Ladybugs, an organization that helps both cancer patients and their families. The funds came through a combination …

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DUBOIS — When she straps on her boxing gloves and hits the heavy bag with steely focus, Aviana Gillaugh has one goal in mind: getting another belt to put on her wall. After her victory this weekend at the Battle at the Castle at Castle Boxing in Johnstown, she will get her shot as she is hea…

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The Punxsutawney Lady Chucks volleyball team honored their seniors members on Thursday evening before the match against Bradford. Pictured are the 2022 Lady Chucks seniors, including (from left) Maisie Eberhart (Cammi Kunselman and Adam Eberhart), Trinity Edney (Patricia and Christopher Edne…

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Everyone was all decked out in pink Wednesday evening as the Punxsutawney Area High School Lady Chucks’ volleyball teams held their annual Pink Night, raising breast cancer awareness and bringing in funds for Lisa’s Ladybugs Patient Care Fund, a local non-profit that provides financial assis…

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The Punxsutawney Lady Chucks soccer team recognized its outgoing athletes on senior night Wednesday. There are three seniors on this year’s Lady Chucks squad: from left) Ashlyn Catarouche (Lisa and George Catarouche), Jolena Wintermyer (Devin and Joanne Wintermyer) and Olivia Bish (David Bis…

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The Punxsutawney Chucks’ Peyton Hetrick recently signed a declaration of intent to play college baseball for Penn State DuBois, which is a member of the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference. Pictured are (front row, from left) Monica, Peyton and Paul Hetrick, who is also PAHS co…

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The Punxsutawney Area High School cross country program honored its senior boys and girls on Tuesday afternoon during the season’s last home meet of the year against Brockway and DuBois Central Catholic. Pictured are the 2022 PAHS cross country seniors, including Jordann Hicks (Danny and Kas…

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After finishing runner-up last year, the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks’ Chloe Presloid took the District 9 Tennis Singles Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at DuBois with a 2-0 win over Clearfield’s Peyton Reese at the DuBois Area High School in the championship round. It was also the first time …

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The Punxsutawney Lady Chucks tennis team took part in the semi-finals of the District 9 Tennis Team tournament on Wednesday afternoon, winning 4-1 over Elk County Catholic to advance to the championships. Pictured is Emily McMahan, who won her singles match 2-0.

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Zeke Bennett, running back for the Punxsutawney Chucks, had a big game during Friday evening’s matchup against the St. Marys Flying Dutchmen, breaking the all-time rushing record for Punxsutawney Area High School. He entered the game 15 yards shy of the record, and ended up netting 71. His t…

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The 2022 Punxsutawney Lady Chucks tennis team honored its senior members on Tuesday. They are: (from left) Bailee Stello (Traci and Scott Stello), Kaylin Smith (Tina Catanzarito and Tony Smith), Brooke Skarbek (Kelly and Greg Skarbek) and Chloe Presloid (John and Patty Presloid). They were r…

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With the 9/11 weekend coming up, the Punxsy Chucks teamed up with the high school Future First Responders Club to honor veterans and first responders at Friday’s game against the Redbank Valley Bulldogs, offering them free admission. The Chucks came charging out of the tunnel carrying the te…

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Chucks are back home this Friday, which is going to be a very special evening as the Punxsutawney Area High School Future First Responders Club is sponsoring Military/First Responder Appreciation Night at Jack LaMarca Stadium.