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PUNXSUTAWNEY -- The Punxsy varsity wrestling team fired out of the gate in its season opener at home against Clarion on Thursday by winning four of the five contested matches — all by pins — and cruising to a 42-6 victory.

These photos are from the wrestling match (junior high and varsity) against Clarion on Jan. 14, 2021. If you'd like to order copies of any of these photos, call us at 814-938-8740 and ask for our composing department.

These photos are from the Punxsy boys basketball team's first win of the season, 65-41 over Brockway on Jan. 13, 2021. If you'd like to order copies of any of the photos, give us a call at 814-938-8740 and ask for our composing department.

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BROCKWAY — The Punxsy girls basketball team played as if it was fired out of a cannon on Wednesday night at Brockway, outscoring the Lady Rovers 27-2 in the first quarter and 40-5 in the first half.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Farabee had a goal and three assists, Michael Raffl, James van Riemsdyk and Nolan Patrick also scored to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday in the first game of the NHL season.

These photos were taken when Punxsy's girls basketball program hosted Tyrone on Jan. 11, 2021. The game was head coach Mike Carlson's 100th win with the program. If you'd like to order copies of any of the photos, call us at 814-938-8740 and ask for our Composing Department. 

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney boys basketball team knew entering its first two games the schedule wasn't kind, as its first opponent, Brookville, and its second, DuBois, are two of the tougher teams in the area this season.

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The Cleveland Browns jumped out to a 28-0 lead against the Pittsburgh and never looked back, routing the Steelers 48-37 and picking up the team's first playoff win since 1995. 

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DUBOIS — The Punxsy girls basketball team had to hit the road for its long-awaited season opener on Friday night, traveling to DuBois Central Catholic.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Preparing in the midst of a pandemic could be described in a lot of different ways, and for Punxsutawney girls head basketball coach Mike Carlson, the word “interesting” came to mind when he talked about what it means to coach his team in the 2020-2021 season, which now, of co…

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The Pittsburgh Steelers went down big early, but a second half rally thanks to an explosive offense led the Steelers to a 28-24 victory over the visiting Indianapolis Colts. The win clinched the division for the Steelers.

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At a meeting held on Tuesday afternoon, the PIAA approved updated provisions for the return to competition following a Dec. 11 state-mandated pause on extracurricular activities that runs through Jan. 4. 

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Though the Pittsburgh Steelers held an early lead of 7-0, the Buffalo Bills scored 23 unanswered points on the way to a 26-15 victory on Sunday Night Football. 

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Pictured here are Punxsutawney Area High School seniors Kameron Falgout (7) and Brandon Ishman (74) leading the football team onto the field at a home game this season. 

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Punxsy senior Katelyn Griebel, for the second consecutive year, has earned both district and state recognitions as a member the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches’ Association’s 2020 District 9 AA All-Star Team and by being named a PVCA AA All-State selection.

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Another student at Punxsutawney Area High School took a step into the future on Tuesday morning, as Owen Smith signed to play baseball at the collegiate level at Ohio Wesleyan University. 

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The Steelers have had a turbulent few weeks due to games being rescheduled. They will need to put all that behind them today though, as they host the Washington Football Team.

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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Bud Dupree was confirmed to have torn his ACL during Wednesday's game against the Baltimore Ravens. Dupree exited the game in the fourth quarter.

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The unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers (10-0) are scheduled to host some semblance of the Baltimore Ravens (6-4) in a game already pushed back three times, first from Thanksgiving to last Sunday, then from last Sunday to Tuesday night, then from Tuesday to Wednesday.

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With Thanksgiving soon upon us, The Spirit thought it would be a good chance to ask some of our local athletes, who are gearing up for their winter seasons, what makes them feel thankful this year.

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JACKSONVILLE — Following an opening drive field goal from the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Pittsburgh Steelers went on to score 27 unanswered to improve to 10-0 on the season.  

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On Friday, immediately following school, the winter sports athletes at Punxsutawney Area High school, including those in girls basketball, indoor track and field, cheerleading and wrestling, began their seasons with their first official practices.

The Punxsy 7th-grade girls basketball team put a cap on its 7-2 season on Wednesday with a 35-15 win at Brockway. Pictured here is Camryn Hall, who led Punxsy with 18 points. For a full recap, see Thursday's edition of The Spirit.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers took care of business on Sunday, dropping the visiting Cincinnati Bengals 36-10 to remain unbeaten. 

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The Punxsutawney 8th-grade and 7th-grade girls basketball teams posted victories Friday at home over DuBois Central Catholic.See Saturday's edition of The Spirit for details.