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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Matt Canada appreciates his players — from longtime quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to second-year guard Kevin Dotson — taking the onus for a sluggish start.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY— On Friday night, friends, family and former athletes of storied Punxsutawney Area High School track and field Coach John F. Smith came together to dedicate and name the high school track at Jack LaMarca stadium in his honor.  

PUNXSUTAWNEY—Led by a solid 1-2 finish by Andrew Barnoff and Evan Groce, the Punxsy boys cross country team came away with a 15-point win against St. Marys yesterday on a warm, muggy afternoon at Jack LaMarca stadium.  

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers’ new-look offense overcame a slow start, Ulysees Gilbert returned a blocked punt 9 yards for a touchdown and Pittsburgh rallied to a season-opening 23-16 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Fourteen more Punxsutawney Area High School students went into quarantine Friday, and the varsity football game against Clarion was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, the district announced in two separate news releases.

BROCKWAY — The Punxsy girls tennis team opened its season at Brockway on Monday and lost a hard-fought battle on a day on which Head Coach Mike Emhoff said "heat was a factor," falling 6-1 to the host.

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REYNOLDSVILLE — A Reynoldsville man has been charged with more than 300 counts related to child pornography following an investigation that began over two years ago, according to documents filed at District Judge David Inzana’s office last week.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy S&T Bank Junior Legion team played host to Young Township on Wednesday and eked out a 4-3 victory. The visitors scored the game’s first run before Punxsy answered with the next four and held off a late surge by Young Township to secure the win.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — Playing as the visitors after losing the coin toss, the DuBois major (10-12) softball all-stars scored three quick runs against Punxsy in Tuesday’s quarterfinal matchup.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney baseball and softball fields complex was scheduled to be a busy place on Monday night, as the Groundhog Little League major (10-12) softball all-stars and Junior Legion S&T Bank teams were set to host games. Mother Nature had other plans, though.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — While the local baseball schedules turn to a focus on the postseason — from Little League to Junior Legion to the Federation League — there are also a number of Punxsy graduates who have advanced to their next levels to be followed as well, including one playing in a summer co…

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — The District 9 League for baseball and softball recently announced its all-star team selections for the 2021 season, and a total of seven Punxsy players — four from softball and three from the baseball team — were among those who were recognized.The softball team, which finish…

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UNIVERSITY PARK — After a pandemic-shortened 2020 season, things were back to normal in a number of ways for the Penn State softball team and Punxsy product Kylee Lingenfelter, who recently completed her junior season as a pitcher for the Nittany Lions.

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PUNXSUTAWNEY — On Wednesday evening, Bob Roberts Field in Punxsutawney hosted a baseball game between Punxsy’s two Challenger League teams, and while the score on the board mattered not, the level of fun and the smiles shared on the field made a world of difference. 

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LORETTO -- The Mount Pleasant softball team came as advertised on Monday in the PIAA AAA semifinals against Punxsy. The Vikings put up three crooked numbers on the scoreboard thanks in part to four home runs and advanced to Friday's final with a 13-0, five-inning victory.The Vikings scored t…

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When the Punxsy softball team defeated Cambria Heights in the PIAA AAA quarterfinals on Thursday, a familiar face in the local softball community was in the stands, as 2018 PAHS graduate Kylee Lingenfelter — who just concluded her junior season pitching for Penn State — attended on her day o…

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DUBOIS — Things did not go exactly as the 2021 Punxsutawney softball team would have liked in the regular season, as the Lady Chucks finished with an 8-10 record overall. But Punxsy was able to the qualifying standard of a .500 record in league play between its games in the District 9 and Ce…