May 21st, 2015
The Chucks baseball team claimed the District IX title with a 4-1 win over Bradford on Thursday night in DuBois. Now, the Chucks will play Obama Academy of District VIII next Tuesday at Showers Field in DuBois at 5:30 p.m. That game will follow Punxsy's softball team's game against St. Marys for its respective D-9 title, which will be played in DuBois at 3:30 p.m.
With the Chucks baseball team set to face off against Bradford for the District IX title this evening, we felt it would be appropriate to flash back 20 years to this week in 1995, when the senior members of that year's Punxsy Chucks baseball team were honored with a dinner at Astorino's. Pictured are (from left) Doug Mankovich, Eric Miller, Brian Henretta, Bill Cuba, Brett Farmery, Jay Aldinger and Brandon Sprankle.
On Wednesday, the members of Punxsutawney Area High School's Class of 2015 held the annual Class Night, where scholarships and other awards are issued. Jonathan Ingham (pictured here with PAHS principal Dave London) was awarded the 2015 Class Heart.
On Thursday, the Punxsy Chucks baseball team will square off against the Bradford Owls in a 5:30 p.m. contest at Shower's Field in DuBois for the District IX Championship. The winner of the game will advance to a play-in game for the PIAA State Championship tournament.
The handshake line at the end of a game this time of year means a bit more. Pictured here are the Lady Chucks shaking hands with the Lady Bison of Clearfield, who Punxsy eliminated from the District IX playoffs with a 3-0 victory on Wednesday. Punxsy will now play St. Marys next Tuesday for the District IX Championship.
This week's Punxsutawney Spirit Sports Feat of the Week is the Punxsy Chucks baseball team earning the top seed in District IX entering Thursday's championship game at DuBois against Bradford. Good luck Chucks!
The Bradford Owls defeated the Clearfield Bison on Tuesday in District IX baseball action, setting up the District IX Championship Game, which will be played on Thursday at Showers Field in DuBois between the Chucks and the Owls.
In Tuesday's primary election, the most-contested race was that of the Republican bid to appear on the fall ballot for the position of county commissioner. Herbert L. Bullers received 2,041 votes, and John "Jack" Matson received 2,037, with the next-closest competitor being John Blazosky (1,279 votes).
A full list of the election results are available in Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.
On Monday night, the members of the Lady Chucks donned their fanciest attire for the annual softball banquet. On Wednesday, they'll don the red and the white as they play host to Clearfield to open the District IX playoffs in a semi-final bout beginning at 3:30 p.m.