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December 16th

9th-grade Chucks take third contest, defeat Raiders

December 17, 2012

BROOKVILLE — After holding a lead the entire game, the ninth-grade Chucks recorded their third-straight win of the week to defeat the Raiders, 43-36, in Brookville on Friday afternoon.

"It was a nice win and great effort," Punxsy head coach Todd Heigley said.

Dylan Huey finished with top honors for the visitors with 15 points and seven rebounds. Braxton Giavedoni also posted double digits in points with 11 to go with seven steals.

December 14th

Wire-to-wire Chucks prevail over Raiders' hoops

December 15, 2012

BROOKVILLE — For the second night in a row, the Route 36 Rivalry took to the hardwood. The location moved to the north location, but the result remained the same.

After netting the night’s first 12 points, Punxsy kept the advantage wire-to-wire to prevail, 53-42, over Brookville in boys’ basketball Friday in Brookville.

The Chucks (3-1) would be challenged for only a two-minute brief burst by the Raiders midway through the fourth frame before the visitors regained control the final three minutes.

Stingers down jr. high Chucks grapplers

December 15, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Just as their elder peers did, Punxsy's junior high wrestlers took to the mats for their first official dual meet on Wednesday evening. Unfortunately for the younger team, the result wasn't quite the same, as the Stingers downed the Chucks 51-30 to earn the victory.

"It was a bit of a rough start for our junior high wrestlers in our first dual meet of the season," Punxsy head coach Bill Burke said. "Marion Center has a nice team with some well-seasoned wrestlers. Although they were missing a few guys for this match, we still didn't match up with them very well at all."

December 13th

Punxsy girls' basketball blisters Brookville

December 14, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY – In the latest edition of the Route 36 Rivalry, the red and white team from the south breezed its way to the winner’s circle.

The Punxsy girls basketball blistered Brookville with its relentless defense and balanced scoring in a 63-27 romp.

“Defensive pressure,” bluntly said Punxsy coach Randy Reitz. “The kids are relentless. They play hard four quarters for 32 minutes.”

Reitz continued, “We’re deep and we bring in one (player) in after another to keep that pressure on and wear teams down.”

December 12th

Middleweights power Chucks past Stingers

December 13, 2012

MARION CENTER — It is always nice to live up to preseason billing, which is what the Punxsy middleweight grapplers did Wednesday night.

The middle of Punxsy’s wrestling lineup reeled off six straight victories to take the team past Marion Center, 46-28, in the dual season opener in Marion Center.

“I am happy with the match. We did a lot of good things. We were sharp on our feet and decent on the bottom,” explained Chucks head coach Eric Eddy. “It is our goal to start a run at 126 each match with Joel Bowers, Kaleb Young, Josh Shuckers and Perry Arrington.”

December 11th

Chucks double up and bite Bulldogs hoops, 60-31

December 12, 2012

NEW BETHLEHEM — After suffering a disappointing Saturday night loss, Punxsy turned a potential letdown situation into feeding off the defeat instead.

The Chucks doubled up and took a bite out of the Bulldogs of Redbank Valley, 60-31, on Tuesday night in New Bethlehem.

Brandon Mancuso pumped in three triples and recorded a game-best 15 points. Devin Nicholson joined Mancuso in double figures with 12 points, including a pair of treys.

Forward Garrett Zimmerman missed a double-double by a single point, as he finished the night with nine points and 10 rebounds.

Keystone fends off Punxsy girls basketball, 55-47

December 12, 2012

PUNXSUTAWNEY ­— Resilient and tough proved to be the mix Tuesday night for the Punxsy girls’ basketball team. The Lady Chucks were both but the talented Lady Panthers of Keystone had just enough to fend off the pesky home team, 55-47, in Punxsutawney.

“If we could have had a jumper fall there a couple times, then we could have had a chance,” commented Punxsy coach Randy Reitz. “Playing a very good basketball team like Keystone will make us a better basketball team.”

December 9th

Chucks' furious comeback falls short to Falcons

December 10, 2012

MARION CENTER — Mounting a furious comeback, Punxsy erased a 15-point deficit to begin the fourth quarter to tie but saw A-C Valley hit four of four free throws in the final 50 seconds to pull out a 46-44 win in the Marion Center Tip-Off Championship game.

“We dug ourselves too big of a hole,” noted Chucks head coach Dirk Neal. “We played hard-nosed defense to get out of it — we trapped, pressed and forced the issue and tried to keep the ball out of (Ryan) Bartley’s hands who is a package player.”

Lady Chucks find win column through defense

December 10, 2012

MARION CENTER — It took seven games and a New Year for Punxsy to find the win column last year. The 2012-13 version of the Lady Chucks would not wait that long this season.

Punxsy used its stifling defense to build a large cushion advantage before working the clock for the 52-46 victory over West Shamokin in the Marion Center Tip-off Tournament Consolation game on Saturday morning. 

“Our defense is the reason we were able to win today and how we were able to be in the game last night,” pointed out Lady Chucks coach Randy Reitz.

December 7th

Rogers takes Lady Hilltoppers past Lady Chucks; Boys advance to finals

December 8, 2012

MARION CENTER — The young, aggressive Punxsy girls' hoops team clawed its way the entire contest, but fell short as Westmont-Hilltop rode Erin Rogers’ 23-point night to a 50-45 victory in the Marion Center 3rd Annual Cancer Awareness Tip-off Tournament Friday night.

The Lady Chucks pulled to within a point, 44-43, with 59 seconds remaining, but Rogers connected on all six of her free throws from there to seal the Lady Hilltoppers close win.

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