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September 12th, 2011
DUBOIS â€” When it rains, it pours. And when it pours, it makes it difficult to maintain the rough at a golf course. But the deep rough wasn't enough to slow the Punxsy boys' golf team, as it defeated DuBois at the DuBois Country Club Monday afternoon, 178-194.
By winning, Punxsy avenged a 162-165 loss at the Punxsutawney Country Club Aug. 29 and put its destiny in its own hands headed into a match at Brookville next Tuesday.
"If we beat Brookville a week from (today), Bradford will come here for the AML championship," Punxsy head coach Josh Conrad said.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Lady Chucks' kept Clearfield off the board in each of five singles' matches and won the overall contest 9-0 Monday afternoon in Punxsutawney.
"We were really happy to be able to host the Clearfield team today," Punxsy head coach Rose Graffius said after the match. "All the members of the PHS girls' team were able to play during the match."
Punxsy's No. 1 singles player, Anna Monyak, was the first to pick up her victory, sweeping Clearfield's Yesh Potel 6-0, 6-0.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” The Ss.C.D. girls' basketball squad split Saturday's match up against Johnsonburg.
The fifth-grade girls' began the day but struggled against an opponent with more height and ultimately lost 21-17.
The Ss.C.D. girls were out-rebounded by 25 and could not make up the disadvantage.
Emily Griebel led the scoring with seven, and Kylee Shoemaker was a close second, putting four points on the board.
Megan Ray, Bailey Jones and Kyrie Nestel each added two points to round out the scoring for the fifth-graders.
Brookville's Rikki Stephens readies to make a bump during a match against Union Saturday at the Brookville tournament.
KNOX â€” The Brookville Raiders varsity football squad evened its record at 1-1 with a dominating 36-6 victory over the Panthers of Keystone.
Raiders head coach Chris Dworek said he was pleased with the whole team effort, as both the offense and defense shined in Friday night's victory.
"It is a big relief (to win)," Dworek said. "The guys work hard most of the time, so it's something that you earn. It makes it feel even better, knowing that they worked hard and earned it. It's like cashing a paycheck, so they feel pretty good about themselves."
FOXBURG â€” After a tough loss to its rival DuBois in the season opener, Punxsy recovered with a 42-6 win over A-C Valley Friday night in Foxburg.
Each team's greatest opponent Friday was the weather, though, as the start of the game was delayed until 7:50 p.m. due to lightning.
Lightning delayed the start of the second half as well, and eventually, the game had to be called during the third delay due to players' safety from stopping and starting.
BROCKWAY â€” The Punxsy girls' golf team kicked off its Allegheny Mountain League schedule with a win over Brockway Thursday afternoon in Brockway.
Five teams competed at the meet, and Punxsy entered the lowest score, but the only match that counted for record was the head-to-head matchup with Brockway.
Punxsy's overall record is now 3-0, with a 1-0 record in the AML.
Punxsy will host all four teams â€” Brookville, Brockway, DuBois and Ridgway â€” in its next meet Monday.
Last Saturday, the Lady Chucks junior varsity volleyball team traveled to Slippery Rock for the junior varsity tournament, and returned with the first-place trophy in hand. Pictured with their trophy are (front, from left) Nicole DiPietro, Emily Reitz, Ashley Reitz, Alyssa Reitz, Jensen Constantino; (back) Hailey Brady, Maddie Neal, Ivy Phillips, Sydney Phillips, Shaina Painter, Bella Gallina and coach Megan Decker. Punxsy is off to a 2-0 start this season behind great serving and solid defense.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Behind strong serving â€” with a total of 19 aces over three games â€” the Lady Chucks volleyball team swept Brockway, 3-0, to earn its first regular season win.
Punxsy's Janie Depp-Hutchinson led the team with seven aces, including five in the first game, and Sydney Weaver added six aces for Punxsy.
"I think one of our strengths as a team is serving," head coach Lisa Kephart said. "We have a lot of great servers throughout the rotation. They do well, and when they serve it hard and get it in, they're usually hard to defend."
CURWENSVILLE â€” The Punxsy boys' soccer team poured on early and often in Curwensville, scoring seven goals in the first half alone, and went on to win by a final score of 9-0 Thursday afternoon.
Tyler Pressloid put Punxsy on the board at 8:52 of the first half on a goal assisted by Tanner Evans â€” a goal that would prove to be the game-winner.
Just five minutes later, Evans scored a goal of his own, this time an unassisted.
Evans struck again for Punxsy at the 25-minute mark, assisted by Brycen Lunger.