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September 27th, 2011

From start to finish, Punxsy earns a 'W'

September 27, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Already leading 3-0 at halftime, Punxsy scored three goals within 1:40 early in the second half to put the game away, and Punxsy cruised to an 8-0 win over Curwensville Tuesday in Punxsutawney.

It was a full squad effort for the Chucks, with the lineup looking a bit different in the first half than Punxsy is used to, giving the midfielders a chance to play defense and the fullbacks a chance to run the offense.

Everyone contributes in Lady Chucks win

September 27, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Lady Chucks' volleyball team earned a three-game victory over DuBois Central Catholic, 25-14, 25-15, 25-20, Tuesday in Punxsutawney to push its record back to .500 at 4-4.

DCC kept the game very close in the first set, and Punxsy's lead was just three points at 16-13 before Cassie Cook went on a seven-point serving run that included kills by Sydney Weaver, Janie Depp-Hutchinson and Taylor Newcome and a solid block by Weaver.

Strong 2nd half pushes 7th-graders to victory

September 27, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Punxsy's seventh- and eighth-grade girls' basketball teams faced off against Altoona-Maroon Tuesday in Punxsutawney, and the Lady Chucks' seventh-grade team defeated Altoona-Maroon 30-20.

"A total team effort by all ten of my Lady Chucks resulted in this extra special, feel-good win for them against Altoona," Punxsy head coach Darrin Kriebel said.

Altoona jumped out to an early 15-9 lead in the first half before Punxsy turned it on in the second to come back and secure the win.

Rega seeks help from Italian consulate

September 27, 2011

BROOKVILLE — The post-conviction appeal hearing for Robert G. Rega of Punxsutawney resumed Tuesday at the Jefferson County Courthouse, when Rega’s attorneys requested a continuance on his contention that he would have been entitled to some type of legal assistance from the Italian consulate in Philadelphia because he’s an Italian national.

PAHS to crown Homecoming Queen, Princess Friday

September 27, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Sept. 8, the PAHS senior class chose six senior girls to represent the 2011 Homecoming Queen’s Court.

This year’s court includes Cenneca Dilts, Brooke Doney, Adrienne Hess, Alexandria Magill, Keaton Mohney, and Alissa Vite.

The senior girl with the highest number of votes will reign as queen, and the senior girl with the second highest number of votes will reign as princess, after the official crowning during halftime of Friday’s homecoming football game against Karns City.

Colleen Means named club’s Career Woman of the Year

September 27, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Career Women’s Club named Colleen Means as its Career Woman of the Year during a dinner Tuesday evening.

Means, who teaches fifth-grade reading and language arts at Punxsutawney Area Middle School, has been a teacher for the past 28 years.

She is also the co-chairperson of the club’s Girl of the Month Committee.

Also, for the past 20 years, Means has been in charge of the group’s annual Teddy Bear Picnic, which is held as part of the Groundhog Festival.

Means said she was very surprised to receive the award, and she is very thankful.

Timothy Mark Heckman Sr., 52

September 27, 2011

Timothy Mark Heckman Sr., 52, Big Run, died Tuesday, Sept, 27, 2011, at home in the loving care of his children, who were by his side.

He was born Feb. 13, 1959, in Brookville, a son of the late Albert Charles and Constance Hope (Teats) Heckman.

He worked as a laborer, making windows at Thermal Gard in Punxsutawney for 25 years.

Mr. Heckman's true enjoyment was spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a man of few words, but showed his love in his actions with his family. He also enjoyed his dogs, which were like children to him.

Eleanor Jean Bennett, 84

September 27, 2011

Eleanor Jean Bennett, 84, Big Run, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at McKinley Health Center, Brookville.

She was born Sept. 30, 1926, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Elmer and Opal (Kauffman) Freedline.

She was a homemaker.

Mrs. Bennett was a member of Paradise United Church of Christ Church. 
She was a hard-working woman. She would pick and sell vegetables with her son at Bennett’s Farm. She also enjoyed being with her grandchildren. 

September 26th

Lady Chucks sweep 2nd home meet

September 26, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Lady Chucks' golf team hosted their second home meet of the season, and the end result was the same as the first meet, as Punxsy swept Brookville, Brockway, DuBois and Ridgway to improve to 14-0 on the season and 12-0 in AML play.

The Lady Chucks' team total was 223 — a whopping 38 strokes better than their closest competitor in Brookville.

As is normal for home meets, Punxsy was given a record of 4-0 for the host meet, and each team it played received one loss for the day.

Punxsy's low scorer was Lauren Giavedoni with a 54.

'D' is the key for Chucks in JV win

September 26, 2011

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Chucks' defense kept Clarion-Limestone's junior varsity squad without an offensive touchdown and the running game wore down the Lions' defense leading Punxsy to a 20-6, lightning-shortened win.

The lightning struck with just under eight minutes to play in the fourth quarter with the Chucks inside the Lions' 30-yard line, and Limestone conceded the game to avoid the 30-minute delay.

The Lions received the opening kickoff and picked up two quick first downs, but a nice tackle by Christian Falgout stopped the Lions in their tracks and forced them to punt.

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