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Girls' basketball looks to take care of Holidaysburg tonight

January 9, 2014

After the boys' basketball team traveled to Harmony last night — which you can read the full recap of in today's copy of the newspaper — the girls' basketball team will play host to Holidaysburg. Varsity tip time is 7:30 p.m.

Wrestling, boys' basketball return to action

January 8, 2014

Both the boys' basketball team and the girls' basketball team took on ECC on Wednesday night. Be sure to grab a copy of The Spirit for full recaps. Tonight, the wrestling team returns to the mat after a nearly two-week hiatus, as they'll travel to Ridgway. The boys' basketball team will also be in action tonight, as they'll travel to Harmony.

Basketball teams back in action tonight

January 7, 2014

Both the boys' and girls' basketball teams will be back in action tonight. The boys will play host to Elk County Catholic at 7:30 p.m., while the girls will travel to ECC. The ninth-grade and JV boys' basketball teams will be in action prior to the varsity game.

Boys' basketball games canceled for tonight

January 6, 2014

With Punxsutawney Area High School being shut down today, the 7th, 8th, 9th, JV and Varsity boys' basketball games have been postponed, as well. The 9th, JV and Varsity games will be made up tomorrow, as Punxsy will play host to Elk County Catholic. The junior high games will be made up on Thursday. Also playing tomorrow will the be the girls' basketball JV and Varsity teams. The Lady Chucks will travel to ECC.

Defense, hot shooting lead Punxsy over Clearfield

December 16, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — As of late, the Lady Chucks had been struggling from the field in back-to-back games against Brookville and Keystone.

Head Coach Randy Reitz preached the importance of sticking with it, because the shots have to eventually fall.

In Monday's 66-24 win over Clearfield, all of the shots went Punxsy's way.

"I think playing at home with familiar surroundings gave us some confidence," Reitz said. "When you knock down the first two or three jump shots, it's a lot easier to play this game."

Pick up today's copy of The Spirit to read the full story.

Clayton Dale named winner of King's Court

November 19, 2013

For pictures of all the King's Court finalists, be sure to pick up today's copy of The Spirit.

Annual Powder Puff game ends in 14-14 tie

November 12, 2013

You've heard of the "Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field" in Green Bay, Wisc., but on Tuesday night, it was Jack LaMarca Stadium that held the title.

While the Punxsy Chucks' season came to an end two weeks ago, the girls of Punxsutawney Area High School took to the field in whiteout conditions, as the Jailbreak Juniors battled the Scandalous Seniors for the Annual Powder Puff game.

Both teams fought back and forth, but when neither team could score in overtime, the game was called at 14-14.

For the full story, pick up Wednesday's print edition of The Spirit.

Feeling like Deja Vu: Bradford completes season sweep of Punxsy for D-IX title

October 31, 2013

ST. MARYS — Last season, after a regular season loss to the Bradford Lady Owls, the Lady Chucks volleyball team got its revenge in the D-IX title game.

This year, after a three-set sweep at Punxsy, it looked as if the same storyline had a chance to play out.

Unfortunately for Punxsy, the Lady Chucks were unable to have a repeat
performance of last year.

Rather, it was Bradford that repeated with another three-set sweep of the Lady Chucks to become the District IX champs.

Punxsy defeats St. Marys, looks forward to rematch with Bradford for D-IX title

October 29, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Usually, when a first date goes bad, a second one is out of the question.

But not in this case.

See, the last time that Punxsy and Bradford met during the regular season, the Lady Owls volleyball team didn't just beat Punxsy on its home court, they swept Punxsy 3-0.

After the Lady Chucks defeated the Lady Dutch of St. Marys 3-1 (25-17, 25-22, 22-25, 25-16) on Tuesday night, the Lady Chucks will have a shot at redemption on Thursday, when the team travels to St. Marys face Bradford for the District IX title at 6:30 p.m.

Lady Chucks host Lady Dutch for playoff volleyball

October 28, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsy girls' volleyball players will find themselves in a familiar position tonight, as they'll play host to St. Marys for first-round action of District IX volleyball play.

The No. 2 seeded Lady Chucks put together a good enough season to earn a home game against the No. 3 Lady Dutch of St. Marys.

The Lady Chucks and

Lady Dutch had an instant classic match in St. Marys last time the two
met.

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