Archive - Feb 2011 - Sports Article
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Area swim teams hosted the Central Mountain squads last night at the SMAHS natatorium.
The Dutchmen came away with a 102-59 victory which improved their record to 6-1, while the Lady Dutch won 93-73 and are now 4-3 for the season.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen celebrated Senior Players Night by recording a 52-47 victory over the visiting Punxsutawney Chucks in a District Nine League game held at the Dutch Oven at St. Marys Area High School.
"This was a big win for us, especially coming off the tough loss on Monday night at Bradford," said Coach Mark Guido of the Flying Dutch. "We wanted this to be a special night for our seniors, as they were honored in the pre-game ceremony, then came out and played a great ball game.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team raised their record to 17-1 overall with a 63-48 victory over the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks last night at Punxsy.
The Lady Dutch took charge early as they outscored Punxsy by a 20-6 margin in the first eight minutes of play. They led 36-17 at the half.
â€śI thought we played pretty well defensively in the first half and Mandy Gerarge played well defensively against Punxsyâ€™s center, Shawnna Crago,â€ť said St. Marys coach Bob Swanson.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team raised their District 9 League record to 5-2 with a 41-24 victory over the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks last night at Punxsutawney.
The Lady Crusaders were able to take a 23-13 lead at the half. In the second half, Elk Catholic outscored their hosts by an 18-11 margin to come out on top 41-24.
â€śWe had very good interior defense tonight,â€ť said ECCHS Coach Ken Pistner. â€śWe protected the ball well tonight, as we only committed 12 turnovers.
â€śWe also had a balanced scoring attack.â€ť
The Bradford Owls handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team a 51-47 District 9 League setback last night at Bradford Area High School.
The game was tied at 37 after three quarters of play. In the final eight minutes, the Owls outscored the Dutchmen 14-10 to win the game.
â€śIt was a bad night all the way around,â€ť said Dutch coach Mark Guido.
â€śWe didnâ€™t convert our free throws,â€ť he said, noting that his team was five of 15 from the charity stripe.
â€śThey (Bradford) did a nice job of shutting down our scorers,â€ť added Guido.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball squad rolled to its 16th victory on Saturday night as they defeated the visiting Clearfield Area High Lady Bisons by a 75-34 score in a non-league game played at SMAHS's Dutch Oven.
St. Marys took control of the ball game right away, jumping out to a 20-0 lead and basically putting the game away at that point. From then on, Coach Bob Swanson of the Lady Dutch was able to give his bench people plenty of playing time in the rest of the game.
BROOKVILLE - The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch swim and dive team improved their record to 3-3, while the Dutchmen are now 5-1 with their sweep of the Brookville Raiders Thursday evening in Brookville. Both of the squads had to overcome injury to come away with their victories. The Lady Dutch won their portion 108-70, while the boys came up with a 107-68 win.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch raised their record to 15-1 on the season with a 70-51 victory over the DuBois Area Lady Beavers last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The win avenges the Lady Dutchâ€™s only loss of the season. On Jan. 11 the Lady Beavers beat St. Marys 52-40 at DuBois.
The Lady Dutch were able to open the early 10-0 lead last night before DuBois was able to get on the board at the 3:51 mark of the first period. The Lady Dutch outscored the Lady Beavers 12-4 in the first eight minutes of play.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders picked up their third victory of the week on Friday night, defeating the visiting Lady Chucks of Punxsutawney by a 38-24 score in a game played at the Aaron J. Straub gym at Elk Catholic. This was a District Nine League encounter and brought Elk Catholic's league record to 4-2.
"We played a terrific first half tonight, as we took a 25-8 lead," said Ken Pistner, ECCHS coach. "We didn't shoot as well in the second half, but our defense was pretty good, as we were able to protect our lead and come away with a big victory.
The DuBois Beaver wrestling team advanced to the finals of the District 9 Class AAA team championship by handing the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch squad a 40-25 loss last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Beavers will now meet top seed Clearfield Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the DuBois Area High School for the District 9-AAA title. The Dutchmen were seeded second and the Beavers third.
In last nightâ€™s match, the Beavers opened a 30-10 lead with five matches remaining to hold off the Dutch.