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March 29th

Punxsy track squads sweep ECC teams in season opener

March 29, 2011

The Elk County Catholic track and field teams opened their season Tuesday by hosting the Punxsutawney squads.
The Punxsy teams swept the Elk Catholic squads. The Chucks beat the Crusaders 82-68 while the Lady Chucks edged the Lady Crusaders 76.5 to 73.5.
“We had a good opening meet today,” said ECCHS Coach John Schneider.

Crusaders open tennis season with 8-1 win over Rams

March 29, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders opened the 2011 tennis season on Tuesday afternoon with an 8-1 victory over the Johnsonburg Area High Rams in a match played at Benzinger and Memorial parks.
"This was a good start to the season," said ECCHS Head Coach Nick Caggiano. "We definitely wanted to come on strong and I believe we accomplished that. In singles, Ben and Jarid played strong tennis and imposed their game well. They were patient when they had to be and aggressive when they had to be.

March 28th

SMA track and field looking for improvement

March 28, 2011

The St. Marys Area track and field squads will be looking for improvement as the season progresses for both the Lady Dutch and Dutch squads.
Lady Dutch head coach Jamie Caskey feels that the strength of her team will be the veteran athletes.
“We have several school record holders on our team still. The record-holding girls’ 4x800m relay has not lost any members. We hope to keep improving on what we started last year,” Caskey said.

Dutch tennis returns veteran group

March 28, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team will rely on their experience during the 2011 tennis season.
Head coach Sue Lepovetsky returns 10 letter winners from a team that captured the District 9 Class AA championship in 2010.
The returning letter winners include seniors Nathan Hansen, Brandon Romain, Keith Meyer, Dylan Wiesner, Brandon Orr, Michael Brennen and Nick Keller, juniors Michael Fox and Evan Lepovetsky and sophomore Dalton Gennocro.
According to Coach Lepovetsky, “Having everyone back except for one person is one of our strengths. We have an experienced group.”

Lady Dutch softball has experience returning

March 28, 2011

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team has six letter winners returning to form the nucleus of the 2011 squad.
The Lady Dutch, who won the District 9 Class AA title last year, will be competing for the Class AAA title this season.
“We are returning our pitching staff from last year and also return six varsity letter winners from last year. We have a good core group returning and our coaching staff has now been together for a couple of years, and that is key to sustaining the growth of the program,” said St. Marys head coach Manny Gerarge.

Dutch baseball will be relying on experience

March 28, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team returns a strong corps of seniors and letter winners to form the nucleus of their 2011 season.
“Our strengths would be our senior leadership and the past experience of these players. They have championship game experience and know how to win big games,” said Dutch head coach Tony Azzato.
The returning letter winners for the Dutch are seniors Nate Geist, Kevin Hoy, Luke Nicklas, Jordan Weinzierl, Bob Vollmer, Ryan Uhl and Rocco Harshbarger and junior Justin Quiggle.
Coach Azzato feels that a question mark for his team will be pitching.

Dutch baseball will be relying on experience

March 28, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team returns a strong corps of seniors and letter winners to form the nucleus of their 2011 season.
“Our strengths would be our senior leadership and the past experience of these players. They have championship game experience and know how to win big games,” said Dutch head coach Tony Azzato.
The returning letter winners for the Dutch are seniors Nate Geist, Kevin Hoy, Luke Nicklas, Jordan Weinzierl, Bob Vollmer, Ryan Uhl and Rocco Harshbarger and junior Justin Quiggle.
Coach Azzato feels that a question mark for his team will be pitching.

ECCHS track/field teams should be good

March 28, 2011

The Elk Country Catholic Lady Crusaders and Crusaders track and field squads will be anchored by 26 returning letter winners and a defending state champion. The Lady Crusaders will have 12 returning letter winners, including defending state champion Megan Dornisch in the shot put, while the Crusaders will have 14 returning letter winners.

Eight letter winners returning for ECC tennis

March 28, 2011

Eight letter winners will anchor the Elk County Catholic Crusaders tennis team as they open the 2011 boys' tennis season this afternoon when they host the Johnsonburg Area Rams at Benzinger and Memorial parks.
Three-year senior letter winner Jarid DeCarli will be leading the Crusaders this season as Kyler Breakey and Kevin Detsch, two-year senior letter winners, along with one-year senior letter winner Nate Dattoli and newcomers Darren Simons and Tyler Herzing, will be counted on by Coach Nick Caggiano to provide the senior leadership.

Lady Crusaders softball team returns six starters

March 28, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders softball team returns six starters from the 2010 team, which finished the season with a 22-1 record (best in the school's history). They won the District 9-A title, the Elk County Tournament for the 10th straight year, went undefeated in the regular season with an 18-0 record, went 3-0 in the District playoffs, and advanced to the second round of the PIAA championships.

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