Archive - May 2011 - Sports Article
Elk County Catholic senior Megan Dornisch successfully defended her PIAA Class AA shot put championship on Saturday by winning the 2011 crown.
The PIAA track and field championships were held Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University.
Megan won the 2011 event with a throw of 44â€™8â€ť. Aubree Ray of Middletown took second with a throw of 40â€™1.25â€ť. Dornisch won her 2010 shot put title with a throw of 45â€™8.25â€ť.
Elk County Catholic High School senior thrower Megan Dornisch won the PIAA Class AA championship in the discus Friday at the PIAA Track and Field Championships being held at Shippensburg University.
Megan threw the discus 141â€™3â€ť to win the title. She had been seeded second in the event with a distance of 134â€™10â€ť. Aubree Ray of Middletown, who was the top seed at states, placed second in the event with a throw of 137â€™2â€ť.
A total of 20 local athletes will be competing this weekend in the PIAA track and field championships set for Shippensburg University.
Elk Catholic will be represented by 12 athletes while St. Marys Area will have eight athletes competing.
Elk Catholicâ€™s Megan Dornisch will be the top seed in the girlsâ€™ AA shot put with a mark of 44â€™4.75â€ť. Megan is the defending state champ in this event. She is seeded second in the girlsâ€™ AA discus with a throw of 134â€™10â€ť.
Kennedy Weisner of ECC is seeded second in the 800 run with a time of 2:17.81 and third in the 1600 run with a time of 5:07.26.
The St. Marys Area duo of Nathan Hansen and Dylan Wiesner captured the District 9 Class AA Doubles Tennis Tournament held Friday at DuBois Area High School.
Hansen and Wiesner defeated teammates Thomas Murmann and Keith Meyer in the championship match in three sets. Hansen and Wiesner won the first set 6-4. Murmann and Meyer won the second set 7-6 (8-6). The third set went to Hansen and Wiesner 7-6 (9-7).
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders and Lady Crusaders both claimed District 9-AA Track and Field titles on Friday afternoon at the Kane Area High School Track and Field complex.
St. Marys Areaâ€™s Rachel Gintherâ€™s single in the bottom of the seventh inning scored Kali Quagliani from second base, giving the Lady Dutch a 1-0 victory over the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders Friday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
Fridayâ€™s game was a pitcherâ€™s duel between Rachel Ginther of the Lady Dutch and Taylor Schlimm of the Lady Crusaders. Ginther went the distance for St. Marys, giving up two hits and striking out 14. Schlimm went the distance for Elk Catholic, giving up three hits and striking out six.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders defeated the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen 4-2 in a cross-town rivalry game played Friday afternoon at Berwind Park.
"In a cross-town rivalry game you never know what's going to happen," said ECCHS coach Fr. Eric Vogt. "We bring out the best in them and they bring out the best in us. It's been that way for years."
Jack Herzing started on the mound for the Crusaders and worked five innings, giving up four hits, walking two, and striking out six. Ben Daghir worked two innings of relief, giving up one hit, walking one, and striking out two.
BROOKVILLE - Two members of the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch track and field team captured their respective District 9 track and field championship Thursday at the D9-AAA track and field championships held at Brookville Area High School.
Trenton Schreiber and Gideon Woelfel will advance to the PIAA Class AAA track and field championship scheduled for May 26, 27 and 28 at Shippensburg University. Also advancing will be Brian Merritt.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team picked up two victories on Thursday afternoon at the St. Marys Area softball field as they took a doubleheader from the visiting Bradford Lady Owls. The Lady Dutch took the opening game by an 11-0 score in five innings, then won the nightcap by a 19-0 score in three innings.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders downed the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals 17-1 in four innings on Tuesday afternoon at Berwind Park, winning the game on a walk-off double by Ben Daghir.
Pat Brennen went the distance for the Crusaders, working all four innings and giving up one hit, walking four, and striking out five.
"I thought Pat pitched a pretty reasonable game. He pitched pretty well for four innings. We just got some breaks and took advantage of them. We got some runs across the board," said ECCHS coach Fr. Eric Vogt.