Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
FOX TWP. â€“Â Two days after finally breaking back into the win column with a 3-2 victory over Curwensville on the road, the Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team was back in action at home against a solid Punxsutawney squad on Saturday afternoon in a very physical contest. Things did not go as well for the Crusaders on Saturday though, as they were unable to get another winning streak going, gave up the most goals they have allowed all season in the 6-1 loss, and were outshot by the Chucks 23-8.
Punxsy shuts down Lady Crusaders
ST. MARYS â€” The scoreless minutes continue to mount for the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders. On Saturday at Benzinger Park, it was the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks who left with a 1-0 victory over ECC.
The shutout raises ECC's scoreless streak at home to 480 minutes-- or all six home matches this season. The victory for Punxsutawney was the Lady Chucks' first-ever against the Lady Crusaders, who hadÂ a 7-0 series advantage entering this latest tilt.
The Elk County Catholic boys' and girls' cross country teams competed in the McQuaid Invitational on Saturday in Rochester, N.Y.
The Lady Crusaders finished 10th out of 21 teams in the small schools seeded race, while the Crusaders came in 16th out of 29 teams in the small schools unseeded race.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Elk County Catholic Crusaders improved to 5-0 on Friday night as they took a 25-0 lead through three quarters and then held off an attempted fourth quarter by the Rams to come away with a 25-12 win on Friday night at Memorial Field.
The Crusaders racked up a total of 250 yards in the game, with team members rushing for 135 yards and 115 coming from the squad's passing game. Johnsonburg, on the other hand, relied heavily on passing, with 192 of their 214 yards coming on pass plays.
The Punxsutawney Chucks scored with 11.6 seconds remaining as they edged the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch by a 21-20 score Friday night at Dutch Country Stadium.
In the final 5:47 of the contest the Chucks outscored the Dutchmen by a 15-8 margin to come up with the win.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader golf team defeated St. Marys 207-235 on Wednesday afternoon in a match played at the Bavarian Hills Golf Course.
The medalist for the day was Elk Catholic's Mitchell Struble with a five-over-par round of 40.
Also for the Crusaders, Elliott Struble and Kristy Hanes each carded a 41, Brandon Schlimm had a 42, Bruno Cavalline and Jess Jaynes each shot 43, Drew Meyer recorded a 44, and Garrett Reuscher finished with a 57.
The low scorer for St. Marys was Owen Schreiber with a 42.
ECC travels to SMA this afternoon
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team raised their record to 10-1 with a 9-0 victory over the Brockway Lady Rovers Thursday at the Benzinger and Memorial Park courts.
â€śToday we enjoyed a really nice tennis match with a short-handed but improving Brockway squad. Brockway has a very nice team again this year. They have four sophomores that have gotten a lot better and they are going to be a lot of fun to watch the next two years,â€ť said ECCHS coach Pete Meier.
The St. Marys Area boys' and girls' cross country teams both picked up wins over Kane on Tuesday afternoon in a meet at the St. Marys Area High School that also featured runners from Ridgway and DuBois Central Catholic. The Dutchmen defeated the Wolves 23-34, while the Lady Dutch took a 22-39 win over the Lady Wolves.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team raised their dual-match record to 7-0 on the season with a 3-0 victory over the Johnsonburg Ramettes last night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders won the first set by a 25-23 score. They took the second set 25-18 and won the third set by a 25-8 margin.
â€śWe were slow to make adjustments but once we did we played well,â€ť said ECCHS coach Diane Gies.
â€śThe last game tonight was the best we played both offensively and defensively. Now we have to keep working to get better,â€ť added Gies.
The Elk County Catholic cross country teams played host to the Brookville and Brockway squads Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park.
The Crusaders defeated Brookville 19-38 and Brockway 22-34. Brookville defeated Brockway 26-30.
There was no scoring in the girlsâ€™ meet, as Elk Catholic was the only school with a full team.
In the boysâ€™ race, the Crusaders took the first two spots in Ryan Detsch in 18:04 and Drew Bille in 18:21. Brockwayâ€™s Dakota Lawson was third in 18:48. Elkâ€™s Lucas Knight placed fourth in 19:24, with Brookvilleâ€™s Shane Hummel rounding out the top five in 19:51.