Archive - Sports Article
February 6th, 2012
ST. MARYS â€“Â With the regular season in its final two weeks, it is the time of year when the St. Marys Area High School Swim and Dive Team and their coaches take a hard look at the progress they made throughout the season. Yet this time the measuring stick is not the number of wins and losses. The true gauge is how the team is trending toward the end of the season.
DuBOIS - The DuBois Area Beavers wrestling squad captured the District 9-AAA team championship on Saturday by defeating the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch 55-13 in the title match held at the DuBois Area High School.
â€śThat was a tough match,â€ť said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra. â€śWe were certainly the underdogs today.â€ť
â€śWe got experience wrestling in the championship match. Eleven of our 14 starters are either sophomores or freshmen,â€ť said Surra.
â€śDuBois wrestled well. We were going to wrestle our best against their best. Hopefully, we can build on this,â€ť said the coach.
DuBOIS â€“Â The St. Marys Area High School gymnastics team finished out their regular season with a 121.6-117.6 win over the DuBois Beavers on Friday evening during a meet held at the DuBois Area High School.
"It was a nice way to finish out the regular season," said St. Marys coach Irene McCandless. "The St. Marys team had a pretty even match-up with DuBois, with the top three awards split pretty evenly between both teams."
Clayton Housler converted a one-and-one situation with 2.8 seconds remaining and Ben Wortman blocked a Punxsutawney shot at the buzzer to give the Elk County Catholic Crusaders a 47-45 District 9 League victory over the Punxsutawney Chucks last night at the ECCHS gym.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen basketball squad was unable to keep their momentum going after rallying from a 13-point deficit early in the third quarter to take a 31-29 lead with just over three minutes in the period. Their lead was short-lived, though, as the DuBois Beavers staged a rally of their own and pulled away to take a 49-38 victory on Friday evening at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
ST. MARYS - Both squads of the St. Marys Area swim and dive teams scored big victories on Thursday night at the Dutch Natatorium over the visiting Brookville Raiders. The Lady Dutch outscored the Lady Raiders 131-32 while the Dutchmen won their meet by a 122-31 margin.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders picked up a 43-19 senior night victory over the visiting DuBois Area Lady Beavers on Wednesday evening at ECCHS.
Both teams started out slow in the first half, with ECC leading 7-6 at the end of the first period and 13-9 at the half.
"In the first half we shot 2-for-11 from the foul line and I think we were 4-for-20-something in the first half. You aren't going to put many points on the board shooting those percentages," said ECC coach Ken Pistner.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team dropped a 46-35 District 9 League game to the Bradford Owls last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutchmen were limited to three points in the third period, while the Owls scored 13 to take a 29-18 lead into the fourth quarter. Bradford led 16-15 at the half.
â€śThe three points in the third quarter was probably the most important aspect of the game that led to our defeat tonight,â€ť said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad closed out their home season with a 128.2-120 loss to the Altoona squad.
â€śOverall the meet went pretty well. I was pretty pleased with the girlsâ€™ performances,â€ť said St. Marys coach Irene McCandless.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders completed play in the Allegheny Mountain North Division with a perfect 6-0 record with a 58-23 victory over the Sheffield Lady Wolverines Monday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders opened a 13-2 first-period lead and led by as many as 30 points with 2:16 left in the contest.
â€śIt was a good team effort tonight. We had balanced scoring and we moved the ball well against their zone and penetrated well,â€ť said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner.
â€śThe bench contributed a great deal tonight. The bench scored 34 points for us tonight,â€ť added Pistner.