Archive - Sports Article
October 19th, 2010
DuBOIS - The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team captured the District 9 Class AA team championship Tuesday by defeating the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch by a 4-1 score in a match played at the DuBois Area High School courts.
The Lady Crusaders took the 1-0 lead when Laira Reuscher and Maria Gismondi defeated Stephanie Buerk and Kelly Dietz at second doubles, 6-4, 6-2.
â€śLaira and Maria got over early nerves to give us a big win,â€ť said ECCHS coach Pete Meier.
Elk made the score 2-0 when Megan Fritz and Ally Brock won 6-0, 6-4 at first doubles over Mary Rosman and Jamie VanAlstine.
The St. Marys Area cross country teams closed out their regular season Tuesday afternoon by defeating the Brockway squads in a meet held at the SMAHS course.
The Dutchmen defeated the Rovers by a 21-38 score, while the Lady Dutch won by a 27-28 margin. The Dutch finished their dual-meet season with a 10-4 record, while the Lady Dutch finished with a 9-3 mark.
SMAâ€™s Justin Huey and Adair Gennocro won their respective races on Senior Night for the Dutch.
The Ridgway Area Lady Elkers came up with a 3-2 victory over the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch in a volleyball match held on Tuesday evening at the Ridgway Area High School gym. Ridgway took the opening game of the best-of-five set at 25-12, with the Lady Dutch taking the second game, 26-24. The Lady Elkers came up with a 25-13 win in game three, but the Lady Dutch took game four by a 25-26 score. In the final game, the Lady Elkers won by a 15-10 score to win the match 3-2.
BLAIRSVILLE - Elk Catholic's Darren Simons was one of the 22 golfers who qualified for the PIAA State Golf Tournament on Monday at the PIAA West Regional Golf Championship, held at Tom's Run Golf Course in Blairsville. The PIAA State Tournament will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 25-26, at the Heritage Hills Golf Resort in York. A practice round will be played on Sunday, Oct. 14.
Steve Brennen of Ridgway won top honors at the Ridgway Rifle Clubâ€™s long-range Varmint Rest Silhouette competition recently.
Steve established a new range record with a blistering 32 of 40 targets knocked down, including the first 10 in a row on the 900- yard-distant groundhog silhouette.
Although the rain fell and the temperature was chilly, the actual shooting conditions were excellent for much of the match, which drew 48 competitors from four states and Canada.
Other place winners were:
Schedule subject to change without notice.
District 9 team tennis championships. Class AA - St. Marys vs. ECCHS at DuBois Area High School. Bradford vs. DuBois Area at Benzinger Park, postponed, rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 19.
District 9 team tennis championships. Class AA - St. Marys vs. ECCHS at DuBois Area High School, 4 p.m. Bradford vs. DuBois Area at Benzinger Park, 2:30 p.m.
Ridgway and Brockway at St. Marys, (Senior Night), 4:15 p.m.
ECCHS at Johnsonburg, 4:30 p.m.
The Brockway Rovers remained undefeated on the season at 7-0 as they handed the Elk County Catholic Crusaders their first loss of the season Saturday night by a 35-14 score.
The Allegheny Mountain League South Division contest was played at Dutch Country Stadium before a crowd in the neighborhood of 2,000.
Also in the contest, Brockwayâ€™s Derek Buganza set the state passing record. Buganza now has 8,549 yards. Saturday night he was 21 of 29 for 268 yards. The Brockway senior needed 266 yards going into Saturdayâ€™s game to break the record.
The Ridgway Lady Elker soccer team edged the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch squad by a 3-2 score Saturday morning in a match played at the SMAHS soccer field.
The Lady Dutch started out on the right foot as they took the early lead, only to see Ridgway tie the game at halftime and get the winner about midway through the second half.
St. Marys got on the board with 32:05 left in the first half as Stephanie Yetzer squeezed one in past the Ridgway keeper as St. Marys took the 1-0 lead.
Ridgway came back and at the 27:03 mark, Rhianon Fowler scored to knot the match at 1-all.
St. Marys boys' soccer finished its regular season with an 8-1 win over Ridgway Saturday morning at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
This was the regular season finale for the Dutch and St. Marys closed the season with its second victory over Ridgway this season and third overall win in a row.
"We finished strong with three wins in a row," St. Marys head coach Russ Micale said. "We need to keep that and carry it over into the playoffs, whenever that is and whoever we're playing against."
The DuBois Area Beavers handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 41-20 setback on Friday night in a game played at Dutch Country Stadium.
The game was a defensive struggle early on, as neither team scored in the opening quarter. Then DuBois put together a couple of second-period drives to score twice. The Beavers scored once in the third quarter, then in the final period of play when a total of six touchdowns were put on the board, four of them coming within the first four minutes of the period.