Archive - Sports Article
February 14th, 2011
ST. MARYS - The senior members of the St. Marys Area High School Swim and Dive Team were honored last night at the last final dual meet of the season. The visiting Clearfield Bisons and Lady Bisons were victorious over the home squads, but the evening was highlighted by some personal bests and closely contested races.
The Dutchmen dropped only their second meet of the season with a final score of 110-76, while the Lady Dutch lost by a similar margin with the outcome of 111-74. With one meet remaining, the record stands at 7-2 for the boys and 4-5 for the girls.Â
The Lady Dutch basketball team of the St. Marys Area High School recorded their 19th victory of the season on Saturday evening at the SMAHS Dutch Oven, defeating the Lady Crusaders of Elk County Catholic by a 62-42 score. This marked the third time this season the Lady Dutch came out on top against the Lady Crusaders.
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad recorded a 128.900-106.525 victory over the DuBois Area gymnasts on Saturday at a meet held at the St. Marys Area Middle School gym.
Molly Eshbach set a new school record in the vault competition with her score of 9.425.
"This was the last home meet and regular meet of the season and our senior gymnasts were recognized: Molly Eshbach, Bobbi Fox, Justin Huey and Megan Longhi," said Irene McCandless, head coach of the St. Marys squad. "We had a real good day. For the most part, the kids hit their routines beautifully.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling team raised their record to 6-9 on the year with a 57-9 victory over the Cameron County Raiders Saturday at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutch received six forfeits on Saturday, with six matches being wrestled. There were no matches at 103 and 152.
âThe kids that wrestled did a decent job,â said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra.
The big match was at 285 with Hoy. He did what we call âworking for free,â then got the stalling call that turned out to be big in that match,â said Surra. âKevin (Hoy) learns with every match and is doing a nice job.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team held off the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen to record a 43-39 District 9 League win last night at the ECCHS gym.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch registered a hard-fought 46-35 victory over the Bradford Area Lady Owls last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The victory clinched the District 9 League title for the Lady Dutch. St. Marys is now 8-1 in league play with one league game remaining, to be played on Saturday night when they host Elk Catholic.
Last nightâs game was a close affair until the fourth quarter, when St. Marys outscored Bradford by a 17-8 margin. Eight of the Lady Dutchâs 17 points in the final period came from the free-throw line, where they were 18 of 26 for the game.
The Punxsutawney Chuck wrestling squad handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 34-30 loss Wednesday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The match saw the Chucks open a 22-9 lead, only to see the Dutchmen come back to take a 24-22 lead with four matches remaining. Punxsy picked up two decisions and a pin to record the victory.
âThe team didnât get it done tonight. Punxsutawney wrestled to win,â said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra. âPunxsy had all the excuses, but they stepped up and got the job done - we didnât.
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Area swim teams hosted the Central Mountain squads last night at the SMAHS natatorium.
The Dutchmen came away with a 102-59 victory which improved their record to 6-1, while the Lady Dutch won 93-73 and are now 4-3 for the season.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen celebrated Senior Players Night by recording a 52-47 victory over the visiting Punxsutawney Chucks in a District Nine League game held at the Dutch Oven at St. Marys Area High School.
"This was a big win for us, especially coming off the tough loss on Monday night at Bradford," said Coach Mark Guido of the Flying Dutch. "We wanted this to be a special night for our seniors, as they were honored in the pre-game ceremony, then came out and played a great ball game.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team raised their record to 17-1 overall with a 63-48 victory over the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks last night at Punxsy.
The Lady Dutch took charge early as they outscored Punxsy by a 20-6 margin in the first eight minutes of play. They led 36-17 at the half.
âI thought we played pretty well defensively in the first half and Mandy Gerarge played well defensively against Punxsyâs center, Shawnna Crago,â said St. Marys coach Bob Swanson.