Archive - Sports Article
January 27th, 2011
On Wednesday night Aaron Straub became the winningest boy's coach in District 9 history last evening when the Crusaders defeated the Bradford Owls for his 639th victory on the boys' side of coaching. Coach Straub also has 27 victories as the head coach of the Lady Crusaders. Straub took over the title as the winningest coach from Don Stemmerick of Union High School.
Coach Straub is in his 29th season as the head coach of the Crusaders. He took over as the head coach at Elk County Catholic (Christian) in the 1982-83 season.
The St. Marys Area gymnastics team recorded their fourth win of the season last night as they defeated the Ridgway squad by a 129.2250 to 108.7750 score at the St. Marys Area Middle School gym.
Molly Eshbach set a new school record on the vault last night with a score of 9.3500.
â€śThe team brought it all tonight. The kids are finally hitting their beam routines and are improving on their bar routines, which is significantly making a difference in our team score,â€ť said St. Marys coach Irene McCandless.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders recorded a 56-47 victory over a very scrappy Bradford Area High School squad on Wednesday evening at the Aaron J. Straub Gymnasium on the Elk Catholic Campus. The game was a District Nine League encounter and upped the ECCHS record in the league to 3-1, while knocking Bradford back to 1-4.
Last night's win was also a milestone win for ECCHS Coach Aaron Straub, as it was his 639th win on the boys' level, making him the winningest coach in District Nine history.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling team saw their record slip to 5-6 on the season with a tough 37-32 loss to the Clearfield Bisons Tuesday night at Clearfield.
The Dutchmen were able to win seven of the 11 bouts wrestled. However, they gave up three forfeits due to sickness and injury.
â€śI knew going into tonight was going to be tough for us to win, especially when you are forfeiting three weight classes. We are a bit banged up and sick and need to get everyone back and healthy,â€ť said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra.
CLEARFIELD - It was a different kind of challenge for the St. Marys Area Swim & Dive team when they traveled to Clearfield to take on the Bisons for the first time this season Monday night. Despite dropping both meets, the Dutchmen and Lady Dutch came ready to compete with the girls, taking seven of 11 events, while the boys won one event. The loss is the first for the Dutchmen,who are now 3-1 this year, while the Lady Dutchâ€™s record is 2-2.
The Lady Crusaders of Elk County Catholic avenged an early-season loss at Kane by recording a thrilling 49-46 victory over the Kane Area Lady Wolves on Monday evening at the Aaron J. Straub Gymnasium on the Elk Catholic Campus in an AML game. This was only the second loss of the season for the Lady Wolves of Kane.
The Lady Crusaders were defeated 55-35 early in December at the Kane gym, but rebounded to record the three-point victory on Monday at their home gym.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch used an 18-0 run to start the second half on their way to a 66-19 non-league victory over the Ridgway Lady Elkers last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Dutch led 19-6 after the first period and held a 23-10 lead at the half. The Lady Dutch connected on six straight three-pointers to break the game open and take a 51-10 lead with 1:15 left in the third period.
â€śWe shot the ball well and played good defense,â€ť said St. Marys coach Bob Swanson.
Swanson noted that his squad hit 47 percent from the two-point range and 30 percent from the three-point range.
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Area High School Swim and Dive Team split their home meet last night with the Bradford Owls. The Dutch won their portion 99â€“80, while the girls dropped their record to 2-1 with a 113-70 loss. The win brings the Dutchmenâ€™s record to 3-0.
Leading the way for the Dutchmen was Corey Koss, who won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke. Koss also was on the victorious 400-yard freestyle relay, along with teammates Alex Renwick, Ryan Struble and Jeffrey Moore.
Dutchman Justin Quiggle hit a buzzer beater last night at DuBois Central Catholic High School to give the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 53-52 victory over the DCC Cardinals.
â€śIt came right down to the end. DuBois Central took the lead with five seconds left. We called a time out and got the ball to Justin Quiggle, who hit the shot with no time left to give us the win. We got a great ball screen from Ryan Mancuso,â€ť said Dutch coach Mark Guido. â€śIt worked just the way we drew it up.â€ť
The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad defeated the Altoona Lions by a 126.0250 to 121.0 score Wednesday in a meet held at the St. Marys Area Middle School.
â€śThe team did extremely well. I was very pleased with everyoneâ€™s performances on all of the events,â€ť said St. Marys coach Irene McCandless.
â€śThe team is definitely moving in the right direction. I am hoping we can keep the momentum up and continue to be a competitive team,â€ť she added.