Archive - Sports Article
November 8th, 2010
The local cross country runners fared very well at Saturdayâ€™s PIAA cross country championships, held at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey.
Elk County Catholicâ€™s Kennedy Weisner placed second and Harley Thompson placed third in their respective Class AA championships, while St. Marys Areaâ€™s Adair Gennocro was third in the AA girlsâ€™ race.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders volleyball squad finished second in the District 9-A Volleyball Tournament held on Saturday at the St. Marys Area High Schoolâ€™s â€śDutch Ovenâ€ť to earn a spot in the PIAA Regional Tournament on Saturday. The Lady Crusaders, who will be competing in Pool C, will be the No. 2 team out of District Nine and will play at Clarion High School on Saturday against the District 6 and 10 champions, along with the WPIAL runner-up.
CLARION - The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team closed out their season Saturday by finishing in second place at the District 9 Class AA final four held at Clarion Area High School.
The tournament opened with the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks handing the Kane Lady Wolves a 3-0 loss in games of 25-12, 25-20 and 25-23.
St. Marys and Kane met in the second match of the day, with St. Marys coming out on top 3-2, 25-18, 25-20, 22-25, 20-25 and 15-12.
The third and final match, which decided the District 9-AA title, went to Punxsutawney 3-0, 25-17, 25-17 and 25-11.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders volleyball team kept their record clean on Thursday evening, defeating the Otto-Eldred Lady Terrors by a 3-1 score in the quarterfinals of the District 9-A Volleyball Tournament. The Lady Crusaders ran their slate to 14-0 on the season as they defeated the Lady Terrors 25-14, 23-25, 25-14 and 25-14 in a match held at the Aaron J. Straub Gym on the Elk Catholic campus.
DuBOIS - The Karns City Lady Gremlins edged the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders by a 1-0 score Thursday night at the DuBois Area High School field for the District 9 Class A championship.
Karns City will now take on the third-place team from District 7, either Springdale or Greensburg Central Catholic, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at a site and time to be announced.
Last nightâ€™s contest saw the two teams battle to a 0-0 tie at the half.
BROCKWAY - The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader soccer team advanced to the District 9 Class A championship with a 1-0 victory over the DuBois Central Lady Cardinals in a match played at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway.
The Lady Crusaders will take on the Karns City Lady Gremlins Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the DuBois Area High School field for the District 9 title.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team will open play in the District 9-A tournament on Thursday by hosting the Otto-Eldred Lady Terrors.
Elk Catholic, the top seed, received a bye on Tuesday. Eighth-seeded Otto-Eldred beat ninth-seeded Curwensville 3-0 (25-21, 25-19, 25-19).
BROCKWAY - The Punxsutawney Chucks edged the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch soccer team by a 4-3 score in overtime Monday night in a District 9-AA semifinal game played at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway.
The Chucks will now meet the Bradford Owls Thursday night at Clarion University for the District 9-AA title.
In last nightâ€™s semifinal game, the Chucks wasted little time, scoring with 38:57 left in the first half to take the 1-0 lead.
The two teams battled back and forth, with both having scoring opportunities, but neither were able to find the goal.
BROCKWAY - The Bradford Area Lady Owls scored three goals in 5:49 seconds in the second half of Monday evening's District 9-AA soccer playoff game at Brockway to defeat the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch, 3-0. The loss ended the season for the Lady Dutch, while the Bradford girls will take on the Clearfield girls on Wednesday night at Clarion for the District championship. Clearfield won over Ridgway by a 4-0 score for the right to meet Bradford for the District title.
RIDGWAY - The Elk County Catholic cross country teams successfully defended their District 9 Class AA championships by taking home the team titles at the 2010 District 9 meets held at Ridgwayâ€™s Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School on Boot Jack Road Saturday.
The Crusaders won the boysâ€™ title with a total of 63 points. They were followed by Oswayo Valley with 69, Cranberry 80, Northern Potter 86, Kane 144, North Clarion 147, Moniteau 217, Brockway 217, Clarion-Limestone 234, Brookville 236, AC Valley 277, DuBois Central 328, Smethport 368 and Port Allegany 387.