Archive - Sports Article
October 21st, 2010
ST. MARYS - The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders finished the regular season Thursday at Benzinger Park with a 1-1 tie against the visiting Brockway Lady Rovers in Upper Allegheny Valley Soccer League Central varsity action.
The tie gives ECC a record of 16-0-2 for the year, marking the team's first unbeaten season in its 13-year history and seventh straight league championship. The team is also the top seed for the upcoming District 9 Class A playoffs.
KERSEY - The Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team closed out their regular season Thursday night by defeating the Brockway Rovers 1-0 in a match played at Angela Huey Memorial Field in Kersey.
The two team played to a 0-0 tie in the first 30 minutes of play.
Each team had two shots on goal. Brockway had two corner kicks to Elkâ€™s one.
Neither team took control in the first half of play, moving the ball back and forth in the middle of the field for the most part.
The Smethport Lady Hubber soccer team handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch squad a 6-2 loss Wednesday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
Wednesday was Senior Night for the Lady Dutch, with the seniors and their parents being recognized in special halftime ceremonies.
It was also a â€śPink Game,â€ť with the Lady Dutch and Lady Hubbers showing their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink uniforms and socks.
Smethport got on the board first when they scored with 25:31 left in the first half.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch tennis team handed the Brockway Lady Rovers a 6-3 loss Wednesday afternoon in a match played at Brockway.
The Lady Dutch, now 7-5 on the year, will close out their season this afternoon as they are scheduled to travel to Bradford for a 3:30 p.m. match.
At first singles, SMAâ€™s Rachel Walker won 6-4, 5-7, 10-5 in a third-set tiebreaker over Brittany Johnson.
At second singles, Chelsea Facchine of the Lady Rovers beat Allison Shields 6-2, 6-2.
Jamie VanAlstine of the Lady Dutch defeated Cassie Foradori 6-0, 6-3 at third singles.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch and the Elk County Catholic football teams both return to action Friday night. The Dutchmen will host the Union Golden Knights in their Homecoming game, while the Crusaders will travel to Curwensville for a key AML South Division contest.
Union at St. Marys
Homecoming ceremonies for the Dutch will take place at halftime of this KSAC game.
The Dutchmen of coach Joe Schlimm will bring a 4-3 record into the contest.
St. Marys had defeated Clarion-Limestone 55-12, Clarion 14-7, Moniteau 46-15 and Redbank Valley 28-14.
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: