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The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team opened their season Friday night with a 77-41 victory over the Johnsonburg Rams last night at the SMAHS â€śDutch Ovenâ€ť.
The Dutchmen were able to take charge of the contest, taking the first quarter by an 18-7 margin. St. Marys was leading by an 18-2 score with 2:53 remaining in the quarter.
â€śWe put a lot of work in in the offseason and thatâ€™s what bears fruit at this time of year,â€ť said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â Aided by effective scoring early on from the starting five, St. Marys (1-0) won the season opener last night in Johnsonburg (0-1) with a 66-45 victory.
The Lady Dutch were powered by senior guard Kayla Hoohuli whose 23 points paced both teams and set her just 26 points shy of the 2,000-point milestone for her high school basketball career.
The standout also finished with 17 rebounds on the night to go with five steals and two blocks.
The Lady Crusaders of Elk County Catholic opened the 2010-11 basketball season in fine fashion on Friday evening as they handed the Ridgway Lady Elkers a 44-10 setback in an AML game played at the Aaron J. Straub Gym on the Elk Catholic campus.
The Lady Crusaders were in control of the ball game from start to finish, as they never trailed.
Ridgway boys basketball has its victory to start the season over Elk County Catholic.
The Elkers led throughout in a close 50-47 victory over the Crusaders Friday night in front of a capacity crowd at Ridgway Area High School.
Ridgway coach Anthony Allegretto said the team came into Friday's game with an expectation for victory.
The Elk County Catholic High School Crusaders placed three players on the Allegheny Mountain League Football All-Star South Division squad.
Ricky Pearsall, who holds the Elk Catholic all-time rushing record, was named to the running back position, while Zac Brody, who led the Crusaders in tackles, was named as a defensive lineman. The other member of the ECCHS squad to make the All-Star squad was offensive lineman Jake Geer. All three players are seniors.
Six members of the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team were named to the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference (KSAC) all-star teams for the 2010 season.
Senior Robert Rollick was named to the first team offensive line and first team defensive line.
Junior Justin Quiggle was named to the first team offense as a slot back, while senior Kyle Schneider was named to the first team as a linebacker.
Receiving second team honors were senior Kevin Hoy at fullback, junior Jimmy Werner at defensive end and junior Brian Merritt at corner back.
The Curwensville Golden Tide captured the District 9 Class A football championship Saturday afternoon by defeating the Port Allegany Gators by a 37-21 score. The game was played at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway.
The Tide scored 12 points in the first period of play to take a 12-0 lead. The Gators came back with a touchdown in the second quarter, cutting the Curwensville lead to 12-7 at the half.
Curwensville put 18 points on their side of the board in the third quarter while limiting Port to a touchdown. Curwensville led 30-13 after three quarters of play.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders placed two players on the 2010 Olean Times Herald Big 30 All-Star squad.
Representing the Elk County Catholic squad on the team are running back Ricky Pearsall and offensive lineman Zac Brody.
Pearsall rushed for 1,700 yards on 233 carries this season, averaging 7.3 yards per carry. He scored 24 of the 40 ECCHS touchdowns. He also had 323 yards on kickoffs and punt returns. On defense Pearsall had 50 solo tackles and eight assist for 58 total tackles.
DUBOIS -Â Josh Salter became the fifth player in Penn State DuBois basketball history to break the 1,000-point scoring mark Friday evening against St. Vincent College.Â
Salter, named to the PSUACÂ All-Conference team at Penn State DuBois this year,Â led the team in scoring with 18 points in an 87-64 loss to St. Vincent, brining his total to 1,006 points.Â
Salter also led the team in scoring on Saturday with 31 points against tournament host Mt. Aloysius in the consolation game.Â Salter finished the weekend with 1,037 career points.Â Josh was also named to the All-Tournament Team.
St. Marys Area High School sophomore Adair Gennocro and Elk County Catholic High School freshman Kennedy Weisner were named to the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association (PTFCA) all-state cross country second team.
Gennocro, who won the District 9-AA individual championship, placed third third overall at the PIAA meet held Nov. 6. During the 2010 season, she also set four course records at the St. Marys Area, District 9, Brookville and Punxsutawney courses.