Archive - Sports Article
November 13th, 2010
Elk County Catholic closed out the 2010 football season on Friday night as they lost a 47-40, four overtime thriller to the Port Allegany Gators in the opening round of the District 9-A playoffs at Dutch Country Stadium.
Both teams turned in outstanding performances last night in a game that was exciting from start to finish.
The Elk County Catholic High School held its annual Fall Athletic Awards program on Wednesday evening in the high school auditorium. Principal Sandy Florig opened the program with an invocation and an overview of the eveningâ€™s activities. Elk County Catholic Athletic Association president Chris Schneider welcomed the parents and athletes and informed the group of the upcoming Athletic Association and school events. He also noted that the varsity programs at the school presently have a 100-16-2 record so far this season.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders football team will open play in the District 9 Class A playoffs Friday night by playing host to the Port Allegany Gators.
Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at Dutch Country Stadium.
The Crusaders of coach Travis Skrzypek enter the playoffs as the second-ranked team out of the Allegheny Mountain Football League (AML) with a 7-2 record.
The Crusaders opened the season with a six-game winning streak, having defeated Cameron County 34-12, Otto-Eldred 56-16, Coudersport 26-21, Port Allegany 27-20, Johnsonburg 34-8 and Kane 27-13.
The Upper Allegheny Valley Soccer League (UAVSL) recently announced the all-stars teams for the leagueâ€™s three divisions, North, South and Central.
Brittany Orr of the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch was named the MVP of the Girlsâ€™ North School team. Orr, a senior, is joined by Kane seniors Tina Mosier and Andrea Saquin, Port Alleganyâ€™s Brianna Evens, a senior, and junior Jordan Edgell, Ridgwayâ€™s Courtney Bush, a junior, Bryton Dybowski, a senior, sophomore Rhianon Fowler and junior Amanda Maddalena, Smethport senior Elizabeth Dittman and St. Marys junior Lauren Challingsworth.
St. Marys Area senior Kayla Hoohuli signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. Kayla is the daughter of Dan and Leona Hoohuli.
Hoohuli led her high school team to their third straight District 9-AAA championship in 2009-2010 as a junior. She averaged 30.3 points per game to go along with 8.8 rebounds per game, 7.3 steals per game and 4.4 assists per game.
Friday, Nov. 12
#8 at-large Smethport at AML-ranked #1 Curwensville, 7 p.m.
AML-ranked #3 Cameron County at KSAC-ranked #2 Clarion, 7 p.m.
AML-ranked #4 Port Allegany at AML-ranked #2 ECCHS, 7 p.m.
#7 at-large Kane at KSAC-ranked #1 Redbank Valley, 7 p.m.
Nov. 19 or 20
at neutral sites
Nov. 26 or 27
at neutral site
Saturday, Nov. 13
#3 Moniteau vs. #2 Brookville at Clarion University, 7 p.m.
Nov. 19 or 20
Schedule subject to change without notice.
ECCHS Fall Sports Awards Program, 7 p.m.
Jr. high girlsâ€™ basketball
ECC at Brockway, 4 p.m.
No activities scheduled.
Port Allegany at ECCHS, District 9 Class A quarterfinal game, 7 p.m.
ECCHS at PIAA Class A Regional at Clarion Area High School with Northern Cambria, Bishop Canevin and Saegertown.
The first annual Big Spring Road Race was held Saturday, Oct. 30, at the ball fields in Toby and was an out-and-back course to the Big Spring on scenic back roads.
Even though this race was billed as the toughest 10K in western Pa., runners eagerly showed up to take on the challenge of the course, as this was a benefit race with all proceeds from going to Connor Bobik.
Ben Huey was the top male finisher in 41:28, while Jennifer Tamburlin was the top female finisher in 51:05.
The results are as follows:
Overall: Ben Huey, 1, 41:28.
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.