Archive - Sports Article
April 12th, 2011
Taylor Schlimm pitched a one-hitter to open the softball season for the Lady Crusaders of Elk County Catholic on Tuesday afternoon at the Benzinger Township softball field. The Lady Crusaders handed the visiting Sheffield Lady Wolverines a 13-0 setback in a game that was ended after four-and-a-half innings due to the 10-run rule.
Schlimm was the winning pitcher for the Lady Crusaders on Tuesday as she held the Lady Wolverines to just one hit, a second-inning single to right field. Schlimm recorded 10 strikeouts on her way to the victory, while giving up four walks.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team opened their season Tuesday, but only got 2 1/2 innings in before the game with the Punxsutawney Chucks was suspended with St. Marys on top, 6-3.
The game will be picked up when the Dutch travel to Punxsutawney on May 2.
â€śI was very pleased with the way we played offensively today. We executed well today,â€ť said St. Marys coach Tony Azzato.
â€śOur pitching and defense has some work to do. Punxsy had the bases loaded in two innings, but our pitchers (Bob Vollmer and Kevin Hoy) battled back and they left the bases loaded.â€ť
The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team opened their season on Monday by hosting the Brockway Rovers at Berwind Park. The Rovers were able to take advantage of seven Elk Catholic errors on their way to a 7-4 victory over the Crusaders.
â€śAfter two weeks inside you have to be ready to play and we werenâ€™t,â€ť said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt.
â€śThey took advantage of our mistakes and thatâ€™s what good teams do. Their pitcher kept us off balance. Thank goodness itâ€™s a long season,â€ť said Father Eric.
The St. Marys Area Dutch tennis team opened their season on Saturday with a 4-3 victory over the Altoona Lions Saturday at Altoona.
â€śIt was nice to finally be able to get out and play our first match of the season. The boys were waiting for this day to finally arrive,â€ť said St. Marys coach Sue Lepovetsky.
At first singles, SMAâ€™s Brandon Romain lost his match 6-2, 6-0 to James Doeing.
At second singles, Keith Meyer of the Dutch defeated Chris Reighard 6-3, 6-3.
Dylan Wiesner of the Dutch won his match in three sets over Tyler Hollingsworth, 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team evened their record at 1-1 on the young season with a 6-1 victory over the State College squad in a game played at State College Saturday.
â€śState College is a good hitting team and puts the ball in play, but our defense played well, only committing one error. Our outfield made some nice catches early in the game to keep State College off the board,â€ť said Lady Dutch coach Manny Gerarge.
St. Marys Area senior guard Kayla Hoohuli was selected at the Class AAA Player of the Year by the sports writers from across Pennsylvania.
Kayla was a first-team pick last year as a junior. She finished as the third leading-scorer ever in District 9 with 2,604 points by averaging 28.4 points per game this season.
Hoohuli has signed with Canisius College. She netted more than 26 points per game in her career.
ALTOONA - Two first places and a meet record by Elk County Catholic senior Megan Dornisch were the headlines as the ECCHS track and field teams competed at the 36th annual Igloo Invitational held in Altoona on Saturday.
The 2010 state champion thrower continued her string of first -place finishes by placing first in the shot put with a meet record 41â€™ 9â€ť throw. Dornisch also picked up a first place in the discus event with a throw of 127â€™ 0â€ť.
The Elk County Catholic track and field teams opened their season Tuesday by hosting the Punxsutawney squads.
The Punxsy teams swept the Elk Catholic squads. The Chucks beat the Crusaders 82-68 while the Lady Chucks edged the Lady Crusaders 76.5 to 73.5.
â€śWe had a good opening meet today,â€ť said ECCHS Coach John Schneider.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders opened the 2011 tennis season on Tuesday afternoon with an 8-1 victory over the Johnsonburg Area High Rams in a match played at Benzinger and Memorial parks.
"This was a good start to the season," said ECCHS Head Coach Nick Caggiano. "We definitely wanted to come on strong and I believe we accomplished that. In singles, Ben and Jarid played strong tennis and imposed their game well. They were patient when they had to be and aggressive when they had to be.
The St. Marys Area track and field squads will be looking for improvement as the season progresses for both the Lady Dutch and Dutch squads.
Lady Dutch head coach Jamie Caskey feels that the strength of her team will be the veteran athletes.
â€śWe have several school record holders on our team still. The record-holding girlsâ€™ 4x800m relay has not lost any members. We hope to keep improving on what we started last year,â€ť Caskey said.