Archive - Sports Article
November 10th, 2011
Elk County Catholic High School held its annual Fall Athletic Awards program on Wednesday evening in the high school auditorium to honor the school's numerous fall sports athletes.
According to Athletic Director Aaron Straub, 189 of the 272 students in grades 9-12 at ECC participated in a fall sport this year. Along with this, there were also numerous 7th and 8th grade students from the St. Marys Catholic Middle School who also contributed to the success of the school's sports teams this fall.
HERSHEY â€“Â The Elk County Catholic High School and St. Marys Area High School cross country teams each had a runner medal in the AA Girls' 5K race at the PIAA Finals in Hershey on Saturday. ECC's Kennedy Weisner finished second in a time of 18:52, while SMA's Adair Gennocro was third in 18:58. Angel Piccirillo, a senior at Home-Center, finished first in 18:31.
CLARION - The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team competed in the District 9-AA volleyball championships at Clarion Area High School on Saturday.
The Lady Dutch finished tied for first place with a 2-1 record after pool play along with Bradford and Punxsutawney, necessitating a three-team playoff to decide the District 9-AA champ.
CLARION - The Clarion Area Lady Bobcat volleyball team eliminated the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders from the District 9-A volleyball tournament Thursday night in a match played at the Clarion Area High School.
Clarion won the first set 25-21, took the second set 25-13 and the third set 25-19.
â€śWe played well at times in the first and third sets,â€ť said ECCHS coach Diane Gies. â€śWeâ€™re an inexperienced team playing well at this time of the year against a ranked opponent.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team advanced to the District 9 Class AA final four by defeating the Clearfield Lady Bisons 3-0 last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
St. Marys will join top-seeded Bradford, second seed Punxsy and third seed Karns City at Clarion Area High School Saturday to determine the District 9-AA volleyball champ.
The Lady Dutch defeated the Lady Bisons 25-17 in the first set, 25-11 in the second set and 25-10 in the third set to win the match 3-0.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders advanced to the quarterfinals of the District 9 Class A volleyball tournament with a 3-0 victory over the Keystone Lady Panthers last night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders won the first set 25-11. They took the second set 25-15 and won the third set 25-16.
RIDGWAY â€“Â The snowy weather and muddy conditions on Saturday in Ridgway did little to slow down the Elk County Catholic High School girls' and boys' cross country squads in the District 9 Cross Country Championships held at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway. The girls' team won their 11th consecutive AA team title by four points over Northern Potter, while the boys' team finished second after being edged by Oswayo Valley by one point. Both squads will advance to compete in the state meet next weekend in Hershey.
RIDGWAY â€“Â The St. Marys Area boys' cross country team used a strong showing on Saturday at the 2011 D9 Cross Country Championship at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway to take home the team's first AAA boys' District team title in 30 years. The girls' squad also posted good results for the day, finishing fourth overall out of 12 teams in the girls' AA race.
The runners faced snowy and muddy track conditions for this year's event, but many seemed undeterred by the weather.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader football squad picked up a hard-fought 7-0 victory over the visiting Ridgway Elkers on a cold and muddy Friday evening at Dutch Country Stadium in St. Marys. With the win, the Crusaders should have secured a spot in the District 9 playoffs.
"The whole team played well. It was a total team effort tonight on both sides of the ball," said ECC coach Travis Skrzypek. "They kind of believed in what we were trying to tell them on offense. They stuck with it. It was hard going in the mud tonight, but they finally punched the one (touchdown) in at the end."
KARNS CITY - The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team closed out their regular season Friday night at Karns City, where the Gremlins downed the Dutch by a 33-21 score.
The Gremlins built a 20-6 first-half lead and led 33-6 after three quarters. The Dutch were able to put 15 points on the board in the final eight minutes of the contest.
â€śWe played with a lot of effort,â€ť said St. Marys coach Joe Schlimm. â€śWeâ€™re undermanned right now. Hopefully our season isnâ€™t over and hopefully we can get healthy for the playoffs, but right now I donâ€™t know.â€ť