Archive - Sports Article
May 18th, 2011
The annual Spring Athletic Awards program for the Elk County Catholic High School spring sports athletes was held on Tuesday evening in the high school auditorium.
The evening opened with invocation by Father Ross Miceli, followed by the welcome by Athletic Club President Chris Schneider. Principal Sandy Florig gave an overview of the eveningâs program, followed by the acknowledgements by Athletic Director Aaron Straub.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team improved to 9-8 on the season with an 11-1, five-inning victory over the Coudersport Falcons Monday at Berwind Park.
Monday was the completion of a suspended game that began on April 26. That game was halted in the bottom of the first inning with one out and St. Marys up 2-0.
Taylor Schlimm recorded her 11th shutout of the season on Monday afternoon at Benzinger Park as she pitched the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders to a 5-0 victory over the visiting Johnsonburg Area High Ramettes.
Schlimm gave up only three hits in the game, while striking out seven and walking no one.
Kiana Myers was the losing pitcher for the Johnsonburg girls as she gave up just six hits, walked six and struck out one.
St. Marys Areaâs Kayla Hoohuli has been named a member of the 40-member âPARADE All Americaâ girlsâ basketball team.
Hoohuli joins 39 high school basketball seniors from 30 states on a list compiled by âPARADE Magazineâ and âSporting Newsâ.
In her four years at St. Marys Area, Kayla led her team to four consecutive District 9 Class AAA championships.
At the conclusion of the 2010-2011 season, Kayla was named the Pennsylvania girlsâ basketball Class AAA Player of the Year in a vote by the state sportswriters.
The St. Marys Lady Dutch pulled out to a big lead with two strong innings and went on to a 17-3, 5-inning win over Ridgway Friday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
St. Marys had four runs in the first inning and seven in the second inning to pull out to an 11-0 lead and take control of the game.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team evened their record at 8-8 with a 14-3, five inning win over the Ridgway Elkers Friday at Berwind Park.
The Dutch scored a total of 10 runs in the third and fourth innings to put the game away.
âNow is the right time for us to start meshing and we really are,â said St. Marys coach Tony Azzato.
âWe knew as a staff what this team is capable of and now we are seeing it. We have seen improvement all year and now theyâre getting it together at the right time,â said Azzato.
âWe played well today and Iâm happy with that,â added Azzato.
JOHNSONBURG - The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch and the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader track and field teams won their respective Elk County Track and Field championships Thursday at the 2011 Elk County Track and Field Meet held at the Johnsonburg complex.
The Dutch won the boysâ title with 81 points. Elk Catholic was second with 77 and Johnsonburg third with 28.
The Lady Crusaders won the girlsâ meet with 93 points, followed by Johnsonburg with 53.50 and St. Marys with 41.50.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team successfully defended their District 9 Class AA team title Wednesday when they defeated the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 4-1 score in a match played at Benzinger Park.
âIt was a very, very good match. The boys did well,â said St. Marys coach Sue Lepovetsky. âWe spent a long time preparing for this, especially with the weather.â
âItâs nice to see the team repeat as District 9 champions,â she added.
The Dutch went up 1-0 when Brandon Romain defeated Ben Wortman 6-1, 6-2 at second singles.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders held on to defeat the Bradford Owls by an 8-6 score Tuesday afternoon at Berwind Park.
After five innings of play, ECC held an 8-1 lead. The Owls scored four in the sixth and one in the seventh, making the final score 8-6.
âWe held on to win that one,â said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt.
âRick (Pearsall) came in to finish it, but it was our timely hitting that won the game. Joe McLaughlin had a clutch two-run double in the fifth inning,â he said.
The Lady Crusaders picked up their 11th win of the season on Tuesday afternoon at Benzinger Park as they defeated the visiting Brockway Lady Rovers by a 4-0 score. Taylor Schlimm pitched a one-hit shutout for the Lady Crusaders.
Schlimm faced only 24 batters in the game as she recorded five strikeouts while walking none. The only hit against Schlimm was a third-inning single. The other two girls who reached base against Schlimm got on on infield errors.
A. Wright took the loss for the Lady Rovers as she gave up four runs on six hits, struck out one and walked three.