Archive - Sports Article
September 11th, 2011
Elk County Catholic won the Elk County Soccer Tournament with a 3-0 win over St. Marys in the championship game Saturday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
"I think we came out strong," Elk County Catholic coach Adam Bailey said. "We seemed to be direct and straight to where we needed to be early on. But the game shows we still have lots of things to do. I'm happy for St. Marys, we play them every year, it's always a strong game to play St. Marys. You cannot take them lightly. We were fortunate this year, in other years, we haven't been."
The Ridgway Lady Elkers captured the 2011 Elk County Volleyball Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Elk County Catholic High School gymnasium.
The Lady Elkers won the 15th annual event by defeating the ECCHS Lady Crusaders two games to one in the best-of-three finals.
In the consolation game, the Johnsonburg Ramettes took third place by defeating the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch 30-24.
In pool play, Elk Catholic finished the morning play with a 5-1 record. Ridgway was 4-2, while the Ramettes were 3-3 and the Lady Dutch 0-6.
SIDMAN â€“Â The St. Marys Area High School cross country teams competed in the Forest Kills 5k Invitational on Saturday in Sidman, with the girls' squad finishing seventh out of 18 and the boys placing 10th out of 21.
"On a very wet day and muddy course, the cross country teams performed well in Sidman," said St. Marys Area coach Stan Foster.
The Lady Dutch were handed a 4-0 loss by the Clearfield Lady Bisons on Saturday morning in a match played under partly sunny skies at the St. Marys Area High School's soccer field.
Prior to the playing of the national anthem, St. Marys Area School District Activities Director Terry Straub addressed the crowd and asked everyone to join in honoring the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and all of the country's servicemen and women.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team raised their record to 2-0 on the season with a 44-6 victory over the Clarion-Limestone Lions in a game played at Dutch Country Stadium on Elementary Night.
Elementary Night was interrupted by lightning with 8:20 to go in the first quarter. Each time lightning was spotted, a 25-minute delay occurred. The delay began at 7:07 p.m., with the game resuming at 8:23 p.m. The stands were also cleared due to the lightning.
DUKE CENTER - The Elk County Crusader football team shut out the Otto-Eldred Terrors 48-0 on Friday evening, winning on the road to remain undefeated. While there were showers in the area, the rain held off for the duration of the game in Duke Center.
"It was a slow start, but it was a complete game offensively and defensively," said ECC coach Travis Skrzypek. "They finished well. We were a little worried in the third quarter there, but they got it together. It was a total team effort. Everybody got time tonight. Everybody responded, everybody played well."
St. Marys used two second-half goals to take a 2-0 victory over Ridgway in the semifinals of the Elk County Soccer Tournament Friday afternoon.
"At no moment during that game did we have it easy," St. Marys coach Russ Micale said. "It was hard-fought the whole way through. After we scored, something sparked that momentum to get us going. After we put that one in, it seemed like everybody fed off that. We were able to get another one in, too, right after that."
KERSEY - The Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team defeated the Johnsonburg Rams by a 7-1 score Friday afternoon in the opening round of the Elk County Boysâ€™ Soccer Tournament, played at Angela Huey Field in Kersey.
The Crusaders will meet the St. Marys Area Dutchmen today at noon for the tournament crown, while the Rams and the Ridgway Elkers played at 10 a.m. today in the consolation match. St. Marys beat Ridgway 2-0.
The Crusaders wasted little time in getting on the board as Jake Herbstritt scored with 38:53 left in the first half, giving ECC the 1-0 lead.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team evened their record at 1-1 on the regular season with a 3-0 victory over the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch last night at the ECCHS gym.
Elk Catholic won the first game by a 25-14 score. They took the second game 25-23 and won the third game 25-22.
â€śWe played well offensively when we could run a solid defense in front of it,â€ť said ECCHS coach Diane Gies.
ST. MARYS â€“Â The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders broke open a close game in the second half Thursday at Benzinger Park on their way to a 5-0 varsity girls' soccer victory over the Kane Lady Wolves.
Â Â Â Freshman Julia Sweeney scored once and set up two other scores in the second half outburst for ECC.
Â Â Â "These young players are coming around well," said Lady Crusaders coach Don Fabiano. "It is so nice to see these players having success on the field."