September 30th, 2011
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders picked up a 34-0 Homecoming victory over the Johnsonburg Rams on Friday evening in a game played at Dutch Country Stadium in St. Marys.
"It was a good team effort and a good Homecoming win," said ECC coach Travis Skrzypek. "This was a trap game. We had a nice game last week coming into this one. It was hard keeping their (the team's) focus a little bit."
WEST SUNBURY - The Moniteau Warriors handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen their first loss of the season last night by a 39-15 score in a KSAC game played at Moniteau.
The Warriors are now 5-0 on the season, while St. Marys slipped to 4-1.
It was the big plays that gave the Warriors three of their touchdowns, as Dustin Geagan scored on 45- and 89-yard runs and Ethan Pry scored on a 40-yard play.
â€śI give Moniteau credit. We got outplayed. Moniteau has a nice football team, very physical,â€ť said St. Marys coach Joe Schlimm.
The members of the Elk County Catholic High School Crusader Marching Band are sporting a new look this season as they showcase their new uniforms during their halftime performances at football games and during competitions.
As part of this year's halftime show, the band is channeling the spirit of Elvis Presley, performing a familiar medley of melodies: "Burning Love/C.C. Rider," "Hound Dog/Jailhouse Rock/Love Me Tender" and "Can't Help Falling In Love."
The St. Marys Area High School Marching Dutchmen are bringing ancient mythology to life during their 2011 halftime show, entitled "Rise of the Phoenix."
The band is under new director Adam Brooks, who has taken over the reins from former director Chris Gankosky.
Among the band's repertoire this year are pieces that including "Sunrise at Angel's Gate," "Flight of the Thunderbird," "Phoenix Lullaby" -- all written and arranged by Shawn Halquist-- and "Moto Perpetuo," written by Key Poulan.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team recorded a 3-0 victory over the Brookville Lady Raiders last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Dutch took the first set 25-9, won the second set 25-16 and won the third set 25-12 to win the match.
The St. Marys squad served very well in last nightâ€™s contest as both Lauren Dalessandro and Sami Hanes recorded 13 service points each. Abbey Cribbs had eight service points. Dalessandro had seven aces, while Hanes had four.
â€śOverall, at no time did we slack off tonight,â€ť said St. Marys coach Erica Vogt. â€śWhen we got the ball, we played.â€ť
With 15:24 remaining in Thursday afternoon's boys' soccer match-up between St. Marys and Ridgway, the Elkers had just secured a two-goal advantage and looked set to pick up a victory over the Flying Dutchmen. However, St. Marys was able to regain their momentum and rally to tie the game by scoring a pair of goals within a span of just over three minutes and then seal the victory during the first overtime period.
KERSEY â€“Â The Elk County Catholic Crusader soccer team used a pair of goals - one in each half - to shut out the Curwensville Golden Tide 2-0 on Wednesday evening in a match played at Angela Huey Memorial Field.
RIDGWAY - Ridgway girls soccer used a late goal to propel the Lady Elkers to a 3-2 victory over Elk County Catholic Thursday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Widely circulating emails warning readers of new tactics being utilized to lure susceptible motorists out of their vehicles are unsubstantiated, according to several sources.
One such email says that gang members are attempting to prey on good Samaritans by placing a child's car seat with a "fake baby in it," or "bloodied blanket draped over it," on the roadside. It goes on to read that, "When you get out of your vehicle in an attempt to help, the gangs jump out of the cornfields or bushes."
The email cautions readers not to get out of their cars and to instead call the police.
St. Marys City Council approved the publication of ordinances regarding new parking fees, rates, times and lot restrictions.
Councilmen Steve Skok and Bob Roberts comprise the parking committee, which was charged with reviewing the city's current parking conditions. During this process, the committee met with concerned citizens, the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and the Community Education Council as they went street by street to review conditions.
As a result of their findings, the committee recommended raising parking ticket fines from $2 to $5.