January 28th, 2011
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Using a white-hot night of shooting, the Crusaders toppled the Rams 52-45 Friday night behind eight scorching 3-pointers.
While the Rams remained in striking distance the entire game, they were unable to overcome being outscored 20-10 in the second quarter.
"With 10 turnovers in the first half, we cut it down to three in the second half so I thought we started playing in the second half compared to the first half," said Johnsonburg head boys' varsity basketball coach Bill Shuey. "We had a shot there, but we fell asleep a couple times and gave up some easy buckets."
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team saw their District 9 League record slip to 4-2 on the year with a 42-35 loss to the Brookville Raiders last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
While the Dutch held a 23-15 halftime lead, they only were able to score 12 points in the second half as the Raiders outscored them 27-12 in the final 16 minutes of play.
â€śWe only scored 12 points in the second half. Itâ€™s tough to win when you donâ€™t break the 40-point mark,â€ť said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.
ST. MARYS - The St. Marys Area High School swim and dive team held their last meet before the halfway mark when they met the DuBois Beavers at home on Thursday night. The evening was not short on excitement, as it took until the very last event to determine the winner of the girlsâ€™ meet, with the Lady Dutch falling short by only four points with a final score of 92-88.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling squad suffered a tough 37-32 loss to the Smethport Hubbers Thursday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Hubbers were able to move out to an 18-0 lead. The Dutch battled back to cut the Hubber lead to 31-20. Dutchman Jimmy Antonelli picked up a pin at 215 and Kevin Hoy recorded a pin at 285 to give the Dutch the 32-31 lead. Unfortunately, Smethport picked up a forfeit win at 103 pounds to win the match.
â€śWe just didnâ€™t do the job tonight that we needed to do,â€ť said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra. â€śWe couldnâ€™t overcome the bonus points.â€ť
On Wednesday night Aaron Straub became the winningest boy's coach in District 9 history last evening when the Crusaders defeated the Bradford Owls for his 639th victory on the boys' side of coaching. Coach Straub also has 27 victories as the head coach of the Lady Crusaders. Straub took over the title as the winningest coach from Don Stemmerick of Union High School.
Coach Straub is in his 29th season as the head coach of the Crusaders. He took over as the head coach at Elk County Catholic (Christian) in the 1982-83 season.
Bekki Titchner, county recycling/solid waste coordinator, gave fellow members of the Elk County Solid Waste Authority a status update on the Community Recycling Center's operations since its official opening in October 2010.
She informed the authority that the first check had been received for recyclables sent out from the Community Recycling Center.
The check, for the first 13 1/2 tons of various fiber materials, was for $385.
"It was a mix of corrugated and office paper and newsprint and magazines," Titchner said. "It averages about $28 or $29 a ton across the board for that stuff."
Jim Donovan, a founding member of the popular multiplatinum band Rusted Root, will be conducting the unique Drum and Chant: Transformation Workshop this evening at Soul-Full Yoga in downtown St. Marys.
Anyone, regardless of musical ability, is invited to attend the workshop, which is taking place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. inside the yoga studio, located on the second floor of 19 N. St. Marys St. Beginners are warmly welcome and drums are provided, although attendees may bring their own if they desire. There is a cost for the event.
As newly elected Pa. governor Tom Corbett continues his transition into office while seeking to "reform state government," officials at the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission [NCPRPDC] are anxiously awaiting to see what actions the new administration will take.
Elk County Catholic alumni of all ages are invited to participate in the first annual ECC Alumni Spirit Night on Friday, Feb. 11.
As part of the event, alumni are encouraged to sport their alma mater's colors to the boys' basketball matchup against St. Marys Area High School, with the junior varsity game beginning at 6 p.m. and varsity game tipping off at 7:30 p.m.
To keep the spirit going after the game, a social for alumni and friends is being held at the CMF Grill Room, located at the corner of S. St. Marys and East Mill streets, starting around 9:30 p.m.
RIDGWAY â€“ Joe DeMott, one of three McKean County commissioners, was voted Wednesday morning as the new chairman of the North Central Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission's [NCPRPDC] executive committee and board of directors.
Mark McCracken, in the midst of his second term as a Clearfield County commissioner, held the chairman post for one year.
"I'm leaving the board in capable hands," McCracken said of DeMott. The outgoing chairman will continue to be part of the commission.