The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team raised their record to 4-0 on the year with a 54-39 victory over the Clarion Bobcats last night at Clarion Area High School.
St. Marys used a strong first half, as they were able to build a 27-13 lead at the half. They outscored their hosts 27-26 in the second half to win the game.
â€śIt was a good game for us. We built an early lead, then Clarion closed it a little bit in the third quarter but we were able to penetrate their zone press,â€ť said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.
The Elk Catholic Crusaders picked up their second win of the young season on Friday night at the Aaron J. Straub Gym on the Elk Catholic campus as they defeated the Kane Area High Wolves by a 76-35 score in an AML encounter.
The Crusaders took charge of the game early on and were in command the entire contest.
"I'm pleased with the win tonight, as we shot a little better than in our previous ball games," noted Coach Aaron Straub of the Crusaders. "Defensively we played pretty good ball tonight and I was pleased with the way we were able to draw the charging fouls."
St. Marys takes on Keystone tonight at 7:30 p.m.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team advanced to the finals of the Keystone Tournament with a 73-55 victory over the Coudersport Lady Falcons Friday night.
St. Marys will meet Keystone tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the championship game. Keystone defeated DuBois Central by a 66-38 score. Coudersport and DuBois Central will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in the consolation game.
â€śTonight was a nice team effort. I liked the balanced scoring and defensive play,â€ť said St. Marys Coach Bob Swanson.
State Rep. Matt Gabler (R-Clearfield/Elk) held a Christmas open house at his district office in St. Marys on Thursday afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m.
Attendees not only had the opportunity to speak to Gabler about various issues, but they also had the chance to learn about some of the services his office offers to area residents. Gabler noted that people come to the office for a wide range of reasons, including questions they have relating to state government or other government agencies.
Glenn B. Runge, 88, of 74 Erie Ave., St. Marys, and formerly of Sherry Road, died Monday evening, Dec. 13, 2010 at the Pinecrest Manor.
He was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Milwaukee, Wis., son of the late Carl and Rose Bremeier Runge.
On June 15, 1946 in Milwaukee, he married L. Beverly Moon, who survives.
James M. Gleixner, 86, of 194 Euclid Ave., Brookville,Â died on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, surrounded by his lovingÂ family and friends.
He was born July 17, 1924 in St Marys, son of the late Joseph andÂ Edna (Schauer) Gleixner.Â
He was married on May 1, 1954 to Grace M.Â (Haberberger) Gleixner, who survives.
Harry Alvin â€śAlâ€ť Brian Sr., 87, of 3460 Grant Rd., Ridgway, died at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010.
He was born Oct. 5, 1923 in Ridgway, son of the late Reed L. and Mable I. Mattren Brian.
On Aug. 24, 1946, he married Jean Buehler, who survives.
SMETHPORT â€“ A plea agreement finalized Thursday is expected to send killer Thomas Paul Haggie, 31, to state prison for the remainder of his life.
Haggie admitted in McKean County Court that he choked and stabbed Megan Konopka, 21, who was eight months pregnant at the time of the murder, on Sept. 12, 2009 at the Riddell House in Bradford. Her body was discovered in Haggie's room in the building.
SMETHPORT -- Unlike some previous court appearances when he drew attention to himself by giggling and making crude remarks, confessed murderer Thomas Paul Haggie sat quietly Thursday and spoke only when questioned by Judge John Pavlock during a 65-minute hearing on a plea agreement.
The Elk and Cameron Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross has recently undergone a restructuring of its chapter in an effort to reduce administrative costs, while still providing the necessary services offered by the organization.
Bob Newell of Penfield is the newly appointed executive director of the Elk and Cameron Counties Chapter. He will also maintain the same position at the DuBois Chapter and the Clearfield/Jefferson Chapter.
He has been with the Red Cross for approximately three years, with his current obligations focused on fundraising and community building.