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December 15th

Dutch improve to 3-0; beat Port Allegany 54-49

December 16, 2010

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 54-49 victory over the Port Allegany Gators Wednesday at Port Allegany.
St. Marys was able to take a 36-31 lead at the half. They made that five-point lead hold up as both teams scored 18 second-half points.
“We were never able to build a big cushion,” said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.
“Our free-throw shooting let us down but our rebounding tonight was our saving grace. It gave us a lot of second-chance opportunities that we really needed,” he added.

December 14th

Hoohuli’s 41 points leads Lady Dutch to 63-41 win

December 15, 2010

Kayla Hoohuli reaches 2,000 career point plateau

St. Marys Area senior Kayla Hoohuli reached the 2,000 career point plateau last night as the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch handed the Cameron County Lady Raiders a 63-41 loss.
Kayla scored the career mark with 7:58 left in the second quarter of play on a two-pointer. She needed 26 points to reach the milestone and was able to score the first 27 points of the night for the Lady Dutch.

Crusaders hold on to defeat Johnsonburg Rams 50-36

December 15, 2010

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders notched their first win of the season on Tuesday evening as they held on to defeat the Johnsonburg Area High Rams by a 50-36 score in a game played at the Aaron J. Straub gym on the Elk Cathloic campus.
The game was a lot closer than the final score indicates, as the Johnsonburg Rams were in the game up until the final five minutes, when the Crusaders put it away as they outscored the Rams 15 to 7.

Visitor center hopes to begin Christmas tradition

December 14, 2010

BENEZETTE – People venturing to the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette are encouraged to contribute to an ongoing project that the center has undertaken for the holiday season.

SMA students take top awards at DECA competition

December 14, 2010

St. Marys Area High School’s DECA Club had an impressive showing at the District 1 Competition, as over 30 members advanced to the State Leadership Conference taking place in Hershey from Feb. 23-25, 2011.
Approximately 145 DECA students from throughout the region recently gathered at The Royal Inn in Ridgway for the district competition.
DECA Clubs from McDowell, Bradford and St. Marys high schools participated, along with students enrolled at Jeff Tech and Venango Technical Center.

Elsie I. Schroeder Geci

December 14, 2010

Elsie I. Schroeder Geci, 85, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Dec. 4, 2010.
She was born in Camden, NJ, daughter of the late Edward and Marie Hoade Schroeder.
She was a homemaker and loving wife of 63 years to John Geci Jr., and enjoyed being a grandmother and great-grandmother.

Timothy Dean Sheriff

December 14, 2010

Timothy Dean Sheriff, 51, of Punxsutawney, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010 at home.
 He was born Jan. 3, 1959, in Punxsutawney, son of Ronald Sheriff of DuBois and Mrs. John (Gladys Carr) Oaks of Punxsutawney.
 He was employed at NAC Carbon Products in Elk Run and was a member of the Punxsutawney Eagles Club. He adored his daughter Carrie, whom he loved very much. His enjoyments in life were fishing, taking walks, riding his bike, sitting at the ball field to clear his thoughts, taking care of his turtle, being in the outdoors and remembering his days of working on the drilling rigs.

December 13th

Dutch hold on to beat Oswayo Valley 55-49

December 14, 2010

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team held on for a 55-49 victory over the Oswayo Valley Green Wave last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
While the Dutch led from the second quarter on, they could not build much of a lead until there was only 2:12 left in the contest, when they went up by 13, 54-41. However, Oswayo Valley then scored eight unanswered points to cut the Dutch lead to 54-49 with 1:11 left. The lone point scored in the final minutes of play was a foul shot by Dutchman Ryan Hockman, making the score 55-49.

Christmas in Kentucky program a success

December 13, 2010

Christmas in Kentucky founder Laura Kuntz, of St. Marys, recently returned from her annual trip to Beattyville, KY, where she helped distribute donated gifts to needy families.

Over 250 people attend Christmas concert

December 13, 2010

According to Anne Herzing, a coordinator for the Nicholas J. Sinibaldi Holiday Concert Band's Christmas concert, over 250 people attended Saturday evening's concert, which was held this year at Sacred Heart Church.

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