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Dutch cross country team wins D9-AAA title

October 30, 2011

RIDGWAY – The St. Marys Area boys' cross country team used a strong showing on Saturday at the 2011 D9 Cross Country Championship at the Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway to take home the team's first AAA boys' District team title in 30 years. The girls' squad also posted good results for the day, finishing fourth overall out of 12 teams in the girls' AA race.
The runners faced snowy and muddy track conditions for this year's event, but many seemed undeterred by the weather.

Crusaders edge Ridgway Elkers 7-0 to clinch D9 playoff berth

October 29, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Crusader football squad picked up a hard-fought 7-0 victory over the visiting Ridgway Elkers on a cold and muddy Friday evening at Dutch Country Stadium in St. Marys. With the win, the Crusaders should have secured a spot in the District 9 playoffs.
"The whole team played well. It was a total team effort tonight on both sides of the ball," said ECC coach Travis Skrzypek. "They kind of believed in what we were trying to tell them on offense. They stuck with it. It was hard going in the mud tonight, but they finally punched the one (touchdown) in at the end."

Karns City Gremlins defeat Dutchmen 33-21

October 29, 2011

KARNS CITY - The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch football team closed out their regular season Friday night at Karns City, where the Gremlins downed the Dutch by a 33-21 score.
The Gremlins built a 20-6 first-half lead and led 33-6 after three quarters. The Dutch were able to put 15 points on the board in the final eight minutes of the contest.
“We played with a lot of effort,” said St. Marys coach Joe Schlimm. “We’re undermanned right now. Hopefully our season isn’t over and hopefully we can get healthy for the playoffs, but right now I don’t know.”

Punxsutawney Chucks eliminate Dutch soccer 5-1

October 28, 2011

DuBOIS – The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen boys' soccer team saw their season come to an end on Thursday evening as they were handed a 5-1 loss by the Punxsutawney Chucks in a D9 semifinal match played at the DuBois Area High School soccer field.

Lady Crusader volleyball downs Johnsonburg 3-0

October 28, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team closed out their regular season with a 3-0 victory over the Johnsonburg Ramettes Thursday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders won the first set 25-20, took the second set 25-5 and won the third set 25-23 to win the match 3-0.

Brockway eliminates Lady Crusaders from 9-A soccer play

October 26, 2011

Brockway eliminates Lady Crusaders from 9-A soccer play

By JIM MULCAHY
Staff Writer
BROCKWAY - The Brockway Lady Rover soccer team eliminated the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders from the District 9-A tournament by a 2-1 score in a quarterfinal game played at Frank Varischetti Field in Brockway.
This was the third time that these two teams had met this season.
“They beat us three times by one goal each time,” said ECCHS coach Don Fabiano. “I congratulate them. To beat a team three times in one season is quite an accomplishment.”

Raiders edge Crusaders 1-0 in D9 playoffs

October 26, 2011

KERSEY – The Elk County Catholic High School boys' soccer squad came up short to the Brookville Raiders on Wednesday evening, losing a close quarterfinal match 1-0 at Angela Huey Memorial Field.

Lady Crusaders edge Lady Elkers, 3-2

October 25, 2011

RIDGWAY - The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders fought back from a 2-1 match deficit and a match point in the final set for a 3-2 (25-11, 23-25, 24-26, 25-14, 16-14) victory over Ridgway Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
ECC won the first set but lost the next two to Ridgway, putting the Lady Elkers ahead entering the fourth set. The Lady Crusaders won the fourth set at 25-14 which set up the winner-take-all set.

Union Knights hand Dutchmen 25-7 setback

October 22, 2011

RIMERSBURG - The Union Golden Knights handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 25-7 Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference setback last night at Rimersburg.
The Dutchmen found themselves down 19-0 at the half and were not able to get out of the hole in the second half.
“I give Union all the credit. They outplayed us in every facet. They were well-coached and well-prepared,” said St. Marys coach Joe Schlimm.
“We didn’t handle adversity early in the ball game. We had to play catch-up and we’re not very good at that game,” he added.

Crusaders crushed by Golden Tide 38-6

October 22, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders were dealt a tough 38-6 loss by the Curwensville Golden Tide during a cold, wet and muddy contest at Dutch Country Stadium in St. Marys on Friday evening. The Crusaders' lone touchdown came in the middle of the third quarter after the Golden Tide had already built a 30-point lead.

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