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Lady Crusaders top Brockway Lady Rovers 42-26

January 6, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders picked up their fifth victory of the season on Wednesday evening when they defeated the Brockway Area High Lady Rovers in an AML encounter by the score of 42 to 26.
"We did a great job on the boards tonight," said ECCHS Head Coach Ken Pistner following the game. "Another factor in tonight's win was the solid minutes of play that we received from our bench players."
"Tonight we had a much better offensive flow than we have displayed in the past few games," added the coach.

Ridgway wrestlers hand Dutch 40-24 setback

January 6, 2011

The Ridgway Elkers wrestling team handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch squad a 40-24 setback last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
Ridgway opened a 17-0 lead, only to see the Dutch battle back to close to within 25-24. However, Ridgway won the last three matches to win the match 40-24.
“We took a couple of steps forward again tonight,” said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra. “Ridgway has been a quality team for some time, and this is just part of the growing process.
“All the kids gave good fights tonight. Their (Ridgway) experience paid off in some matches.

Lady Dutch stay unbeaten, beat Brookville 63-39

January 5, 2011

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team stayed perfect on the season as they defeated the Brookville Lady Raiders by a 63-39 score last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Dutch were able to break a close game open when midway through the second period and into the third period, they went on an 11-0 run, raising their lead from 19-17 to 30-17 before Brookville scored with 6:03 left in the third period.
The Lady Dutch outscored the Lady Raiders by a 39-22 margin in the final 16 minutes of play.

Flying Dutch upset Brookville Area 55-45

January 5, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen pulled off a big upset on Tuesday evening as they handed the Brookville Area High Raiders their first setback of the season by a 55-45 score in a District Nine League encounter at the Brookville gym.
"We played a complete game tonight," said Mark Guido, head coach of the St. Marys Flying Dutch. "It was very gratifying to see the fruits of labor that the squad has been putting forth tonight."

Brockway hands Elk Catholic 58-56 setback

January 5, 2011

The Brockway Rovers overcame a five-point, fourth-quarter deficit to hand the Elk County Catholic Crusaders a 58-56 setback in an AML game played on Tuesday evening at the Aaron J. Straub Gymnasium on the Elk Catholic Campus.
The game was a nip-and-tuck affair all the way, as both teams had leads of five or six points at different times during the game. The final period proved to be the difference in the game, as the Brockway Rovers were able to outscore the Crusaders 22 to 16 to pull out the big victory.

Lady Dutch win fourth consecutive county title

December 31, 2010

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team captured their fourth consecutive Elk County Girls’ Holiday Basketball Tournament championship last night with a 52-36 victory over the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders in the title game at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
After a close first half which saw the score tied at 20 following the first 16 minutes, the Lady Dutch went on a 12-2 run in the first four minutes of the second half to open a 10-point lead. The Lady Dutch outscored the Lady Crusaders 32-16 in the second half.

Elk County Catholic Crusaders win tourney title

December 31, 2010

ST. MARYS – Elk County Catholic won the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament with a 58-43 victory over Ridgway Thursday night at St. Marys Area High School.
This is the 22nd time Elk County Catholic has won the boys' county tournament, now in its 31st year.
"This year it was a wide open tournament," Elk County Catholic Aaron J. Straub said. "You take a look at the records, it was anybody's tournament to win. Fortunately, among some other things, we made some shots and we were successful."

Flying Dutch finish third in Holiday Tourney

December 31, 2010

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen snapped a two game losing streak as they defeated the Johnsonburg Area High Rams by 46-34 score in the consolation game of the Elk County Boys' Holiday Basketball Tournament held at the "Dutch Oven".
"I felt we rebounded well from last night's (Wednesday) loss to Elk Catholic," said Mark Guido, St. Marys Area Head Coach. "We played with composure, especially during the final period."

Ramettes cruise to consolation win over Ridgway

December 31, 2010

ST. MARYS – Johnsonburg (4-4) jumped out to an early 13-0 lead Thursday afternoon in the consolation game of the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament and cruised to a lopsided 41-14 win over Ridgway (0-8).
Johnsonburg senior Justis Myers paced all scorers with 15 points on the day while outscoring the Lady Elkers. Myers finished the 2010 county tournament with 27 points.
One day removed from a 65-36 loss to eventual county champion St. Marys (8-0), the Lady Elkers did not break through the double-digit barrier until the final minutes of Thursday's game.

Crusaders reach finals with 54-42 win over Dutch

December 30, 2010

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders advanced to the finals of the 31st annual Elk County Boys’ Holiday Basketball Tournament with a 64-52 victory over the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen last night at the SMAHS gym.
The Crusaders will meet the Ridgway Elkers in tonight’s championship game scheduled for an 8 p.m. start at the St. Marys Area Dutch Oven. Ridgway beat Johnsonburg 55-52 in overtime.

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