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Elk Catholic places two on Big 30 All-Star squad

November 24, 2010

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders placed two players on the 2010 Olean Times Herald Big 30 All-Star squad.
Representing the Elk County Catholic squad on the team are running back Ricky Pearsall and offensive lineman Zac Brody.
Pearsall rushed for 1,700 yards on 233 carries this season, averaging 7.3 yards per carry. He scored 24 of the 40 ECCHS touchdowns. He also had 323 yards on kickoffs and punt returns. On defense Pearsall had 50 solo tackles and eight assist for 58 total tackles.

Salter breaks PSU DuBois 1,000-point scoring mark

November 23, 2010

DUBOIS - Josh Salter became the fifth player in Penn State DuBois basketball history to break the 1,000-point scoring mark Friday evening against St. Vincent College. 
Salter, named to the PSUAC All-Conference team at Penn State DuBois this year, led the team in scoring with 18 points in an 87-64 loss to St. Vincent, brining his total to 1,006 points. 
Salter also led the team in scoring on Saturday with 31 points against tournament host Mt. Aloysius in the consolation game. Salter finished the weekend with 1,037 career points. Josh was also named to the All-Tournament Team.

Gennocro, Weisner receive all-state recognition

November 23, 2010

St. Marys Area High School sophomore Adair Gennocro and Elk County Catholic High School freshman Kennedy Weisner were named to the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association (PTFCA) all-state cross country second team.
Gennocro, who won the District 9-AA individual championship, placed third third overall at the PIAA meet held Nov. 6. During the 2010 season, she also set four course records at the St. Marys Area, District 9, Brookville and Punxsutawney courses.

Curwensville, Port Allegany win Class A football playoff games

November 23, 2010

The Curwensville Golden Tide will meet the Port Allegany Gators for the District 9 Class A football championship either this Friday or Saturday at a site and time to be announced.
Curwensville handed the Cameron County Raiders a 22-13 loss Saturday evening in the second game of a doubleheader played at Brockway.
In the first game, Port Allegany eliminated the Redbank Valley Bulldogs by a 24-17 score.
After a scoreless first quarter, Curwensville outscored the Raiders by a 15-13 margin in the second period of play.

St. Marys Area honors fall sports athletes

November 19, 2010

The St. Marys Area High School held their Fall Sports Banquet Wednesday night. The banquet portion of the evening was held in the school cafeteria, with the awards taking place in Carpin Auditorium following a welcome by Terry Straub, SMAHS Activities Director.
The first coach to the podium was golf coach Dan Vollmer. Vollmer recognized his assistant coach, Travis Wendel, while noting that his squad finished with a 3-9 record. He said that there is more to a team’s success than their record, and that his squad had positive behavior and improved as the season progressed.

Local & Area Sports Briefs

November 17, 2010

PHEASANTS FOREVER MEET THURSDAY
Pheasants Forever Chapter 630 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Capital City fire hall on Front Street in Ridgway.
For more information, contact Jane at 814-772-4604 or visit www.northcentralpa.pheasantsforever.org.

ST. MARYS AREA FALL SPORTS BANQUET TONIGHT
The St. Marys Area High School fall sports banquet will be held this evening beginning at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
Following dinner, the group will adjourn to the Carpin Auditorium for the awards portion of the evening.

Lady Crusader volleyball season ends at Regional

November 15, 2010

ECC finishes regional with 1-2 record
CLARION - The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader volleyball team saw their season come to an end Saturday at the PIAA Regional Tournament held at Clarion Area High School.
Elk Catholic competed against Northern Cambria, Bishop Canevin and Saegertown for one of the top two spots that would qualify them for this weekend’s PIAA championships at York.
Northern Cambria won the tournament with a 3-0 record. Elk Catholic, along with Saegertown and Bishop Canevin, all finished with a 1-2 record, necessitating a playoff.

Port Allegany edges Crusaders 47-40 in four overtimes

November 13, 2010

Elk County Catholic closed out the 2010 football season on Friday night as they lost a 47-40, four overtime thriller to the Port Allegany Gators in the opening round of the District 9-A playoffs at Dutch Country Stadium.
Both teams turned in outstanding performances last night in a game that was exciting from start to finish.

Elk County Catholic recognizes fall sports athletes

November 12, 2010

The Elk County Catholic High School held its annual Fall Athletic Awards program on Wednesday evening in the high school auditorium. Principal Sandy Florig opened the program with an invocation and an overview of the evening’s activities. Elk County Catholic Athletic Association president Chris Schneider welcomed the parents and athletes and informed the group of the upcoming Athletic Association and school events. He also noted that the varsity programs at the school presently have a 100-16-2 record so far this season.

Crusaders play host to Gators Friday in 9-A playoffs

November 11, 2010

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders football team will open play in the District 9 Class A playoffs Friday night by playing host to the Port Allegany Gators.
Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at Dutch Country Stadium.
The Crusaders of coach Travis Skrzypek enter the playoffs as the second-ranked team out of the Allegheny Mountain Football League (AML) with a 7-2 record.
The Crusaders opened the season with a six-game winning streak, having defeated Cameron County 34-12, Otto-Eldred 56-16, Coudersport 26-21, Port Allegany 27-20, Johnsonburg 34-8 and Kane 27-13.

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