Prior to Friday night's game against the Bradford Owls, the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen had been on the road so far all season aside from their pair of games last week in the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament. Perhaps to make up for lost time, they treated fans to a little bit of everything in what was arguably their real regular season home opener.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team remained unbeaten on the year as they handed the Sheffield Lady Wolverines a 68-19 Allegheny Mountain League North Division loss Friday night at the ECCHS gym.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling team visited the Chambersburg Area High School for the first annual Trojan Wars Holiday Tournament on Dec. 27 and 28.
The Flying Dutchman placed seven wrestlers in the top eight of their respective weight classes.
Leading the way for the Dutchmen was D.J. Salinas coming from his fourth seed to claim the championship at 220 pounds.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen picked up their first home victory of the season playing as the visitors in the SMAHS Dutch Oven on Saturday afternoon. After a close first half, the Dutch were able to open up a little breathing room against the Johnsonburg Rams in the second half and held on for a 54-44 win in the Elk County Boys' Basketball Holiday Tournament consolation game.
St. Marys girls basketball picked up its first win of the season with a 49-32 victory over Ridgway Saturday afternoon in the girls consolation game of the Elk County Holiday Tournament held at St. Marys Area High School.
The Ridgway Elkers captured the 2014 Elk County Boys Holiday Basketball Tournament Saturday night at the St. Marys Area High School Dutch Oven by defeating the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 37-33 score in overtime.
Macy Neureiter maximized her points from the outside Saturday night just like ECC's senior class maximized their performance at the Elk County Holiday Tournament.
Neureiter finished with 20 points and six three-pointers as Elk County Catholic won 47-26 over Johnsonburg in the girls championship game of the tournament Saturday night at St. Marys Area High School.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders will meet the Ridgway Elkers tonight at 8 p.m. at the St. Marys Area High School in the Elk County Boys Holiday Basketball championship.
The Crusaders defeated the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 71-56 score to reach the finals while the Elkers defeated the Johnsonburg Rams by a 47-36 score. Johnsonburg and St. Marys will meet this afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in the consolation game.
Ridgway boys basketball advanced to the championship game of the Elk County Holiday Tournament with a 47-36 win over Johnsonburg Friday night at St. Marys Area High School in the tournament's opening round.