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Crusaders hold off Punxsy Chucks for 47-45 win

February 4, 2012

Clayton Housler converted a one-and-one situation with 2.8 seconds remaining and Ben Wortman blocked a Punxsutawney shot at the buzzer to give the Elk County Catholic Crusaders a 47-45 District 9 League victory over the Punxsutawney Chucks last night at the ECCHS gym.

DuBois uses late run to down Dutchmen 49-38

February 4, 2012

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen basketball squad was unable to keep their momentum going after rallying from a 13-point deficit early in the third quarter to take a 31-29 lead with just over three minutes in the period. Their lead was short-lived, though, as the DuBois Beavers staged a rally of their own and pulled away to take a 49-38 victory on Friday evening at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.

SMA swim teams sweep Brookville squads Thursday

February 3, 2012

ST. MARYS - Both squads of the St. Marys Area swim and dive teams scored big victories on Thursday night at the Dutch Natatorium over the visiting Brookville Raiders. The Lady Dutch outscored the Lady Raiders 131-32 while the Dutchmen won their meet by a 122-31 margin.

Seniors lead Lady Crusaders past Lady Beavers 43-19 on senior night

February 2, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders picked up a 43-19 senior night victory over the visiting DuBois Area Lady Beavers on Wednesday evening at ECCHS.
Both teams started out slow in the first half, with ECC leading 7-6 at the end of the first period and 13-9 at the half.
"In the first half we shot 2-for-11 from the foul line and I think we were 4-for-20-something in the first half. You aren't going to put many points on the board shooting those percentages," said ECC coach Ken Pistner.

Bradford Owls hand Dutchmen 46-35 D9 League loss

February 2, 2012

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team dropped a 46-35 District 9 League game to the Bradford Owls last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutchmen were limited to three points in the third period, while the Owls scored 13 to take a 29-18 lead into the fourth quarter. Bradford led 16-15 at the half.
“The three points in the third quarter was probably the most important aspect of the game that led to our defeat tonight,” said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.

Altoona gymnasts hand Dutch squad 128.2-120 loss

February 1, 2012

The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad closed out their home season with a 128.2-120 loss to the Altoona squad.
“Overall the meet went pretty well. I was pretty pleased with the girls’ performances,” said St. Marys coach Irene McCandless.

Lady Crusaders defeat Sheffield 58-23 in AML contest

January 31, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders completed play in the Allegheny Mountain North Division with a perfect 6-0 record with a 58-23 victory over the Sheffield Lady Wolverines Monday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders opened a 13-2 first-period lead and led by as many as 30 points with 2:16 left in the contest.
“It was a good team effort tonight. We had balanced scoring and we moved the ball well against their zone and penetrated well,” said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner.
“The bench contributed a great deal tonight. The bench scored 34 points for us tonight,” added Pistner.

Lady Dutch defeat Brookville Lady Raiders 55-50 in overtime

January 28, 2012

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team outscored the Brookville Lady Raiders by a 12-7 margin in overtime to record a 55-50 victory.
The game was tied at 43 after 32 minutes of regulation. In the four-minute overtime period, Adair Gennocro sank nine of 12 foul shot opportunities and Kiana Hoohuli hit a field goal and was one-of-two from the foul line to account for the Lady Dutch points.
“The first three quarters were the best basketball we’ve played,” said St. Marys coach Leona Hoohuli. The Lady Dutch held a 36-17 lead going into the fourth quarter.

Johnsonburg Rams rout Crusaders 58-36

January 28, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader boys' basketball squad faced off against the Johnsonburg Rams for the third time this season Friday evening, and for the third time they came away with a loss. Unlike their three-point loss in the opening-round contest of the Elk County Boys' Basketball Holiday Tournament, though, the Rams outplayed the Crusaders on Friday, outscoring them 45-23 over the final three quarters to take a 58-36 victory.

SMA swim teams split with DuBois squads

January 27, 2012

DuBOIS - The St. Marys Area swim and dive team traveled to DuBois on Thursday night to take on the Beavers for their fourth dual meet of the season. The Dutchmen remain undefeated on the season as they won their meet 110-65, while the Lady Dutch lost a close contest, 100-84, bringing their record to 1-3.
Individual leaders for the Dutchmen were Jeffrey Moore in the boys’ 200 and 500 yard freestyles, Andrew Cotter in the 200 yard individual medley, Jake Burns in 1m diving,  Corey Koss in the 100 yard backstroke and Scott Barber in the 100 yard breaststroke.

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