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St. Marys Area swim teams sweep Central Mountain squads

February 7, 2012

ST. MARYS – With the regular season in its final two weeks, it is the time of year when the St. Marys Area High School Swim and Dive Team and their coaches take a hard look at the progress they made throughout the season. Yet this time the measuring stick is not the number of wins and losses. The true gauge is how the team is trending toward the end of the season.

DuBois Beavers down Dutch wrestlers for 9-AAA title

February 6, 2012

DuBOIS - The DuBois Area Beavers wrestling squad captured the District 9-AAA team championship on Saturday by defeating the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch 55-13 in the title match held at the DuBois Area High School.
“That was a tough match,” said St. Marys coach Dominic Surra. “We were certainly the underdogs today.”
“We got experience wrestling in the championship match. Eleven of our 14 starters are either sophomores or freshmen,” said Surra.
“DuBois wrestled well. We were going to wrestle our best against their best. Hopefully, we can build on this,” said the coach.

Dutch gymnasts finish regular season with win over DuBois Friday

February 6, 2012

DuBOIS – The St. Marys Area High School gymnastics team finished out their regular season with a 121.6-117.6 win over the DuBois Beavers on Friday evening during a meet held at the DuBois Area High School.
"It was a nice way to finish out the regular season," said St. Marys coach Irene McCandless. "The St. Marys team had a pretty even match-up with DuBois, with the top three awards split pretty evenly between both teams."

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.

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