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Inexperience presents opportunity for Crusader squad

December 12, 2011

The roster of this year's Elk County Catholic High School varsity boys' basketball squad is filled with new faces. While the team returns four seniors, there are no returning starters or letter winners on the 16-member roster.
"Any time you don't return any starters and you don't return any letter winners, I think that is a challenge," said head coach Aaron Straub. "By the same token, besides the challenge, there is a big upside and a big opportunity. I think this is a team that will get better as the season progresses."

The Bavarian Hills Honoree Dinner

November 15, 2011

ST. MARYS - The Bavarian Hills recently hosted their third annual Bavarian Hills Honoree Dinner recognizing some of the people who volunteered their labor during the earliest stages of building the golf course and clubhouse.
For 2011, the honorees were David Herzing, Dick Schneider, the late Alan Mulcahy and the late Art “Spider” Krieg.
Herzing’s godson, Dennis “Bucky” Lecker, spoke to the crowd about the way Herzing is able to quietly “get things done’ without seeking the publicity some would expect for his efforts.

Clearfield Bisons defeat Dutchmen 28-7 for 9-AAA title

November 14, 2011

DuBOIS - The Clearfield Bisons defeated the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 28-7 score Saturday afternoon at DuBois’ E.J. Mansell Stadium to capture the 2011 District 9 Class AAA football championship.
Clearfield will now meet Johnstown, the District 6 representative, Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. at Mansion Park in Altoona.
Clearfield took a 21-0 halftime lead. Each team scored a touchdown in the second half.
“I am really proud of my guys,” said St. Marys coach Joe Schlimm.
“Our season has had some incredible highs and some real lows but such is life,” said the coach.

Clarion Bobcats edge Crusaders 22-20 in D9 playoffs

November 12, 2011

CLARION – The Elk County Catholic Crusader football squad saw their season come to an end on Friday evening as the team fell to the Clarion Bobcats 22-20 in the opening round of the Class A District 9 playoffs. The Crusaders dominated the first half of the game, leading 20-0 at halftime before allowing the Bobcats to score 22 unanswered points during their second-half rally.

St. Marys Area recognizes fall sports athletes

November 11, 2011

The St. Marys Area Fall Sports Awards Program was held Wednesday evening at the school. The evening started with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the awards portion of the evening in Carpin Auditorium.

ECCHS honors fall sports participants

November 11, 2011

Elk County Catholic High School held its annual Fall Athletic Awards program on Wednesday evening in the high school auditorium to honor the school's numerous fall sports athletes.
According to Athletic Director Aaron Straub, 189 of the 272 students in grades 9-12 at ECC participated in a fall sport this year. Along with this, there were also numerous 7th and 8th grade students from the St. Marys Catholic Middle School who also contributed to the success of the school's sports teams this fall.

Weisner, Gennocro medal at PIAA cross country meet

November 7, 2011

HERSHEY – The Elk County Catholic High School and St. Marys Area High School cross country teams each had a runner medal in the AA Girls' 5K race at the PIAA Finals in Hershey on Saturday. ECC's Kennedy Weisner finished second in a time of 18:52, while SMA's Adair Gennocro was third in 18:58. Angel Piccirillo, a senior at Home-Center, finished first in 18:31.

Lady Dutch volleyball takes third at D9-AA tournament

November 7, 2011

CLARION - The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team competed in the District 9-AA volleyball championships at Clarion Area High School on Saturday.
The Lady Dutch finished tied for first place with a 2-1 record after pool play along with Bradford and Punxsutawney, necessitating a three-team playoff to decide the District 9-AA champ.

Clarion Lady Bobcats eliminate Lady Crusaders

November 4, 2011

CLARION - The Clarion Area Lady Bobcat volleyball team eliminated the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders from the District 9-A volleyball tournament Thursday night in a match played at the Clarion Area High School.
Clarion won the first set 25-21, took the second set 25-13 and the third set 25-19.
“We played well at times in the first and third sets,” said ECCHS coach Diane Gies. “We’re an inexperienced team playing well at this time of the year against a ranked opponent.

Lady Dutch volleyball advances to 9-AA final four

November 2, 2011

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball team advanced to the District 9 Class AA final four by defeating the Clearfield Lady Bisons 3-0 last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
St. Marys will join top-seeded Bradford, second seed Punxsy and third seed Karns City at Clarion Area High School Saturday to determine the District 9-AA volleyball champ.
The Lady Dutch defeated the Lady Bisons 25-17 in the first set, 25-11 in the second set and 25-10 in the third set to win the match 3-0.

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