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St. Marys Area swimmers split with Clearfield squads

February 14, 2012

HYDE - Swimming may seem like a sport of individual efforts, but that wasn’t the case when the St. Marys Area High School swim and dive team met the Clearfield Bisons on Monday night in Clearfield. The Dutchmen made a bold statement at the Robert L. Shearer Natatorium when they captured all three relays in a dramatic fashion in the hopes of keeping their undefeated season alive.
The Dutchmen defeated the Bisons 114--72, while the Lady Bisons downed the Lady Dutch 123-63.

Dutchmen beat Clearfield Bisons 73-53 on Senior Night

February 13, 2012

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team celebrated Senior Night with a 73-53 victory over the Clearfield Bisons last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutch took the early 9-0 lead on their way to a 22-8 first-quarter lead. St. Marys led by 10 at the half and nine at the end of three quarters. In the fourth quarter, the Dutch outscored the Bisons 19-8 to give the Dutch the 20-point victory.
“We made a concerted effort to push the tempo tonight and the players executed very well for only having a Saturday practice,” said St. Marys coach Mark Guido.

Dutch gymnasts place third at Central PA League Championship Meet

February 13, 2012

DuBOIS – The St. Marys Area High School gymnastics team placed third at the Central PA League Championship Meet at the DuBois Area High School on Saturday with a score of 119.6. St. Marys was able to snag six top spots in the competition.
Altoona finished in first place with a score of 133.425, followed by Bellefonte 126, St. Marys 119.6, DuBois 115.7, and Ridgway 105.625.
"Although the girls somewhat struggled through the meet, they still performed well and I was happy with the outcome of the meet," said St. Marys coach Irene McCandless.

Lady Crusaders down Lady Dutch 47-38 in D9 League play

February 12, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch squad a 47-38 District 9 League setback Saturday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders outscored the Lady Dutch 12-7 in the first eight minutes of play and 12-7 in the second quarter to open a 24-14 halftime lead. They led by 11 at the end of three quarters, 33-22. The fourth quarter saw the Lady Dutch outscore ECC 16-14, making the final score 47-38.
“I thought we played really hard tonight. We’ve been playing good basketball of late and it continued tonight,” said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner.

Crusaders down Dutch 52-35 in D9 League play

February 10, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders used a big second quarter to hand the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 52-35 District 9 League loss last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
Elk held an 11-10 lead after the first quarter. They scored the first 11 points of the second quarter to open a 23-10 lead with 2:13 left in the half. They led 26-14 at the half. The Crusaders outscored the Dutch 26-21 in the second half.

Lady Dutch swimmers avenge early-season loss

February 9, 2012

SMA squads sweep Bradford teams

ST. MARYS - It was a sweet victory for the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch swim team when they avenged an early-season two-point loss to the Bradford girls by a commanding 38 points on Thursday night at the SMAHS Natatorium. The SMA girls won the meet 109-71 after gaining momentum in the diving portion of the meet and finishing out the meet strong. The Dutchmen outscored the Owls 122-48, keeping their perfect season alive, while the Lady Dutch are now 4-3 for the season with two meets left in the regular season.

Brookville Raiders roll past Crusaders 52-42

February 8, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team was handed a 52-42 loss by the Brookville Raiders on Tuesday evening in a game played at ECCHS.
The Crusaders held a 7-4 lead after the first quarter. Brookville took over in the second quarter, outscoring ECC 15-6 to take a 19-13 lead at the half. The Crusaders closed the advantage slightly in the third quarter, outscoring the Raiders 18-15 to make the score 34-31 headed into the final period of play before Brookville put the game away with a strong fourth quarter.

Punxsy records 42-36 D9 League win over Lady Dutch

February 7, 2012

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch suffered their third straight setback last night as the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks held off the Lady Dutch for a 42-36 District 9 League victory.
The Lady Chucks were able to lead by seven points at the end of the first period, 11 at halftime and six at the end of the third quarter.
St. Marys was able to come back to knot the game at 36 with 4:18 left but could not come up with the offense.
“We didn’t play well defensively tonight,” said St. Marys coach Leona Hoohuli. “We didn’t come to play four quarters. The girls just didn’t seem to be focused tonight.”

Lady Crusaders improve to 17-2 with 50-31 win over Brookville

February 7, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team improved to 17-2 on the season with a 50-31 victory over the Brookville Lady Raiders Monday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Lady Crusaders were able to force 15 Brookville turnovers in the first 16 minutes of play to open a 25-9 halftime lead. Elk outscored Brookville 13-6 in the first period. The Lady Crusaders outscored the Lady Raiders 25-22 in the second half.
“I thought we played pretty well during the course of the game,” said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner. “We played real well defensively.”

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.

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