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Crusaders defeat Sheffield Wolverines 63-57; host Ridgway tonight

January 7, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders defeated the Sheffield Wolverines 63-57 last night in a game played at ECCHS.
Sheffield led for the first half of the contest, holding a 8-6 advantage at the end of the first period and a 17-15 lead at halftime. ECC came to life in the second half, taking a 36-29 lead at the end of the third quarter and then holding on for the 63-57 victory.
"It was a good win," said ECC coach Aaron Straub. "Any time you can give up 28 points in the fourth quarter and still win has got to be a good one."

Bradford Lady Owls edge Lady Dutch 54-51 in D9 League play

January 7, 2012

The Bradford Area Lady Owls basketball team escaped with a 54-51 District 9 League victory over the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.

Ridgway wrestling downs St. Marys, 46-24 Thursday

January 6, 2012

Ridgway wrestling won six matches by pinfall and nine overall in a 46-24 victory over St. Marys Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"The kids were very aggressive," Ridgway coach Gary Gerber said. "We're real pleased because we've been under the weather. The kids wrestled hard, there were some real pleasant surprises there."
The match opened at 182 pounds as Kyle Caggiano bumped up to wrestle Joe McLaughlin of St. Marys.

Lady Crusaders down Lady Rovers 47-29

January 6, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team rolled to a 47-29 victory over the Brockway Lady Rovers Wednesday evening at ECCHS.
The two teams kept the score fairly close throughout the first half. ECC held a 10-7 lead at the end of the first period and extended their advantage to 25-15 at halftime. Brockway closed the gap slightly by the end of the third period, reducing ECC's advantage to 31-22.
"We looked a little rusty tonight, but we're playing good defense again," said ECC coach Ken Pistner.
However, Pistner noted that the team missed a lot of shots throughout the game.

Brookville Raiders hand Dutch 54-33 D9 League loss

January 4, 2012

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team opened play in the District 9 League by hosting the Brookville Raiders Tuesday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven, where the Raiders handed the Dutch a 54-33 loss.
The Raiders outscored the Dutch by a 27-13 margin in the first half and a 27-20 margin in the second half to record the victory.
“This was a bad night,” said St. Marys coach Mark Guido. “We got outcoached, we got outplayed from the beginning to the end.”
“Now we have three practices to get ready for Bradford,” said Guido. “We have to put this game behind us and learn from it.”

Ridgway wins Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament

December 31, 2011

ST. MARYS – Ridgway was spurred on by a 24-point performance from senior guard Eric Matheson as the Elkers won the Elk County Boys Holiday Basketball Tournament with a 45-38 victory over Johnsonburg Friday night at St. Marys Area High School.

Quiggle rallies Dutchmen to edge Crusaders 57-56 in OT

December 31, 2011

With the Dutchmen down by eight headed into the fourth quarter of Friday afternoon's Elk County Boys' Holiday Tournament consolation game against Elk County Catholic, St. Marys Area senior Justin Quiggle led a furious rally, adding 16 points to tie the score at 50-all at the end of regulation. The Dutchmen were then able to use that momentum to edge the Crusaders 57-56 in overtime to take the win.

Lady Crusaders capture 2011 Elk County basketball crown

December 31, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders stayed perfect on the season as they defeated the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch by a 41-35 score Friday night to capture the 2011 Elk County Girls’ Holiday Basketball Tournament crown. The Lady Crusaders are now 7-0.
The game was close for most of the 32 minutes of play. With 5:18 left in the game, the Lady Dutch were able to knot the score at 33 on a foul shot by Becky Krieg. In the closing minutes, Elk Catholic was able to outscore St. Marys 8-2 to win the game 41-35.
“It was nice to get the win,” said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner.

Ramettes roll by Ridgway in consolation game

December 31, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Ramettes (3-5) were rarely contested Friday in a 54-20 victory over winless Ridgway in the consolation game of the 30th annual Elk County girls holiday basketball tournament.
The Ramettes were led by Brittany Watts with 15 points, while Chelsea Benson and Rhianon Fowler contributed 10 points each; Ridgway's leading scorer was Nicole Breier with eight points.
Johnsonburg applied heavy defensive pressure early on to trigger multiple turnovers in the first quarter en route to a 20-3 lead.

Long-range shots pave way for Lady Dutch

December 30, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Lady Dutch avenged a season-opening loss to Johnsonburg with a 42-33 win Thursday to get them into today's Elk County Holiday Tournament final against unblemished Elk County Catholic.

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