The St. Marys Area High School held its Spring Sports Awards Program Tuesday evening in Carpin Auditorium to recognize those student-athletes who participated in baseball, softball, boysâ€™ tennis and boysâ€™ and girlsâ€™ track and field.
Student Activities Director Terry Straub acted as master of ceremonies and welcomed everyone to the affair. He noted that the program would follow the order of letter and certificate presentations, presentation of MVP awards and presentation of special awards.
The fourth-seeded Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball squad advanced to the next round of the D9 playoffs with a 5-3 victory over the thirteenth-seeded Venango Catholic Vikings on Tuesday afternoon at Berwind Park in a game that was briefly delayed twice, once due to rain and then again due to thunder.
BROOKVILLE â€“Â The Elk County Catholic Crusader and Lady Crusader track and field squads competed along with the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch and the Johnsonburg Area Rams and Ramettes in the District 9-AA track and field championships at Brookville Area High School on Friday afternoon.
Cassie Wonderlingâ€™s home run in the home half of the seventh inning gave the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch softball team a 2-1 victory over the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders Friday afternoon at the SMAHS softball field.
The Lady Dutch got on the board in the fourth inning to take the 1-0 lead. Elk Catholic knotted the game at 1-all with a run in the top of the sixth inning. Elk Catholic left runners stranded at second and third in the top of the seventh. The home half the seventh featured Wonderlingâ€™s walk off home run to center field.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team erupted for seven runs on four hits and two errors to come from behind to defeat the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 9-3 score Friday night at Berwind Park on Senior Night for the Dutchmen.
Elk Catholic led 1-0 after two innings of play. The Dutch scored twice in the third inning for a 2-1 lead. The Crusaders tied the game in the fourth and went up 3-2 in the sixth with a run. St. Marys scored seven times in the home half of the sixth to win the game 9-3.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders dropped a 5-1 contest to the Kane Lady Wolves on Thursday afternoon at Benzinger Park. The game was picked up one-third of the way through the top of the fourth inning after being suspended due to rain last Wednesday.
The Lady Wolves held a 1-0 lead at the time the game was suspended last week and added another run Thursday in the fifth and three more in the seventh. ECC scored their only run in the sixth.
Abbey Bauer went the distance on the mound for ECC, giving up five hits, walking three, and striking out six.
KANE - The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch track and field squad competed at the District 9-AAA track and field championships held at Kane Area High School.
The Dutchmen placed fourth in the team race with 43 points. The Bradford Owls won the boysâ€™ team title with 127 points, followed by DuBois with 112, Punxsutawney 61, St. Marys 43 and Clearfield 32.
The DuBois Area Lady Beavers won the girlsâ€™ AAA title with 115 points, followed by Bradford with 81.5, Clearfield 44 and Punxsutawney 35.5. The Lady Dutch will compete in the District 9-AA track and field championships Friday at Brookville.
Elk County Catholicâ€™s Scott Krellner and Alex Herzing captured the District 9-AA tennis doubles championship at DuBois on Wednesday.
In the championship match, Krellner and Herzing defeated St. Marys Areaâ€™s Dalton Gennocro and Jarrod Lipsey 6-3, 7-5.
Krellner and Herzing reached the championship match by defeating Johnsonburgâ€™s Shane Bickford and Nate Field 8-2 in the first round. In the quarterfinals they defeated Alec Bouch and Fabio Fortunato of Brockway 10-8. In the semifinals they defeated St. Marys Areaâ€™s Michael Fox and Evan Lepovetsky 6-4, 6-3.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen recorded a 5-1 victory over the Bradford Owls on Wednesday afternoon at Berwind Park in St. Marys.
The Dutchmen scored twice in the second and added three more runs in the sixth while allowing the Owls to get one run in the seventh.
"It was a win," said St. Marys Area coach Tony Azzato. "We came out a little lazy the first couple innings. We were back on our heels a little bit in the box and on the field, but pitching has been keeping us in the past three games and it did again today."
The Elk County Catholic High School 2011-2012 Spring Athletic Awards Program was held on Tuesday evening in the ECCHS auditorium.
ECC Athletic Director Aaron Straub offered some brief opening remarks before turning the microphone over to Fr. Ross Miceli, who gave the invocation. ECC Athletic Association President Chris Schneider delivered a short welcome and Straub added a few acknowledgments to start off the program.