The St. Marys Area girls swim and dive team captured the girls District 9 championship on Saturday at the District 9 meet held at Clearfield Area High School. This is the third straight year the Lady Dutch have won the team title and the third straight year they have finished the season undefeated.
The Lady Dutch finished the meet with 419 points followed by Clearfield with 299.5, Bradford 268 and Brookville 130.5.
It was back to business as usual for the Elk County Catholic Crusaders on Saturday afternoon at Clarion University. Three days after falling to Clarion-Limestone in the District 9 Class A semifinals, the Crusaders got back into the win column after battling the Venango Catholic Vikings throughout a close game, winning by eight, 56-48, to enter the PIAA Class A playoffs as the third seed from District 9.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders defeated the Cameron County Lady Raiders by a 61-45 score Friday night in the District 9 Class A girls consolation game played at the St. Marys Area Dutch Oven.
Both teams will advance to the PIAA Class A Tournament which opens next Saturday, March 7. Elk Catholic will meet the District 10 champion while Cameron County will meet the District 6 champion.