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March 9th, 2012
CLARION â€“ The big floor at Clarion University isn't always rough on the Johnsonburg Rams.
Less than one week removed from losing the district title game at Tippin Gymnasium against rival Ridgway, the Rams bounced back in the first round of the Class A state basketball playoffs with a 57-47 win over Bishop Carroll.
The Huskies (14-13) were able to control the game early on but a late rally in the second quarter gave the Rams (23-5) the halftime lead; they extended their advantage in the third quarter and held off a late Bishop Carroll rally for a 10-point win.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team saw their 2011-12 season come to an end last night in McDonald when they were eliminated from the PIAA Class AAA girlsâ€™ tournament by the South Fayette Lady Lions by a 43-36 score.
While the Lady Dutch held a three-point lead at the half, 24-21, a poor third quarter was the big difference in the contest. The Lady Lions were able to outscore the Lady Dutch by a 12-2 margin in the third period of play.
STATE COLLEGE - The St. Marys Area High School Swim and Dive Team successfully showcased their talents at the District VI/IX AA Swimming and Diving Regional Championships held at the Penn State McCoy Natatorium this past weekend. Besides winning medals, the top three positions in each event qualify for the PIAA AA Swim and Dive Championships at Bucknell University on March 16-17.
SMA plays South Fayette Tuesday
CLARION - The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch lost to the Bradford Lady Owls by a 58-39 score Saturday afternoon in the District 9-AAA championship game played at Clarion University.
The Lady Dutch were outscored by a 15-2 margin in the first eight minutes of play. The Lady Dutch outscored the Lady Owls 29-26 in the second and third periods but Bradford scored 17 to St. Marysâ€™ eight points in the fourth quarter.
CLARION - The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders won the District 9-A consolation game Saturday by defeating the Kane Lady Wolves by a 47-25 score.
The Lady Crusaders will now take on Southern Fulton, the District 5 champion, on Saturday at a time and site to be announced. Kane will take on Vincentian, the District 7 champion, also on Saturday at a site and time to be announced.
CLARION - The Elk County Catholic Crusaders put in a strong performance on Saturday afternoon in the District 9 boysâ€™ Class A consolation game at Clarion Universityâ€™s Tippin Gymnasium, going up by 17 at one point early in the fourth quarter before fending off a late rally by Clarion-Limestone to come away with a 77-66 victory.
ECC will meet Clarion-Limestone in consolation game
CLARION - The Johnsonburg Rams advanced to the District 9-A championship game by defeating the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 42-36 score last night at Clarion Universityâ€™s Waldo Tippin Gymnasium in the 9-A semifinals.
Johnsonburg will meet the Ridgway Elkers for the District 9-A championship on Saturday at Clarion University at a time to be announced by the District 9 committee. Ridgway defeated the Clarion-Limestone Lions by a 57-40 score in the other semifinal played at Clarion.
ECC to meet Kane in consolation game
CLARION - The Clarion Area Lady Bobcats defeated the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders by a 47-41 score last night in the District 9-A semifinal game played at Clarion University.
The Lady Bobcats will now meet the Keystone Lady Panthers for the District 9 championship on Saturday at Clarion University. Keystone defeated Kane 58-51 in the other semifinal. The Lady Crusaders will take on the Kane Lady Wolves in the District 9-A consolation game. The date, site and time of that game will be announced.
SMA sending seven wrestlers to NW Regional
CLARION - St. Marys Area wrestler Joe McLaughlin won the District 9-AAA 182-pound weight class championship Saturday at the District 9-AAA Individual Championships held at Clarion Universityâ€™s Waldo Tippin Gymnasium.
The Dutchmen of coach Dominic Surra will be sending seven wrestlers to the AAA Northwest Regional Tournament scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Altoona Area High School Field House.
BRADFORD - The St. Marys Area swim and dive team proved that they can rise to the occasion on Friday night when the Dutchmen captured the District 9 Swim & Dive Championship crown at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradfordâ€™s Duke Aquatic Center. The Lady Dutch finished third in the field of five teams.