February 18th, 2011
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders advanced to tonightâ€™s Allegheny Mountain League championship game by defeating the DuBois Central Cardinals 49-42 in overtime Friday at the ECCHS gym.
The Crusaders will meet the Ridgway Elkers who defeated the Johnsonburg Rams 56-38 last night at Ridgway for the league title. The game is set for 8 p.m. at St. Marys Area High School.
DuBOIS - The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders jumped out to an early lead on Friday evening in the AML semifinal game against the DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals and never looked back, as they won by a 40-29 score to advance to the championship game tonight at St. Marys Area.
The Elk Catholic girls were the No. 2 team out to the AML North and the DuBois Central Catholic girls were the No. 1 team out of the AML South.
RIDGWAY â€“ Backed by a 23-point performance from senior Kayla Hoohuli, the visiting Lady Dutch (21-1) nearly doubled Ridgway's (1-21) output Friday night in a 70-37 victory over the Lady Elkers.
"I thought we ran the court pretty well and played man-to-man defense very well," said St. Marys head girls' varsity basketball coach Bob Swanson after capping off a 21-1 season. "We tried a couple zones but Ridgway shot the ball well [Friday night] and I think they're a much-improved ball club.
Rita M. Siverling, 90, of New Cumberland, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 at
York Memorial Hospital, Spring Garden Twp.
She was born Sept. 26, 1920 in St. Marys, daughter of the late Anthony Peter and
Anna Rose (Heindle) Loeffler.
She was a retired cook, having worked in the Buffalo, N.Y. area.
She is survived by two sons, Kurt A. and Bruce E., both of Batavia, N.Y.; four
daughters, Vera E. of Brockport, N.Y., Judith A. Spenser of Holly, N.Y., Norma J.
Smith of Lancaster and N. Jayne Jageler of Etters; 18 grandchildren;
and 30 great-grandchildren.
Alan J. Kraus, 65, of 573 West Main Street Ext., Kersey, died at his residence on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, following a brief illness.
He was born April 24, 1945 in St. Marys, a son of the late Norman J. and Lillian Blanchard Kraus.
On May 11, 1974 in St. Marys, he married Harriet Hollobaugh Kraus, who survives.
He was a member of the Kersey Eagles.Â He enjoyed watching television, especially wrestling and sports.Â He also enjoyed Sodoku puzzles and spending time with his family.
Mazetta L. Carpin, 84, of Bennetts Valley Highway, Penfield, died on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at DRMC after a short illness.
She was born Nov. 9, 1926 in Byrnedale, a daughter of the late Harry and Twila (Hetrick) Hellberg.
On June, 23, 1951, she married Anthony B. Carpin, who preceded her in death in 2000.
She was a homemaker and attended Caledonia United Methodist Church. She was born and raised in Byrnedale and lived most of her life in Penfield.
Jay Township Supervisor Francis Gustafson informed township residents on Thursday evening that he would like to get a group together to discuss looking into how to protect the township's resources in the face of increased drilling by the Marcellus Shale industry.
"I figured we'd bring it up a little bit at each meeting to see if anybody's interested," Gustafson said.
He explained that the township recently obtained a copy of a draft ordinance prepared by the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS).
Healthy communication between children and their parents is always important, but sometimes the communication foundation begins to crumble when children enter their preteen and young teen years. During that time, children are challenged not only by the changes occurring as they enter puberty, but also by increased peer pressure to engage in risky behavior such as using drugs and alcohol. Simultaneously, their changing lives may cause them to become more withdrawn and less willing to engage in conversation with their parents or guardians.
Recently kindergarten and fifth grade students at St. Marys Catholic Elementary School teamed up to raise funds for the school's annual Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Hop-A-Thon.
This year, students succeeded in collecting $694 during a two-week period. Each kindergartner was asked to collect at least five donations.
"The kids were very excited about the event and were happy to be able to help someone else that couldn't enjoy the simple pleasures of life like we can," said SMCE kindergarten teacher Laura Kuntz, event coordinator.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team raised their record to 20-1 on the season with a 45-30 victory over the Johnsonburg Ramettes last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven on Senior Night.
The Lady Dutch opened a 16-5 lead after the first quarter and coasted the rest of the way to their 10th straight win.
â€śI was happy that we won, but I wasnâ€™t real happy with the way we played. The intensity wasnâ€™t there and we didnâ€™t handle the ball real well,â€ť said St. Marys coach Bob Swanson.
â€śOn the bright side, a lot of kids saw some valuable action,â€ť he added.