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Crusaders down Cardinals 17-1

May 20, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders downed the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals 17-1 in four innings on Tuesday afternoon at Berwind Park, winning the game on a walk-off double by Ben Daghir.
Pat Brennen went the distance for the Crusaders, working all four innings and giving up one hit, walking four, and striking out five.
"I thought Pat pitched a pretty reasonable game. He pitched pretty well for four innings. We just got some breaks and took advantage of them. We got some runs across the board," said ECCHS coach Fr. Eric Vogt.

Elk Catholic holds Spring Athletic Awards program

May 18, 2011

The annual Spring Athletic Awards program for the Elk County Catholic High School spring sports athletes was held on Tuesday evening in the high school auditorium.
The evening opened with invocation by Father Ross Miceli, followed by the welcome by Athletic Club President Chris Schneider. Principal Sandy Florig gave an overview of the evening’s program, followed by the acknowledgements by Athletic Director Aaron Straub.

Dutchmen down Coudersport Falcons 11-1

May 17, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team improved to 9-8 on the season with an 11-1, five-inning victory over the Coudersport Falcons Monday at Berwind Park.
Monday was the completion of a suspended game that began on April 26. That game was halted in the bottom of the first inning with one out and St. Marys up 2-0.

Lady Crusaders defeat Johnsonburg Ramettes 5-0

May 17, 2011

Taylor Schlimm recorded her 11th shutout of the season on Monday afternoon at Benzinger Park as she pitched the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders to a 5-0 victory over the visiting Johnsonburg Area High Ramettes.
Schlimm gave up only three hits in the game, while striking out seven and walking no one.
Kiana Myers was the losing pitcher for the Johnsonburg girls as she gave up just six hits, walked six and struck out one.

Hoohuli named All American by ‘PARADE Magazine’

May 15, 2011

St. Marys Area’s Kayla Hoohuli has been named a member of the 40-member “PARADE All America” girls’ basketball team.
Hoohuli joins 39 high school basketball seniors from 30 states on a list compiled by “PARADE Magazine” and “Sporting News”.
In her four years at St. Marys Area, Kayla led her team to four consecutive District 9 Class AAA championships.
At the conclusion of the 2010-2011 season, Kayla was named the Pennsylvania girls’ basketball Class AAA Player of the Year in a vote by the state sportswriters.

Lady Dutch down Lady Elkers, 17-3

May 15, 2011

The St. Marys Lady Dutch pulled out to a big lead with two strong innings and went on to a 17-3, 5-inning win over Ridgway Friday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
St. Marys had four runs in the first inning and seven in the second inning to pull out to an 11-0 lead and take control of the game.

Dutch baseball defeats Elkers 14-3 in five innings

May 15, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch baseball team evened their record at 8-8 with a 14-3, five inning win over the Ridgway Elkers Friday at Berwind Park.
The Dutch scored a total of 10 runs in the third and fourth innings to put the game away.
“Now is the right time for us to start meshing and we really are,” said St. Marys coach Tony Azzato.
“We knew as a staff what this team is capable of and now we are seeing it. We have seen improvement all year and now they’re getting it together at the right time,” said Azzato.
“We played well today and I’m happy with that,” added Azzato.

Dutch, Lady Crusaders capture Elk County track titles

May 12, 2011

JOHNSONBURG - The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch and the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader track and field teams won their respective Elk County Track and Field championships Thursday at the 2011 Elk County Track and Field Meet held at the Johnsonburg complex.
The Dutch won the boys’ title with 81 points. Elk Catholic was second with 77 and Johnsonburg third with 28.
The Lady Crusaders won the girls’ meet with 93 points, followed by Johnsonburg with 53.50 and St. Marys with 41.50.

Dutch tennis defends District 9-AA championship

May 11, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch tennis team successfully defended their District 9 Class AA team title Wednesday when they defeated the Elk County Catholic Crusaders by a 4-1 score in a match played at Benzinger Park.
“It was a very, very good match. The boys did well,” said St. Marys coach Sue Lepovetsky. “We spent a long time preparing for this, especially with the weather.”
“It’s nice to see the team repeat as District 9 champions,” she added.
The Dutch went up 1-0 when Brandon Romain defeated Ben Wortman 6-1, 6-2 at second singles.

Crusader baseball holds on for 8-6 win over Owls

May 10, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders held on to defeat the Bradford Owls by an 8-6 score Tuesday afternoon at Berwind Park.
After five innings of play, ECC held an 8-1 lead. The Owls scored four in the sixth and one in the seventh, making the final score 8-6.
“We held on to win that one,” said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt.
“Rick (Pearsall) came in to finish it, but it was our timely hitting that won the game. Joe McLaughlin had a clutch two-run double in the fifth inning,” he said.

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