The St. Marys Area Quarterback Club held their 54th Awards Program Saturday night at the St. Marys Area High School Carpin Auditorium.
Following the invocation by Tim Kopp, everyone was welcomed by Bob Luchini, master of ceremonies for the evening. Luchini noted that the St. Marys Area Quarterback Club is an all-volunteer group dedicated to supporting the SMAHS football program.
Quarterback Club President Steve Aul welcomed everyone and said the reason for the change to just an awards program was that the school district had discontinued their banquets due to budget cuts.
SMA swim team makes big statement at 2012 Arctic Swim Classic
CLEARFIELD - The SMA swim team made a big statement at the 2012 Arctic Swim Classic at Clearfield High School on Saturday. The annual invitational featured 10 teams from various districts and PIAA classes.
The Dutchmen made a strong showing, capturing second place overall, while the Lady Dutch brought home a fourth-place trophy. This is the first competition for the team, officially kicking off their 2012 season.
St. Marys will travel to Altoona tonight for a 6 p.m. meet
BELLEFONTE â€“Â The St. Marys Area gymnastics squad traveled to Bellefonte on Saturday to compete in the Bellefonte Bash Invitational.
"The girls did really well and we are continuing to see our scores go up, especially on our two most difficult events - bars and beam," said St. Marys Area coach Irene McCandless. "We seem to be staying pretty steady score-wise on vault and floor."
McCandless noted that senior Michaela Sorg had an "awesome" floor routine and hit her career highest score of 8.475.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders defeated the Sheffield Wolverines 63-57 last night in a game played at ECCHS.
Sheffield led for the first half of the contest, holding a 8-6 advantage at the end of the first period and a 17-15 lead at halftime. ECC came to life in the second half, taking a 36-29 lead at the end of the third quarter and then holding on for the 63-57 victory.
"It was a good win," said ECC coach Aaron Straub. "Any time you can give up 28 points in the fourth quarter and still win has got to be a good one."
Ridgway wrestling won six matches by pinfall and nine overall in a 46-24 victory over St. Marys Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
"The kids were very aggressive," Ridgway coach Gary Gerber said. "We're real pleased because we've been under the weather. The kids wrestled hard, there were some real pleasant surprises there."
The match opened at 182 pounds as Kyle Caggiano bumped up to wrestle Joe McLaughlin of St. Marys.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team rolled to a 47-29 victory over the Brockway Lady Rovers Wednesday evening at ECCHS.
The two teams kept the score fairly close throughout the first half. ECC held a 10-7 lead at the end of the first period and extended their advantage to 25-15 at halftime. Brockway closed the gap slightly by the end of the third period, reducing ECC's advantage to 31-22.
"We looked a little rusty tonight, but we're playing good defense again," said ECC coach Ken Pistner.
However, Pistner noted that the team missed a lot of shots throughout the game.
The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch basketball team opened play in the District 9 League by hosting the Brookville Raiders Tuesday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven, where the Raiders handed the Dutch a 54-33 loss.
The Raiders outscored the Dutch by a 27-13 margin in the first half and a 27-20 margin in the second half to record the victory.
â€śThis was a bad night,â€ť said St. Marys coach Mark Guido. â€śWe got outcoached, we got outplayed from the beginning to the end.â€ť
â€śNow we have three practices to get ready for Bradford,â€ť said Guido. â€śWe have to put this game behind us and learn from it.â€ť
ST. MARYS â€“ Ridgway was spurred on by a 24-point performance from senior guard Eric Matheson as the Elkers won the Elk County Boys Holiday Basketball Tournament with a 45-38 victory over Johnsonburg Friday night at St. Marys Area High School.