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Lady Crusaders edge Lady Elkers, 3-2

October 26, 2011

RIDGWAY - The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders fought back from a 2-1 match deficit and a match point in the final set for a 3-2 (25-11, 23-25, 24-26, 25-14, 16-14) victory over Ridgway Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
ECC won the first set but lost the next two to Ridgway, putting the Lady Elkers ahead entering the fourth set. The Lady Crusaders won the fourth set at 25-14 which set up the winner-take-all set.

Union Knights hand Dutchmen 25-7 setback

October 22, 2011

RIMERSBURG - The Union Golden Knights handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen a 25-7 Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference setback last night at Rimersburg.
The Dutchmen found themselves down 19-0 at the half and were not able to get out of the hole in the second half.
“I give Union all the credit. They outplayed us in every facet. They were well-coached and well-prepared,” said St. Marys coach Joe Schlimm.
“We didn’t handle adversity early in the ball game. We had to play catch-up and we’re not very good at that game,” he added.

Crusaders crushed by Golden Tide 38-6

October 22, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders were dealt a tough 38-6 loss by the Curwensville Golden Tide during a cold, wet and muddy contest at Dutch Country Stadium in St. Marys on Friday evening. The Crusaders' lone touchdown came in the middle of the third quarter after the Golden Tide had already built a 30-point lead.

Dutch soccer edges Port Allegany 2-1

October 21, 2011

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen boys' soccer squad ended their regular season by slipping and sliding their way to a muddy 2-1 victory over the Port Allegheny Gators in a cold and rainy match on Thursday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
All of the scoring for both teams took place in the first half.

Johnsonburg volleyball team downs Lady Dutch 3-0

October 21, 2011

The Johnsonburg Ramettes volleyball team handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch squad a 3-0 setback Thursday on Senior Night for St. Marys Area.
The Lady Dutch seniors, along with their parents, were recognized in pre-match ceremonies.
The Ramettes won the first set by a 25-19 margin. They took the second set 25-22 and won the third set 25-23 to win the match 3-0.
“I can’t be disappointed with the loss,” said St. Marys coach Erica Vogt. “Overall we did well. The six seniors all did well tonight.”

Lady Dutch soccer ends season with 1-0 win over Smethport

October 19, 2011

Smethport scored the only goal in Wednesday afternoon's girls' soccer match at the SMAHS soccer field; however, it was the Lady Dutch who came away with the 1-0 win.
"We lost to them the first time, so getting a little revenge was nice," said SMA coach Dr. Bob Schmidt. "[They were] some pretty well-matched teams and we've continued to improve. We had a lot of good action up front with Aspyn Wolff, Holly Shields, and Caley Keister, and then in the back with Mia Keener and Shannon Bridges, as well as Haley McGowan. It was a good team effort and a nice way to finish the season."

Ridgway volleyball squad downs Lady Dutch 3-0

October 19, 2011

The Ridgway Lady Elkers volleyball team handed the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch a 3-0 setback last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Lady Elkers won the first set 25-22. They took the second set 25-18 and won the match by taking the third set 25-23.
“I can’t complain about how we played, but we just could not get anything going,” said St. Marys coach Erica Vogt. “I know we can play solid when we play. We have to get it together for Districts. I know what they are capable of.
“The game ball went to Kiana Hoohuli tonight, who played well coming off an injury.”

St. Marys Area cross country competes at Ridgway

October 19, 2011

Ridgway cross country hosted Brockway, St. Marys and Kane in action Tuesday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
In the varsity girls' race, Adair Gennocro of St. Marys was the top finisher with a time of 19:07. Sloan Foster was third with a time of 22:03. Alexis Hanes had a time of 25:00 and Casey Kline had a mark of 27:29. Rachel Schreiber finished at 29:00, Cassie Wonderling had a time of 30:42 and Ashley Mertz had a time of 34:15.
For Kane, Christine Boyer was the top finisher and fourth in the girls' race with a time of 22:14.

Lady Crusaders defend District 9-AA team tennis title

October 19, 2011

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team successfully defended their District 9-AA tennis team championship on Monday by defeating the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch by a 4-1 score in a match played at Memorial Park.
“Our girls were ready to play today,” said ECCHS coach Pete Meier. “It was a great season.
“This was the best that Abby Meyer and Loreal Housler have played in four years. They were outstanding. Loreal battled against a tough opponent.

Lady Dutch soccer edges Punxsutawney 2-1

October 19, 2011

It was a sunny, muddy and extremely windy afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field; however, the conditions were perfect for the Lady Dutch as they picked up their first home victory of the season in a 2-1 contest against the Punxsutawney Lady Chucks.
"Conditions made it an ugly game and Punxsy was scrappy. They moved to the ball well and I think we just had more team speed in the end and that's what allowed us to prevail. We dominated most of the game but the mud was the equalizer in the win," said SMA coach Dr. Bob Schmidt.

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