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Crusaders defeat Curwensville Golden Tide 51-36

January 17, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders improved their record to 7-5 on the season with a 51-36 non-league victory over the Curwensville Golden Tide last night at the ECCHS gym.
After trailing 18-17 at the half, Elk Catholic went on to outscore the Golden Tide by a 34-18 margin in the second 16 minutes of play.
“Tonight was a team effort and a good win,” said ECCHS coach Aaron Straub. “We were able to get away with a poor first half.”

Punxsutawney Chucks use foul line to beat Dutchmen 44-38

January 17, 2012

With just under a minute and a half left in the fourth quarter of Tuesday evening's contest, the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen held a slim 37-36 lead over the visiting Punxsutawney Chucks. While the Dutchmen only allowed Punxsy to make one more field goal for the remainder of the game, the Chucks were 6-for-7 from the foul line in the final minute to seal their 44-38 victory.
Still, St. Marys Area coach Mark Guido indicated that he was pleased with his team's effort.

Crusaders hand Dutchmen 67-47 D9 League setback

January 17, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Crusaders handed the St. Marys Area Flying Dutch a 67-47 District 9 League setback last night at the ECCHS gym.
The Crusaders were able to use a quick start to jump out to an 18-4 lead after the first eight minutes of play. The Dutch were never able to recover as the Crusaders went on for the victory.
“We had a good start, but I thought we played a little loose in the fourth quarter,” said ECCHS coach Aaron Straub. “We were shooting the ball pretty well and when you make them, they are all good shots.”

Lady Dutch edge Lady Crusaders 40-39

January 15, 2012

The last time the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch took on the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders at St. Marys Area High School, it was on Dec. 30, 2011 in the championship game of the 2011 Elk County Girls' Holiday Basketball Tournament, a game ECC won 41-35. According to St. Marys Area coach Leona Hoohuli, that game was not on her team's mind on Saturday evening as the two teams once again faced each other at the "Dutch Oven."

SMA swim teams open regular season with victories

January 13, 2012

BROOKVILLE - The St. Marys Area High School swim and dive team had a very successful first regular meet of the season when they traveled to Brookville on Thursday evening. Both squads won their meets, with the Lady Dutch outpacing the Lady Raiders 115-33, while the Dutchmen scored 114 to the Raiders’ 40.

Dutch wrestlers rally to defeat Corry Beavers 37-32

January 13, 2012

The St. Marys Area Flying Dutch wrestling squad won six of the last eight bouts to come from behind to defeat the Corry Beavers by a 37-32 score Thursday night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
The Dutch were trailing 25-3 when Ray Dent won by forfeit at 106 pounds. Dutchman Willie McGonnell won a major decision and Evan Smith won by forfeit. Dylan Smith picked up a pin at 126 to knot the score at 25-all. After Corry won a decision at 132 to go up 28-25, Dutchman Tyler Yetzer won by a pin and Sam Miller won by forfeit to make the score 37-28 with one match remaining.

Lady Crusaders down Lady Chucks 47-29

January 12, 2012

The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team remains undefeated after picking up a 47-29 victory over the visiting Punxsutawney Lady Chucks on Wednesday evening at ECCHS.
"I thought we played a pretty good basketball game," said ECC coach Ken Pistner. "It wasn't real sloppy, and I had us for 14 or 15 turnovers. I thought Punxsy played really hard, too. It was a good basketball game tonight."
Elk Catholic held a 12-5 lead at the end of the first period, was up 23-13 at the end of the second, and 29-22 at the conclusion of the third.

Lady Dutch defeat DuBois Area 56-46 in D9 League play

January 11, 2012

The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch basketball team raised their District 9 League record to 2-1 with a 56-46 victory over the DuBois Area Lady Beavers last night at the SMAHS Dutch Oven.
After the Lady Dutch outscored the Lady Beavers 11-6 in the first quarter, they outscored DuBois 37-23 in the next two quarters to take a 48-29 lead with only eight minutes remaining.
“It’s all about defense and we played great defense tonight,” said St. Marys coach Leona Hoohuli.

SMA Quarterback Club honors Dutch football program

January 9, 2012

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 teams fare well at Arctic Swim Classic

January 8, 2012

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.

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