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Volunteer firefighters put ‘lives on the line’ for Kane

August 31, 2012

It was like staring down the barrel of a loaded gun.
That’s what our brave volunteer firefighters must have thought Wednesday during an 11-hour emergency at the scene of a chemical tanker truck rollover in the heart of Kane.
“We never know what we’re getting into,” Tim Holt, chief of the Kane Volunteer Fire Department, said in commenting on the harrowing experience. “Volunteer firefighters put their lives on the line for the community. They’re always ‘right there’ when they’re needed even though they know there are risks.”

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Evacuation is believed to be largest ever in county

August 31, 2012

The evacuation of 1,000 Kane residents Wednesday following a tanker truck rollover is believed to be the largest ever in McKean County.
“It was probably the largest evacuation,” County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Bruce Manning said Thursday. “I can’t remember anything bigger.”
Manning, who was on the scene Wednesday and returned Thursday to Kane to confer with Kane fire chief Tim Holt, said he believes the evacuation exceeded a movement of residents in 1972 due to flooding from Hurricane Agnes.

Milliard arraigned on new charges

August 31, 2012

RIDGWAY - New charges, including multiple drug offenses and illegal possession of firearms, have been filed against Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, currently incarcerated on arson and related charges in connection with two residential fires in Elk County, as well as charges of attempted murder and assault stemming from Milliard's alleged beating of a Ridgway man.

Lady Wolves volleyball team looks for playoff return

August 31, 2012

Last year’s Kane Lady Wolves volleyball team was in an unusual place during last year’s District 9 playoffs—home. For the first time in 17 seasons, head coach Judy Kessler’s squad missed out on a chance to earn a spot to the state playoffs.
With a record of 7-9, they were close, and with a number of key starters returning with an additional year of experience, Kessler is looking forward to making the playoffs once again.

2012 Fall Sports Previews can be purchased at The Kane Republican.

Kane Wolves marching band ready to hit the field

August 31, 2012

The Kane Wolves marching band is ready to wow the crowds at Paul R Miller Stadium during football games, as well as band competitions throughout the area this fall. The band, under the direction of Matthew McClard and assistants Joe Thornburg and Henry Sobieski, will be competing in the Tournament of Bands Competition Circuit, as well as hosting the annual Loren B. Wright Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8.
The band, which finished second at the Tournament of Bands Chapter 11 Championships last year, won shows in St Marys, Youngsville and Conemaugh Township last season.

Lady Wolves’ soccer team has quality, Not quantity

August 31, 2012

Third-year Kane girls’ soccer coach Allie Saquin has eight returning letterwinners from last year’s 7-9 team. That is the good news. The bad news is that there are only 13 girls on the roster.
With 11 girls on the field at a time, depth could be a serious problem for the Lady Wolves.
Saquin will be patrolling the sidelines along with assistant coaches Jeff Gibbs, in his second season, and new volunteer assistant Robynn Boyer. The returning letterwinners are Dawn Saquin, Taylor Bucheit, Haylee Mague, Brittany Kowatch, Shyanne Todd, Kelsey Johnson, Sara Mohney, and Andrea Walker.

Lady Wolves golf team has high hopes for 2012 season

August 31, 2012

The Kane Lady Wolves Golf team finished last season with a very respectable 7-3 record.
The 2011 team’s top golfer, Kyla Hoag, finished fourth in the District 9 tournament. Both the team and Hoag are hoping to improve on those finishes in 2012.

2012 Fall Sports Previews can be purchased at The Kane Republican.

Coach Silfies ready to continue Wolves’ football tradition

August 31, 2012

Change is in the air for the Kane Wolves’ football program. While there may be new coaches, Wolves’ head coach Todd Silfies does not expect any big changes in style of football. The biggest change is the addition of freshmen to the high school football roster. This means that there will be 55 players on the sideline on game nights, a big jump from previous seasons.
Fourteen ninth-graders are on the team this year. According to Silfies, a number of other AML teams also made the same move.

2012 Fall Sports Previews can be purchased at The Kane Republican.

Wolves cross country teams ready to run

August 31, 2012

The Kane Cross Country runners look to follow up a successful 2011 season as they move up a classification in District 9.
Two members of last year’s boys team and two members of last year’s girls team ran in the PIAA tournament, and head coach Adam Smelko and his assistants Rich Hunt and Matt Gasbarre are hoping to have even more Wolves make the trip this season.
Senior captain Avery Colson will lead the way for the Wolves. Colson was one of the two runners from the boys’ team to run at states, along with Jon Gelsick. Chris Hunt is the other captain of the boys’ team.

Kane cheerleaders' first season ready to get under way

August 31, 2012

While official sports seasons last two to three months for varsity sports, cheerleading is a little different.
Cheerleading is broken up into several different seasons. The Kane cheerleaders have begun their fall cheerleading season, which head coach Chris Niklaus considers a “preseason for the competition team.”

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