October 7th, 2011
I received a nice note from a friend who read my column where I mentioned being in Alaska. He said that it brought back a lot of memories of when he used to drive truck up the Alaskan Highway and back. I never knew he drove that route, but I can imagine the stories he could write about those drives. When I lived in Alaska, I did a lot of driving, mostly in the Anchorage area, but ever so often, I would go up north towards Fairbanks. In the late 60s early 70s there was only one highway heading up to Fairbanks.
On a night that was filled with emotion in the stadium the Kane Wolves and Elk County Catholic Crusaders put on a classic high school football game as the Wolves fell short, 13-6.
The Kane wolves girls soccer team picked up a big win Wednesday with an exciting overtime victory of St. Marys. The visiting team got on the board quickly with just over four minutes into the game Holly Shields scored unassisted. Then with only four minutes again Shields had an assist to Shannon Bridges to put the Lady Dutch ahead 2-0.
The Kane Wolves boys soccer team came into Tuesday's match against the Johnsonburg Rams for their seventh straight home game before traveling to Coudersport on Thursday. With yet another league game the Wolves knew nothing would be easy. Kane traveled to Johnsonburg three weeks ago and prevailed with a hard fought 3-0 win.
The Kane Country Club was the site of the District IX Girls Golf Championship. Under other than favorable conditions there were some great scores. Samantha Dinger from Redbank Valley led the way with a great round of 84. The next two spots however were tightly contested with Kristy Haines from Elk County Catholic and Larissa Roberts from Union coming in at Â 87, while Kane's own Kyla Hoag and Bradford's Kate Colella just missed the cut with great scores of 88.
After two disappointing losses last week, the Wolves looked to get back on track against the Ridgway Elkers.
CURWENSVILLE â€“ The Kane Wolves made the long trip to Curwensville to take on a good Golden Tide football team but came away the victims of a 13-6 loss.
The Kane Lady Wolves got back on track (3-5) with a sweep of DCC in the Wolvesâ€™ Den Thursday night. They took the Cardinals in three straight 25-8, 25-15, and 25-15.
It was nice to have the win tonight just to keep up the confidence," said Kane head girls volleyball coach Judy Kessler. "Weâ€™ve been playing hard but coming up short this season so tonight the girls knew they were going to press for the win. We played well and had a chance to practice a bunch of offensive plays."
The Kane Wolves soccer team was back in action on Thursday afternoon to take on a very strong Brockway Rovers team. The field conditions were very soggy and muddy due to all the recent precipitation. The less than perfect playing surface did not slow Brockway down as they managed to find the net three times in the first half. Kane had a few opportunities to score, but the Brockway defense held Kane down for the most part.
Alice B. Jones, 90, of 2 Delaware Ave., James City, died Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011 at her residence.
Born Jan. 17, 1921 in Kittanning, she was the daughter of Albert A. and Mary J. Moore Bouch.Â On Nov. 9, 1940 in Winchester, Va., she married Carroll E. "Birch" Burton, who died in 1989.Â On June 21, 1995, she married Lawrence H. "Jonesy" Jones, who died in 2002.
Mrs. Jones had been a Medical Lab Technician at the Kane Community Hospital for many years, then later at the Ridgway Hospital.