August 30th, 2012
Change is in the air for the Kane Wolvesâ€™ football program. While there may be new coaches, Wolvesâ€™ 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.
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 yearâ€™s boys team and two members of last yearâ€™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 boysâ€™ team to run at states, along with Jon Gelsick. Chris Hunt is the other captain of the boysâ€™ team.
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 â€śpreseason for the competition team.â€ť
Youth will be the key word for the 2012 Kane boysâ€™ soccer team.
Head coach Ernie Chamberlain, now in his fifth year at the helm, must replace 10 starters from a team that was one win short of making the playoffs.
Chamberlain has 18 players on his roster, with three being returning letterwinners. Zach Hadfield is the only senior on the team, and will be one of the two captains. Junior Riley Austin will be the other captain of the squad. Chamberlain said that the two have a lot of experience and leadership, and have done a great job motivating their teammates.
The 2012 Kane Boysâ€™ Golf team surpassed last yearâ€™s win total on their opening day.
Head coach Nathan Smithâ€™s squad defeated Smethport and Austin in their first match, and split their second match, defeating Port Allegany and losing to Ridgway. Smith, now in his 10th year as coach, has five golfers that earned letters last year returning this season. They are Ryan Greto, Dan Park, Austin Woolcock, Trace Gordon, and Austin Hoag.
Smith calls these five the â€ścore of the team.â€ť All of them spent many hours on the course over the summer and have improved over last year.
The Kane Country Club Ladies Open was held recently with 63 golfers from Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland attending. It was a beautiful day, full of good golf, fun, food and prizes. The winners were as followed:
Overall Low Gross â€“ 81 â€“ Kyla Hoag (Prizes Forfeited), Overall Low Net â€“ 61 â€“ Patty Wehler.
1st Flight: 1st Low Gross â€“ 83 â€“ Kim Borkowski, 2nd Low Gross â€“ 85 â€“ Kristy Lorenzo, 3rd Low Gross â€“ 91 â€“ Patty Pennington; 1st Low Net â€“ 65 â€“ Sandy Swanson, 2nd Low Net â€“ 69 (won tiebreaker) â€“ Maryann Peterson, 3rd Low Net â€“ 69 â€“ Judy Wendel.
An estimated 1,000 Kane residents were evacuated Wednesday after a tanker truck loaded with butane rolled on its side near Greeves and Fraley streets.
Bruce Manning, director of the McKean County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), said the tanker from the Elkhorn Propane Company of Warren carried 8,400 gallons of "liquid butane under pressure."
He said the evacuation was necessary as a safety precaution before tedious work began to transfer the butane to a Crossett tanker.
RIDGWAY - The preliminary hearing for Francis Anthony Milliard, 54, of Ridgway, charged in connection with two area arsons as well as the attempted murder of a Ridgway man, resulted in those charges being upheld by District Judge George A. "Tony" King in Elk County Court on Wednesday.
One person was killed and another was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday on Route 6, just west of the former Lobo Inn.
Bernice A. Pierson, age 57, of 511 Barden Brook Rd., Eldred, died in the crash. The injured passenger, Meghan C. Pierson, age 24, of the same address, was flown to Hamot Medical Center in Erie with moderate injuries.
An overturned tanker truck hauling butane has overturned in a Kane, PA where residents within a half-mile radius of the accident are being evacuated Wednesday morning.