Archive - Dec 2012 - Sports Article
At 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Kane High School, Nikky's Dance Studio Competition Team will present "We Need a Little Christmas."
SMETHPORT â€“ The Kane Lady Wolvesâ€™ basketball team opened the 2012-2013 season with a 54-28 win over the Smethport Lady Hubbers on Monday night. Both squads started out slowly with Kane leading 4-2 midway through the first quarter before the Lady Wolves turned it on and outscored the Hubs 10-3 in the final three minutes of the opening quarter.
The Kane boysâ€™ basketball teams opened their seasons on Friday night at the Keystone Tip-off Tournament. The Wolvesâ€™ junior varsity team began their season on a high note, defeating the host team by a score of 49-44. Jack Kocjancic led the young Wolves with 10 points, followed by Tyler Weidenhoff and Chris Udovich with eight points each and Andey Bundy with seven.
The Kane boys' junior varsity team placed second at the Keystone Tip-off Tournament held this past weekend. The Wolves defeated the Keystone Panthers 49-44 to earn a spot in the championship game where they lost to DuBois. Andy Bundy and Jack Kocjancic were selected to the All-tournament team.
The Kane Wolves wrestling team finished their 2011-2012 regular season with a 14-1 record and won their first Allegheny Mountain League title.
Coach Dave Kiehl enters his fifth season as head coach of the Kane Lady Wolves with the bulk of last yearâ€™s team returning. Seven players will be suiting up for their senior season on the hardwood, along with four juniors. The 2011-2012 Lady Wolves finished the season 20-9, losing to WPIAL top seed Vincentian 62-60 in overtime in the opening round of the PIAA playoffs.
Kane boysâ€™ basketball head coach Brian Wymer has four starters returning from last yearâ€™s squad. The 2011-2012 Wolves finished the season 2-20 but Wymer is cautiously optimistic about this season.
In part 11 of my Alaskan adventure series, I was in southwestern Alaska in Katmai National Park, just yards from seeing my first brown bears. The bear watching came to a quick halt as a fishing bald eagle put on show only feet from where I stood. Getting that close to a hunting bald eagle, and capturing a great image, made me forget for a moment why I came to this magnificent park, to see and photograph North Americaâ€™s top predator, the Alaskan brown bear.