Archive - May 2012 - Sports Article
CLEVELAND â€“ On May 12, the Hotshots Jump Rope Team competed at the AAU Jump Rope Lake Erie Regional Qualifier in Cleveland, Ohio.
There were eight teams including teams from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Canada. The jumpers competed to qualify for the National Championships in Houston, Texas later this summer.
BROOKVILLE â€“ The girls track team traditionally has a quality showing and finishes in the top five teams at districts each year, and this yearÂ placing third was fantastic for us considering thatÂ we only had two seniors participating at the meet.Â Brookville is unbeatable as a team and Elk County Catholic is always one of the class teams of our area soÂ I was extremely pleased with our team score.Â The meet for us was marked by big personal best performances and that is exactly how it should be with proper training and motivated, dedicated and talented athletes.
BROOKVILLE â€“ On a beautiful evening for track and field at Brookville, the Kane Boys Track team put it all together and came up with a hard fought, well deserved team title, scoring 55 team points.Â
The lead in this meet must have changed hands a dozen times as Elk County Catholic, Port Allegany, Clarion, Cranberry, Sheffield and North Clarion, and Kane kept putting points on the board as event after event was contested.Â Towards the end of the meet the 3200-meter run, the 200 dash, the pole vault and the 1600 relay results were still coming in.
On a beautiful day for a ball game the Kane Lady Wolves softball team put together maybe their best game of the year as they knocked off Brockway 10-9 in a 7-inning thriller.
In the first two innings, both pitchers seemed to have the batters off balance as Kane's Kyla Hoag had four strikeouts while Brockway's pitcher recorded five. Brockway was able to take an early one run lead in the top of the first. The Lady Rovers' second hitter got a single then stole second and went to third on a wild pitch. She scored the game's first run as the next batter got a sacrifice fly.
In a game that was like night and day, the Smethport Lady Hubbers proved why they are one of the top teams in the area as they pounded their way to a 19-5 win over the Kane Lady Wolves.
The first three innings belonged to pitcher Kyla Hoag as she struck out five batters and held the powerful Lady Hubbers to only one run.Â
Kane got off to a good start as they responded to Smethport's run in the top of the first with a run of their own as Hoag worked a walk then proceeded to steal second and third and came home as Kaila Jamerson hit a grounder to second.Â
Wednesdayâ€™s Kane at Elk County Catholic softball game was suspended in the top half of the fourth inning due to unplayable field conditions.
The game was suspended in the top half of the fourth inning with the Lady Wolves leading by a 1-0 score. They had the bases loaded at the time.
Abbey Bauer started on the mound for Elk, giving up three hits, walking two and striking out three. Kyla Hoag started on the mound for Kane, giving up one hit, walking one and striking out six.
On a day when it looked like we may not even play baseball the rain stopped long enough to get an entire game in. Elk County Catholic came away with a 9-1 victory over Kane.
The Kane Wolves got off to a good start as they left runners on second and third with two out getting the final out to fly to center field.
In their half of the first Andrew Pierson reached base as he was hit by a pitch. Then with 2-out cleanup hitter Andrew Peterson hit a long ball between the outfielders that rolled all the way to the fence allowing Pierson to score the first run of the game.
The Kane Lady Wolves softball team ran into a Curwensville team that hit the ball well Monday. They had an inside the park home run and a 2-run shot that cleared the fences.Â
In the second inning the visitors sent 11 batters to the plate and scored six runs while holding Kane scoreless through the first two innings to jump out to a comfortable 7-0 lead.
Curwensville added four more runs in the third to increase the lead to 11-0 as eight more batters came to the plate with the big blow being a home run over the center field fence.
The 2012 (PSFCA) will hold the East/West All Star Game Sunday, May 6. The game will be held at Gateway High School in Monroeville. Scheduled kickoff is slated for 2 p.m.Â
Over 220 Special Olympics athletes from throughout McKean County met at Kane Area High School on Wed., May 2, to compete in the 37th annual Special Olympics/Zippo Track & Field Meet.
Seven athletes, whose names will be released soon, qualified to represent McKean County at the Pennsylvania Special Olympics State Games at Penn State, June 7-9.
First place winners were: