Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
STATE COLLEGE â At the press conference held in conjunction with the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Football and College Football Hall of Fameâs 17th annual Awards Banquet, head football coaches Matt Rhule of Temple and Bill OâBrien of Penn State discussed their hopes for the upcoming 2013 football season.
CLARION â Of Johnsonburg's 30 wins this season, Tuesday's was the sweetest one of all.
So sweet, in fact, that the Rams earned a trip to Hershey and the school's first appearance in a PIAA championship game.
Johnsonburg advanced to the PIAA Class A championship game with a 59-53 win over Lincoln Park at Clarion University in the PIAA semifinal round held Tuesday night.
Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said the Rams believed they could win even with Lincoln Park having four Division I recruits and reaching the state final the last two seasons.
BRADFORD â On March 1, 2013, the McKean County Special Olympic athletes from Kane School District participated in the Swim Invitational at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. There were a total of 21 swimmers representing the Kane School District. These athletes have been practicing since Jan. 9. They were coached by Angela Sorg. Each swimmer was in a heat according to age and abilities. Swimmers representing all around McKean County, Elk/Cameron County and Potter County were in attendance.
CLARION â Kane wrestler Evan Delong came up short in his quest for a PIAA state championship on Saturday. The Wolvesâ junior had an impressive run to the finals where he took on last yearâs state runner-up, Cody Law, in the 160 pound finals.
HERSHEY â Kane's Evan Delong advanced to this afternoon's PIAA finals with a 7-6 win over Tri Valley's Ty Schoffstall in the state semifinals. Delong won his quarterfinal match in the 160-pound weight class against Benton's Jeric Kasunic on Friday morning in Hershey to assure himself of bringing home a state medal.
WEXFORD â âWe were just outclassed.â
Thatâs how Kane coach Dave Kiehl described Fridayâs 67-16 loss to Seton-LaSalle in a Class AA state girls basketball playoff game here at North Allegheny High School.
Seton-LaSalle, the defending Class AA state champion, dominated with a smothering full-court zone press for three quarters. Kane had major trouble bringing the ball upcourt against the press. The Rebels converted a flurry of steals into easy layups.
The two Kane wrestlers that qualified for the PIAA Wrestling Championships began their quest for a state medal on Thursday morning at Hershey's Giant Center.
It's been an unprecedented great run for the seven seniors on the Kane High School girls basketball team.
In the past four seasons, the Lady Wolves have won 84 games. That's the most ever over a four-year period for the girls basketball program, according to Kane coach Dave Kiehl.
âDuring the time when I was playing for him, Pat was working at Stackpole, plus he had a second job in addition to officiating high school basketball games, and he was a single parent,â John Knapp says. âHis dedication to the kids and to the game still amazes me. He was very much a man of the World War II generation, the âgreatest generationâ some call it. Men like my dad, Bill Knapp, and Norm Wile, Jim Perry, Jack Flower and Bill Wilson were positive influences to us as young kids. Between coaching at the Y and at Glenwood, Jack Flower was an enduring influence to generations of youngsters.â
Being on the receiving end of Pat Santilliâs frequent rant âyouâre a doggone dummyâ was a badge of honor for generations of young baseball players.