Archive - 2013 - Sports Article
The Kane Lady Wolves finished the 2012 season with an 8-8 record but showed a lot of improvement over the course of the year. The highlight of the season was a 5-1 late-season victory over eventual District 9 A Champions Elk County Catholic.
Kane girlsâ€™ track and field coach Jim Sirianni has a solid group of athletes returning for him this season, led by three standout seniors.
The Kane boysâ€™ track team will be coming into this season as the defending District IX Champions. Whenever you are coming off a successful season like last year, it usually means a rebuilding year. Kane will definitely be in that process in a lot of events.
The Kane Wolves 2013 baseball team will have a new coach leading them. Coach Josh Lindemuth served as an assistant under Mark Kossack for the previous two seasons. After Kossack resigned the post, Lindemuth moved up to the top position.
STATE COLLEGE â€“ At the press conference held in conjunction with the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Football and College Football Hall of Fameâ€™s 17th annual Awards Banquet, head football coaches Matt Rhule of Temple and Bill Oâ€™Brien 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 yearâ€™s 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€“ â€śWe were just outclassed.â€ť
Thatâ€™s how Kane coach Dave Kiehl described Fridayâ€™s 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.