Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
In a scene that has become all too familiar to Kane Wolvesâ€™ football fans, Friday nightâ€™s game with Elk County Catholic came down to the wire, with the Wolves coming out on the short end of a one-point loss for the third time in four games. The Wolves jumped out to a 12-0 lead after their first two possessions of the game, but the Crusaders scored once just before halftime on a big play and again midway through the fourth quarter to leave town with a 13-12 victory.
The Kane Wolves (5-2) will host the 6-1 Elk County Catholic Crusaders on Friday night in the final home game for 12 senior football players. The Wolves lost a 7-6 heartbreaker on the road last Friday in Curwensville and look to get their season back on track tonight against the Crusaders.
Ridgway volleyball made Senior Night a happy one as the Lady Elkers rallied in all three sets for a 3-0 (25-23, 25-23, 25-20) victory over Kane.
"I'm so happy for them," Ridgway coach Janet Redmond said. "To come back, all three games we were down by a lot. That just shows the determination. We got the ball up so we could have an offense. They worked. It was nice to get all the seniors in. I'm really proud of them. I wish them all the best in their future plans. I'm just so happy for them. We needed that because we've been on a downslide a little bit."
The Kane High School and Middle School cross country teams finished out their regular seasons competing against St. Marys and Ridgway on Tuesday on the Wolvesâ€™ home course. No team scores were kept as only the Kane boys and the St. Marys girls fielded full teams.
The KMS boys ran against four Dutch runners in the early race. Kaneâ€™s Lane Hillard crossed the finish line first in a time of 11:00 followed by teammate Ryan Hunt in 11:19. St. Marysâ€™ Ryan Hepler was next across the line in 11:28, just edging out the Wolvesâ€™ Hayden Barr (11:29).
The Kane Lady Wolves turned in what coach Judy Kessler called "their worst match of the season" as they got swept by the Sheffield Lady Wolverines in three games, 25-12, 25-9 and 25-7.
The Lady Wolverines jumped out to a 7-2 lead in game one. A block by Camryn Cummings and a kill by Maddie Stanisch were bright spots for the Lady Wolves as the visitors went on to win 25-12.
Less than a month ago, the Kane boysâ€™ soccer team made the trip to Port Allegany to take on a talented Gator squad and got beat soundly 9-0. Monday afternoonâ€™s rematch in Kane proved just how much the Wolves have improved as they played with the Gators for all 80 minutes before dropping a 5-3 decision.
Both teams had scoring opportunities early but neither could cash in until the Gatorsâ€™ Eli Knapp scored on a direct kick after a hand ball just outside the box. Knappâ€™s kick was just out of the reach of diving Kane goalie Tyler Schleicher with 18:44 left in the first half.
In an evenly matched opening set, the Kane Lady Wolves battled the Hubbers to scores of 25-22 for a split in the Kane Varsity Volleyball Tournament.
"Smethport has a nice middle blocker and we had to really work around her," said Kane head varsity volleyball coach Judy Kessler. "We passed fairly well most of the set but got into a little trouble in the last third of the second set and just let the game get away from us.â€ť
The first Kane disc golf scramble was held Saturday, Oct. 11 at Evergreen Park on the Milton Craven Disc Golf Course.Â The field of 17 teams navigated the course on a picturesque fall day. The team of Andy Bundy and Matt Sirianni won the event with a score of 50 while second place team of Chris Cummings and Chris Udovich was second with a score of 51.
The Kane Wolves lost a hard-fought 7-6 game with Curwensville on Friday night in a battle of 5-1 teams. The Wolves had won their previous game on a last minute field goal against Brockway and appeared as though they might have some last minute magic again. It didn't happen, however, as the Tide got a turnover with just over three minutes left in the game and got a couple crucial first downs to run out the clock and preserve the victory on their home field.
The Kane Wolves make the long trip to Curwensville tonight as they take on the Curwensville Golden Tide in a battle of 5-1 teams. The Wolves have played in two consecutive nail-biters, losing to Ridgway in week five 21-20 before rebounding last week and defeating Brockway 9-7 on a Dillon Mattis field goal with eight seconds left in the game. Like the Wolves, the Tide started out their season 4-0 but stumbled in the opening week of AML South competition by losing 20-13 to Elk County Catholic.