Archive - 2014 - Sports Article
The Kane baseball team finally got to play a home game on Tuesday, more than four weeks after the start of the season. The Wolves hosted the Brockway Rovers on a chilly, windy afternoon, with the Rovers coming out on top 14-5.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. â€“ Tyler Leichtenberger of Warren set the Rochester Institute of Technology school record for saves this weekend. The senior, who is the son of Tricia Leichtenberger of Warren and Carl Leichtenberger of Pittsfield, is the grandson of Jim and Dore Mague of Kane and Carl and Barb Leichtenberger of Barnes.
The Kane Country Club golf course now is open for the season. Ready to play Friday are cousins Joe Scutella (left) of St. Marys and Pete Palumbo (right) of Bradford. Both are Kane natives and members of the Kane Country Club. The 18-hole course is open to the public. There is a weekday rate including greens fees and golf cart, and is in effect today and Sunday. Their is a Wednesday special which includes golf, cart and a steak dinner. John Rook, a 2005 graduate of Kane High School, is in his fourth year as the pro at Kane Country Club. For tee times, call 837-9491.
When the game between the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen and Bradford Owls was postponed on Wednesday afternoon, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders and Kane Wolves took advantage of the open field at Berwind Park and moved their matchup there due to reportedly poor field conditions in Kane. The Wolves remained the home team in the contest, but that did not matter to the Crusaders, who scored in every inning but the fifth to claim a 10-0 shutout in six innings.
Mac and Eddie McQuillen took 1st place in the District Eagles Championships held in Clearfield.
Over 75 teams competed from 10 different clubs. Mac and Eddie started off with five straight victories. This set up a winners bracketed final with the Clearfield team that beat them in the finals of the previous championship. The two teams battled out a very strategical game with the McQuillens coming out on top.
The Kane Lady Wolvesâ€™ softball team hung with the Smethport Lady Hubbers for half the game, but the perennial D9 powerhouse put five runs up in the top of the fourth and added three more in the sixth to leave town with the 10-0 win.
The Kane softball team hosted Sheffield on Wednesday afternoon in the Lady Wolves first home game of the 2014 season. Coach Judy Kesslerâ€™s young squad battled for three hours but came up a little short in the 19-17 loss.
The Lady Wolves jumped out to an early 3-0 lead after one inning. After a walk by leadoff batter Daria Huckabone and a shot by Emily Truden that the Sheffield centerfielder misplayed, senior Cheyenne Wheatley delivered with a line drive double in the gap to get the home team on the scoreboard.
The Kane girlsâ€™ track and field team gave the Bradford Lady Owls a run for their money on Tuesday afternoon, but with a couple of key runners out of action, the Lady Wolves came up on the short end of a 96-53 score on a sunny but cool afternoon in Kane.
The Kane boysâ€™ track and field team did something on Tuesday that few teams over the past decade have done â€“ defeat the Bradford Owls. The Wolves defeated Bradford, who had a 90-plus dual meet win streak snapped in 2012, 91-58 behind some clutch performances on a cool but sunny afternoon in Kane.
Iâ€™ve photographed many birds in my life, including songbirds and birds of prey, but when asked where the ducks are, I just get a blank look on my face. For some strange reason, Iâ€™ve never had a real interest in ducks or shore birds. As a birdwatcher all my life, I donâ€™t know why I never developed a liking for these fascinating birds. This lack of interest may have taken a sharp turn in the summer of 2013. Let me explain!