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October 29th, 2014
The Kane Wolvesâ€™ football team, which began the season 4-0, is looking to make a statement in Fridayâ€™s regular season finale against Clarion-Limestone. Coach Todd Silfiesâ€™ Wolves have gone 1-3 in their last four games, with each of the losses being one-point heartbreakers.
The Wolves have had 13 days to get the bad taste out of their mouths, with a bye during week nine of the schedule. For Coach Silfies and his staff, the break could not have come at a better time.
"After a week off, we are excited to get back out and compete to close out our regular season," he said.
The Kane Middle School girlsâ€™ basketball teams played away games at Eisenhower and Ridgway recently. Both the seventh grade girls and the eighth grade girls won against the Warren County squad but lost to the Lady Elkers.
The seventh grade girls picked up a long overdue win on Saturday against Eisenhower. Both teams were evenly matched on both ends of the floor.
The Johnsonburg Ramettes won a match between two struggling teams on Tuesday night in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. Coach Bill Shueyâ€™s Ramettes won their third match of the season 3-1, (25-18, 25-21, 23-25 and 25-15) to spoil Kaneâ€™s Senior Recognition.
The 16th annual Steve Jerman Memorial 5K Run & 2 Mile Walk was held on Saturday, Oct. 18, in Kane.
A total of 110 participants registered for the event, including 55 runners and 55 walkers. Temperatures in the low fifties produced excellent running conditions.
The first overall male finisher was Port Allegany native Sean Conklin with a time of 18:56. The first overall female finisher was St. Marys native Michelle Bauer with a time of 20:43.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Steve Jerman Memorial Fund, honoring the fallen Kane police officer.
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.