Archive - Sports Article
October 14th, 2014
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.
The Kane Lady Wolves had their biggest game offensively of the season but it wasnâ€™t enough as the Brockway Lady Rovers left Kane with a 6-4 win on Thursday afternoon in the Kane girlsâ€™ last home game of the season.
The Kane Lady Wolvesâ€™ volleyball team hosted the Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders on Thursday evening in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. The Lady Crusaders won the contest in straight sets, 25-11, 25-21 and 25-13, to improve to 11-0 with the win. The young Lady Wolves dropped to 3-8 with the loss, but played well during the match.
The Kane boys and girls golf teams put the finishing touches on their season recently. The District 9 girlsâ€™ tournament was held Monday in Brookville, with sophomore Erin Paulson representing the Lady Wolves. Paulson shot a good round of 111 to finish in seventh place. Keystoneâ€™s Amber Hess shot a phenomenal round of 77 to finish as district champion with Brookvilleâ€™s Elaina Powell taking second place, carding a 91.