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October 2nd, 2014
The Kane Wolves look to rebound from last weekâ€™s 21-20 loss to the Ridgway Elkers tonight when they take on the Brockway Rovers. A battle of 4-1 teams would always be a big game but throw in the mix that it is the Wolvesâ€™ Homecoming game, and that raises the stakes even more.
The Rovers opened up their season with lopsided wins over Smethport, Coudersport and Cameron County before ending their run against the AML North with a hard-fought 33-13 win over Otto-Eldred. Last week, coach Frank Zoccoâ€™s team had their record blemished with a 28-17 loss to AAA Clearfield.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch soccer team handed the Kane Lady Wolves a 3-0 setback Thursday afternoon at the SMAHS soccer field.
The Lady Dutch took a 2-0 first half lead. They added another goal early in the second half.
"Overall we played a good possession game today," said St. Marys coach Eric Bridges.
"Our reserves played aggressively and helped us to keep possession of the ball," said Bridges.
"Kane impressed me with their 80 minutes of play. We were forced to fight hard for the 50/50 balls," added Bridges.
The Coudersport Falcons came to town on Thursday afternoon and handed the Kane boysâ€™ soccer team a 3-0 loss on the Wolvesâ€™ home field. Coach Ernie Chamberlainâ€™s Wolves played well, but just couldnâ€™t find the back of the net despite more than a dozen shots on goal.
Kaneâ€™s best chance of scoring early on came when goalie Michael Butterfield made a save and punted the ball way downfield where teammate Chris Cummings caught up to it and redirected it towards the goal. Falcons goalie Michael Chambers batted it away and scooped up the rebound before Cummings could knock it home.
The Elk County Catholic Crusader golf team defeated the visiting Kane Wolves by a score of 205-218 on Wednesday afternoon in a match played at the Leaning Pines Public Golf Course.
ECC's Jeffrey Wehler and Kane's Trace Gordon were co-medalists with rounds of 38.
Mitchell Struble shot a 40 for the Crusaders, while teammate Drew Meyer was a stroke back with a 41, followed by Jonah Meyer with a 42. Ryan Newton's 44 was the final score to count toward the team's total.
The Kane Cross Country team has been making steady improvement as the runners move into the final month of the season. The Wolves traveled to New Jersey over the weekend to take part in the Six Flags Wild Safari Invitational and the Kane boys left with a fifth place finish out of 25 teams - Kaneâ€™s highest ever.
The St. Marys Area Lady Dutch volleyball squad won their third straight match last night as they defeated the Kane Lady Wolves by a 3-1 score.
St. Marys won the first set by a 25-9 score. They took the second set 25-10. Kane won the third set by a 26-24 score. The Lady Dutch won the match by taking the third set 25-17.
Lena Hanes led the Lady Dutch with 16 service points. Emily Lezak had 12 and Brittney Tarle had nine. Tarle and Keara Shrefler each had four kills while Lezak and Hanes each had three.
The Kane girlsâ€™ soccer team dug themselves a big hole early as they gave up two goals in the first five minutes of Monday afternoonâ€™s game with Port Allegany on the Lady Wolvesâ€™ home field. The Lady Gators took the opening kick and somehow found the back of the net in just 10 secondsâ€¦ before most fans were even in their seats. The visitors added another just five minutes after before Kane coach Robert Mosierâ€™s team began to settle down.
The Kane junior varsity football team exacted a measure of revenge on Monday night when they defeated Ridgway 28-14 at Paul R Miller Stadium. After the varsity Elkers outlasted the Wolves on Friday night in Ridgway, the junior varsity teams strapped on the helmets and played in Kane to start the Wolvesâ€™ homecoming week.
The visitors struck first when Josh Raubenstrauch ran in for a 10-yard touchdown after an interception by James Winslow stalled Kaneâ€™s promising opening drive. The failed extra point gave Ridgway a 6-0 lead with just over five minutes left in the first quarter.
With two equally-matched and undefeated teams facing off, it was only fitting one play and less than one yard would decide the winner.
Ridgway stopped a John English run on a two-point conversion with 41 seconds left in the fourth quarter to give the Elkers a 21-20 win over the Kane Wolves Friday night at Memorial Field in Ridgway in the AML South opener for both teams.
Something has got to give. The Kane Wolves and Ridgway Elkers come into tonightâ€™s football game in Ridgway with identical 4-0 records. Both have had games this season where they have completely dominated the competition. Only one can leave the field tonight 5-0.