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September 28th, 2012
CURWENSVILLE â€“ For the second straight week, the Kane Wolves (2-3) played an undefeated AML South rival. For the second straight week, the Wolves fell behind early, fought back and played close for nearly four quarters only to come up short down the stretch. On Friday night at Curwensvilleâ€™s Riverfront Stadium, the Wolves lost 36-20 to the Golden Tide (5-0) to drop to 2-3 on the season.
The Kane Wolves lost a 52-40 shootout to undefeated Brockway last Friday night at Paul R Miller Stadium. The Rovers took the opening kickoff and marched downfield for an early score. The Wolves offense answered back, but that set the tone for the nightâ€”with Brockway going ahead, the Wolves scoring to stay within striking distance. Unfortunately, the Wolves couldnâ€™t keep up with the scoring pace and the Rovers sealed the victory with a touchdown in the final minutes.
The Kane Lady Wolves pushed the undefeated Bradford Lady Owls to the limit on Tuesday night in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. Kane came up on the short end of the five-game match, 25-18, 22-25, 19-25, 25-11, 15-12.
Bradford jumped out to a 3-0 lead in game one before the Lady Wolves rallied behind the serving of Nikki Sicher and the net play of Kaila Jamerson and Taylor Morgan, and led 7-4 before Bradford fought back. The visitors scored 11 of the next 15 points to regain the lead. The Lady Owls finished the game off with the help of a few serve reception errors by Kane.
For a wildlife photographer, the late summer is not too exciting. The wildlife sightings I enjoyed during the springtime are no longer with us. The fox have moved from their dens, bear cubs are quite larger than the little teddy bears Â they were in the spring. The beautiful breeding colors of the spring birds are all but gone. It is a challenge for most nature photographers at this time of year to get that perfect shot. To make matters worse, the leaves will not change for almost a month, late September to early October.
The Kane Wolves welcomed the 3-0 Brockway Rovers to town on Friday night in the first AML South matchup of the season. The Rovers offense scored early and often, however, as the Wolves answered most of the scores, but came up a little short in the fourth quarter as they lost 52-40 to fall to 2-2 on the season.
The AML opens divisional play this week after three weeks of AML North vs AML South. The 2-1 Kane Wolves will host the 3-0 Brockway Rovers on Friday night in what appears to be a contest of two closely matched teams.
The Rovers have dominated the first three teams on their schedule, defeating Cameron County in their season opener by a score of 42-8, then beating Otto-Eldred 42-6, and last week jumping out to an early 35-7 lead to Sheffield before sending the Wolverines home with a 35-21 loss.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Kane Lady Wolves gave the home team fits Thursday night in the serve-receive statistics category in a 3-1 (25-21, 25-17, 21-25, 25-12) win over the Johnsonburg Ramettes.
Kane had little trouble in the first two games against the Ramettes before a hiccup in the third game sidetracked the visitors. The Lady Wolves regrouped quickly, however, to clinch the decisive fourth game for the win.
Kaneâ€™s seventh- and eighth-grade girlsâ€™ basketball teams both won in their home openers on Wednesday. The seventh-grade girls won in the first game of the afternoon, defeating the young Lady Wolverines by a score of 14-10, followed by the eighth-graders' 32-3 drubbing of Sheffield.
Coach Mary Espinâ€™s seventh-grade squad evened their record at 1-1 with the win. Trinity Clark led Kane with six points, followed by Amber Carlson with four. Gina Marconi and Mackenzie Witherell chipped in two points each for the Lady Wolves.
BRADFORD â€“ In recent cross country action, the Kane Wolves competed at the Bradford Invitational and also at Brookville on Tuesday, besting many teams in the process.
As has been the trend this season, the only squad to field a full team was the varsity boys, although the other teams had fine individual performances. At Bradford, the varsity girls would start the day with Kristin Boyer placing fifth overall with a time of 21:42 and Olivia Kumher running a time of 36:04.
The Kane Lady Wolves defeated the Ridgway Lady Elkers in four games on Tuesday in the Wolvesâ€™ Den.
Kane won easily in game one by a score of 25-12. Game two was a much closer affair, as the home team rallied for the 25-20 win. The visitors took game three as Kane struggled with their passing and communicating. Kane head coach Judy Kesslerâ€™s team then regrouped to take a marathon game four by a score of 30-28, winning the match.