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February 9th, 2015
The 15th Annual Kane Cheerleading Boosters Mid-Winter Cheer Classic took place this past Saturday and Sunday. For the first time since 2010, the Kane Wolves won at their home competition and are Mid-Winter Cheer Classic Small Varsity Champions. They edged out the nearest competitor of Redbank Valley High School by half a point to finish first out of the five teams in their division.
JOHNSONBURG â Kane wrestling won 30-24 over Johnsonburg Thursday evening at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Only three matches were wrestled on the mat and Johnsonburg won them all, picking up a pinfall and two decisions.
âSafetyâ is believed to be the underlying reason Kane coach Dave Kiehl pulled the Kane High girls basketball team off the court to forfeit its game Tuesday evening at Brockway.
With 2:39 left to play in the game and Brockway leading 51-32, Kiehl called the Lady Wolves to the bench and declined to continue playing. The loss will go down as a 2-0 forfeit loss, according to sources familiar with the regulations.
Last month the Kane boys basketball team traveled to Brockway and was blown out, 63-33.
Kane hosted Brockway in its next-to-the-last game Tuesday and lost by just five points, 43-38.
It was another in a series of narrow defeats for the Wolves.
"We have to find a way to win these close games," second-year Kane coach Matt Gasbarre said after the slim loss. "We need to learn from this."
The Kane Varsity Competition Cheerleaders added to their great finishes this season with defending their titles at Champion Cheer Central Hard Rockinâ Nationals in Cleveland this past Sunday.
PORT ALLEGANY â The Kane High School boys basketball team suffered another close loss Monday, losing at Port Allegany, 49-44.
The game was tied at 11 after the first quarter, but Port used a 14-6 second-quarter advantage to take a 25-17 lead at halftime.
Kane outscored Port 14-10 in the third quarter, but never came closer than one point in the second half.
"We had opportunities to chisel away at their lead," second-year Kane Coach Matt Gasbarre said after the game. "We're having growing pains. We need to learn how to win the close games."
It was a tale of two halves on Wednesday night in the Wolvesâ Den. The Kane Lady Wolvesâ basketball team hosted the Ridgway Lady Elkers and saw the visitors jump out to a 14-10 halftime lead. Coach Dave Kiehlâs Lady Wolves have struggled in the third quarter several times this season but came out of the locker room and put 16 points up on the scoreboard while holding Ridgway to two after the break. The hosts went on to post a 43-25 victory.
The Kane Wolves wrestling team turned back the Oswayo Valley Green Wave by a 42-9 score on Tuesday night. Five Kane seniors took the mat in their final appearance in the Wolvesâ Den. All five pinned their opponents as coach Mike Swartwoodâs team lost one match by a close decision and gave up one forfeit and added two pins by underclassmen to get the win.
JOHNSONBURG â Kane coach Dave Kiehl termed the game "sloppy" at times but his Lady Wolves rolled out of Johnsonburg in the snow Monday night with a 49-29 win, upping their record to 9-8 as they battle for favorable playoff positioning.
The Ramettes (5-12), shorthanded without two of their forwards, relied heavily on sophomore Nicole Myers as she paced all scorers with 17 points. The rest of the starting five notched just eight points while Emily Dillinger contributed two field goals off the bench.
The Johnsonburg Rams improved to 9-9 on the season with a 55-35 win over the Kane Wolves Monday night in the Wolvesâ Den. The Rams led 11-5 after one quarter. The Wolves rallied to go ahead 13-11 with three minutes left in the half but the Rams closed out the second quarter on a 10-0 run and pulled away in the fourth to get the victory.