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January 29th, 2014
The visiting Ridgway Elkers trailed the Kane Wolves boysâ€™ basketball team 9-8 going into the locker room at halftime. Whatever the Elker coaching staff said during the break must have sunk in, because Ridgway came out and outscored the home team 21-10 during the next eight minutes on their way to posting a 42-24 win in the Wolvesâ€™ Den on Wednesday night.
The year 2013 started out very slowly for this nature photographer, as it usually does. The January cold and snow keeping me indoors, or shoveling snow most of the time, as the cabin fever was about to set in for another long and cold winter season. Then, the first call of the year came in, telling me of evening grosbeaks being seen in the area. I always wanted a picture of the elusive yellow bird from the North, but in recent years they had not been plentiful in our area.
Kane Area High School senior Nick Anderson cleared 14â€™7â€ť in the pole vault this past Saturday at an indoor track and field meet held at Youngstown State University. In doing so, he is currently listed as having the second highest vault in Pennsylvania, according to the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association. The organization lists the top vault in the state as being 14â€™ 9â€ť.
The Kane Lady Wolves evened their record to 8-8 with a hard-fought 52-48 win over the Johnsonburg Ramettes on Monday night in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. Three of the Lady Wolves' eight wins have come against their Elk County neighbors. While the home team jumped out to an early 16-7 lead after one quarter, the Ramettes warmed up and played the Lady Wolves hard down to the wire.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Johnsonburg Rams (16-3) had three players in double figures Monday night in a 74-38 win over the visiting Kane Wolves (5-11).
Seniors Cameron Grumley and Cole Peterson stood head and shoulders above the rest with 26 and 22 points, respectively, following by teammate Zane Hodgdon with 14 points.
The Wolves were led by Jeff Kocjancic with 14 points and Kevin Cleer with 11.
For the second straight week, the Kane Wolvesâ€™ wrestling team finished a large tournament as runner-up. This past weekend, the Wolves crossed the border into New York State to take part in the 16 team Salamanca Tournament. Coach Mike Swartwoodâ€™s team took second with 199.5 team points, a mere one point behind Falconer. The Wolves coach said of the winning team, â€śFalconer had some tough kids, I was impressed with their program.â€ť
On a night when the Kane Wolves remembered the greatest game in Kane boysâ€™ basketball history, the 2014 Wolves came through with a hard-fought 56-50 win over the Sheffield Wolverines. The Wolves hosted their backyard rivals from Warren County after honoring the 1949 Kane Wolves that won the Pennsylvania Class B State Championship.
The Kane Wolves wrestling team will take part in the Salamanca Tournament this Friday and Saturday. The team, pictured here after placing second at last weekend's North East Tournament, is now 10-1 on the season after Tuesday's 75-0 win at Bradford.
BYRNEDALE â€“ A trophy bull elk was found dead earlier this month on Pennsylvaniaâ€™s elk range, the apparent victim of winter wildlife feeding, which is illegal for elk. Deer and elk are among the animals that can die if grains suddenly become part of their diets.
In the history of Kane High School, there have been numerous state champions in individual sporting events. Kane High has produced a state champion wrestler and champions too numerous to count in track and field, but only once in their history has Kane High School won a state championship in a team sport.