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March 7th, 2014
HERSEY â€“ Evan DeLong will be looking to improve on last year's runner-up finish as he takes on Richland's Nico Pecora in this afternoon's PIAA AA 170-pound final. DeLong defeated Bishop McDevitt's Zane Black 13-6 in the quarterfinals on Friday morning at Hershey's Giant Center. The Wolves' senior then earned a return trip to the state finals with a 9-3 win over Penns Valley's Corey Hazel in Friday night's semifinal.
HERSHEY â€“ Kane's two representatives at the PIAA Championship Tournament had a great start on Thursday at Hershey's Giant Center.
Seniors Cody Blankenship and Evan DeLong cruised to opening round wins yesterday morning, advancing to this morning's quarterfinals.
In Part I of my adventure of searching for my first ever sighting of a Snowy Owl, I had gotten many reports of owl sightings in the area. The most credible were the sightings of many owls at Presque Isle State Park in Erie. In late December of 2012 I had driven to Presque Isle for a possible sighting, only to return home cold, wet, and without any visual evidence of any Snowy Owls in the park. By January of 2013 owl sightings were not even mentioned by any media, or for that fact, any local bird clubs. I gave up my quest for the owls, and moved on to other projects.
Cody Blankenship (30-1, Northwest champion) of Kane opens action Thursday against Stone Kepple (34-12, Southwest Region, fourth place) of Derry Area in the first round of the PIAA Individual Wrestling championships. If Blankenship wins his first-round match, he will take on either Dante Albanese (33-7, Southeast runner-up) or Tom Opdenhoff (32-6, Southwest third place) in the quarterfinals set for Friday morning.Â
Kane pole vaulter Nick Anderson cleared 14 feet to place third at the Pennsylvania Indoor State Track and Field Meet held this past Saturday at Penn State University. Anderson had good clearances on his first attempts at 13â€™6â€ť and 14â€™ to place third. The winner of the event was Chris Stone from Springfield who cleared 15 feet. Second place went to Ryan Wilkes of Valley View.
SHARON â€“ Kane seniors Evan DeLong and Cody Blankenship will be returning to Hershey for this weekâ€™s PIAA Wrestling Championships. DeLong and Blankenship each won their weight classes at the Northwest Regional Tournament held Friday and Saturday at Sharon Area High School.
The Kane Competition Cheerleading team attended the Champion Cheer Central March Madness Competition at McDowell High School in Erie on Saturday and came home Grand Champions among all 40 plus teams in attendance.Â They alsoÂ placed first in the non-tumble Varsity Division as well as first in the Small Varsity Division with their two different routines.Â The Best Stunts award also went to Kane.
SHARON â€“ Three Kane wrestlers advanced to this morningâ€™s semifinals of the Northwest Regional Tournament at Sharon High School. The top four finishers at last weekendâ€™s District 9 tournament advanced to compete at Sharon along with the top six finishers from District 10. Kaneâ€™s Austin Woolcock (113 pounds), Cody Blankenship (120 pounds) and Evan DeLong (170 pounds) won their quarterfinal match-ups to move into the semifinal round.
CLARION â€“ Clarion-Limestoneâ€™s size and experience was just too much for the Kane girlsâ€™ basketball team to handle as the Lady Lions defeated the Lady Wolves 53-32 in the D9 AA semifinals on Thursday night at Clarion University.
These three Kane indoor track and field athletes each placed at last Saturday's Tri-State Track Coaches Association Championship meet.