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January 13th, 2014
The young Lady Wolves played well at times in Monday nightâ€™s game against Bradford but a poor second quarter had Kane playing catch-up in a battle in the Wolvesâ€™ Den.
Bradford coach Bob Hannon started four seniors and a junior while Kane coach Dave Kiehl started two seniors, a junior and two freshmen.
Members of Kane's 2013 District 9 Girls' Golf Championship team are pictured along with the banner announcing their accomplishment. Pictured from left to right are Erin Paulson, Megan Durante, Ellie Tunall, Sarah Szymanski and coach Nathan Smith.
The Kane Wolves cheerleading squad competed Saturday in DuBois in the District 9 competitive cheering championships. Results are as followed: Tied for first - St. Marys Area and Keystone, third - Elk County Catholic, fourth - Redbank Valley, fifth - Karns City, sixth - Curwensville, seventh - DuBois Area, eighth - Punxsutawney, ninth - A-C Valley. Other schools that competed but did not place in the top nine were Bradford, Cranberry, and Kane.
Evan DeLong, pictured here during last year's PIAA State Tournament, is the No. 1 Class AA wrestler in Pennsylvania at 170 pounds, according to Off the Mat Rankings. DeLong finished second at last year's state tournament and is undefeated this season for the Wolves. Kane will travel to Coudersport on Tuesday to take on the Falcons, who also have a top-ranked wrestler in Kyle Bova at 160 pounds.
The Kane Lady Wolves used a hustling pressure defense to propel them to a 49-13 win over the visiting Ridgway Lady Elkers on Friday night. After a sluggish first quarter, the Lady Wolves outscored Ridgway 17-2 in the second quarter to break the game open.
RIDGWAY â€“ Ridgway boys basketball used a late run in the second half to overtake Kane 44-29 in action Friday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Wolves would not go away for the first three quarters, trailing just 28-21 starting the fourth quarter.
Kane wrestling fans enjoyed a long night on Thursday in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. Eleven varsity matches followed 10 middle school matches, along with eight middle school exhibition matches. The varsity Wolves trailed 18-9 at one point in the match with Clarion, but the home team took seven of the final nine matches to pull away with the 46-30 win.
Birds of prey have always been a fascination of mine. Just to drive down the road and get a glimpse of a red-tail hawk sitting on a branch, is a rush for me. Why do I get excited about a hawk sitting on a branch you might wonder. Itâ€™s because the hawk just isnâ€™t sitting there doing nothing he, or she, is actually hunting. For a hawk, or most birds of prey, making a kill almost daily is a must for their survival.
Last yearâ€™s PIAA runner-up Johnsonburg showed Friday nightâ€™s crowd in the Wolves Den that the 2014 version is a darn good team. The Rams ran out to a big lead early and rolled to a 69-30 win.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Kane Lady Wolves squandered an early 12-point lead Friday night and allowed the Ramettes to get back into the swing of things by halftime but a resilient Kane squad regrouped with a key run in the third quarter to clinch a 47-38 road win in Paper City.
"We are quick and we have a lot of speed but sometimes it's just not under control," said Kane head varsity girls basketball coach Dave Kiehl following the win. "That's what happens, some turnovers and defensive lapses and [Kocjancic] had a decent amount of her points during that spread so that's what was killing us."