Archive - Sports Article
August 5th, 2012
BRADFORD â€“Â The 2012 Big 30 Don Raabe Charities Classic All-Star Football Game was an offensive struggle for the Pennsylvania squad, who lost to New York 25-15 in the annual event on Saturday evening at Parkway Field in Bradford.
Pennsylvania's offense accounted for none of the team's points. Both touchdowns came on interceptions by the defense, and New York also aided their rivals by adding two points to their total with a safety in the third quarter.
When I last wrote I was out to sea, at the end of Resurrection Bay, south of Seward, Alaska. We had a wildlife filled, beautiful scenic boat ride from Fox Island southward towards the Kenai Fjords. Seeing Killer Whales, Sea Lions, Harbor Seals and a vast variety of birdlife was, to this photographer, incredible. It was becoming quite clear to me that this was really the photographic adventure of a lifetime. Not only was I seeing a vast amount of wildlife and scenery, but we were definitely off the beaten path, so to speak.
A big, once in a lifetime dream came true on Saturday, June 23 for 22 dance students from Studio K in Kane.
These dancers had the opportunity to dance at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida. They started their dancing day with a workshop in the â€śCast Members Onlyâ€ť rehearsal facility. The workshop was taught by Dena Goff, lead staging director and choreographer for the Magic Kingdom Castle Shows. Ms. Goff has been a dancer and choreographer with Disney World for over 30 years.
Recently a group of local Boy Scouts and their advisors embarked on a life changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. Philmont covers 214 square miles of vast wilderness with trails that climb from 6,500 ft to 12,441 ft. During their trek the Scouts and their advisors hiked 100 miles over 12 days. The group endured 100 degree temperatures and steep climbs during their trek. On day 6 they climbed to the top of Baldy Mountain which stands 12, 441 feet above sea level.
After diagnosing Terika Schleicher with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, doctors believed she would never be able to walk because the neurological condition would negatively affect both of Schleicherâ€™s arms and legs.
The doctorsâ€™ worries didnâ€™t stop there.
Because of a stroke before her birth, a portion of Schleicherâ€™s brain wasnâ€™t able to form correctly. Instead, an arachnoid cyst grew to take the place of the damaged tissue. Doctors werenâ€™t sure if she would ever be able to talk or attend a regular school.
Earlier this year I wrote about fishing charters and photography. In that article I recommended that taking a camera, either on a small Lake Erie charter, or a larger ocean charter, can be quite worthwhile. You never know what you may encounter and without a camera to record it, no one may believe you. After all, fishermen are known to tell tall tales!
CLEVELAND â€“ On May 12, the Hotshots Jump Rope Team competed at the AAU Jump Rope Lake Erie Regional Qualifier in Cleveland, Ohio.
There were eight teams including teams from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Canada. The jumpers competed to qualify for the National Championships in Houston, Texas later this summer.
BROOKVILLE â€“ The girls track team traditionally has a quality showing and finishes in the top five teams at districts each year, and this yearÂ placing third was fantastic for us considering thatÂ we only had two seniors participating at the meet.Â Brookville is unbeatable as a team and Elk County Catholic is always one of the class teams of our area soÂ I was extremely pleased with our team score.Â The meet for us was marked by big personal best performances and that is exactly how it should be with proper training and motivated, dedicated and talented athletes.
BROOKVILLE â€“ On a beautiful evening for track and field at Brookville, the Kane Boys Track team put it all together and came up with a hard fought, well deserved team title, scoring 55 team points.Â
The lead in this meet must have changed hands a dozen times as Elk County Catholic, Port Allegany, Clarion, Cranberry, Sheffield and North Clarion, and Kane kept putting points on the board as event after event was contested.Â Towards the end of the meet the 3200-meter run, the 200 dash, the pole vault and the 1600 relay results were still coming in.
On a beautiful day for a ball game the Kane Lady Wolves softball team put together maybe their best game of the year as they knocked off Brockway 10-9 in a 7-inning thriller.
In the first two innings, both pitchers seemed to have the batters off balance as Kane's Kyla Hoag had four strikeouts while Brockway's pitcher recorded five. Brockway was able to take an early one run lead in the top of the first. The Lady Rovers' second hitter got a single then stole second and went to third on a wild pitch. She scored the game's first run as the next batter got a sacrifice fly.