Archive - Sports Article
March 30th, 2015
The Kane Varsity Competition Cheerleaders recently ended their season by attending Cheer LTD Nationals in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on March 20-22.
The team finished second runner-up in the Small Varsity Division and also finished sixth runner-up in the Small Varsity Non-Tumble Division.
This years girls track team is made up of 29 athletes and while the team has talented girls at each of the 18Â events, they are still lacking depth at the mile and two-mile distance runs this season.
The Kane boys high school track team will be trying for their fourth consecutive District 9 track title.
"Winning a single district title is a difficult task, to win four in a row will be a daunting task, but it is our goal," said Kane head boys track coach Tom Cecchetti. "We lost some very valuable athletes due to graduation, most notably Chris Hunt, Nathan Moore, and Bailey Colson."
KANE â€“Â Kane baseball is like many teams in the area this season.
They're waiting to get on the field.
With a long, lingering cold winter extending into the early stages of spring, the Wolves anxiously await the start of the 2015 season, whenever that might be.
College Basketball Roundup- Sweet 16 Edition
The Midwest Regional final was held at Quickens Loan Arena this year. The undefeated
Kentucky Wildcats came in as heavy favorites to move on to the Final Four in
Indianapolis. That didnâ€™t stop Daxter Miles of West Virginia to proclaim that
Kentucky will be 36-1 after the two teams meet Thursday night. That certainly did
not happen. The Wildcats completely overwhelmed the Mountaineers and doubled them up
78-39. In the early game, Notre Dame topped Wichita State 81-70. This marked the
CLARION â€“ Kane native Francis "Fran" Sirianni is one of six new members of the Clarion University Sports Hall of Fame.
He is a 19699 graduate of Clarion with a degree in education (science).
Sirianni was a four-year starter at defensive back for the Golden Eagles from 1965-1968, helping lead Clarion to PSAC-West titles in 1966 and 1967, as well as a perfect 10-0 season and the PSAC crown in 1966 and a runner-up PSAC finish and an 8-2 record in 1967.
Big Dance Roundup and Look Ahead
Last week we gave you a preview of the tournament and some predictions of teams that we felt could make a run to the Final 4. Well, those predictions were way off and the bracket this writer submitted to his friends and a couple websites sits in about 10 millionth place. All the wise guys were talking about Iowa State and Virginia. Those teams won a combined 1 game. Now we are going to go region by region to see what happened and what we can look forward to seeing next weekend.
Itâ€™s that time of the year again. The time that most bird watchers observe our little feathered friends from the warmth of our houses. I do believe winter is never going to leave! It is amazing what might come to backyard feeders on any given day. It is also a great opportunity to photograph these backyard wanderers. Some of my best bird shots have been taken right out of my kitchen window. It was only yesterday that I photographed a tufted titmouse on my feeder. This is one bird that I canâ€™t recall ever seeing on my feeder before, but Iâ€™m glad heâ€™s around.
College Basketball March Madness Preview
1Â UKâ€¨16Â HAMÂ /Â MAN
8Â CINâ€¨9Â PUR
5Â WVUâ€¨12Â BUFF
4Â MDâ€¨13Â VALP
6Â BUTâ€¨11Â TEX
3Â NDâ€¨14Â NE
7Â WICHâ€¨10Â IND
2Â KUâ€¨15Â NMSU
Most Intriguing First Round Match Up
Butler v. Texas
The Kane Area High School Competition Cheerleading team competed at the Shout! Great Lakes Championships on Saturday, March 14 at the Gannon Rec Center in Erie and came home with first place in the Varsity Non-Tumble Division and second place in the Varsity Division. This ended their six-week winning streak in both divisions. First place in the Varsity division was Villa Maria Academy out of Erie.Â
"The team just wasnâ€™t firing on all cylinders on Saturday," said Kane coach Chris Niklaus.