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October 17th, 2011
The boys soccer team came out inspired and ready to play against a good Coudersport team that beat them earlier in the year 5-0 but ended up with a 2-1 loss Monday against the Falcons.
Both teams found the footing very tough as several players were slipping and unable to get good control of the ball. The visiting Falcons would strike first with 21:10 left in the first half. They would take the one-goal lead into halftime.
In the opening match of the round robin, the Kane Lady Wolves swept Smethport 25-18 and 25-13.
â€śSmethport kept the ball moving a lot and they dug up a lot of what we hit," Kane head girls varsity volleyball coach Judy Kessler. "They are pretty steady, but we served aggressively and hit smartly so we got a lot of points that way.â€ť
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The visiting Kane Wolves (4-3) rode the momentum of four touchdowns Friday night from junior running back Jonah Smith to drop winless Johnsonburg (0-7), 42-7.
After a tight 7-7 game in the first quarter which saw Smith score his first touchdown of the night, Kane mounted a furious offensive attack to score four times in just under six minutes in the second quarter.
The Kane boys soccer team fell to a more aggressive Brookville team 5-1. Both teams started out just trying to get a feel for the field as the footing was poor. Once the Brookville squad got their feet under them they started controlling the game and were able to put three goals on the board before the half. It seemed like every time Kane was on offense the Raiders were there and with a few more people on defense than the Wolves had on offense.Â
The final home meet of the year would prove to be a good one for the Kane cross country teams as they defeated ECC, DCC and Brockway at home on Tuesday.
The Kane Lady Wolves are back on track as they won their last two matches against St. Marys and Punxsutawney.Â
"The girls have been playing much better these last few weeks and theyâ€™re really focused on trying to get to districts," said Kane head varsity volleyball coach Judy Kessler. "Last week we beat St. Marys in three and tonight Punxsy in four.Â We just keep looking to our next match and focusing on it and not looking too far down the road. Ultimately, we want to be in the district final match, but thatâ€™s in our future. Right now, we have teams to beat."
The Kane Wolves soccer team traveled to St. Marys to take on the Dutchmen on Tuesday afternoon.
Kane already played St. Marys at home three weeks ago and came away with a one-goal loss. Despite the loss in the previous match Kane generated little offense and got beat in the middle of the field. The Wolves knew they would need to bulk up the central part of the field and generate more offense to have a chance to win the game.
RIDGWAY â€“ The Kane Wolves cross country teams had another banner day at the Ridgway Invitational on Saturday where they would earn two medal performances and a fourth-place team finish in the varsity boys race.
Starting the action would be the varsity girls, where Taylor Beimel and Kristen Boyer would both set season best times with Beimel picking up a medal in a time of 21:29, good for an eighth-place finish overall. Taylor would out-kick Brockway's Brittany Hindman to finish as the sixth AA girl in the competition.
The Kane Lady Wolves soccer team honored five seniors prior to Monday's game. The home team would pull out a big 2-1 win over Clarion.
"We couldn't have been paired up against a better team for our Senior Recognition game," said Kane girls varsity soccer coach Allie Saquin. "The girls came out ready to play and did a great job as a team."
In the first half the Lady Wolves were able to hold clarion to only three shots on goal. The defense worked well on challenging the ball and keeping their offense out.
I received a nice note from a friend who read my column where I mentioned being in Alaska. He said that it brought back a lot of memories of when he used to drive truck up the Alaskan Highway and back. I never knew he drove that route, but I can imagine the stories he could write about those drives. When I lived in Alaska, I did a lot of driving, mostly in the Anchorage area, but ever so often, I would go up north towards Fairbanks. In the late 60s early 70s there was only one highway heading up to Fairbanks.