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September 9th, 2012
PORT ALLEGANY â€“ The defending District 9 Class A and Allegheny Mountain League champion Port Allegany (2-0) continued their winning ways with a 46-13 rout Saturday over visiting Kane (1-1).
The Gators, led by senior Matt Bodamer, one of the state's prolific passers, finished with 218 yards through the air with three passing touchdowns. Bodamer also ran for two more scores and tallied 123 yards on the ground.
Chelsea Hunt and Rachel Danielson both finished among the top 10 in the Country at the AAU Junior Olympics National Championships in Houston, Texas.Â They competed against other top jump ropers from the United States, Australia and Canada at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
The Kane Lady Wolves swept DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals in three sets on Thursday in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. The Lady Wolves won by scores of 25-17, 25-9 and 25-14 to improve to 2-0 on the young season.
Kane head varsity volleyball coach Judy Kesslerâ€™s squad played a little lackadaisical to start the match. The set was tied at 11 before Kane started serving better and turned the tide.
The Kane Lady Wolves soccer team lost 5-0 to Elk County Catholic on Thursday in a game shortened by lightening.
The Lady Wolves kept the game scoreless for the first 10 minutes, but the visitors got on the scoreboard twice in less than five minutes to dig themselves into a hole against the Crusaders.
Dawn Saquin and Taylor Bucheit had a couple nice runs downfield, but werenâ€™t able to get off a shot on the ECC goal. After the Crusaders padded their lead to 3-0, Saquin had a nice pass to Nerissa Rich, who got off a shot, but it was wide left.
The Kane Lady Wolves volleyball team looked like they were going to make it a quick night in their season opener against St Marys, winning the first two sets, 25-22 and 25-10. The Lady Dutch, however, were not anxious to leave Kane and won the next two sets by a scores of 25-23, setting up the fifth and final set. The home team trailed 14-11 at one point, but rallied to win the set 16-14 to win the match and start the season 1-0.
On a muggy, soggy afternoon, the Wolvesâ€™ cross country teams dropped all contested races to the Bradford Owls in a 50-15 loss despite having quality showings from several veteran and new athletes.
In the middle school races, Kane would not be able to field full teams for the outing, resulting in 50-15 losses.
It was a tale of two halves in Tuesdayâ€™s season opener for the Kane Wolves boys soccer team.
Coach Ernie Chamberlainâ€™s young team came out inspired, and jumped out to an early 1-0 lead. The visiting Smethport Hubbers answered with one of their own in the first half, but dominated the second half on their way to an 8-1 win.
The Todd Silfiesâ€™ chapter of the Kane Wolvesâ€™ football story began with a bang on Friday night as they battled to a 35-13 win over visiting Sheffield.
The Wolves jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter against the Sheffield Wolverines and saw the visitors cut the score to 14-7 midway through the third quarter.
The Kane players regrouped, however, and responded with 21 straight points before Sheffield scored a touchdown with no time on the clock to give Kane the 35-13 win.
Last yearâ€™s Kane Lady Wolves volleyball team was in an unusual place during last yearâ€™s District 9 playoffsâ€”home. For the first time in 17 seasons, head coach Judy Kesslerâ€™s squad missed out on a chance to earn a spot to the state playoffs.
With a record of 7-9, they were close, and with a number of key starters returning with an additional year of experience, Kessler is looking forward to making the playoffs once again.
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The Kane Wolves marching band is ready to wow the crowds at Paul R Miller Stadium during football games, as well as band competitions throughout the area this fall. The band, under the direction of Matthew McClard and assistants Joe Thornburg and Henry Sobieski, will be competing in the Tournament of Bands Competition Circuit, as well as hosting the annual Loren B. Wright Music Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8.
The band, which finished second at the Tournament of Bands Chapter 11 Championships last year, won shows in St Marys, Youngsville and Conemaugh Township last season.