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March 30th, 2014
The Kane girlsâ€™ track and field team made their annual trip south to Saturdayâ€™s Altoona Igloo Invitational. The Kane teams were scheduled to open their season on Tuesday, but the home meet against Northern Potter was postponed until this week, making Saturday the first outdoor competition of the year.
The Kane boysâ€™ track team started off the 2014 well with some solid performances at Saturdayâ€™s Altoona Igloo Invitational. The team was led on the track by Chris Hunt, Nate Moore, Bailey Colson, Hunter Yasurek and Chris Udovich, according to coach Tom Cecchetti. All four Kane relay teams placed in the invitational.
CLARION â€“ Kane's Jeff Kocjancic and Camryn Cummings have been recognized as part of the All American Awards and Engraving/D9sports.com All-District 9 boys and girls basketball awards and teams.
Kocjancic was named third team with an average of 15 points-per-game.
Cummings was named co-rookie of the year along with Brookville's Hali Olson.
CLEARFIELD â€” Bart Snyder of Olean, N.Y., who bowls out of Byllye Lanes in Bradford, took home top honors in the District 4 Gold Pin Club tournament held Sunday at Clearfield Lanes. 38 club members and guests, 27 boys and 11 girls, started the afternoon off with a three-game qualifying series with Ryan Mitskavich of DuBois being the tournament leader with a high game of 279 and a 673 series.
HARRISBURG â€“ Aiden Hulings, an eighth-grader at Kane Middle School, won the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Championship for 11-and-12-year-olds in the 125-pound weight class this past weekend at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg.
The Kane Wolves wrestling team was well-represented on the AML All-Star team.
Outside practices have been extremely limited this preseason for Kane coach Judy Kesslerâ€™s softball team. With Mother Nature not cooperating and the Flickerwood field still covered in snow a week before the scheduled home opener, the Lady Wolves have been practicing in the gym and in the Kane High School parking lot trying to get prepared for the season. Despite the lack of outdoor playing time, coach Kessler said the girls are still excited for practice every day.
The Kane Lady Wolves track and field team placed second at last yearâ€™s District 9 AA meet. While the team lost some very talented athletes to graduation, this yearâ€™s team has head coach Jim Sirianni anxiously awaiting the start of the season and hoping to equal or better last seasonâ€™s runner-up finish.
Kane boysâ€™ track coach Tom Cecchetti welcomes back 17 letter-winners from last yearâ€™s District 9 AA Championship squad. In addition to the letter-winners, the Wolvesâ€™ veteran coach has 30 more boys that reported for the first practice of the season.
Bruce Kumher will be wearing a new hat several days a week for the next couple months. Kumher, who is a minister from Mt. Jewett, will be taking over the reins of the Kane Wolvesâ€™ baseball team this season. Joining him in the dugout is Steve Peterson, who was on the coaching staff last season when Josh Lindemuth was in charge. When Lindemuth elected not to return to the post this season, Kumher stepped in to fill the void.