Archive - Sports Article
August 24th, 2012
This is part nine of my 2011 Alaskan wilderness photographic adventure. We have traveled from Fairbanks, through Denali National Park, down the Alaskan railroad to Anchorage, stopping briefly for an overnight stop to catch my breath, and then heading southeast towards the village of Seward.Â South of Anchorage we stopped in the village of Girdwood. This was to be our one luxury stop of our trip. Our stay for a day and a half would be at the beautiful Aleyska resort. With luxury rooms, indoor pool and access to the chairlifts, the stay was nice reprieve from the fast pace that we were used to.
On Sunday, Aug. 19, the 17 Annual KCH Charity Golf Scramble took place at Kane Country Club.Â Seventeen teams enjoyed a beautiful day of golf.
The Kane Wolvesâ€™ golf team improved to 3-1 on the season with a split on Thursday afternoon at Kane Country Club. The Wolves defeated Port Allegany 246-352 and dropped a decision to Ridgway by a score of 201-246.
Freshman Jamie Rook led the Wolves with a 43. Teammates Austin Woolcock and Trace Gordon both shot their career best rounds with scores of 47 and 49, respectively.
See full article by purchasing the Aug. 24 edition of The Kane Republican.
The Kane Wolvesâ€™ fall sports season got under way on Monday afternoon at the Kane Country Club, when the Lady Wolves hosted the Bradford Lady Owls.
The home team dropped the match to the perennially tough Bradford team, but Kane head coach Nathan Smith has reason for optimism.
Senior Kyla Hoag carded her career-best round of 37 on her home course to lead the Lady Wolves. Hoag was followed by junior Ellie Tunall, who shot a solid round of 51, according to coach Smith.
See full article by purchasing the Aug. 21 edition of The Kane Republican.
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!