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February 3rd, 2015
Last month the Kane boys basketball team traveled to Brockway and was blown out, 63-33.
Kane hosted Brockway in its next-to-the-last game Tuesday and lost by just five points, 43-38.
It was another in a series of narrow defeats for the Wolves.
"We have to find a way to win these close games," second-year Kane coach Matt Gasbarre said after the slim loss. "We need to learn from this."
The Kane Varsity Competition Cheerleaders added to their great finishes this season with defending their titles at Champion Cheer Central Hard Rockinâ€™ Nationals in Cleveland this past Sunday.
PORT ALLEGANY â€“ The Kane High School boys basketball team suffered another close loss Monday, losing at Port Allegany, 49-44.
The game was tied at 11 after the first quarter, but Port used a 14-6 second-quarter advantage to take a 25-17 lead at halftime.
Kane outscored Port 14-10 in the third quarter, but never came closer than one point in the second half.
"We had opportunities to chisel away at their lead," second-year Kane Coach Matt Gasbarre said after the game. "We're having growing pains. We need to learn how to win the close games."
It was a tale of two halves on Wednesday night in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. The Kane Lady Wolvesâ€™ basketball team hosted the Ridgway Lady Elkers and saw the visitors jump out to a 14-10 halftime lead. Coach Dave Kiehlâ€™s Lady Wolves have struggled in the third quarter several times this season but came out of the locker room and put 16 points up on the scoreboard while holding Ridgway to two after the break. The hosts went on to post a 43-25 victory.
The Kane Wolves wrestling team turned back the Oswayo Valley Green Wave by a 42-9 score on Tuesday night. Five Kane seniors took the mat in their final appearance in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. All five pinned their opponents as coach Mike Swartwoodâ€™s team lost one match by a close decision and gave up one forfeit and added two pins by underclassmen to get the win.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Kane coach Dave Kiehl termed the game "sloppy" at times but his Lady Wolves rolled out of Johnsonburg in the snow Monday night with a 49-29 win, upping their record to 9-8 as they battle for favorable playoff positioning.
The Ramettes (5-12), shorthanded without two of their forwards, relied heavily on sophomore Nicole Myers as she paced all scorers with 17 points. The rest of the starting five notched just eight points while Emily Dillinger contributed two field goals off the bench.
The Johnsonburg Rams improved to 9-9 on the season with a 55-35 win over the Kane Wolves Monday night in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. The Rams led 11-5 after one quarter. The Wolves rallied to go ahead 13-11 with three minutes left in the half but the Rams closed out the second quarter on a 10-0 run and pulled away in the fourth to get the victory.
Members of Kaneâ€™s indoor track teams kicked off their season with some fine performances at Saturdayâ€™s Tri-State Track Coaches Association meet at Edinboro University.
Griffin Greenawalt, coming off of a standout season as an offensive tackle for the Wolvesâ€™ football team, set a personal record in the shot put with a heave of 45â€™8â€ť, good for fifth place in the event. Also having a PR in the event was Matt Cecchetti with a throw of 35â€™3â€ť.
The Kane girlsâ€™ basketball team jumped out to a 25-2 lead after one quarter of play on Friday night and cruised to a 67-23 win over the Sheffield Lady Wolverines in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. Nine Lady Wolves got into the scoring column as the Kane girls evened their record to 8-8 on the season with two weeks left to play in the regular season.
Danielle Kocjancic, a student-athlete from the Penn State Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, was among 68 Penn State student-athletes to have been selected for the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award for earning a grade-point average of 3.7 or higher during the 2012-2013 academic year.
A member of the Penn State Cross Country and Track and Field team for four years, the women's team were Big Ten Champions in Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field.