January 27th, 2014
Kane Area High School senior Nick Anderson cleared 14â€™7â€ť in the pole vault this past Saturday at an indoor track and field meet held at Youngstown State University. In doing so, he is currently listed as having the second highest vault in Pennsylvania, according to the Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association. The organization lists the top vault in the state as being 14â€™ 9â€ť.
The Kane Lady Wolves evened their record to 8-8 with a hard-fought 52-48 win over the Johnsonburg Ramettes on Monday night in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. Three of the Lady Wolves' eight wins have come against their Elk County neighbors. While the home team jumped out to an early 16-7 lead after one quarter, the Ramettes warmed up and played the Lady Wolves hard down to the wire.
JOHNSONBURG â€“Â The Johnsonburg Rams (16-3) had three players in double figures Monday night in a 74-38 win over the visiting Kane Wolves (5-11).
Seniors Cameron Grumley and Cole Peterson stood head and shoulders above the rest with 26 and 22 points, respectively, following by teammate Zane Hodgdon with 14 points.
The Wolves were led by Jeff Kocjancic with 14 points and Kevin Cleer with 11.
Lisa Kibbie, left, and Allison Emer braved the cold temperature to take part in Saturday's 35th Annual Tony Dolan Ski for Cancer. The two are standing next to the Brenda Emer Memorial Trail sign, purchased in honor of Allison's mother and Lisa's friend. The event has raised tens of thousands of dollars for the American Cancer Society.
A large crowd attended a "Christian Unity" program Sunday at the Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kane.
For the second straight week, the Kane Wolvesâ€™ wrestling team finished a large tournament as runner-up. This past weekend, the Wolves crossed the border into New York State to take part in the 16 team Salamanca Tournament. Coach Mike Swartwoodâ€™s team took second with 199.5 team points, a mere one point behind Falconer. The Wolves coach said of the winning team, â€śFalconer had some tough kids, I was impressed with their program.â€ť
After an intensive fact-finding mission, a state school evaluation team has chosen the Kane Middle School for the prestigious national "Schools To Watch" recognition.
Dr. Dwight Fox (left), a Mercer County dentist, poses with Star Nicklas (center), a third-grader at the Kane Elementary School. Fox is a member of the Mobile Dentist program that provides free and low-cost dental services to school children. His wife, Janet (right) is a dental assistant.
On a night when the Kane Wolves remembered the greatest game in Kane boysâ€™ basketball history, the 2014 Wolves came through with a hard-fought 56-50 win over the Sheffield Wolverines. The Wolves hosted their backyard rivals from Warren County after honoring the 1949 Kane Wolves that won the Pennsylvania Class B State Championship.
Kane borough officials and workers bid farewell to two veteran employees Thursday at an informal luncheon at the borough building.
Sue Holt, a 14-year member of the borough office staff, is leaving her job today. She said she has accepted "other employment in the area."