The 2nd Ever Cheer Games at the Den was held this past Saturday with 21 teams in attendance from across the region.Â
The morning session saw an Elk County domination as the winning team in the Jr. High/Middle School Division was St. Marys Area Middle School and the Varsity Scholastic Division winner was Elk County Catholic.Â
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders had four players in double figures in Friday nightâ€™s 67-32 win over Kane in the Wolvesâ€™ Den. Wolvesâ€™ first-year head coach Matt Gasbarre wanted to slow down the ECC offense, and it worked for a time, but the Crusaders got a number of transition baskets late in the first quarter to get the offense on track.
The Kane Lady Wolves basketball team played their only December home game on Wednesday night and made the most of the home court advantage, defeating Sheffield by a 65-37 score. Coach Dave Kiehlâ€™s Lady Wolves scored the final 10 points of the first half to break open a tight game and went on to win to even their record at 1-1 on the season.
The 2013 Kane Wolves football team was honored at the Kane Quarterback Club's end of the season banquet on Sunday. Each member of the undefeated Wolves received a jacket with their number embroidered on the sleeve from the club. The 10 players selected to the AML All-Star team, pictured here, were presented with a football marked with their name, number and accomplishments on it. From left to right are, Jamie Lingenfelter, Jeff Kocjancic, Nate Moore, Nate Klaiber, Kevin Cleer, Andrew Pierson, Evan DeLong, John English, Tyler Rolick and Andrew Zuzek.
The Kane Wolves wrestling team opened their season on Friday afternoon in Hermitage, and when the weekend was over, they came away as champions of the Hickory Tournament for the second straight year. Coach Mike Swartwoodâ€™s Wolves finished with 178.5 points, narrowly outdistancing D9 rival Smethport, who had 164.5 points. Rounding out the top five of the 18 team field were Jamestown, Ridgway and Maplewood.
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader basketball team used a 13-2 advantage in the third quarter to defeat the Kane Lady Wolves by a 55-45 score Monday night at the ECCHS gym.
The score was tied at 24 at the half. The third period saw Elk outscore Kane 13-2 to open a 37-26 lead with eight minutes remaining. In the final quarter the Lady Wolves outscored the Lady Crusaders 19-18 but just were not able to overcome the third quarter difference.
Kane wrestling head coach Mike Swartwood does not have a huge roster, with 15 athletes on the team competing for spots in 14 weight classes. While the quantity of wrestlers on the squad donâ€™t give coach Swartwood much wiggle room for maneuvering, the quality of the wrestlers that he can put on the mat would make most high school coaches jealous.
The Kane Lady Wolves basketball team will have a decidedly new look this season. Gone are seven familiar faces to graduation, including Kane all-time leading scorer Kaila Jamerson and all-time assist leader Dawn Saquin.
Kane head coach Dave Kiehl, now in his sixth season at the helm of the Lady Wolves, will have to find players capable of getting the ball in the hoop. According to Kiehlâ€™s figures, the returning players scored an average of seven points per game of the Lady Wolves 50-point average last season.