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Chamberlain hopes young soccer team won’t wilt under pressure

August 31, 2012

Youth will be the key word for the 2012 Kane boys’ soccer team.
Head coach Ernie Chamberlain, now in his fifth year at the helm, must replace 10 starters from a team that was one win short of making the playoffs.
Chamberlain has 18 players on his roster, with three being returning letterwinners. Zach Hadfield is the only senior on the team, and will be one of the two captains. Junior Riley Austin will be the other captain of the squad. Chamberlain said that the two have a lot of experience and leadership, and have done a great job motivating their teammates.

Kane boys’ golf team off to solid start

August 31, 2012

The 2012 Kane Boys’ Golf team surpassed last year’s win total on their opening day.
Head coach Nathan Smith’s squad defeated Smethport and Austin in their first match, and split their second match, defeating Port Allegany and losing to Ridgway. Smith, now in his 10th year as coach, has five golfers that earned letters last year returning this season. They are Ryan Greto, Dan Park, Austin Woolcock, Trace Gordon, and Austin Hoag.
Smith calls these five the “core of the team.” All of them spent many hours on the course over the summer and have improved over last year.

Kane Country Club Ladies Open

August 30, 2012

The Kane Country Club Ladies Open was held recently with 63 golfers from Pennsylvania, New York and Maryland attending. It was a beautiful day, full of good golf, fun, food and prizes. The winners were as followed:
Overall Low Gross – 81 – Kyla Hoag (Prizes Forfeited), Overall Low Net – 61 – Patty Wehler.
1st Flight: 1st Low Gross – 83 – Kim Borkowski, 2nd Low Gross – 85 – Kristy Lorenzo, 3rd Low Gross – 91 – Patty Pennington; 1st Low Net – 65 – Sandy Swanson, 2nd Low Net – 69 (won tiebreaker) – Maryann Peterson, 3rd Low Net – 69 – Judy Wendel.

Adventures of a wildlife photographer

August 24, 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.  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.

17th Annual KCH Charity Golf Scramble winners

August 24, 2012

On Sunday, Aug. 19, the 17 Annual KCH Charity Golf Scramble took place at Kane Country Club. Seventeen teams enjoyed a beautiful day of golf.

Kane boys golf team 3-1 on young season

August 23, 2012

The Kane Wolves’ 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.

Lady Wolves drops season opener against Bradford

August 20, 2012

The Kane Wolves’ 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.

New York defeats Pennsylvania 25-15 in Big 30 game

August 5, 2012

BRADFORD – 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.

Adventures of a wildlife photographer "Hidden Alaska"-Part 8

July 24, 2012

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.

Studio K Dancers perform at Disney World

July 20, 2012

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 “Cast Members Only” 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.

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