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June 26th, 2011

Back-and-forth Fox Township versus Wilcox game suspended at 11-11

June 27, 2011

WILCOX – Fox Township and Wilcox could have played deep into the night Saturday but instead settled for an 11-11 tie after the game was halted due to darkness after seven innings of play.
The game featured six lead changes before Wilcox knotted the game at 11-11 in the bottom of the seventh inning. On top of the back-and-forth contest, the clouds parted for rain throughout the game and drenched the field prior to the start.

June 23rd

District 9 all-star teams released

June 24, 2011

The District 9 baseball and softball leagues crowned the following schools as divisional champs for the 2011 season, as well as selected the following players as all-stars.
There are three divisions: Baseball and Softball Large School, Baseball and Softball Small School North, Baseball and Softball Small School South.

June 22nd

Wilcox Legion team hands St. Marys 7-0 setback

June 23, 2011

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys Legion baseball team was handed its first loss of the season in the form of a 7-0 setback by the Wilcox Legion Wednesday night at Berwind Park.
The St. Marys squad had three hits in the game on a double by Nick Burdick, and singles by Jordan Weinzierl and Jake Cortina.
Wilcox had nine hits in the game, led by Joe Holmberg with a triple and a single. Cole Peterson had a double and two singles, Jesse Reynolds had two singles, Frank Kocjancic had a double and Josh Mitchell had a single.

June 20th

Wilcox legion sweeps doubleheader against Kane

June 21, 2011

WILCOX – The Wilcox American Legion baseball team swept a doubleheader against Kane Monday at Jones Township Community Park.
Wilcox won 10-0 in five innings in the first game and then dominated in a 20-2, 5-inning matchup in the nightcap.
"We're just picking up where we left off," Wilcox coach Jeff Peterson said. "We didn't hit real well against Bradford. They're young, they're plugging. I give them credit, they don't quit. They show a lot of character in hanging there."

June 8th

Wilcox American Legion team dominates Smethport

June 8, 2011

WILCOX – It was clear from the opening inning who had control of Wednesday's American Legion baseball game.
Wilcox scored four times in the first inning and was dominant throughout in a 10-0, 5-inning win over Smethport at Jones Township Community Park.
"Good pitching, good defense. We had real good defense again," Johnsonburg coach Jeff Peterson said. "Everybody participated, everybody on the team had a chance to play. We're hitting the ball, we're being aggressive on the bases. We're playing well on defense. That's what keeps you in the game, defense keeps you in the game.

June 6th

Dornisch wins state shot put crown

June 6, 2011

Elk County Catholic senior Megan Dornisch successfully defended her PIAA Class AA shot put championship on Saturday by winning the 2011 crown.
The PIAA track and field championships were held Friday and Saturday at Shippensburg University.
Megan won the 2011 event with a throw of 44’8”. Aubree Ray of Middletown took second with a throw of 40’1.25”. Dornisch won her 2010 shot put title with a throw of 45’8.25”.

Elk County Catholic falls in first round of PIAA playoffs

June 6, 2011

BROCKWAY – The Serra Catholic Eagles ended the Elk County Catholic Crusader season Monday in the first round of the PIAA Class A tournament by an 11-5 score.
The game was played at the Brockway Area High School field.
The Eagles took advantage of a four-run first inning and a five-run sixth inning to record the victory. The Crusaders rallied for three runs in the home half of the seventh, but it was a little too late.

Wilcox Legion team downs Fox Township

June 6, 2011

WILCOX – The Wilcox American Legion team remained undefeated in the early season with a 5-2 victory over Fox Township Monday night at the Jones Township Community Park.
Wilcox (2-0) opened the game with a run in the first inning. Leadoff hitter Cole Peterson reached on an error at second base by Fox Township, an overthrow which led Peterson to second base. He moved to third on a Jesse Reynolds groundout and scored on a bunt by Mitchell Holmberg for the game's first run.
Johnsonburg coach Jeff Peterson said with Fox Township throwing pitcher Bob Vollmer, runs would be at a premium.

Crusaders defend 9-A crown, beat Falcons, 4-2

June 6, 2011

BRADFORD – The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team successfully defended their District 9 Class A championship Thursday by defeating the Coudersport Falcons by a 4-2 score in a game played at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
All the runs scored in the game came in the fourth inning as ECC scored four in the top half of the inning and the Falcons scored two in the home half of the inning.
“That was another great high school baseball game,” said ECCHS coach Father Eric Vogt. “All the runs came in one inning.”

Crusaders beat Clarion 2-0 to reach district finals

June 6, 2011

BROCKWAY – The Élk County Catholic Crusaders advanced to the District 9 Class A championship game by defeating the Clarion Bobcats by a 2-0 score in a semifinal game played at Brockway Area High School.
The Crusaders will play the Coudersport Falcons, 6-4 winners over the Brockway Rovers, on Thursday at a site and time to be announced.

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