From the Bleachers

with Rich Summers First, congratulations go out to Gregg Fritz, former golfer at St. Marys Area and Slippery Rock University and most recently the golf pro at Pinecrest Country Club in Brookville. Fritz was just named women’s’ golf coach at Clarion University. Gregg retired from his position at Pinecrest after last season and had both […]

GKN Senior League Softball Team Finishes Season Unbeaten

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Senior League GKN softball team collected two wins last week to complete the season with a record of 8-0. “Eldred was 11-0 but unfortunately, neither team could field a squad on their scheduled days.” said GKN Coach Ralph McKimm. “It would’ve been a great game. […]

Down Syndrome Awareness 5K Saturday

  A 5k Run/2 mile Walk along with a Buddy Walk to raise awareness for Down Syndrome will be held Saturday. Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder in which one has an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. Alex Umble, a senior at Cameron County High School, is hosting this event as his senior project. […]

From the Bleachers

with Rich Summers When I left for Florida last week to visit my daughter and my aunt on the beach it was nice and cool. But returning on Saturday and mowing the lawn I realized Emporium in the summer with heat and humidity is just like Hollywood Beach, Florida. Without the sand, ocean, seafood and […]

McKimm Named To Big 30 Softball Squad

Cameron County High School sophomore Alyvia McKimm was selected to the 2017 Big 30 All-Star Team. McKimm was the 2017 CCHS Team MVP, received the 2017 Golden Glove Defense Award as a catcher and the 2016 Golden Glove Defense Award as a third baseman when she was a freshman.

Little League Action

Monday, June 12 Rotary vs. Moose Starting pitcher was Cayden Trumpie. Julien Bolin and Josh Beer had a single and double, Blake Cool had a double, Bo Pearsall and Jake Narby had singles. Rotary beat Moose, 5-2. Jameson Britton was starting pitcher, had 10 strikeouts and gave up 2 walks. Ryder Brown pitched in relief, […]

GKN Senior Softball Team Tops Coudersport

GKN Senior Softball Team Tops Coudersport by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The GKN Cameron County Senior League softball team had one game against Coudersport last week and collected a 7-5 victory at the Cameron County Little League Complex. Laila Smith was the winning pitcher, allowing three hits while striking out eleven and walking four. […]

Rieder, Reed To Represent Cameron County In Varischetti All-Star Game

    Derek Rieder and Tristan Reed of Cameron County will represent the Allegheny Mountain League all-stars when they square off against the Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference all-stars in the second annual Frank Varischetti All-Star game in Brockway June 30. Kane head coach Todd Silfies will lead the AML squad and Clarion Bobcats head coach […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   At work on Thursday Steve Brown showed me some photos of graffiti that was written in red paint on several doors at the Cameron County Little League concession stand. There were three words painted by the vandals, and predictably, two were misspelled. Mafia is not spelled Mofia and I really […]

Little League Action

    May 29th Catch-up for Moose: Starting pitcher for Moose was Julien Bolin with 11 strikeouts. Josh Beer came on in relief with 1 strikeout. Julien Bolin had a single and triple,  Ian Bolin had 2 singles, and Clayton Geist had a single.  Julien Bolin was game MVP. May 31 Catch-up K of C: […]

GKN Senior League Softball Wins Twice

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County GKN Senior League girl’s softball team had two games last week and won both easily. They defeated East Smethport at home on Tuesday and then won at Derrick City on Thursday. Last Tuesday GKN took on East Smethport and won 19-4 in five innings.  […]

5K Run, 2 Mile Walk Raising Awareness

  For Down Syndrome   Alex Umble, a member of the class of 2018, is hosting a 5k Run/2 mile Walk along with a Buddy Walk to raise awareness for Down Syndrome. Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder in which one has an extra copy of the 21st chromosome.  “I lost a brother and have […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   It was a disappointing ending last week to the Lady Red Raider softball season and to be certain, Coach Ralph McKimm’s squad played nervously in their loss. But it is only a step in the development of a good team.  Last year they snuck into the post season and were […]

Little League Action

    Friday, May 26 K of C beat Moose, 23-14. Grady Gribble was the winning pitcher. Maddox Baughman had a single and a double, Enzo Magaro and Ben Williams had singles, and Ezra Zoschg had a double. Jake Narby was the starting pitcher for Moose and had 3 strikeouts. Cayden Trumpie came in on […]

Clarion Eliminates Lady Raiders From D9 Softball Tourney

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity softball team hosted the Clarion Lady Cats last Wednesday in the opening round of the District 9 Class A Championship Tournament but were ousted by the visitors, 12-0.  The sixth seeded Lady Cats from the Keystone Shortway Athletic […]

Basketball Sign-Ups

    Sign-ups are being accepted for male and female basketball players ages seventh grade up through adult. Times will vary according to number of participants. Games will be held Sunday evenings at the Rec. Center. If you are interested, please sign up in the game room at the Rec. Center, at the high school […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Despite the Pirates’ lousy play recently I still watch them virtually every day on television and I have to comment about their broadcast team. Being of the age when I remember Bob Prince I have to say he was always my favorite to listen to. But Bob Walk is surpassing […]

Little League Action

    Friday, May 12 Foundation beat Rotary 15-1. Starting pitcher for Foundation was Eastyn Solveson, who threw a complete game of four innings, had 10 strikeouts,  gave up 2 walks and 3 hits. Lathan Reed, Eastyn Solveson (2) and Jesop Farabaugh had singles; Isaac Grovanz had two doubles, Julien Bolin had a triple; and […]

Jr. High Track Team Competes at No Po

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School track and field team traveled to Northern Potter High School last Wednesday and came away with some good performances.  For the Lady Red Raiders, Natalie Zucal won the 200m in a time of 32.6 seconds.  Taking second places were Hailey Hilfiger […]

CCHS Track Team Competes at North Tier League Meet

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School varsity track and field team traveled to Smethport last Friday for the 2017 North Tier League Championships. The Girls’ event was won by Northern Potter, who finished with team score of 138.  Cameron County finished seventh with 38 points. The boys’ meet […]

Red Raider Baseball Team Wins One of Three

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School varsity baseball team had three road games last week but captured just one victory. After winning big at Northern Potter on Monday they fell at Oswayo Valley on Thursday and Elk County Catholic on Friday. In Ulysses, the Red Raiders scored in […]

Lady Raiders Have Perfect Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity softball team had three league road games last week and improved their position for the upcoming District 9 playoffs with wins in all three contests.  They topped Northern Potter on Monday, Oswayo Valley on Thursday and Galeton on […]

From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   Few sports provide weird and just plain strange situations like Major League Baseball. I just witnessed Ichiro Suzuki, the greatest Japanese player ever to play in MLB, get a huge plaque; I guess you could call it, with the number 3000 on it. It signifies Ichiro’s three thousand hits he […]

Geist Accepts Don Raabe Big 30 Invitation

    Wyatt Geist has accepted an invitation to play in the Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic. Geist is a senior at Cameron County High School, where he was an offensive guard and defensive tackle for the Red Raiders. He is 6’ and weighs in at 285 lbs. Wyatt plans to enter the workforce […]

Raiders Win One of Three on the Road

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team had three road games last week and was able to put one in the win column. On Monday they dropped a non-league game at DuBois Central Catholic, on Wednesday they were beaten at Coudersport, but on Friday […]

Raider Junior High Track Team Competes at Johnsonburg

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider track and field team traveled to the Johnsonburg Invitational on Saturday and competed against nineteen other teams.  “Our kids did very well,” said Coach Shawn Bidwell.  Leading the Lady Raiders was Morgan Lorenzo, who won the triple jump with […]

Lady Raiders Split Two League Games

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider softball team had two league games last week on the road and split the contests. On Wednesday they were beaten at Coudersport but on Friday rebounded to defeat Port Allegany. At Coudersport, the Lady Falcons broke open a tight […]

Kane 3 On 3 Tournament

    The Kane Lions Club will be hosting the 4th annual, 3 on 3 basketball “Hilltop Tournament” on May 13th.   Boys and girls grades 4 through 12 interested in playing in this tournament can find detailed information about the event at the Kane Lions Club Website http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/kane/page-6.php or by contacting Dave Kearney at: […]

From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team had two games last week and split the two contests that were both shortened due to the PIAA ten run rule. On Wednesday they won in five innings over the Northern Potter Panthers and […]

Raider Junior High Track Team Competes at Otto-Eldred

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider track and field team traveled to Otto-Eldred for the junior high invitational meet and several athletes were place winners.  For the girls’ team, Kaelee Bresslin won the javelin with a toss of 83’1”. Morgan Lorenzo won the long jump […]

Kamme Guisto Stars at Kane Invitational

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider track and field team traveled to the Kane Invitational Track and Field meet last Saturday and Lady Raider sophomore Kamme Guisto had a fantastic day.  Guisto won the triple jump with a leap of 34’1 ½”, finished fourth in the […]

Raider Track Teams Unable To Grab Wins

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity track and field team had two home meets last week and neither the boys nor girls were able to grab a win. On Monday they were defeated by Johnsonburg and on Tuesday they lost to Port Allegany. Johnsonburg 103 […]

Red Raiders Split Two Games Last Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team had two games last week and split the two contests that were both shortened due to the PIAA ten run rule. On Wednesday they won in five innings over the Northern Potter Panthers and on Friday they […]

Narby Homer Lifts Lady Raiders Past Oswayo Valley

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity softball team had two games last week and won both. On Wednesday they hosted Northern Potter and easily defeated the Lady Panthers, and on Friday they entertained Oswayo Valley in a game switched to Emporium by wet field […]

Storm Sign-Ups

    Cameron County Storm Football will be holding 2017 sign-ups at Memorial Hall on Friday, April 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, April 22nd from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Registration fee is $35 per player and $20 per additional child.   Pee-wee players (7-9 years old) must be […]

Dodgeball Tourney

    A dodgeball tourmament will be held on Saturday, April 22nd, in the Cameron County High School gym to raise money for new wrestling uniforms for the elementary school wrestlers. Start time is 9 a.m. Cost is $60 per each six-person team, and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Snacks […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   We lost two icons in Cameron County sports recently, which may or may not have gone unnoticed by younger readers. James Baker and Byron Horning Jr. are two people whose contributions to our youth are immeasurable and their passing is, in a sense, the end of an era.  Baker was […]

Jr. High Track Teams Compete at Coudersport

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Junior High track and field teams competed at the Coudersport Invitational last Wednesday afternoon. Participating for the Red Raiders were Sean Lathrop, Forrester Smoker, Logan Irwin, Gannon Horning and Max Catalano.  For the Lady Raiders, Morgan Lorenzo, Kaelee Bresslin, Natalie […]

CCHS Track Teams Host Northern Potter, Coudy

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School varsity track and field teams hosted a home meet last Tuesday with Northern Potter and Oswayo Valley. The boys’ team defeated Northern Potter 103-25 but lost to Coudersport 106-43. The girls’ team fell to Northern Potter 86-54 and Coudersport 103-25. In the […]

Lady Raiders Win Two at Home, Lose One On the Road

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider softball team had three games last week and won two home contests while falling on the road. On Monday they defeated Port Allegany and on Wednesday they nipped Smethport but on Thursday were beaten at Brockway.  On Monday Hannah […]

Shaffer Tosses No-Hitter Against Port

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team had three games last week and were able to capture two victories. On Monday they beat Port Allegany and on Wednesday they topped Smethport, but on Thursday they dropped a road game at Brockway. On Monday Adam […]

From the Bleachers

  with RichSummers   I had a good visit with an old fraternity brother of mine on Saturday, Gregg Fritz. Gregg is the recently retired golf pro from Pinecrest Country Club in Brookville and is also a PIAA basketball official. He is recovering from left knee replacement surgery and will soon undergo the same operation […]

Storm Sign-Ups

  Cameron County Storm Football will be holding 2017 sign-ups at Memorial Hall on Friday, April 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, April 22nd from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Registration fee is $35 per player and $20 per additional child.   Pee-wee players (7-9 years old) must be 8 […]

Raider Track Teams Open Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity Track and Field teams travelled to Otto-Eldred last Tuesday for their first meet of the season. The Raiders defeated Oswayo Valley but fell to Otto-Eldred, while the Lady Raiders defeated Otto-Eldred but lost to Oswayo Valley. Lady Raiders 68 […]

Raider Baseball Team Falls To Otto

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team traveled to Eldred last Thursday but was defeated by the Otto-Eldred Terrors, 9-1. The home team outhit the Red Raiders just five to four, but six errors, including five in the Terrors’ five run fifth inning, doomed […]

Lady Raiders Nip Otto-Eldred

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider softball team traveled to Otto-Eldred last Wednesday afternoon and came away with a 5-3 win in extra innings.  The Lady Raiders scored single runs in the seventh and eighth innings only to have the Lady Terrors tie the game in […]

Lady Raiders Drop Close Game To Coudy

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity softball team had three games last week and were 1-1 with a game postponed.  On Monday they dropped a close game at home to Coudersport, on Wednesday they defeated Galeton in another home contest and on Friday they […]

Raider Baseball Team Drops Season Opener

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team opened the season at home last Monday but were beaten by the Coudersport Falcons 9-4 in a game that was switched from Carp Park to the Cameron County Little League Complex due to field conditions.  “We played […]

Jr. High Lady Raiders Complete Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Lady Red Raider basketball team had four games in the final week of their 2017 season and were able to win three of the contests.  On Monday they won at Northern Potter, on Wednesday they beat Otto-Eldred, on Thursday they lost […]

Red Raider Jr. High Wins Three of Four

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had four games in their final week of the 2017 season and won three of those contests.  On Monday they won at Northern Potter, on Wednesday they defeated Otto-Eldred, on Thursday they fell at Coudersport and on […]

Yang Provides Winning Point In Penn State Win

    Penn State Altoona men’s tennis picked up its first Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference victory of the season, defeating Pitt-Bradford 5-4 at ProCare Fitness & Tennis Center. Tao Yang, of Emporium, a 2016 graduate of Cameron County High School, provided the winning point with a 6-2, 7-5, 6-2 victory in the No. 6 flight. […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Two quick observations from watching the NCAA Division I basketball championship semifinals. First, did Oregon forget how to block out when rebounding free throws? And second, I guess I never realized the amount of foreign players that were matriculating at top United States universities; at least the basketball playing ones. […]

Lady Raiders Shut Out Bucktail In Softball Opener

      The Cameron County High School varsity softball team opened their 2017 season last Friday with a 9-0 win over the visiting Bucktail Bucks in the first game for both teams.  Laila Smith tossed a three hitter that included seven strikeouts, no walks and a hit batsman to collect the win for the […]

Lady Raider Junior High Has Winning Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Lady Red Raider basketball team had three home games last week and were able to score victories in all three. On Monday they topped Smethport, on Tuesday they defeated Galeton and on Friday they beat Port Allegany. On Monday Kaelee Bresslin […]

Jr. High Raiders Have Perfect Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had three home games last week and won all three. On Monday they defeated Smethport, on Tuesday beat Galeton and on Friday topped Port Allegany. On Monday Caden Beldin scored twenty points to lead the Red Raiders […]

Reed Invited To Play In Big 30 Classic

    Tristan Reed has accepted an invitation to play in the Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic. Reed is a senior at Cameron County High School, where he was an offensive running back and defensive cornerback for the Red Raiders. He is 6’ and weighs in at 200 lbs. Tristan plans to attend a […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   I’m no outdoorsman, but some recent news in sporting goods stores has me scratching my head. Gander Mountain has apparently decided to concentrate on internet sales and will begin closing some stores, but that is more than offset by huge stores being built by Cabela’s, Field and Stream and Bass […]

Enter a Team In the Baguba Dodgeball Tourney

    Cameron County Baguba Wrestling Club will sponsor a dodgeball tournament on April 22 starting at 9 a.m. sharp in the Cameron County High School gym. To sign up, call/text Jenn Dixon at 814-512-1267; or email: bagubawrestlingclub@gmail.com. First, second, third places and bragging rights will be awarded. Cost for the six-person teams to enter […]

CCHS Baseball Team Prepares For Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The 2017 Red Raider Baseball team will look to build on last year’s moderate success (7-11 overall record) and try to make a playoff push for the first time since 2011.   The whole pitching staff is returning from last season including last year’s co-MVP, Adam Shaffer. […]

Local Basketball Players Receive Post Season Honors

    by Rich Summers, Cameron County Echo Several Cameron County High School varsity basketball players garnered post-season honors following the recently concluded basketball season. Derek Rieder, Madi Guisto and Madison Harrier were selected to play in the Big 30 Senior All-Star game on March 19th in Portville, New York.  Madi and Madison were also […]

Junior High Red Raiders Top Austin, Galeton

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had two games last week.  On Wednesday they topped Austin in a home contest and on Friday they won at Galeton. On Wednesday the Raiders collected a 50-20 win against the Austin Panthers.  “The boys came out […]

Jr. High Lady Raiders Pick Up Two Wins

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Lady Red Raiders basketball team had two games last week and posted wins in both contests.  On Wednesday they defeated Austin in Emporium and on Friday they won at Galeton. On Wednesday the Lady Raiders easily dispatched the Austin Lady Panthers, […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   The PIAA basketball championships are ongoing; although, as of today (Sunday) all of the District 9 teams will have been eliminated. Elk County Catholic was ousted by Kennedy Catholic and though comparing ECC to Kennedy isn’t really equitable, I have a hard time feeling sorry for private schools competing in […]

Junior High Raiders Garner Two Victories

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had three games last week and were able to garner two victories. They picked up home wins on Monday and Friday but were beaten at Otto-Eldred on Wednesday. On Monday the Northern Potter Panthers took the home […]

Lady Raider Junior High Wins Two of Three

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Lady Red Raider basketball team had three games last week and were able to win twice. They defeated Northern Potter and Oswayo Valley at home but lost at Otto-Eldred. On Monday the Lady Raiders easily defeated the Northern Potter Lady Panthers […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   This cold snap and impending possible Nor’easter have come at just the right time for college basketball fans. If there is a lot of snow on the ground we won’t feel guilty for spending all weekend sitting in front of the television set watching the NCAA Tournament. About half of […]

Junior High Red Raiders Win Two of Three

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had three games last week and were able to win twice. On Monday they topped Smethport, on Wednesday they fell at home to Coudersport and on Friday they won at Port Allegany. At Smethport the Raiders used […]

Jr. High Lady Raiders Defeat Smethport, Fall To Coudy, Port

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Lady Red Raiders had three games last week and were able to come away with one win. On Monday they won at Smethport but dropped a home game to Coudersport on Wednesday and fell at Port Allegany. At Smethport the Lady […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   The District 9 basketball playoffs have been completed and to no one’s surprise the Elk County Catholic Crusaders defeated Johnsonburg for the Class A boys’ title. But there are some North Tier League teams, both boys and girls, that placed and will advance to the PIAA playoffs.  First, the Coudy […]

Harlem Ambassadors To Take On Elk, Cameron All-Stars On Sunday

    Get ready for dazzling ball-handling tricks, high-flying slam dunks and hilarious family comedy!  Join the Harlem Ambassadors basketball show on Sunday, March 12th at 6 p.m. at the St. Marys High School gymnasium as they take on the Elk and Cameron All-Stars. Dez Fledderman, Kendall Guisto and Cassidy McLaughlin will represent Cameron County […]