From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   For those of you who read sports news on the internet, Chris Rossetti from D9sports.com had a brief but excellent article last week concerning football in District 9. The fact that Rossetti echoed my opinion from several columns ago notwithstanding, after watching the Red Raiders’ thumping at the hands of […]

Junior High Volleyball Teams Top Austin

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Lady Red Raider volleyball team began their season at Austin last Thursday and defeated the Lady Panthers, 25-13, 25-15. Leading Cameron County was Julia Aikens with thirteen aces, Mallory McKimm with seven passes, and Bella Palumbo with six aces.

CCHS Cross Country Team Kicks Off Season

    The Cameron County High School Cross Country team had their first ever meet last Tuesday in Smethport under the direction of Coach Shawn Bidwell. “It has been a while since Cameron County has participated in cross country,” said Bidwell. “This year the league made a change to have all the North Tier League […]

Storm Falls at South Olean

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Storm Pony youth football team traveled to South Olean but fell to the Knights, 25-19. After falling behind 19-0, the Storm rallied for three touchdown passes by Josh Smith but came up a little short. Jameson Britton pulled in two of Smith’s scoring throws, […]

Jr. High Raiders Open Season With Win

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High  School Junior High Red Raider football team began their 2016 season last Wednesday at Brockway and defeated the Rovers 22-12. The Raiders jumped out to a 22-0 lead and then survived two fourth quarter defensive touchdowns by Brockway to collect the win.

Bradford Runs Past Red Raiders

      by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team traveled to Bradford’s Parkway Field to play an Allegheny Mountain League crossover game against the Class AAAA Owls but were soundly beaten, 76-12. Bradford ran back the opening kickoff and was never challenged by the Red […]

Storm Teams Win at Coudy

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Storm youth football teams traveled to Coudersport last Saturday and both the Pony and Pee Wee teams were victorious. The Pony team won 12-0 and the Pee Wees won 24-6. In the Pony game, Maddox Baughman scored on a six yard run and Josh […]

Dubler Leads Lady Raiders Against Kane

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity golf team hosted Kane last Tuesday and defeated the Lady Wolves, 30 1/2 – 24 1/2. Tess Dubler led the Lady Raiders with a 45, while Alyvia McKimm added a 49. Kendyl Guisto shot 51, Madi Guisto had […]

Red Raider Golfers Win One of Three

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity golf team had three matches last week and captured their first win of the season. On Monday they were defeated at Oswayo Valley, on Wednesday they won at Coudersport and on Thursday they dropped a non-league match to Ridgway. […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Coaches are charged with getting their teams to play better as the season goes on and that is why, after Friday’s big loss at the hands of Elk County Catholic, Raider mentor Scott Burnside and his staff will be back on the field Monday, coaching their players to correct mistakes […]

Elk County Catholic Shuts Out Raiders

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team suffered their second defeat in as many games last Friday night as they were blasted by the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 55-0. In the game played in Emporium, the Crusaders dominated both sides of the line of […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   From my point of view, the Red Raider football scrimmage with Brockway on Saturday was a very positive sign for the coming season. After getting beat deep on a number of pass plays early, CCHS put together a solid performance against the Rovers, who will no doubt be a contender […]

Cunkelman, Bauer Top Finishers In Hutton 5k

    Eighty-three runners, 42 males and 41 females, came out for the 11th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5k Run and 2 Mile Walk. Samuel Cunkelman from St. Marys was the overall finisher. Michelle Bauer from St. Marys was the overall female finisher for the second year in a row. Reagan Hutton of Port Allegany […]

CCHS Opens Golf Season at Coudersport

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School varsity golf team participated in the third annual Coudersport Boys Golf Invitational last Thursday. Playing for the Red Raiders were Brian Shupe, who shot a 98, Brennan Guisto, who carded a 106, Dino Brown with a 115, Bryce Bauer with a 123 […]

Raider Football Opens In Curwensville Friday Night

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team begins the season on Friday night when they travel to Curwensville to take on the Golden Tide in an Allegheny Mountain League crossover game with the traditional south division powerhouse. The Raiders, under new head coach Scott […]

Beldin Named Basketball All-Star

    Caden Beldin, an 8th grade student, small forward from Cameron County High School, was recently named  an all-star and award winner in the Team Champions Junior Division and Sudden Victory Champions at the prestigious Keystone State Basketball Camp held at Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock.  

Flag Football Sign-Ups

Sign-ups for the fall Cameron County Flag Football season will be Thursday, August 18 and Monday, August 22, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Hall. Boys and girls, ages 5 thru 8 year olds (must not turn 9 before November 1st) are eligible to join. The cost is $35 per child and $10 […]

Night Swim

    A Night Swim will be held Friday, August 19th from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the School Pool. Cost is $2.00 per person, $5.00 per family.  

Camp Cadet Golf Tourney

  The 12th Annual Camp Cadet Golf Tournament will be held September 7th at the Emporium Country Club. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the tourney begins at 9:00 with a shotgun start.

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   After the Alle-Catt game in Crosby on Saturday afternoon I got the chance to sit in the dugout with long time players Rick Uber and Saul Solveson. I asked Uber if he would reconsider and come back to play next year and he shook his head. He and Saul have […]

Mud Hens Eliminate Alle-Catts From Playoffs

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Emporium Alle-Catt baseball team traveled to Crosby on Sunday but was ousted from the Allegheny-Cattaraugus League playoffs by the Mud Hens, 9-3. Crosby jumped out to a lead with four first inning runs and then pulled away for the win with five more in the sixth. […]

Alle-Catts Rebound, Thrash Eldred

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Emporium Alle-Catt baseball team faced elimination from the playoffs on Sunday but had perhaps their best performance of the year, shutting out Eldred 15-0. The convincing victory avenged a regular season loss to Eldred and advanced the Catts in the league championship playoffs. After losing to […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   I fully expected to be sitting in my chair at Olivett Field watching the Alle-Catt playoff game between Eldred and Emporium, but once again events and Southwest Airlines have conspired against me. My wife was to arrive in Pittsburgh from visiting my daughter in Florida at noon, but it is […]

Camp Cadet Golf Tourney

    The 12th Annual Camp Cadet Golf Tournament will be held September 7th at the Emporium Country Club. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the tourney begins at 9:00 with a shotgun start. Cost for the four-man scramble is $40 for members, $50 for reciprocals, and $60 for nonmembers. It includes greens fees, carts, […]

Wounded Warrior Top Gun Fun Shoot

    Support is being solicited for the 3rd Annual Wounded Warrior Shoot to be held Sunday, August 7th, at the St. Marys Sportsman’s Club from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The shoot consists of trap, skeet, 3d archery and 100 yard rifle shoot. All proceeds from the shoot go directly to the Wounded Warrior […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Many longtime managers in baseball claim they have seen everything. They are wrong. The curious case of Chicago White Sox left handed pitcher Chris Sale has proven that no matter how long you watch the game, something different will pop up. Sale was scheduled to start Saturday night against the […]

Crosby Tops Emporium In Alle-Catt Playoffs

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Emporium Alle-Catt baseball team hosted the Crosby Mud Hens in the first round of the 2016 playoffs and fell to the visitors 6-2. In the game played at the Olivett Field the Mud Hens took a 5-0 lead and rode the right arm of starting pitcher […]

Cameron County Senior Girls Finish Perfect Season

    by Rich Summers The Cameron County Senior Little League softball team completed an undefeated league season last Friday as they handed second place Coudersport a 11-5 defeat on the road. The home team’s only previous loss was a 14-12 thriller at Cameron County earlier in the season. “After losing two all-star games earlier […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   There are going to be some soccer references to begin, so those of you who despise the world’s most popular sport please bear with me. England has had an interesting year. The first part is good. Leicester City won the English Premiere League last season, which was probably the most […]

Cameron County Bows Out of D10 Tourney

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Senior League Softball team entered the District 10 playoffs for the first time in many years but was unfortunately eliminated after two games. Last Monday they fell to a powerful team from DuBois in a home contest and then were nipped by one run […]

Senior Division Girls Win Two, Remain Undefeated

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Little League Senior Girls Softball team had two games this week and won both contests. On Monday they won at Eldred and on Thursday they defeated Coudersport II in a home contest. Their record now stands at 8-0. Cameron County 5 Eldred 4, 10 […]

Alle-Catts Shut Out Smethport 16-0

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Emporium Alle-Catt baseball team traveled to Smethport on Sunday and easily defeated the Goshawks 16-0. Rick Uber, Tre Garzel, and Navada Waterman combined to scatter seven hits in the shutout victory. Uber worked six innings, allowing six hits while striking out six without walking a batter. […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   With the nice weather this weekend I have spent my share of time outside, but the evenings have generally been spent in front of the television watching the US Open Golf Championship from Oakmont Country Club in Pittsburgh. The torrential rains during the opening round last Thursday put the schedule […]

Annual ECCHS Athletic Association Golf Outing

    The Elk County Catholic High School Athletic Association invites you to support Crusader athletics at its 6th Annual Golf Outing. The four-person scramble will be held on Saturday, July 2 at the Leaning Pines Golf Course in St. Marys. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. with play to begin at 9 a.m. The […]

Golf Clinic

    A Junior Golf Clinic will be held at the Emporium County Club on Wednesday, July 13, 20 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Clinic is for ages 8 and up. Cost is $5.00 per session.  

Fragale, Smith Homers Lift Cameron Co. To Extra Innings Win

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Senior Little League Softball Team won three games this week to push their record to 6-0. They played Coudersport One under the lights last Saturday, 14-12 and swept East Smethport Tuesday and Wednesday, winning the home game Tuesday 14-2 and beat them on the […]

Solveson Powers Catts Past Crosby

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Emporium Alle-Catt baseball team hosted Crosby on Sunday in a make-up contest and, on the strength of two home runs by Saul Solveson, defeated the visitors 8-5.  The home team trailed 5-3 after five innings but scored two in the sixth and three in the seventh […]

Storm

  Sign-Ups   Cameron County Storm Football will be holding another sign-up at Memorial Hall on Friday, June 17th from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Registration fee is $35 per player and $20 per additional child.   Player must be 8 years old by December 31, 2016 and NOT 12 years old by August 1, […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   A big thanks to Ralph McKimm for sending me the results of his Senior Little League softball team.  Ralph, who took over as coach of the Lady Red Raiders varsity team this past spring, is just the type of coach kids need. He is knowledgeable, enthusiastic and really loves watching […]

Smith, Fragale Combine For No-Hitter

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo Laila Smith and Sophie Fragale combined for a lopsided, no-hit, 17-1 win over Mt. Jewett in Cameron County Senior Division Little League Softball action.  Jewett’s only run was unearned.  Smith threw the first two innings and struck out five of the six hitters she faced.  Fragale had […]

Summer Basketball League Begins Sunday

    The summer basketball league at the Cameron County Recreation Center will begin Sunday, June 12.  The game times will be 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.  For those who signed up, a list of teams, game times and rules will be posted on the Cameron County Recreation Facebook page, on the window at the […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Sudden death overtime in sports is so difficult to watch but the most gut-wrenching viewing comes in the Stanley Cup playoffs. When the games go to overtime every shot by the Penguin opponents, no matter how weak, creates a knot in the stomach. Hockey has virtually no stoppages in play […]

DCC Eliminates Lady Raiders From District 9 Tournament

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity softball team traveled to DuBois last Monday for their first round matchup with DuBois Central Catholic in the District 9 Class AA but were beaten by the undefeated Lady Cardinals, 13-0.  Riley Assalone tossed a one-hitter for DCC […]

Smith Medals at State Track and Field Championships

    Cameron County High School senior Trae Smith traveled to the 2016 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Track and Field Class AA Championships last Friday and came away with a sixth place medal in the javelin. Smith had a throw of 181’3”.     

Alle-Catts Top Kane

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Emporium Alle-Catt baseball team traveled to Kane on Sunday to battle the Wildcats and easily defeated the home team 24-3.  Rick Uber was the winning pitcher for the Cats, working seven innings to collect the victory. He allowed three runs on six hits while striking out […]

Smiths Tabbed For Baseball/Softball All-Stars

    Cameron County High School senior Trae Smith was selected to the Northern Allegheny Small School all-star baseball team and freshman Laila Smith was selected to the Northern Allegheny Small School softball squad.  The entire teams and champions are as follows:  Northern Allegheny League Small School Division: NORTH – BASEBALL  Divisional Champs – Oswayo […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   I am a fan of ESPN and every morning before work I turn on Mike and Mike for a half hour before I leave for work, largely because the hosts, Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg are entertaining. But ESPN, and especially the Mike and Mike show, seem to think that […]

Lady Raiders Suffer Through Tough Week, Prepare For Playoffs

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity softball team had three difficult games to complete their regular season and were unable to come up with a victory.  On Monday they fell at Smethport, on Tuesday they dropped a home game to Galeton and on Wednesday […]

Raiders Compete at Track Districts

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo Trae Smith led a contingent of Cameron County High School track and field athletes at the 2016 District 9 Class AA Championships last Friday with a win in the javelin. Smith had a toss of 178’8” in the event held at Brookville High School, outdistancing the second […]

Raiders Win Two of Four In Final Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team had four games including two makeup contests in the final week of the season. They played road games in Smethport on Monday and Coudersport on Wednesday and home games with Galeton on Tuesday and Brockway on Friday. […]

Last Chance To Sign Up For B-ball League

    The final day to sign up for the summer basketball league at the Rec. Center is Friday, May 27th.  The league will be held on Sunday evenings at the Rec. Center. Times will vary according to the number of participants. The league is open to anyone in seventh grade and up thru adult […]

CCLL To Host Pitch Hit & Run

    Cameron County Little League will host a free Scotts® Major League Baseball® Pitch Hit & Run Competition for area youth on May 28th, starting at 11 a.m. at the Cameron County Little League complex. Pitch Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to […]

Raider Basketball Summer Camp

    Raider Basketball Summer Camp will be held Monday, June 6 through Thursday, June 9, in the Woodland Elementary School gymnasium. The Camp is open to boys and girls currently in grades K-7. Times: Current K-2 students, 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.; current 3-4 students, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; and current 5-7 students, […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   In the past I have stated the policy that the Cameron County School District has generally followed in recent years that a team must have at least a .500 record in order to enter the District 9 playoffs in team sports. Since District 9 puts on open tournaments in which […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   I visited Nova Southeastern University for my daughter’s commencement exercises from the Shepard Broad School of Law. It says a lot that after all the celebrations of completing law school Summa Cum Laude, we sat down at her apartment with a couple of pizzas on Friday night to watch the […]

Storm Cheerleader Sign-Ups

    Storm Cheerleading sign-ups will be held Friday, May 20 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Memorial Hall. Ages 6-11; $40 registration fee. Bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate.      

Little League Fundraiser

    The Cameron County Little League fundraiser for 2016 will be the sale of Mariannas hoagies and pizzas. All kids are required to sell five  items. If you are not contacted by a player and would like to purchase an item, please call Sandy Bresslin at 486-3552 or Beth Newhouse at 486-1450 for details. […]

Alle-Catts Pound Smethport in Opener

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Emporium Alle-Catt baseball team opened the 2016 season in dominating fashion with an easy 16-1 win over the Smethport Goshawks.  In the game played at Olivett Field on Sunday the Catts plated eight runs in the first inning and never looked back. Ryan Bresslin started on […]

Raiders Drop Pair of Games

    by Rich Summers The Cameron County High School Red Raider baseball team faced two of the better teams in District 9 last week and were unable to challenge either opponent.  On Tuesday, they were soundly beaten by 13-2 by Elk County Catholic at the Cameron County Little League field, and on Thursday were […]

Richnafsky, Smith Star at NTL Track Meet

    by Rich Summers The 2016 North Tier League Track and Field Championships were held at Port Allegany High School last Friday and a couple of Red Raiders collected first place medals.  Junior Andy Richnafsky swept the two glamor sprinting events, winning the 100m in 12.46 seconds and the 200m in 24.59 seconds.    […]

Great Pitching, Offense Lead Lady Raiders To Victory

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider softball team continued their winning ways last Thursday as they topped the Oswayo Valley Lady Green Wave 10-3.  Cameron County got a strong pitching performance by freshman Laila Smith and plenty of offense to collect their sixth victory of […]

CCHS Red Raider Track Team Enters Area Invitationals

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Track and Field teams competed at several Invitationals over the past week and had some fine place winning performances. At the Lock Haven Invitational Trae Smith won the javelin with a toss of 182’10”. The Raiders traveled to the Brookville […]

Jr. High Track Team Competes at Northern Potter, Johnsonburg

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High Track team competed at two invitationals last week. On Wednesday they were at Northern Potter and on Saturday they traveled to Johnsonburg. At Northern Potter, Lily Martin finished in fourth place in the 100m at 16 seconds and won the 200 in […]

Lady Raiders Get Revenge On Northern Potter

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo Just a week after suffering an extra inning defeat at Northern Potter the Lady Red Raiders gained a measure of redemption as they topped the Lady Panthers 7-4 at the Cameron County Little League complex last Wednesday afternoon. The win evened CCHS’s record at 4-4 on the […]

Raiders Fall To Bradford, Nip No. Po.

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team had two home games last week and split the pair. On Monday they were beaten by the Bradford Owls but on Wednesday rebounded to defeat Northern Potter. A third game scheduled for Friday against Brockway was postponed […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   The Alle-Catt season is about to get underway and there are five teams in the league again this season; Emporium, Crosby, Smethport, Kane and Eldred. This Sunday is opening day, but Emporium doesn’t have their first game until next Sunday, May 15th, when they host Smethport at 2 p.m at […]

Sign-Up For Summer Basketball League

    A summer basketball league is forming and sign-ups are now being accepted. The league will be held on Sunday evenings at the Rec. Center. Times will vary according to the number of participants. The league is open to anyone in seventh grade and up thru adult age. Female and male teams will be […]

Dodgeball Tourney

      The Bridge Youth Group of the Alliance Church in Emporium will be hosting a Dodgeball Tournament at the Cameron County High School Gym on Saturday, May 14th.    

Lady Raiders Win One Of Three Games Last Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity softball team had three games last week and were able to come away with one victory. On Wednesday, in a game rescheduled from a previous rainout CCHS dropped an extra inning game at Northern Potter. They then fell […]

Raider Track Teams Beaten at Port

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School varsity track and field team traveled to Port Allegany last Wednesday, but both the girls’ and boys’ squads were defeated by the Gators. The boys’ team fell by a score of 89-61. Winning their events for CCHS were Chris McIsaac in the […]