From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   I want to correct my column from last week; Anthony Grimone has indeed lost his season on the Gannon University baseball team to a broken foot in his senior year, but the news for him is a little better. Grimone was red-shirted in his first year and actually has another […]

Lady Raiders End Two Year Drought With Win Over Smethport

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider softball team won its first game in more than two years as they defeated the Smethport Lady Hubbers 6-4 last Thursday. The game, played at the Cameron County Little League Complex, was shortened to six innings by a downpour […]

Red Raiders Shut Out Smethport Hubbers

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team picked up their first win of the season last Thursday as they blanked the Smethport Hubbers 10-0 in a game shortened to five innings by the ten run rule. The Raiders rode the arm of south paw […]

CCHS Track Team Hosts Otto-Eldred, Oswayo Valley

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity track and field team opened their season last Tuesday by hosting the Oswayo Valley Green Wave and the Otto- Eldred Terrors in a tri-meet. The Red Raider boys defeated both opponents while the Lady Red Raiders dropped both contests. […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   I realize that Lady Red Raider softball Coach Ralph McKimm and a lot of this season’s players weren’t a part of previous seasons, but their win over Smethport last Thursday had to be a huge relief. The Lady Raiders had not won a game in the last two seasons; so […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Opening day. There are probably no two words that bring me more joy and this year is no exception. Even in the years when the Pirates were mired in twenty-one years of losing baseball, the thrill and anticipation were still there. As of Sunday there are now six months of […]

Junior High Raider Basketball Team Finishes Season With a Win

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team took on Oswayo Valley last Tuesday in their season finale and defeated the Green Wave 46-26. In the game played at the Cameron County High School gym the Raiders capped a fine season with an easy victory. […]

Raiders Lose First Two Games Of Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider baseball team opened the 2016 season last week with two games against two of the better teams in the district. They were beaten in games shortened by the five inning rule on Thursday by DuBois Central Catholic and then on […]

Smith Throws Solid Game For Lady Raiders

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider softball team opened their 2016 season last Friday but fell at home to Oswayo Valley, 4-0. It was the second game for the Lady Green Wave, who lost their opener to Northern Potter 1-0. Laila Smith was the starting […]

Raider Baseball Team Prepares For New Season

    by Rich Summers, Cameron County Echo The 2016 Cameron County High School Red Raider Baseball team is under new management. Coach Jamer Cooney takes the helm in his first season as head coach.  Joining him on the staff are assistants Dave Lyon and Randy Cooney.  Cooney and Lyon last coached together in 2006 […]

CCHS Red Raider Junior High Wins Two of Three Games

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had three games last week and was able to win two. On Monday they won a home game with Northern Potter, on Tuesday they fell at home to Coudersport and on Wednesday they won at Otto-Eldred. On […]

Jr. High Lady Raiders Complete Season

    by Rich Summers The Cameron County Junior High School Lady Red Raider basketball team had three games in their final week of the 2016 season. They were able to win one of the three and finished the season with a record of 10-6. On Monday the Lady Raiders hosted Northern Potter and came […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   I had the opportunity to watch both the CCHS baseball and softball teams last week as they hosted the Bradford Owls in a scrimmage. Both teams performed okay for an early season practice, but looking at the experience on the rosters they are very young. But there is some talent […]

Junior High Red Raiders Win Twice

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had two North Tier League games last week and picked up wins in both contests. On Wednesday they won at Austin and on Friday returned home to defeat Galeton. At Austin, the visiting Red Raiders outscored the […]

Lady Raider Jr. High Defeats Austin, Galeton

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Lady Red Raider basketball team had two games last week and won both. On Wednesday they won at Austin and on Friday defeated Galeton at home. At Austin, Julia Aikens scored eleven points to lead the Lady Red Raiders past the […]

Jr. High Lady Raider B Team Tops Galeton

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Lady Red Raider basketball team hosted Galeton on Friday and the B-team captured a 29-8 win over the Lady Tigers.  Leading Cameron County was Tapanga Allison with thirteen points. Also getting in the scoring column were Raelle Putt with six points, […]

No Little League Sign-Ups Accepted After March 20

    The Cameron County Little League will not accept any sign-ups after March 20th. If you missed getting your child signed up, please call Beth Newhouse at 486-1450 or Sandy Bresslin at 486-3552 by March 20th. The Little League meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 22nd, will be changed to a date in April, due […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   This week begins one of the best months of the year for sports and that is obviously because of the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship Tournament. For the better part of the next twenty days there will be multiple college basketball games available on television just about every night beginning […]

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 two contests. They won road games at Northern Potter on Monday and at Oswayo Valley on Friday but were nipped by Otto- Eldred at home on […]

Jr. High Raiders Unbeaten Last Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had three games last week and posted victories in all three. Cameron County sandwiched road wins at Northern Potter on Monday and at Oswayo Valley on Friday around a home victory against Otto-Eldred on Monday. At Ulysses, […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Cameron County High School Athletic Director Dave Sullivan sent me the Allegheny Mountain League football schedule for the next two years, which is probably as far ahead as the league wants to go right now. All the teams in the league will have one scrimmage against a league team and […]

Local 4-H Air Rifle Team Prepares For 2016 Regional Event

    The 4-H Air Rifle Team is preparing for the Regional Air Rifle event scheduled for April 12th in St. Marys. Youth from Cameron, Elk, Potter, Jefferson, and Clearfield counties compete as individuals and as teams in the event. There are 21 young shooters in this year’s program, practicing every week at the Emporium […]

Jr. High 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 was able to win two home games while losing on the road.  On Monday, Cameron County topped Smethport but lost at Coudersport on Tuesday before rebounding to defeat Port Allegany on […]

Lady Raiders Hold Annual Awards Banquet

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Lady Red Raiders Hoop Club hosted their annual banquet last Thursday evening at the Cameron County High School cafeteria.  The attendees watched a season highlight film and had a fine meal catered by Mark and Jen Abriatis. Coach Dave Sullivan then thanked the Hoop […]

Lady Raider Jr. High Wins One of Three Last Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Lady Red Raider basketball team had three games last week. The A-squad was able to win one of the three contests.  On Monday, the Lady Raiders topped Smethport, on Tuesday they were beaten at Coudersport and on Friday they fell to […]

Bagubas Compete at D9 Wrestling Championships

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba varsity wrestling team took part in the 2016 District 9 Class AA Wrestling Championship Tournament at Clearfield High School with the following results.  At 113 pounds, Ravon Foltz was pinned by Bryce Barclay of Ridgway in the first round […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   If you want to catch some little kids playing some pretty good basketball, check out the Cameron County boys’ and girls’ junior high basketball teams this season. I’ve been particularly impressed with the skill level on the girls’ squad and the court savvy of the boys’ team. Usually junior high […]

Smith, Guisto Headline NTL All-Star Selections

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo Cameron County High School senior Trae Smith and junior Madi Guisto have been chosen as first team North Tier League All-Stars for the 2015-16 basketball season.  Smith, who averaged 15.3 points per game, and Guisto, who averaged 12.6 points per game, were joined on the league all-star […]

Little Lady Raiders Play at Coudy Tourney

    by Kendyl Hostetlar Last Saturday, the Cameron County Lady Raiders (Grades 4, 5, and 6) traveled to Coudersport for a basketball tournament.  The Lady Raiders lost their first match to the Port Allegany Gators. It was a close game with the Gators topping the Lady Raiders 13-8.   

Elkers Eliminate Raiders From District 9 Playoffs

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team entered the 2015 District 9 Class A Championship Tournament as the tenth seed and advanced to the quarterfinal round before being eliminated.  Last Wednesday, CCHS won their opening game against seventh seeded Oswayo Valley but on Friday […]

Jr. High Boys Top Austin

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo After several cancelations, the Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team finally played their second game of the season last Thursday and both the seventh and eighth grade teams were victorious.  In the eighth grade game, Dino Brown scored ten points and Bryce Ellis and […]

Junior High Girls Open With Win Over Austin

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Lady Red Raider basketball team was at home against Austin Thursday night and the A-squad won 29-19 in their season opener.  Kaelee Bresslin scored twelve points to lead the Lady Raiders.  Also getting in the scorebook was Julia Aikens, Bella Palumbo, […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Despite the mostly benign winter we have had, I was reminded how ugly trips to Shinglehouse in February can be last Wednesday night. We no sooner got to the Emporium Alle-Catt field when it started snowing and the roads were less than ideal the rest of the night. I’d like […]

Raiders Finish Regular Season With Win Over Oswayo Valley

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team played their final North Tier League game of the season last Tuesday and gained a measure of redemption with a 53-46 win on Senior Night in Emporium. The Green Wave had won the first meeting between the […]

CCHS Lady Raiders Complete Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity basketball team had two North Tier League games in the final week of their season and were able to come away with one victory. On Monday they were beaten at home by Otto-Eldred but on Wednesday won the […]

Junior High Raiders Drop Season Opener

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team began their 2016 season last Wednesday when they hosted Johnsonburg but were beaten by the visitors, 43-27.  “We took our lumps tonight,” said Raider Coach Chris Horning.     

Bagubas Fall at Kane

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba varsity wrestling team traveled to Kane last Tuesday for their final dual match of the season but fell to the Wolves 43-30. Ethan Vislay picked up a pin in the loss.  All of the Bagubas will be traveling to […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Senior Night games are mostly uneventful for those of us who don’t have kids playing, but last Monday’s Lady Raider game was an exception.  The only Lady Raider seniors this year were Noelle Austin and Amelia Holjencin, who, unfortunately, missed most of the season with a severe knee injury. But […]

Raiders Come Away With Two Out of Three Wins

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team had three North Tier League games last week and was able to come away with two victories. After winning last Monday in Port Allegany they captured a home contest against Northern Potter on Wednesday, but on Friday […]

CCHS Lady Raiders Defeat Port, Fall at Northern Potter

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity basketball team had two North Tier League games last week and were able to get one victory.  On Wednesday the Lady Raiders topped Port Allegany but on Thursday were beaten at Northern Potter.  

Bagubas Lose Two Last Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba varsity wrestling team had two matches last week but was unable to win either contest.  On Tuesday they were beaten at Coudersport and on Thursday they fell at home to Curwensville.  

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   I can’t remember the last time, if ever, that I have seen a dunk in a junior varsity game, but the Raiders pulled it off on Wednesday night against Northern Potter. Chris McIsaac took a perfect alley-oop pass from Bryce Bauer and slammed home the first two points of the […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   The District 9 Committee was scheduled to have a meeting last week to sort out what the effect the reclassification of schools will have on D9 football in the fall, but according to CCHS Athletic Director Dave Sullivan, it was cancelled. The reason is that the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Athletic Association […]

Bingo Fundraiser

    The CCHS Boys’ Basketball team will be hosting a Bingo night on Saturday, February 6, at the Emporium Firehall. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with Bingo being called from 7:00 to 10:00. There will be no cover charge. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. All games will have a 50% […]

Bagubas Fall To Port Allegany

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba varsity wrestling team traveled to Port Allegany last Thursday but was beaten by the Gators 56-6. The Bagubas also competed at the Indiana Dual Tournament on Saturday but were unable to come up with a team victory in five […]

Lady Raiders Drop Three Games

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity basketball team had three North Tier league contests last week but were unable to come up with a win.  On Monday they were beaten in a close game at Galeton, on Wednesday they were nipped at home by […]

Raiders Split Two NTL Games

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team had a pair of North Tier League games last week and split the two contests.  On Tuesday the Raiders defeated the Hubbers in Smethport but on Thursday were beaten soundly at home by the league leading Coudersport […]

Raiders Win Three Straight

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team had three games last week in their quest to catch Coudersport for a league title and qualify for the D9 Class A playoffs and were able to win all three.  On Monday they hosted Johnsonburg in a […]

CCHS Bagubas Fall To Ridgway, Sheffield

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba varsity wrestling team had a pair of matches last week but suffered two losses. On Tuesday they dropped a home match to Ridgway 57-18 and on Thursday were defeated at Sheffield 48-24. Ridgway 57     CCHS    18 […]

Lady Raiders Top Austin

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Lady Red Raider varsity basketball team had just one game last week and defeated the Austin Lady Panthers in the North Tier League contest, 55-20.  There were no JV games for CCHS in the light schedule. “It was a good team win, everyone healthy […]

Bingo Fundraiser

    The CCHS Boys’ Basketball team will be hosting a Bingo night on Saturday, February 6, at the Emporium Firehall. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with Bingo being called from 7:00 to 10:00. There will be no cover charge.  

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   The Red Raiders are playing some better basketball as the season goes along but on Friday night they ran into a hot shooting Galeton team that almost threw a monkey wrench in the works. It is rare that a team shoots exceptionally well on an opponent’s court and I don’t […]

Bradford Trips Bagubas

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba wrestling team had one home match last week but dropped a 42-30 decision to the Bradford Owls despite winning five of the seven matches wrestled.  Ravon Foltz, Ethan Vislay, Jared Whiting, Caleb Pifer and Duncan Catalano all picked up […]

Raiders Top Otto-Eldred, Fall at Oswayo Valley

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team had a pair of North Tier League games last week but were only able to win one.  On Tuesday, CCHS beat Otto-Eldred in Emporium but on Thursday dropped a road game to Oswayo Valley.  

Lady Raiders Win Two of Three

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider basketball team had three North Tier League games last week and picked up two victories.  After dropping a home contest at Northern Potter on Monday, CCHS won at Otto- Eldred on Wednesday and then returned home to top Oswayo Valley […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Congratulations to Ralph McKimm and Jamer Cooney, who have been hired by the Cameron County School District to coach the CCHS softball team and baseball team, respectively. Both programs need a shot in the arm and here’s to hoping the new coaches will provide what is needed.  I spoke with […]

Inaugural Annual All-Star Football Game Planned

    Top football players in the Allegheny Mountain League and Keystone Shortway Athletic Conference will square off in an annual All-Star game in Brockway beginning in 2016. The Frank Varischetti Foundation announced that Frank Varischetti Field will host the contest in late June or early July each year. The inaugural event, which coincides with […]

QIDC Elk Antler Shed Hunt Planned

    by Ray Savel The Quehanna Industrial Development Corporation (QIDC) will sponsor the 2nd annual Elk Antler (Shed) hunt scheduled for February 6 through May 21. The area for this hunt will be in the Pennsylvania Elk Management Area. Sheds must come from the wild elk herd, not a game farm or preserve. Each […]

McGraw Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo Former Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba Coach Larry McGraw was honored with the Raider Wrestling Lifetime Achievement Award last Thursday during the Baguba match against Smethport.  Coach McGraw is a 1967 graduate of Cameron County High School.  He started his teaching and coaching career at […]

Raider Basketball Team Wins Two of Three

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team played three North Tier League games last week and was able to come away with a pair of wins.  On Monday, the Raiders dropped a road game to unbeaten Coudersport but rebounded to win against Port Allegany […]

Bagubas Fall To Smethport

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba wrestling team hosted Smethport last Thursday in an Allegheny Mountain Wrestling League contest but fell to the Hubbers 54-12.  Brock Foltz won by fall and Duncan Catalano picked up a forfeit for the only CCHS points of the night. […]

CCHS Lady Raiders Fall To Coudersport, Port Allegany

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity basketball team had two North Tier League basketball games last week with Coudersport and Port Allegany but were unable to come up with a victory.  On Monday, they were overwhelmed by league- leading Coudersport and on Wednesday dropped […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   It has been a ridiculous week for off the field local sports news so we’ll start with CCHS.  As everyone knows by now Raider football coach Mike Kunes has accepted a teaching job at St. Marys Area and has resigned at Cameron County. That leaves the school district with no […]

Raiders Lose at Brockway, Defeat Smethport

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider basketball team had a pair of games prior to the Christmas Holiday break and split the contests. On Tuesday, they were beaten at Brockway, but on Wednesday they rebounded to top Smethport in a North Tier League tilt.     […]

Lady Raiders Drop Two

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity basketball team had two contests prior to the Christmas Holiday but were unable to come up with a win in either game. On Monday, CCHS lost a non-league home game to Kane and on Thursday fell at North […]

Lady Raiders Finish Second In Tourney

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity basketball team traveled to Coudersport last week for the 2015 Maple Leaf Tournament and came away with a second place finish. On Tuesday, they easily defeated Olean Archbishop Walsh High School but on Wednesday fell to the host […]

From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   Age is a funny thing. When I was younger and my wife and I were chasing the kids around the six county area trying to get to all their high school games we looked forward to the days when a night could be spent reading a good book on the […]

Bagubas Top Johnsonburg, Fall at St. Marys

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba wrestling team opened their dual match season last week with a pair of matches. On Monday they defeated the Johnsonburg Rams 48-27 but were then shut out at St. Marys 70-0. The Bagubas hosted Oswayo Valley on Tuesday before the […]

Lady Raiders Win One of Three In Opening Week

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity basketball team had three games in their first week of the 2015-16 season and were able to capture a victory. On Monday they dropped a non-league road game at Johnsonburg, on Wednesday they gained a North Tier League win […]

Raiders Defeat Austin, Fall To Ridgway, Punxsutawney

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team had a North Tier League game and two non-league games in the opening week of the season and came away with a home victory over North Tier League foe Austin but were beaten at home by Ridgway of […]