Bird’s Eye View

  by Randy ‘Bird’ Horning   Well, finally the weather has started to cooperate with us and the Emporium Country Club has opened up. Friday and Saturday were absolutely beautiful days and then Sunday came and brought us right back to late fall or early winter. We did manage to get the Men’s Sunday Scramble […]

Lady Raider Track Team Tops Port, Oswayo

      by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider track and field team had a meet last Tuesday with Port Allegany and Oswayo Valley at Port Allegany High School. The Lady Red Raiders beat the Lady Green Wave 85-45 and the Lady Gators 89-61. The Red Raider boys’ […]

Lady Raider Softball Team Opens Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo After a long delay featuring wild weather the Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity softball team began their 2018 season last week with three home contests. CCHS won their opener against Port Allegany on Tuesday and dropped a second league game to Smethport on Thursday […]

Bauer Tosses No Hitter As Raiders Win Two of Three

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity had three games last week and was able to win two of the contests. On Tuesday CCHS topped Port Allegany and on Thursday they bested Smethport, but on Friday they dropped a game to Brockway. In a game switched […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   There is nothing more disappointing than looking forward to something only to have it postponed by weather. Multiply that by six and you have last week as the Red Raider sports teams were zero for six, a big fat doughnut versus Pennsylvania’s April weather. I apologize for encouraging the sports […]

Jr. High Raiders Win One Of Three Last Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had three games last week and came away with one win. On Monday they defeated Oswayo Valley but lost at Port Allegany on Wednesday and to Otto- Eldred on Saturday. Against Oswayo Valley, the Red Raiders sprinted […]

Yang Win Helps Penn State Tennis Defeat Pitt

    Penn State Altoona men’s tennis cruised to a 9-0 victory over Pitt-Greensburg on Sunday afternoon in the Lions’ Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference home opener at the Gorilla House Gym. Penn State Altoona (2-0, 2-0 AMCC) opened the day’s match by staking out a commanding 3-0 lead after doubles play. The duo of Logan […]

Lady Raider Hoop Club Holds Annual Banquet

    The Lady Raider Hoop Club hosted the players and parents Tuesday, March 13th, at the CCHS Cafeteria.  After an excellent meal served by the Aroma Restaurant, everyone enjoyed watching the season highlight film.   Afterward, awards were presented as follows: Kamme Guisto: Hustle and Leadership Awards Alyvia McKimm: Leading Scorer and Highest Free […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Watching Nate Sestina playing for Bucknell in the NCAA tournament on Friday night was a great thrill for our community and especially for those of us who watched him through his high school career. I can still see him coming to the scorer’s table as a freshman to check into […]

Red Raiders’ Comeback Falls Short In PIAA Loss

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team traveled to Northgate High School in Pittsburgh to take on Vincentian Academy in the opening round of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class A playoffs but fell to the Royals 60-53.  The Red Raiders were heavy underdogs […]

Raider Junior High Drops Two Games Last Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had a pair of North Tier League games last week but failed to pick up a victory. On Monday they lost at Smethport and on Wednesday they were beaten at home by Coudersport. At Smethport the Hubbers […]

Bingo Fundraiser

    A Bingo fundraiser is being held to benefit the Emporium Hitmen traveling baseball team organized for boys ages 13 and under at 6 p.m. at the Cameron County Vets Club on Monday, March 19. Money raised will be used to pay tournament entry fees, insurance, uniforms and equipment. The Veterans of Foreign Wars […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   The varsity basketball season has come to a conclusion with the Raiders’ loss to Vincentian Academy in the opening round of the PIAA playoffs, but CCHS acquitted themselves well against the WPIAL champs in their own back yard. VA is located in Pittsburgh’s North Hills, which is just adjacent to […]

Elk County Striders 2018 Race Schedule

    Elk County Striders announce area races for 2018. *Elk County Striders Triple Crown race Cabin Fever 4 Mile Run & Walk, March 17, 10 a.m., 212 Lexington Ave., Warren. Chris Dolan, Warren YMCA,  (814) 726-0110, ext. 121, chris@warrenymca.org Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk, Non-competitive fund raiser   for Brain Aneurism Awareness, March 31, 2018; […]

Summer Basketball Camp Opportunity

    Mount Aloysius College will help young boys and girls who love basketball hone their dribbling, passing and shooting skills this summer.  Mount Aloysius Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Will Cabrera, and Assistant Coach, Brian Giesler, will host two summer basketball camps in the College’s 87,000 square foot Athletic Convocation and Wellness Center (AMCC). The […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   I’m having a great sports weekend. After going to Kane on Friday night for the Raiders’ playoff game my wife and I got to see the Pittsburgh Penguins win at the PPG Paints Arena on Saturday afternoon (thanks to my kids for the Christmas present tickets) and then stay in […]

Little League Sign-Ups

    Cameron County Little League will be holding four sign-up days this year at Memorial Hall: Friday, March 9th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 10th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a late fee if you sign your child up after March 10th. You will NOT be allowed […]

Whiting To Play In Big 30 Football Classic

      Jared Whiting has accepted an invitation to play in the Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic. Whiting is a senior at Cameron County High School, where he was a fullback/running back and outside linebacker for the Red Raiders. He is 5’ 10” tall and weighs in at 170 pounds. Jared plans to […]

Freshman Palumbo Competes At PIAA NW Regional Wrestling Tourney

    Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba freshman Nate Palumbo traveled to Sharon High School last Friday to take part in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Northwest Regional Class AA Wrestling Tournament and gained valuable experience. As the fourth place finisher in District 9, Palumbo took on Bobby Gregory in his opening match […]

Red Raider Junior High Collects Two Wins

    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 were able to win both. On Monday they defeated Galeton at the CCHS gymnasium and on Thursday they won at Austin. A third game with Otto-Eldred was postponed […]

Raiders Drop Two, Finish Fourth In D9

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team played in the semifinals and consolation games of the District 9 Class A Championship Tournament last week but lost both games. On Wednesday they were beaten in the semifinals by Elk County Catholic and on Friday they […]

From the Bleachers

    with Rich Summers   With the quarterfinal win over Austin the Red Raider basketball team has qualified for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Championships, so it is time to look at the state playoff possibilities. The Raiders can finish in any of the first four places in District 9 depending on how they […]

Morelli Honored at State Football Coaches Assoc. Clinic

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo Former Cameron County High School football coach Mark Morelli was honored recently at the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Clinic held in State College. In a session called “Honor Your Own” the Coaches Association hands out awards for years of service, coach of the year, state champions, etc. […]

Little League Sign-Ups

    Cameron County Little League will be holding four sign-up days this year at Memorial Hall: Friday, March 2nd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 3rd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Friday, March 9th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 10th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will […]

Raider Junior High Wins 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 get a pair of road victories. The Raiders won at Oswayo Valley on Monday and Northern Potter on Friday but dropped a close home game to Port […]

DCC Eliminates Lady Raiders

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo Last Tuesday night the Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity basketball team hosted the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals in a District 9 Class A first round playoff game but were ousted by the visitors, 48-42, in the single elimination tournament. CCHS took an early lead […]

Raiders Tame Panthers, Advance In D9 Tourney

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The third seeded Cameron County High School Red Raider basketball team traveled to Port Allegany last Thursday night to take on seventh seeded Austin in the opening round of the 2018 District 9 Class A playoffs and drubbed the Panthers 66-32. Unlike the first two meetings of […]

Palumbo Qualifies For Regional Tourney

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo Cameron County High School freshman Nate Palumbo took fourth place at this weekend’s District 9 Class AA Wrestling Championship Tournament held at Clearfield High School and in doing so qualified for the PIAA Northwest Regional Tournament to be held at Sharon High School on Friday and Saturday. […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Some idle thoughts from watching the Winter Olympic Games. Hagen Kearney, a Bradford native, competed in snowboard cross and it reminded me of another local kid, Rich Bisso from right here in Prospect Park. Not only was Rich an outstanding basketball player at CCHS but became a member of the […]

Two Junior High Wrestlers Place at Districts

    Two Jr. High wrestlers placed at Districts held recently. At 130 lbs., Dylan Baney placed fourth. He lost his first match by fall to Seth Stwert of Brockway. In the wrestlebacks he pinned Eddy Switzer of Ridgway. Then, down 4-0 to Tyler Brown of Kane, Dylan came up with a pin to put […]

Jr. High Raiders Win One, Lose One

          by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team played their first two games of the season last week. On Wednesday they were defeated by Johnsonburg at the Woodland Elementary Gymnasium but rebounded to beat Bucktail on Friday. In the 40-19 loss to […]

Bagubas Drop Finale at Kane

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba varsity wrestling team had their final dual match of the season last Tuesday at Kane but were beaten by the Wolves 54-6. Nate Palumbo scored a pin in the 285 pound class for the only win by the Bagubas. […]

Raiders Complete Regular Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team had two rescheduled home games last week to complete their regular season slate. On Monday they were beaten by the undefeated Class AA Ridgway Elkers in a non-league game, but on Wednesday they defeated Smethport in the […]

CCHS Basketball Teams Enter Playoffs

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider basketball team has entered the District 9 Class A Championship Tournament and will begin play on Thursday night. The Raiders (16-5) are the third seed in the tournament and will play the sixth seeded Austin Panthers (13-9) at 7 p.m. […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Last week we visited the possible matchups for the District 9 Class A boys’ basketball playoffs and this week we’ll look at the girls’ Class A tourney. But first a little has changed in my boys’ bracket projection. It looks like CCHS must now win one of their make-up games […]

Lady Raiders Split Pair of NTL Games

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity basketball team had a pair of North Tier League games last week to close the regular season and split the contests. On Tuesday they defeated the Lady Hubbers in Smethport but on Thursday lost the season finale to […]

Bagubas Fall To Coudy, Smethport

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba varsity wrestling team had two matches last week. On Tuesday they lost at Coudersport 63-0 without winning a match and on Friday they were nipped by Smethport 27-24 in a senior night event that featured just three matches. Caleb […]

Red Raiders Suffer Through Winless Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team has had a lot of success this season but was unable to win either of their two North Tier League contests last week. On Monday they dropped a last second tilt at Otto-Eldred and on Friday they […]

Semiautomatic Shotguns Considered For Deer, Bear, Elk Hunting

      Semiautomatic centerfire shotguns that propel single-projectile ammunition soon could be approved for Pennsylvania hunters participating in most firearms deer, bear and elk seasons. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave unanimous preliminary approval to regulatory changes that would permit the use of semiautomatic centerfire shotguns that propel single-projectile ammunition while hunting […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   This is the last full week for the winter sports schedule for the local high schools so it is time to take a look at the District 9 Class A basketball playoffs. We’ll tackle the boy’s game this week and then take a look at the girl’s tourney next week. […]

Local Flag Football League Joins Storm Program

    With winter winding down and spring near, it’s time to start thinking Flag Football! This year we have exciting news to share. Cameron County Little Raiders has joined the Cameron County Storm Youth Football program. With this merger comes the support of the NFL (National Football League) The Buffalo Bills, the WNYAFA (Western […]

Bagubas Fall at Port Allegany

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba varsity wrestling team traveled to Port Allegany High School last Monday night but were defeated by the Gators 58-21. Winning by fall for the Bagubas were Josh Kennedy at 138 pounds and Tim Hasselman at 285 pounds. Wendell O’Brien […]

Raiders Rack Up Three More Wins

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team had three games last week and won all three. They picked up North Tier League wins on Tuesday at Galeton and at home against Austin on Thursday and then won a non-league tilt at Kane on Friday. […]

Lady Raiders Continue Excellent Play, Collect Two More Wins

  McKimm Breaks A CCHS 3-Point Record   by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity basketball team sustained their strong second half of the season by winning two games last week. They topped Galeton and Austin and then took North Tier League co-leader Otto-Eldred down to the […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   I have been informed by various readers that my critique of the Pittsburgh Pirates in this space last week was a bit harsh. After hearing a few MLB TV analysts giving a more positive description of the return the Bucs received in the Cole and McCutchen trades I have decided […]

Coach Pat Lewis’ Lady Lions Pull Off Villa Maria College Upset

    The Penn State DuBois Women’s basketball team stepped up their level of play Tuesday night as they faced the #3 ranked team in the USCAA, Villa Maria College from Buffalo, NY.  DuBois entered the game ranked #11 in the latest USCAA National Coaches Poll.  At the end of the night, the Lady Lions […]

Bagubas Top Sheffield For First Win

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba varsity wrestling team picked up their first victory of the season defeating the Sheffield Wolverines 39-30 last Thursday evening. CCHS made the trip to Warren County and won four of five matches wrestled. Winning by fall were Ryan Chilcote, […]

Lady Raiders Complete Perfect Week

    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 won all three contests. On Monday they defeated Austin, on Tuesday they topped Port Allegany and on Thursday they won at Northern Potter. In a rescheduled contest CCHS […]

CCHS Red Raiders Collect Three NTL Wins

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Red Raider varsity basketball team had three North Tier League games last week and captured all three victories. They won home games against Oswayo Valley on Monday and Northern Potter on Friday and a road game at Port Allegany on Wednesday. On Monday the Raiders […]

From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   As of this writing there are just twenty-two days, twelve hours, twenty-two minutes and twenty-eight seconds until pitchers and catchers report to Major League baseball spring training. Normally this makes the snow covered ground and sub-freezing temperatures more bearable for baseball fans like me. There was even a softball tournament […]

Bradford Owls Top Bagubas

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba varsity wrestling team hosted Bradford last Thursday but were beaten by the Owls 39-9. The Bagubas’ only wins came at 220 where Devin Palumbo picked up a pin and at 285 where Nate Palumbo took an exciting 2-1 decision. […]

Lady Raiders Fall To Coudy, OV

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity basketball team had two games last week and split the contests. On Monday they were outclassed at Coudersport but rebounded to win at Oswayo Valley in similar fashion on Friday. At Coudersport Shaelyn Black and Haley Keck scored […]

Raiders Split NTL Contests

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team had two games against the teams directly above and below them in the North Tier League standings last week. On Monday they dropped a home game to league leading Coudersport but on Saturday rebounded to win at […]

Recycling Fundraiser

    The Lady Raider Hoop Club is holding a recycling drive beginning now through the end of January.  They will collect plastic bottles, cans and glass.  All that you have to do is set aside those items, give them a call and they will pick them up. For pickup please call Tom Spehalski at […]

Bagubas Fall To Ridgway

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba varsity wrestling team hosted Ridgway last Tuesday in the first match after the Christmas break but were beaten by the Elkers, 60-12. CCHS won two of the four matches wrestled but was only able to field four eligible wrestlers. […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   The continuing drama of Cameron County High School sports coaching took another turn this past week when the Board of Education accepted the resignation of two varsity head coaches, Red Raider football mentor Scott Burnside and Lady Raider softball manager Ralph McKimm. I have not spoken with Burnside since his […]

Lady Raiders Claim Third Win of the Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity basketball team had three games last week and was able to claim their third win of the season. On Monday they dropped a non-league game to Bradford at home, on Tuesday they were beaten at Otto-Eldred, but on […]

Red Raiders Pick Up Two NTL Wins

    by Rich Summers The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team picked up two North Tier League wins last week. On Monday the Raiders won at Austin and on Wednesday they defeated Otto-Eldred at the CCHS gymnasium. Two other scheduled games, a road league game at Smethport on Friday and a […]

Streich, Whiting Tabbed For All-Star Team

Streich, Whiting Tabbed For All-Star Team   Two Cameron County High School Red Raider seniors were selected for the 2017 Allegheny Mountain League North All-Star team. Adam Streich was selected as a defensive back and Jared Whiting was selected as a linebacker.    

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   The second consecutive one win season has come to an end for the Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team and it is time to confront what the future holds for the program. While the results are hardly unprecedented, other factors put viability of the team in coming […]

Red Raider Junior High Drops Season Finale

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider football team completed their season last Thursday when they hosted Smethport but were beaten by the Hubbers 28-12.  The Cameron County defense played very well and forced three fumbles but was unable to stop the high powered Smethport running […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   District 9 football realignment and the future of Cameron County High School football. The two subjects have their own set of circumstances and yet are incontrovertibly connected. Realignment has finally become as close to a done deal as possible while the football program at our high school has anything but […]

Bird’s Eye View

by Randy ‘Bird’ Horning The Emporium County Club golf season is quickly coming to a close. There was no activity at the club this week, as Mother Nature was the winner of the Men’s Sunday Scramble. The course will most likely be closing down sometime this week for (dare I say it) the winter. This […]

Fragale Inducted Into Edinboro University Athletic Hall of Fame

    Seth Fragale was among nine new members inducted into the Edinboro Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday night. The inductions took place at the 36th Annual Hall of Fame Ceremony, part of this weekend’s Homecoming festivities. Seth (‘04) began his Edinboro University career as a member of the wrestling team before switching to […]

Gators Nip Red Raiders In OT

    by Rich Summers The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team was searching for its first win of the year but dropped a heartbreaking 27-26 loss at Port Allegany on Saturday. CCHS scored with two minutes left to force overtime and then scored a touchdown in the extra period but was […]

Jr. High Raiders Beaten at ECC

    by Rich Summers The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider football team traveled to St. Marys last Thursday to take on Elk County Catholic and fell to the Crusaders 30-8. The home team jumped out to a 16-0 first quarter lead and then put the game away with two late touchdowns. Trailing […]

JO Baguba Meeting

    Cameron County Baguba JO Wrestling Parents meeting will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Cameron County High School Cafeteria at 5 p.m.  All parents with children participating in JO Wrestling are asked to attend.   Voting of officers will take place at this meeting.        

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Sometimes when viewing high school football it is easy to forget that the kids playing the game aren’t machines programmed to execute a plan. I was reminded of that on Saturday when Red Raider quarterback Adam Streich made an outstanding run for a touchdown and then beat the Port Allegany […]

Bird’s Eye View

    by Randy ‘Bird’ Horning There was not a lot to report on this week at the Emporium Country Club. The weather has again been fantastic for this time of year. Sunday was the Worst Pin Tournament.  The pins were placed in the most difficult positon on each green and we had to use […]

Storm Advances In Playoffs

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Storm Pony youth football team advanced to the second round of the Olean Area Youth Football League playoffs by defeating Smethport 32-6 at Cameron County High School on Saturday. The Storm defense played lights out and allowed just a late fourth quarter touchdown in the […]