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 […]

Otto-Eldred Terrors Clobber Red Raiders

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team dropped their seventh straight game on Friday as they were beaten by the Otto-Eldred Terrors 57-8. The Red Raiders, who are now down to nineteen healthy players, were unable to generate any sustained offense and unable to contain […]

Jr. High Raiders Lose To Port Allegany

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider football team hosted Port Allegany last Thursday but was defeated by the Gators, 34-22. The Raiders scored first but were unable to hold off a potent Port Allegany offense. Camdyn Allison got Cameron County on the board first with a […]

Volleyball Team Drops Three

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider volleyball team had three matches last week but was unable to collect a victory. On Tuesday they dropped a home contest to Oswayo Valley and then were beaten at Coudersport on Wednesday and Port Allegany on Thursday. On Tuesday the […]

Lady Raider Golf Team Competes at Districts

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity golf team traveled to the Coudersport Country Club last Monday to compete in the 2017 District 9 Class AA Championships. The Lady Raiders finished fourth in the team event with a score of 327. AC Valley won with a […]

Cross Country Team Runs at No. Po.

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raiders cross country team traveled to Ulysses last Tuesday for a meet at Northern Potter High School. “It was a bit cooler to run this week,” said Coach Shawn Bidwell. “Northern Potter’s course is challenging with all the key elements.” For the […]

Bird’s Eye View

by Randy ‘Bird’ Horning Things seem to be slowing down at the Emporium Country Club, but what great golf weather we have been blessed with this first week of October. It’s always a pleasure to play this time of year other than trying to find your ball in the leaves. Sunday was the Member Appreciation […]

From the Bleachers

with Rich Summers I usually get this column done on Sunday, but this week I will attend my first Steeler game at Heinz Field and my second ever. Many years ago I went on an ill-fated bus trip to Rich Stadium to watch the Bills/Steelers game that may or may not have been tainted by […]

Raiders Shut Out at Coudy

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team traveled to Coudersport last Friday looking for their initial win of the season but were shut out by the Falcons, 42-0.  The home team limited the Raiders to just 96 yards of offense and scored thirty-six points […]

Brown, McKimm Head All-Star Golf Selections

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The North Penns Woods Golf League has named its 2017 all-star team and included are two Cameron County High School athletes. Dino Brown was selected to the boy’s squad and Alyvia McKimm was picked for the girl’s team. The full NPW boys’ team is as follows: Connor […]

Raider Golf Team Completes Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity golf team completed their 2017 season at the North Penns Woods League tournament last Thursday at the Coudersport Country Club. The Red Raiders finished sixth in the event. Kane’s Christo shot a 71 to take medalist honors for the […]

CCHS Volleyball Team Falls To Coudersport

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity volleyball team had one match last week against Coudersport and was defeated by the Lady Falcons at the CCHS gymnasium, 10-25, 17-25 and 15-23.  Leading the Lady Raiders were Amily Schatz with five aces, four blocks and four […]

McKimm Shoots Career Low 43 For Lady Raiders

    The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity golf team played their final matches of the season and then competed at the North Penns Woods League Tournament last week. The Lady Raiders picked up two more wins against two losses and then finished third at the league tournament held at the Smethport […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   The Pittsburgh Pirates will end their season today (Sunday) and it has been a second straight poor season after some much loftier pre-season expectations. It was impossible to predict that their leadoff hitter and gold glove left fielder Starling Marte would be suspended for eighty games for using performance enhancing […]

Bird’s Eye View

  by Randy ‘Bird’ Horning   At the Emporium Country Club this past week the Ladies’ Thursday Scramble was won by Meg Whiting, Bev Jones and Ginnie Schager with a 39.   The retirees scramble was won by Losey, Gabriel, Fapore and Cashdollar (32), followed by Drabert, McCulla and Summerson (33), third place went to […]

Cross Country Team Competes at Otto-Eldred

    by Rich Summers The Cameron County High School varsity cross country team ran last Tuesday at Otto- Eldred High School in tough eighty degree heat, which prompted water to be offered to the runners throughout the course.  “Otto had a new course this year so I was unable to compare results from last […]

Red Raider Jr. High Football Team Picks Up First Win

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider football team defeated Youngsville 20-0 last Thursday at the CCHS football field for their initial win of the 2017 season.  The Raider defense played well against a pair of large Eagle running backs, while the offense put three touchdowns […]

Cameron Co. Storm Playoff Game Saturday

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Storm youth football Pony team finished the season with a record of 4-2 in the Olean Area Youth Football League and earned the second seed in the Pennsylvania division.  The Storm will host Smethport, who is also 4-2 this season, at 11 a.m. on […]

Raiders Drop League Opener To Smethport

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team began Allegheny Mountain League North play last Friday as they hosted the Smethport Hubbers but were outscored by the visitors, 50-34.  CCHS put together 267 yards of offense and five touchdowns but was unable to stop the […]

CCHS Golfers Complete Regular Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Red Raider varsity golf team completed their 2017 dual match season last week with two contests but were unable to come up with a win. On Monday they dropped a home match with Kane and on Thursday they were beaten at Ridgway. At the […]

Cross Country Team Competes at Coudersport

    by Rich Summers The Cameron County High School varsity cross country team had a meet last Tuesday in Coudersport.  For the boys, Alex Umble was 20th in 22:45. For the girls Laila Smith was 6th in 27:20 and Cassie Frey was ninth in 27:46.  In the junior high race, Aarayln Robinson was 12th […]

Lady Raider Volleyball Team Drops Two Matches

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider volleyball team had two matches last week but was unable to come up with a win. On Tuesday they dropped a home contest to unbeaten Otto-Eldred and on Thursday lost on the road at Smethport. On Tuesday the Lady […]

CCHS Golfers Complete Regular Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Red Raider varsity golf team completed their 2017 dual match season last week with two contests but were unable to come up with a win. On Monday they dropped a home match with Kane and on Thursday they were beaten at Ridgway. At the […]

Raiders Drop League Opener To Smethport

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team began Allegheny Mountain League North play last Friday as they hosted the Smethport Hubbers but were outscored by the visitors, 50-34.  CCHS put together 267 yards of offense and five touchdowns but was unable to stop the […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Nothing disappoints me worse that looking forward to a big college football game only to see my team get annihilated. Two weeks in a row. Pitt went from beating Penn State and eventual national champion Clemson last season to being really bad this year. They graduated a lot of good […]

Lady Raider Volleyball Team Picks Up First Win

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider volleyball team had three matches last week and went 1-2 for the week. On Monday they won their first match of the season at Northern Potter but dropped a home match to Galeton on Tuesday and a contest in […]

CCHS Cross Country Team Begins Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity cross country team opened their season with a meet at Oswayo Valley on September 5th.  Alex Umble finished 21st for the boys in a time of 21:50.  For the girls, Cassie Frey finished 9th in 26:10, Laila Smith was […]

Lady Raider Golfers Win Two More

    by Rich Summers Cameron Countty Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raiders had a tri-match at the Smethport Country Club last Tuesday and picked up wins against both the Lady Hubbers and Port Allegany. The Lady Raiders defeated Smethport 35-19 and Port Allegany 37-18.  They were also rained out of a […]

Red Raider Golfers Drop Three

    by Rich Summers Cameron Countty Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity golf team had three matches last week but was unable to capture a win in any of them. On Tuesday they lost at Kane and on Thursday fell to both Smethport and Port Allegany at the Emporium Country Club.  […]