From the Bleachers

  I was so far off in my Penn State – Pitt prediction that I couldn’t even sweep it under the rug unmentioned. The Nittany Lions are so far ahead of Pittsburgh in talent, especially in the passing game, that it was embarrassing. If the Penn State receivers would have caught a few more of […]

Bird’s Eye View

  This week at the Emporium Country Club started off on Wednesday with the Camp Cadet Tournament. This is a fund raising tournament for the State Police’s children’s camp. First place gross was won by the team of Ken Burkhouse, Ed Bolin, Gary Solak and Ken Schuckers. First place net was won by Marty Flaherty, […]

Tide Dominates Raiders In Home Opener

  by Rich Summers The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team hosted Curwensville Area High School last Saturday night in the first home game of the 2018 season but was unable to stem the Tide and fell 58-6. The visitors jumped out to a 23-0 lead after one quarter and coasted to […]

Lady Raiders Stun Bradford Golfers

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Bradford Lady Owl golf team has dominated North Penn’s Woods play without losing a league match for the better part of a decade but were beaten by the Cameron County High School Lady Red Raiders 28-27 last Monday at the Emporium Country Club. Elyse Godding captured medalist […]

From the Bleachers

  Labor Day weekend is always good for a sports fan with the start of college football, the ignition of hot MLB pennant races and the anticipation of the start of the NFL season next weekend. Throw in an unusual Saturday night at CCHS for Red Raider football and you have a full weekend. Incidentally, […]

Bird’s Eye View

  This past week at the Emporium Country Club started off with the Tuesday Ladies’ League. They played the best poker hand with handicap on the front nine. There was a two-way tie between Meg Whiting and Judy Armanini as they each had a four of a kind (4s). On Wednesday it was the Men’s […]

Referees Needed

  Cameron County Recreation is seeking referees for the elementary 2018 girl’s basketball on the following dates: September 19, October 2, 9, 22, 24 and 30. The games are held at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Woodland Elementary gym. The pay for each game is $25.00.

Bird’s Eye View

  This Wednesday at the Emporium Country Club was the weekly Men’s Day Tournament. This week they played the best eight of nine holes on the front nine. The gross place winners were Ken Burkhouse (32) in first, Rick McLean (33) in second and Joe Williams (34) in third. The net place winners were Bud […]

From the Bleachers

  When we lost Glen Fiebig last week, Cameron County lost a one-of-a-kind person. He had his hands in a lot of pies from county government to law enforcement, but what I appreciated most about him was his work with youth sports. He will always be remembered for his tireless work in local and state […]

Referees

Needed Cameron County Recreation is seeking referees for the elementary 2018 girl’s basketball on the following dates: September 19, October 2, 9, 22, 24 and 30. The games are held at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Woodland Elementary gym. The pay for each game is $25.00. If you or anyone you know is […]

Dino Brown Garners Medal Honors

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity golf team had a pair of matches last week but were defeated in both contests. On Monday the Raiders lost at home to Kane and on Thursday they fell at Smethport. At the Emporium Country Club, Dino Brown shot a […]

Lady Raider Golfers Nipped By Coudy

  by Rich Summers The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity golf team opened their 2018 season last Thursday under the direction of new Coach Larry Grimone but dropped a close 28-27 decision to Coudersport. In the match played at the Emporium Country Club, Tori Miller shot a 50 to take medalist honors […]

Coudy Shuts Out Raiders In Opener

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team began their 2018 season at Coudersport last Friday but were soundly beaten by the Falcons 71-0. Coudersport amassed 376 yards, all on the ground while the Red Raiders finished with a negative five yards in total offense. Stephen […]

Chamber Golf Tourney

    Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament is set for Thursday, June 7, at the Emporium Country Club. One price includes dinner, beverages on the course (2), cart, green fees, and a ticket into the drawing for donated prizes.  Gross and net score prizes are paid in cash.  Skill prizes also offered. […]

Raider Basketball Summer Camp

    Raider Basketball Summer Camp will be held at Cameron County Elementary (Woodland) School Gymnasium from Monday, June 4th through Wednesday, June 6th. Camp is open to boys and girls currently in grades K-7. Times for current K-2 students, 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.; current 3-4 students, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.; current 5-7 […]

Palumbo To Play In Varischetti All-Star Game

    Devin Palumbo will represent Cameron County High School in the third annual Frank Varischetti All-Star football game in Brockway June 29. The teams consist of graduated seniors from the Class of 2018 who were nominated and selected by the respective leagues’ head coaches. The AML includes Bradford, Brockway, Curwensville, Elk County Catholic, Kane, […]

Bird’s Eye View

  by Randy ‘Bird’ Horning   We finally had some summer-like conditions this week at the Emporium Country Club and there was plenty of activity over the Memorial Day weekend. On Wednesday the Men’s Day was played on the front nine.  The gross score place winners were first Rob Crane (41), second Rick McLean (42), […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   The school year is coming to an end. When I look on the sports season two athletes have stood out, and both are Lady Red Raiders. Both Kamme Guisto and Laila Smith were important contributors on the CCHS girls’ basketball team, but both were far more important in other sports. […]

DCC Shuts Out Raiders 4-0

      by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team entered the District 9 Class A Championship Tournament but was ousted in the first round by the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals in the first round by a score of 4-0. The host Cardinal squad managed just […]

Lady Raiders Win One In District 9 Tourney

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity softball team entered the 2018 District 9 Class A Championships as the eighth seed and as such hosted the ninth seeded Clarion Limestone Lady Lions last Monday. CCHS dismantled the visitors in four innings but then dropped a […]

Palumbo To Play In Big 30 Football Classic

    Devin Palumbo has accepted an invitation to play in the Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic. Palumbo is a senior at Cameron County High School, where he was a tight end on offense and middle linebacker on defense for the Red Raiders. He is 6’ 2” tall and weighs in at 210 pounds. […]

Bird’s Eye View

  by Randy ‘Bird’ Horning   There was not much activity to report on at Emporium Country Club this week. The weather did cooperate and we were able to play another Men’s Sunday Scramble. The format for this week was a 3-4-5.  We had to use a drive on a par 3, a par 4 […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   The Penguins have advanced in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the Pirates lost all four games of a series in Philadelphia so things are pretty much back to normal in Pittsburgh Sports. But I’ll admit I was a bit away from the sports world this past week. Last Wednesday we […]

Raiders Win One of Three In Tough Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team took on three of the better teams in District 9 and came away with one win. On Wednesday they dropped a decision to last year’s District 9 Class A runner-up Oswayo Valley and on Friday they upset […]

Lady Raiders Top OV In Extra Innings, Fall To DCC

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider softball team had a pair of home games last week and split the contests. On Wednesday they defeated the Oswayo Valley Lady Green Wave in a wild come-from-behind-extra inning affair, but on Friday they were beaten by DuBois Central […]

Guisto Breaks CCHS Long Jump Record

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider track and field squad had their meet at Coudersport last Tuesday snowed out but they still traveled to the Kane Invitational in much better weather on Saturday. Starring for the Lady Raiders was Kamme Guisto, who placed third in the […]

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 […]