From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Someone once said “99% of all statistics tell 49% of the story.” If that math is too fuzzy for you, the great Mark Twain was more specific when he said “there are three types of lies; lies, damn lies and statistics.” A look at two great college football games this […]

Junior High Raiders Win Weather Shortened Game

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider football team remained unbeaten last week in a weather shortened 13-0 win over the Sheffield Wolverines. The two teams were able to play just a quarter before heavy rain, thunder and lightning forced the cancellation of the remainder of […]

Red Raiders Drop Season Finale

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team traveled to Sheffield for the last game of the season on Saturday but were beaten by the Wolverines, 26-6. The Raiders complete the season with a record of 1-8 and were 1-4 in the Allegheny Mountain League […]

Volleyball Team Falls To Austin, Galeton

    by Rich Summers The Cameron County High School Red Raider volleyball team had a pair of games last week but were unable to come up with a victory. On Tuesday they dropped a home match to Austin and on Thursday were beaten at Galeton. On Tuesday the Lady Raider fell to the Austin […]

Jr. High Volleyball Team Tops Austin

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Lady Raider volleyball team was at home against Austin last Monday and the A squad won 25-13, 25-17. Leading the Lady Raiders were Morgan Lorenzo with nine passes, two aces, a set, and two spikes, Mallory McKimm with nine passes, an […]

Junior High Red Raiders Remain Unbeaten

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider football team won their fifth game in as many tries last Thursday as they topped Elk County Catholic, 20-12. After falling behind 6-0 the Raiders rebounded to remain undefeated. Sean Lathrop ran for two touchdowns and Nate Palumbo passed […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   When you watch as many high school sports as I do you see a lot of stuff. Nothing is more heart wrenching than watching a team work an entire season and not get to see any wins as a result of their labors. Make no mistake about it, going to […]

Storm Ends Season With Playoff Loss

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Storm youth football team traveled to Kane last Saturday for the opening round of the league playoffs but were defeated by the hosts 38-0. Despite being dominated, the Storm battled hard for all four quarters. Kyle Earle had a catch for twenty yards and […]

Lady Raider Golf Season Wrap-Up

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo “The 2016 Girls Golf Team had an excellent season,” said Lady Red Raider Coach Ben Porkolab. The girls finished with eight wins and two losses. The North Penns Woods tournament was held Thursday, September 29th at Smethport on a very wet and rainy day. “I was very […]

Raiders Top Gators For First Victory

    by Rich Summers The Cameron County High School Varsity football team took on the Port Allegany Gators in their final home game of the season and defeated the visitors 48-28 to pick up their initial victory of the season. The Red Raiders amassed 537 yards including 451 on the ground in an impressive […]

JV Red Raiders Tie Coudersport

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Junior Varsity football team played their first game of the season last Monday night and battled to a 6-6 tie. Jesse Coffman and Nick Peters both intercepted passes in the end zone to stop Coudersport scoring drives and Luiz Patricio […]

CCHS Volleyball Results

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron High School Lady Red Raider volleyball team hosted Oswayo Valley last Tuesday but fell to the Lady Green Wave 10-25, 16-25 and 14-25. The top performers for Cameron County were Payton Bloom with two aces and nine digs, Alyvia McKimm with seven assists, and Kendyl […]

Jr. High Volleyball Team Tops Oswayo Valley

    by Rich Summers The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider Junior High volleyball team hosted Oswayo Valley last Tuesday evening and both the A and B teams were victorious. The A squad won 25-6, 25-12. Leading the Lady Raiders were Morgan Lorenzo with nine passes, eight aces and one set, Kaelee Bresslin […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   There seems to be a lot of improvements going on at the Cameron County Little League field and to be honest, it is time the whole complex underwent rehabilitation. The fields were built to high level but many things have deteriorated over the years and it is great to see […]

Cross Country Team Completes Season

Cross Country Team Completes Season   by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School varsity cross country team competed at their final meet of the season at Port Allegany last Tuesday. For the girl’s team Laila Smith was 15th at 28:41, Cassie Frey was 16th at 28:56 and Kamme Guisto was 19th […]

Brown Shares Medalist Honors

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity golf team hosted St. Marys Area at the Emporium Country Club last Tuesday afternoon and were beaten by the Flying Dutchmen 33 ½ to 21 ½. Dino Brown of Cameron County shared medalist honors with Nick Wendel and Ryan […]

Junior High Football Team Remains Unbeaten

    by Rich Summers The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider football team won for the fourth time in as many games last Thursday as they shut out the Port Allegany Gators 12-0. In the game played at Port Allegany High School, Sean Lathrop ran for a seventeen yard touchdown and also had […]

Storm Tops Eldred, Falls To Portville

    by Rich Summers Last Saturday Treyton Tucker ran for two touchdowns and Josh Smith threw for two more to lead the Cameron County Storm Pony youth football team to a 38-6 win over Eldred. Kyle Earle added a touchdown run and Jameson Britton ran for another and had one touchdown reception. The other […]

Raider Gridders Beaten at Otto-Eldred

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team is still looking for its first win of the season after dropping a road game at Otto-Eldred last Friday, 48-6. At Duke Center the Terrors jumped out to a 27-6 lead at the intermission and cruised to […]

Coudersport Shuts Out Raiders

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Red Raider varsity football team hosted Coudersport last Friday night in search of their first win but were dominated by the visitors 34-0.  The Falcons controlled the entire game, limiting the Raiders to just 148 yards of offense while amassing three hundred thirteen yards […]

Junior High Raiders Top Bucktail

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider football team hosted Bucktail last Thursday evening and defeated the Bucks 26-16.  The Raiders got two touchdowns on a seventy-one yard pass and a two yard pass from Caden Beldin to Nate Palumbo, and two touchdowns on runs of […]

Coudersport Shuts Out Raiders

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Red Raider varsity football team hosted Coudersport last Friday night in search of their first win but were dominated by the visitors 34-0.  The Falcons controlled the entire game, limiting the Raiders to just 148 yards of offense while amassing three hundred thirteen yards […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   It was not a good weekend for college football, despite the good wings I had from the barbeque cookoff to enjoy while watching. A beat up Penn State team was destroyed by Michigan, who might be one of the better teams in the country this season, and Pitt gagged up […]

Cross Country Team Competes at Otto-Eldred

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider cross country team had three boys and three girls who competed at Otto-Eldred last Tuesday afternoon.  Brady Lovett was 19th at 21:01, Hunter Horning was 22nd at 21:34 and Dalton Ball was 42nd at 28:38. Cassie Frey was 8th at […]

Jr. High Volleyball Teams Win Two

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider volleyball team took on Coudersport and Oswayo Valley last week and were victorious in both matches.  On Wednesday the Lady Raiders A squad won at Oswayo Valley 25-10, 25-22. Leading Cameron County were Morgan Lorenzo with thirteen passes, an […]

CCHS Volleyball Team Drops Two Matches

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity volleyball team had a pair of matches last week but were unable to gain a win. On Tuesday they fell to Coudersport at home and on Thursday they were beaten at Port Allegany. On Tuesday the Lady Falcons […]

Lady Raider Golfers Fall at Bradford

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider golf team traveled to Bradford’s Penn Hills Country Club last Thursday but were defeated by the Lady Owls, 35-20. Elyse Goulding was the medalist for the match and paced Bradford with a 46.       

Storm Loses To Smethport

Storm Loses To Smethport   by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Storm youth football Pony team hosted Smethport last Saturday but fell to the visitors 6-0 in a defensive struggle.  The Cameron County defense played well with several players coming up with multiple tackles. Jameson Britton was the offensive work horse, running […]

Raider Golf Team Completes Regular Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider golf team had two matches to complete their regular season. On Monday they defeated Kane in their final league match and on Tuesday they dropped a non-league match at St. Marys. At the Emporium Country Club, Dino Brown shot a […]

Hubbers Slip Past Raiders

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo Despite outgaining the home team by one hundred yards, the Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team remained winless on the season as they were beaten at Smethport 12-7 last Friday night.  The Raiders amassed 331 yards to just 237 for the Hubbers, but three […]

From the Bleachers

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

Junior High Volleyball Teams Top Austin

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

CCHS Cross Country Team Kicks Off Season

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

Storm Falls at South Olean

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

Jr. High Raiders Open Season With Win

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

Bradford Runs Past Red Raiders

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

Storm Teams Win at Coudy

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

Dubler Leads Lady Raiders Against Kane

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

Red Raider Golfers Win One of Three

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

From the Bleachers

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

Elk County Catholic Shuts Out Raiders

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

From the Bleachers

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

Cunkelman, Bauer Top Finishers In Hutton 5k

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

CCHS Opens Golf Season at Coudersport

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

Raider Football Opens In Curwensville Friday Night

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

Beldin Named Basketball All-Star

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

Flag Football Sign-Ups

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

Night Swim

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

Camp Cadet Golf Tourney

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

From the Bleachers

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

Mud Hens Eliminate Alle-Catts From Playoffs

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

Alle-Catts Rebound, Thrash Eldred

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

From the Bleachers

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

Camp Cadet Golf Tourney

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

Wounded Warrior Top Gun Fun Shoot

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

From the Bleachers

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

Crosby Tops Emporium In Alle-Catt Playoffs

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

Cameron County Senior Girls Finish Perfect Season

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

From the Bleachers

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

Cameron County Bows Out of D10 Tourney

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

Senior Division Girls Win Two, Remain Undefeated

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

Alle-Catts Shut Out Smethport 16-0

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

From the Bleachers

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

Annual ECCHS Athletic Association Golf Outing

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

Golf Clinic

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

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

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

Solveson Powers Catts Past Crosby

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

Storm

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

From the Bleachers

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

Smith, Fragale Combine For No-Hitter

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