10th Annual ECCHS Athletic Association Golf Outing a Success
On Saturday, July 11th , the 10th Annual Elk County Catholic High School Athletic Association Golf Scramble was held at the Leaning Pines Golf Course in St. Marys. The tournament saw 18 teams participate in the four-person scramble. Participants of the tournament included coaches, alumni, parents, supporters, and friends of the Elk County Catholic School System.
The intent behind the annual event is two-fold: it’s a chance for friends and supporters of ECC athletics to get together and have some fun, and it also acts as a fundraiser for the Athletic Association. The association is responsible for raising the necessary funds to support all the athletic programs at ECC, more than $120,000 each year. Sports available to students that attend ECCHS include baseball, basketball, cross country, tennis,football, golf, cheerleading, track and field, volleyball, soccer, and softball on the varsity and junior varsity levels. Seventh and eighth grade students who attend St. Marys Catholic Middle School and St. Leo’s Grade School are also able to participate in select programs on the junior high level. In addition, ECCHS has cooperative programs in swimming and diving, gymnastics, and wrestling with St. Marys Area High School.
After all 18 holes were played, the team of Brandon Schlimm, Mitchell Struble, Rudy Gleixner, and Caleb Bennett took low gross honors with a score of 56. As for low net honors, in a match of cards, the team of John Straub, Joe VonBlohn, Tom Fledderman, and Pat Struble won with a score of 56, while the team of Lindsey Straub, AJ Straub, Bob Meholic, and Keith Simons placed second with their score of 56.
Coming in as the top alumni team was the team of Frank Singer, Nate DaCanal, Nathan Dezanet, and Ryan Heary with a score of 60.
Rounding out the circle of winners were the teams of Joe Muccio Jr, Dominic Muccio, Travis Skrzypek, and Nick Brennen, the team of Gerry Uberti, Pat Herzing, Bill Roberts, and Devin Brock, and the final team, Frank Singer, Nate DaCanal, Nathan Dezanet, and Ryan Heary, as they successfully predicted their Honest John scores.
Skill prizes went to Amy Straub (women’s long putt, #8/#17); Ellen Scutella (women’s closest to the pin, #4/#13); Aaron Ehrensberger (men’s long drive, #6/#15); George Jerko (long putt, #9/#18); Gary Mitchell (closest to the Crusader, #9/#18); Mark Jacob (runner-up closest to the Crusader, #9/#18); Matt Herzing (long putt, #7/#16); and Rudy Gleixner (closest to the pin, #5/#14).
The tournament committee acknowledges its donors for their special contributions: Leaning Pines Golf Course, Crescent Beer, Dave’s Pro Shop, DePrator’s Beverage, Dino’s Place, the ECCHS Alumni Association, the ECCSS Advancement Office, Northwest Savings Bank, St. Marys Beverage, Straub Brewery, and The River 98.9, as well as the business sponsors and EITC donors who help support Elk County Catholic School System throughout the entire year.
The committee would also like to thank the eleven business team/hole sponsors that participated in the tournament: Mersen USA, Dr. Mary Reed DaCanal Optometry, Straub Insurance, Queen of the World Parish, Ken & Mary Beth Valentine, Joseph Muccio School Transportation, Muccio School Transportation, Saint Marys Chevy GMC, Art Heary & Sons Furniture, Something More Designs, and Gerg Tool and Die .
The tournament committee appreciates all who participated in this year’s outing in support of Crusader athletics. Please consider joining us next year for the 11 th Annual ECCHS Athletic Association Golf Outing.