Monday, October 31, 2011

Photo of the Day

A little bit of October snow is so beautiful. My perception of snow will change by mid January, and I will think about how ugly it is :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sheffield 28, Cameron County 8

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EMPORIUM — Nick Bonavita rushed for 186 yards on 18 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Sheffield Wolverines to a 28-8 win at Cameron County Friday night.
Bonavita ran for touchdowns of 10 and 2 yards and caught a 24-yard pass from quarterback Ike Nearing, who also threw a 14-yard TD pass to Nate Charleton.
The Wolverines improved to 4-5 while Cameron County, which managed just 152 yards of offense, finished the year at 2-7. Nick Stuckey scored the Red Raiders’ lone touchdown on a 4-yard run.

Photo of the Day

It was too wet to hunt, so went elk watching. It was snowing quite hard on Winslow Hill but I spotted these two horse riders. They were close to a mile away, but got them with the 300mm with 2x extender. I thought it made a cool winter scene.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

CC Canoe Classic Access Area improvements

Randy Bailey and crew have been busy making improvements to the access area (across from the Emporium Country Club). The work will greatly enhance the traffic flow and relieve some of the race congestion during loading and unloading. It looks great!

Here is a shot of what the area looked like in 2008, followed by several photos of the site after improvements were made. Future plans include improved signage, landscaping, and a pavillion

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

BAGUBA Junior Olympic Wrestling Sign-Ups!

What: BAGUBA Junior Olympic Wrestling Sign-Ups!
Who: Any child attending school; Kindergarten through age 14
When: Wednesday and Thursday - October 26th and 27th
Where: High School Cafeteria
Time: 6pm until 8pm
Bring: Current Insurance Cards/Information and $20.00 sign-up
fee for one child and $25.00 for two or more children

If you have any questions please call Head Coach Pat Garrigan at 486-0641 or email at Any previous JO wrestlers; please bring JO singlets that haven’t been turned in or money for cost of same, shoes that don’t fit you anymore or any other gear you don’t need for use at the swap. Thank you!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Resolution Honors Emporium Man Killed in Action in Vietnam

HARRISBURG – The state House has unanimously approved a resolution honoring an Emporium native who was killed in action in the Vietnam War more than 40 years ago, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).The remains of Air Force Maj. Thomas Edward Clark were recently identified and will be buried in the family plot with Clark’s mother and father, Josephine and Otto Clark, on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Emporium.“It is an honor to pay tribute to this fallen soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country,” said Causer. “It is important that we bring all of our soldiers home, both to ensure proper burial and give closure to their families.”Gov. Tom Corbett has ordered the U.S. and Pennsylvania flags at the Capitol Complex and in Cameron County to be lowered to half-staff on Saturday in honor of Clark’s service.Clark was flying a Vietnam combat mission over Laos on Feb. 8, 1969, when his plane was hit by anti-aircraft artillery, burst into flames and crashed. The U.S. Air Force determined Clark was killed in action and posthumously promoted him to the rank of major. After several searches of the crash site over the last two decades, Clark’s remains were finally discovered.

Saturday, October 15, 2011


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EMPORIUM – Cameron County scored 13 unanswered fourth-quarter points to beat visiting Otto-Eldred 19-6 Friday night.
Zach Austin’s 5-yard touchdown run following a 47-yard punt return to the Otto-Eldred 5-yard by Tucker Britton broke a 6-all tie, and Nick Stuckey added a 4-yard touchdown run to put the game away.
Stuckey’s 6-yard run got Cameron County (2-5) on the board, while Lucas Kerr scored on a 10-yard run for the Terrors (1-6).
Austin led the Red Raiders with 101 yards rushing on 15 carries and the touchdown.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

JH Red Raider football

Big Jack Karsten hits a monster block for speedy Wes Bainey in the 32-12 win over the Terrors

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Coudersport 21, Cameron County 7

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COUDERSPORT — Mitch Freeman rushed for 198 yards and two touchdowns while also adding a receiving score to help Coudersport remain unbeaten at 6-0 with a 21-7 win over Cameron County Friday.
Freeman scored on a 32-yard in the first quarter to make it 7-0. Then, QB Tim McCusker, returning from injury connected with Freeman on a 40-yard scoring strike to make it 14-0 Falcons in the first quarter.
The two teams were held scoreless in the second and third quarters, before Freeman scored on a 26-yard scamper to put the game out of reach.
Devin Mason hauled in a 54-yard touchdown pass from Tucker Britton to account for the Red Raiders lone score.
Coudy’s defense, which hasn’t allowed more than 13 points in a game this season, limited Cameron County to 176 total yards.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bridal Blitz and Fashion Show set for October 15th

The Court of Angels in Smethport will be the location for this year’s Bridal Blitz and Fashion Show on October 15th. The event will feature local businesses and home based companies to local residents preparing for weddings.Event planner Jen McDonald of Duke Center says, “I know many people travel outside of the area to larger cities when planning for a large party or a wedding, not knowing who or where to find local assistance.” She hopes that by inviting local merchants, to encourage wedding shoppers to think local, “The Bridal Blitz is a way for people to get together and show off their talents, and trades as well as a way for local people to come and find out who is in the area that would love to help them save time and money on their event. “The event is free and open to the public, which according to McDonald, is something unique, “Most Bridal events force a pre-registration and charge a fee just to attend.” The Fashion show will feature models displaying various wedding dresses and tuxedos, as well as multiple floral displays.“We want to help people make their dream wedding possible,” says McDonald, who hopes the Bridal Blitz will help people plan their dream wedding – but, she says, even the perfect wedding can have those little things that go wrong that even the best planning can’t fix, “When my husband and I got married just over fourteen years ago everyone was seated and waiting for the ceremony to begin when we started to line up we found that my sister, one of the brides maids, had forgotten her shoes! Thankfully someone was able to go get them from my mom’s house just in time. We thought for sure she was going to have to stand up there barefoot! “

Sunday, October 2, 2011


EMPORIUM — Karl Lightner scored three touchdowns and piled up 180 yards rushing on 22 carries to lead Smethport to their first win of the season, 48-20 over Cameron County Friday.

After Cameron County (1-4) scored first to make it 7-0, Smethport rattled off 41 unanswered points to make it 41-7 after three quarters.

Kevin Lord and Clay Schuler also had big games for the Hubbers. Lord completed 9 of 13 passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns, one through the air and one on the ground.

Schuler had a 20-yard TD reception and a one-yard rush for a score.

The Hubbers racked up 461 yards of offense on the night.

For Cameron County, Zach Austin finished with 64 yards rushing and a touchdown, while Tony Olivett rushed for 65 yards and a score.

..and Miss Holly Guisto was crowned Homecoming Queen.