Hunter and hound successful at Statewide Coyote and Fox Hunt or Trap
JOHNSONBURG— Paul Costanzo entered a 30.2# male coyote into Rolfe Beagle Club's Statewide Predator Hunt or Trap after a resilient weekend. Paul hunts with an electronic call and an AR .223 caliber equipped with a thermal scope.
While crossing a field to set up for a calling sequence, Paul noticed a coyote crossing the field edge with his monocle scanner. Dropping to the seated position, Paul shot 180 yards to the field edge dropping his target. But the coyote ran off after a hard hit. Paul searched for several hours but, without any blood or evident trail, Paul abandoned the trail until the morning light would make searching easier. Paul returned 12 hours later after reviewing his thermal footage of point of impact. Paul brought his Plott hound Annie Cujo to the start of the trail and roughly 150 yards later, through thick cover, the coyote was finally recovered.
Hunters are reminded that if they choose to participate during the second weekend of this two-weekend hunt or trap, they must have their registration postmarked by Thursday, 2/16.
Weigh-in is at 4:00 p.m. every day. Categories include coyote, fox, largest female coyote, and largest female fox. Additional information at the Facebook Page, Rolfe Beagle Club.
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders wrapped up their regular season on Tuesday evening with a 5322 home win over the Bradford Lady Owls.
ECC's Lucy Klawuhn led all scorers with 15 points, which were scored over the course of the first three quarters. Klawuhn hit four threes in the game for the Lady Crusaders, including one at the buzzer at the end of the third quarter to kick in the running clock.
Tori Newton also put up double figures for ECC, scoring 10 points.
Kalie Dixon led the Lady Owls with 14 points.
The game started out with ECC outscoring Bradford 15-10 in the opening quarter.
Sami Straub led ECC with five points as she made a pair of field goals and went one-for-two from the foul line. Emily Mourer scored four points on a pair of twos, and Sydney Alexander, Newton, and Klawuhn each made a bucket. Kalie Dixon scored seven of Bradford's 10 points on a two, a three, and a pair of foul shots. Alana Benson hit a three for the Lady Owls' remaining points of the quarter.
ECC used a 16-6 advantage in the second quarter to take a 31-16 halftime lead.
Newton did the bulk of her scoring in the quarter as she put eight points on the board with four twos. Klawuhn scored seven points as she hit a pair of threes and went one-for-two from the foul line. The remaining point was scored by Alexander, who also went one-for-two from the foul line. A pair of threes by Kalie Dixon accounted for Bradford's six points.
The Lady Crusaders had their biggest quarter of the game coming out of the break as they scored 19 points while limiting Bradford to three.
Mourer took the ball to the hoop for the Lady Crusaders 10 seconds into the half, setting the tone for the quarter. ECC's Kiri Emmert and Bradford's Mackenzie Taylor traced twos, and then, following another bucket by Mourer, Bradford scored their final point of the frame as Kalie Dixon went one-for-two from the line.
Dixon's foul shot came with 2:54 still to play in the quarter, and ECC closed things out with a 13-point run over the final 2:43.
Alexander opened the run with a field goal, and then Klawuhn made the first of two threes that she would hit in the frame. Following a pair of foul shots by Alexander, Emmert made a three for ECC with one minute remaining to make the score 47-19. From in front of ECC's bench, Klawuhn put up a three at the buzzer to kick in the running clock as the Lady Crusaders went up by 31, 50-19.
The fourth quarter was a low-scoring affair as ECC mainly passed the ball around without taking many shots. Benson was able to come up with a few steals for Bradford and went three-for-four from the foul line for all three of the Lady Owls' points in the frame.
ECC also scored three points in the quarter as Sarah Hasselman hit a three with 25 seconds to go to make the final score 5322 in ECC's favor.