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Archive - Dec 2011

December 30th

Elkers take Boys Holiday Tournament championship

December 31, 2011

ST. MARYS – Ridgway was spurred on by a 24-point performance from senior guard Eric Matheson as the Elkers won the Elk County Boys Holiday Basketball Tournament with a 45-38 victory over Johnsonburg Friday night at St. Marys Area High School.

Lady Crusaders capture Elk County Tournament

December 31, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders stayed perfect on the season as they defeated the St. Marys Area Lady Dutch by a 41-35 score Friday night to capture the 2011 Elk County Girls’ Holiday Basketball Tournament crown. The Lady Crusaders are now 7-0.
The game was close for most of the 32 minutes of play. With 5:18 left in the game, the Lady Dutch were able to knot the score at 33 on a foul shot by Becky Krieg. In the closing minutes, Elk Catholic was able to outscore St. Marys 8-2 to win the game 41-35.
“It was nice to get the win,” said ECCHS coach Ken Pistner.

Ramettes win consolation game over Lady Elkers; Breier, Watts among those on All-Tourney Team

December 31, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Ramettes (3-5) were rarely contested Friday in a 54-20 victory over winless Ridgway in the consolation game of the 30th annual Elk County girls holiday basketball tournament.
The Ramettes were led by Brittany Watts with 15 points while Chelsea Benson and Rhianon Fowler contributed 10 points each; Ridgway's leading scorer was Nicole Breier with eight points.
Johnsonburg applied heavy defensive pressure early on to trigger multiple turnovers in the first quarter en route to a 20-3 lead.

Elkers take county crown

December 31, 2011

The Ridgway Elker boys basketball team won the Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament with a 45-38 victory over Johnsonburg Friday night in the championship game held at St. Marys Area High School. Aaron Sorge, Jordan Lundin and Eric Matheson of Ridgway were selected to the All-Tournament Team with Matheson winning the MVP on offense. Quinn Luhr and Cameron Grumley were selected for Johnsonburg with Grumley winning the MVP on defense. Clayton Housler of Elk County Catholic and Justin Quiggle of St. Marys rounded out the All-Tournament Team.

December 29th

Elkers down Dutch 58-49 to advance to tourney finals

December 30, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Ridgway Elkers used a strong second half to advance to the championship game of the 32nd annual Elk County Boys’ Holiday Basketball Tournament to defeat the St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen by a 58-49 score.
The Elkers will now meet the Johnsonburg Rams tonight at 8 p.m. for the boys’ championship. Johnsonburg defeated the Elk County Catholic Crusaders 40-37 in Wednesday’s nightcap.
Ridgway outscored the Dutch 13-4 in the third period to turn a 34-30 St. Marys halftime lead to a 43-38 Elker lead at the end of the third quarter.

Rams hold off Crusader rally, win 40-37

December 30, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Johnsonburg Rams held off a second-half rally by the Elk County Catholic Crusaders in yesterday evening's first-round game of the Elk County Holiday Boys' Basketball Tournament, winning 40-37 to advance to tonight's championship game versus the Ridgway Elkers.
Early on it looked like the Rams would have no trouble from the Crusaders as they outscored them 13-2 in the first period and 9-7 in the second quarter to take a 22-9 halftime lead.

Lady Crusaders advance to championship

December 30, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders will play in the championship game of the Elk County Girls' Holiday Basketball Tournament after a 59-25 victory over Ridgway Thursday afternoon at St. Marys Area High School.

Johnsonburg School District gets Kindles

December 30, 2011

The Johnsonburg Area School District recently purchased 24 Kindles for all of their Special Education Classes using grant money. 
“This technology has sparked an interest in the students’ reading,” said Mary Bizzak, Special Education Reading teacher to third and fourth grade. “They come into class everyday asking if we are going to use the Kindles today. I hope that the students will develop a love for reading through the use of these Kindles.”
The Kindles help and encourage the students with an important skill.

December 28th

Dutch junior high defeats ECC 42-33 in championship game

December 28, 2011

ST. MARYS – The St. Marys Area Flying Dutchmen junior high basketball squad won the championship game of this year's ECCHS Boys Junior High Basketball Tournament, defeating the Crusaders 42-33 on Wednesday evening at ECC.
In the consolation game, Ridgway defeated Brockway 54-18.
Championship game
Neither team was able to gain much of an advantage in the first period and the back-and-forth action left the score tied at 7-all at the end of seven minutes of play. St. Marys came alive in the second quarter, outscoring ECC 14-5 to take a 21-12 halftime lead.

Lady Crusaders edge Lady Dutch for jv tournament title

December 28, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders edged the Lady Dutch 31-26 in the title game of the ECCHS Girls Junior Varsity Basketball Tournament at ECCHS on Wednesday evening.
In the consolation game, the Johnsonburg Lady Rams defeated the Ridgway Lady Elkers 39-16.
Championship game
The first period of play saw the score knotted up at 7-all; however, the Lady Dutch outscored the Lady Crusaders 8-6 in the second quarter to take a slim 15-13 halftime lead.

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