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Archive - Dec 9, 2011

Johnsonburg wrestling to feature eight

December 9, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg wrestling team is looking to the upcoming season with optimism with a mix of new and returning wrestlers.
“We should be a competitive young team,” Johnsonburg coach Mike Votano said. “We have three kids that have wrestled previously who haven’t wrestled in the past couple years but they’re back out on the team.”
Zebb Zilcosky will be wrestling at 126 pounds and Votano said he has high expectations for him along with Cory Schneider at 138 pounds.

Ridgway gymnastics fields senior-laden team

December 9, 2011

Ridgway gymnastics will field a smaller amount of roster members this season and will have a solid core of seniors this season.
“We have a smaller team, we have 11 this year and five are seniors,” Ridgway coach Edna Maddalena said. “This is probably the best mesh, the best group of girls with us getting along and helping each other in the gym that we’ve had.”

Saint Lucia to be celebrated during annual festival

December 9, 2011

Saint Lucia is said to be one of the earliest saints.
As early as the sixth century she was venerated as a virgin martyr. Legends say that during Sweden’s terrible famine, a young woman dressed in white named Lucia came to offer help. She later suffered a gruesome martyrdom in order to remain a virgin and serve the poor. Later her duties where celebrated throughout Sweden as the feast day of Lucia, and is celebrated as a festival of lights.
Cultivated by Swedish founders, the Bethlehem Lutheran Church exemplifies their heritage by celebrating St. Lucia with an annual festival.

Caggeso to take polar plunge

December 9, 2011

Larry Caggeso of Ridgway will be jumping into the Allegheny River for 30 seconds this Sunday, Dec. 11, as a part of the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics in the Allegheny River.
Caggeso has been involved in polar plunges for two years. His first plunge was in Conneaut Lake in Ohio with his son, Michael Caggeso.
“My first year was in Conneaut Lake, and it was one of the first times in many years the lake froze over,” Caggeso said. “They had to bring in a back how to cut a hole for us to jump into.”

Post-sentencing hearing for Kralik continued

December 9, 2011

On Thursday afternoon Edward R. Kralik, 68, of St. Marys, went before Elk County President Judge Richard Masson as part of a Post-Conviction Relief Act (PCRA) hearing. Kralik pleaded guilty in May to third-degree murder in the June 2010 homicide of Clayton Lecker of St. Marys and is currently incarcerated at State Correction Institution (SCI) Smithfield in Huntingdon.
Leanne Nedza, Kralik's attorney, stated the purpose of the hearing is that Kralik "was not afforded effective assistance of council when he made his plea."

Ridgway boys golf remained undefeated on the season with a 196-251 win over Brockway Thursday...
Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon...
Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...