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Archive - Apr 2011

April 8th

Bush fares well in early spring action for Seton Hill

April 8, 2011

Ridgway Area High School graduate Brianna Bush competed recently in a pair of events.
Bush was third overall at the conclusion of the the Johnny D. Barbour Invitational. For the two-day event, she compiled a score of 178 (94-84). Her 84 shot on the second day was the best of all competitors in the top 20. Seton Hill was third as a team with a score of 757 (388-369).
Bush opened the season at the OVU Invitational at Marietta Country Club in Marietta, Ohio. She finished 14 overall with a two-day score of 180 (92-88) and had the best score for Seton Hill.

April 7th

Deacon Sylvester F. "Cy" Simchick

April 7, 2011

Deacon Sylvester F. "Cy" Simchick, 77, passed on to the Lord peacefully on April 6, 2011 in the arms of his loving wife of 57 years, Roselyn C. (Servidea) Simchick, in his Kenhorst residence. Born in Johnsonburg, he was the eldest son of the late Frank and Eleanor (Przybylski) Simchick. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Joseph; his sister, Lucy Myers; his son-in-law, Brian Grabus; daughter-in-law, Roberta (Lehmann) Simchick; and niece, Suzie Simchick.

April 6th

DuBois Area track teams sweep ECC squads

April 6, 2011

DuBOIS – The Elk County Catholic track and field teams were swept by the DuBois Area teams in a meet held at the DuBois Area High School complex.
The Lady Crusaders lost by a 105-45 score, while the Crusaders lost to the Beavers by a 97-53 score.
“Today’s meet was a test of our spirit and determination and overall we came through things well,” said ECCHS coach John Schneider.

John D. "Jack" Carlson

April 6, 2011

John D. "Jack" Carlson, 88, of Sandersville, Ga. died Dec. 15, 2010. John was the son of the late John A. Carlson and the late Harriet M. Carlson of Ridgway. He was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Carlson, and a sister, Jill Fish. He was a decorated Navy Lieutenant during WWII. A graduate of the Newark College of Engineering, he was an engineer for New Jersey Bell Telephone Company. Upon retirement, Jack and his wife Alice moved from North Caldwell, N.J. to Sandersville, Ga., where they bought a farm.

April 4th

Thomas C. Launer

April 5, 2011

Thomas C. Launer, 57, of 5236 Ridgway-Johnsonburg Rd., Johnsonburg, died Sunday evening, April 3, 2011 at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys.
He was born Oct. 2, 1953, in Ridgway, son of Kenneth E. and the late Naomi Huckabone Launer.
On Aug. 16, 1975 in Holy Rosary Church, he married Gail F. Franco, who survives.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life. He graduated from Johnsonburg High School in 1971 and Penn State University in 1977.

Coaches tip hats to Johnsonburg wrestling team

April 4, 2011

GLEN HAZEL – Departing Johnsonburg seniors Jesse Wolfe and Max Zimmerman were honored Sunday afternoon as co-recipients of the prestigious Aaron Muroski Memorial Award presented each year to the most outstanding wrestler in the high school program.

Johnsonburg seniors Wolfe, Zimmerman, walk off with hardware

April 4, 2011

GLEN HAZEL – Departing Johnsonburg seniors Jesse Wolfe and Max Zimmerman were honored Sunday afternoon as co-recipients of the prestigious Aaron Muroski Memorial Award presented each year to the most outstanding wrestler in the high school program.

Imbrogno has seven rebounds in boys' Kozel game

April 4, 2011

ST. MARYS – Game MVP Maxx Rynd of Venango Catholic scored 26 points to go with five rebounds and three steals to lead White to a 100-66 win over Blue in the 12th annual Alice R. Kozel Foundation District 9 Boys All-Star Basketball Game played Saturday night at Elk County Catholic High School.
Rynd became the first All American Awards & Engraving D9Sports.com District 9 Player of the Year to also earn Kozel Game MVP honors with his performance.

Myers scores eight points in Kozel girls All-Star Game

April 4, 2011

ST. MARYS – Game MVP Jenna Matzinger of Coudersport scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Blue Team to a 92-76 win in the 12th annual Alice R. Kozel Foundation District 9 Girls All-Star Basketball Game played Saturday night at Elk County Catholic High School.
Blue used a 15-5 run at the end of the first half to build a 47-36 halftime lead and then built the lead to as many as 23, 86-63, late in the second half before White made a late run getting within 10, 86-76, with 42 seconds to play.

April 2nd

Nothin' but net for Force native Jim Brunelli

April 2, 2011

Force native Jim Brunelli has been involved with basketball since his childhood days on the playground. Throughout his high school and college years, he never lost his connection with the sport, and now helps others develop their own skills and love of the game as head women’s basketball coach at Anderson University in Anderson, S.C.
“I love basketball. I love college athletics. There is nothing more pure than college sports,” Jim said.

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