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A year later, Elkers basketball looking for repeat

December 7, 2012

The Elkers are hoping one year won't make too much of a difference.
Last season, the Ridgway boys' varsity basketball team played their way to an amazing 29-2 season, a journey highlighted by several pivotal moments: a 45-38 win Dec. 30, 2011 over Johnsonburg to win the county's holiday basketball tournament; a 49-46 win Feb. 18 over the Rams to win the Allegheny Mountain League [AML] crown; and a 40-37 win March 3 against the Rams in Clarion to earn the District 9 Class title.

Johnsonburg boys basketball brings core back from last year

December 7, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg boys basketball brings back virtually its entire team from last season and looks to be one of the D-9 preseason favorites after a 23-6 record in 2011-2012.
The Rams come off a year which they were the D-9 runner-up and advanced to the second round of the PIAA Class A Playoffs, falling 50-45 in double overtime to West Middlesex at Clarion University.

Lady Elkers start over for new season

December 7, 2012

Ridgway girls basketball is looking to go back to basics this upcoming season in an effort to help build the program back up from two straight 1-21 seasons.
New varsity head coach Stacy Kifer said the girls have been focusing on fundamentals and refining skills.

Ridgway gymnastics features young team

December 7, 2012

Ridgway gymnastics will feature a young team this season with only one senior on the roster.
Ridgway graduated five seniors from last year’s team and move up seven freshmen to the varsity team.
“It’s a little different this year graduating as many seniors as we had last year. We’re extremely young. We’re sporting only one senior, Emily Pierce,” Ridgway coach Edna Maddalena said. “She’s a returning state qualifier so that helps but she’s our only senior. I have seven freshman that are new to gymnastics so that puts us at a very young stage but that’s OK, they’re learning quick.”

Ramettes seeking higher level of play in upcoming season

December 7, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Now in his eighth season at the helm of the Johnsonburg girls’ varsity basketball program, Mike Zilkofski is looking for a little bit more this time around as his team prepares to storm the court.
“We’re hoping for bigger and better things this year,” Zilkofski said after posting a 13-10 mark last season and an early playoff exit Feb. 21 at East Forest. “It was a heartbreaker losing on the road to East Forest in the playoffs. They had a lot of seniors, a pretty good group there, and we just didn’t play well.”

A new era begins for Ridgway varsity wrestling

December 7, 2012

New faces will be all around the Ridgway wrestling program this season.
First-year head coach David Fordoski takes over as the varsity head coach for Ridgway wrestling after the retirement of Gary Gerber this past winter from that post. Fordoski said the team may be limited in varsity starting experience but the team is full of wrestlers with an excitement and work ethic for the program.

Johnsonburg wrestling ready for new season with increased goals

December 7, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg wrestling enters this season with nine varsity wrestlers and a focus on winning more duals.
“As a team, our goal is to win half of our dual matches,” Johnsonburg coach Mike Votano said. “Last year, we won two matches. I believe we have a few more numbers this year if we can stay healthy. Looking at other team’s lineups, there’s a chance we could win half of our dual matches, we set that as our team goal.”
Johnsonburg starts with nine on the varsity level.

Municipal authority approves operating budget

December 7, 2012

The Ridgway Township Municipal Authority approved the 2013 operating budget during their regular meeting Thursday night.
Finance Manager Jeff Schutz briefed officials on a budget that has a total estimated operating revenue of $986,870.

Johnsonburg school board using grant monies to purchase laptops

December 7, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg School District is a recent recipient of a grant they will use to purchase laptop computers.  
“The district received a $6,534 grant from the Elk County Community Foundation,” said Dennis Crotzer, Superintendent. “This money will be used in conjunction with our title money to purchase 15 laptops for the teachers.”

JOHNSONBURG – In the second quarter, Coudersport couldn't hang on to the ball and had the game slip...
JOHNSONBURG – In the second quarter, Coudersport couldn't hang on to the ball and had the game slip...
JOHNSONBURG – Despite an early one-set deficit, the Johnsonburg Ramettes roared back Thursday...