July 15th, 2015
Large crowds continue to pour into the Ridgway Firemen's Grounds for the annual carnival.
On Thursday, July 16, the Special Olympics Matinee will be held from 1-3 p.m. The carnival will reopen at 6 p.m. The fireworks will light up the sky right after the 10 p.m. drawing.
On Friday, July 17, the matinee will run from 1-5 p.m. After a one-hour break, the carnival will reopen at 1 p.m. In addition to the nightly drawings, the mountain bike giveaway will be at midnight.
On Saturday, July 18, the annual parade will begin at 4 p.m. The carnival will open directly afterwards.
Neil MacDonald of the Ridgway American Legion Baseball team strides into a pitch as Ridgway won its first playoff game 5-4 over Fox Township. Ridgway went from a winless season to winning 10 games in the 2015 season.
The Elk County Senior League softball All-Stars are scheduled to open play in the Pennsylvania State Tournament this afternoon in Berwick.
The All-Stars are scheduled to play against Greater Pittston at noon. Elk County manager Rich Quiggle said the Greater Pittston team is a bit more experienced due to their experience last year.
Brandon Schlimm was recently selected to compete in the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL) 2015 All-Star Game, which will be played at Damaschke Field in Oneonta, N.Y. on Thursday, July 16.
VIDEO: Texas kicker nails an 80-yard field goal
Texas kicker nails an 80-yard field goal
The southbound lane of the Pennsy Bridge in Ridgway is in the process of being demolished.
Shown is the Elker 1979 Yearbook editing staff. From left to right, Sue Szczotka, Joel Anstrom, Rob Caldwell, Gary Doyle, Denise Brubaker, Jean Williams, and Justine Laughner.
Monday, July 13 â€“ Johnsonburg Borough Council at 4 p.m.; Jones Township Supervisors at 6:30 p.m.; Girls Minor League All-Stars, Elk County at DuBois, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, July 14 â€“ Ridgway Township Supervisors at 7 p.m.
Thursday, July 15 â€“ Ridgway Borough Committee meeting (details in tomorrow's paper)
SMETHPORT â€“ The Ridgway American Legion baseball team opened the playoffs with the game ending in victorious walkoff fashion.
Unfortunately for Ridgway, the team ended the playoffs on the other end of the spectrum.
A two-run seventh inning allowed Smethport to rally and walk off with a 3-2 victory over Ridgway in an Elk County Legion League elimination game held Saturday afternoon in Smethport.
A single by Hobie Milliron in the seventh gave Smethport a 3-2 win.
ST. MARYS â€” The St. Marys Little League Softball Minor League All-Star squad advanced to the finals of the District 10 Tournament on Saturday afternoon by defeating the Elk County squad by a 14-3 score in four innings at Benzinger Park.
St. Marys will return to action Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Benzinger Park when they will play the winner of the loser's bracket. The Elk County and DuBois squads will meet tonight at 6 p.m. at DuBois to determine who the St. Marys opponent will be.