June 23rd, 2014
The Summer Parks Program sponsored by the Ridgway Area School District, Ridgway Borough and Ridgway Township is set to begin today.
The program was started in 1999 and Stephanie O'Connell has been involved with it since its inception.
"It gives the kids the freedom to do what they want to do for a few hours, and try new and different things," she said. "They enjoy it and like to get outdoors."
The Elk County Major League All-Star Team (11- and 12-year-olds) won their first game of the all-star tournament 18-5 when they traveled to Brockway Monday night.
ST. MARYS â€“ The St. Marys American Legion Post 103 team hosted Wilcox for a doubleheader on Monday at Berwind Park, with the teams splitting the victories. St. Marys won the first game in a 12-0 shutout while Wilcox claimed an 11-6 victory in the second game.
The Ridgway American Legion baseball team lost 13-1 in five innings to Smethport in action Monday evening at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
Smethport scored six runs in the first inning and five runs in the fifth inning to help propel them to the victory.
KERSEY â€“ A large crowd came out to support the Smoke on the Mountain BBQ cook-off held over the weekend at the Fox Township Volunteer Fire Department in Kersey.
The cook-off began at 11 a.m. and Saturday afternoon featured a talent show featuring local youth.
WILCOX â€“Â Locked in a tight game Sunday night, the Wilcox American Legion baseball team loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth inning but came up empty while facing a one-run deficit against Fox Township.
Ben MacDonald wouldn't let his team make the same mistake twice.
With the bases loaded with two outs in the home half of the seventh, MacDonald smacked a Caleb Bennett offering into left center field to score pinch runner Jacob Zimmerman and Cole Peterson for the 4-3 walk-off come-from-behind win over Fox Township.
Brockway used a strong five-run first inning to propel themselves to an 8-3 victory over Ridgway Sunday evening at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
WILCOX â€“ It was a night for young stars to shine at Jones Township Community Park.
Led by a complete-game shutout by Neil MacDonald, Wilcox defeated Ridgway 8-0 in American Legion baseball action Friday night.
MacDonald allowed four hits, all singles, walked three and struck out five for Wilcox.
The Jolly Wranglers 4WD group is planning a dice run for Saturday, June 28 to benefit the Ridgway YMCA and their pool renovation project.
"This ride will take in many back country roads as well as a scenic ride by the river," said group member Kellie Mocik. "We plan to be all over and are hoping for nice weather."
Registration will be at Sandy Beach Recreational Park starting at 9 a.m. where the first roll will take place. The group plans to leave Sandy Beach by 10 a.m.
WJAC-TV's feature segment "Your Town," will be coming to Ridgway on Friday, June 27 where they will be doing a live broadcast on the courthouse lawn beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Ridgway will be the fifth town featured in the 10-part series as WJAC has already visited Johnstown, Altoona, DuBois and Brookville.