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December 9th

Rams down DuBois Central Catholic at Cardinal Classic

December 10, 2012

DuBOIS – It turned out to be a perfect weekend for Johnsonburg boys basketball at the Cardinal Classic.
Johnsonburg would win both of their games at the Classic, culminating the weekend with a 70-33 victory over host DuBois Central Catholic Saturday night at DuBois Central Catholic High School.
Johnsonburg won 60-45 over North Catholic Friday night in the season opener at DCC.

Ridgway edged by North Catholic in overtime

December 10, 2012

DuBOIS – At the season's onset, Ridgway senior point guard Jesse Reynolds had the added responsibility placed upon him of leading the scoring load.
After Saturday's game against North Catholic, he showed he can handle that and then some.
Reynolds led the Elkers with 35 points and nearly carried Ridgway to overtime singlehandedly before a late field goal gave North Catholic a 60-58 overtime win over Ridgway Saturday night at the Cardinal Classic hosted by DuBois Central Catholic High School.

Krieg will keep sheriff's office open

December 9, 2012

With the Elk County sheriff's department reportedly facing a projected budget deficit of approximately $9,000 and the board of commissioners unwilling to cover the monetary figure, sheriff Jeffrey C. Krieg said Sunday night that he, along with chief deputy Theresa Merritt, will be working "until all this is settled."

December 7th

Ramettes win season opener over St. Marys

December 8, 2012

JOHNSONBURG – Johnsonburg girls basketball won 46-41 over St. Marys Friday night at Johnsonburg Area High School in the season opener for both teams.
"It was an ugly win for as many turnovers as we had," Johnsonburg coach Mike Zilkofski said. "They were just out of sync. I practiced breaking the press all week and it was just out of sync. We threw the ball around."

Sheriff's department shut down; sues county

December 8, 2012

Starting today, the Elk County sheriff's department will be shut down until possibly the end of the calendar year as ordered by the county's board of commissioners.

None injured in truck accident on Route 66

December 8, 2012

RUSSELL CITY – Miraculously, no one was injured Friday morning when a box truck collided with a trailer hauling a crane on Route 66 just west of Russell City in Elk County.

December 6th

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.”

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