JOHNSONBURG â€“ The monkey is finally off Mike Zilkofski's back.
Now in his eighth season as head coach of the Johnsonburg girls varsity basketball team, Zilkofski was on the winning side against Elk County Catholic for the first time in his career after Wednesday night's 47-44 victory in Johnsonburg.
The Johnsonburg Rams spoiled the season opener for the Elk County Catholic Crusader basketball team with a 47-37 victory Tuesday night at the ECCHS gym.
The Rams were able to take advantage of two runs in the first quarter which moved them out to a 14-6 lead after the first eight minutes of play.
After the Crusaders had taken the early 4-0 lead, the Rams came back on a 8-0 run to make the score 8-4. They outscored Elk 6-2 the rest of the quarter making the score 14-6.
"Johnsonburg has a good team and they are well-coached," said ECCHS coach Aaron Straub.
Ridgway girls basketball lost 48-2 to DuBois Central Catholic Tuesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Lady Elkers struggled offensively and got their only two points of the game in the fourth quarter with 4:27 remaining as Sierra Kos drained two free throws.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Needing bonus points all throughout the night along with a little help after forfeiting three upper weights, the Johnsonburg Rams managed to start their dual meet season off on the right foot in a 37-36 win over Cameron County.
The match was decided on a tiebreaker which went all the way down to "Criteria H," which grants the victory to the team that has the "greater number of first points in each match." Cumulatively, the Rams scored four first-point takedowns for eight points while the Red Raiders notched three first-point takedowns for six points.
JAMES CITY â€“ The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) heard adamant opposition Tuesday against a proposed "injection well" for the disposal of drilling fluids.
The EPA held a public hearing at the Highland Township Fire Hall in James City to gather input on a permit application from Seneca Resources to convert a low-producer well on Lamont Road to an "injection well."
A 12-member jury comprised of Elk County residents was selected Monday to serve in the upcoming trial of a Johnsonburg man on drug charges filed in the wake of a search warrant executed at his Second Avenue home in which police reportedly uncovered 638 marijuana plants growing inside.
ST MARYS - A former employee of the Walmart Supercenter in Fox Township charged with stealing $20,000 from the store over a two-year period was in District Court Tuesday, where she waived her preliminary hearing on charges of theft by unlawful taking of moveable property, a third-degree felony.
Seeking to utilize their newly-renovated social hall and kitchen while helping to build a better sense of community within the parish, St. Leo Magnus Roman Catholic Church pastor Brian Vossler recently unveiled a plan to hold a fish fry event on the second Friday of each month beginning in January.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Pennsylvania's new Land Bank law has caught the attention of the Borough of Johnsonburg.
On Oct. 24, Governor Tom Corbett signed House Bill 1682, now known as the Land Bank Act, into law. The new legislation is designed to act as a legal tool for municipalities in Pennsylvania to combat blighted and tax delinquent properties.
Helene Mastrogiacomo, 80, of Cushing Avenue, Johnsonburg, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at the home of her daughter after a short illness.
She was born July 8, 1932 in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Twaddle) Tracy.
She lived in Brooklyn and Long Island until 1975 when she moved to Matamoros, Pa., and spent the past five years in Johnsonburg. She was a banker whose employment included Manufacturers Hanover and Chase Manhattan.