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March 29th, 2011

Ridgway baseball looking for success with senior-laden group

March 29, 2011

Ridgway baseball enters the new season with a senior-laden team ready to compete in District 9.
Ridgway started last season with an 8-3 record but faded in the second month of the season, finishing 4-5 in the final nine games. Ridgway lost in the first round of the playoffs to eventual District 9 champion Elk County Catholic.

Rams look for consistency with young team

March 29, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – For Johnsonburg head baseball coach Jeff Peterson, inconsistency was the difference between his squad being a good team rather than a great team.
“Inconsistency was our problem last year with the older kids,” coach Peterson said. “My older group was the group that I needed to rely on and I didn’t get a whole lot out of them except for maybe the pitching department a little bit.
“Other than that, I was pretty satisfied coming away at .500 last year because I really wasn’t expecting to do that well.”

Ridgway softball ready for new season with mix of youth, experience

March 29, 2011

Ridgway softball fields a junior-laden team in 2011 looking for more wins.
The Lady Elkers softball team had one win in 2010. Coach Gary Gerber II said he has a good mix of youth and experience.

Ramettes hope to build on solid 8-win season in 2011

March 29, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Coming off a banner year in which the Johnsonburg Ramettes tallied eight wins and advanced to the first round of the playoffs, second-year head coach Melissa Myers is looking for even more this time around.
“That was a big step for them and really built up their confidence, and I know the team is looking forward to getting back out there,” coach Myers said as her team last season even pulled off an upset over Curwensville. “We’re a young team but I’m looking at trying to get more than eight wins out of them.

Johnsonburg boys tennis filled with new faces entering upcoming season

March 29, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg boys tennis team enters this season with new faces including a new coach.
Gregg Dauber takes over as the boys tennis coach this season. Dauber is also the girls tennis coach for Johnsonburg. Dauber previously coached the boys team for seven years about a decade ago. He said the numbers are growing after only having three the first week.
“It was three the first week of practice,” Dauber said. “Now we have five kids that came out. A couple of them don’t have any experience but at least they came out and are trying it.”

Johnsonburg track and field looking strong for new season

March 29, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg track and field team heads into the new season with returning state qualifiers and improving younger athletes.
“We didn’t really lose too many seniors so we’re not really in a rebuilding year yet,” Johnsonburg coach Rene Timm said. “We’re still kind of picking up from where we were last year. We’re seeing a lot of improvement from kids that have been out the last couple years. Everyone just keeps getting better and better. We’ve got some new faces out too and some returning kids.”

Johnsonburg track and field looking strong for new season

March 29, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg track and field team heads into the new season with returning state qualifiers and improving younger athletes.
“We didn’t really lose too many seniors so we’re not really in a rebuilding year yet,” Johnsonburg coach Rene Timm said. “We’re still kind of picking up from where we were last year. We’re seeing a lot of improvement from kids that have been out the last couple years. Everyone just keeps getting better and better. We’ve got some new faces out too and some returning kids.”

Mary T. Zelehoski

March 29, 2011

Mary T. Zelehoski, 83, of Elk Towers, St. Marys, and formerly of Johnsonburg, died Monday morning, March 28, 2011 at Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a lengthy illness.
She was born Nov. 10, 1927, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Ambrose and Susan Auman Fledderman.
She married Chester L. Zelehoski on Aug. 12, 1947, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 10, 1966.
She resided in St. Marys for the past several years and had lived in Johnsonburg for over 50 years. She was a graduate of St. Marys High School, Class of 1945.

March 28th

Corabel Nelson Weissenfluh

March 28, 2011

Corabel Nelson Weissenfluh, 92, of 432 Kearsarge Ave., Ridgway, died Saturday morning, March 26, 2011, at her residence. She was born May 2, 1918 in Warren, daughter of the late Arnold C. and Agnes (Halberg) Nelson. She married Lyle E. Weissenfluh on Aug. 21, 1942; he preceded in her death on July 28, 1999.
She had resided in Ridgway for most of her life and was a member of the Faith United Church of Christ where she directed the choir for many years and was a teacher of piano. She moved to Ridgway in 1923 where she attended the public schools from which she graduated in 1935.

M. Jean Gigliotti

March 28, 2011

M. Jean Gigliotti, 82, of 101 North Mill St., Ridgway, and formerly of Wilcox, died Saturday morning, March 26, 2011 at the Elk Haven Nursing Home in St. Marys following a short illness.
She was born March 2, 1929, daughter of Raymond and Mary Anderson McConnell.
She married Robert Fowler on March 14, 1946 and he died in 2002. She married Natale Gigliotti and he died April 5, 1992.
She resided in Ridgway for three years and Allentown for 20 years. She attended Harding Jr. High School in Philadelphia.

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