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March 14th, 2011

Bush finishes eighth at 119 pounds, earns second PIAA medal

March 14, 2011

HERSHEY – Corey Bush of Ridgway finished eighth at 119 pounds at the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships which concluded Saturday at Giant Center in Hershey.
“My goal was to finish higher, but a medal is pretty good,” Bush said.
It is Bush’s second state medal after a fourth-place finish last year at 103 pounds.
“It’s rare to get two and still have a shot at another one next year,” Gerber said. “I told him, 'Let’s do this again next season and finish higher up the podium.' It’s well within his reach and he works hard, I think it can happen.”

Elk County Catholic advances with 58-49 win over Serra Catholic

March 14, 2011

CLARION – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders advanced to the second round of the PIAA Class A Tournament with a 58-49 victory over the Serra Catholic Eagles Friday night at Clarion University’s Waldo Tippin Gymnasium.
The Crusaders will meet Lincoln Park Charter on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Clarion University. Lincoln Park defeated West Middlesex by a 70-35 score.
In last night’s game, the Crusaders used an 8-2 run late in the third period and outscored the Eagles 21-13 in the fourth quarter to record their victory.

Bishop Guilfoyle defeats Lady Crusaders 36-19

March 14, 2011

ALTOONA – The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders' season came to on end on Saturday afternoon at the Altoona Area High School gym, as they were defeated in the opening round of the girls' PIAA Class A State Championship tournament by two-time defending state champion Bishop Guilfoyle. The Lady Marauders handed the Lady Crusaders a 36-19 loss in that opening-round game.

March 12th

Bush guaranteed state medal, Wolfe rounds out tournament

March 12, 2011

HERSHEY – Ridgway wrestler Corey Bush has guaranteed himself a state medal after action Friday at the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships while Johnsonburg’s Jesse Wolfe goes home with a 1-2 finish.
Bush faces off against Nate Giorgio of Schulykill Valley in the seventh-place bout Saturday as that round begins at 12:30 p.m.

March 11th

Maude Helen Wilson

March 11, 2011

Maude Helen Wilson, 73, of 78 Spring Brook Dr., Ridgway, died Wednesday evening, March 9, 2011 at UPMC-Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 19, 1937 in Ridgway, daughter of the late Theodore R. and Hazel A. (Sherman) Salberg.
She married Marshall E. Wilson on March 17, 1956, who survives.

Robert J. "Bobby" Rupprecht

March 11, 2011

Robert J. "Bobby" Rupprecht, 79, of Ridgway, died peacefully Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn.
He was born in St. Marys, the son of the late Aloysius (Alois) and Mary Rupprecht. He married Sheila Rupprecht, who survives.
He lived many years in the greater Fairfield, Conn. area prior to moving back to Pennsylvania. He was a retired employee of Norwalk Powdered Metals.

March 8th

Florence L. Steis

March 8, 2011

Florence L. Steis, 88, of Miamisburg, Ohio, died Friday, March 4, 2011 at her residence under the care of Hospice of Dayton.
She was born Sept. 12, 1922 in Brandy Camp, the daughter of Gelindo and Julia Castina Benigni.
She was a former resident of Brandy Camp and Coraopolis.

Thomas Alvin Terwilliger

March 8, 2011

Thomas Alvin Terwilliger, 82, of 19 Hiram St., Brookville, died Friday, March 4, 2011 at the Veterans Hospital in Oakland.
He was born December 5, 1928 in Cadogan Township, son of the late Homer and Mildred Bortz Terwilliger.
He had made his home with Judith Baumgratz for many years. She preceded him in death in 1997.
He was Methodist by faith and enjoyed hunting, camping and especially fishing as well as spending time with his family.
He had been employed at Stackpole Carbon as a die setter. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served during the Korean War.

March 7th

Ridgway, Johnsonburg each advance wrestler to states

March 7, 2011

SHARON – Corey Bush of Ridgway and Jesse Wolfe of Johnsonburg both finished third in their respective weight classes to advance to the PIAA Individual Wrestling Championships in Hershey after the Northwest Regional Championships Saturday at Sharon High School.
Bush (119) finished it off with a 2-0 win the third-place match against Karl Lightner of Smethport. Bush scored with two back points in the third period en route to the 2-1 win.

Skraba earns 100th career win at regionals

March 7, 2011

SHARON – Ridgway senior D.J. Skraba reached the 100-win mark at the Northwest Regional Championships last weekend at Sharon High School.
Skraba came into the tournament at 99 wins but lost in the quarterfinals. He then took his 100th win in the first round of consolations with a 4-0 decision over Josh Lewis of Youngsville.
“I would have rather gotten it in the first match, then I came back and won the next two,” Skraba said.

Ridgway boys golf won the team season opener 195-246 over Kane Tuesday afternoon on a hot afternoon...
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Current Ridgway golfer Josh Roselli, representing Laurel Mill Golf Club, finished as the runner-up...