May 6th, 2011
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusader baseball team used the one-hit pitching of Luke Daghir to advance to the finals of the Elk County Baseball Tournament with an 8-1 win over the Ridgway Elkers Friday at Berwind Park.
Elk Catholic takes on Johnsonburg today at noon for the tournament title.
Daghir gave up a single, walked one and struck out seven for Elk Catholic.
Josh Mitchell started on the mound for Ridgway, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up eight hits, walking five and striking out eight. Kevin Kilhoffer worked 1/3 of an inning of relief.
Other than back-to-back singles to start the top of the second inning, Elk County Catholic's pitching held the Lady Elkers' bats in check in a 14-0 five-inning game Friday in the first round of the Elk County Softball Tournament.
The Lady Crusaders exploded for 16 hits Friday afternoon in the opening game of the tournament and brought the entire lineup to bat in each of the first three innings. The recipe for success worked as ECC did not allow a Ridgway baserunner to score.
The Lady Dutch took advantage of timely hitting and a starting pitching performance that was at times overpowering in a 10-2 win Friday in the first round of the Elk County Softball Tournament.
St. Marys sent Rachel Ginther to the pitcher's circle and she responded to the challenge by striking out eight batters in three innings of work. Ginther allowed two hits, both infield singles, and another baserunner on an error, en route to the victory.
By the time Ginther was pulled, St. Marys already had an 8-0 lead after three innings.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Rams continued their pitching prowess Thursday with an effective troika on the hill to halt visiting Brockway, 7-0.
Starting pitcher Cole Peterson was complemented in relief by Mitchell Holmberg and Zac Luhr en route to the three-hit shutout.
Freshman Cameron Grumley had a career-day as he went 2-for-2, crossed the plate four times, brought in another two runs and nailed a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to put an exclamation point on the 7-0 win.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Ramettes finished Wednesday with a pair of wins over Kane at Knothole Area Recreational Park.
The Ramettes won 12-5 in the regularly scheduled game and finished a suspended game with a 16-2 win in five innings. The Ramettes led 12-2 coming into the fifth inning and scored four runs in the top of the fifth.
"The two wins helped us, I think our record is at 5-3," Johnsonburg coach Melissa Myers said. "With the weather being so bad and not being able to play, the girls were really looking forward to that."
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusaders picked up their eighth win of the season on Wednesday afternoon in frigid temperatures as they defeated the visiting DuBois Central Catholic Lady Cardinals by a 3-0 score.
Taylor Schlimm recorded her seventh shutout of the season as she went the distance in striking out 13, issuing no walks and giving up four hits.
Taylor Thomas took the loss for the DuBois Central girls as she gave up six hits, struck out two and issued five free passes.
Martha J. Eicher, 97, of Pinecrest Manor, passed away Sunday morning, May 1, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 26, 1913 in Ridgway, the daughter of Martin and Anna Johnson Johnson. She was predeceased by her husband Walter L. Eicher. Mrs. Eicher had lived in Ridgway all of her life. She was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She was a Registered Nurse in Ridgway and Elk County General Hospital, retiring in 1978.
Lola M. Haynes, 88, of Pinecrest Manor, passed away Monday, May 2, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Jan. 18, 1923, in Austin, the daughter of Harold and Delores Shepard Major. She married Lester E. Haynes, he predeceased her in October of 1958. Mrs. Haynes had been a Ridgway resident, since 1962. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of the choir. She was a member of the American Legion Auxillary. She had been employed as a housekeeper for the Bogart Hotel.
Ronald R. Bowley Sr., 77, of Maple Street, Johnsonburg, died early Monday, May 2, 2011, at the home of his granddaughter, Tracy Sherry-Burrows, in St. Marys after a short illness.
He was born Feb. 13, 1934, in Tidioute, son of the late Joseph and Pearl (McManigle) Bowley.
He married Christina M. (Machcoviak) on July 17, 1954, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 2000.
Bowley served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1955 during the Korean War.
Margaret Agnes Lussky, 94, of Jenks Street, Brookville, died Saturday, April 23, 2011 at Jefferson Manor in Brookville.
She was born on Feb. 16, 1917 in Byrnedale, daughter of the late James Oâ€™Neill and Agnes Oâ€™Donnell Oâ€™Neill.
On Feb. 3, 1940, in Waynesburg, she married Louis L. Lussky, who preceded her in death on Nov. 23, 1996.
In her younger years, she worked for the Produce Yards in Pittsburgh, and later as an office clerk for Matson Insurance Co. in Brookville.