October 12th, 2014
Ridgway boys golf won the AML championship for the third straight time as the Elkers defeated Brookville 399-444 Saturday afternoon in an 18-hole match at Laurel Mill Golf Club.
Josh Roselli of Ridgway was the overall medalist with 73. Nate Burgeson finished with a 77 and TJ Schlimm followed with an 80. Mitchell Stark finished with an 83 and Mike Sorge carded an 86 to round out the top five.
Nick Simon finished with an 89 and Ben Ames had a 91 for Ridgway. Cory Oknefski had a 94 for the Elkers.
The Elk County Catholic Crusaders scored 15 fourth quarter points Saturday afternoon to come from behind to beat the Northern Cambria Colts by a 24-20 score at Dutch Country Stadium.
The important points came with 1:22 left in the contest when Noah Werner scored on a four-yard run and Kyle Huff added the PAT making the score 24-20.
"This was a team victory," said ECCHS coach Tony Gerg. "It was a huge win because it assured us of a winning season after going 0-9."
ST. MARYS â€“ Jeff Beimel, an engineer from St. Marys, tried his hand at being a farmer when he set out to grow a giant pumpkin that he would be able to enter into an annual competition for giant pumpkins in Altoona.
This year, Beimel was able to fulfill his goal after he grew a pumpkin large enough to enter into the competition in just his second year attempting to do so.
On Saturday, Oct. 4, Beimel, his pumpkin and multiple members of "Team Beimel" traveled to Altoona to have the pumpkin weighed at the Pennsylvania Giant Pumpkin Growers Association's annual weigh-in.
At critical moments in the second half, Brockway couldn't hang on to the ball.
Ridgway pounced on the Rovers' mistakes and pounced on the victory.
Ridgway forced three second-half turnovers, two in the Elkers' red zone, en route to a 28-14 win over AML South foe Brockway Friday night at Memorial Field in Johnsonburg.
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Thomas Pontzer announces that he is excited with the addition of a completely new business now utilizing one half of his downstairs main floor commercial space. 3 Geek Computers, LLC is now open at Pontzer's PEP Products place in the center of Main Street.
The owners, who each have vast experience in all the aspects of the computer business are Steve Latcovich of Ridgway, and Mike Mertz and Thomas Schreiber, both of St. Marys.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Area Elementary School will receive 12 unit ventilators after the school board unanimously approved the purchase of the ventilators from Stallion Mechanical for a total cost of $40,459.
Ten unit ventilators will be purchased and installed in the elementary school hallways while the other two will be purchased and installed in the elementary school lobby.
Ridgway boys golf won the Elk County Boys Golf Tournament held Thursday afternoon at Bavarian Hills Golf Course.
It was the third straight year the Elkers won the county tournament.
Elk County Catholic boys soccer took advantage of a pair of chances and were able to take a 2-0 victory from Ridgway Thursday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
"I feel we played well against Ridgway," Elk County Catholic coach T.J. Weaver said. "They're a good opponent. They're going to do well in the playoffs. I'm pleased with the way we played. I'm looking forward to Senior Night next Monday which is always good for the kids at home against Smethport."
Ridgway boys golf won 199-208 over Elk County Catholic in a match held Wednesday afternoon at Leaning Pines Golf Course.
Mitchell Stark of Ridgway was the overall medalist for the Elkers with a 36. Josh Roselli finished with a 38 and TJ Schlimm carded a 40 for Ridgway. Nick Simon carded a 41 and Cory Oknefski rounded out the top five for Ridgway with a 44.