Archive - Nov 2011 - Sports Article
LAWRENCE TWP. â€“Â Numbers were down at the Lawrence Township Fire Hall bear check station this weekend compared to in past years when the check station was operated at S.B. Elliott State Park. The check station was relocated to the fire hall, which is located in Clearfield County, this year. In 2010, a total of 101 bears were processed at the station after being harvested on opening day; however, this year only 64 bears were brought to the site on Saturday, followed by three more on Sunday.
The Ridgway Lady Elker volleyball team celebrated its 2011 season with a banquet Thursday night at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
Varsity head coach Janet Redmond welcomed everyone and expressed appreciation to the coaching staff which consists of Kayleen Ford, Chris Woodford and Dan Healy, a newcomer to the staff this season. She also recognized the booster club with the members being Woodford, Mike and Carol Ames and Keith and Debbie Oknefski along with parents who helped at the concession stand.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Teammates, family, friends and coaches gathered Thursday for a banquet to close out the Johnsonburg Ramettes' 2011 volleyball season.
"When we started the season, I really wasn't sure how we were going to end up," said Johnsonburg head girls varsity volleyball coach Bill Shuey said. "I didn't know what our record would be and after the Union tournament and a slow start, we did end up playing some volleyball later in the day and we actually took second to Elk County Catholic."
CLARION â€“Â The Elk County Catholic Crusader football squad saw their season come to an end on Friday evening as the team fell to the Clarion Bobcats 22-20 in the opening round of the Class A District 9 playoffs. The Crusaders dominated the first half of the game, leading 20-0 at halftime before allowing the Bobcats to score 22 unanswered points during their second-half rally.
Elk County Catholic High School held its annual Fall Athletic Awards program on Wednesday evening in the high school auditorium to honor the school's numerous fall sports athletes.
According to Athletic Director Aaron Straub, 189 of the 272 students in grades 9-12 at ECC participated in a fall sport this year. Along with this, there were also numerous 7th and 8th grade students from the St. Marys Catholic Middle School who also contributed to the success of the school's sports teams this fall.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg soccer celebrated its season with a banquet at Johnsonburg Area Elementary School Sunday afternoon.
The Rams finished with a 2-16 record this season, scoring 20 goals and allowing 66 goals. The goals allowed total ended up being 10 less than last season.
Kyle Sheldon led the Rams with 11 goals this season. Luke Shreffler had four and Caleb Hefright had two. Zebb Zilcosky, Tommy Imbrogno and Devon Zilcoski each had one. Sheldon has 24 career goals and head coach Lance Rezmerski said that mark would be good for a mark of fourth place.
STRATTANVILLE â€“ The Ridgway football team will go out on a winning note after a 35-0 victory over Clarion-Limestone Friday night at Clarion-Limestone High School.
The Elkers (6-4) built a 28-0 lead at halftime as the defense forced six turnovers from the Clarion-Limestone offense.
"The kids knew what was at stake here," Ridgway coach Mark Heindl said. "They wanted that winning record going in at 6-4 to end the year. These seniors went out in their final games and not only did they go 6-4 but they went out on a win and paved the way for the younger guys coming up through."
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams (0-10) were locked in a heated battle late in the second quarter Friday night against visiting Keystone (3-7) before a string of miscues sent the Rams reeling in a 35-6 loss.
Down 7-0, Johnsonburg came up with a huge fumble recovery after a turnover on downs to set up shop at the Keystone 3-yard line late in the first half.
COUDERSPORT â€“ After a nervous start, Ridgway volleyball had an exhilarating finish to earn a trip to the District Final Four.
Ridgway won 3-1 (14-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-23) over Coudersport in the District 9 Class A volleyball quarterfinals Thursday night at Coudersport High School to become one of the last four teams remaining in the district.
The Lady Elkers now will play Saturday in the Final Four at St. Marys Area High School in pool play. Port Allegany, Clarion and A-C Valley are the other three teams to join the Lady Elkers.
PORT ALLEGANY â€“ Johnsonburg made things interesting with a close first set but were never able to fully regroup in a 3-0 (26-24, 25-13, 25-20) loss Thursday night at No. 1 seed Port Allegany.
â€śWe didnâ€™t really pass well but I thought we were really one hit away from winning that first game but then the second game, our composure went away a little bit,â€ť said Johnsonburg head varsity volleyball coach Bill Shuey. â€śYou canâ€™t win this game if you canâ€™t pass the ball.
â€śI donâ€™t think Port Allegany did anything differently to us, I just think we made a few mistakes.â€ť