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March 31st

Johnsonburg track and field splits against Oswayo Valley

March 31, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Johnsonburg track and field team opened the season against Oswayo Valley Tuesday at Johnsonburg Area High School.
Johnsonburg won in the girls’ events by a team score of 80-66. Oswayo Valley won 87-46 in the boys’ events.
In the girls’ events, Chelsea Benson of Johnsonburg won the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.5. Teammate Carissa Imdorf was second with a 19.57 and Tracey Ecklund was third at 20.59.
In the javelin, Kiesha Dornish of Johnsonburg won with a mark of 116-11 1/4. Cody Anderson was second with a 93-0.

March 30th

Weitzel named PSAC West Player of the Week

March 30, 2011

LOCK HAVEN – Clarion junior shortstop Jerico Weitzel (Ridgway/Ridgway) is the PSAC West baseball Player of the Week after helping the Golden Eagles split a pair of games against Mercyhurst Saturday.
Weitzel, who is hitting .293 on the season, hit .625 (5-for-8) with three runs scored and four RBIs in the doubleheader while also stealing a pair of bases in as many tries.
Playing a key role in Clarion’s 11-8 eight-inning, second-game win, Weitzel was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBIs. He had a key RBI single and scored a run in a four-run eighth inning that gave Clarion the win.

Crusaders open tennis season with 8-1 win over Johnsonburg

March 30, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders opened the 2011 tennis season on Tuesday afternoon with an 8 to 1 victory over the Johnsonburg Area High Rams in a match played at Benzinger and Memorial Parks.
"This was a good start to the season," said ECCHS Head Coach Nick Caggiano. "We definitely wanted to come on strong and I believe we accomplished that. In singles, Ben and Jarid played strong tennis and imposed their game well. They were patient when they had to be and aggressive when they had to be."

Punxsy squads sweep ECC teams in season opener

March 30, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic track and field teams opened their season Tuesday by hosting the Punxsutawney squads.
The Punxsy team swept the Elk Catholic squads. The Chucks beat the Crusaders 82-68 while the Lady Chucks edged the Lady Crusaders 76.5 to 73.5.
“We had a good opening meet today,” said ECCHS coach John Schneider.

March 29th

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.”

Casey Woodford serves during Ridgway volleyball practice earlier this week.
The Lady Dutch had their second match of the season Tuesday at the St. Marys Area High School...
The Elk County Catholic Lady Crusader tennis team picked up their first win of the season Tuesday...



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