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December 21st

Elkers down Port Allegany 61-38 to remain unbeaten

December 22, 2011

Ridgway gradually pulled away with the help of small spurts throughout the game as the Elkers remained undefeated with a 61-38 victory over Port Allegany in boys basketball action Wednesday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Gators (1-2) held with the Elkers (4-0) through the early section of the first quarter as the game was even at 9-all. Ridgway closed the opening quarter on a 6-0 run as a Tony Leithner basket was sandwiched in between two hoops from Eric Matheson.

Rams survive test against Smethport, eye holiday tourney

December 22, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – Despite a late rally from Smethport in the closing minutes of the game, unblemished Johnsonburg (4-0) closed out the visiting Hubbers, 55-49, and now shift their attention to next weekend's Elk County Holiday Basketball Tournament.
Nursing a 3-point lead down the stretch, Clay Schuler came up with a timely steal off Johnsonburg senior Kyle Sheldon and hit a layup on the other end to cut the deficit to one point at 48-47.

December 20th

Crusaders open D9 League with 45-38 win over Beavers

December 21, 2011

ST. MARYS – The Elk County Catholic Crusaders opened play in the District 9 League with a 45-38 victory over the DuBois Area Beavers at the ECCHS gym. This was also the home opener for the Crusaders.
The Crusaders were able to take a 19-9 lead at the half, then outscore the Beavers 18-10 in the third period to take a 37-19 lead in the final eight minutes of play. DuBois outscored Elk 19-8 in the fourth quarter, cutting Elk’s margin of victory to 45-38.
“It was a good win tonight,” said ECCHS coach Aaron Straub. “Obviously DuBois missed a lot of shots early.”

December 19th

Late rally dooms Johnsonburg against Cameron County

December 20, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The Ramettes (2-3) held a 6-point lead late in the third quarter Monday against Cameron County (4-1) but inconsistent rebounding and foul lead to their demise, 46-42, against the visiting Lady Red Raiders.
Johnsonburg had built a 6-point lead with 2:45 on the clock as junior Brittany Watts, who paced all scorers with 15 points, scored a layup for the Ramettes' largest lead of the night.

Ridgway falls to Smethport, 52-10

December 20, 2011

Ridgway girls basketball lost 52-10 to Smethport in action Monday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Lady Elkers were off to a slow start as Smethport scored the first 16 points of the game in the first quarter, the run capped by a Shannon Hughes 3-pointer with just more than two minutes left in the first half.
Ridgway broke the offensive drought with one minute left in the first quarter as Katie Oknefski hit a 2-point jump shot. Smethport led 18-2 at the end of the first quarter.

December 18th

Elkers takes second at Jamestown Tournament

December 19, 2011

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – Ridgway wrestling took second at the annual Jamestown Holiday Classic on Friday and Saturday.
Ridgway finished with a total of 163 team points and finished as the top team among Pennsylvania participants. Spencerport (N.Y.) was the overall winner with 216 points, the 14th time that school has won the event.

December 16th

Elkers rout Curwensville in AML South encounter, 60-21

December 17, 2011

After one quarter, Ridgway had the game in hand.
Curwensville was still searching for a basket.
Ridgway opened with a 29-0 lead after the first quarter and was not challenged in a 60-21 win over the Golden Tide Friday night in an AML South game at Ridgway Area High School.
"It's like going out and pitching a perfect game for one quarter," Allegretto said. "They did some good things defensively. I really challenged them. I wasn't real happy with our defense in the Smethport game with our starting five. They went out and tried to fix some things, I was real happy with it."

Rams use overpowering offensive attack to down Sheffield, 72-47

December 17, 2011

JOHNSONBURG – The undefeated Rams (3-0) used a strong first half Friday to fiend off a scrappy Sheffield team in a 72-47 victory.
Johnsonburg was fueled by a quintet of stars who combined for 56 points on the night. Johnsonburg junior Quinn Luhr paced all scorers with 18 points; he was followed by sophomores Cole Peterson and Cameron Grumley, who finished with 14 and 13 points, respectively, and junior Kyle Sheldon, who contributed 11 points to the cause.

December 15th

Lady Elkers fall to Lady Gators

December 16, 2011

Ridgway girls basketball lost 54-9 to Port Allegany Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The Lady Gators led throughout in the victory. Port Allegany led 11-0 in the first 4:30 of the game before Kiki Woodford had a 2-point field goal to break the Ridgway drought. Jenni Thomas had a 2-pointer with 1:15 left in the first quarter as Port Allegany took a 20-4 lead into the second quarter.
Thomas contributed with another jumper just over a minute into the second quarter and Taylor Roseto made a free throw. The Lady Gators led 32-6 at the half.

December 14th

Pirates manager Hurdle assesses off-season moves

December 15, 2011

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle saw the needs of the team after his first season in 2011.
This off-season he and ownership are addressing them.
Hurdle spoke about the Pirates off-season as he and starting pitcher James McDonald, relief pitcher Daniel McCutchen and broadcaster John Wehner stopped at WDDH 97.5 The Hound with Dennis D. Heindl and Rose Heindl as a part of the Pirates Caravan on Wednesday.

JOHNSONBURG – In the second quarter, Coudersport couldn't hang on to the ball and had the game slip...
JOHNSONBURG – In the second quarter, Coudersport couldn't hang on to the ball and had the game slip...
JOHNSONBURG – Despite an early one-set deficit, the Johnsonburg Ramettes roared back Thursday...