Archive - 2011 - Sports Article
ST. MARYS â€“ The Elk County Catholic Crusaders picked up a 34-0 Homecoming victory over the Johnsonburg Rams on Friday evening in a game played at Dutch Country Stadium in St. Marys.
"It was a good team effort and a good Homecoming win," said ECC coach Travis Skrzypek. "This was a trap game. We had a nice game last week coming into this one. It was hard keeping their (the team's) focus a little bit."
Ridgway girls soccer used a late goal to propel the Lady Elkers to a 3-2 victory over Elk County Catholic Thursday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School.
â€śECC played an awesome game,â€ť Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena said. â€śTheyâ€™re a different team from the last time we played them. They had a great game plan for us. I wonâ€™t take anything away from ECC, theyâ€™re a great program, with a great coaching staff. They were ready for us. Our girls always step up to that challenge. They always raise their level of play, they know what they can do and then weâ€™re on the winning side.â€ť
JOHNSONBURG â€“ The Ramettes were lackadaisical in the first set Thursday night but regrouped in time for a three-set win (25-22, 25-22, 25-21) over visiting Punxsutawney.
Johnsonburg was down by as much as eight points in the first set at 16-8 before making a turnaround to take control of the opening stanza. A kill from Chelsea Benson cut the lead to 18-15 and a Katie Galsick kill tied it at 18-all. The teams traded points to a 22-21 Punxsy lead before the Ramettes showed up.
Ridgway volleyball remained undefeated with a smooth 3-0 (25-12, 25-16, 25-13) victory over Curwensville Thursday night at Ridgway Area High School.
The two teams were tied at 6-all before an 11-1 run gave Ridgway the separation needed to handily take the first. Ridgway had scored six straight to start the run as Erica Thorwart served two aces and Nicole Breier had three kills. Jenna Hoffman had a kill at 15-7 and Katie Oknefski had one at 17-7. Ridgway took the first set 25-12.
Ridgway girls golf had a team score of 247 in its home finale Tuesday at Laurel Mill Golf Course.
Senior Brittanei Neubert led the Lady Elkers with a 55. Selena Scarnati had a 58 and Sierra Kos carded a 62. Christine Schauer finished at 72 and Sarah Szczotka finished at 78.
Shannon Truesdale led DuBois with a 51. Corey Pruzinsky was second at 55. Kelly Nowak had a 67 and Katie DeAngelo finished at 70.
Punxsutawney had the lowest score of the six-team field, finishing with a 222.
Truesdale of DuBois was the medalist with her score of 51.
JOHNSONBURG â€“ Johnsonburg volleyball won 3-1 (25-21, 25-16, 20-25, 25-15) over Elk County Catholic Tuesday night at Johnsonburg Area High School.
"It's a good win for the girls against a good team," Johnsonburg coach Bill Shuey said. "They hustled and they played hard. We seemed to be jelling as a team. We still have some things that we have to fix. All in all, they played hard. We minimized our mistakes.
Using timely passing and 29 kills out of 39 attempts, Ridgway improved to 8-0 Tuesday night with a 3-0 (25-12, 25-10, 25-11) victory over Sheffield.
The Lady Elkers overwhelmed the opposition Tuesday night as they only faced three deficits in the three-set victory; Along with 16 aces on the night, the home team made only four errors as Sheffield averaged just 11 points per set.
BRADFORD â€“ The Johnsonburg Rams Golf Team placedÂ second in theÂ District 9 Championships at Pine Acres Country Club.
The team of Calvin Christoff, Cameron Grumley, Luke Shreffler, and J.P. Allegretto carded a teamÂ total of 336 to claim runner-up honors; defeating the Bradford Owls byÂ two strokes, but falling short of team champion Punxsutawney, who shot a 332. Only nine of theÂ 24Â schools competing in theÂ District Championships qualified for the team portion of the competition, including Ridgway and Elk County Catholic.Â
Ridgway girls soccer used a second-half goal for the difference in a 3-2 win over St. Marys Monday afternoon at Francis S. Grandinetti Elementary School in Ridgway.
â€śI knew coming in this was going to be a hard game,â€ť Ridgway coach Greg Maddalena said. â€śItâ€™s the third time weâ€™ve seen them. I told the girls itâ€™s going to be an 80-minute game. They (St. Marys) made some adjustments, theyâ€™re not a bad team at all, theyâ€™re a very good team. They played well. We just have to step up to that challenge and raise our level, play as a team and weâ€™ll come out winners.â€ť
PORT ALLEGANY â€“ With under one minute remaining in regulation and the seconds quickly ticking away in the fourth quarter of Saturday afternoonâ€™s football game, the Elk County Catholic Crusaders faced fourth-and-goal at Port Alleganyâ€™s one-yard-line with the score tied at 19-all. Two possessions earlier the team had been in a similar scenario, driving all the way to the Gatorâ€™s three-yard-line before being shut down by Portâ€™s defense and turning the ball over on downs.